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Fort Vancouver Little League, Vancouver, Washington USA

Fort Vancouver Little League Rules

  1. The Board of Directors shall consist of up to 20 members elected by the general membership at the annual meeting. 
  2. Board of Directors elections shall be held in Sept. of each year.
  3. Fort Vancouver L.L. is a corporation. All Corporation members must complete a membership application & or pay $1 annually . A membership form or verification a parent has paid the $1 fee is sufficient. Board members, managers & coaches must be corporation members. Membership is open to anyone. All corporation members may vote at the general meeting.
  4. A Board of Directors meeting shall be held twice a month during most months. Meetings are open to anyone unless otherwise announced.
  5. Fort Vancouver L.L. will follow the rules and regulations of Little League Baseball, Inc.
  6. Managers, coaches & umpires will be subject to censure by the Board of Directors for misconduct on the field, or FAILING TO CARRY OUT THEIR TEAM &/OR LEAGUE RESPONSIBILITIES.
  7. ANY manager or coach ejected from a game by an Umpire will be suspended from the next game his or her team plays. A second ejection during the same season will cause the ejected person to miss 2 games and will have to explain why this happened to the Board.
  8. Any player being disciplined or absent must be reported to the opposing manager & official prior to the start of the game.
  9. Any manager, coach or player THROWING EQUIPTMENT WITH MALICE will be suspended from play for the remainder of the game.
  10. No practice during the school year before 4:00pm, except weekends. NO PRACTICE DURING SCHEDULED WORK PARTIES. (EXCEPTIONS WILL BE GRANTED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS BY THE LEAGUE PRESIDENT).
  11. Team practice will ONLY be on contracted Practice Fields, City Parks, or School Dist. Property.
  12. After EVERY game, win or lose, each team is responsible for picking up the trash in their dugout, field area & around the field & stand area. HOME AND VISITORS-WIN OR LOSE-NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!
  13. There will be a BOARD MEMBER ON DUTY assigned for every day at the ball field. 
  14. The BOARD MEMBER ON DUTY shall stop or not let a game start when he/she feels the playing conditions are unsafe. Reasons to do this include: rain, darkness, conditions of the field & cold 
  15. There will be 2 tryouts for ages 7-12 on the first 2 Saturdays in February and a makeup date on the 3rd Saturday in February. On this date we will also do the 13-16 yr old boys and all softball teams. The Major draft will follow the 3rd tryout date as soon as possible with the National draft following. 13-16 yr old draft and softball draft will take place after the third tryout date. All players need to attend 50% of the tryouts.
  16. SECRECY - players shall never be told the position in which they were drafted.
  17. Major & National Teams will be redrafted each year according to Little League Rules. Each Manager will pick a number & follow this order--1-2-3-4-5 in the 1st round, then 5-4-3-2-1, then 1-2-3-4-5 then repeat this reversal until all eligible children for each division are drafter. All T-ball & American teams are put together by the area they live in.                  
  18. If an official scorekeeper is not available then the home team scorekeeper will be the official
  19. PLAYERS NOT GETTING THEIR MINIMUN PLAYING TIME IN A GAME THAT IS SHORTENED FOR  ANY REASON WILL START THE NEXT GAME. IN THIS NEXT GAME THAT CHILD OR CHILDREN ONLY HAS TO PLAY THE MINIMUN TIME REQUIRED BY LITTLE RULES. THEY DO NOT HAVE TO MAKE UP THE LOST TIME!!
  20. In the National and American League one half inning consists of 3 outs or 5 runs, which ever occurs first.   
  21. The interleague rules we play by with other league shall apply to all games, even the ones between 2 Fort teams. YOU MUST carry a copy of these rules with you at all times. Keep them in your scorebook.
  22. All managers, coaches, board members, umpires and all other adults that spend time with the children of this league must complete an application to the league so we can check the backgrounds of all the adults working with the children of this league.
  23. All teams will be responsible to work in the concession stand anywhere from 5-7 times during the season. A schedule will be given to the manager with his game schedule.
  24. When more than two games are scheduled on a field, no new inning will start after 2 ¼ hours for minors and below. This rule does not apply unless a game is official according to Little League rules when that new inning starts.
  25. To reschedule games go to the concession stand and on the north wall just inside the door there are calendars for each field that tell you when the next open date or time slot is for the make-up game. You are to take the first available slot with few exceptions. These exceptions will be granted by the president.
  26. The first team that arrives for a game at the field will start getting the field ready and when the next team gets there they will help get the field ready. This way the field should always be ready for play at the assigned time for that game. Yes, this means that some teams will always start this process first because everyone has a different work schedule.      
  27. All-stars are selected as follows: Major level--players vote for 8 children with the top 6 being put on an all-star team & the remainder of the players being selected by the Managers. 10-11 & 9-10 all-stars will be selected by the Managers. If one of the top 6 vote getters in the major level is an 11 yr. old then that player will be put on the 10-11 all-star team before the managers select the other players on that team.      Junior and Senior boys and softball teams are selected by the managers. Major level players cannot vote for anyone on their own team.
  28. All 10 year old children playing at the Major Level during the regular season will automatically be on 9-10 All-Star team unless the board decides otherwise.
  29. All-star coaches will be selected by the President after consultation with other board members. The President will then ask the board for approval of these managers. The managers will select their coaches and the board will approve these coaches.
  30. All players that sign up to play for Fort Vancouver Little League will be assigned to a team. No one be put in a player pool unless absolutely necessary.
  31. Maximum number of players on each team will be: Big League 17, all other divisions it is 15 except T-Ball which has no limits.