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.
Little League Rules, Regulations, and Policies
2023 Rulebook Updates
The Little League® Rulebook App has been updated for the 2023 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.
Featured Operating Policies
Review featured guidelines for local league fundraising, sponsorships, and trademarks.
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.
Little League® University (LLU) is the free online training and education resource for parents, managers and coaches, local league and district officials. Each of the articles, tips, drills, and videos available on LLU were developed with the Little League volunteer in mind. The intent is that these materials serve as a quick reference and can provide assistance and guidance to those operating the Little League program at the local and district levels.