Rulebook Updates

2019 Rulebook Updates

The following rules, regulations, and/or policies are not included in the current printed version of the Little League rulebooks, however are in effect as of December 13, 2018. Please note that these updates are included in the eBook versions.

Purchase Rulebooks

Operating Policies


 Divisions: All divisions of Baseball, Softball, and Challenger

Synopsis: Updates number 5 in the Code to address compliance with federal, state, and local laws, as well as the use of racially insensitive, derogatory, or discriminatory marks or words.

5. Little League is committed to compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and requires all of its chartered leagues to do the same.  It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals, as well as to administer any and all personnel actions, without regard to race, color, religion, age sex, sexual orientation, national origin and ancestry, marital status, status as a disabled or Vietnam Era Veteran, or status as a qualified handicapped individual, in accordance with applicable law.  Furthermore, Little League prohibits the use of team names, mascots, nicknames or logos that are racially insensitive, derogatory or discriminatory in nature. Little League requires all chartered local league programs, volunteers as well as regular employees to comply with the policies outline above.  Disciplinary action to address violations of the policies outlined above will be determined in the sole discretion of either the Charter Committee or Little League management, as applicable.