Let us know if you have resources that could be
helpful to share with others and we'll add them here.
Managers can use this sample self evaluation form
to learn more about new players. It's in MS Word so you can change
it to fit your needs.
Here are some tips for basic bunt defense
from the old MyTeam.com.
This is a sample lineup planning sheet
for managers. Use it to make notes on where you want to place
players during the game.
Determining the lineup.
This lineup chart was originally from MyTeam.com. It's in MS Word
format, so you can change it to fit your needs.
Here are a few rule clarifications found
Check the following links for more.
CHECK SWING RULE
"He broke his wrists", "The bat went past the front of the
plate”, “The first base umpire saw the tip of the bat."
Many people believe these statements are written in the rules or are
written as official interpretations of a strike. THEY ARE NOT. A
strike by definition is "a pitch that is struck at by the batter and
is missed." It is purely a judgment made by the umpire as to whether
the batter "struck at" the pitch. Breaking the wrists or the bat
moving beyond the front of the plate or the batter's body, are factors
that the umpire may use to make the judgment. Factors is all they are; not
definitions. It is not automatically a strike when a batter holds
the bat over the plate preparing to bunt and does not pull it back when
the pitch goes by. The same judgment applies. Did the batter "strike
at" the pitch? It is not automatically a strike when a batter
is ducking an inside pitch and he spins around and the bat crosses the
plate. The umpire must judge if he was avoiding the pitch or striking at
(See Rule 2.00, STRIKE)
There is nothing foul about a foul-tip. If the ball nicks the bat and goes
sharp and direct to the catcher's hand or glove and is caught, this is a
foul-tip by definition. A foul-tip is a strike and the ball is
alive. It is the same as a swing-and-miss. If the ball is not
caught, it is a foul ball. If the nicked pitch first hits the catcher
somewhere other than the hand or glove, it is not a foul-tip, it is a foul
ball. People often ask why the batter is out if they foul tip on
the third strike. Answer: Per the definition, any foul tip
is a strike. What happens
when you get three strikes?
Rules: 2.00 FOUL-TIP, STRIKE
THROWING THE BAT RULE
Young players quite often let go of the bat during or after a swing and
sometimes hit another player. There is no rule that covers this situation.
It is a safety issue and may be handled under the authority of rule
9.01(c) which gives the umpire authority to rule on anything not
specifically covered in the rules. Quite often umpires call the
batter out for doing this. Sometimes it is after a warning and sometimes
without. This is not correct. The defense hasn't earned an out.
The batter should be called out, only if the throwing of the bat
interfered with an attempted play by the defense.
The Official Little League policy from Western Region is: After the first
occurrence, inform the player and the manager that if this or any other
player lets go of the bat again, he will be removed from the game.
He may remain on the bench, he just can't play anymore in that game. (Local rules may apply.)
following links take you out of this site. These sites are
not maintained or controlled by us, and we are not responsible for their
content or availability. Let us know if you can't reach one of these links
or if you have other links you would like listed here.
Bracket Management System This site lets you type in a list of
team names and then builds the brackets for you. Then click on the ?
next to the team that wins each game and the next games are automatically
filled in. If you don't select random seed, enter the teams in
reverse order. (Last place first, etc.)
Baseball Scorecards On this page you will find a collection of
several different kinds of baseball scorecards that you can download and
print. If you are interested in more detailed instructions on how to score
a baseball game, consult this Guide to Scoring Baseball.
Arizona District 5 website http://www.eteamz.com/azdistrict5/
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