Norco Little League - Standing Ground Rules 2012

 
Norco Little League - Standing Ground Rules 2012
Norco Little League

Standing Ground Rules
         2012
Mission Statement

Our goal is have each of our players return to participate in the game
of baseball each year.

To reach that goal, Norco Little League’s Board of Directors is
dedicated to providing a positive sporting environment for local youth.
We are committed to teaching the fundamental principles of
sportsmanship, fair play, teamwork, and community service to our
players and volunteers. We welcome all suggestions to improve our
program. We pledge to make fair and informed decisions regarding our
operations. We encourage an active role from our members and
player’s families to make Norco Little League successful now, and in
the future. Working together, as a community, Norco Little League will
help our players become leaders in all areas of their lives.

Mario Kuhn
NLL President 2012

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Index:

         •   All- Stars                              19
         •   Championships                           18
         •   CIF Draft                                7
         •   CIF Players                              5
         •   Division Alignments                      4
         •   Draft                                    7
         •   Equipment                               16
         •   Field Responsibilities                  16
         •   Future Stars                            18
         •   Game Duration                            8
         •   Game Information                         8
                 Tee Ball                             9
                 Rookie                               9
                 Minor B                             10
                 Minor A                             11
         •   Game Reschedules                        11
         •   Managers/Coaches                         4
         •   Mid-Season Procedures                   14
         •   Parent Participation                    17
         •   Player Absences                         13
         •   Pool Players                            12
         •   Rule Book Options and Interpretations   20
         •   Safety Information                      21
         •   Safety Code                             23
         •   Scorekeepers                            17
         •   Sponsorships                            17
         •   Try-Outs                                 6
         •   Umpires                                 15

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Managers/Coaches:

       In order to be appointed to the position of manager, for Norco Little
        League, you must:
       Provide a letter of intent to the president of the league.
       Fill out a volunteer form, complete with SSN#, and a copy of your
        drivers license.
       Pass the background check.
       Schedule an interview and be appointed by the League President.
       Be approved by the Board of Directors.
       Coaches will be selected after the draft, or after the creation of lower
        division teams by the player agent.
       Coaches must follow all of the same approval processes of the
        managers, excluding the letter of intent.
       All-Star managers and coaches will be selected by the league
        president and approved by the board of directors.

Division Alignment:

     Tee-ball- Four and five year olds who have never played. (Maximum of
      15 per team)
     Rookie- Five years olds who have played, six year olds, and seven
      year olds who have never played. (Maximum of 15 per team)
     Minor B- Seven year olds, who have played, and eight year olds, who
      have never played. (Maximum of 15 per team)
     Minor A- eight year olds, who have played. Nine year olds and some 10
      and 11 year olds. (12 year olds, who have never played, or are
      determined to be a safety issue, may gain permission from district to
      remain in Minor A.) (Maximum of 14 per team)
     Majors- 10, 11, 12 year olds. (Nine year olds, IF they are the son of the
      manager or a sibling of an existing Major player.) For a nine year old,
      to play in Majors, it is the right of the player agent and president to
      refuse permission for that player to be in Majors, based on skills
      set and possible safety issues. (Maximum of 12 per team)
     Juniors- 13 and 14 year old players (Excluding CIF players).
      (Maximum of 14 per team)
     Seniors- 15 and 16 year old players. (Including 14, 15 and 16 year old
      CIF players.) (Maximum of 15 per team)
     Big League- 16-18 year old players (Maximum of 16 per team)
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 By Little League rule: Once a 16 year old leaves Seniors and plays
      Big League, the player may not return to the Senior Division

CIF Players:

        It is the responsibility of the player to inform NLL that they are playing
         in a High School baseball program. Failure to notify NLL is not an
         excuse for not following our draft and tryout rules, and may cause a
         player to be removed from one team and placed on another.
        All CIF players must provide Norco Little League with a letter, from
         their Athletic Director, stating their release BEFORE they will be
         allowed to participate in ANY Little League functions. (Except opening
         day and pictures.)
        CIF players will play in the Senior division. 14 years old CIF players
         may play in Junior division with NLL Board approval. (All-Stars play
         is defined by age per LL rule.)
        Any player who elects to play High School baseball will be
         automatically released from their team as a property player on the
         day of their division’s draft.
        If cut from the High School team prior to draft day, a player will
         remain a property player of their previous year’s team. And must
         observe all Little League rules regarding property player status.

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Try-Outs:

       The player agent is responsible for scheduling try-outs, for all the
        applicable divisions.
       If a player is required to try out, as per the operating manual, they will
        be given a date and time to try out.
       Ages 9-16 (unless property players) are required to attend 50% of the
        tryouts. If the player does not try out, the following criteria must be
        met in order to make them eligible for the draft.
       Parents are required to provide the player agent with a letter
        informing them of a legitimate reason for missing try outs.
       Board of Directors may make the decision to allow the player to be
        drafted.
       Major, Junior, and Senior players who are returning to a “property
        player” situation, are not required to try out. But they must sign up
        BEFORE the draft. Per Little League rule: If they do not sign up by
        draft, the player may not return to Norco Little League (or any other
        Little League organization) until the following season.
       If a player, who has been playing on a IID waiver, does not sign up
        BEFORE draft and is therefore is released from the team, that player
        may not play at Norco Little League unless they move back into the
        Norco Little League Boundaries, or the president and player agent
        request (and are granted) a IIA waiver by the International Little
        League Charter Committee.

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Draft:

          Draft, for Minor A, will follow Plan A of the “Method for 1st Year of
           Operation”. We will randomly draw for draft order, and the draft
           proceed in a serpentine pattern.
          Draft for Majors, Juniors, and Seniors, will be Plan “A”. (from the
           operating manual) The draft will begin, and continue, in the reverse
           order of the prior season standings. (If there is a tie, in the season
           end standings, the draft order will be determined by a coin toss,
           between the two teams in question.)
          Property Players will return to their respective teams, and will not be
           redrafted, unless they petition the board to be released from their
           property team PRIOR to Draft Day.
          Secrecy is of prime importance. Players will NOT be told where
           they were selected in the draft. At the conclusion, of the draft, all
           notes and draft paperwork will be collected and destroyed.
          All trades must be made within the same division, and at the
           discretion of the player agent who has final word on all trades.
           All trades will be completed BEFORE the draft is concluded, and at
           NO TIME will any players be told they were involved in a trade.

CIF Draft:

          CIF Players who have signed up are put into the draft.
          All teams in a division must take an equal number of available CIF
           Players who have signed up prior to the draft.
          There is no draft round in which CIF players must be drafted, but all
           CIF players, who signed up prior to the draft, should be taken.

     Examples: If we have 6 teams and 8 CIF players, all teams must draft 1
     CIF player, any two teams may draft 2 CIF players, no team may draft 3 or
     more CIF players. If we have 8 teams and 4 CIF players, any 4 teams may
     draft 1 CIF player, no team may draft 2 or more CIF players.

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Game Duration:

       Tee-ball - 55 minutes, or three innings, whichever comes first.
       Rookie and Minor B - No new inning after 1 hour and 5 minutes, drop
        dead is at 1 hour and 25 minutes.
       Minor A- No new inning after 1hours and 40 minutes. If the game is
        “incomplete” (A complete game is four innings) the decision will be
        made, at that time, if the game will be completed or rescheduled.
        (Curfew may dictate the ability to complete the game)
       Majors - No new inning, after 2 hours. If the game is “incomplete” (A
        complete game is four innings) the decision will be made, at the time,
        if the game will be completed or rescheduled. (Curfew may dictate
        the ability to complete the game)
       Juniors and Seniors- No new inning, after 2 hours and 15 minutes. If
        the game is “incomplete” (A complete game in Juniors and Seniors is
        five innings.) the decision will be made, at the time, if the game will be
        completed or rescheduled. (Curfew may dictate the ability to
        complete the game.)
       By rule, a half inning is over at the moment the third out is made.
       Inter-League rules will apply if a NLL division plays other leagues
        within District 72 during the regular season.

Game Information:

       All teams will provide a line up, on a line-up card, to the opposing
        team manger, scorekeeper, and umpire.
       Two base coaches are allowed on offense. One adult must be in the
        dugout at all times.
       If after a “regulation” game (4 innings in Majors, and 5 innings in
        Juniors and Seniors) there is a difference of 10 runs or more, the
        team with the least amount of runs will concede the game to the
        opposing team.
       All players must play six outs on defense, and one at bat. In
        substitution play, substitutes must play six CONSECUTIVE outs. This
        rule remains in place, even in the event the game is conceded.
        (Managers/coaches will be held accountable to this rule, by the
        disciplinary committee.)
       Substitutions will be allowed in accordance the Little League rule
        3.03. (There are no substitutions if batting the entire roster)
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 If a player is injured, and unable to finish running the bases, he/she is
         replaced (on bases) by the player who made the last out.
        During pre-season, teams must meet a minimum of two times per
         week to practice. Minor divisions can practice a maximum of three
         times per week. (Batting cages do not count as a practice.) Majors,
         Juniors, and Seniors are not limited to a maximum number of
         practices they can have each week.
        During regular season, teams must meet a minimum of once per
         week to practice, unless a third game is being played.

Tee-Ball :
        Restricted to ages 4 and 5 year olds.
        Game duration is 55 minutes, or THREE completed innings,
         whichever comes first.
        The team may have up to 15 players, only ten may play defense at
         one time. All players must play the minimum time required.
        No score will be kept.
        Coaches:
              On offense, there may be one coach at home, at first base, and
                at third base. An Adult must be in the dugout at all times.
              On defense, there may be three coaches on the field. An Adult
                must be in the dugout at all times.
        A roster will be made, at the beginning of the season, and that roster
         is kept throughout the remainder of the games. Teams must bat the
         FULL ROSTER.
        A team will bat the full roster each half inning, and then switch sides.
        There is no bunting.
        No runner may advance, on an overthrow. If the ball is hit, past the
         infield, runners may advance at their own risk.
        There will be a total of five attempts to hit the ball.
        There is no “infield fly rule”
        There are no protests

Rookie:
        Game duration: No new inning after 1 hour and 5 minutes, drop dead
         is at 1 hour and 25 minutes. Both teams MUST clear the field 1 hour
         and 25 minutes after scheduled game start time.
        Each team will decide on Coach Pitch or Machine Pitch for each
         game. Each team will make their own decision, but they may not
         change that decision for individual batters.

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 A batter will take six pitches from the manager/coach or machine
        pitch at the regulation pitching distance)
       Maximum of five runs, or three outs, whichever comes first. (per ½
        inning)
       No score is kept, and therefore, there is no mercy rule.
       The batting order is created, at the beginning of the season. That
        order shall be followed throughout the season. If a batter arrives late,
        he/she will remain in the order as posted. (This means they may have
        missed their at bat for that inning.)
       Each team will bat the entire roster.
       Each player will play at least two full innings on defense.
       There is no infield batting practice, nor any batting devices used
        during warm ups or games.
       There is no “infield fly rule”.
       Free substitutions will be allowed.
       Runners may advance ONE BASE on an overthrow.

Minor B:
       Pitcher must pitch from the regulation distance.
       Game duration: No new inning after 1 hour and 5 minutes, drop dead
        is at 1 hour and 25 minutes. Both teams MUST clear the field 1 hour
        and 25 minutes after scheduled game start time.
       The batter will receive FOUR pitches, from the opposing team’s
        pitcher. If they do not hit any of those FOUR pitches, the
        manager/coach may throw THREE more pitches. If the batter is
        unable to hit any of the final three pitches, he/she will be out. If a
        batter fouls off their last pitch, he or she will continue batting until they
        hit the ball or strike out.
       Maximum of five runs, or three outs, whichever comes first. (per ½
        inning)
       A 15 run mercy rule is in effect. If either team is ahead by 15 runs, the
        manager that is behind will concede the game.
       The batting order is created, at the beginning of the season. That
        order shall be followed throughout the season. If a batter arrives late,
        he/she will remain in the order as posted. (This means they may have
        missed their at bat, for that inning.)
       Each team will bat the entire roster.
       Each player will play at least two full innings on defense.
       Substitutions for runners may only be made if the runner was injured.
        The player who made the last out, will replace the injured runner.

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 The base runner may not leave the base (to advance to the next
        base) until the ball has been HIT. Any violation of this, by the player
        or the instructions of the coach, will result in an out.
       Runners may advance ONE BASE on an overthrow.
       Protests may not be made on a judgment calls.
       For all other rules in this division, see the rule book.

Minor A:
       With the five run rule in place, and the last inning being “open”, there
        will be no mercy rule in place.
       No new inning after 1 hour and 40 minutes. The final inning will be
        completed. (played out)
       For all other rules, in this division, follow the rule book.

Game Reschedules:

       A Manager may request a game be rescheduled because of a pre-
        scheduled vacation or for business reasons. The request must be
        turned into the league president, at least Two Weeks PRIOR to the
        game being rescheduled. (use the form, provided, in the managers
        binder)
       Rained out games will be scheduled at the earliest opportunity. Re-
        scheduled games may require a team plays three games in the same
        week. Games may be scheduled on a Sunday (due to the additional
        cost of having make up games at night). If a game cannot be
        rescheduled, it will be recorded as a tie.
       Any team that does not show up for a scheduled game, or that cannot
        field 9 players for a game, will be asked for a game forfeiture. All
        forfeits must be approved by the NLL Board. The NLL Board may
        consider special circumstances in determining game forfeiture.

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Pool Players:

If a team cannot field 9 players for a game, a Manager can request that pool
players be allowed to play as substitutes. Pool Players are described in the green
rule book, page 38, section V (c). Basically, this allows regular season players
from any team, who want to play in more games, to be organized into a pool by
the Player Agent. When a team is short players for a game, they ask the Player
Agent for extra players for that game. The players are randomly selected and
play on the short team for one game. There are several rules regarding how a
pool player can be used. The important thing is that the games are not forfeited,
and the game results count in the league standings.

Rules regarding Pool Players:

A.   The Player Agent will solicit Pool Players from each Division. Players will
be added to the pool by asking to be included in the pool.

B.    A Team must be unable to field 9 players for a game before they can use
pool players.

C.    A Manager must request a pool player if he will be unable to field a team of
at least nine (9) players.
    • The Manager is responsible for requesting the use of pool players. 24 hour
      notice is required. If pool players are not available, a game forfeiture will be
      recommended to the Board. The Board may consider special
      circumstances in determining game forfeiture.

D.    A Manager may request pool players to fill a team to a roster of ten (10)
players for a game.
   • This will allow for substitutions in case of injury, illness, or ejection.
   • A team may not use more than six (6) pool players in a game
   • It is the discretion of the Player Agent to fill a team to 9 or 10 players

E.    Managers will not have the right to pick players from the pool.
      • The first player on the pool list (not on the opposing team) available to
        play on a given day is assigned to the first team requesting a player.
        When that player plays, he is then moved to the end of the pool list.
      • The list of players and their order shall be developed by the Player
        Agent using a random convention (disclosed to the League President),
        but the list and order shall be kept in confidence by the Player Agent.

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• If a pool player has been requested and assigned to a Manager for a
       game, that pool player must play in the game

F.    Players used from the pool are subject to the minimum play requirements
of each Division.
      • Pool players cannot play more defensive outs in a game than a regularly
         rostered player on the team.
      • Pool players cannot play the positions of pitcher or catcher in a game
         when they are being utilized as a pool player.
      • Pool players cannot bat in a lineup spot ahead of a regularly rostered
         player on the team. i.e., a pool player must bat last in the order and if
         there is more than one pool player they must fill the bottom spots in the
         batting order.
      • Before a pool player may be placed in the starting lineup for a game, all
         regularly rostered players in attendance must have been in the lineup for
         the game.

Player Absences: (from games or practice)

               Any player, who is out of the line up, for more than 50% of their
                eligible games, may be removed from the roster, by the
                approval of the board of directors.
               If a player misses two or more consectutive games, the player
                agent must be notified by the manager and/or coach. (The
                manager will be held accountable to this rule, by the disciplinary
                committee.)
               If a player misses four or more, consecutive practices without
                notification, the manager may request the board of directors
                remove the player from the team.
               The player agent must be notified, immediately, if any player is
                out of the line up, due to injury. (Even if that injury is not
                baseball related.)

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Mid-Season Procedures:

       If an Player opening occurs during the season, the player agent must
        be notified within 7 calendar days.
       For all minor divisions, the player agent will fill the roster from the wait
        list.
       If the opening is in Majors, the manager will select the first 12 year
        old player on the wait list. (The player who registered first, by date,
        who MUST have been registered BEFORE the vacancy occurred). If
        there are no 12 year old players on the wait list, the manager may
        select from the Minor A division or the wait list. If they do not make
        the selection, within 10 days, the player agent will make the
        selection on their behalf.
       If the opening is in Juniors or Seniors, the manager must select from
        the wait list.
       The manager may “scout” a player, but he/she may not “recruit” a
        player. The player, parents, and team shall NOT be notified or
        approached, except by the player agent, any time during the
        selection process, or the manager making the selection, may not
        be allowed to select that player.
       Any variance from this process, will result in the manager NOT being
        allowed to select the player.
       The selection must be approved, by the Board of Directors,
        before the player is notified. Once the player is notified, no
        changes can be made to that selection.
       If a player, from a lower division, refuses to go up to a vacant spot,
        he/she will be moved to whichever team has a vacancy, from the
        player who DID go up. (“Manager Option” players are NOT exempt
        from this rule.)
       The player who refuses to go up, and is moved to another team, is
        not eligible for All Star tournament play.
       Once the player is notified, they must join their new team within two
        calendar days. (or sooner if game schedules require it)
       No player will be pulled to another division, in the last three (3) weeks
        of the season. (the board of directors reserves the right to waive this
        policy if warranted)

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Umpires:

       Each manager is responsible for providing the league with a qualified
        adult, to umpire games outside their division. (Manager, Coach, or
        parent)
       Each Manager must earn 6 umpire points during the season if they
        want to manage their team during the Shoot Out Tournament:

           1. Managers earn 2 points for attending both umpire clinics
           2. Umpire Volunteers earn 1 point for doing bases.
           3. Umpire Volunteers earn 2 points for doing the plate.

       Managers AND Umpire Volunteers must attend both umpire clinics.
       Umpire Volunteers will provide their eligibility to the league scheduler
        prior to the scheduled period.
       48 hours notice is required to reschedule umpiring for a game.
       The Chief Umpire is responsible for determining the experience level
        of each adult volunteer.
       Once each team has reached their 6 point obligation, the umpire
        volunteers may continue to umpire additional games. (And will be
        encouraged to continue to as a volunteer. However, if the adult is
        qualified to be assigned to plate games, they are eligible for payment
        as per NLL payment guidelines)
       While umpiring games, the volunteer will be provided an umpire shirt
        to be worn, and returned to the league after each game. (Purchasing
        their own shirt is encouraged.)
       The volunteer umpire is required to wear long, dark, pants, and dark
        shoes. No white shoes may be worn, while umpiring.
       If an Umpire Volunteer misses an umpiring assignment, the manager
        will be docked 2 umpire points. removed from their very next team
        game. If the Umpire Volunteer misses a second umpire assignment,
        the manager will be docked 4 umpire points. If the Umpire
        Volunteer misses a third umpire assignment, the manager and
        volunteer may be called before the disciplinary committee.

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Equipment:

        All players must wear their issued uniform and an athletic supporter.
        No white sleeves may be worn, showing out of the uniform.
        The catcher must wear ALL of the protective gear during the game.
         (including throat protector and hard cup)
        During infield or outfield practice, the catcher must wear a catcher’s
         helmet/mask with throat protector.
        Sweatshirts, if worn during a game, must be under the jersey. No
         white is allowed.
        During particularly inclement weather, the umpire may allow the
         players to wear jackets during play.
        The pitcher may not wear a white batting glove under is regular mitt,
         or any white medical tape, during pitching.
        Batting donuts are not permitted on the field or in the dugout of any
         NLL team, regardless of division.
        Players must wear appropriate baseball cleats. (different divisions,
         allow different types of cleats)
        No Jewelry or watches, except medical alert bracelets.
        Any equipment, deemed illegal by an umpire, must be removed from
         the dugout immediately. Any equipment, deemed illegal by an
         umpire, may not be returned to play during the season.
        No player may use ANY kind of electronic device in the dugout during
         games OR practice. This includes cell phones, IPods, etc….

Field Responsibilities:

        Visiting Team:
        Responsible for PRE-GAME maintenance:
            Rake infield dirt, base paths, pitchers mound, home plate area.
            Water the infield dirt areas. Chalk baselines and batters box. Place
            the bases.

        Home team:
        Responsible for POST-GAME maintenance:
           Rake infield dirt, base paths, pitchers mound, home plate area. If
           you are the last game of the day - put the bases away and place
           plugs in the base receivers.

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Scorekeepers:

        Home team must provide a scorekeeper.
        Visiting team must provide a pitch counter.

Parent Participation:

        The parents are encouraged, and expected, to participate in the
         functions of the league (events/fundraisers)
        Parents are expected to encourage their players to participate in
         team events.
        Parents are encouraged to volunteer with our snack bar, field
         maintenance, and team events.
        Parents are encouraged to approach the Board of Directors, in
         writing, with issue and/or concerns regarding their player. A parent
         may be invited to a board meeting to discuss their concerns. At the
         board meeting, the parent will be given up to 10 minutes to state their
         issue and request for resolution. The Board may ask questions of a
         parent after their presentation. The Board will then discuss the issue,
         decide on a resolution in private. The parent will be informed of the
         outcome in writing.

Sponsorships:

  There are three ways to donate money to Norco Little League:
        League Sponsorships: (see website for details) those donations go
          straight to the league, and are used to fund operating expenses for
          the league.
        Team Sponsorships: (see website for details) those donations are
          made on behalf of the team, payable to NLL, for pictures, trophies,
          and game expenses. Each team may have more than one sponsor;
          however, all funds are paid to Norco Little League, and NOT directly
          to the team.
        Donation: (see website for details) those donations can be directed,
          by the donator, to a specific use at Norco Little League.

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Championships:

       League Championships for all divisions (Minor A through Seniors) will
        be decided by our Shoot Out Tournament.
       Standings from the regular season will determine the seeding for our
        Shoot Out Tournament at the end of the season. The first place team
        will play the last place team; the second place team will play the
        second to last place team; and so on.
       In the case of an odd number of teams in a division, the first place
        team will receive a round 1 “bye”.
       The League Championship will be determined by the winner of the
        Shoot Out Tournament in each division.
       The Shoot Out Tournament is a double elimination tournament.
       See Umpire section regarding rules for managing your team
        during the Shoot Out Tournament.

Future-Stars:

     A “Future Stars” game will be played by both the Minor B and Minor A
      divisions.
     All Star players may not participate in Future Stars games.
     The top 3-4 players, from each team, will be selected by the division’s
      players, division’s managers/coaches and board members.
     An equal number of players from each team will be selected.
     Teams will be divided by Player Agents and the All Star Committee on to
      two equal teams.
     The Future Star teams will be announced, and games played, between
      the All-Star announcements and closing day.

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All-Stars:

      9-10 year old All Stars will be selected by the 9-10 year old players,
       Minor A managers/coaches, and the board.
      10- year old All Stars will be selected by the 10 year old players, Major
       managers and coaches, and the board. (a nine year old may be brought
       up, in extreme circumstances, and must be approved by the board of
       directors)
      11- year old All Stars will be selected by the 11 year old players, Major
       managers and coaches, and the board. (a ten year old may be brought
       up, in extreme circumstances, and must be approved by the board of
       directors)
      12- year old All Stars will be selected by the 12 year old players, Major
       managers and coaches, and the board. (an eleven year old may be
       brought up, in extreme circumstances, and must be approved by the
       board of directors)
      Junior All Stars will be selected by the Junior players, Junior managers
       and coaches, and the board.
      Senior All Stars will be selected by the Senior players, Senior managers
       and coaches, and the board.
      Players, Managers and Coaches, and Board Members will select the top
       10 players, by age group. Players will vote for their own age group only.
       The top 10 players, as selected by all three groups, will determine the
       top 10 All-Star players. The final two or three, (four or five for Seniors),
       will be determined by the All-Star manager, and approved by the board.
       In the 9, 10, 11, and 12 age groups, the players may NOT select a
       person from their own team.
      All rosters must be approved by the Board of Directors.
      Managers will be selected by the league president and approved by the
       board of directors. Coaches will be determined after the All-Star teams
       are announced, and approved by the board.
      *Our intention is to always have TWO lower division teams; however, if
       restricted (by district or region) the 9/10, and the 10 year old team, will
       be combined and selected by players, managers/coaches, and the
       board. (The team will be determined by the top 10 vote getters in both
       age groups combined.)
      * By Little League rule: In order to be selected, for the all-star draft, the
       player MUST have played 60% of his/her eligible games.

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Rule Book Options and Interpretations:

Rule 6.05 (b) – NLL Major Division will follow the dropped third strike
rule, NOT the Minor League option.

Rule 6.06 (d) – For the penalty described under Note: 2) “the loss of
eligible coach”, NLL will allow the Offensive Manager to pick which
coach is lost for the remainder of the game.

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Safety Information:

Refer to our approved ASAP program for more details)

  Wayne Makin Park:
    • Address: 3364 Western Avenue, Norco CA 92860
    • Located at the corner of Fifth Street and Corydon Avenue.
    • Fields are numbered from 5th street to the south.

  Norco Little League:
       Main Number                          877-292-0655
       Safety Officer                       Ramiro Grana
       Emergency                            911
       Norco Fire Department                951-737-8070
       Norco Sheriff (Non-Emergency)        951-955-2444

  Medical Release Forms:
        Every Manager must have a completed Medical Release form for
          each of their players in his/her possession at every team
          meeting (practices, games, parties, etc...). A re-signed copy of
          each Medical Release should be given to your coach(s) and team-
          parent.

  Accident Procedure:

         If necessary, the injured party is to be taken to:

                     Corona Regional Medical Center
                     800 South Main Street
                     Corona, CA. 92880

         If a minor, notify the parent or guardian immediately and then notify
          the League Safety Officer. Insurance Claim forms are in the
          Manager’s book in the Forms section. Give one to the parents to be
          completed by the attending physician. It is the parent’s
          responsibility to return the completed form with the statement to
          the League Safety Officer within ten (10) days of the accident.

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 It is the Manager’s responsibility to fill out an Injury Report (see
       Forms section) after any injury where any player, manager, coach,
       umpire, or volunteer receives medical treatment and/or first aid. This
       includes even passive treatments such as the evaluation and
       diagnosis of the extent of the injury, or periods of rest. All incidents
       must be reported to the League Safety Officer within forty-eight (48)
       hours of the incident.

Insurance Information:
      If the parents have their own personal or group accident plan, they
       must file their own claim with their own carrier. The personal or group
       plan is considered to be the primary carrier. The league’s policy is a
       supplemental plan only. It becomes the primary carrier only if the
       injured is uninsured.

Lightning Evacuation Procedures:
      Stop practice or game. (Game must be called by umpire).
      Stay away from metal fencing (including dugouts).
      Do not hold a metal bat.
      Walk, don’t run, to a safe place (not under a tree) and wait for a
        decision on whether or not to continue the game or practice.

Manager’s Responsibility:
    It is the Managers responsibility to see that the following is done:

      There must be at least two (2) adults at each practice.
      At no time is the Manager to leave the field after practice or a
       game while a player is still waiting for his/her ride. You might
       inform parents at your team meeting that in the event their child has
       not been picked-up within fifteen (15) minutes of the conclusion of the
       practice/game, you will take the child to your home where they can be
       picked up.
      If any of your players will be riding bicycles to and from practices or
       games, it is suggested that you hold a “Bicycle Safety Meeting” with
       your players to help ensure their safety.

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Safety Code:

       Make sure first-aid kits are kept stocked.
       No games or practices should be held when weather or field
        conditions are not safe.
       Play area should be inspected frequently for holes, damage, stones,
        glass, and other foreign objects. This includes practice fields.
       Only players, managers, coaches, and umpires are permitted on the
        playing field or in the dugout during games.
       All Volunteers must file an application and pass a background check
        before interacting with players. This includes practices.
       Responsibility for keeping bats and loose equipment off the field of
        play should be that of a player assigned for this purpose by the
        team’s Manager or Coach.
       During practice and games, all players should be alert and watching
        the batter on each pitch.
       During warm-up drills, players should be spaced so that no one is
        endangered by wild throws or missed catches.
       Equipment should be inspected regularly for the condition of the
        equipment as well as for proper fit.
       Batters must wear Little League approved protective helmets during
        batting practice and games. No painted helmets are allowed. Painting
        voids the warranty on the helmet.
       Except when runner is returning to a base, head first slides are not
        permitted. This rule does not apply to Junior and Senior division.
       On deck batters are not permitted except in the Junior and Senior
        Divisions.
       Managers and Coaches may not warm-up players before or during a
        game. This includes infield practice and warming-up pitchers in the
        bull pen.
       Catcher’s must wear a catchers helmet and mask with throat
        protector during infield/outfield practice or when catching a pitcher in
        the standing position. Catchers must wear complete catcher’s
        equipment when warming up a pitcher on the mound or in the bull
        pen when in the catching position.

       Per Williamsport, these rules must be followed. If not followed,
        Managers are subject to disciplinary action.

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