Layritz General Rules (All Divisions)
The Layritz baseball and softball programs have been developed to provide a gradual transition in skill and playing intensity as children and young people move from entry level Tee Ball (ages 5 and 6), to Mini-Minors (ages 7 and 8), and then to Rookie Minor, Minor and Major League Baseball and Softball (to age 12). There is also Junior Softball (ages13 and 14). Any child or young person is welcome to join the league at any stage (as previous organized ball playing experience is not a prerequisite). Major and Senior League require evaluation and there is a draft process in place for player selection.
Requests for players to play with another player are taken for Rookie Minor divisions and younger. Managers and coaches may have their children play on the team they coach. While we attempt to fill most player requests, Layritz reserves the right to create fair and balanced teams.
All baseball and softball play at Layritz Park is governed by the “Official Regulations and Playing Rules” of Little League Baseball and Softball. Additional rules (aka: Park Rules) for each division are contained on this website.
Umpire in Charge:
Managers, coaches, players and fans should clearly understand and accept that the plate umpire is in charge of the game. The umpire is most often a youth (player) who is learning the trade and should be treated with respect by all concerned. Adults involved in the game should be acutely aware of the inherent power differential between themselves and the young umpire and should therefore avoid pressuring the umpire to change a call to suit their point of view. Layritz Little League enforces a zero-tolerance policy which means all calls by the umpire are final. All coaches, volunteers or spectators will not question any 'judgement call' made in the game nor over-rule an umpires call. Rule clarifications are to be conducted after the play has concluded and it must be made clear that it is a rule-clarification (ie: not a question on the call). Rule clarifications should wait until AFTER the game when every possible. THERE WILL BE NO REQUESTS TO REVIEW/REVISE A CALL AT ANY TIME.
Managers will be responsible for finding a practice location. Some fields have been booked by Layritz and are available on a first come first serve basis. Teams may find other locations throughout the district. At least one practice a week is encouraged for all divisions (Tee Ball Practice is integrated into scheduled games).
Team members must wear full and proper uniforms (shirts tucked in), and equipment for each game. Helmets must be worn. Players must wear athletic supports. Players are not allowed to wear any jewelry, watches, rings, earrings, etc. at games or practices. If a medic alert bracelet must be worn, it is to be taped. No manager, coach, game official, or player is to wear shorts or open toed sandals during a game. This is an official Little League rule and enforced at our park.
Game Start Times:
Game times are posted in the playing schedule for each league. No inning will start after 90 minutes and there will be a time limit of 2 hours. This applies to both weekend and night games. Games must start on time - no extra time will be awarded for a late start.
will occupy the third base dugout and will be responsible for the following:
a) clean own dugout and surrounding area
b) take down the gear from the diamond after last game
a) pre-game preparation of the diamond, i.e. drag rake base paths or sliding areas and pitcher’s mound.
b) using calcium liner to mark foul lines, string batter’s boxes and base coach’s box (as required)
c) placing and securing base pads, and returning these to the equipment room after the last game
d) post-game preparation of the diamond, i.e. drag rake base paths or sliding areas and pitcher’s mound.
will occupy the first base dugout and will be responsible for the following:
a) clean own dugout and surrounding area
It is the responsibility of the managers and coaches to have their teams on and off the field at the proper times for warm up and game start. If not ready, the team will forfeit their warm-up time. 25 minutes before game time, the Home Team will go to the dugout, the visitors will occupy the field for 10 minutes and then return to the dugout. 15 minutes before the game, the home team will occupy the field for 10 minutes and then return to the dugout. 5 minutes before the game, both teams will be in their dugouts while managers and coaches meet the umpire at home plate to exchange game line-ups and to discuss any special game details (weather, field conditions, etc.).
In the Tee Ball and Mini Minor Divisions:
30 minutes prior to the game, the visiting team will use the infield, while the home team uses the outfield. 15 minutes prior to the game, the home team will have the infield and
the visiting team the outfield.
First Aid Kit:
A first aid kit is available at the Layritz Concession. All Managers should have a first-aid kid available during off-season and Fall Season.
Player Absences or Late Attendance:
players at all division levels, who must be absent from a game, shall notify their manager or coach prior to the game. Players who are late for game warm-up, or for the game start, may miss their roster position and their turn in the starting line-up. Managers are not obliged to accommodate missed-time for playing -time.
Shortage of Players:
No game will be forfeited on site because of a shortage of players (i.e. less than 9) and only Tee Ball and Mini-Minor divisions may play with less than nine. When short a player(s), teams may borrow players as noted below. Borrowed players may only play in the outfield and will be placed at the bottom