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Updates and Changes to Little League® Rules and Regulations for the 2016 and 2017 Regular and Tournament Season Play

Throughout the winter of 2016, Little League® International held meetings with District Administrators, Assistant District Administrators, and other volunteers at each of our nine regions throughout the world. At each of these meetings, updates and changes to Little League Rules and Regulations were discussed, and at the conclusion of the meetings, these potential new rule and regulations were amended to reflect the direct input from the attendees at these meetings.

The amended agenda was then distributed to District Administrators to vote on whether or not Little League should adopt these new rules and regulations. In total, 463 District Administrators voted on these 10 items, which were then discussed, along with implementation strategies, at the annual spring meeting of the Little League International Board of Directors.

The full voting results can be found on LittleLeague.org.

ITEMS TO BE IMPLEMENTED IMMEDIATELY FOR THE 2016 SEASON:


Item 2: Regulation I(b) and Tournament Manager and Coaches+
Item 3: Regulation VI(c), Playing Rule 3.03, and Tournament Rule 10 (Softball)+
Items 7 and 9: Tournament Release of Names and Tournament Team Practice+
Item 8: Tournament Player Eligibility+

ITEMS TO BE IMPLEMENTED FOR THE 2017 SEASON:


Item 1: Regulation 1(a) and IV(c)+

ITEMS THAT WILL NOT BE IMPLEMENTED AS OF THE 2016 VOTING RESULTS:

The following items did not receive enough support from the District Administrators to be adopted as a new Little League Rule or Regulation.

Read the full text and voting results of these proposed rule and regulation changes what will not be implemented based on the 2016 voting results.

Item 4: Rule 1.08+
Item 5: Rule 6.02 and Tournament Rule 3+
Item 6: Rule 6.06(e)+
Item 10: Regulation IV(a)+