Offensive team is required to announce the last batter to the opposing team. The inning is over when the defensive team makes an out after the last batter hits the ball or that runner makes it all the way to home.
Players will swing until a fair ball is hit (no strikeouts).
If a defensive play is made and the base runner is called out, that runner must leave the base.
All bases must be cleared when the defensive team makes three outs.
The ball is considered dead if the tee (not the ball) is hit. The offensive coach assisting batters at the tee will call out “Dead Ball” and the batter will try again.
All balls hit beyond 10' in front of home plate are live.
Helmets must be worn by all batters and runners.
Bunting, lead offs, stealing and sliding are not permitted.
Runners cannot leave the base until the ball is hit.
Pinch runners will be used only for injured players.
Runner must touch all bases. This is the perfect time to teach the runner the proper way to touch the base that they missed.
The batter and runners may only advance one base per at bat.
Base runners (including the batter) will not be granted an extra base on overthrows. In the event of an overthrow, the play is called dead. An overthrow is when the fielder has to abandon his/her position to retrieve the baseball.
Play is stopped by a play at any base, unless the defensive team attempts to make multiple outs in which case, play will continue until the defense calls for a “time out” in accordance with the next paragraph (Local Rule 5.15).
Play is also stopped when an infielder has possession (control) of the ball, and while on the infield dirt raises the ball in the air with a fully extended arm. If the fielder raises the ball before the runner reaches 1st base, the runner will be awarded first base.
If a runner has advanced 2/3 of the way (runner A) to the next base then they will be awarded that base. Exception: If another runner (runner B) is in front of the runner A and runner B had not advanced 2/3 of the way and is required to return to the previous base then runner A must return to the previous base.
Only the batter is allowed to handle a bat. All other players must remain on the "bench". An assistant coach or parent must monitor this requirement to avoid injuries.