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2017 National USSSA Rules or MLB

2017 Arkansas USSSA Rules

 

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Bat Standards

All bats for age divisions 14U and younger must be permanently stamped with the new USSSA 1.15 BPF Mark, or BBCOR.50 Certified Mark or made of wood and manufactured by a licensed USSSA manufacturer.

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SPORTSMANSHIP

GOOD sportsmanship is expected by players, coaches and fans at all times. Razzing, heckling, chanting, or making rude remarks towards opponents is strictly prohibited. Unruly coaches, fans or players can be removed from the park for the duration of the game. Any Coach, Player or fan using loud OBSCENE LANGUAGE WILL BE EJECTED FROM THE GAME if sever enough they will also have to sit out the following game. Each Park and or Tournament Director has the right to ban Boom Boxes or any loud noise makers.

ANY COACH OR FAN THAT IS CONSISTENTLY EJECTED FROM THE GAME CAN BE SUSPENDED UP TO 1 FULL SEASON

Coaches on the Field (Offense/Defense)
While batting or playing defense, any coach outside the dugout (other than base coaches) MUST STAY within arms distance to the dugout fence door.

Dugouts
Dugouts must consist of players and manager/coaches only. If an individual is not a coach, they must be 18 years or older and providing team assistance. A bat boy/girl is allowed, but must wear a helmet at all times during the game. This is a rule passed down from National USSSA due to safety/insurance concerns.

 

 
  COACH PITCH RULES
ANY The Coach can pitch anywhere from the front of the Safety Arc set at 30 feet in a straight line with home plate to the Pitching Circle set at 42 feet, also the Coach must straddle or stand on the line. The Coach can either stand or kneel and either throw over-hand or under-hand

The Coach Pitch rules can be found in the National By-Laws Rule 9.00 Page 13 http://www.usssa.com/usssa/usssa-general/2013BBRuleBook.pdf

 
DOUBLE BOOKING
ANY TEAMS THAT DOUBLE BOOKS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR BOTH ENTRY FEES AND WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PLAY UNTIL THEY ARE PAID. YOU MUST EMAIL THE DIRECTOR AND REMOVE YOUR TEAM BEFORE ENTERING ANOTHER. YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED DOUBLE BOOKED IF YOU ARE IN MORE THEN ONE EVENT PRIOR TO 11:59 PM ON THE MONDAY BEFORE THE EVENT

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REFUND POLICY
If you have paid your tournament entry fee and the tournament is canceled due to weather or lack of teams, you will receive a FULL refund.

If you pull out of the tournament after the Monday prior to the start of event or you are a "no show" you will receive NO refund. Also if you are not paid, You will not be allowed to play in another tournament until the FULL entry fee is paid.

 

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. RAIN OUT REFUND POLICY
If a TEAM has played:
NO games - FULL REFUND
ONE game - HALF REFUND
TWO games or more - NO REFUND

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. FORFEITS
The score for ages 12 and below will be 6-0 The score for ages 13 and above will be 7-0. Any intentional forfeits, the team will be placed last and not allowed to move to bracket play.

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SCORE BOOK / SCORE BOARD
The HOME team is responsible for the Scorebook. The VISITOR team will be responsible for the Scoreboard.

COACHES are responsible for checking the score at the end of each inning.

 

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Game Time Limits
7/8 Yr Old 6 innings or 1 hr 15 min
9-12 Yr Old 6 innings or 1 hr 30 min
13-14 Yr Old 7 innings or 1 hr 30 min

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Run Rules

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GAME BALLS
Each team must provide two new or good condition baseballs per game. USSSA stamped balls are preferred. All baseballs must be USSSA approved


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Pitching Rules
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