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Division Rules Expectations 6U  8U  10U  12U  14U  20U
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Division

6U

8U

10U

12U

14U

16U

20U

Pitching Distance

N/A

30 ft

35ft

40ft

43ft

43ft

43ft

Innings / Pitcher

N/A

3

3

4

4

Unlimited

Unlimited

Pitching

Coach*
(5 balls)

Coach / Player*

Players

Players

Players

Players

Players

Fielders

12

11

11

10

9

9

9

Outfielders

4

5

4

4

3

3

3

Short Center

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

Batters / Inning

3 outs or lineup **

3 outs or lineup **

3 outs or lineup **

3 outs or lineup **

3 outs or 6 Runs **

3 outs or 6 Runs

3 outs or 6 Runs

Bases / hit

1

1 / 2 ***

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Lead Offs

None

None

On Pitch

On Pitch

On Pitch

On Pitch

On Pitch

Stealing

None

None

3rdBase Only

All

All

All

All

Infield Fly

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Advantage Rule

None

None

15 after 4

15 after 5

18 after 5

18 after 5

15 after 5

Time Limit
(no new inning)

1:00
Drop Dead

1:30

1:45

1:45

1:45

1:45

1:45

Softball Size

11" Soft

11" Soft

11"

12"

12"

12"

12"

* There will be no walks. Once the 4th ball has been pitched to any batter (as called by the umpire), the batter keeps the strike count and the coach of the batter will then come in and pitch until there is a hit, strike out, ground out, or fly out. The coach will be allowed up to 3 pitches only to complete the strike count, per batter they face. The umpire will call balls and strikes on the coach pitches as well. If the player fouls off the coach pitch, an additional pitch will be given until the batter strikes out, gets a hit, grounds out, or flies out.
** The team batting will continue until they receive 3 outs in an inning or have batted through their lineup. The maximum number of batters allowed in each 1/2 inning will be once through the line up or to a number equal to the team having the greater number of players.
*** Player can try for a double if hit to the outfield on the fly. Runners can only advance as many bases as the batter.

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