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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.
2017 RULEBOOK UPDATES
Important Rule Changes have been made to all divisions of Little League Softball®.
2017 RULE & REG UPDATES
Review updates to the Little League® Official Rules, Regulations, and Policies.
BACKGROUND CHECKS
Starting in 2017, all local leagues will be required to conduct background checks utilizing First Advantage.
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS
Starting in 2017, new residency requirements will be mandated for local league registration.
2018 BASEBALL AGE CHART
Review the 2018 Little League age chart - for baseball divisions only.
2018 SOFTBALL AGE CHART
Review the 2018 Little League age chart - for softball divisions only.
PURCHASE RULEBOOKS
Additional copies of the rulebooks are available for purchase.
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.
GROW THE GAME GRANT
Apply for assistance to general league enhancements & developments.
LIGHTING STANDARDS
Review the 2017 lighting standards and safety audit.