Little League Rules, Regulations, and Policies

Each year, Little League® provides its constituent leagues with current Little League rules, regulations, and policies that outline and define the operation of the program. 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 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.

2024 Rulebook Updates

The Little League® Rulebook App has been updated for the 2024 season and is now a FREE download! Please review important rule and regulation updates, as well as content that has been removed from this year’s printed Rulebooks.

Significant Updates
Operating Policies

Age Charts

The Little League Baseball®, Little League Softball®, and Little League Challenger Division® age charts determine the league age of a player according to the year and month of their birth.

Little League® Rulebook App

The FREE Rulebook App contains the Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Operating Policies for all divisions of Baseball, Softball, and Challenger in one easy-to-use location. The App includes all three rulebooks, exclusive rule interpretation videos, and automatic updates for future seasons. Download the FREE Rulebook App on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

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Helpful Resources

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    All local leagues will be required to conduct background checks utilizing JDP.
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    Residency requirements are mandated for local league registration.
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    Review pitching rules for regular season Baseball and Softball.
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    In some circumstances it may be necessary to attain a waiver.
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