Rule Changes and Clarifications

Little League® Significant Rule and Regulation Updates for 2020

Below, outlined in red, are the significant rule and regulation updates to the 2020 Little League® Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Operating Policies. These significant updates, as well as all other updates to the 2020 rulebook can also be found in the new Little League Rulebook App, available for download on both the Apple and Google Play App stores. More information, including how to download the app, can be found at

Playing Rules

Tournament Rules and Guidelines

NOTE: In addition to the updates listed above, the following significant updates were also made to all three Little League rulebooks:

  • Appendix F – Updates to the Little League Privacy Policy
  • Little League Child Protection Program – Updates and Revisions regarding reporting procedures
  • Websites, Little League Trademarks, and Fundraising – Updates and revisions regarding local league and District websites, Little League Trademarks, and fundraising.

For all of the rule and regulation updates, and to keep track of any additional rule and regulation updates that are made moving forward, download the Little League Rulebook App by visiting