Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Little League Rule Changes for 2011
Here are some of the changes to the Little League Baseball rules:
A date of February 1st has been introduced to establish player residency. This mainly affects our tournament (all-star) teams.
The pitching regulation stating that a player serving as catcher in four or more innings of a game cannot pitch the rest of the day was officially added to the rulebook. This was a late change last spring.
Tournament teams of 12 or fewer players may once again have a manager and 2 additional coaches.
Such tournament teams of 12 or fewer players will have an increased mandatory playing time for each player in attendance of six consecutive defensive outs and one offensive plate appearance. Teams of 13-14 players will use a mandatory play rule of three consecutive defensive outs and one offensive plate appearance.
Here is the link to all the changes. For the first time in a while, Little League did not make any amendments to its pitch count limits or days of rest.