Rules Summary

T-BallT-BallCoach PitchAAAAAPCLMajors 
# of Innings466666
Time LimitNo new inning after 45m. Hard stop at 1h.No new inning after 1h15m. Hard stop at 1h30m.No new inning after 1h30m. Hard stop at 2h.No new inning after 1h30m. Hard stop at 2h.No new inning after 1h45m. Hard stop at 2h.If following game scheduled, no new inning after 2h.
Base Distance50 ft.50 ft.60 ft.60 ft.60 ft.60 ft.
BaseballRIF 1RIF 1RIF 5RIF 5Rawlings RLLB1Rawlings RLLB1
# of Fielders10 players (4 outfielders)10 players (4 outfielders)10 players (4 outfielders)10 players (4 outfielders)9 players9 players
Minimum PlayContinuous batting order. 2 defensive innings.Continuous batting order. 3 defensive innings.Continuous batting order. 3 defensive innings.Continuous batting order. 3 defensive innings.Continuous batting order. 3 defensive innings.Continuous batting order. 3 defensive innings.
PitcherBatter hits off a tee.Coach pitches to own team. Limit of 6 pitches/batter (foul ball on 6th pitch is replayed). No walks or hit-by-pitch. Swinging strike outs apply.Coach uses machine to pitch to own team.  Limit of 6 pitches/batter (foul ball on 6th pitch is replayed). No walks or hit-by-pitch. Swinging strike outs apply.Phase 1: Coach pitches to own team.  Limit of 6 pitches/batter (foul ball on 6th pitch is replayed). No walks or hit-by-pitch. Swinging strike outs apply.

Phase 2: Player pitches to opposing team. No walks unless hit-by-pitch. Strikes outs apply. If count reaches 4 balls, reverts to coach pitch. Maximum 5 pitches from coach.
Player pitches to opposing team. Standard balls and strikes including walks, hit-by-pitch, and strike-outs.Player pitches to opposing team. Standard balls and strikes including walks, hit-by-pitch, and strike-outs.
Pitch CountN/AN/AN/APitch count rules apply. Max 2 innings or 35 pitches per day.Pitch count rules apply.Pitch count rules apply.
BattingBunting is not allowed.Bunting is not allowed.Bunting is not allowed.Bunting is not allowed.Bunting is allowed. Slash bunting is not allowed.Bunting is allowed. Slash bunting is not allowed.
BaserunningNo leading. No steals. Runners stop once the ball has been returned to the infield.No leading. No steals. Runners stop once the ball has been returned to the infield.No leading. No steals. Runners stop once the ball has been returned to the infield.No leading. No steals. Runners stop once the ball has been returned to the infield.No leading. Steals allowed. Runner advances at own risk once the ball reaches home plate. Defense is responsible for stopping baserunners progress. No stealing home.No leading. Steals allowed. Runner advances at own risk once the ball reaches home plate. Defense is responsible for stopping baserunners progress. Stealing home is allowed.
End of InningEach player bats once, 3 outs or 5 runs scored.Each player bats once, 3 outs or 5 runs scored.Each player bats once, 3 outs or 5 runs scored.Each player bats once, 3 outs or 5 runs scored.Each player bats once, 3 outs or 5 runs scored.3 outs.
Scoring5 run limit per inning.5 run limit per inning.5 run limit per inning.5 run limit per inning.5 run limit per inning. 10-run mercy rule after the 4th inning.No run limit per inning. 10-run mercy rule after the 4th inning.

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