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Attendance to games and practices will be required. We realize things come up but with technology at our fingertips coaches should know as soon as you know if your child is not going to make a practice or game.  At this level, parents might be asked to volunteer to umpire the games.  This will depend on the availability of umpires on any given day. Please consider if a coach asks you.  There is an "Umpire Resources" tab on our website if you need to learn the rules of the game.  Remember, the success of our league depends on parents like you volunteering.

Some basics you should expect your child to get out of playing Majors are:

1.       Have team meet at the ballpark 30 minutes prior to game time for warm-ups.       

2.       Have your lineups ready 10 minutes prior to game time.

3.       Umpire is scheduled by the home team, and both teams will supply one new game ball.

4.       Be aware of the time... if you are the first of two games, do not start another inning if it will likely not finish before the second game is supposed to start.

5.       Three outs or five runs in an inning ends the inning; this will help with time and pitching frustration for the younger children. 5 runs is the MAX allowed in an inning unless it is the LAST inning of the game to which runs are unlimited. The last inning must be agreed upon by BOTH coaches prior to the beginning of said inning.

6. There is NO LEADING OFF 

7.  Bunting is Allowed.

8.  Coaches have the option to bat the entire batting order or bat only the starting lineup and apply mandatory play rules. (1 at bat/6 def outs)

9. There is no head first sliding.

10. There is NO automatic slide rule, however if a player intentionally runs into the fielder, they are Out. 

       Pitching & Catching fundamentals

2.       Position specific fundamentals

3.       Communicating with your team during the game

4.       TEAMWORK & SPORTSMANSHIP on and off the field

Playing the game:


During the game please be supportive to the coach, players, and volunteers. Please ask the coach if they need help with anything.

**These rules are consistent with what other leagues are currently doing as well. However, house rules can apply so please keep this in mind when traveling to other fields. The coaches and umpires will review the rules prior to the game. If you have questions or concerns regarding how a game is being played please speak with your coach. We are representing Gaylord Little League and would appreciate if you and your child conduct yourself using manners and sportsmanship. Everyone who participates with Little League does on a volunteer basis!

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