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Rookies Softball Information

Rookies Softball Information

This division is Coach Pitch

Division Ages: Age 6, 7, and 8

Division Rules:

1.    All players will play a minimum of nine defensive outs. The player may not play one position for more than nine defensive outs.

2.    Players should be taught all positions in the infield and outfield.

3.    The manager or coach will pitch within an 8 ft. circle. The center of the circle will be 46 feet, 6 inches from home plate.  The batter receives up to 7 pitches to hit. If the 7th pitch is fouled off another pitch will be allowed. Three strikes and the  batter is out.
       No extra pitches due to a bad ball thrown by pitching machine.  There will be no walks.

4.    No stealing, leading off base, but players can advance one base on an overthrown ball (only one base permitted).

5.    A team can score a maximum of 5 runs per inning.

6.    Coaches are permitted in the outfield to instruct the fielders as long as one coach remains on the bench supervising the players.

7.    All players are listed on one batting order.

8.    No scorebooks

9.    The ninth player on the field will be a pitcher-fielder. After a play is made in the field the ball will be thrown to the pitcher-fielder, who  will give it to the adult.

10.   The board of directors, with manager and coach input, will determine the number of players to participate in the all-star game. 

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