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Updates and Information on Little League® Regulations, Rules, and Policies

It is important for all Little League® volunteers and parents to be familiar with the most up-to-date version of Little League’s Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Operating Policies. These rulebooks, published in the fall for all divisions of Little League Baseball®, Little League Softball®, and the Little League Challenger Division® provide the structure and support for local leagues and Districts to provide a meaningful Little League experience for all children in their community. Below are resources including information about any rule or regulations changes for the current year not included in the print version of the rulebook, significant changes included in the current year’s rulebook, and information about how to purchase the most up-to-date versions of the Little League rulebooks in both print and for mobile.
UPDATED 2016 & 2017 RULES
Review changes to rules and regulations for the 2017 season.
2016 RULE CHANGES
Review rule clarifications for 2016 Baseball Regulation IV - The Players.
PURCHASE RULEBOOKS
Additional copies of the rulebooks are available for purchase.
2017 BASEBALL AGE CHART
Review the 2017 Little League age chart - for baseball divisions only.
2017 SOFTBALL AGE CHART
Review the 2017 Little League age chart - for softball divisions only.
BAT INFORMATION
Visit the online resource page dedicated to bat information.
PITCHING RULES
Review pitching rules for regular season Baseball and Softball.
WAIVERS OF RULES
In some circumstances it may be necessary to attain a waiver.
POLICY STATEMENTS
Review position statements on various policies that must be observed.
PATCH REQUIREMENTS
The Official Uniform Patch is what sets a Little Leaguer® apart.
TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEE
To enter a tournament, each league pays an fee for their tournament team.
GROW THE GAME GRANT
Apply for assistance to general league enhancements & developments.