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Roy Gayle Baseball/Softball, Inc. By-Laws, Rules and Exception
Approved: October 2016 

Contents 

ROY GAYLE PONY BASEBALL/SOFTBALL INC. By-Laws. 5

Authority. 5

Player Eligibility. 5

1.       Requirements. 5

2.       Age Requirements for Baseball Leagues. 5

3.       Age Requirements for Girls Softball 5

4.       “Play-up” & “Play-down”. 5

5.       No Fee = N0 Play. 5

6.       Maximum Number of Players. 5

7.       Mandatory Play Rule. 6

8.       Disciplinary Action by Manager. 6

9.       Practice Schedule Limitations. 6

10.     Last Date to Add Player. 6

11.     Safety Rules. 6

Conduct of Personnel 6

1.       No Anger Outbursts. 6

2.       Good Sportsmanship. 6

3.       No Smoking. 7

4.       Ejections. 7

5.       Ejection of Non-Coaches. 7

6.       Official Uniforms. 8

7.       Coaches on Field. 8

8.       Removing a Player from a Team... 8

9.       Discipline Not Related to Baseball/Softball 8

10.     Managing more than One Team... 8

11.     Appropriate Dress for Managers and Coaches. 8

Protests and Grievances. 8

Schedule. 9

1.       Scheduling Guidelines. 9

2.       Scheduling Parameters (Original Schedule) 9

3.       Scheduling Parameters (Make-Ups) 9

Procedures. 9

1.       Pre-Game Practice. 9

2.       Hitting Baseballs and Softballs into Fences. 9

3.       Time Limit. 9

4.       Authority for Starting/Stopping. 9

5.       Roy Gayle Teams Playing Outside Tournaments. 10

6.       League Standings. 10

7.       Curfew.. 10

8.       Field Use after a Forfeit. 10
9.       Procedures / Time Before & Between Games. 10

10.     Time between Innings. 10

Equipment Rules. 10

1.       Legal Bats. 10

2.       Catchers & Head Gear. 10

3.       Batting Helmets with Face Masks. 11

Playing Rules – Baseball 11

1.       Number of Players Needed. 11

2.       Providing Balls. 11

3.       Line-up Cards. 11

4.       On-Deck Batter. 11

5.       Contact at Bases. 11

6.       Direct Steal of Home. 11

7.       Pitching for Each League. 11

8.       One Foot in Batter’s Box. 12

9.       One Offensive Time-Out per Inning. 12

10.     Infield Fly. 12

11.     Double First Base Use Rule. 12

12.     Catcher Substitute Runner. 12

13.     Official Score for Game and pitch count. 12

14.     Run Rule Mustang Baseball 12

15.     Complete Game / Suspended Game. 13

16.     10-Run Rule. 13

17.     15-Run Rule. 13

18.     Game Result Form... 13

Playing Rules – Softball 13

1.       Stateline Area Fastpitch League Rules. 13

2.       USSSA Rules. 13

3.       League Rules. 13

4.       Roy Gayle Softball Teams Playing Each Other at Roy Gayle. 18

Umpires. 19

Penalties, Suspensions, Expulsions. 19

All-Star and Traveling Tournament Personnel 19

Mustang and Mustang Girls Softball Placement. 19

Team Selection Rule. 19

Amendment. 19

APPENDIX: Approved Procedures. 20

Rule Exceptions for Shetland League. 20

Rule Exceptions for Pinto League. 20

All-Star Player (In-House) Selection Procedures. 20

All-Star Team Procedures. 20

Grievance Statement and Information. 21

Team Selection Rule: Mustang through Pony. 21

1.       Team Balance Limitation. 22

2.       Direct Recruits. 22

3.       Direct Signings. 22

4.       Player Pool 22

5.       July 31 Cut-off Date. 22

6.       Players Existing on Teams that Fold. 22

7.       Franchise Slots. 22

8.       New Franchises (Teams) 22

Approved Forms for Program... 24

Registration & Medical Release for Tournament Team... 24

Game Protest Form... 24

Grievance Form (2 pages) 24

Volunteer Application. 24

Outside League Tournament Play. 24

 


 

ROY GAYLE PONY BASEBALL/SOFTBALL INC. By-Laws

Authority  

ROY GAYLE PONY BASEBALL SOFTBALL INC. shall be governed for all baseball events by its Constitution and By-Laws and The PONY National Rule Book, and the Official Baseball Rules as released through the offices of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball.  In case of conflict, precedence shall be established in the above order. 

ROY GAYLE PONY BASEBALL SOFTBALL INC. shall be governed for all softball events by the Joint Interleague Committee, the Roy Gayle Constitution and By-laws, and the USSSA Softball. In case of conflict, precedence shall be established in the above order.

Player Eligibility 

1.      Requirements

A.      Any youth who wishes to play in the ROY GAYLE PONY BASEBALL/SOFTBALL LEAGUES must:  be a legal resident of the area franchise approved by Pony Baseball, Inc. of Washington, Pennsylvania; be of league age, (must supply birth certificate upon request by league); have accepted a Medical Release, and not be under suspension of any kind.  If a player is released and/or re-assigned, their re-assignment must be approved by his/her Player Agent who will make the reassignment in the official rosters.

B.      All rosters shall be posted for all teams in the program.  This list shall be the official roster for the team.  Any player in uniform or playing in a game that is NOT on the official roster shall be considered an ineligible player.

C.      A player may only be added to a roster if approved by the Player Agent of the league or an Executive Committee member.  A player will NOT be covered by league insurance until the player is officially approved.

2.      Age Requirements for Baseball Leagues

A.      Official League age is that age which is attained by a player prior to May 1 of the season in question.  Parents of players born in June, July & August have the choice of using May 1 or Sept 1 for League age purposes.  League age for Shetland players is 5-6, Pinto players is 7-8, Mustang is 9-10, Bronco is 11-12, and Pony is 13-14.                

B.      Any player who is 15 years old and in 8th grade at the beginning of the season may play in the Pony League.

C.      No Player enrolled in High School may register for Pony level or below.

D.     All assignment exception to these rules must be addressed to Player Agents.

3.      Age Requirements for Girls Softball

A.      Official League age is that age which is attained by a player prior to May 1 of the season in question.  Parents of players born in June, July & August have the choice of using May 1 or Sept 1 for League age purposes.

B.      League age for Girls Mustang Softball is 8-9-10.  Any 8-year-old girl may choose to play either Girls Mustang Softball or Pinto League. 

C.      League age for Girls Bronco Softball is 11-12.   

D.     League age for Girls Pony Softball is 13-14. 

E.      All assignment exception to this rule must be addressed to Player Agents.

4.      “Play-up” & “Play-down”

No player shall be allowed to play up or down in any league.  If the responsible party believes that a special circumstance warrants up or down play they may petition the Board in writing prior to June 15 for consideration in the following season.

5.      No Fee = N0 Play

No player is eligible for league play until his/her player fee, as established by the Executive Board, is paid. 

6.      Maximum Number of Players 

Each team in the Shetland, Pinto, Mustang, Girls Mustang Softball, Bronco, Girls Bronco Softball, Girls Pony Softball and Pony League shall consist of not more than fifteen (15) players. 

7.      Mandatory Play Rule

At all levels of play, it is required that you bat all players present.  In Shetland, Pinto and Mustang levels, no player may sit out more than 1 consecutive defensive inning.  In Bronco and Pony levels, no player may sit out more than 2 consecutive defensive innings.

Violations:

A.      First, Manager or offending coach suspended from next scheduled game, and game will be a forfeit.

B.      Second offense Manager or offending coach must meet with Player Agent and Executive Committee pending penalty.

C.      Any manager who tells a child NOT to attend a game, or who knowingly does not give game information to a player shall be suspended for five games and his team will forfeit the game in question. He shall also be brought before the Board for possible suspension from the program.

8.      Disciplinary Action by Manager

A.      If disciplinary action, such as “benching” a player, must be taken by the Manager during a game, the Manager shall immediately notify the opposing manager, the umpire and the scorekeeper(s).  The Player Agent shall be notified (in writing) as soon as possible, but not later than twenty-four (24) hours after completion of that game.  Notification can be via email to the League email address or hand-delivered to the Park Manager.  Failure to follow requirements will result in suspension of the manager for the next scheduled or rescheduled game.

B.      If disciplinary action is being considered against a player by the Manager at other than game time, the Manager must notify the Player Agent in writing via email to the League website before it is enforced.  If a Manager takes disciplinary action without League notification, the Manger will be suspended for the next scheduled or rescheduled game.

9.      Practice Schedule Limitations

A.      Preseason practices may not exceed three per week, with a maximum practice time of 2.5 hours per session.

B.      During the season, the combination of games and practices may not exceed 4 times per week.

C.      Practices prior to and or after, games may not exceed one (1) hour in length.

D.     Failure to follow the rule will result in the Manager being suspended for 2 games or potential removal by the Board.

10.   Last Date to Add Player

No player shall be added to any Pony, Bronco, Mustang, Pinto, Girls Mustang Softball, Girls Bronco Softball, and Girls Pony Softball team roster after June 15th without Rule Resolution Committee approval.

11.   Safety Rules

A.      Heart and Face Guards – Players in the pitching position in Shetland and Pinto shall wear a protective product to protect the heart and a face mask to protect the face.

B.      Mouth Guards 

§  All baseball players shall use protective mouth guards while in either a defensive or offensive position.

§  Team are allowed one warning per game.

§  Second incident, player must sit out one inning, this includes missing an at bat if that occurs during their required inning.

§  Mouth guards to be officially used must be fully in the mouth prior to the start of play.

§  Girls playing in the softball program have the choice of using a mouth guard or wearing a face guard

C.      Metal Cleats – Metal cleats will not be allowed in any leagues.

Conduct of Personnel

1.      No Anger Outbursts

A.      Applies to players and coaches.

B.      All players must carry bats, headgear, etc. back to the bench or dugout.  All equipment not in use must be kept out of the field of play.  On no occasion, shall equipment be thrown in anger nor will vulgar language or gestures be tolerated.  Violators shall be subject to penalty stated in D

2.      Good Sportsmanship

A.      All personnel shall refrain from needling participating players. Good sportsmanship shall be practiced at all times. 

B.      Team managers shall be held responsible for the conduct of his/her teams’ followers.

3.      No Smoking

Smoking shall be prohibited on the playing fields or in the dugout area.  Umpires shall give one warning regarding a violation.  Failure to comply will result in penalty of ejection as stated in number 4 below.

4.      Ejections

A.      Adults ---- Any time that manager, coach, or any other adult team personnel in the dugout or on the field is ejected from a game, that team will be given a loss for that game.  The game will be played to its normal conclusion.  For example, when a team manager is ejected, and his/her team wins the game as played, then both teams will be given a loss in the standings.

Any manager, coach, player, or team personnel who are ejected from a league game for any reason shall be automatically suspended from his/her team's next two officially scheduled league games.  Players who are ejected may appeal the second game of the suspension.  The parent of the player or the manager of the team must contact the Vice-President of Baseball or the Vice-President of Softball by phone or an email may be sent to the Roy Gayle email address.

A second offense by a manager, coach, or other adult team personnel during the same season will result in a required meeting with the Executive Committee which may choose 0, 1, or 2 games of suspension.  The person involved cannot attend any game involving the related team until the meeting.  The Executive Committee might also recommend to the full Executive Board, the person be removed from the program.

Umpires must warn any manager, coach, player or adult personnel that they need to “get it under control.”  The umpire might also confine the person to the dugout for the remainder of the game.  In such circumstances, if the person leaves the dugout without permission, they will be automatically ejected.

If fans become unruly in the opinion of the umpire or umpires, the game will be stopped for a period of up to ten (10) minutes.  The umpire(s) will ask the Managers of the Teams to get control of the situation.  The Park Manager must be called to the area if any stoppage of play occurs.  The Park Manager will handle the fan(s) with the assistance of the coaches.  If the fan(s) refuses to leave, or the Mangers or Coaches refuse to act, AND in the opinion of the umpires and the Park Manager the situation cannot be controlled due to fan behavior, then the game shall be declared a forfeit.  Adults ejected from a game must leave the area of the game and cannot have contact with the umpires that day, otherwise additional suspensions or removal from the program may occur.  In addition, the contact portion applies to Manages and Coaches.

Umpires shall complete an Ejection Card immediately following the ejection.  That card should be given to the Park Manager as soon as possible.

B.      Players

Players who are ejected from a game are suspended from that game and the next scheduled/rescheduled game. The position of the player that is ejected will be an automatic out each time that player is scheduled to bat. A player who is ejected must sit out the second game in uniform in the dugout.  Players must sit out one full game in the dugout prior to being eligible to play.  The second game of a player suspension can be appealed.  The Manager of the team or the parent must send an appeal letter within forty-eight hours (48) to either the Roy Gayle email on the League website or deliver a handwritten appeal to the Park Manager.  The appeal will be acted upon within 48 hours after it is received.  If the appeal is granted, then the second game suspension will be dropped; if not, then the player must sit out the next game in the dugout in uniform or be subject to additional suspensions.

Umpires shall complete an Ejection Card immediately following the ejection.  That card should be given to the Park Manager as soon as possible.

5.      Ejection of Non-Coaches

A.      If fans become unruly in the opinion of the umpire or umpires, the game will be stopped for a period of up to ten (10) minutes.  The umpire(s) will ask the Managers of the Teams to get control of the situation.  The Park Manager must be called to the area if any stoppage of play occurs.  The Park Manager will handle the fan(s) with the assistance of the coaches.  If the fan(s) refuses to leave, or the Mangers or Coaches refuse to act, AND in the opinion of the umpires and the Park Manager the situation cannot be controlled due to fan behavior, then the game shall be declared a forfeit.

B.      Penalities for Ejection

Umpires must warn any manager, coach, player or adult personnel that they need to “get it under control.”  The umpire might also confine the person to the dugout for the remainder of the game.  In such circumstances, if the person leaves the dugout without permission, they will be automatically ejected.

Any manager, coach, team personnel or fan:   who are ejected from a league game (including those played at remote facilities) for any reason shall be automatically suspended from his/her team's next two officially scheduled league games.  They may not attend any team games during their suspension.

A second offense during the same season will result in a required meeting with the Executive Committee which may choose 0, 1, or 2 games of suspension.  The person involved cannot attend any game involving the related team until the meeting.  The Executive Committee might also recommend to the full Executive Board that the person be removed from the program.

Players ejected from the game shall be suspended for their next scheduled game. They may not attend the game for which they are suspended.

Players ejected a second time in the same season, shall be suspended the next two games and will be required to attend a meeting with the Player Agent and the Executive Board on potential removal from the team. 

Umpires shall complete an Ejection Card immediately following the ejection.  That card should be given to the Park Manager as soon as possible.

6.      Official Uniforms

A.      ALL players must wear approved uniforms, as approved by the league Player Agent, in order to be permitted on the playing field during league games. Players out of uniform may not play in a league game.     

B.      Shetland & Pinto players are encouraged to wear team uniforms, but it is not required.

7.      Coaches on Field

Teams may have two (2) adult coaches on the base lines so long as dugout discipline is maintained.

8.      Removing a Player from a Team

A.      If a player’s conduct is such that his/her manager feels that he/she should be removed from the team, the manager should talk to his league/division player agent.  The player agent should obtain details and discuss the matter with the player’s parents.  Reasonable effort should be made to resolve the situation.

B.      If, after a reasonable attempt is made to work with the player and/or his/her parents, the situation is not remedied, the player agent can further discipline the player which may include suspension from one or more games up to and including the player’s removal from the program.  If the decision is made by the player agent to remove the player from the program, Rule Resolution Committee approval is required before the player is removed.

9.      Discipline Not Related to Baseball/Softball

No Manager/Coach of any team shall discipline any player for activity not occurring during a regular team activity (practice or game), without permission of the parent

10.   Managing more than One Team

A person may not manage more than one team during the season.  A person may be a Manager in one league and a coach in another.

11.   Appropriate Dress for Managers and Coaches

Managers and coaches must be dressed appropriately during games.  This requires a shirt, with sleeves, preferably in team colors or close.  If a hat is worn, it must be a team hat.  Shoes must be worn that are closed toe, i.e., no sandals, flip flops, etc.  If a Manager or Coach is not dressed appropriately, then they will not be allowed to go on the field.

Protests and Grievances

1.      A manager may appeal the decision of the Umpire by submitting in writing with all pertinent information.  To be a valid protest, a written protest must be filed with either the Park Manager or by emailing Roy Gayle via the internet address found on the organization’s League website.  A fee of twenty-five ($25) dollars must be paid within the 48 hours for the protest to be reviewed.  If the protest is upheld fully or partially, the twenty-five ($25) dollars will be refunded.  If the protest is denied, then the twenty-five ($25) dollar fee will be forfeited; the amount will be deposited in the Roy Gayle Pony Baseball Softball general fund. The protest committee will review and render a decision on the appeal.  That decision shall be final.  The Protest Committee is comprised of all Rule Resolution Committee members; however, a minimum of three (3) members must be present to rule on a protest.  The three (3) members may not represent the same team, nor be affiliated with either team involved in the protest.

2.      No Player Agent or Protest Committee may make a final decision that violates a rule.

3.      Protests may be made on misinterpretation of the rules or on the playing of ineligible or illegal players.  On rule interpretation protests, the manager or acting manager must protest to the umpire in charge at the time of the protested act. 

4.      In the event of the playing of an ineligible or illegal player, the protest must be made within 24 hours of scheduled starting time of the game in question to the League Player Agent who will render a decision.  That decision shall be final.

5.      Grievances as to the conduct of personnel, players, fans, umpires, game conditions, faulty or dangerous equipment, etc., shall be made in writing to the Executive Committee via an email to the Roy Gayle website or by giving a completed form to the Park Manager.  Grievances must be in writing and follow the format and procedure approved by the Executive Committee.  See the section regarding Grievance procedures in Roy Gayle Administrative Manual.

Schedule

1.      Scheduling Guidelines

All games, including league, postponed, replayed, suspended, or exhibition games, must be scheduled through the League Scheduling Agent.  Games will be re-scheduled by the Scheduling Agent for the next available date, usually a non-holiday Sunday.  Failure to play the make-up game on the rescheduled date will result in a forfeit. 

2.      Scheduling Parameters (Original Schedule)

Each team will play at least one game in every 7, day period with the potential to play 3.  No team will play more than four games in any 7, day period, Monday thru Sunday.   Every team will play on either Friday or Saturday, unless the team has a bye.  Scheduling Preferences will be followed as closely as possible but no guarantees are given on any preference.

 3.      Scheduling Parameters (Make-Ups)

No Sunday games will be played except for the All-Star games and designated Sundays in the official League Calendar.  Games may also be made up on open diamonds Monday through Saturday.  Games rained out or halted for other reasons are not subject to make-up unless those games have a significant outcome on the end of season tournament seeding’s.

Procedures

1.      Pre-Game Practice

Pre-game practice on the infields in prohibited. All pregame warm-ups must occur on the outfield grass.

A.      Manager or Coach shall be warned once per year

B.      Second time will result in ejection from the next 3 games

C.      Third time will result in a mandatory meeting with the Executive Board pending removal from the League

D.     Warming up of one pitcher and catcher may be done in the area between the foul line and the fence, near the infield

2.      Hitting Baseballs and Softballs into Fences

There shall be no hitting of baseballs or softballs into any fences at the park. 

 3.      Time Limit

A.      The time limit for all Colt, Pony, Bronco, Mustang, and Girls Bronco Softball and Girls Pony Softball games is one hour and forty-five minutes.  This means that no new inning may began after the game in one hour and forty-five minutes old. Innings started prior to the time limit will be completed. 

B.      The time limit for all Pinto & Mustang Softball games is one and one half hours (90 minutes). 

C.      The time limit for all Shetland games is one hour and 15 minutes (75 minutes). 

D.     The official starting time shall be announced by the umpire in charge.

E.       No inning may start after the time limit has expired.  An inning that begins prior to the expiration of the time limit shall be completed.  Games cannot be stopped because the game is “Close“ to the time limit.

F.      NOTE: IT IS THE MANAGER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO CONFIRM THE START TIME WITH THE UMPIRE IN CHARGE.

4.      Authority for Starting/Stopping

The Park Manager shall have the final authority to determine the start of any game due to weather conditions.  The decision as to stopping play once a game has begun due to weather conditions, darkness, etc., shall be made by the Park Manager in consultation with the Umpires.

5.      Roy Gayle Teams Playing Outside Tournaments

A.      Roy Gayle teams that participate in tournaments outside of Roy Gayle League activities MUST obtain permission from the Board for such activities.  The Manager of that team shall submit the form “Outside League Tournament Play” prior to participation.  The form details the players that will be participating on the team, teams they are associated with, dates of the tournament and any possible league interference. 

B.      It is the Board’s intent that any such team will be granted permission to play in outside tournaments unless it affects the regular league play of our program.   The form must be submitted to obtain insurance coverage from the league for your tournament.  All players participating on the tournament team must be rostered Roy Gayle players for insurance to be granted.

C.      It should be understood that teams composed of only Roy Gayle players and receiving Board permission will be covered by program insurance as if they were playing at Roy Gayle. Teams using any non-Roy Gayle players will NOT be covered by park insurance.

D.     If a team is found to have participated in an outside tournament without completing the reference form the Team Manager shall be subject to a two (2) game suspension.

6.      League Standings

If there is a tie between teams in any of the Girls Softball, Mustang, Bronco, Pony, or Colt Leagues, the following will determine the Tie Breaker:

1.      Overall record by percentage
2.      Head to Head
3.      Divisional Record
4.      Coin Flip

 7.      Curfew

No inning of any Pony, Bronco, Mustang, or any Girls Softball league game shall start after 10:30 PM.

8.      Field Use after a Forfeit

If teams play on a diamond after a forfeit is declared, they must be off the diamond 30 minutes before the next scheduled game.

9.      Procedures / Time Before & Between Games

Warm-up before the "official" warm-up period shall be limited to the outfield area.  At no time shall the time between games exceed twenty (20) minutes unless that would put the game starting before the scheduled start time.

10.   Time between Innings

A maximum of two minutes will be allowed between innings.  One warning will be given to each team before the plate umpire will begin to call strikes or balls.

Equipment Rules

1.      Legal Bats

A.      Only 2-1/4-inch barrel non-wood bats, which are manufactured to achieve a Bat Performance Factor (BPF) of 1.15 or less through the life of the bat, are approved for play in PONY Baseball divisions. Effective January 1, 2013, all newly manufactured non-wood bats must be stamped “BPF 1.15” and the year manufactured.  Effective January 1, 2013, all minus (-) 3 bats must be BBCOR certified. The bat, which may be wood or non-wood product, shall be not more than two and five-eights (2-5/8”) in diameter at the barrel and shall be a smooth implement, from the top of the cap to the bottom of the knob. All non-wood bats shall meet the Ball-Bat Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) testing protocol maintaining the length-to-weight difference of 0.50 limit regardless of length. All BBCOR approved bats shall be labeled with a silk screen or other permanent certification mark. (NOTE: 2-3/4” bats are prohibited in all PONY-sanctioned leagues.)

B.      2-1/4” bats must be stamped with a BPF of 1.15 and the year of manufacture.

C.      2-5/8” bats that are greater than minus 3 in length-to-weight ratio must be marked with a BPF of 1.15 and the year of manufacture.

D.     2-5/8” bats that are -3 must meet the meet the Ball-Bat Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) testing protocol maintaining the length-to-weight difference of 0.50 limit regardless of length. All BBCOR approved bats shall be labeled with a silk screen or other permanent certification mark.

 2.      Catchers & Head Gear

All catchers are required to wear head gear that has protection for the top of the head and both ears, and throat

3.      Batting Helmets with Face Masks

All Girls Softball, Shetland and Pinto teams must use a batting helmet which includes a face mask.

Playing Rules – Baseball

1.      Number of Players Needed

A.      Teams may begin a game with eight players and an automatic out is recorded for the ninth player position.

B.      If a team begins a game with 8 or more players and drops to 7 due to any reason, then the game shall be declared a forfeit. 

C.      After 15 minutes from game time start as announced by the head umpire, if a team does not have at least 8 players, the game shall be declared a forfeit.

D.     This rule does NOT apply to Shetland & Pinto games.

2.      Providing Balls

1.      The home team in the Pony and Bronco Leagues Shall furnish two (2) new Official Pony League baseballs.  The home team in Mustang and Pinto Leagues shall furnish one (1) new Official Pony League baseball to start the game.  The home team should also provide 2-3 good used balls to start the game.

2.      The home team in all Girls Softball leagues shall furnish one (1) new softball that conforms to Pony League specifications (COR) to start the game.  All softballs shall also have raised seams.

3.      In all leagues, the home team shall replace lost or damaged balls with a good used ball acceptable to the umpire in charge.

3.      Line-up Cards

A.      Prior to the start of a game, teams must exchange line-up cards. 

B.      The cards must have the entire roster listed, with those not present crossed out. 

C.      The cards must show first initial, last name and player number. 

D.     All pitching restrictions applicable to the team must be disclosed.

4.      On-Deck Batter

On-Deck Batter shall be required to stand to the back of the batter.  If the batter is right-handed, the on-deck batter shall stand in the third (3rd) base circle.  If the batter is left-handed, the on-deck batter shall stand in the first (1st) base circle.

5.      Contact at Bases

A.      Any runner involved in a play at any base must avoid contact with the defensive player within the player’s domain. If runner slides, contact rule does not apply.  If contact is accidental, the runner may be called out.  If contact by the runner is flagrant, the runner shall be automatically out and shall be ejected from the game. 

B.      If contact by the defensive player is flagrant, the defensive player shall be ejected from the game.  Defensive players who obstruct the offensive player from running, such as remaining on the base when no play is present, shall be subject to the obstruction rules, and umpire judgment.

C.      The safety of all players is the primary intent of this rule. 

D.     NOTE: This includes no jumping or hurdling of a player to avoid contact. 

6.      Direct Steal of Home

A.      A direct steal of home is illegal if the runner proceeds to home on the pitch, or the return throw to the pitcher, unless the throw is mishandled by the pitcher. Additionally, if a suicide squeeze is attempted and the batter misses the ball and the runner continues to home and does, or does not score, they are deemed to be stealing home and are officially out. A runner may advance to home on an attempted pick-off at third base or on any other base runner. An attempted pick-off is deemed to be the same as a passed ball with all runners free to advance. 

B.      Penalty: The runner shall be called out for stealing home. No ejections apply.

7.      Pitching for Each League

A.     Baseball

1.      Home Team will be official count.  Both teams should verify the pitches per inning at the end of each half-inning.  Ignorance of the count is no excuse for breaking the rule.  Foul balls are pitches.  Balls hit into play are also counted.

2.      Pitchers do can finish a batter upon reaching their limit without violating the limit.

3.      Pitch Counters need to use the official pitch count form.

4.      Player may not move from the pitcher to catcher in the same game if they throw more than 45 pitches.

5.      The rest periods required during regular season are listed below.

League

No Rest

One (1) Day

Two (2) Days

Three (3) Days

Max Pitch Limit

Pony

25

26

46

71

95

Bronco

25

26

46

71

85

Mustang

25

26

46

61

75

 

6.      Penalties for Pitching Violations: (pitch count, pitcher to catcher, and rest period)

 Ejection of player and Manager or Coach for the remainder of that games

7.      Additionally, the game will continue but if the violating team wins then both teams will receive a loss.  If the violating team loses it stands as a loss.  If this is a tournament game and the violating team wins the game must be replayed in full but all pitching stats are counted

B.     Pitching in General

Balks will be called on all pitchers without warning in Bronco, Pony, League.  Umpires should instruct pitchers as to their mistake after each balk call.  Balks will be called in Mustang, but no penalty will be assessed.

C.      Pitcher Removed

During all Pony, Bronco and Mustang, once a pitcher has been removed from the mound he/she is ineligible to re-enter as a pitcher during that game.

D.     Intentional Walk

A batter may only be walked by throwing four pitches outside of the strike zone.  No automatic walks are allowed.

E.      Stealing Bases in Mustang

Runners may steal bases, but may not leave the base they are occupying at the time of the pitch until the pitched ball has reached or passed the catcher.  Runners may only steal second & third base.  No one can score on a passed ball or wild pitch.  Once the pitcher has stepped on the rubber with possession of the ball, runners who leave base before the pitched ball reaches or passes the catcher shall be called out and the pitch shall be considered as a dead ball.  One warning per team per game will be allowed and the ball shall be considered dead.

8.      One Foot in Batter’s Box

Bronco, Pony, Colt, Girls Bronco Softball and Girls Pony Softball batters must keep one foot in the batter’s box between pitches.  Penalty for rule violation shall be a called strike.

9.      One Offensive Time-Out per Inning

No team manager or coach may have more than one time out when his team is at bat (per inning) to confer with either a batter or a runner.

10.   Infield Fly

The rule will be called in all baseball leagues except Shetland and Pinto.

11.   Double First Base Use Rule

The Runner or Fielder may use either base to avoid a collision.

12.   Catcher Substitute Runner

If catcher is on base with two outs, teams may substitute run the player making the last out for them.  

13.   Official Score for Game and pitch count

Home team book, and pitch count, shall be the official score for the game

14.   Run Rule Mustang Baseball   

Each Mustang baseball team will be limited to scoring 5 runs per inning, except in the 6th inning where there will be no limit.  In addition, if a team is leading an opponent by at least 8 runs after five innings have been played (4 ½ if the home team is ahead), the game shall be terminated and the team in the lead shall be declare the winner.

15.   Complete Game / Suspended Game

If a game is called for any reason it is a complete game if the following inning specifications have been met:

A.      Colt, Pony, Bronco, Bronco Girls Softball and Girls Pony Softball:  Four (4) innings have been completed or if the home team has scored more runs in three (3) or three and a fraction (3+) innings than the visiting team has scored in four completed innings.

B.      Mustang and Mustang Girls Softball:  Three (3) innings have been completed or if the home team has scored more runs in two (2) or two and a fraction (2+) innings than the visiting team has scored in three completed innings.

C.      When the specification for a complete game has been met and the game is called, the final score shall be the score of the last completed inning, unless the home team is batting and has taken the lead then the final score shall be the score at the time the game is called. When the required number of innings has not been completed, the game will be suspended. 

D.      When and if re-scheduled, all suspended games will be re-started from the beginning.

16.   10-Run Rule

If a team is leading an opponent by at least 10 runs the following shall apply as a Mercy Rule:

A.      For Pony & Bronco (applies after Visiting team bats in 5th if Home Team is ahead, OR applies at end of 5th if Home team is behind.)

B.      For Mustang (applies after Visiting team bats in 4th if Home Team is ahead, OR applies at end of 4th if Home team is behind)

C.      The game shall be terminated and the team in the lead shall be declare the winner. 

17.   15-Run Rule

If a team is leading an opponent by at least 15 runs the following shall apply as a Mercy Rule:

A.      Pony, Bronco (applies after visiting team bats in 4th if Home Team is ahead, OR applies at end of 4th, if Home team is behind.)

B.      Mustang (applies after visiting team bats in 3rd if Home Team is ahead, OR applies at end of 3rd if Home team is behind)

C.      The game shall be terminated and the team in the lead shall be declare the winner. 

18.   Game Result Form 

A.      For all Colt, Pony, Bronco and Mustang games in softball and baseball, the Manager or Representative of the WINNING team shall complete the online Game Result Form.  If the results are not entered within 24 hours of the completion of the game, it shall be recorded as a loss for both teams.  To be considered official, the online form must be completely filled out. This shall include the names of the teams, final score, and a complete pitching record for both teams. 

B.      Failure to do the above may result in a forfeit of the game and suspension of the manager.

C.      Game results and League standings will be updated and posted once each week (minimum) from May 15 (latest date) until the end of the season.

Playing Rules – Softball

1.      Stateline Area Fastpitch League Rules

The Stateline Area Fastpitch League is currently composed of recreational softball programs from Stateline Fastpitch, Roy Gayle Softball, Beloit YMCA Softball, BYB Softball, Marengo Softball, Kirkland Softball, & Poplar Grove Softball. The league was formed to help guarantee a unified goal of continued growth and enjoyment of recreational fastpitch softball.

2.      USSSA Rules

Rules governing Stateline Area Fastpitch Program's (SAFP) league are defined in the (USSSA) Rulebook.  All rules stated below are provided to help clarify, emphasize, or modify USSSA rules.  Where changes are identified, League Rules will take precedence

3.      League Rules 

Complete League Rules for Softball are listed elsewhere on our website.

4.      Roy Gayle Softball Teams Playing Each Other at Roy Gayle

In addition to the softball rules above, the following also apply:

A.     Providing Balls

1.      The home team in all Girls Softball leagues shall furnish one (1) new softball that conforms to Pony League specifications (COR) to start the game.  All softballs shall also have raised seams.

2.      In all leagues, the home team shall replace lost or damaged balls with a good used ball acceptable to the umpire in charge.

B.     Line-up Cards

1.      Prior to the start of a game, teams must exchange line-up cards. 

2.      The cards must have the entire roster listed, with those not present crossed out. 

3.      The cards must show first initial, last name and player number.  

4.      All pitching restrictions applicable to the team must be disclosed.

C.      Direct Steal of Home – 12U and 14U

1.      A direct steal of home is illegal if the runner proceeds to home on the pitch, or the return throw to the pitcher, unless the throw is mishandled by the pitcher. Additionally, if a suicide squeeze is attempted and the batter misses the ball and the runner continues to home and does, or does not score, they are deemed to be stealing home and are officially out. A runner may advance to home on an attempted pick-off at third base or on any other base runner. An attempted pick-off is deemed to be the same as a passed ball with all runners free to advance. 

2.      Penalty: The runner shall be called out for stealing home. No ejections apply. 

D.     One Foot in Batter’s Box

Girls Bronco Softball and Girls Pony Softball batters must keep one foot in the batter’s box between pitches. Penalty for rule violation shall be a called strike.

E.      One Offensive Time-Out per Inning

No team manager or coach may have more than one time out when his team is at bat (per inning) to confer with either a batter or a runner.

F.      Double First Base Use Rule

The Runner or Fielder may use either base to avoid a collision.

G.     Official Score for Game and pitch count

Home team book, and pitch count, shall be the official score for the game.

H.     Complete Game/Suspended Game

If a game is called for any reason it is a complete game if the following inning specifications have been met:

1.      Bronco Girls Softball and Girls Pony Softball:  Four (4) innings have been completed or if the home team has scored more runs in three (3) or three and a fraction (3+) innings than the visiting team has scored in four completed innings.

2.      Mustang Girls Softball:  Three (3) innings have been completed or if the home team has scored more runs in two (2) or two and a fraction (2+) innings than the visiting team has scored in three completed innings.

3.      When the specification for a complete game has been met and the game is called, the final score shall be the score of the last completed inning, unless the home team is batting and has taken the lead then the final score shall be the score at the time the game is called. When the required number of innings has not been completed, the game will be suspended.  

4.      When and if re-scheduled, all suspended games will be re-started from the beginning.

I.       Game Result Form 

1.      For all games in softball, the Manager or Representative of the WINNING team shall complete the online Game Result Form.  If the results are not entered within 24 hours of the completion of the game, it shall be recorded as a loss for both teams.  To be considered official, the online form must be completely filled out. This shall include the names of the teams, final score, and a complete pitching record for both teams. 

2.      Failure to do the above may result in a forfeit of the game and suspension of the manager.

3.      Game results and League standings will be updated and posted once each week (minimum) from May 15 (latest date) until the end of the season.

Umpires

1.      The selection, rejection, and suspension of all umpiring personnel shall be the responsibility of the Umpire Coordinator with President oversight.

2.      The Umpire Coordinator shall keep the umpires advised as to the rules, rule changes, and conduct expected of umpires.

3.      Any umpire who has a conflict of interest may be re-assigned to another game if possible.

4.      It is the Executive Board’s intent that each Bronco, Pony, League game will have two (2) umpires and each Mustang game will have one (1) umpire.

Penalties, Suspensions, Expulsions

1.      The Rules & Protest Committee shall assess any penalty for infractions of the preceding rules.  Their decisions regarding penalties, suspensions, or expulsion shall be final.

2.      Any league personnel who are penalized may request a hearing before the Executive Committee.  The request for a hearing must be in writing and must be received via an email to the Roy Gayle Pony Website or by the Park Manager within twenty-four (24) hours of the penalty assessment.  The Executive Committee shall schedule the hearing within seven (7) days after the request has been properly received.

 All-Star and Traveling Tournament Personnel

1.      In-house All Stars see Appendix D

2.      Teams wishing to play in tournaments outside Roy Gayle with all Roy Gayle Players see Section F(8)

Mustang and Mustang Girls Softball Placement

1.      Player placement from Pinto to Mustang shall be conducted according to the Rule Resolution Committee’s approved procedures.  

2.      Player placement in the Girls Mustang Softball league shall be conducted according to approved procedures.

Team Selection Rule

Player placements for all leagues that are Mustang and up shall be conducted following the Rule Resolution Committee’s approved procedures.

Amendment

These By-Laws, or any section thereof, may be amended or repealed by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Executive Board at any meeting so long as notice of such proposed changes is given to each Executive Board member at least five (5) days prior to the meeting at which the proposed changes shall be submitted to vote.

 

10/12/16

 

Jarrod Nowling

Date

 

President, ROY GAYLE PONY BASEBALL/SOFTBALL INC.

 

 

 

 

10/12/16

 

Dustin Eklund

Date

 

Secretary, ROY GAYLE PONY BASEBALL/SOFTBALL INC.

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX: Approved Procedures

Rule Exceptions for Shetland League

1.      Players bat through entire batting order, even if they are not playing in the field during the inning.

2.      Base runners may advance to the next base until an outfielder gains control of the ball.  If an infielder gains control of the ball/ runners may advance at their own risk.  Runner(s) cannot advance on an overthrow.

3.      All players must play at least 2 innings in the field with the exception of a shortened game.  All games will be 5 innings in length.

4.      All innings are played the same: 3 outs or 3 runs.

5.      All managers will play with 4 outfielders.

6.      The home team supplies one new and one good used ball for each game.  The home team will also provide the hitting tee.  Low impact balls are required for all games.

7.      The pitcher will throw 3 pitches.  If the batter fails to hit the ball, a hitting tee will be set up and the batter will then hit off of this tee.  When the tee is used, the pitching coach will stand out of play – 3rd base side.

8.      The batter can choose to hit off of the tee without being pitched to.  It is encouraged that coaches pitch to players.

9.      On a 3rd pitch foul tip, the batter remains batting until he/she hits the ball or misses it.  The tee will be set up if the batter fails to hit the ball.

10.   The home plate umpire will be a coach or manager from the hitting team.  This coach will assist the batter, keep the pitch count and set up the batting tee if needed.

11.   The fielding team will have one manager or coach in the outfield.  This coach will be positioned behind 2nd base and between the left center and right center fielders.  This coach will instruct the fielders.  Outfield coach is also the base umpire.

12.   Being an instructional league, we do not keep score.  Please tell your players the game is either a tie or that everyone who plays the game is a winner.  There are no losers.

Rule Exceptions for Pinto League

1.      Players bat through entire batting order even if they are not playing in the field during the inning.

2.      Base runners may advance to the next base until an outfielder gains control of the ball.  If an infielder gains control of the ball, runners may advance at their own risk. Runner(s) cannot advance on an overthrow.

3.      All players must play at least 3 innings in the field with the exception of a shortened game.

4.      All innings are played the same: 3 outs or 5 runs

5.      All Teams shall use four (4) outfielders.

6.      Pitching is from any distance up to 38 feet.  Pitching shall be done by a coach or the manager.  For each at bat, a player will receive a maximum of 5 pitches.  A foul ball on the 5th pitch will continue the player’s at-bat.

7.      Being an instructional league, score shall not be kept.  Please tell your players the game is either a tie or that everyone who plays the game is a winner, there are no losers.

8.      The Home team supplies one new and one good used ball for each game and each ball must have the Pony logo.

9.      The Home team will supply the home plate umpire, while the Visiting team shall supply the base umpire.

10.   If necessary, one parent (in addition to coaches and manager) may be allowed in the dugout to help maintain order.

11.   No defensive coach shall be allowed in the field of play while the ball is live.

All-Star Player (In-House) Selection Procedures

1.      All-Star teams at the Mustang, Bronco, Pony, Girls Mustang Softball, Girls Bronco Softball, and Pony Girls Softball levels shall consist of at least one player from each team, and up to 18 players.   Player selection for All-Star team participation in the Girls Softball, Mustang, Bronco, Pony, divisions shall be done in the following manner:

2.      Each team manager will be asked to submit names of All-Star players from the team’s older age group to the All-Star manager or Player Agent (by June 1).   After receiving nominations, the All-Star manager, together with the Player Agent, will select the All-Star team.  The Player Agent will have final choice in the selection process.  A list of players NOT selected should be maintained so that replacement players can also be selected where needed.

3.      All Star competitions are for exhibition purposes and to highlight the athletic skill of all players selected to the team.  All players selected shall play a minimum of 3 innings per game.  No pitcher shall pitch in more than one inning in any one game.

4.      All Star games shall consist of 2, five (5) inning games separated by 30 minutes at all levels.

All-Star Team Procedures

1.      The All-Star Team Manager(s) of each league/division shall be the returning Manager(s) of the previous year’s team(s) with the best won-loss percentage.  If this manager refuses the assignment or is not a manager in the league/division, the returning manager of the previous year’s team with the next best won-loss percentage shall be named.  In the event of further refusal, managers shall continue to be named on the basis of the previous year’s best won-loss percentage until a manager accepts.  The All-Star Team manager shall pick the Tournament Team coaches from the list of managers and coaches from his/her league/division.

2.      The All-Star Team Manager for each league/division shall be established prior to the start of league play.

3.      Player selection from Tournament teams shall be made by the All-Star Team Manager with input from Player Agent and other managers of that league/division.

Grievance Statement and Information

1.      All grievances will be resolved through the Executive Committee.

2.      Roy Gayle Baseball/Softball is an organization dedicated to the DEVELOPMENT of the player in ALL aspects and winning a game is secondary to our main purpose.  It is the Board’s intention to maintain control of all games.  Managers and umpires must SHARE this responsibility.  Nothing that will happen in any game can be an excuse for negative behavior, foul language, disrespect, and out-of-control behavior.  Any individual at the park who wishes to behave in this negative manner should leave the park (and perhaps the program) immediately.   We do not intend to tolerate it.  It shall be the responsibility of the Board Members at Roy Gayle Park to see to it that behavior standards shall be adhered to by all those involved with Roy Gayle baseball.

3.      Every Board Member, Umpire, Coach, Player, or Fan shall behave in a manner that will bring about fair play and sportsmanship.  Any person who does not follow or breaks any of the standards set forth shall have his/her behavior brought to the attention of any Board Member.  This can be done by any individual.  If it is felt that an infraction has occurred and warrants the action of the Board, the following steps need to be taken. 

A.      After talking to the Park Manager and within 48 hours of the incident, a written complaint shall be given to the Park Manager or emailed to the Roy Gayle Website.  The complaint form can be obtained from the Board Member and, when completed, needs to be returned to the President of the Board.

B.      Once the written complaint has been received by the President, he/she shall inform those accused of the complaint and the content of the complaint. 

C.      The accused then has 48 hours to reply in writing concerning the complaint.

D.     Unless an emergency exists, action on the complaint shall be taken up by the Executive Committee within one week of the grievance reply.

E.      Any action taken by the Executive Committee shall be by a simple majority vote.  The Executive Committee may decide any action to be taken, or may recommend action to the entire Board.

F.      All parties involved shall be notified of all meetings and will have the right to be present at the said meetings.

1.      Infractions that can be brought to the attention of the Board for action through grievance are:

a.      Profanity - No person shall use profanity at any time.

b.      No alcoholic beverages shall be brought onto the grounds at Roy Gayle Park.

c.       No person shall be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.

d.      No illegal drugs of any kind will be permitted.

e.      Incidents of Battery, Assault, or threats of such.

f.       No person shall behave in such a way as to reflect negatively on the baseball program.  Examples – The throwing of equipment, belittling of players or managers, using racial remarks or terminology that might cause alarm.

2.      After hearing or reading the complaint(s), the following action can be taken by the Executive Committee:

a.      No action - Substantial evidence/information could not be obtained.

b.      Written Reprimand - A formal written reprimand stating that there was a consensus that an infraction had taken place.  If two (2) written reprimands are given to the same individual within the same season, a two-game suspension shall take place.  This will occur the first game after notification.

c.       One or more game suspensions - This will occur if the Executive Committee feels that this action is justified.  Examples: fighting, assault, and disorderly conduct.

d.      Removal from the program for the season - This shall occur if the Board agrees that the infraction(s) is serious enough to warrant such action.  Removal cannot be decided by the Executive Committee itself; but must be referred to the full Executive Board.

4.      All Executive Committee decisions shall be given in writing to those involved.  All decisions are final.  All such decisions will contain details of how and when a person may re-enter the program.

5.      Any parent or fan who acts in a manner as to break the rules set forth shall be barred for one or more games (as opposed to game suspension).  He/she will not be allowed to stay on the grounds at Roy Gayle.  If this action is refused, the accused person shall be subject to arrest.

Team Selection Rule: Mustang through Pony

1.      Team Balance Limitation

Teams should not have more than eight (8) players of the same age on the team. Team direct signings will be limited to 11 minus the number of returning players.  Therefore, if a team has seven (7) players returning, then they may only directly sign four (4) players from the feeding league.

2.      Direct Recruits

Teams may directly sign up to six (6) players (subject to the Team Balance Limitation) moving up from the lower league before July 31 of the current year.  For those signings to take effect, players must have registered for the next season and have paid the twenty-five ($25) dollar non-refundable guaranteed placement fees by July 31.  If a player does not pay the fee or work out payment with the registration officer, then the signing is not valid, and the player will be returned to the non-signed player pool (no exceptions).   Any player that played the previous year but did not complete a placement form by the July 31h date may not be directly signed by any team.  Players who do not directly sign with a team, but they did pay the Guaranteed Placement fee & registered by the July 31th date, will be placed in the Player Pool and subject to Player Agent Placement.

3.      Direct Signings

Direct signings must include sons and daughters of the Manager and Coaches as well as any player requirements of the Sponsor. All Players signed directly to a team are agreeing to play for that team for their time within that league.  Release from a team will only be by dissolution of the team, (coach and sponsor), or specific issues with a Coach that require such a release.  The specific issue must be made in writing, to the Baseball Committee and the Player Agent.  Their approval must be obtained (prior to July 10), for a player to be removed from a team.

4.      Player Pool

Players who do not have a specific team that they wish to play for may enter a player pool.  The Player Agents will place them as follows: 

A.      Teams that need players will be given priority.

B.      Players will be placed on teams by zip code (the most frequent zip code on the team).   

C.      These placements will begin in August, provided that the appropriate fees are paid in a timely manner.

5.      July 31 Cut-off Date

All of these conditions only hold if the placement fee is paid by the July 31st due date.  Failure to pay the fee, or workout payment options, waives all rights to placement by the affected player.   All players that signup by July 31 will be guaranteed a spot in the league before any external players are signed.  Players not completing and paying the twenty-five-dollar fee by July 31 will be considered external players and be subject to the same rules as new players entering the league.  After July 15, applications will be date and time stamped, and then players will be placed in that order until all available slots are gone.  (A waiting list will be created once this point is reached.  If spots free up, then players will be placed at that time.) 

6.      Players Existing on Teams that Fold

Players on teams that fold (no one takes over team in the form of a Manager or Sponsor, and the team slot is not replaced by another team for the next playing season) may be signed by other teams within the league, if they pay the twenty-five-dollar fee by the due date.  The maximum number of aged players still holds at eight (8). The Player Agents have the authority to exceed this number when they believe it is in the best interest of the Player and league to allow returning players to stay together. Overriding the limitation of eight (8), thereby creating an overage, is also subject to the acceptance of the new Manager.

7.      Franchise Slots

Leagues from Mustang up shall have Franchise slots set by June 305 for the next year.  This will be based on the number of returning coaches and sponsors.  If a coach or sponsor does not declare by June 30, then the slot, along with the remaining players, shall open to a new coach and/or sponsor.  This new Coach shall be subject to the same rules as returning coaches on player selection.  If a new Franchise is formed due to an increase in the number of players, thereby requiring league expansion, the new Coach and Sponsor may use the new Franchise rule.

8.      New Franchises (Teams)

A.      All new franchises have two options.  (Plan B must be approved by the Rule Resolution Committee based on Number of players moving up, Number of teams, and Player Agent recommendation.)

B.      New franchises may only be formed if a franchise is available in the league in question.  Each league has a basic number of team slots or franchises which may be used.  If none are available, then Manager must take over an existing team and proceed under existing rules.  The below limits may be modified if a majority of the coaches within the league vote to allow the change.

1.      Manager within the Roy Gayle System:

Direct Sign eight (8) players from lower league moving up.

a.      Guaranteed Placement fees and registration must be completed turned in with contract form.

b.      Remaining players to come through Player Agent Placement.

2.      Manager Outside Roy Gayle:

Direct Sign eight (8) players from outside Roy Gayle.

a.      Same as Plan A.

b.      Same as Plan A.

c.       Same as Plan A.

Approved Forms for Program

Registration & Medical Release for Tournament Team

Game Protest Form

Grievance Form (2 pages)

Volunteer Application

Outside League Tournament Play

 


ROY GAYLE PONY BASEBALL SOFTBALL

TOURNAMENT PLAYER REGISTRATION

 

 

PLAYER NAME__________________________________ PHONE ________________   CIRCLE: MALE or FEMALE

 

NICKNAME (if any) ______________________________________ DATE OF BIRTH _________________________

 

STREET ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________________________

 

CITY ________________________________________STATE ________________ZIP CODE __________________

 

 

PARENT INFORMATION

 

 

FATHER'S NAME ______________________________________ PHONE ______________________CELL PHONE _______________________

 

FATHER'S PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT ______________________________________ WORK PHONE __________________________________

 

 

MOTHER'S NAME _____________________________________ PHONE ______________________ CELL PHONE _______________________

 

MOTHER'S PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT ______________________________________ WORK PHONE __________________________________

 

If applicable

LEGAL GUARDIAN NAME__________________________________ PHONE _____________________ CELL PHONE ______________________

 

LEGAL GUARDIANPLACE OF EMPLOYMENT _________________________________ WORK PHONE _________________________________

 

 

MEDICAL INFORMATION

 

SPECIAL NOTE: Please indicate any special needs of the player being registered that would be necessary or helpful to know in the event of an emergency (i.e. - allergies, special medications, other conditions that are vital to medical care.)

 

ALLERGIES: ______________________________________________________________________________________

 

OTHER MEDICAL INFORMATION: ___________________________________________________________________

 

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

PARENT SIGNATURE _____________________________________________________________________

 

RELATIONSHIP _______________________________________ DATE ______________________________

 

 

 

 

 

As the parent of a player selected for the Tournament team I understand that the main objective of the team is to win and that player development is now secondary.  I know that not all players will play every game – in fact some players may not play at all if the manager so chooses.

 

I also understand that there may be additional costs involved.  Some of these may be partial uniform, travel, food, and lodging.

 

 

 

_____________________________________            _____________________________________                       ________

               Parent Signature                                              Player Signature                                               Date


OFFICIAL GAME PROTEST FORM

 

(Please note – Official protests can only be written in response to umpire interpretation of a rule.                                Protests can NOT be filed on umpire judgment)

 

Your Team Name -

Your Name -

 

Game Information

 

League -                                              Visiting Team -                                   Home Team -

Date -                                                  Field -                                                                 Start Time -

 

# of outs -             inning -   batter name -                                     pitcher name –

Runner at 1st -                                    Runner at 2nd -                                   Runner at 3rd -

 

Home Plate Ump -                                                                          Base Ump -

 

Describe the play –

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detail what the umpire called –

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the specific rule you feel was incorrectly interpreted –

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you feel the umpires’ call should have been? -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRIEVANCE FORM – page 1 of 2

 

ROY GAYLE PONY BASEBALL/SOFTBALL INC.

Playing at RANDERSON-CARLSON SPORTS COMPLEX

 

COMPLAINT FORM

 

This side of this grievance form is to be completed and returned to a Board member within 24 hours.

 

COMPLAINTANT'S NAME -

 

COMPLAINTANT'S TEAM -

 

ACCUSED'S NAME -

 

ACCUSED'S TEAM -

 

WITNESSES' NAMES   -

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COMPLAINT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explain what has been done, prior to this complaint, to resolve the problem:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATE COMPLAINT RECEIVED:

 

COMPLAINT RECEIVED BY:


 

GRIEVANCE FORM – page 2 of 2

 

ACCUSEDS REPLY

 

 

DATE GIVEN TO THE ACCUSED

 

ACCUSED'S NAME ______

 

ACCUSED'S TEAM ______

 

 

REPLY TO COMPLAINT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLAIN WHAT HAS BEEN DONE PRIOR TO THIS COMPLAINT TO RESOLVE THE PROBLEM:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATE ACCUSED'S REPLY RECEIVED:

 

ACCUSED'S REPLY RECEIVED BY:


 


Outside League Tournament Play

 

This form is to be used to detail tournament teams for outside league play.  You must submit this form prior to participation in the tournament.  Failure to submit the form or use of non-Roy Gayle rostered players will result in your team, not being covered by Roy Gayle insurance for injury and liability.

 

Team Name: ________________________________

 

Manager: __________________________________

 

Coaches: _____________________    ______________________ ______________________

 

Dates of outside tournament:  _______________   _______________   _________________

 

Players on the team:

 

                        Player’s Name                                                Team in League

 

1.     __________________________                    ____________________________

2.     __________________________                    ____________________________

3.     __________________________                    ____________________________

4.     __________________________                    ____________________________

5.     __________________________                    ____________________________

6.     __________________________                    ____________________________

7.     __________________________                    ____________________________

8.     __________________________                    ____________________________

9.     __________________________                    ____________________________

10.  __________________________                    ____________________________

11.  __________________________                    ____________________________

12.  __________________________                    ____________________________

13.  __________________________                    ____________________________

14.  __________________________                    ____________________________

15.  __________________________                    ____________________________

 

 

Approved by:  ________________________     Date:  _______________________

 

Rejected by:    ________________________      Date: _______________________

 

Reason for rejection:

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