Fall Season

2017 Fall Ball Information

Please sign up as soon as possible so we can make sure we have the right amount of coaches per league. Please make sure you register for the appropriate age group by using the 2018 League Age Chart located to the left of this page to determine the player’s League Age. If you are unsure what league your player belongs in, please contact the league director whose information can be found under the Contact tab.

For Fall Ball players, Powhatan Little League (PLL) will provide; jerseys and replica team hats, but each player is responsible for the following:

  • Gray baseball pants, socks and belt
  • Helmet with chin strap and face guard (make sure to put your child’s name on this)
  • Bat (make sure to put your child’s name on this)
  • Glove (make sure to put your child’s name on this)
  • Cleats
  • Protective gear (athletic cup for boys)

Volunteers

All volunteers (managers/coaches, assistant coaches, as well as score keepers, team parents) must fill out a Coach Registration Form located under the Online Registration tab. All volunteers must also have a current background check. If you did not have one completed for the 2017 Spring Season, click on the Documents tab and then on the 2017 volunteer-app form. Print it, complete it, attach a copy of a gov’t issued ID to it, and turn it in to the Safety Officer (Bobby Gray 804-363-3153 or BobbyGray857@comcast.net)

Important Dates

  • Online registration ends August 18th.
  • One time walk-in registration August 15th from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the fields at Fighting Creek Park.
  • Practices will start the week of August 21st.
  • Games will start September 11th.
  • Games will end October 26th.

Also, once your child is placed on a team, you should receive information from your coach on practice location and times as well as game information once the schedule is finalized.

Looking forward to a great Fall season!

 

POWHATAN LITTLE LEAGUE

FALL HOUSE RULES BY DIVISION

Tee Ball

  • League Ages 4 – 6, as determined by the 2018 League Age Chart.
  • A game will consist of five innings, but shall not exceed one hour and thirty minutes.
  • After 3 outs are achieved, all runners must clear the bases and the remainder of the lineup shall bat.
  • Bases are to be spaced 60 feet apart.
  • All defensive pitchers must wear helmets with face masks. First baseman to wear helmet with face mask at coach’s discretion.
  • All batters and base runners must wear helmets with face mask and chin straps.
  • A runner may advance one base on an overthrow to first base at base coach’s discretion.
  • When a ball is hit into play, runners may advance until the ball enters any part of the infield within the base lines.
  • All players must use Little League regulation bat no longer than 28” and barrel no bigger than 2 ¼ inches.
  • Every player plays every inning. No player will sit out.
  • All players must be rotated defensively each inning to allow the opportunity for players to play outfield and infield.
  • If at all possible, a team will consist of no more than twelve players.
  • Pitcher must throw the ball to first base if fielded within the circle. Exception – if there is a play at home, pitcher may run home if fielded in the circle.

Coach Pitch

  • League Ages 7 and 8, as determined by the 2018 League Age Chart.
  • A game will consist of six innings, but shall not exceed one hour and forty-five minutes.
  • An inning will consist of three outs or five runs.
  • Each at-bat will consist of five pitches or three swings, whichever comes first.
  • The at-bat will continue upon foul balls from the third swing or fifth pitch onward, as appropriate.
  • Adult pitcher must start with one foot in circle. Pitcher’s circle is twelve feet in diameter.
  • Defensive players must start with one foot in circle and be positioned at the midpoint or beyond.
  • Runners must stop when either stymied or when ball is in control in the infield within the base lines.
  • Adult pitcher should leave the playing field upon fair ball by exiting behind the batter running to first base.
  • Adult pitcher should pick up bat and remove from play.
  • No limits to base-running on overthrows.
  • Each player must play at least two innings in the infield. Rotation as a catcher counts towards this requirement.
  • Team shall consist of a minimum of twelve players. Ten defensive players shall play the field.
  • No player shall sit out more than one consecutive inning.
  • All players must use Little League regulation bat (2 ¼ inch barrel).
  • No more than three coaches for each game.
  • All batters and base runners must wear helmets with face mask and chin straps.
  • Player pitcher must wear batting helmet with face-mask and chin strap.

Minors

  • League Ages 9 – 10, as determined by the 2018 League Age Chart. League Age 8 may play at parent/guardian discretion.
  • A game will consist of six innings. However, no new inning will start after one hour and forty-five minutes.
  • A minimum of 4 innings must be played (3 ½ if home team is winning).
  • An inning will consist of three outs or five runs.
  • All rules of the current Little League rule book will apply.
  • All batters and base runners must wear helmets with face mask. Chin straps are highly recommended.
  • Inter-league play shall be conducted in accordance with Little League rules.
  • No player shall sit out more than one consecutive inning.

Majors

  • League Ages 11 – 12, as determined by the 2018 League Age Chart. League Age 10 may play at parent/guardian discretion.
  • A game will consist of six innings. However, no new inning will start after two hours.
  • All rules of the current Little League rule book will apply.
  • All batters and base runners must wear batting helmets. Face masks and chin straps are highly recommended.
  • Inter-league play shall be conducted in accordance with Little League rules.
  • No player shall sit out more than one consecutive inning.

Juniors

  • League ages 13 – 14, as determined by the 2018 League Age Chart.
  • A game will consist of seven innings. However, no new inning will start after two hours and fifteen minutes.
  • All rules of the current Little League rule book will apply.
  • All batters and base runners must wear batting helmets. Face masks and chin straps are highly recommended.
  • Inter-league play shall be conducted in accordance with Little League rules.
  • No player shall sit out more than one consecutive inning.

Seniors

  • League ages 13 – 16, as determined by the 2018 League Age Chart.
  • A game will consist of seven innings. However, no new inning will start after two hours and thirty minutes.
  • All rules of the current Little League rule book will apply.
  • All batters and base runners must wear batting helmets. Face masks and chin straps are highly recommended.
  • Inter-league play shall be conducted in accordance with Little League rules.
  • No player shall sit out more than one consecutive inning.