Big League Baseball
Big League Softball
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Rules and Regulations for all Divisions
(APPLIES TO ALL DIVISIONS)
Home team (or host league) will be
responsible for preparing the fields before the game. Setup includes:
all bases and backstop pads.
field for holes and other hazards.
drag the infield to create a level playing surface.
(DO NOT pull the drags or infield mix into the turf areas.)
the batters boxes, coach boxes, pitcher circle (softball), and foul
lines up to the grass line.
down the field as needed.
an official scorekeeper (minor league and above)
away chalkers and batter box templates.
away water hoses and rakes.
Visiting team (or host
league) will be responsible for
putting away the field equipment if last game, including:
away bases in the equipment room or equipment box.
away backstop pads.
and level batters boxes, around the bases,
around the pitching rubber, and any bad spots in the infield. The purpose for this is so the
field will pack to a better condition when it rains or the sprinklers
come on during the night or the next day.
All equipment (hoses,
rakes, bases, etc.) removed from the equipment shed or equipment box
should be returned and placed in a neat and orderly position upon
completion of use.
encourage parents to help with the field setup and cleanup so the managers
and coaches can spend more time working with the players.
Both teams are
responsible for cleaning out their dugouts after each game.
Both teams are responsible for cleaning up around their bleacher
Notes: Do not
allow players to hit or throw against any of the fences in the parks. Over
time, this causes extensive damage to the chain link fencing. A
batting shield can be purchased at a sports store for less cost than
replacing the fencing.
Managers and parents, keep an eye on
the fielders during games and practice to make sure they don't dig holes
in the field.
Fields should not be used when saturated by rain or
over irrigation. Damage
to the field may force the County to close the field for repairs and may
result in the loss of field use privileges.
If an umpire is not scheduled for a game or
scheduled umpires no show, the home team will provide a plate umpire and
the visiting team will provide a field umpire. Only
volunteer umpires will be utilized in league games. Plate
umpires can take a position behind the pitcher instead of behind the
plate. Rule 9.03(a)
Reminder: All catchers must wear a mask,
“dangling” type throat protector and catcher’s helmet during
infield/outfield practice, pitcher warm-up and games. (Rule
County Park personnel spend much of their
time cleaning trash around fields and bleachers leaving them less time for
important duties such as caring and preparation of our fields and
facilities. Let's do our absolute best to keep the park clean.
smoke. Please utilize the standing containers that are set at the park
specifically for cigarette butts. This is a request from the Pima County
Parks and Recreation Department.
use of tobacco and alcoholic beverages in any form is prohibited on the
playing field, benches or dugouts. Regulation XIV(e) at
anytime during games and practices.
The objective of the Local League shall be to
implant firmly in the children of the community the ideals of good
sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority,
so that they may be well adjusted, stronger and happier children and
will grow to be good, decent, healthy and trustworthy citizens.
Thornydale Little League encourages its managers &
1) Reflect an understanding of good sportsmanship;
2) Show and lead by example;
3) Respect opposing players, coaches, and the
judgment/authority of umpires.
The players should always strive to do their best at all
times. The players & coaches should be disciplined, while
working together as a team. (Remember, there is no " I "
in T E A M).
Parental participation is highly encouraged. Volunteer your
time to help not just managers, coaches, & board members, but
most importantly, your child. Help develop not just their baseball
skills, but their citizenship qualities as well.