FOSTER CITY LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
JUNIORS DIVISION RULES
Following are the local rules for the Juniors (Silver) Division of Foster City Little League Baseball. A full explanation of all the rules can be found in the Official Regulations and Playing Rules of Little League Baseball.
2.0 Safety and Equipment
All male players must be properly equipped with an athletic supporter and cup.
Catchers must wear a mask with throat protector, and catchers helmet during practice, pitcher warm-up and games.
No Adult can catch infield pregame or during the game to warm up the pitcher. Only a player is allowed to catch and they MUST wear a catchers mask with a throat protector at all times.
No one except eligible players in uniform, managers and not more than two coaches shall occupy the bench or dugout area.
For safety bat boys and bat girls are not permitted.
The batter, all base runners and players acting as coaches, must wear helmets at all times.
There will be no on-deck circle. Players may not take warm-up swings either inside or outside the dugout.
There shall be no head-first sliding to a base a runner is attempting to reach. A player is allowed to slide head first back to the base he already legally gained possession of. Example: A runner on first may not slide head first into second on a ground ball. He may, however, dive head first back to first base on a line drive in an attempt not to be put out.
If a batter throws a bat, he/she will receive a warning on the first occasion. On the second occasion it will be an immediate dead ball out and the manager will be notified that the player may not bat for the balance of the game, but may play in the field.
The umpire’s judgment shall be final. No appeals shall be allowed, and no explanation of the judgment shall be necessary. Managers and coaches are expected to refrain from delaying the game by questioning the judgment of the call.
4.0 Regular Season and Playoffs Schedule
Pre-season games will not count towards the standings. Each team will then play all other teams three times during the regular season (15 games). There will be two games per week (1 weekday and 1 Saturday). There will be a double elimination championship tournament at the end of the season.
5.0 Game Lengths
Games are six (6) innings long. If a game is shortened for weather or darkness etc. it is a regulation game if 4 innings have been completed, or if the home team is ahead after 3 and ½ innings. If a game is called before it has become a regulation game and 1 or more innings have been played, it shall be resumed exactly where it left off. For all regular season Saturday games, including the last game of the day, no inning may start after 105 minutes (1 hour, 45 minutes).
6.0 Minimum Play
All Players available for the game will bat in continuous order. Each player on the team must play a minimum of three innings per game (only two innings are required in a shortened game). If a player does not complete minimum play, that player must then start the next scheduled game, fulfill the playing obligation from the last game and at least the minimum play for the current game before being taken out. Violation of the minimum play rules will result in a warning, then a possible suspension of the manager by the League’s Board of Directors.