PLAYING RULES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS

 

of the

 

COLLINSVILLE BASEBALL/SOFTBALL LEAGUE

 

Amended March 2005

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents

 

I.          Complex Ground Rules                                  pp. 1-23

            (Rules G1-G152)

 

II.        Baseball & Softball Rules                              

          A. General Rules                                      pp. 3-103-98

                        (Rules A1-A267)

          B. Special Division Rules                          pp. 9110-1201

                        (Rules B1-B46)

 

III.       Rules for Rookie Ball Divisions                     pp. 1312-15134

                        (Rules R1-R132)

 

IV.       Rules for Tee Ball Divisions                           pp. 1645-18167

            (Rules T1-T16)

 

V.        Constitution & By-Laws

A. Table of Contents                                       p. 192187

B. Constitution                                                 pp. 18 1320-25319-2930

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

I.

Complex Ground Rules

(Applies to all divisions)

 

Rule G1. Play Area

The “Live Ball” area or “Play Area” is defined as the area enclosed by an imaginary line from the edge of the backstop to the fence and then parallel with the outfield foul line.

 

Rule G2. Overthrows

A runner may advance as many bases as he can on an overthrown ball as long as the ball remains in the “Play Area”.  A runner may advance one base plus the base he is going to when a thrown ball goes out of the “Play Area” and the ball is dead.

Exception: in a pick-off play by the pitcher (from the stretch) one base will be awarded.  Special rules apply to T-Ball and Rookie Ball.

 

Rule G3. Ball in Backstop

If a pitched ball delivered by the pitcher goes through or under the backstop or is caught in the backstop, the runner(s) shall be awarded one base.

 

Rule G4. Players on Bench

All players will stay on or behind the benches when not in the field:

1.) Exceptexcept player at bat and one on-deck batter.

2.) Only one coach per coaches box.

 

Rule G5. Individuals Behind Backstop

No managers, coaches, players or fans are allowed directly behind the backstop during the progress of games if bothering pitcher, catcher, or umpire.  Umpire’s judgement.

 

Rule G6. Automatic Homeruns

Ball hit into farm area (in the air) or into the water treatment plant area is an automatic homerun.  Balls that bounce or roll into these areas are ground rule triples.

Softball – in the Chic Division on Field 3, any ball hit into or bounces into the water treatment plant is a ground rule double.

 

Rule G7. Midget 1Field 7 Rule

Ball hitting the wire located in the outfield on Fthe Midget 1 Diamondield 7 will be a ground rule double.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rule G8. Field before game

For early games, the home team will have the field for warm-up 30 minutes prior to start of the game.  Visitors will have the field 15 minutes prior to the game.  If a team is not present for these scheduled warm-up times, the warm-up time for that team will be forfeited.

Between games, prior to the later game, no organized warm-up on the field will be permitted.

Just prior to scheduled game time, umpires shall meet at the plate with Manager and Captains, to discuss Ground Rules or any item of particular emphasis, such as a rule clarification.  For the safety of umpires, mangers and captains, both teams shall remain in their respective dugouts during this conference, and no balls shall be thrown.  Managers shall be responsible for verifying to the Plate Umpire that all players are properly equipped in compliance with the rules, and remind them that all participants are expected to exhibit good sporting behavior throughout the game.

Immediately following this conference, the home team shall take the field and the game shall begin.

 

Rule G9. Umpire Scorecards

At the conclusion of the game, a Coach or Manager of each team shall meet with the Umpire at home plate to complete the Umpire Scorecard.  The Coach or Manager shall enter the score of their team in the appropriate place and sign the Scorecard by entering the Manager’s name legibly.  If the result of the game cannot be determined from the scorecard, a double forfeit will be recorded.


 

Complex Ground Rules

Rule G8. Field Time Before Games

For early games, the home team will have the field 30 minutes prior to the game.  Visitors will have the field 15 minutes prior to the game.  If your team is late getting to the field, you will forfeit your pre-game practice time.

 

Rule G9. Umpire Scorecards

All managers must sign umpire scorecards.

 

Rule G10. Team Pictures

So each sponsor is guaranteed a team picture, each manager will have a team photo taken when scheduled by the CBSL Photo Committee.  Players are required to be in full uniform.    If your team does not have a minimum of 8 players present on Picture dDay, your team must re-schedule their photo session.

 

Rule G11. ConcessionRequired Stand & other Work TimesRequirements

                Each team of the CBSL league is required to post a $200 deposit prior to their second scheduled game of the season. This $200 deposit will be returned when your team shows up to work their concession stand duty date. Teams will forfeit their respective games if this deposit is not on file.

Each parent is required to work at least one of the scheduled work times (one per child).  Options are: Concession Stand, Father’s Day Tournament, Field Workdays, or Registration Days, or other special events the CBSL may designate..   Concession Stand Days: Each team is required to provide 6 workers for one 5-hour shift during the course of the season.  If a parent fails to fulfill his/her work time, their child will sit out the next game.

1)       One parentrepresentative is required to work one volunteer session per child.

2)       Managers are exempt although they are welcome to help.

 

 

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3)       Coaches, scorekeepers, team moms and everyone else with an excuse are not exempt.

 

4)       If a parent is team sponsor, they are not required to work.  If a parent got a sponsor for your team, but is not the one paying the bill, they are required to work.

 

 

Rule G12. Fields 8&9 and 11&12

 

                When playing on fields 8&9 or 11&12 the following rules apply:

1)       If a ball hit from one field to the other’s infield on the fly, it will be ruled an automatic home run.

2)       If a ball hit from one field to the other’s infield rolling on the ground, it will be ruled a ground rule triple.

3)       In either instance, the ball is dead and any further play is stopped.

4)       Whether it hits in the dirt (home run) or grass (triple) is the umpire’s call.

5)       If a player from the adjacent outfield picks up a batted ball from the adjacent field, the play will be ruled a ground rule double.

 

Rule G13. Policing Fields

 

 

                The home team of the last game on each field is responsible for putting away the bases.  The exceptions are bases for T-Ball and Atom-0 games.   Both teams are responsible for policing their respective dugouts after every game. Please pick up trash and dispose of properly.

 

 

Rule G14. Double First Base

 

When the double first base is in use, the following rules shall apply.

 

1.       A batted ball hitting the white portion shall ruled a fair ball. A batted ball hitting the colored portion shall be ruled a foul ball.

2.       When a ‘normal’ play is in progress on the batter-runner after a batted ball, the defense shall use the white portion of the bag and the runner the colored portion

3.       When a ‘force out” play is progress on the batter-runner on the foul side of the base or if an errant throw pulls the defensive baseman into foul ground, the defense and the batter runner may use the white or colored portion.

4.       On extra base hits or balls hit to the outfield, the batter-runner may touch white or colored portion. The batter-runner returning to first base after rounding it shall use the white portion.

5.       A runner tagging up to advance on a fly ball shall use the white portion.

During a pick-off play on the runner, the runner shall use the white portion

 

 

 

 

Rule G15. Penalty For Ejection

                A player, manager, or coach ejected from a game shall be issued an additional appropriate penalty following a review by the Board of Directors. This penalty shall at minimum be ineligibility for the team’s next played game. If the ejection was for unsportsmanlike conduct or activity, this penalty may be a greater penalty, up to and including removal from the position of manager or coach, or dismissal from the League.

 

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Rule G15. Penalty For Ejection

 

A player, manager, or coach ejected from a game shall be issued an additional appropriate penalty following a review by the Board of Directors. If the ejection was for unsportsmanlike conduct or activity, this penalty may be a greater penalty, up to and including removal from the position of manager or coach, or dismissal from the League.

 

 

If the ejection was for a technical violation not involving unsportsmanlike conduct or activity-the Board of Directors will in such cases issue an appropriate penalty ranging from a letter from the league up to and including, for repeat offenses, removal from the position of manager or coach, or dismissal from the league.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Complex Ground Rules

 

II.

Baseball and Softball Rules

(Bantam 2, Midget & JuvenileU10, U11, U12, U13, U14, High School Boys)

(U10Petite, Chic, U11, U12, U13, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U,  & UnderGirls)

 

Rule A1. Rule Book

The CBSL League rulebook shall apply, no exceptions.

Baseball:

All games of the CBSL are to be governed by the National Baseball rules as compilied and adopted by the Commissioner of Baseball except where such rules are at variance with any rules of the league. The High School division will follow IHSA rules.

 

Softball:

All games of the CBSL are governed by the AmateurNational Softball Association (ASANSA) except when such rules are at variance with any rules of the league.  The Chic10,, 11,  12, 13, 14, 16, and 18 & Under Divisions will follow ANSA rules.

 

Rule A2. Official Baseball and Softball

The Executive Board shall authorize the official baseballs and softballs of the CBSL.  The various divisions of the league must use only the  letter-designated ball as authorized for their divisions.  The umpires will provide one new ball and all back-up balls for each game.

 

Rule A3. Distances

Pitching distances and the distance between bases are as follows:

Baseball

Division                      Pitching Distance                Distance Between Bases

 

BantamU10, U11                                42 46 Ft.                                                     60 Ft.

MidgetU12, U13                  48 50 Ft.                                     70 Ft.

JuvenileU14                          60 60 57Ft. Ft.                           90850 Ft.

High SchoolHigh School    60 Ft.              60 Ft.                   90 Ft.                   85 Ft.

 

Softball

Division                 Pitching Distance    Distance Between Bases                      Pitching Circle

PixieU7, U8, U9                   30 35Ft.                                 55 60 Ft.                                                                6 Ft. Radius

PetiteU10, U11                     30 35 Ft.                                     6055 Ft.                                            6 8 Ft. Radius

ChicU12, U13 Rec                              35 40 Ft.                                     55 60 Ft.                                           7 8 Ft. Radius

12U, 14U Select   40 Ft.                           60 Ft.                                 8 Ft. Radius

146U, 18U & Under Select                40 Ft.                           60 Ft.                                 8 Ft. Radius

 

 

 

16 & Under           40 Ft.                      60 Ft.                                      8 Ft. Radius

18 & Under           40 Ft.                      60 Ft.                                      8 Ft. Radius

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Baseball and Softball Rules

Rule A4. Diamond Layout

Baseball -

Whenever a game is played on a diamond with the distance between bases less than 90 feet, the coaches boxes at first and third base shall be moved in toward home plate so as to be in the same relative position with first and third as on a regulation 90 foot diamond.

Softball -

Whenever a game is played on a diamond with the distance between bases less than 60 feet, the coaches boxes at first and third base shall be moved in toward home plate so as to be in the relative position with first and third as on a regulation 60 foot diamond.

 

Rule A5. Speed Up Rule

Between innings, five warm-up pitches or 2 minutes are allowed. No exceptions!  Penalty – If batting team is delaying the game more than 2 minutes, the umpire will start calling one strike every 30 15 seconds.  If the defensive team is delaying more than 2 minutes, the umpire will call a ball every 30 15 seconds delayed. 

A courtesy runner will be allowed for the catcher when there are two outs.  The courtesy runner shall be the player whose name appears immediately before the batter in the batting order.  If not available because on base or warming up to pitch, the next previous batter shall be used, etc.  For purposes of this rule, the catcher for whom a courtesy runner may be used shall be the player who last physically played the catcher position in the last defensive half inning.

 

Rule A6. Game Length

Games shall be 7 innings in length.  No inning shall begin 1 hr 45 minutes after the start of the game, with the exception of tie games.  As the first pitch is thrown, the base umpire will call out the official start time and will keep track of the official time.  Innings played in the allotted time will constitute a complete game.  In the event of rain or darkness, four complete innings, or 3 ½ innings if home team is ahead, will constitute a complete game.

 

Rule A7. Delay of Game

Intentional delay of the game by the team in the lead to take an unfair advantage of the 1hr 45 minute45-minute time limit will result in a warning on the first occurrence, and on the second occurrence will result in a forfeit.  Umpire judgement.

 

Rule A8. Ten Run Rule

If during the progress of any game, one of the following occurs, the umpire shall end the game in favor of the leading team:

A. The home team, after 4 ½ innings, is leading by 10 or more runs.

B. The visiting team, after 5 or more complete innings, is leading by 10 or more runs.

 

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Rule A9. Batting Order

The official batting order must give players’ names and numbers.

 

 

 

Baseball and Softball Rules

Rule A10. Metal Spikes

Shoes with metal spikes or metal cleats are strictly forbidden in all divisions.  The penalty for wearing them shall be ejection from the game.  The offending player will have an opportunity to correct the problem before being ejected.  No exceptions.

 

Rule A11. Equipment

Umpire will give player the opportunity to produce any needed equipment.  Failure to do so will result in the player being ejected from the game.

A. Players in all divisions must wear full batting helmets while at bat and while running the bases.  Personal batting helmets not furnished by CBSL shall be in good repair and shall exhibit the NOCSAE Seal of Approval.

B. All catchers in all divisions must wear a catcher’s helmet and catcher’s mask with throat protector.  This also applies to any player warming up the pitcher.

C. All equipment must be kept behind benches or out of the playing area.

D. All players will wear complete uniforms approved by the CBSL Executive Board, including proper socks, shirt (must be tucked in), and pants while on the field of play.

E. No player, coach, or manager may throw any equipment in anger.  After a player is given one warning, an umpire may eject subsequent offending persons.

F. Baseball – It is strongly recommended that all teams promote the use of a protective cup for boys’ baseball.

G. Baseball bats- The bat shall be round in cross section for the entire length of the bat, straight in length from end to end, and smooth in the hitting area. The maximum diameter is 2 3/4". Any material to improve the grip may be used for a distance not to exceed 18" from the handle end. In addition all bats for high school ages shall conform to NFHSA bat limitations and all bats for other ages shall not exceed the 1.15 bat performance factor as defined for baseball bats by ASTM standards, any bat may be disallowed without notice at any time at the sole discretion of the CBSL.

 

 

Rule A12. Bat Throwing

A batter who throws a bat will be issued a warning on the first occurrence.  If applicable, one swing will be charged to the batter.  On the second occurrence, the batter will be called out.  In either case, no base runner will advance.

 

Rule A13. Collisions

If in the opinion of the umpire, a runner remains on his feet and deliberately, with great force, crashes into a defensive player who has the ball or is about to receive the ball, the runner is to be declared out.  If the act is determined to be malicious or flagrant, the runner shall be ejected from the game.  If in a double play situation, the runner’s action hinders the play on the batter-runner, the umpire shall also declare the batter-runner out.

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Rule A14. Obstruction

If, in the opinion of the umpire, a fielder does not give a runner a piece of the base to which to slide prior to the fielder receiving the ball, obstruction will be called on the fielder.

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

Baseball and Softball Rules

Rule A15. Fake Tag

When a defensive player fakes a tag and does not have the ball, obstruction will be called.  The second offense of faking a tag without the ball will result in player ejection.

 

Rule A16. Injured Player

In the event of injury to a player, if the injured player cannot continue when scheduled to bat, the position in the lineup will be dissolved and the injured player will not be allowed to re-enter the game.

 

Rule A17. Round Robin (Roster) Batting

All divisions will bat round robin (all available players in order).  Once a player is in the lineup and leaves during the game for any reason other than illness, injury, or a predetermined reason, he/she is an “automatic out” each time the position comes up in the batting rotation after leaving.  To qualify for a predetermined reason, the player must advise the manager that the player must leave at a certain time and the manager must notify the opposing team manager before the game begins.

 

Rule A18. Free Substitution

                Free defensive substitutions are allowed at the half inning only.  During an inning a player from the bench may enter the game only as a pitcher or in case of injury.  A defensive replacement will be allowed during an inning if the player is warming up to pitch.

 

Rule A19. Defensive Player

                Each player present at the beginning of the game must be permitted to play six 9 outs on defense in the following manner: at least 2twoon innings in the field by the completion of 4 ½ innings; at least two 3 innings in the field by the completion of 6 ½ innings.  Failure of any team to comply with this rule will result in a forfeit.  If a game is terminated for any reason (including a ten 10 run lead) before 6 innings have elapsed, failure of either team to use all its players shall not be a violation of this rule.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rule A20. Pitching Restrictions

Baseball -

Pitchers in

U8 and U9                            50 pitches or 9 outs per day

U10                                        60 pitches or 12 outs per day

U11 and U12                        75 pitches or 12 outs per day

U13                                        80 pitches or 12 outs per day

U14                                        90 pitches or 15 outs per day

High School                          90 pitches or 15 outs per day

                The pitcher will be allowed to finish the current batter if the pitch count ends. Pitch counts will be verified at the completion of each inning. In the event of a discrepancy the umpire will be notified. Warm up pitches do not count toward pitch count. Bantam 2 and Midget will be allowed to pitch 12 outs per day.  Juvenile division will be allowed to pitch 15 outs per day.

Softball -

                U10, U11, U12, U13 Rec. will be allowed to pitch 15 outs per game

 

Pitchers in Petite and Chic Divisions will be allowed to pitch 15 outs per day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baseball and Softball Rules

Rule A21. Pitching Changes

If a manager or coach calls timeout to talk to a pitcher more than once in a half inning, a pitching change must be made.  That pitcher may not return to pitch in that inning but may return to pitch in any remaining inning.  A softball pitcher removed from the pitching position may return only one more time to pitch during the game.  A baseball pitcher removed from the pitching position will not be allowed to pitch again in that game.

 

Rule A22. Forfeits

Failure to have a minimum of eight players available to play results in a forfeit of the game.  The Umpire-In-Chief will establish game time for night games that may be as early as 8:00 PM, if a prior game is completed.  Should either team not be ready to start the game within fifteen minutes after the scheduled starting time, the umpire shall forfeit the game to the opposing team.  In order for a team to be credited with a forfeit victory, the team must be present at game time with a minimum number of players to play a game.  Should both teams violate this rule, each shall be charged with a loss.  Official time is judged by Umpire-In-Chief.

A game must start, continue, and finish with a minimum of 8 players.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rule A22.53 Practice Games

                If a team cannot field a team with players from its official roster, it shall forfeit the game.  If both teams cannot field a team, it is then a double forfeit.  Although it cannot affect the standings, at this point a “practice games” can be played.  The team(s) without enough players can fill its team to full strength with subs using these requirements:

1)       Players must be registered CBSL members.

2)       Players must be one year younger than official roster players.

3)       Umpires will call the game as if it were official.

4)       Subs must wear the uniform normally worn in their division.

5)       All umpires and coaches must be informed prior to the start of the game.

 

Anyone caught trying to play games with unofficial players shall forfeit that game and the next two games.  If caught when less than two games are left in the season, two games played and won prior will be changed to forfeits.

 

 

Rule A243. Make-up Games

All make-up games should be played as soon as possible.  Weekends are available for make-up games.  A league game may only be canceled if a number of players will be unable to attend due to school or church activity.  The manager must provide to the head umpire a signed, written notice at least two weeks in advance of said league game.  Games not made up as specified herein shall constitute a forfeit by one or both teams.


 

 

Rule A245. Inclement Weather

                In case of inclement weather, all games are postponed by the head umpire from the field of play.  All teams should report to the complex to receive official confirmation of said postponement, unless otherwise contacted by the head umpire. Failure to comply with this section will result in forfeiture of game.

 

Rules A256.  Ties For League Position

                All teams tied for a league position after the close of the regular schedule will be awarded that position.  A coin flip will determine draft positioning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baseball and Softball Rules

Rule A267. Protests

The CBSL Executive Board shall have the authority to act on all rule violations and protests involving teams, players, managers, or coaches under its jurisdiction.

Each protest must be in writing, signed by the manager or coach making the protest.  A protest fee of $25 dollars must be paid immediately after the game to the Umpire-In-Chief.  In the event protest is disallowed, or declared not valid, the fee shall not be refunded.  In the event protest is allowed, the fee shall be refunded.

 

 

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Decisions of the CBSL Executive Board are final and there can be no further appeal or review of such decisions.  A protest can only be made on an allegedalleged rules violation or player eligibility.  No protest can be accepted when it involves a question of an umpire’s judgement.

A softball team manager shall be obligated to secure a copy of the ASA rules and the official CBSL softball rulebook.  He/She shall acquaint the players and coaches with the content of both rulebooks.  Ignorance shall not be a valid excuse for any violation of such rules.

Whenever an alleged violation of a playing rule occurs during the progress of an official game, the manager or duly registered coach of the protesting team must call time and immediately notify the Umpire-In-Chief and the manager of the opposing team that the game is being continued under protest.  This will enable all interested partied to take notice of the exact conditions prevailing at the times and will aid in proper determination of the issue.  Failure of the complaining manager to comply exactly with this rule will nullify and render void any future protest regarding the alleged violation of playing rules referred to herein.

A protest involving an alleged violation of a playing rule must be made in writing, signed by the authorized person making the protest on the field, and filed with the CBSL Executive Board having jurisdiction within 48 hours following the date of the game in which the alleged rules violation occurred.

In the event the protest referred to herein is withdrawn at the end of the game involved, and the Umpire-In-Chief is so informed by the manager or coach making the original complaint on the field, there shall be no protest and such action will nullify and render void any future protest regarding the alleged violation of rules referred to herein.

If, however, the protest is not withdrawn, it shall then become the obligation of all umpires working the game to file a written report of the incident causing the protest

with the CBSL Executive Board within 48 hours of the date of the game in which the  alleged rules violation occurred.  It shall also become the obligation of the opposing manager to file a written report of the incident causing the protest with the CBSL Executive Board having jurisdiction, within 48 hours following the date of the game in which the alleged violation of the rules occurred.

The CBSL Executive Board receiving the protest and the written reports shall render its decision with five days of the date of the game.  Any matter not expressly covered in these rules shall be left to the discretion of the CBSL Executive Board having jurisdiction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Baseball and Softball Rules

Special Baseball & Softball

Division Rules

 

Rule B1. U10, U11 GirlsPetite Division, Chic Division

If the catcher drops the third strike, the batter is declared out.  In the Petite Division, tThe infield fly rule is waived.

 

Rule B2. 12, 14, 16, 18 & Under Select Girls

All teams in these divisions will follow playing and organizational rules of the AmateurNational Softball Association (ANSA).

 

Rule B3. Bantam 1U10 DivisionBoys

No leadoffs or stealing bases will be allowed.  However, the runner may leave the base once the ball has crossed the plate.  Umpire judgement.  Infield fly rule is in effectwaived.  Dropped third strike rule is waived.

 

Rule B4. U11 Bantam 2 DivisionBoys

Normal leadoff and stealing will be allowed for runners at first and second bases.  No leadoff or stealing will be allowed for runners at third base.  Approved ruling: runner at third base shall not be allowed to advance from third base to home on a stolen base, wild pitch, passed ball, or other defensive action, unless a play is made on the runner at third.

Example: Runner at third base, batter swings and misses, catcher drops strike three.  Fielding team may make a play on the runner at first.  Runner at third may not advance.

Example: Runners at first and third, runner at first attempts to steal second.  Fielding team may make a play at second.  Runner at third may not advance.

Example: Bases loaded, two outs.  Batter swings and missed, catcher drops ball.  Runner at third base may not advance.  Batter is out.  Three outs, inning is over.

Example: Catcher makes a throw to third base in a pickoff attempt.  All runners may advance at their own risk.

Example: Runners at second and third.  Runner at second mistakenly attempts to steal third, or is picked off.  Fielding team may make play on runner by throwing to second or third as required.  Runner at third may not advance.  If runner in this case achieves third safely, and as a result two runners occupy third, “time” will be called and the runner returned to second.  Runner at third may not advance to home on this play regardless of the outcome of the play.  During the play, runner at third may leave the base as needed to get out of the way of the play on the runner without jeopardy of being tagged out; however, if he runs up the line toward home, or takes any other action to draw a throw or confuse the fielding team, he shall be declared out for interference.

 

Pitchers will be given one warning per game on a balk, on which play no runners will advance.  On subsequent balk calls, runners will advance normally.

 

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Baseball and Softball Rules

Rule B5. U10, and U11 GirlsPetite

No stealing home will be allowed.  If you have a runner on first and third and the catcher throws to second trying to get the runner out stealing, the runner at third cannot advance to home.  If there is a play on the runner at third, the runner may advance at their own risk.  Infield fly rule is waived.

An inning shall consist of three outs or fsevenive runs, whichever comes first.

 

Rule B6. ChicU12 and U13 Girls

No stealing home unless ball is in play.Follows playing and organizational rules of the AmateurNational S Softball Association (ANSA) with the following exceptions 1) Teams must bat the roster.  2) Open substitution   3) Ten players on defense.

An inning shall consist of three outs or seven runs, whichever comes first

 

Rule B7. Pixie

                The following rules apply for the number of at bats when different age pixie teams play each other:

1)            Pixie-0 vs. Pixie-0 A player may have seven pitches to hit a fair ball or be out.  There are no walks.  A strikeout can only occur on the seventh pitch.

1)            Pixie-0 vs. Pixie-1 – A player may have seven pitches to hit a fair ball or be out.  There are no walks.  A strikeout can only occur on the seventh pitch.

1)            Pixie-1 vs. Pixie-1 Strikes, but not balls will be called by the umpire.  There is no pitch limit.  Three strikes constitute an out.

1)            Pixie-1 vs. Pixie-2 Strikes, but not balls will be called by the umpire.  There is no pitch limit.  Three strikes constitute an out.

1)       Pixie-2 vs. Pixie-2 – Strikes, but not balls will be called by the umpire.  There is no pitch limit.  Three strikes constitute an out.

 

Rule B8. Out of Play

            The following rule applies to the Chic, 14, 16, and 18 & Under Softball Divisions.

When a Ball enters a dead ball territory by touching an object in dead ball territory, the ball is dead, and time shall be called.  Runners shall be entitled to the proper bases they should be awarded by the appropriated rule that applies.

                When a player carries the ball into dead ball territory after fielding a batted or thrown ball the ball is dead, and time shall be called.  If the player’s action in entering dead ball territory is unintentional, runners, including the batter-runner shall be awarded one base.  If the player’s action in entering dead ball territory is judged by the umpire to be intentional (as if an attempt to take advantage of the rule and stop a runner that would otherwise advance farther) runners, including the batter-runner shall be awarded two bases.  The base award is governed from the last base legally touched at the time the ball became dead.

                In determining when a player entered a dead ball territory, the umpire shall be assisted by the following:

If a chalk line is present to determine an out of play area, the line is considered in play.   If no chalk line is present, one shall be assumed to be present on the fence lines extended.  If a fielder is touching the line, he is considered in the field of play and may make a legal catch or throw.  If either foot is on the ground in dead ball territory (not touching the line), the ball becomes dead and no play may be made.

0)       If a player has one foot inside the line or touching the line, and the other foot in the air at the time a catch is made, the catch is good and the batter is out.  If the fielder then steps into a dead ball area (foot on the ground), the ball becomes dead, and one base awarded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Baseball and Softball Rules

III.

Rules for Rookie Ball Divisions

(U7, U8, U9, U10, Atom-0, Atom-1, Atom-2, & PixieBoys)

(U7, U8, U9, Girls)

 

Rule R1. General Rules

The following rules are additions or substitutions to the Baseball and Softball Rules due to the use of the pitching machinecoach pitch in some of the Rookie Ball leagues. .  All bBaseball and Ssoftball rRules not mentioned herein apply to these divisions.  The CBSL Executive Board will determine any rule not stated.

 

Rule R2. CBSL Approved BallsPitching Machine Balls

 

The CBSL Executive Board will determine prior to each season what type of ball shall be used in each respective Rookie Ball division.authorizes the official balls used in Rookie Ball.  Designated balls for each division are as follows:

 

Division                                 Ball

Atom-0                                  Soft yellow dimpleRIF

Atom-1                                  Hardest RIF

Atom-2                                  Hardest RIF

Bantam-1                             Hardest RIF

Pixie                                       Soft yellow dimple (on CBSL machines only)

 

 

Rule R3. Distances

Distances and diamond layout for all Rookie Ball divisions are as follows:

 

Division                 Pitching  Machine Distance                                               Distance Between Bases

U7 BoysAtom-0                    305 feet                               (coach pitch)                                        6055 feet

U8 BoysAtom-1                    36 3540 feet       (kid/coach pitch)                                 6055 feet

U9 BoysAtom-2                    36 3540 feet       (kid pitch)                                              5560 feet

U10 BoysBantam-1             42 46 feet            (kid pitch)                                              60 feet

PixieU7                    35 feet (coach pitch)                         60 feet  

U8, U9 Girls                            30 35 feet35 feet               (kid/coach pitch)                                 6055 feet

 

Note: In the U7, U8, and U9 divisions, when the Coach is pitching he/she does not have to toe the pitching plate, but he/she must be inside the pitching circle when releasing the pitch to the batter.

 

Rule R4. Game Length

Rule A5. And Rule A6. of th of  thee  Baseball and Softball Rules will apply to all Rookie Ball divisions, with the following exception: In the event of a tie after 7 innings or expiration of time limit, 1 (one) extra inning will be played. If the game is still tied after this extra inning, the game will be officially scored as a tie. except Atom-0.  Atom-0 will be six innings in length with no ten-run rule and no extra innings.

 

 

Rule R5. Home Team Responsibility

The manager of the home team will be responsible for getting the pitching machine, battery, and balls to the field of play before game time, as well as returning the equipment to the designated spot.


 

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Rule R6. Pitching Machine Operation

Pitching in all Rookie Ball divisions will be done by pitching machines.  The manager or an adult designate of the batting team will feed the ball into the pitching machine.  The pitching machine operator is allowed to adjust the delivery of the ball to the batter’s strike zone.  However, the speed setting may not be adjusted until the umpire is notified, time out is called, and both managers agree on a proper setting.  If a batted ball strikes the machine or the operator, the umpire shall automatically declare a ground rule single and all other base runners will advance one base.  If a batted ball is deflected by a fielder prior to striking the machine or operator, or if a thrown ball hits the machine or the operator, the ball will be considered live and in play.  If, in the umpire’s judgement, the pitching machine operator intentionally interferes with a live ball, the batter will be declared out and all runners must return to their previously occupied base.

 

 

Rule R75. Inning

In An inning for each team will consist of three outs in all divisions except Atom-0, Atom-1, and Pixie.

Aall Rookie Ball Divisions an inning will consist of 3 outs or 5 runs, whichever occurs first.

 

 

 

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tom-0: An inning is three outs or five runs, whichever occurs first.

Atom-1: An inning is three outs or seven runs, whichever occurs first.

Atom-2: An inning is three outs or seven runs, whichever occurs first.

Bantam-1: An inning is three outs or seven runs, whichever occurs first.

Pixie: An inning is three outs or five runs, whichever occurs first.

 

 

Rule R8R6. Number of Pitches, Walks, and Strikeouts

                U7 Boys: A batter will have a maximum of 7 pitches from the coach to hit a fair ball or record an out. If unsuccessful after 7 pitches the batter will be out. There will be no walks or strikeouts:  except on the 7th pitch. If hit by a pitch: the batter will not be awarded first base.

                U8 Boys:  A batter will have maximum of 7 pitches to hit a fair ball or record an out. If unsuccessful after 7 pitches the batter will be out. The first 4 pitches to the batter will be delivered by a defensive player.  Strikes will be called while the defensive player is pitching. If no fair ball is hit or an out recorded after 4 pitches from the defensive player, the offensive coach will assume pitching duties and the strike count will carryover. No walks will be allowed but 3 strikes (called or swinging) will constitute an out. If hit by a pitch, thrown by the defensive player, the batter will be awarded first base.

 If hit by a pitch thrown by the offensive coach, the batter will not be awarded first base.

                U9 and U10 Boys: Defensive player will do all the pitching. There will be no limit on the number of pitches thrown to each batter and balls and strikes will be called.

 

                U7 Girls: A batter will have a maximum of 7 pitches to hit a fair ball or record an out. All pitches will be delivered by the offensive coach.

                U8, U9 Girls: A batter will have a maximum of 7 pitches to hit a fair ball or record an out. The first 4 pitches to the batter will be delivered by a defensive player. If no fair ball is hit or an out recorded after 4 pitches from the defensive player, the offensive coach will assume pitching duties. If the batter is hit by a pitch thrown by the player/pitcher, the batter will be awarded first base. If hit by a pitch from the offensive coach, the batter will not be awarded first base.

 

                The following rules apply when different age GIRLS in  Rookie Ball play each other.

 

 

A defensive player will be positioned on either side of the pitching machine to field the pitcher’s position.  In all Rookie Ball divisions, if hit by a pitch, a batter will not be awarded first base.  When the catcher does not legally catch the third strike, the batter shall be called out.  If a pitched ball is not batted, the play is dead.

Atom-0: A player may have seven pitches to hit a fair ball.  If unsuccessful the batter will be out.  No walks will be allowed and no strikeouts; except on the seventh pitch.

Atom-1: A player may have a maximum of seven pitches to hit a fair ball.  If unsuccessful, the batter will be out.  No walks or called strikes will be allowed.  Three strikes will constitute an out.

Atom-2: Strikes, but not balls, will be called by the umpire.  There will be no limit on the number of pitches.  Three strikes will constitute an out.

Pixie: Strikes, but not balls, will be called by the umpire.  There will be no limit on the number of pitches.  Three strikes will constitute an out.

0)            U7 vs. U7– A player may have seven pitches to hit a fair ball or be out.  There are no walks. A strikeout can only occur on the seventh pitch.

0)            U7 vs. U8 – A player may have seven pitches to hit a fair ball or be out.  There are no walks.  A strikeout can only occur on the seventh pitch.

0)            U8 vs. U8 – Strikes, but not balls will be called by the umpire. There are no walks. Three strikes constitute an out.

0)            U8 vs. U9 – Strikes, but not balls will be called by the umpire. There are no walks. Three strikes constitute an out. 

0)            U9 vs. U9 – Strikes, but not balls will be called by the umpire.  There are no walks. Three strikes constitute an out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rule R97. Infield Fly

The infield fly rule is waived for all Rookie Ball Divisions except for Bantam 1U10 Boys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rule R108. Stealing

All Divisions-There will be no stealing.  The base runner may not take a leadoff.  The runner may only advance on a batted ball.  If a runner leaves the base before the bat contacts the ball or the ball crosses the plate, a warning will be given and the runner must return to the base.  On the second offense, the base runner is out.  If the runner leaves early, and the ball is batted, the play is dead, the runner must return to his base, and a strike is charged to the batter.  Whether or not the runner left a base early will be solely the umpire’s decision.

 

Rules R911. Overthrows and Base Running

The batter and base runners after the ball is hit, may attempt to take as many bases as possible, until the umpire declares the play dead.  When, in the opinion of the umpire, all immediate play is apparently completed, timeout should be called. The play is called dead on an overthrow immediately after the ball has passed the intended fielder.

Approved Ruling: When the ball is held on the infield by an infielder, including the pitcher and catcher, and play has logically stopped, the umpire should shall call timeout.  It If a base runner has advanced more than half way between bases when the play is called dead, the runner is entitled to proceed to the next base.  If the runner is less than half way, he or shethe runner must return to the last base reached.  Umpire’s judgement.  The intent is to avoid imprinting on the players the intent to always get the ball to the pitcher, instead of trying to make a play on the runner.

 

Rule R120. Defensive Positions

Each team will field ten players, consisting of a normal infield and four outfielders. (U7 boys must be positioned behind the outfield arc). The outfield arc will be placed at a 60’ radius from a point 30 from homeplate from foul line to foul line  Tee-Ball and Atom-0 outfielders must be positioned behind the outfield arc.  The outfield arc will be placed at a 60radius from the center of the pitching circle (30 from home plate) from foul line to foul line.  A defensive player will be positioned on either side of the coach doing the pitching in divisions where applicable. machine to field the pitcher’s position.   A game may be played as long as each team has a minimum of seven players.

 Pixie: (U7, U8, U9 Girls: A game may be played as long as each team has a minimum of six players).

 

Rule R131. Defensive Coach on the Field

U7Atom-0:  A manager or coachTwo coaches may be on the playing field to help position a defensive players before the ball is put into play.  The manager coaches should be positioned behind the shortstop or and second base, and cannot move once the ball is put into play, except to avoid being hit by the ball.  If a batted ball accidentally strikes the managereither of the coaches, the ball is dead and the batter will be awarded first base and all runners will be awarded one base.  If the manager either of the coaches is struck by a thrown ball, the ball remains live and in play.

 

 

 

 

Rule R142. Buntingg

 

                No bunting allowed in Rookie ball divisions.

 

 

 

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Rule R15. Penalty For Ejection

 

A player, manager, or coach ejected from a game shall be issued an additional appropriate penalty following a review by the Board of Directors. If the ejection was for unsportsmanlike conduct or activity, this penalty may be a greater penalty, up to and including removal from the position of manager or coach, or dismissal from the League.

 

If the ejection was for a technical violation not involving unsportsmanlike conduct or activity-the Board of Directors will in such cases issue an appropriate penalty ranging from a letter from the league up to and including, for repeat offenses, removal from the position of manager or coach, or dismissal from the league.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rookie Ball Rules

IV.

Rules for Tee Ball

 

The primary purpose of this division is for instruction in the sport of baseball.  It is intended to be a fun introduction into a sport that can provide much enjoyment for all involved.

 

Rule T1. General Rules

The following rules are additions or substitutions to the Baseball and Softball Rules. All Baseball and Softball Rules not mentioned herein apply to the Tee Ball division.  The CBSL Executive Board will determine any rule not stated.

 

Rule T2. Tee Ball Balls

The CBSL Executive Board authorizes the official type of ball used in Tee Ball.  The designated ball for Tee Ball is the ragball.

 

Rule T3. Distances

Bases will be 55 feet apart with halfway points between each base.  There will be a 10 foot10-foot circle around the pitching area with its center being 366 feet from home plate, and a 20 foot20-foot arc around home plate.

 

Rule T4. Length of Game

A game will be at least three innings – more innings may be played if time permits.  An inning for each team will consist of every player on the roster batting one time.  It is recommended that all managers change their batting order for each game.  Teams will not keep track of runs scored, or outs made.  There will be no winner or loser determined.

 

Rule T5. Tee Setup

The batter’s manager or coach will place the ball on the tee.  The tee should be positioned slightly in front of home plate (one length of the base of the tee maximum) to allow the batter a normal swing.  For safety reasons, the manager or coach must remove the tee or coach wwhenever there is a possibility of a play at home.

 

Rule T6. Equipment

The catcher, batter, and runner(s) must wear a batting helmet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rule T7. Number of Swings

A player may have five attempts to hit a fair ball.  If unsuccessful, the player will be out.  Any of the following will be considered an attempt:

Swing and miss is an attempt

Foul ball is an attempt.

If the ball rolls off the tee because of a player’s action, it is an attempt.  (For example – player accidentally knocks ball off tee during practice swing.)

If the ball stays in fair territory through incidental contact, it will be considered a fair ball.  However, if it ends up in foul territory, it will be considered foul and an attempt.

 .            Swing and miss is an attempt.

 .            Foul ball is an attempt.

 .            If the ball rolls off the tee because of a player’s action, it is an attempt. (For example, player accidentally knocks ball off tee during a practice swing.)

 .            If the ball stays in fair territory through incidental contact, it will be considered a fair ball.  However, if it ends up in foul territory, it will be considered foul; and an attempt.

 

 

Rule T8. Bunting

Batters are not permitted to bunt or swing easy at the ball.  A ball that is hit must go beyond the 20 20-foot arc around home plate area to be playable (the line is a fair ball).  Any hit ball (except a caught fly ball) touched by any player inside the 20 20-foot arc is considered a foul ball.  Any fly ball caught in foul territory is considered an out.

 

Rule T9. Infield Fly

The infield fly rule is waived.

 

Rule T10. Stealing

There will be no stealing.  The base runner may not take a leadoff.  The base runner may only advance on a batted ball.  If a runner leaves the base before the bat contacts the ball or hits the tee below the ball, the ball is dead.  At that time, all runners must return to their base and a swing will not be charged to the batter.  Umpire’s decision.

 

 

Rule T11. Overthrows and Base Running

An overthrow occurs when a defensive player first fields a batted ball that stays in the field of play.  ; Tthe fielder then throws the ball, in an attempt to make a play on the base runner, beyond the base and defensive player where the play was to be made.

Note: If the ball is dropped by the first baseman and rolls a very short distance away, it is not considered an overthrow.

The batter and base runners, after the ball is hit, may attempt to take as many bases as possible, until the umpire declares the play is dead.  If a base runner has advanced more than half way between bases when the play is called dead, the runner is entitled to proceed to the base to which he or she is headed.  If the runner is less than half way, he or she must return to the last base taken. Umpire’s judgement.

 

     During play on the tee ball fields where there are no fences along the sidelines to define the ‘play area’, umpires judgment shall be used to determine balls that are out of play. Example: An overthrow that clearly goes well beyond the reach of the fielder, and on which base runners are sure to advance another base, or which goes into an area

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occupied by spectators, should be declared ‘out of play’, and “Time” called. An overthrow which bounds only a short distance from the fielder, and on which play could be continued on the runners if retrieved, remains ‘in play’, and the fielder should retrieve it and continue play.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rule T12. Defensive Positions

Each team will field all players.  (Normal infield – remaining players to be positioned in the outfield.)  A game may be played as long as each team has a minimum of six players present.

The umpire may not call “play ball”Play cannot begin until the pitcher has positioned both feet on or directly behind the pitching rubber, and all other infielders (except the catcher) are positioned a minimum of 40 feet away from home plate.

Every player should be allowed to play an infield position and an outfield position during the game.  The manager may switch defensive positions of the players at any time during an inning, but they should do so in a way that will not unnecessarily delay the game.

Outfielders must be positioned behind the outfield arc.  The outfield arc will be placed at a 60’ radius from a pointhe center of the pitching circlet  (300’ from home plate) from foul line to foul line. 

 

 

Rule T13. Defensive Coach on the Field

A manager or coach may be on the playing field to help position the defensive players before the ball is put into play.  The manager or coach should be positioned behind the shortstop or second baseman and cannot move once the ball is hit, except to avoid being hit by the ball.  If a batted ball accidentally strikes the manager, the ball is dead.  At that time the batter will be awarded first base and all runners will be awarded one base.  If the manager is struck by a thrown ball, the ball remains live and in play.

 

Rule T14. Logical Play

Players should not be encouraged to make an unassisted out unless it is a logical baseball play.  The player should throw the ball if it is the logical play.  This rule is intended to apply to all positions so that appropriate plays are developed.

 

Rule T15. Time Outs

To maintain game control, the umpire a manager or coach must call “Time Out” when all play has stopped on each batted fair ball.  UmpireManager or coach judgement.

 

Rule T16. Umpiring

                Since there are no umpires assigned to tee ball games, calls are to be made by the managers or coaches.  If the runner is called out, he/she should return to the bench.

 

Remember: This is an instructional division.  Emphasis should be on baseball basics, teamwork and following instructions.  As in all little league it is important to keep baseball fun.

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V.

Constitution and By-laws of the

Collinsville Baseball/Softball League

(Adopted 14 September 1988)

 

 

Table of Contents

 

Part 1                            Objective

Part 2                            Organization

Part 3                            Membership

Part 4                            Appointed Positions

Part 5                            Rules of Registration

Part 6                            Scheduling and Special League Rules

Part 7                            Umpires

Part 8                            Meetings

Part 9                            Elections

Part 10                          Amendments to the Constitution and By-laws

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

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Part 1 – Objective

 

The Collinsville Baseball/Softball League, hereinafter called CBSL, is a not-for-profit corporation created under the Illinois General Not-For-Profit Corporation Act of 1986, formed specifically for the benefit, enjoyment, moral improvement, and physical advancement of the youth of the area.  The CBSL shall foster good, clean, sportsmanlike conduct and fair play in individual as well as tem competition.  All actions of the CBSL will have one main goal: entertain and improve the youth of the community through the games of baseball and softball.

 

Part 2 – Organization

 

Board of Mediation – Consists of five officers elected by the general membership at each October meeting.  All five candidates will be non-member Collinsville City or Township residents.  Of the five member Board of Mediation, a minimum of two will be ex-league members and, if possible, one will be an attorney.  These officers will hold office for one year and may be re-elected.  The function of the board of mediation is to serve as mediator in disputes deemed unreconcilable between the general membership and the Executive Board concerning the rules and regulations of the CBSL.

The Board of Mediation will elect among themselves a main spokesperson with whom the membership and Executive Board will communicate to schedule meetings, hearing, etc.  The Spokesperson will determine, with the help of the other Board of Mediation members, how best to gather the facts and settle the dispute within the framework of the constitution and by-laws of the CBSL.

1.       The Board of Mediation will have thirty days in which to hear a dispute and render a decision.  In order to resolve a dispute, the Board of Mediation has the following options:

2.       Mediate a resolution

3.       Issue a binding decision

4.       Return the dispute to the general membership for resolution by a majority vote at the next general membership meeting.

A dispute filed with the Board of Mediation will not be accepted unless these steps are followed:

1.       Provide a written complaint clearly stating the dispute.

2.       State the reason for rejection of Executive Board solution, in writing.

3.       Provide a proposed solution, in writing.

4.       Submit $50.00 cash fee or the written complaint must be signed by 50 CBSL members agreeing that the dispute merits consideration by the Board of Mediation.  The $50.00 cash fee will be refunded after hearing if so determined by the Board of Mediation.  All fees not refunded will go into the CBSL general membership fund.

 

 

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Executive Board – Consists of the following elected officials: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Complex Director, Baseball Commissioner, Softball Commissioner, Equipment Manager, and Director of Registration.  The nine officers will be elected at each October meeting.  The Executive Board will hold office for one year and may be re-elected.  No officer or official of another sports organization may serve on the Executive Board while an officer or official of such sports organization.  Duties and responsibilities of the individual officers of the Executive Board are as follows:

1.       President –Together with the Executive Board, the President will organize, supervise, and direct the CBSL’s day-to-day activities, including but not limited to: yearly budget; scheduling, concessions; paid personnel; preside at board, special, and membership meetings; set meeting dates as necessary to accomplish the CBSL’s objectives; enforce all CBSL rules; and abide by all state statutes governing not-for-profit organizations.  The President shall appoint, with the majority approval of the Executive Board, any vacated Executive Board position.  The appointee will serve until the next October’s election.

2.       Vice-President – The Vice-President will assist the President with the day-to-day activities as required and assume the President’s duties in his/her absence.  The Vice-President will organize and/or appoint the sponsorship, photo, and awards committees.  The Vice-President will assume the presidency if for any reason the President cannot complete his/her term.

3.       Secretary – The Secretary will maintain minutes of all board, special, and membership meetings; be responsible for all CBSL correspondence and all CBSL division standings; compile agenda for the upcoming membership meeting.

4.       Treasurer – The Treasurer will receive all CBSL funds; maintain an appropriate set of accounting records of all receipts, disbursements, and fund balances of the CBSL; pay all bills by due date that are accompanied by receipts and approved by majority vote of the Executive Board; maintain an inventory of all other CBSL property; report monthly to the CBSL meeting the status of all current financial matters; submit all accounting records for audit at the end of each fiscal year (November 1st to October 31st) or at any time required; insure that CBSL funds are never loaned for any purpose.  The Treasurer will be bonded for an amount in excess of the largest amount anticipated to be handled during the year.  If for any reason the Treasurer resigns, the resignation will not be accepted until all accounts and records have been audited.

5.       Complex Director – The Complex Director will oversee the maintenance of grounds, field equipment, and groundskeeper(s); direct special projects improving the current facility; ensure coordination between the City and CBSL.

 

 

 

 

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6.       Baseball Commissioner The Baseball Commissioner will coordinate post-season play; inform the membership of all area tournaments; assist the Director of Registration in coordinating practice schedules for all divisions; organize and/or appoint committee to run annual Collinsville tournament; submit all baseball protests to the Executive Board to be decided by majority vote.

7.       Softball Commissioner - The Softball Commissioner will coordinate post-season play; inform the membership of all area tournaments; assist the Director of Registration in coordinating practice schedules for all divisions; secure league play for high school age girls; submit all softball protests to the Executive Board to be decided by majority vote.

8.       Equipment Manager – The Equipment Manager is in charge of all equipment (baseballs, softballs, bats, catcher’s equipment, gloves, bases, uniforms, home plates, pitching rubbers, etc.); will purchase and inventory all equipment annually; will provide an accurate projection on anticipated purchases; will appoint individual(s) to assist with equipment duties; collect equipment for inventory at the close of the season.

9.       Director of Registration – The Director of Registration will be in charge of registration for all divisions in softball, baseball, and tee ball; will appoint individual(s) to assist with registration duties; will coordinate all activities having to do with registration; will direct player registration in accordance with CBSL rules of registration; record and maintain all registrations.

 

Part 3 Membership

A member is defined as:

1.       A child and his/her parents or guardians who have made application to play in the CBSL by completing all the proper registration forms and paid the necessary yearly registration fees unless granted a hardship waiver by a majority vote of the Executive Board.

2.       Any volunteer who has demonstrated support for and has taken an active interest in the organization may be granted membership by a majority vote of the Executive Board.

Voting rights are extended to parents, guardians, and volunteers who are granted membership under items #1 or #2 above.  Votes by proxy will not be accepted unless approved by a majority vote of the Executive Board.

Membership may be revoked by:

1.       A letter of resignation.

2.       Two-thirds vote of the Executive Board then a two-thirds majority vote of at least ten percent of the voting membership.

 

 

 

 

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Part 4 – Appointed Positions

1.       Sponsorship Committee – Under the direction of the Vice-President, the Sponsorship Committee will actively pursue sponsors for each tem of the CBSL; distribute all awards and materials such as photos, caps, etc.

2.       Photo Committee – Under the direction of the Vice-President, the Photo Committee will oversee the organization, scheduling, and distribution of individual and team photos.

3.       Award Committee – Under the direction of the Vice-President, the Awards Committee will organize the selection and distribution of team and sponsor awards.

4.       Budget Committee- Under the direction of the President, the Budget Committee will present an annual budget to be approved at a general membership meeting.

5.       Collinsville Annual Tournament Committee – Under to direction of the Baseball Commissioner, this committee will oversee all aspects involved in running the annual Collinsville Tournament.  This committee will only be necessary if the annual Collinsville Tournament is approved at a general membership meeting.

6.       Equipment Committee – Under the direction of the Equipment Manager, this committee, consisting of at least on person from each division, will inventory all equipment for their respective divisions and return inventory sheets to the Equipment Manager showing equipment needed for the following year.

7.       CBSL Baseball/Softball and Ground Rules Committee – Create and update special playing rules that would benefit the CBSL but are not covered by major league baseball or amateur softball association rules and set up ground rules of play for each individual diamond.

8.       Nominating Committee Appointed by the President to place into nomination at least one person for each executive and mediation board position.

9.       Team Manager The Team Manager is appointed by the Director of Registration and approved by the Executive Board.  The Manager is responsible for all team activities.  The Manager’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

A.      Appoint coaches who will instruct each player and help the team develop baseball/softball skills, as well as the proper mental attitude.

B.      Appoint a team coordinator who will handle any necessary administrative details that may be required by the CBSL.

C.      Attend such meetings as may be required by the CBSL or, in instances of unavoidable absence, appoint a team representative who may act for the team when necessary.

D.      Schedule sufficient practices to assure a continuing improvement in the baseball/softball skills of each player.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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E.       Make certain his/her team is on time and ready to play all officially scheduled games.

F.       Make certain that all administrative requirements of the CBSL are complied with on time and in complete form.

G.      Make certain all playing rules and regulations of the CBSL are complied with in every instance.

H.      Make certain he/she, his/her coaches, players, and parents conduct themselves in the in the highest standard of sportsmanship.

I.        Make certain that each tem member and coach take an active part in every project or activity directed by the CBSL.

J.        Specify instructions to the team members and coaches about authority of umpires.

K.      Cleanliness of the field and spectator area is the responsibility of the team manager, players, and fans.  The area must be cleaned after every game.

L.       Make certain that no intoxicating beverages are allowed at games and practices.

M.     Make certain no smoking is allowed on the playing field.

N.      Appoint a team scorekeeper.

 

10.    Division Coordinators Each baseball/softball division will have one person appointed by the Director of Registration and responsible for the following: Act as a direct channel of communication between the Executive Board and the Team Managers.

 

Part 5 – Rules of Registration

 

A.      General Rules

 

1.       Registration for all players will be held on the date(s) selected by the Director of Registration and the Executive Board.  Sign-up day(s) should be announced to the membership at least one month in advance and be fully publicized to the general public.

 

2.       Each player, prior to participating in any CBSL game, will be required to have the written consent of parents or guardians.

 

 

3.       All new players are required to provide verification of age (birth certificate, baptismal certificate, or other acceptable legal evidence) at the time of registration.

 

 

 

 

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4.       All players are required to register on the established date(s).  Any player wanting to register after the registration date(s) will have a 21 day grace period in which to do so by mail.  At the end of the 21 day grace period, the following will apply:

 

a)       The player will not be eligible to re-sign with last year’s team.

b)       The player will not be eligible for the player draft.

c)       If team limits have been reached, the player will not be immediately eligible to play and will be place on a waiting list.

 

 NOTE:  Players may be exempted from these regulations in extreme cases as determined by the Director of Registration.      

               

5.       Under no circumstances will player registration be accepted over the phone.

 

6.       Only the Director of Registration is authorized to register a child for league play.  No Manager, Coach, or other board member may do so without the prior express consent of the Director of Registration.

 

7.       A player may be allowed to play up one year age group provided an older brother or sister is on that team.

 

8.       The Director of Registration will establish tam roster limits prior to the start of each season.  In no case will a team have less than eleven or more than fifteen players.  Each team manager will keep the Director of Registration informed of any changes in roster size so that the waiting list (if any) may be depleted.

 

9.       The Manager’s son or daughter will be placed automatically on their team.

 

10.    No Manager, coach, player, or other individual involved with the CBSL may contact any player or another CBSL organized team regarding transfer to their CBSL organized team.

 

11.    A returning player who registers on the registration date(s) or within the 21-day grace period will have to option to re-sign with last year’s team or be placed in the division pool.  If placed in the division pool, that player may not be drafted by last year’s team for that year’s draft only.  All new players who register on the registration date(s) or within the 21 day grace period will automatically go in the division pool.

 

12.    Beginning with 1989, registration will follow the school year.  This will be grandfathered in and will affect only new members.

 

 

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B.      Team Manager Appointments

 

All manager appointments will be made at the discretion of the Director of Registration with Executive Board majority approval.

 

Team Manager selection will be done by the Director of Registration in the following manner:

1.       First choice Last year’s team roster manager

2.       Second choice – Last year’s team roster coach(es).

3.       Third choice – Parent whose child is on the team roster.

4.       Director of Registration’s discretion.

 

C.      The Division Player Draft

 

Goal

The overall goal of the draft is to distribute the players in such a way as to produce teams in each division of near equal abilities.  The result should be league games that are competitive, exciting, and entertaining.

 

Definitions –

1.       Division Pool – Pool of unattached players from which managers will draft.

2.       Waiting List List of players who signed up after the 21 day grace period.

3.       Practice Schedule – A schedule reserving field times and dates, worked out between the managers at draft time, available for practice for each team.

4.       New Team – A new team with a new manager and five or less players who were on the same team last year.  A new team may also be started with just the manager and his/her child, at the discretion of the Director of Registration.

 

Draft Procedures and Rules –

1.       The teams of the CBSL will be created and refilled by a player draft.

2.       Draft positions will be assigned in reverse order of last year’s finish.  In case of a tie, the Director of Registration will flip a coin to determine draft order.

A.      Any new teams will draft first and will be allowed to build up to a strength of five before the established teams begin drafting.  At the Director of Registration’s discretion, especially in the tee ball and Atom-1 Division, this section may be waived or modified.

        The following are the general steps that should be followed by the Director of Registration:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                Step 1 - Following the registration and 21 day grace period, the Director of Registration will compile the division pool lists to prepare for the draft.  The names of the players in the pool will be furnished to each manager prior to the draft.

 

                Step 2 – The player draft, run by the Director of Registration (or representative) will be held.  All managers or their representative will be present to draft and set practice schedules.  The Director of Registration will draft and set practice schedules for absent managers.

 

                Step 3 – If all teams do not reach full roster strength through the draft, the teams will be filled, up to the 8th game of the season, from the waiting list for that division.

 

                Step 4 – The players on the waiting list (one for each division) will be assigned to the teams in the same order the draft was conducted or to the team with the least players at the Director of Registration’s discretion.  Two players, if possible, and preferably three, will be on the waiting list before being place on a team so that the players can be selected by a blind draft.  No manager will be informed by the Director of Registration as to which team is the next to receive a player to assure that no recruiting will take place.

 

                Step 5 – After the 8th game of the season, all registration is closed.

 

                NOTE: Since all situations cannot be documented, the Director of Registration may override any sections herein after discussion/approval of the Executive Board.

 

Special Rules for Tee Ball Only

 

1.       Special requests by parents will be honored, if possible, providing team size or team make-up does not prevent the Director of Registration from doing so.

2.       After all parental requests are filled,filled; if possible, the Director of Registration will assign some or all players in the tee ball pool to the various teams.  This assignment will take place with the goal to equalize the teams.

 

Part 6 – Scheduling and Special League Rules

 

1.       CBSL games will be played according to the schedule provided by the league.

2.       All baseball games of the CBSL are to be governed by the National Baseball Rules as compiled and adopted by the Commissioner of Baseball, except where such rules are at variance with any rules of the CBSL.

 

 

 

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3.       Managers may suspend players for one CBSL game at a time for any of the following reasons:

 

A.      Failure to participate in any three consecutive practices, CBSL games or combination of the two, without good cause.

B.      Insubordination to a Manager, Coach, or Umpire.

C.      Use of profanity.

D.      Unsportsmanlike conduct on or off the field while engaged in CBSL activities.

 

All suspensions will be immediately reported to the Director of Registration by the team manager.

 

4.       An action to suspend a player for two or more consecutive games must be approved by majority vote of the Executive Board.

5.       Special Divisional Rules –

A.      Each division may propose rules it feels are needed for the betterment of play within that division.

B.      Those proposed rules must be submitted in writing to the Executive Board at least ten days prior to the start of the season.

C.      Any proposed rule must be approved by the Executive Board before it can be implemented.

D.      Those proposed divisional rules, which are approved by the Executive Board, are valid only for the current playing season.

E.       List of special rules approved from prior year will be supplied to CBSL baseball/softball and ground rules committee.

 

6.       Special rules governing players and teams participating in baseball/softball activities in addition to CBSL scheduled games and practices

A.      Any extra games or practices may not conflict with any CBSL scheduled league or playoff games.

B.      Any extra games or practices may not conflict with any CBSL scheduled practice unless permission is granted by the player’s CBSL manager.

C.      Any extra teams requesting the use of CBSL equipment or fields must consist of players currently members of the CBSL.  Fields to be used by extra teams must be reserved with the CBSL so as not to conflict with the CBSL.  Requests should be directed to the Baseball or Softball  Commissioner.

 

NOTE: The purpose of this section is to encourage all players desiring to play extra games to do so, but in absolutely no way harm or weaken the CBSL.

 

 

 

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Part 7 – Umpires

 

1.       The CBSL’s Director of Umpires, under the direction of the President, is a paid position and is in full charge of, and responsible for, the training and assignment of all umpires.

2.       Any umpire(s) assigned by the Director of Umpires shall be in complete charge of the game.  Profane language, harassment, physical contact, and any other unsportsmanlike conduct, including unnecessary delay, by an manager, coach, player, or spectator, is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated.

3.       An umpire has the authority to eject, after proper warning, any manager, coach, player, or spectator at any time, if, in the umpire’s judgement, such action is warranted in order to eliminate conduct which the umpire deems offensive, or in any way interferes with the orderly playing of the game.  If the game is delayed longer than deemed appropriate by the umpire while waiting for a manager, coach, or spectator to leave the area after being ejected, the game will be forfeited in favor of the opposing team.  An ejected player will remain on the bench under the supervision of the manager.

4.       In any case, whether or not ejected, a party interfering with any umpire’s control of the game, is subject to probation or suspension by a majority vote of the Executive Board.

5.       Any umpire’s decision which involves judgement, such as, but not limited to, whether a batted ball is fair or foul, whether a pitch is a strike or a ball, or whether a runner is safe or out, is final.  No player, manager, coach, or spectator shall object to any such judgment decisions.

6.       Any umpire’s decision which involved an interpretation of playing rules may be discussed by the manager or coach (only one).  No other person will be permitted on the playing field to discuss such playing rule decisions.  The ultimate decision of the umpire(s) is final, subject only to review pursuant to the rules governing protests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Part 8 – Meetings

 

1.       General Membership Meeting – The CBSL will hold one membership meeting each month as determined by the Executive Board.

A.      Order of Business for General Membership Meeting will be:

1.       Determination of Quorum – at least 15 members present.

2.       Reading and disposition of minutes.

3.       Reading and disposition of Treasurer’s Report.

4.       Reports of officers, appointed positions, and committees.

5.       Unfinished business.

6.       New business (topics list only).

7.       Nominations and election of officers (when appropriate).

8.       Good of the organization Any motions considered New Business made under this section will be deferred until the next general membership meeting and placed on the topics list.

9.       Adjournment.

 

B.      Topic List

 

Topics to be raised at general membership meeting must be presented to the Executive Board Secretary at least three days prior to the meeting.  This will ensure that all matters to be discussed will be available in advance to all interested members.  A topic not appearing on the agenda due to unforeseen circumstances that requires immediate action, may be allowed by agreement of the Executive Board.

 

2.       Executive Board Meetings – Meetings held as needed by order of the Executive Board.  Minutes will be recorded and are to be read at the next membership meeting.

 

3.       Special Meetings - Held as needed by order of the President.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Part 9 – Elections

 

1.       Elections will be held at the October membership meeting.  Nominations of officers will be held openly at the August and September membership meeting.

2.       Nominees will be elected by secret ballot by the membership present at the October meeting.  Those nominees running unopposed will be elected by voice vote.

 

Part 10 – Amendments to the Constitution and By-laws of the CBSL

 

Amendments to the Constitution and By-laws of the CBSL may be proposed at any general membership, Executive Board, or special meeting.  The amendment will be read at two consecutive general membership meetings and voted on at the second meeting.  The Executive Board may render an opinion of the amendment before the vote.  The amendment will become effective with a 2/3 majority vote of at least 10 pre cent of the voting membership.  Proxy votes to all amendments to the Constitution and By-laws of the CBSL will be allowed.

 


 

 

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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