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All rules according to most recent Little League Rules and Regulations.
In addition, the following “Local Rules” shall apply:


  1. Home team supplies 2 game baseballs.
  2. Only 3 adults are allowed in dugout.
  3. Utilize a continuous batting order.
  4. No bunting or stealing.
  5. A play will be deemed over, when either (a) the pitcher has the ball in the immediate vicinity of the pitcher’s mound, or (b) the ball has been thrown to the pitcher and it lands in or crosses the immediate vicinity of the pitcher’s mound.  At that point, any runner who is not at least halfway to the next base must return to the previous base.
  6. Outfielders must be positioned on the outfield grass.
  7. All bats must meet Little League Regulations and is stamped “approved for Little League”.
  8. Balks will not be called.
  9. 5-run limit per inning, unlimited runs in the 6th inning or last inning due to darkness or time limit.


  1. 3 inning max. per pitcher per game. Pitch count is still in effect. Please review pitch counts as per Little League rules section VI- Pitchers.
  2. No intentional walks.
  3. Place all pitchers at 42’ from back tip of home plate.
  4. A player once removed, as a pitcher may not pitch again in the same game.
  5. A player can not catch if he threw 41 or more pitches. A catcher who catches more than 3 innings cannot pitch in the same game.


  1. Every player must play in the field at least 2 consecutive innings  and bat at least once.
  2. Rotate fielding substitutes game to game.(ie. DO NOT substitute same players every game.

Call-Up Process:

If 24 hours before gametime, a manager learns that he/she will have 8 or fewer players available for a game, the manager should email the League Commissioner to request a call-up (if a manager learns that he/she has 7 or fewer players, he/she may request 2 call-ups). In the email, the manager must specify the names of the players who they know will not be able to make the game.

The League Commissioner will then find a call-up from another team in the league with a rating that is the average of the ratings of the players missing (rounding downward). For example, if a team is missing players rated a 2, 4, and a 5, the average would equal 3.66, and thus they would receive a call-up with a 4 rating. If 2 call-ups are needed, the total rating of the 2 call-ups will equal 2 times the average of the missing players. So in the previous example, the 2 call-ups would have a total rating of 8 (e.g. a "3" and a "5", or a "4" and a "4").

A call up cannot be used to start a game over a roster player in the event of 11 players.

Call-ups must bat last in the batting order. Additionally, they may only play outfield positions.

If a call-up is requested less than 24 hours before gametime, the League Commissioner will attempt to find a call-up based on the guidelines above. However, if a suitable call-up cannot be found, the team will play with whatever number of players it has. Teams may play with 8 players in the field. If a team has 7 or fewer players 15 minutes after the scheduled start time of the game, the teams will still play the game, however for the purposes of the standings, the game will be deemed a forfeit.

There are no call ups during playoffs without permission from the Commissioner.


Please see the Ardsley Little League Rules Quick Guide for a rules summary by division.