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Youth Tee Ball Leagues

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Status
Category
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Spring Season

Games

  • All games are played in-house at Fountain View Town Center.
  • Two games per week played.
  • Games played on week nights and weekends.

League - Kindergarten

League - Preschool

Picture Day

  • May 26 at Fountain View

Practices

  • Practices Begin – 4/26

Registration

This activity has already started, but registrations are still being accepted.

  • A T-Shirt is included in the registration fee.

Season

  • Starts end of April
  • Ends end of June.
  • 10 game regular season.
  • Opening Weekend – 5/14

 

 

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Fall Season

Games

  • All games are played in-house at Fountain View Town Center.
  • Two games per week played.
  • Games played on week nights and weekends.

Picture Day

  • Date TBD at Glenbard North

Practices

  • Practices Begin – 7/26

Registration

  • Regular Registration Deadline – 7/11
  • A T-Shirt is included in the registration fee.

Season

  • Starts Middle of July.
  • Ends Middle of September
  • 10 game regular season.
  • Opening Week – 8/8

 

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Rules

Preschool

Base Running

  • There is no stealing.
  • All plays stop when a player has possession of the ball within the ten (10) foot circle around the pitcher’s mound at the end of the play.
  • Base runners may not advance more than one base on balls hit in the infield.
  • Base runners may advance two bases on balls hit past the outfielders or in the outfield gaps.
  • Runners may not advance on overthrows. This includes the batter.

Batting

  • There are no “official” outs.
  • All batters get to run the bases.
  • All players bat once per inning.
  • The batting tee is placed in front of the home plate, not on it, with the point of the plate pointed toward the pitcher.
  • The batter must take a full swing (no bunting) and hit the ball out of the twenty (20) foot arc. If the ball does not go out of the arc, it is a dead ball and the batter must try again. After four (4) “dead balls” the next ball hit off the tee in fair territory is considered playable regardless if it goes beyond the twenty (20) foot arc.
  • The last batter is announced to the opposing team in each inning.

Defensive Positions

  • All players must play their own position. They may only “backup” other positions.
  • All outfielders must play at least twenty (20) feet behind the baselines.
  • Outfielders should be taught to throw the ball in, not run to a base to make a force-out.
  • Managers must position their infielders out of the base path.
  • If the ball is hit directly to the pitcher, a play must be attempted on the batter and/or the base runners. The play cannot end just by the pitcher (or another fielder) fielding the ball and returning to the pitchers circle.
  • The player must play a different position each inning. Each player must play an infield position during each game.
  • No player is allowed to play the same position twice in one game.
  • When a manager deems any position unsafe for a particular player, he must document the reason and advise the Carol Stream Park District athletic staff, the league coordinator, and the parents/guardian before taking any action.
  • All outs are made by tag, force-out, or balls caught on a fly.

Games

  • Games start with a 30 minute warm/up practice.
  • There are ten (10) games.
    • Games started are not made up if stopped for weather, darkness, etc.
  • Games are three (3) innings or 1 hour; whichever comes first.
    • When the last batter bats, the inning is over when either an out is made or all runners have crossed home plate.
  • Games started are not made up if stopped for weather, darkness, etc.
  • There are a maximum of two (2) defensive coaches on the field positioned behind the infielders.
  • On offense, there is a first (1st) base, third (3rd) base, and batting coach.
  • The manager designates a bench coach to keep order.
  • There is no minimum number of players necessary to start/play the game.
  • Players who arrive after the start of the game must be immediately added to the line-up and placed at the bottom of the batting order.

Field Setup

Base Paths

  • Fifty (50) feet apart with chalked foul lines.

Batting Arc

  • A twenty (20) foot arc put in with chalk between the foul lines in the fair territory from home plate.

Batter’s Box

  • Painted by Carol Stream Park District

Outfield

  • Chalk or paint lines are made at twenty (20) feet behind the baselines to show each outfielder where to stand with each batter.

Pitching Mound

  • The pitcher’s rubber is placed at an equal distance between the home plate and the second base.
  • There is a ten (10) foot circle chalked around the pitcher’s mound.

Pitching

  • There is no pitching.
  • The defensive player playing the pitcher position must be within three feet of the pitching rubber.

Scoring

  • No scores are kept.
  • There are no standings.
  • There is no all-star game.
  • There are no playoffs.
  • Participation awards are given to each player.

Umpires

  • The offensive coaches serves as umpires.

 

Kindergarden

Base Running

  • All play stops when a player has possession of the ball within the ten (10) foot circle around the pitcher’s mound at the end of the play.
  • Base runners may not advance more than one base on balls hit in the infield.
  • Base runners may advance two bases on balls hit past the outfielders or in the outfield gaps at their own risk.
  • Runners may not advance on overthrows. This includes the batter.

Substitute Base Runner

  • When the catcher for the next inning is on base and there are two outs, the manager must substitute a base runner with the player who made the last out.

Stealing

  • There is no stealing.

Batting

  • Both teams have an equal number of at-bats.
  • All players bat once per inning.
  • No balls and strikes called.
  • No bunting.
  • The batter’s first attempt to hit the ball from a coach pitch. Any ball hit off a pitcher is playable anywhere in fair territory.
  • If a ball hits a batter, the batter should complete the at-bat. If the batter is injured and cannot complete the at-bat, the next player bats.
  • If the batter does not hit the ball into fair territory after four (4) pitches, the batting tee should be used.
  • The batting tee is placed in front of the home plate, not on it, with the point of the plate pointed toward the pitcher.
  • The batter must take a full swing (no bunting) and hit the ball out of the twenty (20) foot arc. If the ball does not go out of the arc, it is a dead ball and the batter must try again. After four (4) “dead balls” the next ball hit off the tee in fair territory is considered playable regardless if it goes beyond the twenty (20) foot arc.
  • The last batter is announced to the opposing team in each inning.

Defensive Positions

  • All players must play their own position. They may only “backup” other positions.
  • All outfielders must play at least twenty (20) feet behind the baselines.
  • Outfielders should be taught to throw the ball in, not run to a base to make a force-out.
  • Managers must position their infielders out of the base path.
  • If the ball is hit directly to the pitcher, a play must be attempted on the batter and/or the base runners. The play cannot end just by the pitcher (or another fielder) fielding the ball and returning to the pitchers circle.
  • Players must play a different position in each inning. Each player must play an infield position during each game.
  • No player is allowed to play the same position twice in one game.
  • When a manager deems any position unsafe for a particular player, he must document the reason and advise the Carol Stream Park District athletic staff, the league coordinator, and the parents/guardian before taking any action.

Games

  • Games start with a 30 minute warm/up practice.
  • There are ten (10) games.
    • Games started are not made up if stopped for weather, darkness, etc.
  • Games are three (3) innings or 1 hour; whichever comes first.
    • When the last batter bats, the inning is over when either an out is made or all runners have crossed home plate.
  • An inning is recorded when the entire line-up has batted.
  • There are no infield fly or dropped third (3rd) strikes.
  • There are a maximum of two (2) defensive coaches on the field positioned behind the infielders. On offense, there is a first (1st) base, third (3rd) base, and batting coach.
  • The manager designates a bench coach to keep order.
  • There is no minimum number of players necessary to start/play the game. When necessary, players can be used by the other team.
  • Players who arrive after the start of the game must be immediately added to the line-up and placed at the bottom of the batting order.

Field Setup

Base Paths

  • Fifty (50) feet apart with chalked foul lines.

Batting Arc

  • A twenty (20) foot arc put in with chalk between the foul lines in the fair territory from home plate.

Batter’s Box

  • Painted by Carol Stream Park District

Outfield

  • Chalk or paint lines are made at twenty (20) feet behind the baselines to show each outfielder where to stand with each batter.

Pitching Mound

  • Pitching rubber is forty (40) feet from home plate.
  • A ten (10) foot circle chalked around the pitcher’s mound.

Pitching

  • There is no pitching by players.
  • A coach from the team at bat should pitch.
  • The coach is allowed to move closer to home plate when pitching to a player. Coach pitching from a kneeled position is allowed.
  • When the coach pitches, the defensive player playing the pitcher position must be within (3) three feet of the pitching rubber.

Scoring

  • No scores are kept.
  • There are no standings.
  • There is no all-star game.
  • Participation awards are given to each player.
  • There are no playoffs following the end of the regular season.

Umpires

  • The offensive coaches serves as umpires.

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