7U Rules

 USABL 7U Division will be all USABL rules with the exception of the below.

Outside of these modified rules it is real travel baseball with USABL rules.

1. THE FIRST 4 INNINGS WILL BE COACH PITCH. EACH BATTER WILL GET 5 PITCHES TO HIT THE BALL. THE BATTER WILL BE OUT AFTER 3 SWINGING STRIKES OR AT THE END OF FIVE PITCHES. IF THE BATTER HAS NOT PUT THE BALL IN PLAY AFTER 5 PITCHES IT IS AN OUT. IF THE BATTER FOULS OFF THE 5TH PITCH THEY WILL BE GIVEN ONE MORE OPPORTUNITY TO PUT THE BALL IN PLAY. THE LAST 2 INNINGS WILL BE PLAYER PITCH (4 BALLS AND 3 STRIKES.)

2.  NO NEW INNING WILL START AFTER AN HOUR AND 45 MINUTES.

3. MAXIMUM OF 5 RUNS PER INNING, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE LAST INNING. HOWEVER, THE TIME LIMIT AND 10 RUN RULE (USABL RULE #10) WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT.

4. NO BUNTING

5. A BATTER HIT BY A PITCH IS NOT AWARDED FIRST BASE IN COACH PITCH. IT WILL COUNT AS A PITCH. IF A BATTER IS HIT DURING PLAYER PITCH THEY WILL BE AWARDED FIRST BASE.

6. NO INFIELD FLY RULE

7.  NO BASE STEALING IS PERMITTED. RUNNERS CAN ONLY ADVANCE ON A BALL IN PLAY.

8. EACH TEAM WILL GET ONE WARNING FOR A RUNNER LEAVING THE BASE EARLY. SECOND VIOLATION OF THIS WILL BE DECLARED AN OUT.

9. THERE WILL BE NO SLIDING INTO FIRST BASE. ALL RUNNERS MUST SLIDE FEET FIRST. HEAD FIRST SLIDES WILL BE CALLED AS AN OUT.

10. PLAY WILL ONLY BE STOPPED WHEN THE BALL IS RETURNED TO THE PITCHER (NOT THE COACH, THE PLAYER) AND IN CONTROL ON THE MOUND. IF THE BASE RUNNERS ARE IN-BETWEEN BASES THEY WILL BE GIVEN THE NEXT BASE IF THE UMPIRE DETERMINES THE RUNNER TO BE HALF WAY OR CLOSER TO THE NEXT BASE.  

11.  ON AN OVERTHROW THE RUNNERS ADVANCE ONLY 1 BASE AT THEIR OWN RISK.

12. SPEED-UP RULE – WHEN THE OFFENSIVE TEAM HAS TWO OUTS, IF THE CATCHER FOR THE NEXT INNING IS A BASE RUNNER, THAT PLAYER MUST BE REPLACED BY EITHER THE LAST BATTED OUT OR A PLAYER NOT IN THE LINEUP.

13. YOU WILL HAVE ONE UMPIRE IN THE FIELD.

14. NO PROTEST WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS DIVISION. 

15. PITCHING DISTANCE REQUIREMENTS: 

A.  PLAYER PITCHING DISTANCE MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 40 FEET AND A MAXIMUM OF 46 FEET THE REGULATION LITTLE LEAGUE DISTANCE.

B. COACH PITCHING DISTANCE MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 33 FEET AND A MAXIMUM OF 46 FEET