Richland National Little League 2018 Managers Manual


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Richland National Little League

2018 Managers Manual

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Table of Contents Page 3

Board of Directors Contact Information

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Little League Motto, Mission, and RNLL Code of Conduct ▪ Manager/Coach Code of Conduct ▪ Parent Code of Conduct ▪ Player Code of Conduct

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Guidelines For Managers ▪ Manager “To Do” ▪ Team Manager Responsibilities ▪ Team Coordinator Responsibilities ▪ Volunteer Duties ▪ Game Day Duties ▪ Volunteer Duties ▪ Game Day Duties ▪ Description Of Volunteer Jobs ● Example Of Volunteer Duties Sheet ▪ Example Of Pitch Count Sheet ▪ Example Of Game Day Sheet

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RNLL Local Playing Rules

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RNLL Local League Rules

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Safety Plan 2

Board of Directors Contact Information First Name Gary Chris Brian N/A Jen Martin Patrick Ryan Ryan

Last Name Watkins Piatt Corbin N/A Siever Pescasio McGlinn Swinburnson Metcalf

Position President Vice President Player Agent Treasurer Secretary Umpire-in-Chief Majors Managers Coordinator Managers Liason Safety Coordinator

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Cell Phone 554-8336 539-1626 430-8130 N/A 491-2046 392-1185 440-3681 551-2629

868-9931

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Little League Motto, Mission Statement, & RNLL Codes of Conduct

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Little League Motto, Mission & Objective LITTLE LEAGUE MOTTO Since its humble beginnings, the mission of the Little League program has remained unchanged: “To provide a wholesome, healthy activity for children using the ball field as a classroom to instill discipline, team work, sportsmanship and fair play, and to establish a set of values to guide them into adulthood and (hopefully) responsible citizenship.” LITTLE LEAGUE MISSION Little League Baseball, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to: “Promote, develop, supervise and voluntarily assist in all lawful ways, the interest of those who participate in Little League Baseball.” LOCAL LITTLE LEAGUE OBJECTIVE The objective of the Local League shall be to implant firmly in the children of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority, so that they may be well adjusted, stronger and happier children and will grow up to be good, decent, healthy and trustworthy citizens. ACHIEVEMENT OF OBJECTIVE To achieve this objective, the Local League will provide a supervised program under the Rules and Regulations of Little League Baseball, Inc. All directors, managers, coaches and members shall bear in mind that the attainment of exceptional athletic skills or winning of games is secondary and the molding of future citizens of prime importance. LITTLE LEAGUE PLEDGE I trust in God. I love my country and will respect its laws. I will play fair and strive to win. But win or lose, I will always do my best. 7

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RNLL Codes of Conduct ▪ Every person is responsible for his or her own actions with regards to the Code of Conduct. ▪ Managers and Coaches can have a huge impact on the environment around the RNLL practices and games. ▪ The Managers and Coaches have a responsibility to create a positive environment for RNLL players. ▪ As a Manager/Coach it is critical that you follow the Code of Conduct and hold your other coaches, parents, and players to that standard. ▪ We can all help each other in keeping a positive youth sports environment. For example: o If one of the coaches is starting to act inappropriate with an umpire, there is nothing wrong with another coach on their team walking over and diffusing the situation. o If a parent is staring to yell at an umpire, one of coaches can take control of the environment and ask the fan to please calm down. o If a player shows poor sportsmanship a coach can pull that player to the side and talk about it. o When it comes to umpires, they will make mistakes, and quite often they are just kids, so it is up to the adults to make 10

sure we act the right way. It is never acceptable to yell, or cuss, at an umpire.

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Manager/Coach Code of Conduct

The Richland National Little League, has implemented the following Manager/Coach Code of Conduct for the important message it holds about the proper role of Managers and Coaches in youth sports. ​Coaching a youth sport program, such as Little League Baseball, is a privilege that is not to be taken for granted. As a Manager or Coach, approved by the Richland National Little League (RNLL) Board, you have an important role in the development of the young children in our community. We strive to teach each child the positive values of trust, good sportsmanship, good citizenship, responsibility, respect, fair play and teamwork – values they can use throughout their lives. The very nature of baseball also teaches that while every player eventually strikes out, or is on a losing team, there is always another chance for success in the next at-bat or game. Preamble The essential elements of character-building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles: • Trustworthiness • Respect • Responsibility • Fairness • Caring and • Good Citizenship The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these “six pillars of character.” I therefore agree: Sportsmanship 1. I will promote good sportsmanship, teach good baseball skills, and have fun in the process. 2. I realize, accept and will practice the principle that a team’s reputation is built not only on its playing ability, but also on its sportsmanship, courtesy and manner. 3. I understand verbal abuse of an official, manager, coach, player, or spectator, including obscene gestures, will not be tolerated and that the offender may be removed from the RNLL fields at the discretion of an umpire or RNLL board member. 4. I understand managers and coaches will refrain from complaining about perceived bad calls to players and fans. 5. I understand all discussions will be held in conversational tones. Under no circumstances will a coach, fan, or player yell at an umpire, coach, fan, or player. The lone exception to 12

this rule is when a manager, coach or player shouts to another coach or teammate during the course of a play. 6. I understand profanity is expressly forbidden at all times at the RNLL complex. 7. I understand alcoholic beverages and the use of illicit drugs are prohibited at all RNLL games, practices, and at the RNLL complex. 8. I understand the use of tobacco products on the RNLL complex is prohibited. Rules and Policies 1. I will know and understand the rules and abide by them (whether local or national). I will instruct my team members in the rules and coach my team in such a way as to motivate each player to compete according to the rules at all times. 2. I will adhere to all Little League safety guidelines from the Little League handbook and the RNLL Safety Manual, including participating in CPR and First Aid training as required. 3. I will understand the local league participation rules for my division. All managers and coaches must ensure that each player get minimum opportunities to bat and play the field in each game. I also understand that specific rules are also in place to limit the number and frequency of innings pitched by a particular player. 4. I will review the RNLL website (www.richlandnational.com) on a regular basis to make sure that I am informed of all updated LL and RNLL rules and policies. The Umpires and Other Resources 1. I recognize baseball is a game of interpretations, and as a result, disputes will occur from time to time. However, it is important that players learn respect. All disputes that are taken up with the umpire will be handled in a civil manner. I understand only managers/coaches may initiate such discussions with an umpire. The managers/coaches will conduct themselves with decorum and once the umpire has made their final ruling, the managers will make no further field protest. Off-field protests may be lodged with the RNLL Board per league policy. 2. I understand most of the umpires are “in training” as well as the players. I recognize that all umpires will make mistakes occasionally, and as manager/coach, I will give the umpires the respect their position within the game deserves. 3. I will be responsible in caring for equipment, for keys delegated for my use, for care of fields prior to games and for cleaning up fields, dugouts and stands after games in accordance with policies that RNLL may establish from time to time. I will make sure that all league-provided equipment is clean and accounted for when returned after the season. The Parents and the League 1. I will maintain an open line of communication with players and their parents. I will be approachable. When approached by a parent to discuss any issue, I will interact and respond in a courteous manner. 2. I will understand and explain the philosophies, goals and objectives, and Codes of Conduct of RNLL. 3. I will ensure that fans of the team conduct themselves with sportsmanship and maturity at all times while in attendance at game sites and will assist the officials in maintaining 13

control of spectators during games. I will make sure that coaches and players are the only persons allowed in the dugout during a game. 4. I will support (through participation and organization of parents) RNLL in all fundraising efforts and field improvement efforts along with other duties that may be assigned to teams from time to time. The Team 1. I will conduct practices in an organized manner, with a planned agenda that focuses on specific skill development appropriate for the skill level of the players. 2. I will focus on providing instruction commensurate with players abilities so all players have the opportunity to advance their skills towards their full potential, gain confidence, and develop self-esteem. 3. I will teach each player, especially through personal example, to be humble and generous in victory and proud and courteous in defeat. 4. I understand that managers and coaches are appointed by the league to be responsible for the team’s actions on the field and to represent the team in communications with the umpires, opposing teams, and league. If a manager leaves the field, he shall designate a coach as a substitute who will then be responsible and held accountable for the manager’s duties. Non-Game Duties of Managers Each manager has considerable duties outside of coordinating practices and managing the games. Accordingly, if I am a Manager, I will adhere to the following as well: 1. I will maintain open communication with players and parents to inform them of practices, games and other responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner. 2. I understand that, in some levels, teams are required to provide qualified umpires for assigned games throughout the season. I understand that it is my responsibility to either umpire the game myself or find a qualified umpire (such as an assistant coach or a volunteer parent). 3. I will attend all required coaches meetings, safety and umpiring clinics unless I am out of town or have a significant previously made commitment. If I cannot attend, I will ensure that one of my assistant coaches attends on my behalf. 4. I will complete, obtain and submit to the League all required paperwork (Manager/Coach Application, Volunteer Application, and Manager/Coach Code of Conduct). 5. I understand that I am the point of contact between my team and other teams and RNLL officials. I understand that I am the person that is responsible for my team. I will take my obligations seriously and communicate effectively and in a courteous manner.

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Parent Code of Conduct

The Richland National Little League, has implemented the following Parent Code of Conduct for the important message it holds about the proper role of parents in supporting their child in sports. Parents must read and sign this form prior to their children participating in our league. Preamble The essential elements of character-building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles: • Trustworthiness • Respect • Responsibility • Fairness • Caring and • Good Citizenship The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these “six pillars of character.” I therefore agree: 1. I will not force my child to participate in sports. 2. I will remember that children participate to have fun and that the game is for kids, not adults. 3. I will inform the manager or coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others. 4. I will adhere to the rules of the game and the policies of the league. 5. I (and my guests) will be a positive role model for my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game and practice. 6. I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing and taunting; refusing to shake hands; or using profane language or gestures.

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7. I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well-being of the athletes. 8. I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence. 9. I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, color, gender or ability. 10. I will teach my child that doing one’s best is more important than winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance. 11. I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard, and make my child feel like a winner every time. 12. I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participants for making a mistake or losing a competition. 13. I will emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit my child over winning. 14. I will promote the emotional and physical well-being of the athletes ahead of any personal desire I may have for my child to win. 15. I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss, or confront managers or coaches at the game field, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place. 16. I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and I will refrain from their use at all sports events. 17. I will not participate or promote any unsafe acts or disorderly conduct. 18. I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices, unless I am one of the official coaches of the team. 19. I will be appreciative of the time and energy which RNLL officials, coaches, and volunteers generously give to my child and will support them. 20. I will make every effort for my child to attend each practice and game, and pick up from these events promptly. I will notify the coach if we will not be able to attend, or if someone else will take my child home.

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“He Is Just a Little Boy” He stands at the plate with heart pounding fast. The bases are loaded, the die has been cast. Mom and Dad cannot help him, he stands all alone. A hit at this moment would send the team home. The ball meets the plate, he swings and he misses. There’s a groan from the crowd, with some boos and some hisses. A thoughtless voice cries, “Strike out the bum.” Tears fill his eyes, the game’s no longer fun. So open your heart and give him a break, For it’s moments like this, a man you can make. Please keep this in mind, when you hear someone forget, He is just a little boy, and not a man yet. ---Chaplain Bob Fox I agree to follow the Parent Code of Conduct and to abide by the RNLL Constitution, Little League International playing rules and other rules and regulations established by RNLL.

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Player Code of Conduct

The Richland National Little League, has implemented the following Player Code of Conduct for the important message it holds about the proper role of how ​players must conduct themselves in a manner respectful of all policies and property at all facilities and fields. Little League baseball is an opportunity to learn and have fun, and we all need to keep that in mind. The Little League pledge: I trust in God. I love my country and will respect its laws. I will play fair and strive to win, But win or lose I will always do my best. Preamble The essential elements of character-building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles: • Trustworthiness • Respect • Responsibility • Fairness • Caring and • Good Citizenship The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these “six pillars of character.” I therefore agree: I hereby pledge to have a positive attitude and be responsible for my actions by following the Richland National Little League Player Code of Conduct: 1. I will take responsibility for my own behavior and success, including my relationships with teammates, umpires, RNLL volunteers, and the coaching staff.

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2. I will respect all aspects of the game, including myself, coaches, officials, teammates, opponents, volunteers, fans and rules, regardless of the behavior of others. 3. I will support my teammates and be a team player. 4. I recognize that I am representing Richland National Little League and I will act accordingly, including being humble in victory and gracious in defeat. 5. I will encourage good sportsmanship from fellow players, coaches, officials, opponents, parents and fans at every game and practice. 6. I will do my best to learn from and listen to my manager and coaches. 7. I will not display or promote unsafe actions or disorderly conduct during practices or games. 8. I will not use improper language. 9. I will not use or possess alcohol, tobacco, or any non-prescribed drug. 10. I will not be involved in any acts of theft. 11. I will play to win, recognizing that hard work in practice is a key to success. 12. I will do my best in school.

I, the undersigned, agree to follow the Code of Conduct and abide by the Little League International playing rules and other rules and regulations established by RNLL.

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Guidelines For Managers

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Manager “To Do” List ​(suggested)

You are the primary connection between the parents/players and the league. It falls on you to communicate ALL pertinent information on practices, games, schedule, expectations, league rules, etc. Especially for those parents new(er) to the league, you will need to encourage their involvement. As their involvement grows, they will find more enjoyment watching their child participate and be more invested to the long-term success of their player and our league. To help you get started, below is a suggested “to do list”: 1. Read through this manual. 2. Before players are released by the Player Agent to their teams, ALL managers and coaches ​MUST​ complete the Volunteer Application Form. This form allows our league to do a required background check. In addition, any volunteer who is ​consistently working with kids​, must fill out this form, so be sure to identify those individuals as early as possible. Volunteer forms are to be turned into the Safety Coordinator. ● All individual that have successfully gone through a background check will be required to wear a name tag on a league issued lanyard. ● This if for all people that have regular contact with the players in our league. That group includes Managers, Coaches, and “Parent Coaches”. i. “Parent Coaches” includes: 1. All parents that are regular helpers at practices 2. Parents that run the pitching machines during games 3. Parents that help out in the dugout during games 4. Parents that help out with base coaching during games ● If a parent/coach does not have their nametag and/or lanyard on the parent/coach CAN NOT​ be in contact with the players. i. This includes coaches that forget their nametags. A suggestion would be to put your nametag in your equipment bag so you don’t forget it. ● This idea came from a best practice shared at a statewide Little League meeting, and has been a positive steps towards the safety of several leagues. We ask for everyone’s support to enforce this policy. ● This new policy is done for one reason only, and that is the safety of the players in our league. We want everyone to know who has been through the appropriate background checks.

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Little League International states: ​Anyone refusing to fill out the Volunteer Application is ineligible to be a league member. 3. After the draft or your team is assigned (Singe A), immediately contact your players. 4. It is also suggested that you prepare a “parent letter/email”. Suggested items to communicate to your families are: ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Manager and coaches names and contact information Team roster Practice attire Team colors and uniform information Your coaching/team philosophy Any team rules you may have Player and parent expectations (Code of Conduct) List of volunteer positions you need covered i. If you don’t have one ask the team for a Team Coordinator volunteer

5. Before the first practice, make copies of the full game/practice schedule. You may also want to create your own game/practice schedule that covers just your team to make it easier for parents to understand. 6. Educate yourself on the HOME and VISITING team game duties. 7. Call a parents meeting. Many managers do this either before or after the first practice. ● Go over the items from your parent letter/email ● Ask for volunteers that you need and discuss the safety name tag/lanyards i. Have copies of the volunteer application available and have those parents that want to help fill that out the first night. ii. Contact the Safety Coordinator to get them the volunteer applications so they can be processed and nametags issued so those parents can start helping out. ● This is a very important meeting to set the expectations around the Code of Conduct and the environment around the fields 8. Managers and coaches must have first aid/CPR training. The Safety Coordinator will review the requirements and training in detail. 9. You are required to have your player’s medical release information with you at all practices and games. You know that a successful season – a successful league, requires ​a lot of help​, so the getting your parents on board with your expectations can’t be stressed enough. 24

Team Manager Responsibilities (Applicable to all four leagues) (1) Team Managers must contact the parents of the players on the team to solicit their help for fieldwork and related work parties. (2) Team Managers should recruit a Team Coordinator for assistance in fulfilling responsibilities to RNLL. (3) Team Managers are responsible for ensuring the behavior of their players and parents. (4) Team Managers are responsible for ensuring their team is in compliance with all Little League International rules and regulations. (5) Manager of the “Home” team is responsible for the following: (a) Pre and post-game field preparation as directed by the Field Manager. (b) Provision of a qualified scorekeeper. (c) Provision of a qualified individual to perform official Pitch Count responsibilities. (d) Cleaning of the dugout and policing of the fence-line to home plate after completion of each game. (6) Manager of the “Visiting” team is responsible for the following: (a) Provision of a public address announcer, if applicable. (b) Provision of a scoreboard operator, if applicable. (c) Cleaning of the dugout and policing of the fence-line to home plate after completion of each game. (d) If on Field 2, put up US Flag and play National Anthem (first game of the day). (e) Double “A”: A parent to act as a field umpire.

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(7) Team Coordinators are responsible for providing working help for the concessions during the games for which their team’s assistance has been scheduled in advance by the Concessions Coordinator. Team Managers are responsible for the playing equipment, uniforms, keys and any other RNLL property issued to them by the Equipment Coordinator. Managers shall sign for equipment, uniforms, keys and any other RNLL property at both the time of issuance and the time of return, noting inventory and condition of items. Equipment, uniforms, keys and any other RNLL property shall be returned during the established dates/times by the Equipment Coordinator. Coach Responsibilities in Uniform/Key Return Coaches: Coaching takes on many roles and part of that role is the return of equipment to RNLL. Equipment includes uniforms worn by players and coaching staff. In 2016 we replaced uniforms. Some uniforms exhibited wear and tear, but most replacements were due to low numbers of appropriately sized uniforms for teams. This is due in part for failure of staff to encourage uniform return in a timely manner. This year we are implementing new strategies to help protect our investment. 1) Coaches will sign out the uniforms at the beginning of the season. 2) RNLL staff will check, with coaches, the return of all uniforms. 3) Coaches will complete the uniform inventory upon distribution. Make a copy and return the original to the clubhouse. 4) Coaches must show due diligence in the return of team uniforms. This includes, but is not limited to, collecting jerseys after final game, sending multiple reminder emails, informing RNLL staff of lost/non-returned jerseys. 5) Coaches should wash uniforms, prior to return, in order to increase life span. We understand this adds more responsibility to coaches but the success of the league depends on the teamwork of not only players but coaches and volunteer staff. It might be best to assign this role to the team coordinator. By signing below you agree to the above conditions. Thank you, RNLL Board Coach Name Coach Signature Team

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___________________ Key Numbers RETURN TO PRESIDENT DURING MEETING

RNLL

UNIFORM INVENTORY

TEAM NAME:

PLAYER NAME

UNIFORM #

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PLEASE MAKE A COPY AND RETURN TO CLUBHOUSE MAILBOX LABELED INVENTORIES

Team Coordinator Responsibilities 1. Provide information from Managers and league to the player’s parents. 2. Distribute jerseys and caps to each player (if your Manager has not done so). Ensure jerseys are washed and returned to Equipment Coordinator at the end of season. 3. Organize a team roster.

● Collect family home and cell numbers as well as emails. ● Distribute to all families. Ask Manager to assist in collecting this information. 4. Schedule your volunteers. ● A sample volunteer sheet is attached. ● Get this filled out as soon as possible. It will make your season run smoother for your Manager, players, parents and you. ● It’s a good idea to send out reminder emails to parents a day before they are scheduled. ● If you are short volunteers the day of a game, don’t be shy – ask parents as they arrive for help. 5. Help distribute sponsorship fundraising cards as needed

6. Check your team’s communication boxes in the clubhouse weekly to see if there is any new information to distribute.

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Volunteering is NOT an option. They agreed to volunteer as part of registering their child in Little League.

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Adult Game Coordinator Responsibilities If no adult umpire is available for a game, and non-adult umpires are used exclusively for that game, the local Little League must assign an adult as Game Coordinator or the game cannot be played. The Game Coordinator must not be a manager or coach of either team in the game, and cannot be assigned as Game Coordinator for more than one game at a time. The Game Coordinator’s duties include the following: Participate in pre-game meeting with managers & umpire Be at pre-game meeting and contribute as necessary. Make sure the Game Coordinator’s name is in the official scorebook. Be present at the game at all times Remain at the game at all times, including between innings, in close proximity to the field (not in any enclosure) and in a position to see all action. If the Game Coordinator is not present or is unable to perform his/her duties, the game must be suspended until he/she returns or is able to perform his/her duties, or until a new adult Game Coordinator is present and assumes the duties for the remainder of the game. Oversee conduct of all players, managers, coaches & umpires Disqualifications/ejections The Game Coordinator has the authority to disqualify any player, coach, manager, or substitute for objecting to the decisions of an umpire, or for unsportsmanlike conduct or language, and to eject such disqualified person from the playing field. If the Game Coordinator disqualifies a player while a play is in progress, the disqualification shall not take effect until no further action is possible in that play. Stop play for inclement or unsafe playing conditions The Game Coordinator has the sole ability to determine if play shall be suspended because of inclement weather conditions the unfit playing conditions, when play shall resume after being suspended, and when a game shall be terminated after such suspension. The Game Coordinator shall not terminate the game until at least thirty minutes after play is suspended. The Game Coordinator may continue the suspension as long as there is a chance to resume play​.

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We will endeavor to have a representative from the Richland National Little League Board of Directors in attendance at all League games, and they are listed at front of this manual; Board members can be identified by their red and white lanyards, as all other approved individuals in the League will have alternatively colored lanyards. The Game Coordinator may contact any of these individuals if they desire assistance in fulfilling their duties.

Volunteer Duties Single A and Tee Ball

Double AA

Triple AAA

Majors

Home Team ***** ***** *****

Home Team ***** Official Scorebook Official Pitch Count

Home Team ***** Official Scorebook Official Pitch Count

Home Team ***** Official Scorebook Official Pitch Count

Field Prep/Field Clean Up

Field Prep/Field Clean Up

Field Prep/Field Clean Up

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Dugout Clean Up

Dugout Clean Up

Dugout Clean Up

Dugout Clean Up

Adult Pitcher (either team)

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Visitor Team Scoreboard / Announcer

Visitor Team Scoreboard / Announcer

Visitor Team Scoreboard / Announcer

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Field Ump

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Flag / Anthem Field #2

Flag / Anthem Field #2

Flag / Anthem Field #2

Flag / Anthem Field #2

Dugout Clean Up

Dugout Clean Up

Dugout Clean Up

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● Official score sheets​ and ​pitch count sheets​ are upstairs in the clubhouse on the wall just inside the door. ● Official scorebook “book”​ are in blue binders upstairs in the clubhouse near the copier. They are marked with appropriate field numbers. ● Field preparation equipment​ is in the equipment room. Green double doors at the base of the stairs. ● Umpire equipment​ is in the small room beside equipment room and just to the right of the bulletin board outside the concession stand. 31

● The ​US flag​ is located in the concession stand. Please see that it is ​folded properly​ when not flown. ● Team water jugs​ are inside concession stand. Fill them up with ice/water and deliver one to each dugout. Return to concession stand after the game.

Game Day Duties HOME TEAM ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Prepare the field Fill water jug and take to dugouts Keep official scorebook and return to clubhouse after game Rake and cleanup field after game Put away field equipment Empty water jugs and return to concessions Clean YOUR dugout Complete official score sheet and pitch count (to clubhouse upstairs)

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Provide field umpire (Divisions AA) Fill water jug and take to dugouts If playing on field #2, put up US Flag Prepare audio/announcing equipment If playing on field #2, play National Anthem. (On Saturdays the Anthem only needs to be played at the first game of the day) ● Announce players before each at bat ● Run scoreboard (power switches for the scoreboard are located on the scoreboard poles) ● Clean YOUR dugout Also for the managers of the last game of the day, make sure the sound system (upstairs), scoreboards, field lights are turned off and the upstairs clubhouse is locked. Only then can the concessions door be armed and locked.

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Description of Volunteer Jobs Field Prep ● Field Prep is done before and after your game. ● When you are the HOME team, your team will need at least TWO people for field prep. ● Preparation includes: raking & chalking the field before the game. Also includes getting water jugs, pitching machines (if applicable) and bases. o One thing to remind a volunteer about is when they rake the base path they MUST rake the dirt in the direction the runners go (i.e. rake from home towards first base….NOT side to side). o If the dirt is not raked properly a dirt lip will develop along the base paths. ​Please ensure that your volunteers are doing this correctly ● After the game, the fields need to be raked again. ● Equipment needs to be put away. ● Dugouts AND stands need to be cleared of cups, seeds, trash, etc. Leave it ready for the next team. Even if you are the last team of the day.

Scoreboard/Announcer ● The scoreboard is operated by control units that are plugged into outlets located at each stadium, or by remote control (this may vary by field). ● Inning, score, ball count (balls & strikes) and outs need to be indicated on the board. ● Announcing is done upstairs in the clubhouse for fields #1 and #2 or under the pavilion on field #3. All that is needed to announce is the name of the batter before he begins his at bat.

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Pitch count is very important, not only to keep games fair, but for the safety of our kids. Official pitch count is kept by the HOME team. The pitch count sheet has the official score sheet on the backside. The volunteer keeping the official scorebook is responsible for filling out the official score sheet, making sure the Managers of both teams sign it and return it and the scorebook to the clubhouse (upstairs) after the game. 33

Example of a sheet used to coordinate volunteer duties.

Pitch count forms can be found on richlandnational.com

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Game day report forms can be found on richlandnational.com

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LOCAL PLAYING RULES Richland National Little League P.O. Box 141 Richland, WA 99352

RNLL Board Approved: February 16th, 2018 Revised March 2nd, 2018

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APPLICABILITY

These Local Playing Rules of the Richland National Little League (RNLL) shall be binding for the calendar year of 2018 (01/01/18 – 12/31/18). During that period, a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote (where a quorum exists) of the RNLL Board of Directors at any regular or special meeting of the Board may amend these Local Playing Rules in the best interest of the program of Little League Baseball. Local Playing Rules may not conflict with the Official Rules and Regulations of the Little League Baseball, Incorporated – commonly referred to as “The Green Book”. These Local Playing Rules apply to RNLL and are designed to specifically administer the program of Little League Baseball in a safe and healthy manner.

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GENERAL RULES

There shall be four divisions of play referred to as the Majors Division, the Triple A Division, the Double A Division Single A Division and the Tee Ball Division. These rules apply to all divisions of RNLL: 2.01 -- The Umpire(s) for each game shall provide, from supply provided by the RNLL Equipment Manager, two new or like-new official games balls plus one backup ball for use in that game. After the game, the umpire will select and keep the ball in the best condition (to be used as a back-up ball for future games) and then give the remaining game balls (if any) to the Manager of the home team for further use in practices. 2.02 -- Slug bunting is NOT permitted. If a batter does attempt to slug bunt, the batter is out, the ball is dead, and all runners return to the base they last occupied. Contact does not need to be made. 2.03 -- After entering the batter’s box, the batter must remain in the box with at least one foot throughout the at bat. (​not applicable to Double A, Single A or Tee Ball​) (a) Exceptions: (1) On a swing, slap, or check swing. (2) When forced out of the box by a pitch. (3) When the batter attempts a “drag bunt” in Baseball [or attempts a “slap” or “slap bunt” in Softball] (4) When the catcher does not catch the pitched ball. (5) When a play has been attempted. (6) When time has been called. (7) When the pitcher leaves the dirt area of the pitching mound or takes a position more than five feet from the pitcher’s plate after receiving the ball or the catcher leaves the catcher’s box. (8) On a three ball count pitch that is a strike that the batter thinks is a ball. (b) Penalty: If the batter leaves the batter’s box or delays play and none of the exceptions apply, the umpire shall warn the batter. After one warning on a batter, the umpire shall call a strike. Any number of strikes can be called on each batter. No pitch has to be thrown, the ball is dead, and no runners may advance.

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MAJORS DIVISION RULES

The Majors Division shall adhere to the Little League Baseball Official Regulations and Playing Rules and the rules outlined in these Local Playing Rules. Any violation of these rules shall be handled according to the Disciplinary Policy given in the Local League Rules, Section 15. 3.01 -- Every player on a team roster will participate in each game for a minimum of six (6) defensive outs and one at-bat. During the first portion of the season (between one-half and two-thirds of the season – as determined by the Board) free substitution and continuous batting order will be used. During the remainder of the season, the 9-player batting order with normal substitution will be used. 3.02 -- During the first portion of the season (as described above), if a player arrives late to a game, the player shall be added to the end of the batting order. If a player must leave early from a game for any reason, there is no penalty to their team and the player’s position in the batting order is skipped. During the remainder of the season, 9-player batting substitution rules apply. 3.03 -- If a player leaves a game due to injury and is unable to bat their position in the order, they are skipped for the remainder of the current game (without penalty – no out is assessed). However, if a player is “temporarily” injured (e.g.: Hit by pitch) the player making the preceding out can be used as a substitute. If the injured player cannot take their position in the batting order, then they are removed from the game (without penalty).

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MINORS DIVISION RULES

The Minors Division shall adhere to the Little League Baseball Official Regulations and Playing Rules and the rules outlined in these Local Playing Rules. Any violation of these rules shall be handled according to the Disciplinary Policy given in the Local League Rules, Section 15. 4.01 -- Every player on a team roster will participate in each game for a minimum of six (6) defensive outs. Free substitution is allowed in the Minors Division, except that a pitcher once removed from that position cannot return as a pitcher. The RNLL Official Scorekeeper shall monitor violations throughout the season. 4.02 -- No player shall be out of the game defensively two consecutive innings. 4.03 -- Double A only - Each player during each game shall play at least one defensive inning in the infield and one defensive inning in the outfield. 4.04 -- The RNNL Board reserves the right to require defensive lineup cards from managers in the case these rules are not being adhered to. 4.05 -- A maximum of four (4) runs may be scored by either team, during each of the first five innings of a game. There is no limit on the number of runs during any innings after the fifth inning. 4.06 -- 10 Run Rule: (a) Triple A: The 10 run rule as detailed in the Official Little League rules will be in effect in Triple A games for purposes of scoring. If at least four (4) innings have been completed and the visiting team is up by 10 or more runs or if after 3 ½ innings the home team is ahead by 10 or more runs the game shall be complete. If time permits, the teams can complete the duration of time as a scrimmage. (b) Double A: The 10 run rule as detailed in the Official Little League rules will be in effect in Double A games for purposes of scoring. If at least four (4) innings have been completed and the visiting team is up by 10 or more runs or if after 3 ½ innings the home team is ahead by 10 or more runs the game shall be complete. If time permits, the teams can complete the duration of time as a scrimmage. 4.07 -- Triple A and Double A League games are scheduled for six (6) innings. (a) First Half of Season: For Triple A and Double A games, the inning beginning after one hour and thirty minutes (1:30) have elapsed from the game start time (umpire will keep the official clock) will be declared the final inning. By rule, an inning begins at the moment of the third out (or fourth run) by the home team. During the final inning, teams may score an unlimited number of runs (open inning). The game will conclude at the end of this final inning regardless of time (unless the home team is ahead, in which case the game will end after the visitors half inning). (b) Second Half of Season: For Triple A and Double A games, the inning beginning after one hour and forty-five minutes (1:45) have elapsed from the game start time (umpire will keep the official clock) will be declared the final inning. By rule, an inning begins at the moment of the third out (or fourth run) by the home team. During the final inning, teams may score an unlimited number of runs (open inning). The game will conclude at the end of this final inning regardless of time (unless the home team is ahead, in which case the game will end after the visitors half inning). (c) In both Triple A and Double A, if the final inning is NOT the 6th inning in the game, the following conditions apply: (1) If at least four (4) innings have been previously completed (3 ½ innings if the home team is ahead), the inning shall be completed (if necessary) as the final inning of a regulation game before the umpire terminates the game for time limit. If the game is halted during this final inning by the umpire due to weather, curfew or light failure, Rule 4.11 of the Little League Baseball Official Regulations and Playing Rules shall apply. (2) If at least four (4) innings have not been previously completed (3 ½ innings if the home team is ahead), the umpire shall call the game and declare it “No Game”. In this case, the game may be replayed later. 4.08 -- In both Triple A and Double A, the batting order shall use the complete roster with each player batting in turn throughout the game whether playing a defensive position in that inning or not. If a batter bats out of turn, Rule 6.07 of the Official Regulations and Rules of Little League will apply. 4.09 -- Base Stealing (runner advancing at his/her own risk when the batter has not hit the ball): (a) Triple A:

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(1) In the first half of the season, a runner may advance at his/her own risk to second or third base if a “live” pitched ball passes outside the circle surrounding home plate unless the play has been ruled dead by the umpire (foul ball, etc.). The runner(s) may not advance until the ball leaves the circle. Runners cannot steal home in the first half of the season, including on any ball thrown back by the catcher to the pitcher, with the following exception: a runner may advance at his/her risk should a catcher attempt a throw to a base and overthrow that base, causing the ball to leave the infield. The ball must leave the infield before the runner on third may attempt to advance. (2) In the second half of the season, a runner may advance at his/her own risk unless the play has been ruled dead by the umpire (foul ball, etc.) (b) In Double A, base stealing is not allowed. (c) In Single A, base stealing is not allowed. 4.10 -- Pitching Rules: (a) Triple A: (1) Live pitching shall take place during each inning of each game for the entire season and shall follow the rules as described in Appendix A of the RNLL Local League Rules as well as the Official Regulations and Rules of Little League. (b) Double A: (1) There are no base-on-balls. (2) In the first half of the season, pitching will performed with a pitching machine. Each team will provide an adult to operate the pitching machine while their team is on offense. Also refer to Section 4.11 below for additional responsibility of the adult operating the pitching machine. On pitches from a pitching machine, if a batter “takes” (i.e. doesn’t swing at three (3) good pitches), he/she will be told that the umpire will begin calling strikes on subsequent good pitches. (Note: the object is not to strike batters out; it is to ensure that batters do not delay the game by taking an excessive number of pitches.) (3) The player fielding the pitcher’s position must remain within 3 feet of the pitcher’s mound dirt area and must not be in front of the pitching machine until after the ball has been delivered to the batter. (4) In the second half of the season (date set by Player Agent) live pitching by players shall occur during each inning of the game, following all Official Regulations and Rules of Little League Baseball with the following exceptions: (This is subject to change based on league player skill level and a AA manager vote) (a) The player-pitcher will pitch to each batter until the at-bat is completed unless that batter receives four (4) balls. At this point the designated adult from the offensive team will come to the mound to finish pitching to the batter. (b) The player-pitcher stays on the field and remains near the adult pitcher for defensive play. (c) The batter’s designated adult can pitch from anywhere on the mound (i.e., they do not need to be on the pitcher’s plate/rubber). (d) The umpire continues the strike count as usual until the at-bat is completed. All strikes are counted regardless of whether or not the batter swings. (e) If the ball in play hits the adult pitcher and no interference has been ruled, then a dead ball is declared and all base runners will advance one base. (f) If the adult pitcher interferes with the defensive play, a dead ball must be declared, the batter is out, and all base runners must return to the base they were on prior to the interference. (g) Once the at-bat is completed, the player-pitcher shall return to the mound and begin pitching to the next batter. (h) No player can take a base when hit by an adult pitcher. (i) Pitchers are allowed a maximum of eight (8) warm-up pitches between innings. (c) In Single A and Tee Ball, there is no live (player) pitching. 4.11 -- Umpires: (a) Triple A: (1) RNLL will provide a home plate umpire for the games. (2) RNLL ​may​ provide a field umpire for the games. The visiting team is still required to provide an adult to serve as the field umpire in the event one is not provided by the League. If two youth umpires are

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provided, the above designated adult shall serve as the Adult Game Coordinator. Refer to the Official Regulations and Rules of Little League Baseball Rule 9.03 (d) for responsibilities of the Adult Game Coordinator. (b) Double A: (1) The home team will be required to provide an adult to serve as the plate umpire for the game. RNLL may​ provide an umpire. However, the home team is still responsible to provide a plate umpire in the event that RNLL is unable to provide an umpire. (2) While on offense, each team shall provide an adult to operate the pitching machine (first half of the season) or act as adult pitcher (second half of the season). This adult is also to be designated the field umpire. 4.12 -- Game-play amendments: (a) Double A: (1) On a ball hit to the outfield, play stops when the ball lands in the infield either in a fielder’s glove or on the ground. The infield is described as the dirt area carved around 1st, 2nd and 3rd base and extending from the base to each dugout. Runner(s) must stop at the base they are on or the base they are running for, provided they are at least halfway to that base. (2) On a ball hit to the infield play stops when an attempt is made to throw the ball to the pitcher. Runner(s) must stop at the base they are on, or the base they are running for, provided they are at least halfway to that base. (3) On an attempted put-out at any base, play stops if the ball travels past, out of reach, or is mishandled by the intended baseman making the play. Runners approaching 1st or 2nd may advance one additional base (no more) at their own risk. Runners approaching 3rd must stop. Overthrowing home stops all runners. (b) Single A​ and Tee Ball​: The goal of the Single A and Tee Ball divisions is to allow the players to develop a love for the game by having fun, develop basic baseball skills, and learn basic baseball rules. (1) Base paths are standard Little League length. The pitcher’s mound is a standard Little League length. (2) Outs will be called. (a) The coaches of both teams will be the umpires (i.e. the coach pitching or the base coaches will make all calls). You will not need a parent volunteer to umpire. (b) When a player is called out (either from catching a fly ball or being thrown out at a base) they will go back to the dugout. (c) After 3 outs the bases will be cleared but the team that is up to bat will continue to bat through their entire order. (i) Each team will bat through their entire batting order every inning. (ii) The last batter does not clear the bases with a “home run”. (iii) Even if there are not 3 outs, after the last batter in the lineup the bases will be cleared and the next team will bat. (3) In the field the team on defense will have players in the 9 standard baseball positions. (a) Catchers will not squat behind the plate, but will stand on the backstop fence. They are required to wear a catcher’s mask and chest protector. (b) The player who is the “pitcher” will stand within 5 feet of the pitching rubber. (c) Unless there is an over-riding safety concern, all players should play all positions throughout the course of the year. (4) Pitching rules (a) The coach pitching can stand as close as they need to in order to deliver the pitch, keeping in mind the safety of the coach pitching. (b) After 3 pitches (swung on or considered strike pitches by the coach), a tee should be used for the batter. (c) There are no strike outs or walks. (d) If a player is hit by a pitch they should continue their at bat if they are able, rather than take first base. (5) There is no base stealing or leading off. (6) There is no official scorebook or scoreboard.

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(7) There is a time limit of 1 hour (with a minimum of 2 inning played). If you have started an inning, before the 1 hour time limit, it is up to the both coaches discretion if you finish that inning. (8) Base running (a) On a ball hit to the outfield, the runner(s) can continue to run around the bases, but play stops when the ball lands in the infield either in a fielder’s glove or on the ground. The infield is described as the dirt area carved around 1st, 2nd and 3rd base. Runner(s) must stop at the base they are on or at the base they are running for, provided they are at least halfway to that base. (b) On a ball hit to the infield, the runner(s) run “base to base”. Which means the player only advances to the next base even if there is an error or overthrow. (9) These rules do not cover every situation. If there are questions, both team’s coaches can work together to resolve it using their best judgment. The goal here is less about the competitive score and more about the kids having fun and wanting to play baseball again next year. 4.13 -- Protests to Minors Division games must be resolved before the next game.

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LOCAL LEAGUE RULES Richland National Little League P.O. Box 141 Richland, WA 99352

RNLL Board Approved: February 16th, 2018 Revised March 2nd, 2018

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APPLICABILITY

These Local League Rules of the Richland National Little League (RNLL) shall be binding for the calendar year of 2018 (01/01/18– 12/31/18). During that period, a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote (where a quorum exists) of the RNLL Board of Directors at any regular or special meeting of the Board may amend these Local League Rules in the best interests of the program of Little League Baseball. Local League Rules may not conflict with the Official Rules and Regulations of Little League Baseball, Incorporated. These Local League Rules apply only to RNLL and are designed to specifically administer the program of Little League Baseball in a safe and healthy manner.

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LEVELS OF PLAY AND PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

There shall be four levels of play. The four divisions are referred to as the Majors Division, the Triple A Division, the Double A Division, Single A Division and the Tee Ball Division. The criteria of eligibility for participation within each league are described in this section. 2.01 -- Majors Division (a) Structure: Further enhance playing skills and prepare players for more competitive and specialized baseball opportunities. (b) Any player candidate with a league age of 10, 11 or 12 years shall be eligible to compete for participation in the Majors Division at either or both of two annual spring tryout sessions and shall indicate his or her intention of participating by registering no later than the morning of the final Majors Division tryout date. (c) Any player on a Majors team at the end of the previous season shall indicate his or her intention of participating on the same team during the ensuing season by registering no later than the morning of the final Majors Division tryout date. (d) Any player on a Majors Division team at the end of the previous season shall indicate his or her intention of NOT participating on the same team during the ensuing season by informing the RNLL President or Player Agent before the annual spring tryout sessions. Said player may participate in the tryout sessions at-will and shall become eligible to enter the team drafting process. (e) Players that were on Majors teams at the end of the previous season are not part of the team drafting process and need not attend the tryout sessions, except as in the case 2.01(d) of this Section. (f) For the 2018 Season only, players that were on a 2016 Majors Division Team (2018 Age 12’s) will be allowed to remain on their team if they choose. All others will be subject to tryouts and the draft. (g) Player candidates must participate in at least one of the two tryout sessions to become eligible for the Majors draft. A league age 10, 11, 12 candidate who fails to participate in either tryout session with good reason may be eligible for the draft provided he or she informs the RNLL President or Player Agent of the reason no later than the morning of the final Majors Division tryout date and the RNLL Board of Directors determines the reason to be justifiable. If the player candidate misses the tryout sessions for a reason determined to be non-justifiable, he or she shall lose eligibility to be included in the Majors drafting process and shall join the pool of players to be selected onto a Minor Division team. Losing eligibility will also include any candidates who designate themselves as Triple A only draft prospects. (h) Player candidates who lose the eligibility to be included in the Majors draft are also ineligible to be called up to Majors during the regular and post-season play (RNLL Championship, City Tournament, and All-Stars). (i) Player candidates with a league age of 12 will be drafted by the Majors Division, unless the Regulation V(a) waiver has been approved by the RNLL Board of Directors 2.02 -- Triple A Division (a) Structure: consists of players with developed skills who have not been selected for a Majors Division team. The intent is for this level is to prepare players for play in the Majors Division. All remaining 10 year-old and 9 year-old players should be playing in this level. (b) Any player with the league age of 11, 10, or 9 years shall be eligible to participate in the Triple A level of play in the RNLL Minors Division. (c) Players league age 12 will be permitted to play in the Triple A Division provided they have completed the Regulation V(a) waiver which requires parental, Board and District approval.

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2.03 -- Double A Division (a) Structure: consists of players with basic skills requiring development that have not been selected for a Triple A team. The intent is for this level is to prepare players for play in the Triple A Division. All players league age 8 and 7 should be playing in this level. (b) Except where safety is a limiting factor, all players shall be given an opportunity to play all positions. 2.04 -- Single A Division (a) Structure: consists of players learning the fundamentals of baseball. The emphasis is on skill development. (b) Any player with the league age of 6 or 5 shall be eligible to participate in the Single A Division. (c) Players must participate one year in Tee Ball to be eligible to play in the Single A Division. (d) Except where safety is a limiting factor, all players shall be given an opportunity to play all positions. 2.05 -- Tee Ball Division (a) Structure: consists of players learning the fundamentals of baseball. The emphasis is on skill development. (b) Any player with the league age of 4 or 6 shall be eligible to participate in the Tee Ball Division. (c) Players with one year experience in the Tee Ball Division will be eligible for Single A Division. (d) All players in this di (e) Except where safety is a limiting factor, all players shall be given an opportunity to play all positions.

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TEAMS

3.01 -- Majors Division (a) All Majors Division teams shall carry twelve (12) players, no more, no less, on their roster. (b) At no time shall a Majors Division team have on its roster more than seven (7) players of the same league age or more than five (5) ten year olds. (Note: the maximum seven (7) player rule can be increased to eight (8) as a one year exception if approved by the Board. The intent is for a team to retain some experienced players each year.) (c) In the event of a player being lost from a Majors Division team, the Team Manager shall maintain a 12-man roster by following the player replacement procedure detailed in Little League Regulation III(d). A Manager must comply with selection of an eligible replacement player from the Triple A Division within 7 days unless extended by the Player Agent. The Player Agent must be notified within 24 hours by the Team Manager of the loss of a player. (d) If a player fails to show for games and/or practices for two weeks without communication between the player’s family and the manager and/or coaches, then the player’s roster spot will be considered for forfeiture. If a reasonable attempt has been made on the manager’s or coach’s part to contact the player, either the manager or the player agent will give the player 48 hours to respond to a final attempt at communication. If after those 48 hours there is still no response, the player’s position on the team will be forfeited. However, the player may return to play at the Triple A level. (e) Players called up from the Triple A Division must be eligible for Majors Division play per Section 2.01 of these rules and per Little League Regulation IV. Once a player is put on a Majors Division team, he\she must remain there unless he\she quits or is removed for a disciplinary reason. (f) All replacement transfers shall be conducted through the Player Agent. The Player Agent shall not indicate to the candidate for player replacement, or to the candidate’s parents, the team requiring said replacement until acceptance or refusal is given to the offer. Parental approval must be obtained for a replacement player prior to the transfer. (g) Candidates for replacement players may refuse advancement to the Majors Division with parental approval. If refusal is given, the player shall not be considered as a replacement player again for the duration of the current regular season nor be considered for post-season play. (h) Players who quit a Majors Division team after the draft selection process are not eligible for Majors Division participation for the current season. A player who quits a Majors Division team is not

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eligible to participate in the Triple A Division until the President and Player Agent approve the transfer. The President and the Player Agent shall confirm the circumstances and the player’s intentions before any replacement action is taken. Should the player who has quit wish to return to the Majors Division in the following season, he or she must return as a player candidate in compliance with Section 2.01(b) of these rules. 3.02 -- Triple A Division (a) The number of players per team in the Triple A Division shall be determined by the Player Agent and Manager Representative. (b) The Player Agent may call up to a Triple A Division team a replacement player from the Double A Division as needed to maintain the team roster number. (c) All replacement transfers shall be conducted through the Player Agent. The Player Agent shall not indicate to the candidate for player replacement, or to his or her parents, the team requiring said replacement until acceptance or refusal is given to the offer. Parental approval must be obtained for a replacement player prior to the transfer. 3.03 -- Double A and Single A Divisions (a) The number of players per team in the Double A and Single A Divisions shall be determined by the Player Agent and Manager Representative. (b) The Player Agent may call up to a Double A Division team a replacement player from the Single A Division as needed to maintain the team roster number.

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TRYOUTS AND PLAYER SELECTION

4.01 -- Majors Division (a) The selection of players for teams within the Majors Division shall be conducted with tryout sessions and under the Little League Draft Selection System as detailed in the Little League Operating Manual and the amendments as ratified by the Richland National Little League Board as outlined herein: (b) Sons and/or daughters of all approved Managers, siblings of current Majors Division players and sons and/or daughters of one designated assistant coach are eligible for protection in the draft. Managers must state their intention to protect eligible players prior to the beginning of the draft. If such an option is stated for the child of the Manager, such candidate must be drafted in or before the 3rd overall round of the draft regardless of age. A designated assistant coach’s child must be selected in or before the 4th round if the player is a league age 12 year old, or in or before the first available round following the completion of the mandatory 12 year old selections if the candidate is league age 11 or 10. (c) The draft order shall be in reverse order of standings from the completion of the 2017 RNLL season and will be non-serpentine. The draft shall commence with two open rounds of drafting. Any eligible and non-reserved player is available to the drafting team during these two rounds. Teams with players who were drafted into the Majors Division in 2016 as league age 10 year olds and have not subsequently elected to re-enter the draft shall be eligible to be deemed a “keeper”. Teams must designate an eligible keeper prior to the draft. Each eligible keeper shall be selected in the first round of the draft. (d) Any team with a second keeper shall select that keeper in the second round of the draft. (e) The 3rd and 4th rounds shall consist of the Mangers’ and Assistant Coaches’ reserved children as discussed above. Should a team have a Manager and Assistant coach without any league age 12 reserved children, then that team shall have an available pick in the 4th round. (In that instance, the second reserve non-12 year old child shall occupy the first league age 11 round selection for that team). Any siblings designated prior to the draft must be taken in or before the second round of the league age 11 or 10 portion of the draft. (f) The 5th round shall be the commencement of the mandatory 12 year old selections. The drafting teams will select only eligible 12 year olds during this phase of the draft until all 12 year olds are selected.

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(g) Once the final 12 year old is selected, the draft will continue in the same draft order and any remaining 11 or 10 year old may be selected for the remainder of the draft until each team has 12 players on their roster. 4.02 -- Triple A Division (a) Eligible players will participate in tryout sessions and be selected in a draft. All potential players must participate in one of two scheduled tryout sessions to be considered for the draft, otherwise they will be placed on a team by the Player Agent. (b) Prior to the draft, a discussion will be held to identify eligible players that potentially could be assigned to play in the Double A Division. (c) Managers’ sons and daughters will be assigned to parents’ team, prior to the draft. (d) A Manager may identify one (1) Assistant Coach prior to the tryouts. The son or daughter of the Coach shall be protected from being drafted by another team through the first two rounds of the age group of the player during the draft. (e) Eligible siblings of a player selected in the draft must be selected within the next two draft rounds or be open to selection by any team. (f) The order of the draft will be determined by a random blind draw. The draft process will serpentine through each round until rosters have been filled. For example (using 6 teams): (1) First Round: Team 1, Team 2, Team 3, Team 4, Team 5, Team 6. (2) Second Round: Team 6, Team 5, Team 4, Team 3, Team 2, Team 1. (3) Successive Rounds: Repeat pattern of first and second rounds in order. (g) The draft will consist of 4 sections: open first round, 11 year old rounds, 10 year old rounds, 9 year old rounds. After the Manager child(ren) are assigned to the team, one open round of player selection will occur. The next rounds will be comprised of selecting the remaining 11 year old players until none are remaining. The following rounds will then be comprised of selecting the remaining 10 year old players that are eligible for Triple A play. The remaining rounds will be comprised of selecting 9 year old players to fill the rosters. 4.03 -- Double A Division (a) Eligible players will be placed on a team during draft. Prior to the draft, a discussion will be held to identify eligible players that potentially could be assigned to play in the Single A Division. (b) Managers’ sons and daughters will be assigned to parents’ team, prior to the draft. (c) A Manager may identify one (1) Assistant Coach prior to the draft. The son or daughter of the Coach will be placed on the team prior to the draft. One additional player may be protected during the draft. (d) Eligible siblings of a player shall be placed on the same team. (e) Efforts should be made to honor carpool request. (f) Remaining players will be placed on teams utilizing random selection process. (1) Random selection process will separate players by age and then assigned accordingly to evenly distribute the players by age. 4.04 -- Single A Division (a) Eligible players shall be impartially assigned to teams within the Single A Division by the RNLL Player Agent who shall in his assignments consider the following equally: (1) Each player’s previous team affiliation, if any. (2) Equal distribution of players amongst the teams by age. (3) Other factors, which potentially increase participation but have negligible adverse effects. (b) A Manager may identify one (1) Assistant Coach prior to the assignment process. The son or daughter of the Coach will be assigned to the team prior to the remainder of the players. One additional player may be protected during the draft. 4.05 -- Tee Ball Division (a) Eligible players shall be impartially assigned to teams within the Single A Division by the RNLL Player Agent who shall in his assignments consider the following equally: (1) Each player’s previous team affiliation, if any. (2) Equal distribution of players amongst the teams by age. (3) Other factors, which potentially increase participation but have negligible adverse effects.

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(b) A Manager may identify one (1) Assistant Coach prior to the assignment process. The son or daughter of the Coach will be assigned to the team prior to the remainder of the players. One additional player may be protected during the draft. (c)

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5.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

5.01 -- There will be at least six (6) elected Directors on the Board. 5.02 -- The offices filled by the Directors are: (a) Executive Officers: * President * Vice President * Secretary * Treasurer * Player Agent (b) Other Officers: * Safety Officer (required) * Manager Representative (required) * Major Division Coordinator * Umpire-in-Chief League Information Officer Team Support Coordinator Field Maintenance Coordinator Fundraising Coordinator Equipment Coordinator Uniforms Coordinator Minor League Coordinator Schedule Coordinator Tournament Coordinator * Identifies Voting Positions 5.03 -- The Board of Directors consists of nine (9) voting Board members. There shall be a limit of ONE Manager holding a position of Executive Officer.

6. TEAM MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES: (Applicable to all four Divisions) 6.01 -- Team Managers must contact the parents of the players on the team to solicit their help for fieldwork and related work parties. 6.02 -- Team Managers should recruit a Team Coordinator for assistance in fulfilling responsibilities to RNLL. 6.03 -- Team Managers are responsible for ensuring the proper behavior of their players, players’ parents, and/or guests. 6.04 -- Team Managers are responsible for ensuring their team is in compliance with all Little League International rules and regulations. 6.05 -- Manager of the “Home” team is responsible for the following: (a) Pre-game field preparation. (b) Post-game field clean-up. (c) Provision of a qualified official scorekeeper. (d) Provision of a qualified individual to perform official Pitch Count responsibilities. (e) Cleaning of the dugout and policing of the fence-line to home plate after completion of each game. 6.06 -- Manager of the “Visiting” team is responsible for the following: (a) Provision of a public address announcer, if applicable. (b) Provision of a scoreboard operator, if applicable. (c) Cleaning of the dugout and policing of the fence-line to home plate after completion of each game. (d) If on Badger Field 2, putting up the US Flag and playing the National Anthem (first game of the day). (e) Provision of an Adult Game Coordinator. 6.07 -- Team Managers are responsible for the playing equipment, uniforms, keys and any other RNLL property issued to them by the Equipment Coordinator. Managers shall sign for equipment, uniforms, keys and any

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other RNLL property at both the time of issuance and the time of return, noting inventory and condition of items. Equipment, uniforms, keys and any other RNLL property shall be returned during the date/times established by the Equipment Coordinator.

7. PITCH COUNT, OFFICAL GAME REPORTS, AND PITCHER ELIGIBILITY The process for tracking, recording, and submitting pitch counts in accordance with Regulation VI of the Little League Rules are as follows: NOTE: Within this section, the term ‘Manager’ refers to the league approved Minor or Majors Manager. Duties assigned to the team Manager may be delegated to another member of the coaching staff, but remain the responsibility of the Manager. The document is organized into four sections that address the major steps in the pitch count process. 7.01 -- Keeping Pitch Count During Games (a) In addition to the Official Scorekeeper, the Home Team Manager will designate a Pitch Counter who will be responsible for tracking the number of pitches thrown by each player. (b) Pitches will be tracked using the Game Pitch Log, printed on the reverse side of the Official Game Report sheet. (1) As a pitch is thrown to the batter, the number will be crossed off the Game Pitch Log. (2) At the conclusion of a half inning, the number of the last pitch thrown will be circled. (3) When the pitcher is removed from the game, the number of the last pitch thrown will be circled. (c) The Home Manager, Visiting Manager or Umpire may confer with the official Pitch Counter during the game or between innings in order to synchronize the Manager’s dugout counting devices. The Pitch Counter shall provide the current pitch number to the Home Manager, Visiting Manager or Umpires as requested. (d) The Game Pitch Log (Home Team Pitch Counter) shall be the official count during and after the game. (e) The Pitch Counter is responsible for notifying the Home Plate Umpire when the current pitcher has reached the maximum number of pitches. (See Regulation VI(g)). (f) At the conclusion of the game, the Game Pitch Log shall be delivered to the Official Scorekeeper assigned by the Home Team Manager. 7.02 -- Official Game Report Certification (a) At the conclusion of the game, the Official Scorekeeper will fill out the Official Game Report Sheet. (b) This sheet will record the following: (1) Division of the teams. (2) Game date, time and location. (3) Home and Visiting team names. (4) Final score. (5) List of pitchers, uniform numbers, ages, and pitch count. (6) Scorekeeper name and phone number. (c) The Home Manager is responsible for ensuring the deposit of the score sheet in the league collection bins located in the Badger field clubhouses. 7.03 -- Pitcher Eligibility Tracking Form (a) The purpose of the Pitcher Eligibility Tracking Form is to keep the most current information with the team at all times. This allows the team Manager to determine who is eligible to pitch and proves eligibility to the opposing Manager prior to the start of a game. (b) Each Manager must maintain a Pitcher Eligibility Tracking Form. The form will track players from his/her team only. (c) At the conclusion of each game, the team Manager will add lines to their respective Pitcher Eligibility Tracking Form for each player on their team who threw a pitch. Each line will include the player name, age, uniform number, the count of thrown pitches, Manager’s signature, opposing Manager’s signature, and the date on which the pitcher s next eligible to pitch. (d) The Pitcher Eligibility Tracking Form shall be available for viewing by a league official or opposing Manager prior to the start of each game.

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7.04 -- Publishing Scores (a) The League Scorekeeper or designee will enter the final score on the league website. This shall be done as soon as reasonably possible. (b) The league website (www.richlandnational.com) will be an informational (unofficial) site only.

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GAMES

8.01 -- There shall be a maximum of four (4) scheduled games per team each week with the exception of make-up games agreed upon by both involved Managers and the Schedule Coordinator. 8.02 -- Every attempt shall be made to make-up suspended or postponed games as soon as possible. Late in the regular season, a make-up game need not be played if scheduling is difficult AND if the game has no bearing on standings. The Schedule Coordinator shall schedule and make all decisions regarding make-up games. 8.03 -- Within 24 hours of game completion, the Managers from each team are to report the final game score to the League Scorekeeper​ ​with the exception of Single A, which will not keep score.

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REGULAR SEASON, STANDINGS, AND PLAYOFFS

9.01 -- Majors Division (a) Divisions: Majors Division shall consist of a maximum of 8 teams. If 8 teams are utilized a two 4-team division system may be used in which teams will be assigned to a Majors Division (North or South) by blind draw at the Majors Division draft session. If the number of teams is under 7, there will only be one division. (b) The regular season schedule shall consist of a set number of games decided upon yearly by the RNLL Board. (c) Games will be played until a winner has been determined in accordance with Official Regulations and Playing Rules. (d) Regular season will be divided into two segments. During the first segment, consisting of one-half to two-thirds of the season (as determined by the Board), games will be played with free substitution and the entire roster entered into the batting order. (e) The regular season standings shall be determined by the win/loss records of the teams. The regular season final standings order will be used to seed RNLL’s representatives in the City tournament. The reverse order of the regular standings will be used to determine the next years’ draft order. (f) In case of a tie for determining any position in the regular season standings the following full season results will be used (in order of importance): (1) For a 2 team tie: (a) Use the win/loss record in the games between the 2 teams. (b) Use the total of the fewest runs against in the games between the 2 teams. (c) Use the total of the most runs scored in the games between the 2 teams. (d) Use the entire season total of the fewest runs against all teams. (e) Use the entire season total of the most runs scored in the games against all teams. (2) For a 3 or more team tie: (a) Use the win/loss record for all of the games involving the 3 or more teams. (b) Use the total of the fewest runs against in the games involving the 3 or more teams. (c) Use the total of the most runs scored in the games involving the 3 or more teams. (d) Use the entire season total of the fewest runs against all teams. (e) Use the entire season total of the most runs scored in the games against all teams. (g) At the end of the Regular Season, the top 4 teams will compete in a single elimination play-off. The winner shall be declared the League Champion Team. (Note: The outcome of this tournament will not affect the seeding of the City tournament or the next year’s draft order.) If a division system is used: (1) The division winning team with the overall best record shall receive the #1 seed. (2) The other division winning team shall receive the #2 seed. (3) The two “wild-card” teams shall be the two teams (regardless of division) remaining with the best overall record.

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9.02 -- Minor Divisions (a) The regular season schedule shall consist of a set number of games decided upon yearly by the RNLL Board. (b) Games will be played until a winner has been determined in accordance with RNLL Local Playing Rules. (c) For Triple A, the regular season final standings order will be used to seed the league tournament and the City tournament. (d) Double A Only: The season will be divided into 1st and 2nd halves for purposes of structuring rules of play on the field (see the RNLL Local Playing rules). (e) The league regular season standings shall be determined by the win/loss/tie records of the teams. (f) In case of a tie for determining any position in the regular season standings the following full season results will be used (in order of importance): (1) For a tie of any number of teams: (a) Use the points awarded for all of the games involving the tied teams. Each team is awarded 2 pts. per win and 1 pt. per tie). (b) Use the total of the fewest runs against in the games involving the tied teams. (c) Use the total of the most runs scored in the games involving the tied teams. (d) Use the entire season total of the fewest runs against all teams. (e) Use the entire season total of the most runs scored in the games against all teams. (g) Due to scheduling limitations, games between Minor Division teams that cannot be completed (i.e. called by weather and less than 4 innings) may not be resumed and will be scored as a tie (equal to ½ of a win and ½ of a loss in determining final league standings). (h) Single A (coach pitch) teams will not keep score or stats on players.

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ALL-STAR TEAM ELIGIBILITY STATEMENT

10.01 -- Players selected for the 12 year old (Little League), and 11 year old All-Star teams will be selected from the rosters of RNLL Majors Division teams. Minors Division players, while technically eligible for the 11 year teams, will not be selected for RNLL All-Star teams unless an insufficient number of Majors Division players are available for selection. The player selection process for selecting the 10 year old All-Star team will give emphasis to players on the rosters of RNLL Majors Division teams. 10.02 -- Prior to All-Star team selection, each Majors and AAA Division manager will communicate with the players on their team in an effort to determine which players wish to be eligible for All-Star play and report players to the Player Agent or the President.

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ALL-STAR TEAM MANAGERS

11.01 -- All current RNLL AAA or Majors Managers and/or coaches wishing to be considered for the position of Manager of the All-Star Tournament Team for 12, 11, or 10 year-olds must notify the Player Agent or President with a letter or email prior to the all-star voting date established by the RNLL Board. 11.02 -- Player agent or President will consolidate a list of candidate Managers for each age group. 11.03 -- Three voting groups will be utilized to select the Manger. The three groups who will rank the Applicants for each age category are the Majors Players, the Board and the current RNLL Majors Managers. (a) Any current Majors Manager also residing on the Board will rank candidates as a ​Manager only​. (b) Players will rank candidate managers from their age group only. 11.04 -- The Player agent and President will assign points based on rankings of each candidate. For example: if there are three candidates in an age group, points are assigned for each ranking. The top candidate on an individual ballet receives 3 points. The next candidate receives 2 points and so on. The points from each ballot are combined with all ballots in that voting group and a ranking is established for each voting group. All voting groups are tallied. The Manager with the most first place votes is assigned the Manager of the All Star team for that age group pending a final board approval. (a) If a tie exist within a voting group, the tie is broken by tallying the number of second place votes. The candidate with the most second place votes will be ranked first. If a tie still exist within the voting group the candidate with the most third place votes will be ranked first. 11.05 -- All age groups (10, 11 and 12) will be assigned a Manager in this manner. 11.06 -- Managers will be notified by letter or email they have been selected as the All Star manager for the applicable age group. 11.07 -- Managers shall select their two assistant coaches from the current pool of RNLL managers and coaches. 11.08 -- Managers shall submit their two coaches to the Player agent and/or the president via letter or email for approval by the board. 11.09 -- Coaches will be notified by letter or email they have been selected as assistant coaches for the All Star team.

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ALL-STAR TOURNAMENT TEAM (12 Year-Olds)

12.01 -- RNLL has implemented a policy whereby only players that are league age 12 can be selected to play on the 12 year old Little League All-Star team. 12.02 -- An All Star Team Selection session will be conducted by the Player Agent. In attendance will be the President and the Majors Division Managers 12.03 -- An All Star Team Selection session will be conducted by the Player Agent. In attendance will be the President and the Majors Division Managers only. 12.04 -- The method of selection of All-Star Tournament Team players shall be as follows: (a) The Player Agent shall provide a list of eligible players league age 12 to each Majors Division team’s 12 year old players for voting. The Player Agent shall explain that the voting is based upon ability only. (b) The Player Agent shall instruct each player to vote for up to nine (9) players. Players will only vote for players in their own age group. (c) After all the Majors Division team players have voted, the Player Agent and the President shall collectively tally the votes. The eight (8) candidates with the most votes from their peers (fellow players) are automatically selected to the All-Star Tournament Team (pending Board approval). (d) The Player Agent and President will present to the Majors Division Managers the top eight (8) candidates voted by the players before selecting the remaining players.

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(e) The Player Agent shall provide a list of the remaining 12 year old Majors players not selected by vote. The Majors Division Managers will discuss the strengths of the listed players. The next four (4) team members will then be determined by a consensus of the Majors Division Managers. 12.05 -- The names of the All-Star Tournament Team members shall be carefully withheld until the date specified by the District Administrator for player notification.

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ALL-STAR TOURNAMENT TEAM (11 Year-Olds)

13.01 -- RNLL has implemented a policy whereby only players that are league age 11 can be selected to play on the 11 year-old Richland National Little League All-Star team. 13.02 -- An All Star Team Selection session will be conducted by the Player Agent. In attendance will be the President and the Majors Division Managers 13.03 -- The method of selection of the 11 year-old All-Star Tournament Team players shall be as follows: (a) The Player Agent shall provide a list of eligible players league age 11 to each Majors Division team’s 11 year old players for voting. The Player Agent shall explain that the voting is based upon ability only. (b) The Player Agent shall instruct each player to vote for up to nine (9) players. Players will only vote for players in their own age group. (c) After all the Majors Division team players have voted, the Player Agent and the President shall collectively tally the votes. The eight (8) candidates with the most votes from their peers (fellow players) are selected to the All-Star Tournament Team. (d) The Player Agent and President will present to the Majors Division Managers the top eight (8) candidates voted by the players before selecting the remaining players. (e) The Player Agent shall provide a list of the remaining 11 year old Majors players not selected by vote. The Majors Division Managers will discuss the strengths of the listed players. The next four (4) team members will then be determined by a consensus of the Majors Division Managers. 13.04 -- The names of the 11 year-old All-Star Tournament Team members shall be carefully withheld until the date specified by the District Administrator for player notification.

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ALL-STAR TOURNAMENT TEAM (10 Year-Olds)

14.01 -- RNLL has implemented a policy whereby only players that are league age 10 years can be selected to play on the Richland National Little League All-Star team. 14.02 -- An All Star Team Selection session will be conducted by the Player Agent. In attendance will be the President and the Majors Division Managers 14.03 -- The method of selection of All-Star Tournament Team players shall be as follows: (a) The Player Agent shall provide a list of eligible players league age 10 to each Majors Division team’s 10 year old players for voting. The Player Agent shall explain that the voting is based upon ability only. (b) The Player Agent shall instruct each player to vote for up to seven (7) players. Players will only vote for players in their own age group. (c) After all the Majors Division team players have voted, the Player Agent and the President shall collectively tally the votes. The six (6) candidates with the most votes from their peers (fellow players) are selected to the All-Star Tournament Team. (d) The Player Agent will solicit input from the Triple A managers about additional league age 10 players playing at the Triple A level that should receive consideration for the team’s selection. (e) The Player Agent and President will present to the Majors Division Managers the top six (6) candidates voted by the players before selecting the remaining players. (f) The Player Agent shall provide a list of the remaining 10 year old Majors and AAA players not selected by vote. (g) The Majors Division Managers will discuss the strengths of the listed players. The next six (6) team members will then be determined by a consensus of the Majors Division Managers. (h) The names of the 10 year-old All-Star Tournament Team members shall be carefully withheld until the date specified by the District Administrator for player notification.

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15. PLAYER, PARENT, MANAGER/COACH VIOLATIONS & DISCIPLINARY POLICY 15.01 -- The goal of the Code of Conduct is to provide guidelines to help ensure the proper environment is created in the Richland National Little League. Violations will be taken seriously, as even a few incidents can impact the environment for the entire league. 15.02 -- Code of conduct process noted in order of offenses: (depending on specific unsportsman like conduct) (a) Note: Only the Manager may address an umpire regarding a call/ruling. (b) Only the head umpire shall be addressed regarding a call/ruling. (c) Manager: ​As noted: only head umpire may be addressed regarding a call/ruling (1) Warning (once) (2) Benched (3) Ejection (d) Coaches: ​As noted: only the Manager may address the head umpire regarding a call/ruling (1) Warning (once) (2) Benched (3) Ejection – manager will be benched (e) Player: (1) Warning (once) (2) Benched (3) Ejection (stays in dugout with team unless removed by parent) (f) Spectator: (1) Manager will receive warning (2) If manager is unable to resolve situation they will contact on-site league official 15.03 -- To report a possible violation of the Parent, Player, or Manager/Coach Code of Conduct please send a written notice (e-mail is acceptable) to the RNLL President. Contact information is available on the RNLL website (​www.richlandnational.com​). The RNLL Board will review all reports and take further action as necessary. Below are the guidelines for violations, but are not limited to what is outlined. (a) First Offense: Upon the first offense by an individual, the RNLL Board, at a minimum, shall provide a written warning to the offender, detailing the consequences of future infractions. Depending upon the severity of the infraction, nothing precludes the RNLL Board from banning an offender from all RNLL activities, including, but not limited to, practices and games, for a period of time deemed appropriate by the RNLL Board. (b) Second Offense: The RNLL Board may institute a wide range of penalties for repeat offenders, beginning with the second offense, as deemed appropriate by the Board. Such penalties may include, but are not limited to: (1) A ban from participating in all RNLL activities for a set period of time or number of games. (2) Player ineligibility for post-season play (All-Stars). (3) Manager or coach ineligibility for post-season play (All-Stars). (4) Severe violations can result in suspension from all RNLL activities for the remainder of the current season and/or tournament season. (c) Third Offense: The RNLL Board may choose to apply any of the penalties prescribed for a second offense. In the most extreme of circumstances, the RNLL Board may hold a meeting to determine whether or not the individual should be permanently banned from all future RNLL activities. The individual in question must receive notice of such a hearing at least one week prior to the meeting, and must be given the opportunity to speak at the meeting. (d) Physical Abuse: Physical abuse of an official, coach, player, or spectator will result in immediate

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expulsion from the RNLL fields at the direction of an umpire or a RNLL representative. Anyone expelled for this reason may not return to the RNLL fields, or participate in any RNLL activity, until the RNLL Board approves. (e) Ejection From a Game: If a parent, player, manager or coach is asked to leave the game by an umpire or RNLL board member, that person must leave all fields and the access roads to the fields. Any ejections will be reviewed by the RNLL Board for consideration of further action, as appropriate. (f) Any parent, fan, or player who has been suspended or banned from league activities may petition, in writing, to the RNLL Board for a review of the penalty. The petition should be delivered to the league President, and the RNLL Board will meet as soon as reasonably possible to consider the petition. The aggrieved parties will have the opportunity at the meeting to present their appeal. (g) If an action is determined to violate the Player conduct guidelines, the Board of Directors may assess a more severe penalty including All-Star Tournament Team eligibility. This policy is consistent with, and in accordance with Little League Baseball, the National Little League Playing Rules, RNLL Constitution, Local League Rules and Playing Rules.

APPENDIX A – PITCHING RULES RNLL will adopt Pitching Rules in accordance with the Little League Green Book. As outlined in Section VI of the Little League Rules, the Manager must remove the pitcher when said pitcher reaches the limit for his/her age as noted below, but the pitcher may remain in the game at another position: League Age: 11-12 85 pitches per day 9-10 75 pitches per day 7-8 50 pitches per day Exception: If a pitcher reaches the limit imposed in Regulation VI(c) for his/her league age while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch until that batter reaches base or is put out. If a pitcher wishes to intentionally walk a batter, he/she must do so by pitching four pitches intentionally outside the strike zone that are not struck at by the batter, and are called “balls” by the umpire. All such pitches will count in determining that pitcher’s pitch count. Pitchers league age 12 and under must adhere to the following requirements: ● If a pitcher pitches 66 or more pitches in a day, four (4) calendar days of rest must be observed. ● If a pitcher pitches 51-65 pitches in a day, three (3) calendar days of rest must be observed. ● If a pitcher pitches 36-50 pitches in a day, two (2) calendar days of rest must be observed. ● If a pitcher pitches 21-35 pitches in a day, one (1) calendar day of rest must be observed. ● If a pitcher pitches 1-20 pitches in a day, no (0) calendar day of rest must be observed.

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Richland National Little League Safety Manual

For Managers and Coaches 201 Season Play Hard - Play Safe

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INTRODUCTION The goal of the Richland National Little League (RNLL) safety program is to provide a safe environment for all participants of the league. RNLL is serious about safety and allocates a portion of the annual budget for it. This manual is designed to explain the policies and procedures for all Board members, managers, coaches, and league volunteers. A paper copy is distributed to all managers, and paper copies are kept in common areas for volunteers. The manual is also available on the RNLL website. This manual is reviewed and approved by the RNLL Board of Directors annually. Any suggestions for changes or future improvements to the program should be submitted to the Safety Officer. SAFETY IS JOB #1 – FOR EVERYONE!! Prevention is the key to reducing accidents. Correct or report all hazardous conditions to the RNLL Safety Officer or another Board member immediately. Do not play in poor conditions, on a field that is not safe, or with unsafe playing equipment. Be sure your players are fully equipped at all times, especially catchers and batters. Check your team equipment on a frequent basis.

ORGANIZATION/ADMINISTRATION The 2015 RNLL Safety Officer, on file with Little League International, is Max Bridge; contact information for Max is located in the below table. Emergency phone numbers and contact information for the 2017 RNLL Board of Directors are below. ● ● ●

Emergency phone number: ​911 Non-Emergency phone number: 628-0333 Local Fire number: 737-0911

RNLL 2017 Board of Directors First Name Gary Chris Brian N/A Jen Martin Patrick Ryan Ryan

Last Name Watkins Piatt Corbin N/A Siever Pescasio McGlinn Swinburnson Metcalf

Position President Vice President Player Agent Treasurer Secretary Umpire-in-Chief Majors Managers Coordinator Managers Liason Safety Coordinator

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Cell Phone 554-8336 539-1626 430-8130 N/A 491-2046 392-1185 440-3681 551-2629

868-9931

Emergency phone numbers are posted at the RNLL playing fields on the bulletin board. Safety-related and other important league messages are posted on the bulletin boards periodically, so please check them regularly.

SAFETY FUNDAMENTALS Background checks are conducted for all Board members, managers, coaches, adult umpires, and volunteers, and these individuals are required to fill out a Little League volunteer application form; youth umpires (
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