Players play the positions of 1st, 2nd, Short Stop, and 3rd base (in front of the base running line) - with a player on the side of the coach who is pitching - the remaining girls playing outfield. Fielding charts should be prepared the before the game
Must rotate your players between infield and outfield position – never leaving one player in outfield for more than 1 inning.
Pitching is by the coach with another coach behind the catcher to move the game along.
Innings are 3 outs or 4 run mercy rule.
A batter is allowed 5 COACH PITCHES at which point a tee is then brought out. They swing until they hit a fair ball. This should be adhered to in order to ensure the game moves along.
There are no calls of balls or strikes - strikes are only if the player swings and misses.
One base on a hit
No stealing. No taking a base on overthrows.
Suggested to have 3 coaches -- one to watch the girls on the bench, call batting order/ position fielders (go out on the field and show them please), one coach pitching, and one behind the catcher (should also assist the catcher getting in the gear).
Make sure catchers are proper distance away from plate and in the correct catcher's stance - not on one/two knees.
Play with new 11' inch RIF 10 provided with the uniforms (practice balls are in the equipment bag)
Playing time 1 hour 30 minutes or 5 innings. 1-2 minutes between innings max. Maximize action time.
No girl should be holding a bat in the dugout area, only at the plate. On-deck swinging is not allowed
The girls are to remain in their dug out, when their team is up for batting.
No score is kept
Line up and “Good game” at end.
Please keep an emphasis on speeding up the game. More action = more fun