Website Manager

To instill integrity, honesty, teamwork and good sportsmanship in a competitive environment to all players

Durand Area Youth Baseball and Softball Association

Content

T - BALL

RULES AND BYLAWS

e2019

Age Limit:

Boys & Girls must be 5 years old as of Dec. 31st of current year, and have not finished higher than kindergarten.

Field Dimensions:

1.    The distance to all bases will be 45 feet

2.    There will be a ten (10) foot arc from the back of home plate.  Field must be chalked

Batting:

1.    The entire roster will bat each inning.

2.    All batters will be pitched to until the batter swings three times and then the batter will use the T.  The batter can swing until he/she hits a fair ball.  No strike outs.  If ball falls off T and batter picks it up, they will not be called out.

3.    As long as the ball rolls out of the ten-foot arc, it is considered a fair ball.  If it stays in the arc, it is a foul ball.

4.    Throwing the bat: 1st time is a TEAM warning, 2nd time the player is done for the game..

5.    Composite bats are NOT allowed.

Base Running:

1.    One base allowed at a time.

2.    There are no additional bases given for overthrows.

3.    There is no leading off.  No sliding.  1st time is a TEAM warning, 2nd time the player is done for the game

4.    The last batter gets a “home run” and all base runners come home.

Scoring/ time:

1.    A game is four innings or one hour, whichever comes first.  No innings can start after 45 minutes. Coaches can agree to a reduction of time/inning limit based upon weather, interest, etc.If coaches can’t agree - sentences one and two supersede.

Field Positions:

1.    All players will play.

2.    Eight (8) players are allowed on the infield.  None are to be positioned in front of the line from first to third.

3.    All others are considered outfielders and will play there.

4.    Do not put outfielders on the base line.

5.    Teach the players to throw to first base.

6.    Home team must supply one new ball, visiting team one "good" backup ball.

Coaching Positions:

1.    When his/her team is at bat, coaches are allowed at first, third, pitcher and catcher.

2.    When his/her team is in the field, no more than two coaches are allowed on the field with their players.

3.    Coaches must keep their players SEATED on the bench at all times.  This is for the protection of the players.

4.    Home coach is responsible for setting up the bases should they not already be done..

Conduct:

1.    NO drinking on field grounds – violation will lead to ejection.

2.    The use of tobacco in any form is prohibited on the playing field, benches or spectator area.

3.    It will be the coaches’ responsibility to control their fans and players.

4.    Swearing, If a PLAYER is caught swearing by the coach they will be unable to play for the remainder of the game.

Weather:

1.    No game will start if there is a severe weather watch or warning.  The home team is responsible for rescheduling.  Notify the League Director of the time and the date of the game.

2.    At 4:00 p.m. of day game using Accuweather.com or Accuweather APP on your smartphone, once the heat index hits 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the city you are playing. Game is to be cancelled!

Considerations:

  1. The goal of this division is to teach.

  2. Coaches have discretion on where to place players. Skill and attention level should be particularly paid attention to for players positioned at the line.

 

Content

PITCHING MACHINE

RULES AND BYLAWS

2019

Michigan High School rules apply except when they differ from DAYBSA adopted as follows:

GENERAL:

  1. The DAYBSA board of Commissioners may and will make amendments to any rules during the season or playoffs if deemed necessary.

  2. If a coach or coaches cannot control themselves in a manner of “Good Sportsmanship” they may be removed or suspended from coaching for the remainder of the season (including playoffs)!!

  3. “Hand picked” teams are not allowed in the DAYBSA League.  Teams must be selected in such a manner that leads to as much parity as possible within each community.

    PLAYOFFS:

  1. The home team is determined by the best regular season record until the championship game.

  2. The championship game home team will be determined by a coin toss. And game will be played on neutral field with neutral ump.

  3. “2” Umpires (if available) shall be provided for the championship game.

  4. Tie breakers: 1st-head to head. 2nd-runs allowed. 3rd-runs allowed vs. runs scored (greater number).

    AGE LIMIT:

  1. Must not have finished any higher than 2nd grade.

    TEAM ROSTER:

  1. A team roster must be submitted to the DAYBSA League Director BEFORE the first game of the season. OR your team will not be able to play until it is turned in.

  2. Roster changes must be reported to and approved by the director.

    SCORES:

  1. The winning coach will post game results on the league website by Saturday of every week or the game will not be counted in the standings.

    MAKE-UP GAMES:

  1. The home team in conjunction with the director, will reschedule, not necessarily replay, the missed game within 24 hrs.  If game hasn’t been rescheduled in this time period the game will be forfeited.  Once rescheduled, the game should be played, weather permitting, or it will result in a forfeit. No make-up game will be rescheduled after the last regular season game, with the exception of the last game, that game must be played before the playoffs.

  2. All make-up games must be reported to the league contact person, failure to do so could result in a forfeiture of the game.

    FIELD AND GROUND RULES:

  1. Home ground rules will prevail at all fields but must be discussed BEFORE the game.

  2. Dimensions: Bases-60’   Pitching machine 46’    Pitching Speed 36 mph

  3. Runners must slide to avoid a collision or runner may be called out at umpire’s discretion.

  4. If batted ball hits the pitching machine the ball is in play.

  5. If a player throws the ball and hits the pitching machine, the ball is dead. The runner gets the base he or she is advancing to at the time the machine gets hit.

  6. No steel cleats are allowed.

  7. Limit of "5" pitches per batter, coaches may concede another try BEFORE the game if 5th pitch is fouled.

  8. No infield fly rules apply.

  9. Line to be placed ½ way between 3rd and home. If a runner passes the line he        

        or she must continue home or will be called out for going back to 3rd.

    10. NO drop 3rd strike batter out rule.

    11. Home team must supply one new ball visiting team must supply one "good"

        back up ball.

    12. If game is called due to rain, we will freeze game as it stands; inning, count at

        bat, outs, etc.

    13. Composite Bats are NOT allowed.

    SUBSTITUTIONS:

  1. The entire roster of players must bat whether they are in the field or not.

  2. All players on the roster must play and bat in each game practiced for; regular season, playoff championship games, including two innings per player. Any violation will result in forfeit for that game. Ten (10) players on the field each inning. (FREE SUBSTITUTIONS)

  3. A game can be started with eight (7) players.

  4. If team starts with less than a full roster but has at least 7 players, NO OUTS WILL BE GIVEN WHEN EMPTY SPOTS COME AROUND IN THE BATTING ORDER.  Continue batting order as normal.

    PITCHING:

  1. Coach pitches to their own team.

  2. One coach is allowed on the field when his or her team is on defense, but must remain behind base lines at all times (while pitch is being made and ball is in play).

  3. The defensive coach may not delay the game to adjust their player’s positions.

    REGULATION GAMES:

  1. 5:30 p.m. starting time, the game must start by p.m. 5:45 p.m. or forfeit.  (see article 9 below)

    6:00 p.m. starting time, the game must start by 6:15 p.m. or forfeit.  (see article 9 below)

    6:30 p.m. starting time, the game must start by p.m. 6:45 p.m. or forfeit.  (see article 9 below)

    7:15 p.m. starting time, the game must start by p.m. 7:30 p.m. or forfeit.  (see article 9 below)

  1. Five (5) innings per game.

  2. Seven (7) runs or 3 outs is a complete inning.

  3. If a regulation game cannot be completed, 4 innings is a completed game.

  4. If a team has a 15 run lead after 4 innings it is a completed game.

  5. Games CAN end in a tie.

  6. No inning will start after 2 hrs. Umpires must declare "last inning" prior to the start of that inning in a time limit game.

  7. No inning will start after 1 hour and 45 minutes of the game start of the first game of a double header.

  8. First game of a double header sets precedence to complete time limit (1 hr. 45 min.) if delayed due to weather.

  9. Unlimited runs in the last inning, 15 run mercy rule supersedes.

  10. Base runners may advance until ball has been played upon.  Example: Ball is hit into outfield.  Base runners my advance until the outfielder picks up the ball and makes an attempt to throw the ball towards the infield.  At that point, players get the base they are advancing to and must stop once they reach their base.

STOLEN BASES

            1.   No stealing.                                                                                  

            2.   All overthrows that leave the playing field entitle the runner to one base, plus one base from the time of the throw if the player is already advancing.  Only one overthrow per play, ball returns to pitcher.  Only ONE base upon any overthrow, ball returns to pitcher.

            3.  NO dropped 3rd strike, batter is out rule.

       4.   For fenced in fields, overthrows that hit the fence, the ball is considered out of play and the runner is entitled one base.

            5.   NO leading off, the ball must pass home plate.

STEALING HOME

  1. NO stealing home.

  2. A runner may score from third base on a continuation of a HIT ball, but NOT from a passed ball from pitcher to catcher, or catcher to pitcher, and NOT from a play to any base from a pitched ball, as in a throw down to second.

  3. NO bunting with runners on third base.

    UNIFORMS:

  1. Uniforms should be numbered.

    CONDUCT:

  1. Opposing coaches should sign the scorebook.

  2. The umpire will give any player or coach heckling the opposing team one warning. If there is a repeat, the heckling team will receive one bench warning. If the problem continues, the game will result in forfeit.

  3. No drinking on school property- ejection.

  4. The use of tobacco is prohibited on playing fields or benches.

  5. It will be the coach’s responsibility to control their fans and players, otherwise number one will apply.

  6. No player, coach or spectator may take a spot behind the backstop during a

    game.                                                                                                                    

  1. No chanting or heckling from players or spectators during live play.

  2. Swearing, If a PLAYER is caught swearing by the umpire they will be ejected from the game, NO WARNINGS.  If a second PLAYER is caught swearing in the same game by the ump, they too will be suspend for the game and the Head Coach will also be ejected out of that game and will be suspended for the next 2 games.

UMPIRES:

  1. The home team coach is responsible for at least the home plate umpire.

  2. Only 1 umpire required.(home plate)

  3. The visiting team may supply an (1) umpire IF the home team cannot supply the 2nd umpire only if both coaches agree to said umpire

  4. No umpire shall interfere, criticize, or try to reverse the other umpires decision unless the other umpire whose decision is in question calls him into consultation.

  5. Umpires must be 15 years of age or older.

    PLAYOFF ELIGIBILITIES:

  1. All players must play in AT LEAST “3” scheduled games to be eligible.

    PROTEST:

                If a coach wants to protest a game, he or she must immediately notify the home plate umpire and the opposing coach and mark the exact place in his or her score book that is under protest. The umpire must sign the inning of the protest, the game is then finished under protest and after the game the protesting coach must notify his or her league director for more information in handling the protest.  A fee of $25 will be charged to protest a game. The fee is to be turned into the area representative within 24 hrs. from the day and time of the game. If you win the protest the money will be refunded to you. If you do not win the protest, the money will go to the DAYBSA Treasury.

     

     

    WEATHER:

                If there is a thunder/lightning "warning" or witnessed from field, game will be stopped, and not resumed until 30 minutes of lightning/thunder free skies.  This is under discretion of the umpire, in accordance with each teams coach.

  1. At 4:00 p.m. of day game using Accuweather.com or Accuweather APP on your smartphone, once the heat index hits 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the city you are playing. Game is to be cancelled!

 

     

Content

GIRLS JR PONY LEAGUE

RULES AND BYLAWS

2019

Michigan High School Rules apply except when they differ from DAYBSA adopted rules as

follows:

General:

1. The DAYBSA board of Commissioners may and will make amendments to any

rules during the season or playoffs if deemed necessary.

2. If a coach or coaches cannot control themselves in a manner of “Good

Sportsmanship” they may be removed or suspended from coaching for the

remainder of the season (including playoff).

3. “Hand picked” teams are not allowed in the DAYBSA League. Teams must be

selected in such a manner that leads to as much parity as possible within each

community. A team may NOT have more than ½ of their team be travel players from

ANY traveling team. (Example: 12 players on your team can NOT have more than 6

of them from the same travel team.)

Playoffs:

1. The home team is determined by the best regular season record.

2. The championship game home team determined by coin toss.

3. “2” Umpires shall be provided for the championship game.

4. No inning will start after 2 hrs. Umpires must declare "last inning" prior to the start

of that inning in a time limit game.

5. Tie breaker is determined by the International Tie Breaker Rule. For an explanation

of said rule please read the International Tie Breaker Rule under the rules section on

Durand Youth Baseball/Softball website.

Age Limit:

1. This league is for girls that are currently in 6th, 7th or 8th grade, prior to summer.

Team Roster:

1. A team roster MUST be given to the DAYBSA League Director BEFORE the first

game of the season. OR your team will not be able to play until it is turned in.

2. Changes to the roster must be reported to and approved by the director.

Scores:

1. The winning coach will post game results on the league website by Saturday of every

week or the game will not be counted in the standings.

Make-Up Games:

1. The home team in conjunction with the director, will reschedule, not necessarily

replay, the missed game within 24hrs. If game hasn’t been rescheduled in this time

period the game will be forfeited. Once rescheduled, the game should be played,

weather permitting, or it will result in a forfeit. Every attempt must be made by the forfeiting coach otherwise that team will result in the forfeit.

2. No make-up game may be rescheduled after the last game of the season with the

exception of the last game; that game must be played before the playoff game dates.

3. All make-up games must be reported to the league contact person; failure to do so

could result in a forfeiture of the game.

Field and Ground Rules:

1. Home ground rules prevail at all fields but must be discussed BEFORE the game.

2. Dimensions: Bases 60’ Pitching rubber 43’

3. Runner must slide to avoid a collision or runner may be called out at umpires

discretion.

4. No metal cleats are allowed.

5. NO JEWELRY, WATCHES, EARRINGS, etc.

6. Home team must supply one new 12" ball, visiting team must supply one "good"

backup ball.

7. If game is called due to rain, we will freeze game as it stands; inning, count at bat,

outs, etc.

8. NO crow hopping while pitching.

 

 

Substitutions:

1. The entire roster of players must bat whether they are in the field or not.

2. All players on the roster must play and bat in each game practiced for; regular season,

playoff and championship games, including 2 innings per player. Any violation will

result in a forfeit for that game. Nine (9) players on the field each inning. (Free

Substitutions)

3. A team needs seven (7) players to begin play.

4. If team starts with less than a full roster but has at least 7 players, NO OUTS WILL BE

GIVEN WHEN EMPTY SPOTS COME AROUND IN THE BATTING ORDER. Continue

batting order as normal.

Pitching

1. A pitcher may pitch unlimited innings.

2. If a pitcher hits three batters in one inning, OR five batters in a game, she must

be removed as pitcher, and CANNOT pitch for the remainder of the game.

3. Remember, a "hit by pitch" rule includes one that hits ground prior to hitting batter,

thus "take your base".

Batting

1. A team must bat all of their players in the batting order, i.e. bat the full roster.

2. If an injured player misses her spot in the batting order, she will be out of the game.

Her position in the batting order will be skipped and will not result in an out.

3. Late arrival players must be added to the end of the batting order.

4. Free substitutions allowed.

5.) Composite bats are allowed but they must have the ASA & USSSA stamp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regulation Games:

Single games vs Swartz Creek

 

1. 6:00pm start time for all Swartz Creek games, the game must start by 6:15 p.m. or forfeit. (see article 7

below)

2. Games vs Swartz Creek will be Six (6) innings per game. .

3. If a regulation game cannot be completed, completion of 5 innings is considered a

complete game.

4. Mercy rule – 15 run lead after 3 innings or 10 run lead after 5 innings.

5. Games CAN end in a tie.

6. SWARTZ CREEK GAMES: No inning will start after 1 hour and 45 mins. Umpires must declare "last inning" prior to the start of that inning in a time limit game.

7.  Unlimited runs in the last inning, mercy rule supersedes.

Double Headers:

1.) 1st game will start at 6:00pm, the game must start no later than 6:15pm or forfeit. (see article 7).

2.) 2nd game of double header start time is 7:30 pm. If 1st game runs over, still allow a 10 min break. NO GAME WILL START AFTER 8:15PM. In the event that this happens, the “Make-Up” rule follows. If a rescheduled game can not be made up the 2nd game will result in a tie. This is ONLY in the situation that the 2nd game of the double header was not able to be rescheduled at no fault to either coaches.

3.) Each game will have a 1 hour and 15 min time limit. Umpires must declare "last inning" prior to the start of that inning in a time limit game.

4.) Double Header games will be 5 innings each. 4 innings will be considered a completed game.

5.) Mercy rule – 15 run lead after 3 innings or 10 run lead after 5 innings.

6.) Games CAN end in a tie.

7.) Unlimited runs in the last inning, mercy rule supersedes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Base running:

1. Stealing bases is permitted – runner may leave base after the pitcher releases the ball.

2. Stealing home is permitted.

3. A batter may run to first on a dropped third strike if first base is not already occupied,

or if there are two outs.

4. Runners must slide to avoid a collision and may be called out at umpire’s discretion if

they fail to do so.

5. Runner may advance to second on a walk at her own risk.

Uniforms:

1. Uniforms should be numbered.

Conduct:

1. Swearing, If a PLAYER is caught swearing by the umpire they will be ejected from

the game, NO WARNINGS. If a second PLAYER from the same team is caught

swearing in the same game by the ump, they too will be suspend for the game and the

Head Coach will also be ejected out of that game and will be suspended for the next 2

games..

2. Opposing managers should sign the scorebook.

3. The umpire will give any player or coach heckling the opposing team one warning. If

there is a repeat, the heckling team will receive one bench warning. If the problem

continues, the game will result in a forfeit.

4. No drinking on school property – ejection.

5. The use of tobacco in any form is prohibited on the playing fields or benches.

6. It will be the coach’s responsibility to control their fans and players, otherwise rule

number one may apply.

7. No player, coach or spectator may take a spot behind the backstop during a game.

8. No chanting or heckling from players or spectators during play.

 

 

 

Umpires:

1. The home team is responsible for at least the home plate umpire but has the option to

supply two(2) umpires.

2. Only 1 umpire required.(home plate)

3. The visiting team may supply an (1) umpire IF the home team cannot supply the 2nd umpire

only if both coaches agree to said umpire. This needs to be arranged 1 week BEFORE

the game that is to be played.

4. No umpire shall interfere with, criticize, or try to reverse another umpire’s decision

unless the umpire whose decision is in question calls him into consultation.

5. Umpires must be 17 years of age or older.

Play Off Eligibilities:

1. All players must play in AT LEAST “3” scheduled games to be eligible.

WEATHER:

If there is a thunder/lightning "warning," or witnessed from the field, game will be

stopped, and not resumed until there is 30 minutes of thunder/lightning free skies. This is

under umpires discretion, in accordance with each teams coach.

Heat advisory or “high” heat index is the discretion of the coaches. If they feel that

the index is “too” high then the game may be rescheduled according to league rules.

1. At 4:00 p.m. of game day, using Accuweather.com or

Accuweather APP on your smartphone, once the heat index

hits 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the city you are playing. Game

is to be cancelled!

Contact Us

Durand Area Youth Baseball and Softball Association

 
   

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 810-223-4070
Copyright © 2019 Durand Area Youth Baseball and Softball  |  Privacy Statement |  Terms Of Use |  License Agreement |  Children's Privacy Policy  Login