This league uses official playing rules of Dixie Youth Baseball, Coach Pitch Baseball - District I and II. For any rules not found in Dixie Youth Baseball, refer to the official baseball rules except those excerpted by local league option contained in these By-Laws.
1.01 -- Playing Age. Players, age 8, are eligible for Dixie Youth Coach Pitch Baseball League.
2.01 -- Recruiting. A Manager is allowed a maximum of four In-Park and two Out-of-Park Recruits. Any non-returning player who does not meet the definition of either In-Park or Out-of-Park Recruit is not eligible to be recruited and will be placed in the regular draft.
Note: A Manager must take his own child as a recruit unless the Manager indicates in writing that he desires his child to play on another team other than his own.
2.02 -- Draft Point System.
(a) Beginning Points. Each team will receive 12,000 points, assuming 12-player team leagues.
(b) Points. Recruits - 1000 points each. In-Park Brother/Sister option - 1000 points each. Out-of-Park Brother/Sister option - 1000 points each and counts as an Out-of-Park recruit.
3.01 -- Team Balancing. Teams will be balanced in number of players.
4.01 -- Time Limit. No new inning will commence after one hour and twenty minutes has elapsed except in the case of a tie score. Tie games shall be played to a conclusion.
4.02 -- Regulation Game Defined. Games shortened by rain or darkness shall be a regulation game if four innings (three and one-half innings if home team is ahead) have been played.
4.03 -- Inning Defined. One complete inning will consist of three outs for each team or as defined in Dixie Youth Coach Pitch Rules.
4.04 -- Mercy Rule. The ten run rule is in effect after 4 innings (3 if the home team is ahead).
4.05 -- Participation Rule. Each player shall play 3 defensive outs and bat his turn in the batting rotation.