Aliso Viejo Little League 2015
Manager Manual
League ID: 405-55-19
Revised January 2015
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The mission of Aliso Viejo Little League is to instill in the youth of the community positive self-esteem, good sportsmanship and a competitive spirit through
the game of baseball, under the guidelines of Little League Baseball, Incorporated.
 2015 Board of Directors Roster
 2015 Calendar of Events
 AVLL Zero Tolerance Policy
 2015 Operating Procedures
 2015 Local Rules
 2015 Umpire Policy
 2015 Safety Code
 Little League Medical Release
 Field Preparation & Maintenance Info
 Woodfield Park Light Control Info
To remove unauthorized teams or individuals from our fields, Call:
AVCA offices @ (949)243-7750 – Vance or Marilynn
BOD Member Role Phone Email Address
Codorniz, Eric President (949) 697-5660 Ecodorniz@gmail.com 49 Elderwood, AV 92656
Fern, Ted VP / Commissioner - AAA & Seniors (949) 500-9111 tedfern@yahoo.com 23 Glittering Sky, AV 92656
Silk, Eric Secretary (949) 597-8296 ericsilk@cox.net 19 Sunswept Mesa, AV 92656
Pearson, Pamela Treasurer (949) 637-0334 avll.treasurer@gmail.com 9 Groveside Dr. AV 92656
Fields, Lisa Player Agent - Tball, Rookie, A, AA, Sr (949) 637-3658 lenalisa.fields@gmail.com 10 Chickadee Lane AV 92656
Croy, Randy Player Agent - AAA, Majors, & Jrs (949) 337-0742 randy.croy@gmail.com 28520 Wood Canyon #118, AV 92656
Tatch, Jonah Safety Officer (949) 305-1149 jonahtatch@cox.net 25 Gatewood Drive, AV 92656
Immel, Stephen Commissioner - A (858) 334-8458 stephen.immel@gmail.com 4 Sunbury Dr, AV 92656
Harrison, Ryan Commissioner - AA (949) 510-5281 Ryan@SlowTheGameDown.com 77 Rue Du Chateau, AV 92656
Beckner, Brian Commissioner - Majors & Intermediate (949) 689-3846 drbeckner@gmail.com 10 Warm Spring Ln. AV 92656
Sand, Todd Commissioner - Rookie (702) 528-6637 tsand@artisticedge.net 74 Rockrose, AV 92656
Prutsok, Steve Commissioner - TBall (949) 328-9357 steven.prutsok@pgi.com 10 Country Walk Dr, AV 92656
Burns, Chris Commissioner - Jrs (949) 338-7250 cburns23@yahoo.com 8 Vermilion Cliffs, AV 92656
Owens, Mel Coaching & Training Coordinator (310) 925-7181 melowens58@gmail.com 1 Goldenfield, AV 92656
Shone, Scott Umpire in Chief (949) 813-8220 sshone@oiica.com 11 Peppertree, AV 92656
Mack, Chris Deputy UIC (949) 278-9913 cmack101@cox.net 18 Coralwind, AV 92656
Manley, Gary Equipment Manager (949) 637-5392 gary.manley@sbcglobal.net 22 Poplar Dr., AV 92656
Maas, Stu Field Director (949) 735-4954 stumaas88@gmail.com 10 Fuchsia, AV 92656
Rodriguez, Bill Field Supervisor (949) 293-2566 avbillyboy@yahoo.com 26895 Aliso Creek Rd. B 782 AV 92656
Caito, Mike Sponsorship (714) 235-9911 Mc@rotr.com 10 Vermilion Cliffs, AV 92656
Anderson, Heather Registrar (949) 315-5633 htanderson@cox.net 44 Beech Drive, AV 92656
Najm, Brandi Uniforms & Spirit Wear (949) 689-5142 brandinajm@cox.net 24 Tradewinds Avenue, AV 92656
Hayden, Jason Webmaster (702) 327-1619 hotcorner29@gmail.com 3 Coralwind, AV 92656
Lafontaine, Tonya Deputy Webmaster (949) 436-0606 nuttflower@yahoo.com 2 Sydney Court, AV 92656
Frazier, Kari Auxilary Chair (949) 697-1307 kfraz_30@yahoo.com 48 Oak View Drive, AV 92656
Maxon, Michelle Deputy Auxillary (949) 371-3931 mmaxon@cox.net 4 Cape Victoria, AV 92656
Helman, Suzanne Snack Bar Director (949) 533-7611 suzannehelman@live.com 81 Endless Vista, AV 92656
Neeson, Janice Deputy Snack Bar Director (949) 697-2639 jrneeson@cox.net 10 Hawksmoor, AV 92656
Schilling, Michelle Team Parent Coordinator (949) 293-9430 shellbird77@hotmail.com 28 Evening Light Lane, AV 92656
Cook, Rebecca Deputy Team Parent Coordinator (949) 636-2724 rebecca5959@yahoo.com 83 Northern Pine Loop, AV 92656
Scheppach, Julia Marketing & Communication (949) 873-3119 jyscheppach@gmail.com 2 Sugarbush, AV 92656
Tsunoda, Phil City Liaison (ex-officio) (714) 981-7596 pltsunoda@cox.net 56 North Pine Loop AV 92656
2014-2015 Aliso Viejo Little League Board of Directors
Aliso Viejo Little League 2015
Calendar of Events
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 Monday 1/26 – Drafted Divisions – Coaching Clinics – 6:00pm – 9:30pm
 Tuesday 1/27 – Lower Divisions – Coaching Clinics – 6:00pm – 9:30pm
 Saturday 1/31 – Safety Clinic for Managers / Coaches – 11:30am – 1pm
 Saturday 1/31 – Field Prep Clinic – 1pm – 2pm
 Wednesday 2/4 – Team Parent / Umpire Coordinator Meeting – 7pm – 9pm
 Saturday 2/7 – Woodfield Park Clean Up Day – 9am
 Sunday 2/8 – Umpire Mechanics Clinic – 7:30am – 2pm
 Monday 2/9 – Managers & Coaches Rules Clinic – 6:30pm – 9:30pm
 Wednesday 2/11 – Scorekeepers Clinic – 7pm – 9pm
 Saturday 2/21 – AVLL OPENING DAY!!!
 Sunday 3/1 – AVLL Picture Day
 Saturday 5/9 – AVLL Casino Night
 Saturday 6/6 – AVLL Closing Day Ceremonies
 Sunday 6/14 – AVLL Angel Day / End of Season Tailgate Parties
Aliso Viejo Little League 2015
Operating Procedures
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Contents
League Format .............................................................................................................................................................. 2
Players and Managers ................................................................................................................................................... 3
Teams and Fields ........................................................................................................................................................... 5
All-Star Committee (All Divisions) ................................................................................................................................ 6
All-Star Manager & Coach Selection (All Divisions) .................................................................................................... 6
All-Star Player Selection (All Divisions) ....................................................................................................................... 7
All-Star Selections (8/9 & 9/10 Year Old Division) ....................................................................................................... 8
All-Star Selections (11 Year Old Division) .................................................................................................................... 8
All-Star Selections (Little League Baseball) .................................................................................................................. 9
All-Star Selections (Intermediate Division) ................................................................................................................... 9
All-Star Selections (Junior League) ............................................................................................................................... 9
All-Star Selections (Senior League) ............................................................................................................................... 9
Adoption of Operating Procedures & Local Rules ...................................................................................................... 10
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Operating Procedures
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League Format
I. Aliso Viejo Little League shall be divided into nine divisions based upon player league age (as of April 30, 2014),
which may differ from chronological age. Official standings shall be kept for Minor-AAA division and up.
a. Tee Ball 4 to 6 years old***
b. Rookie 6 to 7 years old
c. Minor-A 7 to 9 years old
d. Minor-AA 8 to 10 years old
e. Minor-AAA 9** to 11 years old
f. Major Division 11 to 12 years old
g. Intermediate Division 11 to 13 years old
h. Junior Division 13 to 14 years old
i. Senior Division 14* to 16 years old
* League age 14 year olds in High School have the option to play in the Junior or Senior division.
**The Player Agent(s) and parent of a child may collectively designate a “qualified” league age 9 year-old player
to be eligible for Minor AAA Division play. To be eligible the parents must submit, in writing to the player agent,
the desire to have their child reviewed to play up one division. If deemed qualified, the player will need to try out in
both their current division and proposed division. To qualify for the higher division, the player will need to be
drafted in 1 of the top 4 rounds of the player draft. If not drafted, the player will then play in their current league age
division for the upcoming baseball season.
*** 6 year olds may play Rookie level ball if they have had previous experience in Tee Ball or other organized youth
baseball.
II. Working within rules & guidelines set by Little League to ensure safety & equitable distribution of player talent, the
number of teams for each division will be based on actual sign-ups.
III. Each team, by division, will have the following minimum or maximum number of players respectively:
a. Tee Ba1l 8 to 13
b. Rookie 9 to 13
c. Minor-A 9 to 13
d. Minor-AA 9 to 13
e. Minor-AAA 11 to 13
f. Major Division 12 to 13
g. Intermediate Division 12 to 13
h. Junior Division 11 to 15
i. Senior Division 12 to 15
IV. Each regular season team shall be staffed as follows:
a. One (1) Manager
b. Two (2) Coaches
c. Team Parent
d. Scorekeepers (not required for Minor-A, Rookie and T-Ball divisions).
e. Field Maintenance Volunteers
f. Umpire Volunteers
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V. Intermediate / Majors Divisions Format
a. A single draft will be conducted for a combined season of teams for 11 and 12 year olds. This group of
teams will play at least their first 12 games in accordance with Majors Division rules. They will play the
remainder of their games (at least 12) in accordance with the Intermediate Division rules.
b. At the leagues option it may choose to draft a 13 year old only Intermediate Division.
VI. Juniors Division Format
a. AVLL may elect to play with two Juniors Divisions. Juniors 90 shall play an Inter-league D-55 format
based on 90’ bases and pitching rubber set 60’ 6” from home plate and will include league age 13 and 14
year old players. If two divisions are formed for the season, for a 13 year old to play at Juniors 90 he/she
must be drafted in the 1st four rounds. Juniors 80 shall play an Inter-league D-55 format based on 80’ bases
and pitching rubber set 54’ from home plate and will include league age 13 year old players only.
Players and Managers
I. Managers are pre-qualified by a selection committee appointed by the President. The Board of Directors shall then
select the managers from the list of qualified applicants.
II. Coaches are selected by the managers after the league draft. The Board of Directors reserves the right to confirm or
veto any of the selections made by the managers. No person will be permitted to hold an on-field team manager
position for more than one (1) team.
III. All eleven (11) year old players, not drafted to the Major division, shall be drafted at least to the MINOR-AAA
division; all ten (10) year old players must play in at least the MINOR-AA division.
IV. If the Player Agent deems a player to be unqualified and at risk to injury playing in the above referenced divisions,
the player may be drafted or assigned to a lower division.
V. Any untitled player that does not tryout will not be eligible for the MAJOR division draft unless the Board of
Directors approves the absence. The player may be placed on a waiting list, assigned to a team by the Player Agent
as required by a roster vacancy or be drafted to the MINOR-AAA division. Players that register after tryouts will
be placed on a wait list to fill in teams with vacancies as needed on a first come first serve basis by the Player Agent.
VI. An individual may be considered a manager candidate in a division where his/ her child is playing up if a committee
deems the player would be drafted in the top 2 rounds. The player will then have to be drafted in the top 2 rounds
and in the round recommended by the committee. The committee will consist of the player agent, commissioner &
president.
VII. Team Rosters:
a. A team may only have one player move to a higher division until all teams in that division has had a player
moved up.
b. All vacancies must be filled by the second playing day after the need is known; otherwise the Player Agent
will select a player to be moved. It is the manager’s responsibility to inform Player Agent of a vacancy.
c. Acquisitions under this rule will not be allowed the last four weeks of the regular season.
d. In the event multiple teams have less than the minimum number of players prescribed in Section II C, the
Player Agent will fill vacancies based on the following criteria: 1) the team with the fewest players, and
then by 2) the draft order. In the case there are no eligible players available from a wait list of new players
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(provided they meet eligibility requirements) who registered late, then eligible players available from a
lower division will be pulled up.
e. In the event that all teams have the minimum number of players prescribed in Section II C, the blind draw
method will be used to place a player or determine draft order when multiple players are available for the
league. This does include the placement of high school players that enter the league after the high school
season.
f. For the Minor Division (AA & AAA), the draft order of a manager’s child will be based on the projected
draft round of that child unless the manager’s child is a first round pick per below. To determine the
projected draft round, each manager will submit a proposed ranking list by round, plus 2 players per round,
for 6 rounds. Example: If there are 8 teams in the league, each manager will submit a ranking of the top
60 players (i.e. 8 per round + 2) x 6 = 60. The player agent will then take all the ballots to determine a fair
and equitable ranking for the manager’s children. If a manager’s child is projected in the top 8 in this
example, he will need to take his child in round 1. If the child is ranked 9-16, he will go in the 2nd round.
If the child is ranked 17-24, he will go in round 3rd, etc. If a managers’ child is not ranked in the top six
rounds, he must be drafted by the 7th round unless otherwise agreed to by all mangers in the draft room. If
a manager’s child is determined to be a 1st round pick then that child will be taken in the specific spot of
the 1st round as determined by the Player Agent and based on the overall manager rankings. This spot in
the draft for the manager will remain for the complete draft. The remaining managers will randomly
choose the order of their draft picks. There will be no trading of draft pick order.
g. For the Majors Division and above the draft order of a manager’s child will be based on the projected draft
round of that child unless the manager’s child is a first round pick per below. To determine the projected
draft round, each manager will submit a proposed ranking list by round, plus 2 players per round, for 3
rounds. Example: If there are 8 teams in the league, each manager will submit a ranking of the top 30
players (i.e. 8 per round + 2) x 3 = 30. The player agent will then take all the ballots to determine a fair
and equitable ranking for the manager’s children. If a manager’s child is projected in the top 8 in this
example, he will need to take his child in round 1. If the child is ranked 9-16, he will go in the 2nd round.
If the child is ranked 17-24, he will go in round 3rd, etc. If a manager’s child is determined to be a 1st round
pick then that child will be taken in the specific spot of the 1st round as determined by the Player Agent
and based on the overall manager rankings. This spot in the draft for the manager will remain for the
complete draft. The remaining managers will randomly choose the order of their draft picks. There will
be no trading of draft pick order. The exceptions to this rule will follow the Operations Manual per the
following:
i. A 11 year old in Majors cannot go later than round 4
ii. A 12 year old in Majors cannot go later than round 3
iii. A 13 year old in Intermediate cannot go later than round 3
iv. A 13 year old in Juniors cannot go later than round 4
v. A 14 year old in Juniors cannot go later than round 3
vi. A 16 year old in Seniors cannot go later than round 3
vii. A 15 year old in Seniors cannot go later than round 4
h. The Common Draft Method will be used to determine rosters.
i. The trading of players must be finalized prior to leaving the draft room. There are no exceptions to this
rule.
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Any disciplinary actions of players by managers, umpires, or coaches must be reported in writing within 24 hours
to the Player Agent, with a copy to the division Commissioner. Reporting must include (at minimum) date, player
name, reason for discipline, and action taken. A manager may not impose any disciplinary action that would result
in a player not meeting the Minimum Play requirement prescribed herein. All such disciplinary actions are to be
solely imposed by the Disciplinary Committee of the Board of Directors.
Teams and Fields
I. When conditions exist that make it necessary to close a field, the Board of Directors or the Property Manager will
post a sign at the closed field. The closed field MAY NOT BE USED until the Board of Directors, Property
Manager, and or AVCA has reopened the field.
a. A manager or coach WILL BE SANCTIONED for knowingly violating this rule. Additional violations
may lead to suspension or removal as a manager or coach.
II. Managers are responsible for the proper care, treatment, and return of league property and equipment. Managers
assume financial responsibility for it. The league will provide managers a list and replacement cost of all equipment
issued to them. Equipment will be returned to the Equipment Manager at the League-scheduled Equipment Return
Day, or as otherwise scheduled with the Equipment Manager. The Board of Directors will review any discrepancies
with equipment.
III. Home teams shall provide official scorekeeper and the pitch counter and the visitor team same provide someone to
run the score board (unless supplied by the league or district). The official scorekeeper, the home plate umpire and
BOTH managers must sign the official scorebook and any required pitching log.
a. The official scorekeeper, with assistance from the pitch counter, shall be responsible for completing and
maintaining the portion of the scorebook detailing pitchers and catchers used and their respective pitch
counts as applicable.
IV. Both the HOME and VISITOR teams are responsible for preparing the field before and after each game. The last
teams playing in the day are responsible for stowing bases and other field equipment, locking their field’s equipment
shed, and turning off the lights.
V. The HOME team of the day, on each field, is responsible for setting up the scorekeeper equipment if needed. Both
the last HOME and VISITOR teams are responsible for putting the same away.
VI. Priority for batting cages shall be determined as follows:
a. Game Days
i. For fields that have two cages (fields #4 and #6), the teams that have the next scheduled game
on that field (regardless of division) have exclusive use of those cages from one hour before game
time.
ii. For fields that have only one cage (fields #3 and #5), the scheduled visiting team has use of the
cage for a half hour beginning one hour and fifteen minutes before game time and the home team
then has the cage for the next half hour. Teams have the option to reverse this schedule on a game
to game basis, but only if both teams agree.
b. Practice Days
i. Cages will be numbered and assigned as follows:
1. #3 – Field 3
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2. #4A – Field 4
3. #4B – Open
4. #6A – Field 6
5. #6B – Open
6. #5 – Field 5
ii. A team that has a scheduled practice time on one of these fields has exclusive rights to that cage
for the length of their practice. Any person or unscheduled team using the cage must vacate at
any time the scheduled team asks them to do so.
iii. In the event that the fields are closed due to weather and the batting cages are open, the teams
scheduled for practice or a game has use of the cages during their scheduled time period.
c. Open Cages
i. When there are no scheduled games or practices, the “open” cages are available on a “first come,
first served” basis, however, if an AVLL team does arrive to have a batting practice, they do have
priority to use the cage over any individuals using the cage. The “team” must consist of at least
six (6) players on their roster to be able to claim priority over individuals using the cage, and may
be used for a maximum of one hour in the event another team is waiting to use the cage.
d. All cages are designed to have 1 batter and pitcher in the cages. Under no circumstances shall additional
individuals be in the cage for hitting practice.
VII. The official Game Start Time is determined to be the scheduled start time of the game if it is the first scheduled
game of that day on that particular field. The official Game Start Time for all other games is the time of the home
team’s starting pitcher’s first warm-up pitch.
VIII. The official Inning Start time is the time of the final out of the previous full inning. If the previous inning ends due
to the home team reaching the Maximum Runs limit (if applicable), then the Inning Start time is the time of the
conclusion of the play where the Maximum Run scored.
All-Star Committee (All Divisions)
I. The Board of Directors, prior to the start of the balloting process, will approve an unbiased qualified All-Star
committee of individuals that will oversee the All-Star voting and selection process. All-Star Committees shall
include the President, Player Agent, and the Division Commissioner.
a. There will an All-Star Committee for each competitive division (AA and above). The Committee’s role
will include the confidential production, collection, and counting of the All-Star ballots.
b. Each Committee will also serve as a liaison for their respective division throughout the entire All-star
season.
c. Committee members who have eligible sons or daughters in a particular division shall be excluded from
the ballot collection & counting for that division.
All-Star Manager & Coach Selection (All Divisions)
I. All All-Star managers and coaches shall be chosen using the following selection procedures.
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II. All interested coaches must apply to the position using the All-Star Manager document posted on the league’s web
site, and are eligible if they are in good standing with the league and have coached in the following divisions and
must have submitted an application by the posted cut-off date.
a. The Major Division Manager must have been a manager or coach in the Majors Division
b. The Intermediate Division Manager must have been a manager or coach in the Intermediate Division
c. Minor Division Manager must have been a manager or coach in the Major or Minor Division
d. JR Division Manager must have been a manager or coach in the JR or SR Division
e. SR Division Manager must have been a manager or coach in the JR, SR or Big League Division
f. Big League Division Manager must have been a coach in the SR or Big League Division.
g. The individual must be a coach or manager in good standing as determined by the All-Star Committee.
III. The Board of Directors will determine by majority vote who is selected as each division’s All-Star manager per LL
Green Book Rules: T-3 Managers and Coaches.
IV. The Board must then approve a list of coach candidates from the division’s pool of eligible managers and or coaches.
a. Each manager will then select a coach from this list.
V. If any selected manager is unable to fulfill their commitment, the manager candidate receiving the 2nd most votes
will be named the All-Star manager.
a. This process will continue until a qualified manager is selected.
b. There is a substantial time commitment required of All-Star managers and coaches. The selected
individuals must be made aware of the expectations of the league and its players to fully commit their time
and efforts to the All-Star team. A selected manager or coach who cannot commit the time or has
scheduled travel plans should respectfully decline the selection.
VI. The Board’s evaluation process shall include, but not be limited to: field conduct; interaction with league officials;
interaction with parents and players; and contribution to the league at large.
All-Star Player Selection (All Divisions)
I. Aliso Viejo Little League shall charter one All-Star baseball team per division
II. It is recommended that all All-Star teams will be comprised of twelve (12) players, one (1) manager and two (2)
coaches. But, each manager will have the option of adding a 13th player. If the manager chooses to do this, his 12th
and if so desired, 13th players will be Manager Selection Players.
III. The first five (5) All-Star selections for each division will be determined as follows:
a. Players shall each vote for five (5) All-Star candidates, none of which may be a teammate (any ballot
without 5 votes exactly will be disqualified).
b. Ballots must be printed so players cannot vote for their own team.
c. The All-Star committee will tally the ballots with the first five (5) candidates that receive the most votes
being placed on each respective All-Star team.
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d. In the event there is a tie for fifth place among player-picks, the managers’ ballots will become the
tiebreaker.
IV. The managers’ ballots will determine the next six (6) All-Star player selections as follows:
a. Only eligible managers may vote (no coaches or substitutes) and like the players, they cannot vote for their
own team.
b. Managers shall vote for twelve (12) players, ranking them numerically by assigning their #1 choice = 12
points, #2 choice = 11 points, #3 choice = 10 points, etc., through their 12th choice = 1 point.
c. Manager ballots are tabulated and ranked by player. The six (6) remaining players with highest numeric
rating then become All-Stars.
d. The All-Star Manager will select the 12th and if so desired 13th player at his discretion, and that selection
will be approved by the All-Star Committee. The All-Star Manager may pick any player within their
respective division.
e. In the event an alternate player is needed, the manager will then choose an eligible player from the leagues
respective age group.
f. Per Section XVI.C(4) above, in the event there is a tie for the sixth place among manager ballots, the player
ballots become the tiebreaker.
g. Balloting will be done following the final regular season game of each team / division.
h. To be eligible, all players must be in Good Standing as determined by the All-Star Committee.
All-Star Selections (8/9 & 9/10 Year Old Division)
I. Only eligible MINOR-AAA or Major Division players of league age 9 or 10 are eligible for the 9 & 10-Year-Old
All-Star Team. Only eligible Minor-AA, Minor AAA or Major Division players of league age 8 & 9 are eligible for
the 8 & 9-Year-Old All-Star Team. To be eligible, players must have participated in at least 60% of the regular
season MINOR-AAA or Major division games, per LL Green Book Rules: T-5.
II. 10 year old players who met All-Star eligibility requirements while playing in the Major division must be deemed
in good standing by the All-Star Committee in order to be qualified for the 9 & 10 Year Old All-Star Team.
III. 9 year old players are eligible to play on the AA All-Star Team. However, the Manager’s pick for the 12th and if so
desired a 13th player on the All-Star Team may be an either an 8 year old or 9 year old player. In order for an 8 year
old to be named to the 8/9 year old All-Star team, they must be among the top 5 player vote, or, be the 12th or 13th
player manager’s pick.
IV. In order for a 9 year old that played in the AAA division to be named to the 9/10 year old All-Star team, they must
be among the top 5 of the player vote, or, be the 12th or 13th player manager’s pick. Prior to All-Star balloting, the
player’s parents will determine if they would like their 9 year old child to be on the 9/10 year-old ballot and / or the
8/9 year-old ballot. If the parents choose to be on both ballots, and the player makes the 9/10 year-old team, he must
play on that team.
All-Star Selections (11 Year Old Division)
I. Players of league age 11 that played in the MAJOR division are eligible for the 11-Year-Old All-Star team.
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II. Manager ballots and player eligibility requirements are the same as detailed below in the ‘All-Star Selections (Little
League Baseball) Section’.
All-Star Selections (Little League Baseball)
I. Only qualified MAJOR division players of league age 11 and or 12 are eligible for Little League All-Stars.
II. In order for any MAJOR division 11 year old to be named to the Little League All-Star team, they must be among
the top 5 players with the most “player” all-star votes. Major Managers will cast two separate ballots; one ballot with
all eligible 12 year old MAJOR division players that will determine the Little League All-Star team, and another
ballot with all eligible MAJOR division 11 year-old players that will determine the 11-year-old All-Star team.
III. To be eligible, players must have participated in at least 60% of the combined season games, which includes the
Majors Division games and the Intermediate Division games. In addition, to be eligible, the player must participate
in at least 60% of the regular season Major Division games. Prior to All-Star balloting, the player’s parents will
determine if they would like their 11 year old child to be on the 12-year-old and / or the 11-year-old all-star ballot.
If the parents choose to be on both ballots, and the player makes the 12-year-old team, he must play on that team to
remain eligible for All-Stars.
All-Star Selections (Intermediate Division)
I. Only qualified Intermediate division players of league age 12 or 13 are eligible for Intermediate All-Stars.
II. Managers will cast one ballot with all eligible 12 year old and 13 year old players that will determine the Intermediate
All-Star team.
III. To be eligible, 12 year old players must have participated in at least 60% of the combined season games, which
includes the Majors Division games and the Intermediate Division games. In addition, to be eligible, 12 year old
players must have participated in at least 60% of the Intermediate 50/70 games. If the league chooses to have a
separate 13-year old only Intermediate Division, to be eligible, players must have participated in at least 60% of the
regular season Intermediate Division games.
IV. Prior to All-Star balloting, the player’s parents will determine if they would like their 12 year old child to be on the
Little League Division Majors ballot or the Intermediate All Star team ballot. If the parents choose to be on both
ballots, and the player makes both teams, he must play on Little League Division team.
All-Star Selections (Junior League)
I. Only JUNIOR division players of league age 13 and or 14 are eligible for JUNIOR All-Stars.
All-Star Selections (Senior League)
I. Only SENIOR division players of league age 14, 15 and or 16 are eligible for SENIOR All-Stars.
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Adoption of Operating Procedures & Local Rules
The Board of Directors of Aliso Viejo Little League has adopted these Operating Procedures for the 2015 season.
Eric Codorniz 9/14/2014
President’s Signature
Date:
Ted Fern 9/14/2014
Vice President’s Signature
Date:
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Aliso Viejo Little League is recognized as subordinate organizations of Little League Baseball Inc. and are
exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donors may deduct
contributions to either league as provided in section 170 of the Code. The Group Exemption Number for Little
League Baseball Inc. is 3158.
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Contents
General Playing Rules ................................................................................................................................................... 2
Playing Rules – Tee Ball ............................................................................................................................................... 4
Playing Rules – Rookie – Coach Pitch .......................................................................................................................... 5
Playing Rules – Minor - A - Machine Pitch .................................................................................................................. 6
Playing Rules – Minor-AA ............................................................................................................................................. 8
Playing Rules – Minor-AAA ........................................................................................................................................ 10
Playing Rules – Majors ............................................................................................................................................... 12
Playing Rules – Intermediate ....................................................................................................................................... 13
Playing Rules – Juniors ............................................................................................................................................... 14
Playing Rules – Seniors ............................................................................................................................................... 15
Adoption of Local Rules .............................................................................................................................................. 15
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General Playing Rules
I. Any rule not covered in these local rules shall be governed by the 2014 Little League Baseball Official Regulations
and Playing Rules for the appropriate division.
II. All local rules apply to Aliso Viejo Little League Baseball.
III. Game Time Limit Rule:
a. Game times are governed by the limits indicated in the table below. Terms are defined as follows:
i. Game Time - the scheduled start time of the game if it is the first scheduled game of that day on
that particular field. The official Game Time for all other games will be called by the umpire.
ii. Inning Start Time - the time of the final out of the previous full inning. If the previous inning
ends due to the home team reaching the Maximum Runs limit (if applicable), then the Inning
Start time is the time of the conclusion of the play in which the Maximum Run scored.
iii. Call Last Inning – This rule will be in effect for regular season AAA or AA games if, and only
if, there is a following regular season game on the same field. It will not be in effect if it is the
last game to be played on the field that day or followed by any team’s practice time. If an Inning
Start time falls after the amount of time indicated in the “Call Last Inning” column on the table
below (but not after the time indicated in the “No New Inning After” column), the umpire shall
determine, and inform both managers, that inning to be the last inning played.
iv. No New Inning After – No inning may start and be played when its Inning Start Time falls after
the time indicated in the table below.
v. Time Limit – Game must end no later than the time indicated in the table below, regardless of
game situation.
vi. Curfew – Play must be halted at this time.
Division Call Last Inning No New Inning After Time Limit Curfew
Majors and
Intermediate
n/a n/a n/a 9:55 PM
AAA (if game follows) 1:45 2:05 n/a 9:55 PM
AA (if game follows) 1:30 1:50 2:15 of play ** 9:55 PM
A/Rookie n/a n/a 1:30 of play 8:00 PM*
Tee Ball n/a n/a 1:00 of play 8:00 PM*
*Safety call to end game early is allowed due to darkness
** All Minor-AA games shall have a mandatory Hard Stop to end the game after 2 Hours and 15 Minutes
of play. The outcome of the game shall be determined per LL Green Book rules 4.10 & 4.11.
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b. No mercy rule will be in effect for Minor –AAA & Minor –AA Division regular season games per rule
4.10(e).
c. Specific to a pitcher’s day of rest threshold, the EXCEPTION in the LL Green Book, section, VI(d) for
league ages 14 and under will NOT be used in Aliso Viejo Little League. Actual pitch count will dictate
the days of rest required.
d. Aliso Viejo has bullpens located in foul territory on Fields 3, 4, 5 & 6. Pitchers are permitted to warm up
during the game using the bullpens with the assistance of a catcher protected by a face mask and a 3rd
player standing in front of the pitcher protecting the group from a batted ball. The 3rd player must have on
a batting helmet and glove.
IV. Game Time/Date Changes
a. Per rule 4.16, 4.17, and 4.18, in the case where a team is unable to field enough players for a game, the
Board of Directors may declare the game a forfeit based on the circumstances for the inability to field
enough players. If a Manager is aware in advance of a scheduled game for which his team will not able to
field enough players, he must notify the Commissioner of any request to make-up the game. The decision
to grant a make-up game request lies solely with the Commissioner in conjunction with the Board of
Directors.
b. For divisions MINOR-AAA and above, all make-up games must be scheduled by the schedule maker.
The 2 managers will be given 48 hours after the start time of the originally scheduled game to agree upon
a make-up date and time. The make-up date and time must be approved by the schedule maker. After this
48 hour period the scheduler will provide the make-up time and date. The make-up game must be
scheduled within the next 8 calendar days (not necessarily played within 8 calendar days).
c. Any make-up game that cannot be played because of the inability of one team to field enough players; one
additional alternative make-up date will be allowed. Should this same team be unable to field enough
players for the alternative make-up date, they risk forfeiture of the game. The decision on the forfeiture of
the game will be at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
d. All suspended and or tie games in MINOR-AAA divisions and above will be continued until there is an
official winner per Green Book rules: 4.10, 4.11, and 4.12. Whenever possible, these games shall be
completed preceding the next scheduled game between the same teams.
e. The following guidelines will be used by the schedule-maker to reschedule all make-up, postponed,
suspended and or tie games.
i. There will be no more than three games scheduled in a calendar week (Sunday through
Saturday).
ii. There will be no more than three games scheduled in a five consecutive day period.
iii. All make-up games will be rescheduled as detailed above in section IV (b).
iv. All postponed games (usually due to weather / field closure) will be rescheduled on the first
available Sunday or the 1st available date as determined by the scheduler.
V. If a player leaves a game or practice due to injury; the injury must be reported in writing to the Safety Officer within
24 hours. If medical attention was required by a medical professional, then the injured player must have a written
release from their Physician before being allowed to participate in any practice or game. The medical release must
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state that the player can participate in all activities with no limitations. Violation of this rule will result in the
following:
a. First Offense: Violating manager or coach shall be suspended for one game.
b. Second Offense: Violating manager or coach will be suspended for the remainder of the season.
VI. If a player is injured during a non-AVLL activity, at the Board’s discretion, a similar medical release as described
above in section III may be required depending on the severity / extent of the injury.
Playing Rules – Tee Ball
I. Time limits are established as follows:
a. All games will be played under a one (1) hour time limit.
II. Consecutive Batting:
a. All eligible players will take their turn at bat each inning.
b. Each team’s turn at bat will conclude upon the earlier of when the offensive team has batted completely
through their lineup or the defensive team registers three outs.
c. Players arriving after the game has started must be placed at the bottom of the batting order.
d. Courtesy runners are allowed in the event of injury. The last player to make an out shall be designated as
the courtesy runner.
III. Defensive Positioning:
a. All players must play in the field while on defense – NO players should be on the bench.
b. A maximum of five (5) infielders shall be allowed. Otherwise, all remaining players shall play in the
outfield. Teams shall not field a catcher.
c. A maximum of five (5) coaches are allowed on the field at one time while on defense.
d. Failure to meet mandatory play requirements in this rule is a basis for suspension of the manager. Each
manager is responsible for monitoring these requirements and must report any violation.
IV. Offensive Alignment:
a. There is a maximum of four (4) coaches allowed to participate in each game.
b. A maximum of three (3) coaches are allowed on the field while their team is batting. One coach shall be
stationed safely behind the batter and other coaches shall be positioned as a first and third base coaches.
c. There must be a coach or League-approved adult in the dugout at all times.
d. There will not be any pitching allowed. Batters must bat utilizing a batting tee.
V. Tee Ball Game Rules & Guidelines:
a. Score will NOT be kept. This is an instructional league; no standings or game score will be kept.
b. Managers and coaches are responsible for umpiring their own games. Managers should bear in mind that
this is an instructional league and competition should be kept at a minimum.
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c. Batters shall swing until they hit the ball fairly. Care should be taken to ensure that the batter makes contact
with the ball and not only the tee.
d. The ball must travel past a fifteen-foot arc from home plate in order to be considered a fair ball.
e. Runners are not allowed to advance on an overthrow of any base.
f. The ball is dead and runners shall stop advancing when the ball is returned to the infield.
Playing Rules – Rookie – Coach Pitch
I. Game Time Limit Rule:
a. All games shall be under one hour and thirty minutes and will end immediately if there is an additional
game scheduled on the same field or until the managers deem that continued play due to insufficient light
may be hazardous.
b. All weekday games will end no later than 8:00 PM.
II. Continuous Batting Rule:
a. Per rule 4.04 continuous batting has been adopted for all Rookie Division Games throughout the regular
season.
b. Players arriving after the game has started must be placed at the bottom of the batting order.
c. Free substitutions are permitted.
III. Courtesy Runners:
a. Courtesy runners are allowed in the event of an injury and/or for the designated catcher for the next
defensive inning. The last player who made an out shall be designated as the courtesy runner.
IV. Coaches:
a. There must be a coach or league-approved adult in the dugout at all times.
b. While batting, a team should place a coach in both the first base and third base coaching boxes.
c. While on defense a maximum of three (3) coaches are allowed on the field.
d. All coaches positioned on the playing field during play must insure their own safety as well as the safety
of the players. Coaches should not be in a position where they are likely to be struck by thrown ball, batted
ball, or any equipment such as a bat. Coaches are also responsible for ensuring that there are no loose
baseballs on the field during play.
V. Non-competitive:
a. Score will NOT be kept. This is an instructional division; no standings or game score will be kept.
VI. Minimum Play Rules:
a. Players must not sit out and fail to play a defensive position for any two consecutive innings of a game and
must play 4 of 5 innings and 5 of 6 innings in a game, unless there are 13 players.
b. No player shall sit for more than 1 inning in any game.
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c. Each player must play at least 1 inning (defined as 3 consecutive outs) at an infield position and 1 inning
at an outfield position by the end of the 3rd inning, unless it is a safety risk confirmed by the Player Agent.
d. Excluding the catcher, a maximum of five (5) players are allowed in the infield.
e. Failure to meet mandatory play requirements in this rule is a basis for suspension of the manager. Each
manager is responsible for monitoring these requirements and must report any violation.
VII. Game Rules & Guidelines:
a. A half inning is over when the defense records the third out in an inning or the offensive team has batted
completely through their lineup, whichever comes first.
b. Each batter will receive up to five (5) pitches to hit the ball in fair territory.
c. If the batter does not hit the ball in fair territory by the fifth pitch, he/she shall hit from a batting tee.
d. The offensive team will supply the coach who will be pitching. Coaches shall pitch from one knee or
squatted on a bucket from a distance of 20’ – 25’. SPECIAL NOTE: Pitches should be delivered with
minimal arc.
e. While on defense, five fielders should be used in the outfield.
f. The defense shall position a player to either side of, and one (1) step behind, the pitching coach; however,
no player may step in front of the pitching coach until the ball reaches the batter. Coaches are responsible
for enforcing this rule for the safety of the players.
g. Teams shall not field a catcher behind the plate. Coaches are responsible for ensuring that no loose balls
are on the field during play.
h. Teams will bat through the line-up in every inning. All efforts shall be made to move the game along.
i. Runners are not allowed to advance on an overthrow of any base.
Playing Rules – Minor - A - Machine Pitch
I. Game Time Limit Rule:
a. All games shall be under one hour and thirty minutes and will end immediately if there is an additional
game scheduled on the same field or until the managers deem that continued play due to insufficient light
may be hazardous.
b. All weekday games will end no later than 8:00 PM.
II. Continuous Batting Rule:
a. Per rule 4.04, continuous batting has been adopted for all Minor-A division games throughout the regular
season.
b. Players arriving after the game has started must be placed at the bottom of the batting order.
c. Free substitutions are permitted.
III. Courtesy Runners:
a. Courtesy runners are allowed in the event of injury and/or for the designated catcher for the next defensive
inning. The last player to make an out shall be designated as the courtesy runner.
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IV. Coaches:
a. There must be a coach or League-approved adult in the dugout at all times.
b. While batting, a team should place a coach in both the first base and third base coaching boxes.
c. While on defense a maximum of three (3) coaches are allowed on the field.
d. All coaches positioned on the playing field during play must ensure their own safety as well as the safety
of the players. Coaches should not be in a position where they are likely to be struck by thrown ball, batted
ball, or any equipment such as a bat. Coaches are also responsible for ensuring that there are no loose
baseballs on the field during play.
V. Non-Competitive:
a. Score will NOT be kept. This is an instructional division; no standings or game score will be kept.
VI. Minimum Play Rules:
a. Players must not sit out and fail to play a defensive position for any two consecutive innings of a game and
all players must play 4 of 5 innings and 5 of 6 innings in a game, unless there are 13 players.
b. No player shall sit for more than 1 inning in any game.
c. Each player must play at least 1 inning (defined as 3 consecutive outs) at an infield position and 1 inning
at an outfield position by the end of the 4th inning, unless it is a safety risk confirmed by the Player Agent.
d. Excluding the catcher, a maximum of five (5) players are allowed in the infield.
e. Each team shall field a maximum of 10 fielders.
f. Failure to meet mandatory play requirements in this rule is a basis for suspension of the manager. Each
manager is responsible for monitoring these requirements and must report any violation.
VII. Game Rules & Guidelines:
a. A half inning is over when the defense records the third out in an inning, or the offensive team has batted
completely through their lineup, whichever comes first.
b. For the first half of the season (prior to mid-April), the offensive team will supply the pitching machine
operator for the half inning. SPECIAL NOTE: Pitches shall be delivered with minimal arc.
c. The defense shall position a player to either side of, and one (1) step behind, the pitching machine;
however, a player may not step in front of the pitching machine at any time. Coaches are responsible for
enforcing this rule for the safety of the players.
d. Each batter will receive up to five (5) pitches to hit the ball. If the batter does not hit the ball in fair territory
by the fifth pitch, he/she shall hit from a batting tee.
e. For last half of the season (after mid-April), a player from the defensive team, shall replace the pitching
machine and pitch to the batter as noted in subsequent sentences.
f. A pitcher will only be allowed to pitch a maximum of 50 pitches or one inning whichever comes first.
g. For the last half of the season (after mid-April), each batter begins with a 1-0 count (1 Ball, 0 Strikes). If
the player strikes out, they are out. If the player gets four balls, the offensive coach will only throw three
pitches (from one knee) to the batter unless the final pitch is fouled. If not hit after the third pitch, the batter
is out. If the batter fouls the 3rd pitch then he/she will receive additional pitches until he/she hits the ball in
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play, swings and misses or fails to swing. No walks. This process shall repeat throughout the inning and
the game.
h. For the last half of the season (after mid-April) the defensive team shall provide the umpire, and such
umpire shall position himself/herself behind the pitcher’s mound, instead of behind the catcher at home
plate, and shall judge all pitches accordingly from that position, and will not be required to wear leg guards,
chest protector or mask. The umpire in addition to judging balls and strikes shall make all safe/out calls
for the bases, judge batted balls to be fair or foul and make all of the typical decisions of the league’s
umpires.
i. While on defense, four fielders shall be used in the outfield.
j. Teams must field a fully-equipped catcher behind the plate.
k. No stealing of any base is allowed at this level of play. Bases must be acquired by a hit ball put in play.
Playing Rules – Minor-AA
I. Game Time Limit Rule:
a. All Minor-AA games shall have a mandatory Hard Stop to end the game after 2 Hours and 15 Minutes of
play. The outcome of the game shall be determined per LL Green Book rules 4.10 & 4.11.
b. No new inning may begin if the Inning Start time falls after 1 hour and 50 minutes of playing time if there
is an additional game scheduled on the same field (excluding double-headers involving one of the teams)
or until curfew of 9:55 pm.
c. If an Inning Start time falls after 1 hour and 30 minutes of playing time (but not after 1 hour and 50 minutes,
as noted above), the umpire shall determine that inning to be the last inning played, and inform both
managers.
d. If an inning with an Inning Start time prior to 1 hour and 30 minutes ends after 1 hour and 50 minutes of
playing time, play will be halted according to Section XI A (2).
e. All games called prior to the completion of the regulation six innings will be resolved in compliance with
LL Green Book rule 4.10 & 4.11.
f. All games shall be called at 9:55 pm by the umpire if the game has not been completed due to safety as the
lights are scheduled to be turned off at 10:00 pm.
II. Continuous Batting Rule:
a. Per rule 4.04, continuous batting has been adopted for all AA Division games throughout the regular
season.
b. All eligible players will take their turn at bat whether or not they are playing at a defensive position.
c. Players arriving after the game has started must be placed at the bottom of the batting order.
d. Courtesy runners are allowed in the event of injury and only at the discretion of the umpire. The last player
to make an out shall be designated as the courtesy runner.
e. Free substitutions are permitted throughout the regular season.
III. Mandatory Play Rule:
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a. Players must not sit out and fail to play a defensive position, for any two consecutive innings of a game,
and all players must play a defensive position in 3 of 5 innings and 4 of 6 innings in a game.
b. Failure to meet mandatory play requirements in this rule is a basis for protest. If any player on a roster does
not meet this requirement, it shall result in a one (1) game suspension of the manager for next game on the
first offense. If a second offense occurs, the manager will be removed from the team. It is the opposing
manager’s responsibility to protest the game to the umpire before the teams vacate the field, ensure that
the protest is noted in the official scorebook, and to report the protest to the division’s commissioner within
a 24-hour window after the game in question ends.
c. It is not a rule violation if a player does not meet mandatory play requirement for a 6-inning game because
the game is called on account of weather or safety concerns. Players arriving late or who become sick or
injured do not have to meet mandatory play requirements.
d. Each player must play at least 1 inning (defined as 3 consecutive outs) at an infield position and 1 inning
at an outfield position by the end of the 4th inning, unless it is a safety risk confirmed by the Player Agent.
IV. Pitching Rules:
a. In all Minor-AA league games official pitch count regulations shall apply according to LL Green Book
rules and regulations.
b. Managers must maintain an updated pitching log with all required signatures throughout the entire season.
c. Teams must make updated pitching logs accessible prior to the start of any game. If a team does not provide
a pitch log it will be determined that they do not have any eligible pitchers and must forfeit the game.
V. Maximum Runs per Inning Rule:
a. In game’s final inning, as declared by the umpire or the 6th inning, unlimited runs will be allowed. The
only way this game can continue beyond the declared final inning is if the game is tied and remains within
the local time limits.
b. Scoring more than five runs in any inning not determined to be the last inning may only be accomplished
as follows: (1) over the fence home run the batter and all runners are allowed to score (8 runs) or (2) in
the case of a ground rule double the runners on second and third are allowed to score and be counted (there
is a potential of six (6) runs in the inning). In all other situations, the inning is over at the completion of
the play in which the fifth run scores. If the fifth run scores before the batter has completed his/her turn at
bat, he/she shall become the first batter in the following inning.
VI. Base Stealing Rules / Guidelines:
a. Base stealing rules apply to all AA games, except as noted below.
b. No stealing of home base shall be allowed in the first half of the season but will be allowed in the 2nd half
of the season. SPECIAL NOTE: Once play is stopped, a runner on 3rd base may only score in the first half
of the season when: 1) driven in by a walk, hit batsman, catcher’s interference call, or ball hit safely in fair
territory, or 2) tagging up on a caught fly ball. Runners from any base may not score on any throw by any
player in an attempt to throw out a base-stealer or pick off a runner at any base. If a play is made on the
runner and the runner is out, the out stands. If a runner, when stealing a base or bases, reaches home safely,
that runner must be returned to 3rd base, and no run is scored. However, if the runner is tagged out, the out
stands. The intent of these rules is to allow players to develop skills to defend against stolen bases without
the risk of allowing excessive runs.
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c. Failure to abide by the guidelines above may lead to coach and or player suspensions. Repeat offenders
may lose privileges to compete in the post-season tournament.
VII. Other Rules:
a. The infield fly rule will be eliminated from AA.
VIII. Local Post-Season AA Tournament Rules:
a. A post-season tournament for the Minor-AA division will be played to decide a league champion.
b. Post-tournament seeding will be based on a blind draw to be conducted by the Board of Directors.
c. AVLL post-season tournament games will be played according to AVLL regular season rules.
Playing Rules – Minor-AAA
I. Game Time Limit Rule:
a. No new inning may begin if the Inning Start time falls after 2 hours and 05 minutes of playing time and if
there is an additional game scheduled on the same field (excluding double-headers involving one of the
teams) or until curfew of 9:55 pm.
b. If an Inning Start time falls after 1 hour and 45 minutes of playing time (but not after 2 hours and 05
minutes, as noted above), the umpire shall determine that inning to be the last inning played, and inform
both managers.
c. If an inning with an Inning Start time prior to 1 hour and 45 minutes ends after two hours and 05 minutes
of playing time, play will be halted according to the above Section I (a).
d. All games called prior to the completion of the regulation six innings will be resolved in compliance with
LL Green Book rules 4.10 & 4.11.
e. All games shall be called at 9:55 pm by the umpire if the game has not been completed due to safety as the
lights are scheduled to be turned off at 10:00.
II. Continuous Batting Rule:
a. Per rule 4.04, continuous batting has been adopted for all AAA Division games throughout the regular
season.
b. All eligible players will take their turn at bat whether or not they are playing at a defensive position.
c. Players arriving after the game has started must be placed at the bottom of the batting order.
d. Courtesy runners are allowed in the event of injury and only at the discretion of the umpire. The last player
to make an out shall be designated as the courtesy runner.
e. Free Substitutions are permitted throughout the regular season.
III. Mandatory Play Rule:
a. Players must not sit out, and fail to play a defensive position for any two consecutive innings of a game
and all players must play a defensive position in three (3) of the first five (5) innings and four (4) of six (6)
innings in a game.
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b. Failure to meet mandatory play requirements in this rule is a basis for protest. If any player on a roster does
not meet this requirement, it shall result in a one (1) game suspension of the manager for next game on
first offense. If a second offense occurs, the manager will be removed from the team. It is the opposing
manager’s responsibility to protest the game to the umpire before the teams vacate the field, ensure that
the protest is noted in the official scorebook, and to report the protest to the division’s commissioner within
a 24-hour window after the game in question ends.
c. It is not a rule violation if a player does not meet mandatory play requirement because the game is called
on account of weather or darkness. Per regulation IV (I) and rule 4.04, players arriving late or who become
sick or injured do not have to meet mandatory play requirements.
d. During the first half of the season (until the spring break in April), each player must play at least 1 inning
(defined as 3 consecutive outs) at an infield position by the end of the 4th inning, unless it is a safety risk
confirmed by the Player Agent.
IV. Pitching Rules:
a. In all Minor-AAA games, official pitch count regulations shall apply according to LL Green Book rules
and regulations.
b. Managers must maintain an updated pitching log with all required signatures throughout the entire season.
c. Teams must make updated pitching logs accessible prior to the start of any game. If a team does not
provide a pitch log it will be determined that they do not have any eligible pitchers and must forfeit the
game.
V. Maximum Runs per Inning Rule:
a. In game’s final inning, as declared by the umpire or the 6th inning, unlimited runs will be allowed. The
only way this game can continue beyond the declared final inning is if the game is tied and remains within
the local time limits.
b. Scoring more than five runs in any inning not determined to be the last inning may only be accomplished
as follows: (1) over the fence home run the batter and all runners are allowed to score (8 runs) or (2) in
the case of a ground rule double the runners on second and third are allowed to score and be counted (there
is a potential of six (6) runs in the inning). In all other situations, the inning is over at the completion of
the play in which the fifth run scores. If the fifth run scores before the batter has completed his/her turn at
bat, he/she shall become the first batter in the following inning.
VI. Minor District 55 TOC Determination Rules:
a. A post-season tournament for the Minor-AAA division will be played to decide the league’s first TOC
representative, time permitting. The team with the best overall record at the end of the season will become
the league’s second TOC representative. Winner of the post-season tournament will receive the #1 seed
to TOC.
b. All teams, including the regular season champ will participate in the end of season tournament. If the
tournament winner is also the team with the best overall record at the end of the regular season, the season
runner-up will become the League’s second TOC representative. (For clarification…if the winner of the
post season tournament is the second place team during the regular season then the third place team during
the regular season will be the 3rd seed in TOC) If a third team is required to represent AVLL in the TOC,
then the next available team with the best overall record at the end of the regular season will qualify.
c. AVLL post-season tournament games will be played according to AVLL regular season rules.
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Playing Rules – Majors
I. Game Time Limit Rule:
a. A regulation game is six innings unless the game is called by the umpire consistent with Rule 4.10 (c). In
all events it must last at least four innings unless subject to the mercy rule below.
b. Major Division games are not subject to time limits but are subject to a fifteen (15) run mercy rule which
shall be in effect for all regular season games. If at the end of three and one half innings the home team
has a fifteen run, or more, lead over the visiting team then the game shall be called over. If at the end of
fourth full innings of play the visiting team has a fifteen run, or more, lead over the home team then the
game shall be called over. At any point in a game, following the point of play where an Official Game has
been played, if the home team has a lead of 15 runs or more, then play is ceased upon scoring the fifteenth
run or more if subsequent players score as a result of a batted ball being judged a ground rule double or as
result of a batted ball going out of the park and being ruled a homerun. If the visiting team has a 15 run or
more lead over the home team upon completion of a full inning after an Official Game has been played,
then play is ceased. This provision modifies Rule 4.10 (e) in the Little League Green Book.
c. All games called prior to the completion of the regulation six innings will be resolved in compliance with
LL Green Book rules 4.10 & 4.11.
d. All games shall be called off at 9:55 pm, by the umpire, if the game has not been completed due to safety
as the lights are scheduled to be turned off at 10:00 pm.
II. Continuous Batting Rule:
a. Per rule 4.04, continuous batting has been adopted for all Major division games throughout the regular
season and the AVLL playoff session.
i. During the regular season, free substitutions are permitted and all eligible players will take their
turn at bat whether or not they are playing at a defensive position.
III. Mandatory Play Rule:
a. All players must play defense in a minimum of two (2) of the first four (4) innings and three (3) innings of
a six inning game.
b. Failure to meet mandatory play requirements in this rule is a basis for protest. If any player on a roster does
not meet this requirement, it shall result in a one (1) game suspension of the manager for the next game
played on a first offense. If a second offense occurs, the manager will be removed from the team. It is the
opposing manager’s responsibility to protest the game to the umpire before the teams vacate the field,
ensure that the protest is noted in the official scorebook, and to report the protest to the division’s
commissioner within a 24-hour window after the game in question ends.
c. It is not a rule violation if a player does not meet mandatory play requirement because the game is called
on account of weather, game ending early due to the mercy rule or game reaches curfew at 9:55 pm.
d. Additionally, per regulation IV (I) and rule 4.04, players arriving late or who become sick or injured do
not have to meet mandatory play requirements.
IV. Pitching Rules:
a. All Major division games will be played using pitch count regulations according to LL Green Book.
b. Managers must maintain an updated pitching log with all required signatures throughout the entire season.
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c. Teams must make updated pitching logs accessible prior to the start of any game. If a team does not provide
a pitch log it will be determined that they do not have any eligible pitchers and must forfeit the game.
Playing Rules – Intermediate
I. Game Time Limit Rule:
a. A regulation game will be considered complete at six innings, unless extended because of a tie score, or
shortened (1) because the home team needs none of its half of the sixth inning or only a fraction of it; or
(2) unless the game is called by the umpire consistent with Rule 4.10 (c). In all events it must last at least
five innings unless subject to the mercy rule. This provision modifies Rule 4.10 (a) in the Little League
Green Book.
b. Intermediate Division games are not subject to time limits but are subject to a fifteen (15) run mercy rule
which shall be in effect for all regular season games. If at the end of four and one half innings the home
team has a fifteen run, or more, lead over the visiting team then the game shall be called over. If at the end
of the fifth full inning of play the visiting team has a fifteen run, or more, lead over the home team then the
game shall be called over. At any point in a game, following the point of play where an Official Game has
been played, if the home team has a lead of 15 runs or more, then play is ceased upon scoring the fifteenth
run or more if subsequent players score as a result of a batted ball being judged a ground rule double or as
result of a batted ball going out of the park and being ruled a homerun. If the visiting team has a 15 run or
more lead over the home team upon completion of a full inning after an Official Game has been played,
then play is ceased. This provision modifies Rule 4.10 (e) in the Little League Green Book.
c. All games called prior to the completion of the required six innings will be resolved in compliance with
LL Green Book rules 4.10 & 4.11.
d. All games shall be called off at 9:55 pm, by the umpire, if the game has not been completed due to safety
as the lights are scheduled to be turned off at 10:00 pm.
II. Continuous Batting Rule:
a. Per rule 4.04, continuous batting has been adopted for all Intermediate division games throughout the
regular season and the AVLL playoff session.
i. During the regular season, free substitutions are permitted and all eligible players will take their
turn at bat whether or not they are playing at a defensive position.
III. Mandatory Play Rule:
a. All players must play defense in a minimum of two (2) of the first four (4) innings and three (3) innings of
a six inning game.
b. Failure to meet mandatory play requirements in this rule is a basis for protest. If any player on a roster does
not meet this requirement, it shall result in a one (1) game suspension of the manager for the next game
played on a first offense. If a second offense occurs, the manager will be removed from the team. It is the
opposing manager’s responsibility to protest the game to the umpire before the teams vacate the field,
ensure that the protest is noted in the official scorebook, and to report the protest to the division’s
commissioner within a 24-hour window after the game in question ends.
c. It is not a rule violation if a player does not meet mandatory play requirement because the game is called
on account of weather, game ending early due to the mercy rule or game reaches curfew at 9:55 pm.
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d. Additionally, per regulation IV (I) and rule 4.04, players arriving late or who become sick or injured do
not have to meet mandatory play requirements.
IV. Pitching Rules:
a. All Intermediate division games will be played using pitch count regulations according to LL Green Book.
b. Managers must maintain an updated pitching log with all required signatures throughout the entire season.
c. Teams must make updated pitching logs accessible prior to the start of any game. If a team does not provide
a pitch log it will be determined that they do not have any eligible pitchers and must forfeit the game.
V. Intermediate Division Rules :
a. All Intermediate Division games will be played using LL Green Book rules. These rules include using
70’ bases and pitching rubber set 50’ from home plate. This division includes base runners leading off,
base runners being allowed to slide head first and pitchers ability to commit a balk.
b. For Safety Reasons, Metal Cleats will not be allowed in this division of play.
VI. District 55 TOC Determination Rules:
a. A post-season tournament for the Intermediate division will be played to decide the League’s first TOC
representative, time permitting. The team with the best overall record at the end of the season will become
the league’s second TOC representative. Winner of the post-season tournament will receive the #1 seed
to TOC.
b. All teams, including the regular season champ will participate in the end of season tournament. If the
tournament winner is also the team with the best overall record at the end of the regular season, the season
runner-up will become the League’s second TOC representative.
c. AVLL post-season tournament games will be played according to AVLL regular season Intermediate
Rules.
Playing Rules – Juniors
I. Teams will follow any local rules or guidelines established by the District(s). AVLL may conduct a post-season
tournament for all teams in the Junior Division.
II. Junior District 55 TOC Determination Rules:
a. District 55 will determine how many teams from each league will be eligible to participate in the Junior
District 55 Tournament of Champions.
b. If only two AVLL Junior teams are eligible for the District 55 TOC, they shall be determined as follows:
i. The team with the best overall record at the end of the regular season will become the League’s
second TOC representative.
ii. The team winning the AVLL Junior post-season tournament will become the League’s first TOC
representative. If the tournament winner is also the team with the best overall record at the end
of the regular season, the season runner-up will become the League’s second TOC representative.
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Playing Rules – Seniors
I. Teams will follow any local rules or guidelines established by the District(s). Otherwise, all LL Green Book rules
and regulations apply.
Adoption of Local Rules
The Board of Directors of Aliso Viejo Little League has adopted these Operating Procedures & local rules for the
2014 season.
Eric Codorniz 1/10/2015
President’s Signature
Date:
Ted Fern 1/10/2015
Vice President’s Signature
Date:
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Aliso Viejo Little League is recognized as subordinate organizations of Little League Baseball Inc. and are
exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donors may deduct
contributions to either league as provided in section 170 of the Code. The Group Exemption Number for Little
League Baseball Inc. is 3158.
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Umpire Policy
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The mission of Aliso Viejo Little League is to instill in the youth of the community positive self-esteem, good sportsmanship and a competitive spirit through
the game of baseball, under the guidelines of Little League Baseball, Incorporated.
“Umpiring is as important to the successful conduct of a local league program as is managing and
coaching”. It is also a privilege to work with our children from another perspective.
Little League Baseball emphasizes that each local Little League develop and maintain a high level of umpire
efficiency through a sound league volunteer umpire program. This includes training, mentoring and positive
evaluations when possible to help improve the overall skill level and quality of umpiring.
Aliso Viejo Little League realizes that like managing and coaching, umpiring is a volunteer role and as such
all volunteers should be treated with the upmost respect and courtesy due their position. Zero Tolerance will
apply to all participants and AVLL members during the season of play, and failure to comply with this policy
will be met with swift removal from the field and may ultimately result in the loss of membership and
participation in the league.
The purpose of this policy statement is to:
1. Set forth mandatory requirements for umpiring league and inter-league games by managers and coaches
from all divisions.
2. Encourage parent member participation as volunteer umpires.
3. Avoid at all possible the need for paid umpires.
4. Establish an umpire pool to adequately provide 2 person umpiring coverage for all drafted division games
throughout the season.
5. Require mandatory umpire training for all participants in the umpire program to ensure the highest level
of quality for Aliso Viejo Little League each season and for years to come.
Basic manager, coach, and parent participation requirements:
1. Managers and Coaches: As a condition to their approval by the AVLL Board, Managers and Coaches
at the T-Ball, Rookie, A, AA, AAA, Majors, and Juniors Divisions shall be responsible for the conduct
of their parents and team and shall uphold the league’s Zero Tolerance Policy at all times.
2. Umpire Volunteers: Each T-Ball, Rookie, A, AA, AAA, Majors, Juniors Division team will designate
a Team Umpire Coordinator (UC). The Team UC will be the designated liaison to ensure their team
meets the minimum games required to umpire (per Section 3).
3. Minimum Game Requirements: Each team is required to cover a minimum of 2 points per week or 8-
10 points per month depending on the number of weeks in the month. 2 points will be earned for umpiring
behind the plate and 1 for doing the bases.
4. Umpire Assignments: All Assignments will be coordinated and scheduled through the AVLL.ORG
website unless communicated otherwise. Questions can be submitted to the UIC or Deputy UIC. Each
Team UC is required to ensure that their team umpire volunteers have registered for the minimum number
of games required for coverage. A monthly report of umpire volunteer assignments will be reviewed by
the UICs and Commissioners and those teams not meeting the minimum requirements will be subject to
manager and or tournament disciplinary actions outlined below.
5. Umpire Clinics: It shall be mandatory that all participants in the League’s Umpire Pool, as defined
above, to attend the Umpire Clinics provided each year designated by the UIC and sponsored by either
AVLL at one of our facilities or by another District 55 hosting league.
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The mission of Aliso Viejo Little League is to instill in the youth of the community positive self-esteem, good sportsmanship and a competitive spirit through
the game of baseball, under the guidelines of Little League Baseball, Incorporated.
The Commissioners in each Divisions shall enforce these league requirements along with
the UIC and Deputy UIC.
T-Ball, Rookie, A, AA, AAA, MAJORS, AND JUNIORS DIVISION Teams are strongly encouraged to
provide plate coverage with managers and coaches for all division games. Although it is preferred that you umpire
a game in a division other than your own teams’ division, this is not a requirement.
T-Ball, Rookie, and Single A, Umpire volunteers should consider umpiring the plate and bases for AA & AAA
division games for additional experience prior to moving into the Majors, Intermediate, & Juniors divisions.
League youth who have an interest in umpiring may be assigned at the AA & AAA level as a base or plate umpire
for training purposes, which assignments will be coordinated between the AA, AAA Commissioner, and the UIC.
Seniors Division: The UIC will establish a Separate Umpire Pool from the above mandatory and volunteer
umpires to umpire the Plate and Bases for all Seniors Division games as required by District 55.
The above Umpire Pool may be augmented by additional volunteers associated with the League at the
UICs discretion.
Disciplinary Actions: Any manager in A, AA, AAA, Majors, Intermediate or Juniors whose team does not
produce the coverage to meet the minimum number of game assignments and/or whose volunteer umpire misses
a volunteer umpire assignment will be subject to the following penalties and or actions:
1. First Offense – Written or Electronic communication sent informing and warning the manager of the
infraction if related to a missed assignment. If related to lack of game coverage, manager may be subject to
suspension for 24 hours until coverage requirements have been met.
2. Second Offense – Written or Electronic communication sent informing the manager of the second offense
related to missed assignment will be subject to a one game suspension for the manager.
3. Third Offense – If a team misses 3 umpiring assignments or neglects to provide the necessary coverage
whether they are missed by any combination of coach, manager or specified parent volunteer, the team may
forfeit their eligibility in any local or district sponsored tournament, and the offending team manager may be
subject to review before the AVLL Disciplinary committee for further disciplinary action.
Umpire Incentives: The purpose of an umpire volunteer incentive is to motivate a larger number of AVLL
parents to participate as umpires in order to more easily field plate and base umpires in our AA, AAA, Majors,
Intermediate and Junior’s Divisions. Therefore, a gift (incentive) will be provided to all umpires who meet the
following criteria:
 Level 1 - Umpires who cover 5 games will receive a $10 Gift Card, and will receive up to $5 for each
additional game covered up to the next incentive level. $30 Maximum Gift
 Level 2 - Umpires who cover up to 10 Games will receive a $50 Gift Card
 Level 3 - Umpires who cover up to 15 Games will receive a $100 Gift Card, and will receive up to $5 for
each additional game covered. $250 Maximum Gift
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Dress Code: All Aliso Viejo Little League volunteer umpires will be required to adhere to the Umpire Dress
Code. You will be required to wear the following when assigned to a game:
1. A black or AVLL umpire hat
2. An AVLL umpire shirt or regulation blue or black umpire shirt with little league patch on the left sleeve.
3. PANTS: Shorts and T-Shirts WILL NOT be permitted. Jeans are acceptable for bases only. Grey or Black
pants are preferred.
4. Shoes: Closed toe shoes, black in color are the preferred but sneakers will be permitted. Any other form of
footwear or sandals WILL NOT be permitted for safety reasons.
5. All plate gear is to be worn properly under your outer clothing. . Make sure that your pant leg will
accommodate shin guards and allow for easy movement for your plate assignments.
6. Clean shirts will be available for game use for those who need them in the Umpire Shed.
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Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility
The Board of Directors of Aliso Viejo Little League has mandated the following Safety Code. This Safety Code is a subset
of the official AVLL Safety Plan. All managers and coaches will read this Safety Code and then read it to the players on their
team. This safety code has been distributed electronically as of 1/31 /2015 and is also posted as part of the Coaches page on
the AVLL website and included as part of the Managers Manual. Additional training will be held for managers, coaches and
safety representatives on 1/31/2015 at 11:30pm at the Woodfield Snack Bar.
1 Responsibility for safety procedures belongs to every adult member of Aliso Viejo Little League.
2 Each player, manager, designated coach, and umpire shall use proper reasoning and care to prevent injury to
him/herself and to others.
3 Arrangement should be made in advance of all games and practices for emergency medical services. Managers must
have medical release forms available.
4 Managers and designated coaches shall seek to achieve training in First Aid.
5 First-aid kits are issued to each team manager during the pre-season and the manager will keep supplies
current. Additional supplies can be obtained from the Safety Officer.
6 No games or practices will be held when weather or field conditions are poor, particularly when lighting is inadequate.
(Mudd line number is 949-243-7410).
7 Play area will be inspected before games and practices by the Manager or designated Safety person for each team for
holes, damage, stones, glass, snakes and other foreign objects.
8 Team equipment should be stored within the team dugout or behind screens, and not within the area defined by the
umpires as in play. This includes practices and warm-up periods.
9 Only players, managers, coaches, and umpires are permitted on the playing field or in the dugout during games and
practice sessions.
10 Responsibility for keeping bats and loose equipment off the field of play should be that of a player assigned for this
purpose or the team’s manager and designated coaches.
11 During warm up drills, players should be spaced so that no one is endangered by wild throws or missed catches.
12 All pre-game warm-ups should be performed within the confines of the playing field and not within areas that are
frequented by, and thus endangering spectators, (i.e., playing catch, pepper, swinging bats etc.)
13 Equipment should be inspected regularly for the condition of the equipment as well as for proper fit. Notify equipment
manager if equipment is missing, broken or worn out.
14 Batters must wear Little League approved protective helmets during batting practice and games. No stickers, labels,
tape, or cracks in or on the helmet allowed at any time. NO EXCEPTIONS.
15 Except when a runner is returning to a base, head first slides are not permitted.
16 During sliding practice, bases should not be strapped down or anchored. Practice of sliding should be done in
the outfield so as not to injure or cause an injury to any player learning how to slide in the correct manner.
17 At no time should “horse play” be permitted on the playing field.
18 Parents of players who wear glasses should be encouraged to provide “safety glasses” for their children.
19 On deck batters are not permitted.
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20 Once a ball has become discolored, it will be discarded.
21 ALL PLAYERS shall wear athletic supporters or cups during games and practices.
22 Female catchers must wear long or short model chest protectors.
23 All catchers must wear chest protectors with neck collar, throat guard, shin guards and catcher’s helmet, all of which
must meet Little League specifications and standards.
24 All catchers must wear a mask, “dangling” type throat protector and catcher’s helmet during practice, pitcher
warm-up, and games. Note: Skullcaps are not permitted.
25 Shoes with metal spikes or cleats are not permitted in Majors or below. Shoes with molded cleats are permissible.
26 Players will not wear watches, rings, pins, jewelry, or other metallic items during practices or games. (Exception:
Jewelry that alerts medical personnel to a specific condition is permissible, and this must be taped in place.)
27 No food or drink, at any time, in the dugouts. (Exception: bottle water, Gatorade and water from drinking fountains.)
28 Catchers must wear a catcher’s mitt (not a first baseman’s mitt or fielder’s glove) of any shape, size or weight
consistent with protecting the hand.
29 Catchers may not catch, whether warming up a pitcher, in practices, or games without wearing full catcher’s gear and
an athletic cup as described above.
30 Managers will never leave an unattended child at a practice or game.
31 No children under the age of 16 are permitted to work in the Snack Bar without Parental Consent and approval by the
Auxiliary. No children under the age of 13 are allowed in the Snack Bar at any time.
32 Never hesitate to report any present or potential safety hazard to the AVLL Safety Officer immediately.
33 Make arrangements to have a cellular phone available when a game or practice is at a facility that does not have public
phones.
34 Speed Limit is 5 miles per hour in roadways and parking lots.
35 No alcohol or drugs allowed on the premises at any time.
36 No medication will be taken at the facility unless administered directly by the child’s parent. This includes
aspirin and Tylenol.
37 No playing in the parking lots at any time.
38 No smoking within thirty feet of the dugouts and concession stands.
39 No chewing tobacco allowed in any parking lot, field, or common areas within Aliso Viejo Little League complex.
40 No swinging bats or throwing baseballs at any time within the walkways and common areas of the complex.
41 No throwing rocks or climbing fences.
42 No swinging, running or playing on dugout roofs.
43 Observe all posted signs.
44 Players and spectators should be alert at all times for foul balls and errant throws.
45 All gates to the fields must remain closed at all times. After players have entered or left the playing field, gates should
be closed and secured.
46 Bicycle helmets must be worn at all times when riding bicycles on the premises as well as to and from the premises.
Violations of this rule should be noted and parents should be informed in a proper manner as to the requirements.
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Safety Code
League ID: 405-55-19
Revised January 2015
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47 Use crosswalks when crossing roadways. Always be alert for traffic.
48 No one is allowed on the complex with open wounds at any time. Wounds should be treated and properly bandaged.
49 There is no running allowed in the bleachers.
50 Procedure should be established for retrieving foul balls batted out of the playing area.
51 Have one coach or manager in dugout at all times.
52 Volunteers must fill out Little League Volunteer Application Form.
53 Managers and coaches are not allowed to catch pitchers (Rule 3.09); this includes standing at the backstop during
practices acting as an informal catcher for batting practice.
54 All white bats are prohibited. Allocate part of the little league budget for safety resources.
55 The League President or League Player Agent will submit league player registration data or player roster data and
coach and manager data to the little league data center on or before March 15th 2015. This will be the responsibility of
the league President and will be collected from AVLL website registration system.
Managers and Coaches
Pre-Season - Managers and Coaches will:
1 Attend the Little League Coach and Manager Clinic to cover fundamentals on 1/27/2014 for “A” and below and
1/26/2014 for “AA” and above
2 Attend a MANDATORY Safety meeting to review this manual on March 23rd 2014.
3 Attend a MANDATORY Safety meeting for First-Aid training. This training will be scheduled with ALL teams. One
manager and or one coach is required to attend. The scheduled training session is January 31st @ Woodfield Park
Snack Bar from 11:30am – 1pm.
4 During the initial meeting with the team, each manager will cover the basics of safe play with his/her team before starting
the first practice which may be held on or after January 19, 2015.
5 Return the signed AVLL Safety Code to the AVLL Safety Officer before the first game confirming receipt and review of
Code.
6 Teach players how to slide before the season starts.
7 Notify parents that if a child is injured or ill. He/she cannot return to practice unless they have a note from their doctor.
This medical release protects you if that child should become further injured or ill. There are no exceptions to this rule.
9 Encourage players and parents to provide fluids for children at all times. Have players bring water bottles to practices
and games and encourage use at all times, along with the use of sunscreen for the players and parents throughout the
season.
10 Enforce that prevention is the key to reducing ALL accidents to a minimum.
11 Have parents fill out Medical Release Treatment Form and return to you.
12 Find out if players are taking any kind of medicine.
13 Have an assigned team & player safety representative.
Aliso Viejo Little League 2015
Safety Code
League ID: 405-55-19
Revised January 2015
The mission of Aliso Viejo Little League is to instill in the youth of the community positive self-esteem, good sportsmanship and a competitive spirit through
the game of baseball, under the guidelines of Little League Baseball, Incorporated.
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Season Play - Managers and Coaches will:
1 Make sure equipment is in first-rate working order before each use. Check equipment and inform Equipment Manager
if you need replacements or repairs. Don’t just discard bad equipment, destroy it or make it unusable to stop children
from attempting to ‘save it’ from waste.
2 Teach players the fundamentals of the game while advocating safety:
 Catching fly balls
 Sliding correctly
 Proper fielding of ground balls
 Simple pitching motion for balance
3 Always have First Aid Kit, Safety Manuel, Medical Release Forms, and a cell phone at all practices and games.
4 Walk the field for any hazards, and agree with the opposing Manager as to the condition of the field.
5 Provide for stretching and conditioning before and after practice and or when games begin.
During the game, Managers will:
1 Make sure that players carry all gloves and other equipment off the field and to the dugout when their team is up at bat.
NO equipment shall be left lying on the field, either in fair or foul territory.
2 Be organized and Maintain discipline at all times.
3 Teach and observe the “no on-deck” rule for batters and keep players behind the screen at all times. No player should
handle a bat in the dugouts at any time.
4 Get players to drink often so they do not dehydrate.
5 Attend to any player or children that become injured in a game prior to continuation of play do not allow players to
participate that have become injured or ill.
6 Ensure protective equipment is in good repair and is always used, i.e. helmets, masks, catcher’s pads, shoes, and cup
supporters, and inspect player’s gloves. Make sure catchers are wearing the proper equipment. Encourage players who
wear glasses to obtain safety glasses.
7 NO METAL CLEATS ALLOWED (PRACTICES OR GAMES).
8 Before any practice or game, check players for worn and untied cleats. Ensure all players are wearing an athletic
supporter. Hard cups are required for all divisions above T-ball. Catchers MUST wear a face mask, chest protector,
shin guards, and protective cup, whenever playing their position or warming up a pitcher. Catchers must wear a mask
with hanging throat protection at all times while playing the position including during infield drills at both games and
practices.
9 Inspect player’s glove for loose or missing laces, flexibility, and torn material. Recommend batting gloves for the
players.
10 Ensure player’s personal bats and helmets meet Little League requirements. Bats can be wood or aluminum. Cleats
must not be metal. Helmets MUST be worn when batting or when coaching a base. Helmets should not have stickers,
labels, tape or cracks in or on them. NO EXCEPTIONS.
11 Keep all players’ who are not actively playing inside the dugout. “ON DECK CIRCLE” practice swings are not
allowed for the Intermediate Divisions and below. NO EXCEPTIONS. Practice swings are only allowed inside and
just outside of the batter’s box while the player is taking his turn at bat.
12 Keep the dugout in an orderly manner. Keep the walkway out of the dugout free of obstacles. Have the players keep
their equipment under the bench. Keep bats upright inside the dugout fence or racked (not rolling on the ground).
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Safety Code
League ID: 405-55-19
Revised January 2015
The mission of Aliso Viejo Little League is to instill in the youth of the community positive self-esteem, good sportsmanship and a competitive spirit through
the game of baseball, under the guidelines of Little League Baseball, Incorporated.
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13 Mouthpieces are acceptable and recommended. Safety glasses or sunglasses are allowed.
14 Headfirst slides are not allowed, except when a runner is returning to base. Players should be instructed in proper feet
first, backside down, base sliding. Sliding is not allowed below AA level.
Post Game:
1 Do cool down exercises with the players.
 Light jog
 Stretching
2 Do not leave the field until every team member has been picked up by a known family member or designated driver.
3 Notify parents if their child has been injured ASAP no matter how small or insignificant the injury is. There are
no exceptions to this rule. This protects you, Little League Baseball, and AVLL. If there was an injury, make sure an
accident report was filled out and given to the AVLL Safety Officer.
4 Return the field to its pre-game condition.
Little League® Baseball and Softball
M e d i c a l R e l e a s e
NOTE: To be carried by any Regular Season or Tournament
Team Manager together with team roster or International Tournament affidavit.
Player: _____________________________________ Date of Birth: ____________ Gender (M/F):_________________
Parent (s)/Guardian Name:_____________________________________ Relationship:____________________________
Parent (s)/Guardian Name:_____________________________________ Relationship:____________________________
Player’s Address:____________________________________ City:_______________ State/Country:________ Zip:______
Home Phone:_____________________ Work Phone:______________________ Mobile Phone:_____________________
Parent or Guardian Authorization:
In case of emergency, if family physician cannot be reached, I hereby authorize my child to be treated by Certified
Emergency Personnel. (i.e. EMT, First Responder, E.R. Physician)
Family Physician: ____________________________________________ Phone: _________________________________
Address: __________________________________________ City:________________ State/Country:_________________
Hospital Preference: __________________________________________________________________________________
Parent Insurance Co:_________________________ Policy No.:__________________Group ID#:_____________________
League Insurance Co:_________________________ Policy No.:__________________League/Group ID#:______________
If parent(s)/guardian cannot be reached in case of emergency, contact:
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Name Phone Relationship to Player
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Name Phone Relationship to Player
Please list any allergies/medical problems, including those requiring maintenance medication. (i.e. Diabetic, Asthma, Seizure Disorder)
Medical Diagnosis Medication Dosage Frequency of Dosage
Date of last Tetanus Toxoid Booster: ______________________________________________________________________
The purpose of the above listed information is to ensure that medical personnel have details of any medical problem which may interfere with or alter treatment.
Mr./Mrs./Ms. ________________________________________________________________________________________
Authorized Parent/Guardian Signature Date:
FOR LEA GUE USE ON LY:
League Name:_______________________________________________ League ID:________________________________
Division:_________________________________Team:______________________________ Date:____________________
WARNING: Protecti ve equipment cann ot pre vent all in juries a pla yer might recei ve while participating in Baseball /Softball .
Little League does not limit participation in its activities on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual preference or religious preference.
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Field Preparation
League ID: 405-55-19
Revised January 2015
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The mission of Aliso Viejo Little League is to instill in the youth of the community positive self-esteem, good sportsmanship and a competitive spirit through
the game of baseball, under the guidelines of Little League Baseball, Incorporated.
BEFORE PRACTICE
I. Open shed with key provided by league official
a. Drag Field
b. Keep Drags away from grass. Kills grass.
c. Do not stop drag in same place. Creates a dirt mound.
d. DO NOT DRAG OVER BASE PADS
e. Field 5: Use ATV to drag field. Slowly and small circles. First to second then third to second If Possible
II. Water field: light to medium, do not let water puddle.
a. DO NOT WATER MOUND will make slippery and unplayable.
III. Place base pads and bases, put base plugs in bin.
IV. Remove mound cover and place outside fence.
V. Keep sheds clean and organized.
VI. Place drags outside fence to avoid injury.
AFTER PRACTICE
I. Pull bases and base pads place in shed neatly. Replace base plugs.
II. Drag field
a. Keep drags away from grass. Kills grass.
b. Do not stop drag in same place. Creates dirt mound.
c. DO NOT DRAG OVER BASE PADS.
d. Field 5: Use ATV to drag field. Slowly and small circles. First to second then third to second if possible
III. Fill in holes in batter’s box and mound, Use pounder to compact dirt.
IV. Water field: light to medium, do not let water puddle.
a. DO NOT WATER MOUND will make slippery and unplayable.
LAST PRACTICE OR GAME OF THE NIGHT OR NOBODY WARMING UP AFTER YOU:
I. Cover mound
II. CLOSE AND LOCK SHED: Verify door is closed.
III. Verify Cages are locked and lights are off, Turn timer counterclockwise to turn off: Cage 3, 5, 6A and 6B only
IV. Call MUSCO to turn off field lights 1- 877-347-3319 USER ID “ AVLL” password “avll2013” Tell them
Woodfield and the field you want the lights turned off.
ONCE LIGHTS ARE TURNED OFF THEY CAN NOT BE TURNED BACK ON.
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Field Preparation
League ID: 405-55-19
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the game of baseball, under the guidelines of Little League Baseball, Incorporated.
BEFORE GAMES
I. Home team preps field before games, please arrive 45 min. before games:
a. REFER TO BEFORE PRACTICE PROCEDURE.
b. Line field. SEE ATTACHED INSTRUCTIONS
AFTER GAMES
I. Home team:
a. Drag field.
i. Keep drags away from grass. Kills grass.
ii. Do not stop drag in same place. Creates dirt mound.
i. DO NOT DRAG OVER BASE PADS.
ii. Field 5: Use ATV to drag field. Slowly and small circles. First to second then third to second. If
Possible.
b. Rake mound, fill in pitching holes and compact dirt.
c. Fill Holes in batter’s box and compact.
d. Lightly water field, DO NOT WATER MOUND
e. Field 2 and 4 use Reclaimed water. Water outlet on for reclaimed is down first base line near outfield. Is
under a round green cover.
f. Clean dugout.
LAST GAME OF THE NIGHT:
I. Drag field.
a. FIELD 1 AND 2: DO NOT DRAG OVER BASE PADS.
b. Field 5: Use ATV to drag field. Slowly and small circles. First base to second base then third base to second
base, and foul territory.
II. Pull bases and base pads and replace base plugs.
III. Cover mound.
IV. Keep sheds clean and organized, Clean out Dugout
V. Shut bin door and replace lock and verify door is locked.
VI. Lightly water field.
a. Field 2 and 4 use Reclaimed water. Water outlet on for reclaimed is down first base line near outfield. Is
under a round green cover
REFER TO LAST PRACTICE OR GAME OF THE NIGHT CAGE & LIGHT INSTRUCTION
FIELD 6 MANAGER SHUTS AND LOCKS UMPIRE SHED.
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Field Preparation
League ID: 405-55-19
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The mission of Aliso Viejo Little League is to instill in the youth of the community positive self-esteem, good sportsmanship and a competitive spirit through
the game of baseball, under the guidelines of Little League Baseball, Incorporated.
FIELD LINING INSTRUCTION
YOU WILL NEED: Home plate template, Line Stringer, Paint Liner
I. Fields must be watered lightly before lining for paint to hold
II. Use batters’ box template at home plate placing the handle next to the base. The batter’s box template has “FRONT”
written on it, that side faces mound. Open template, step on sides to make impression in dirt. Close template, repeat
on other side of plate
III. Using paint line, squeeze handle and paint over impression made by template. Repeat on all four sides, both batters
boxes.
IV. Use Line Stringer – Place one end of the point of Home plate, pull string down foul line into grass. Line should be
tight and on outside edge of First or Third base. Place paint liner so spray is on inside edge of line and walk toward
outfield following string onto outfield line. Repeat on other foul line.
Replace sprayer, string, and template back in Field bin.
Aliso Viejo Little League 2015
Woodfield Park Light Control
League ID: 405-55-19
Revised January 2015
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The mission of Aliso Viejo Little League is to instill in the youth of the community positive self-esteem, good sportsmanship and a competitive spirit through
the game of baseball, under the guidelines of Little League Baseball, Incorporated.
Musco Control-Link: 1-877-347-3319
Account Code: AVLL
Password: AVLL2013
AVLL is responsible for lighting expenses and is billed per hour by AVCA.
We are asking every manager and coach help us keep cost down by shutting the lights off on the
field they are practicing on if they are the final practice of the night.
The procedure is very simple. Call the Musco Control-link number provide above. Tell the attendant to
please turn off the lights for a specific field (i.e., “Please shut down the lights on Woodfield #3). The
attendant will ask you for the above account information and shut the lights off.
Please Note, once the lights are shut off we do not have direct access to turn the lights back on.
***Please make sure you are the last team of the night before turning off the lights. However, leaving
the lights on just because you are not sure will cost the league undo expense, so we are just asking that
you make certain before you shut them off.
We thank you in advance for your support of this procedure.
Sincerely,
Stu Maas
Stu Maas
Field Director
Aliso Viejo Little League
 davido.extraxim@gmail.com