Ground Rules 2016
Minor League shall be governed by Little League Rules and the General Ground Rules except for the following approved rules:
All players must bat once and play 3 consecutive defensive outs in the game. PENALTY: The player(s) involved shall start the next scheduled game and play no less than the mandatory time required plus the play time missed in the original game before being eligible to be removed from the game.
1. All Minor League players must attend tryouts each year in order to play Spring Branch American Little League unless otherwise accepted into the League by the Board of Directors.
2. All minor league teams will be drafted subsequent to Major draft.
3.The penalty for a minor league player refusing to play on a major team league team (Rule VIII, Minor Leagues of the Little League Rule Book) Said player is frozen in the minors for the remainder of the season.
4. No inning will start after one hour thirty minutes from scheduled start time. If an inning is in progress, it will be completed.
5. Any manager or coach who violates or encourages violation of any of the special Rules, including but not limited to rule (D) 5, shall be subject to such discipline, including removal, as determined by the Board of Directors.
6.Balks will not be called, but it is suggested that a balk should be brought to the manager’s attention to assist the player in his future play and development.
7.The number of managers or coaches in the dugout will be three.
8.Vacancies shall be filled from the player agent’s list of late registrants.
9.The player agent will determine team roster size.
10.An official game is two innings or one and one-half innings if the home team is ahead.
11.Five run rule limit per inning. (When the total runs scored as a result of an over the fence Home Run exceeds the five run limit, all run will count with the maximum of eight runs.)
12.No headfirst sliding period. Runner is out
13.No on deck batting (Players are not allowed to handle bats until their time to bat.)
14.No fake bunting, but bunting is strongly encouraged.
15.The 10 Year old Tournament Team Manager will be the winner of the Minor League division.
16.Twelve year olds are not allowed to pitch.
17.Batters must not throw (sling) a bat when they are near or in the batters box.The team will receive a warning. After that at the discrestion of the umpire it may be called a dead ball out which the batter will be called out and runners will return to their previous base.