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2017 Rule Changes & Clarifications

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At its annual fall meeting this November, the Little League® International Board of Directors approved new updates to the Little League Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Policies that will take effect starting in the 2017 season. On this page, you will find a full breakdown of all the changes to the rules and regulations, including a summary of each and where it is located in the Little League Rulebooks.

RULE UPDATES:

Wristbands on Pitchers [Softball]+

RESIDENCY AND SCHOOL ATTENDANCE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Residency Requirements [Baseball, Softball, Challenger]+

REGULATIONS AND PLAYING RULES:

Regulation I(a)(3) Note 2 and Regulation IV – The League and The Players [Baseball, Softball] (updated 3/2/2017)+
Regulation I(b) – The League [Baseball, Softball] +
Regulation I(c)(6) and 1.11 (a)(2) – The League and Objectives of the Game [Baseball, Softball]; Rule 1.11 (a) [Challenger]+
Regulation I(c)(9) - The League [Baseball, Softball]; Regulation I(d)(7) [Challenger]+
Regulation I(g) – The League [Baseball, Softball]+
Regulation II(a) – League Boundaries [Baseball, Softball, Challenger]+
Regulation VI(c), 3.03(c), Tournament Rule 4, and Tournament Rule 10 – Pitchers [Softball]+
Regulation IX(f) – Special Games [Baseball, Softball]+
Regulation XIII(f) – Commercialization [Baseball, Softball, Challenger]+
Regulation XIV(e) – Field Decorum [Baseball, Softball]; Regulation XIV(d) [Challenger]+
Playing Rule 6.02(c) – The Batter [Baseball, Softball]+
Playing Rule 6.08(a)(2) – The Batter [Baseball]+
Playing Rule 8.06(b) NOTE – The Pitcher [Baseball, Softball] - (updated 1/11/2017)+
Playing Rule 9.01(d) NOTE – The Umpire [Baseball, Softball]; Playing Rule 9.01(e) NOTE [Challenger]+
Playing Rule 9.01(e)– The Umpire [Baseball, Softball]; Playing Rule 9.01(f) [Challenger]+

TOURNAMENT RULES AND GUIDELINES:


Managers and Coaches [Baseball, Softball]+
Tournament Eligibility Affidavit [Baseball, Softball]+
Release of Names [Baseball, Softball]+
Player Eligibility [Baseball, Softball]+
Schedules [Baseball, Softball]+
Tournament Team Practice [Baseball, Softball]+
Tournament Rule 3(a) – Playing Rules [Baseball, Softball]+
Tournament Rule 3(d) – Playing Rules [Baseball]; Tournament Rule 3(e) [Softball]+
Tournament Rule 3(e) – Playing Rules [Baseball]; Tournament Rule 3(f) [Softball]+
Tournament Rule 10 – Substitutions/Re-Entry [Baseball, Softball]+
Tournament Rule 16 – Altercations [Baseball, Softball]+
International Tournament Pool Play Format [Baseball, Softball]+