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.

Helpful Resources

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    BACKGROUND CHECKS

    All local leagues will be required to conduct background checks utilizing JDP.
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    RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

    Residency requirements are mandated for local league registration.
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    PITCHING RULES

    Review pitching rules for regular season Baseball and Softball.
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    WAIVERS OF RULES

    In some circumstances it may be necessary to attain a waiver.
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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.