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CCLL Local Bylaws

Coal Creek Little League is committed to the development of all players in the league. As such we have adopted more stringent inner-league rules than required by Little League. The following rules are for CCLL hosted games in Rookies, Minors, and Majors. Intermediate and Juniors are based on D2 rules. We ask our coaches to only supplement D2 rules with mandatory play requirements.


Minimum Play Requirements


Max Run Rule Per Inning

  • In Rookies, Minors, and Majors games for CCLL host games, each team is limited to a max of 5 runs per inning. After the play that scores the 5th run ends, the score keeper should record 5 runs and move onto the next half inning just as if three outs were recorded.
    • This rule is to speed up pace of play to try to always get at least 4 innings completed as well as encouraging coaches to take risks putting players in positions where they are still learning. The worst thing that can happen is 5 runs are scored.


Game Length

  • Rookies games are 1.5 hours
  • Minors and Majors games are limited to 2 hours
  • No new full inning should start if there is less than 10 minutes game time remaining. Time remaining is determined by the agreed upon official start time (discussed at the beginning of the game) in relation to when the third out was recorded.
    • For example, if the official game start time is 5:30 and the last out is recorded in the bottom of the 4th at 7:21, the 5th inning should not be started and the game is officially over
    • The policy for start of a new inning should be agreed upon with the official at the start of the game when official game start time is determined
  • Games should be called at game time if the winner is not in balance once game time expires
    • If Team A trails by 6 runs in the bottom of the 5th with 1 out at 2 hrs game time, then the game is over as game time has expired and the winner is already determined due to the max 5 runs per inning
  • Games are limited to 6 innings in Rookies, Minors, Majors
    • If the game is not decided after six innings in the regular season and game time has expired it should result in a tie


Substitute Players

  • Use these rules when you cannot field a roster of 9 players for your game and you are borrowing substitute players from other teams in CCLL in your same division.
    • A non-rostered player can only be picked up if you have 9 players or less
    • A non-rostered player cannot play position of pitcher
    • A non-rostered player cannot play position of catcher
    • You cannot have any more than 2 non-rostered players
    • All non-rostered players must bat at end of line-up.
    • All non-rostered players must wear original uniform
    • A non-rostered player may never play more than any rostered player (if you have 10) meaning the non-rostered player(s) should sit the same amount of innings or more than every rostered player
    • The non-rostered player(s) should sit first in the field rotation


End of Season Bracketed Play (Rookies, Minors, Majors)

  • Follow CCLL regular season rules (not LL Tournament rules) with the exception there is no time limit
  • Home/Away will be determined by a coin flip in the championship or 3rd place games. Home/Away is determined by seeding leading up to these games with the lower seed being home team.
  • A game will be complete after 6 innings and shall be ended as long as a winner can be determined
  • Games continue until winner is determined, unless weather or darkness.
    • A game will be suspended due to weather or darkness in the case it is not an official game
      • An official game is 4 innings or more (or 3.5 innings if the home team is ahead after 3.5 innings)
      • Suspended games will be scheduled for continuation the following day before next bracket game begins
    • The final score of an official game will be determined by Little League rules, i.e. refer to the score at the last completed full inning (exception for 3.5 inning game with home team ahead is the final score)
  • If a winner cannot be determined after 6 innings, the following tie breakers will be used
    • 7th inning shall be played with no run limit
    • If an 8th or greater inning is required, California tie-breaker rules shall be used where the last out is placed on 2nd at the start of the inning


League Specific Rules