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League Rules

updated Jan. 2015

With the hopes of teaching Softball and Baseball in a manner that reflects how the game is played at the high school level.  Both Baseball and Softball will be played under modified High School Rules.  What does "Modified" mean?

At each age level, the league director should visit with the coaches and discuss the rules and what is reasonable for that age level.  For example, Baseball, ages 7-8 will observe NFHS rules.  However there may be wisdom in "Modifying" the rules for this age group to not enforce Infield Fly, dropped third strike, etc....

After the coaches and league director visit, the league director should make an appointment with the umpire director and go over the rules and establish, in writing, the rules for the year.  These rules should be decided and distributed to coaches at least one week before the start of the season.  Coaches are encouraged to distribute the rules and educate families on the rules.   Anyone may request a copy of the leagues rules by sending a request to Amherstball@gmail.com.  

*****"Gentleman's agreements" are prohibited****** 
An example of a Gentleman's agreement is deciding to change or ignore a rule for a game.  The umpire SHALL NOT modify the rules for that game.  The game is called by the book.  If it is apparent a rule needs to be changed.  The coach(s) should make a request to the League Director who will forward it to the Umpire Director for consideration and possible modification.  The change must be posted, in writing and the umpires instructed by the umpire director on the change. 

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