Note that Tournament Rule 9 has been revised for the 2023 Little League International Tournament season. For a full description, see Tournament Rule 9 in the current edition of the Little League Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Operating Policies; or through the Little League Rules App.
Continuous Batting Order (CBO) replaces the previous tournament mandatory play requirement for all divisions of tournament play except for the Senior Division.
9. MANDATORY PLAY – CONTINUOUS BATTING ORDER: 8- to 10-Year-Old, 9- to 11-Year-Old, Little League, Intermediate (50-70) Division, and Junior League: All Tournament Teams must adopt a policy of a continuous batting order that will include all players on the team affidavit present at the start of the game, to appear in the batting order. Each player is required to bat in his/her respective spot in the batting order.