14u VVB Fall Ball Rules


  1. A team is only allowed a manager and 3 coaches on the roster.   No managers or coaches are allowed on the field of play while the game is in progress.
  2. Coaches are allowed outside dugouts during the game.   However, they will be called for interference when applicable.
  3. Any team with less than nine players may borrow a player for the outfield in order to play the game during the regular season.  If playing with less than 9 players the lineup shall shrink and no outs recorded.  Players shall be added to the bottom of the lineup as they arrive to the game.
  4. Coaches may warm-up pitchers between innings if the catcher is not ready.
  5. On deck batter is allowed.
  6. You “MAY” bat your entire line-up. If you bat your entire line-up, open defensive substitutions are allowed.  Once the pitcher is removed from the mound, he cannot return to the mound in the same game.  Everyone must play 6 consecutive defensive outs per game.
  7. No more than 2 offensive time outs per half inning.
  8. A courtesy runner MUST be used for the catcher with 2 outs.  This applies to the current catcher of record that is going to continue as catcher.
  9. Coach may concede once his team is down by 15 runs after 4 1/2 or 5 innings. 
  10. All balks will be called.
  11. A pitcher may only pitch 4 innings per game. One pitch constitutes an inning.   
  12. Time Limit:   No new inning after 1:45.  Once an inning is started, it must be completed regardless of the home team's status. Exception: Game will DROP DEAD at 2 hours. If a player is batting when Drop Dead time expires, the player must complete their turn at bat prior to stopping the game.
  13. No standings will be kept and the year end tournament will determine the champion.   A blind draw will be held to determine brackets.
  14. Any coach ejected will be suspended from his next game. Circumstances pertaining to ejection will be referred to the board to determine eligibility for remainder of the season.
  15. Metal cleats are allowed.
  16. No player is allowed to sit on the bench for more than six consecutive defensive outs. All players must play at least half the game in the field. When re-entering defense, the player must play in a different defensive position than they were previously playing.

NOTE: It is the Manager's responsibility to ensure that the minimum play requirement is met. Managers failing to comply with the minimum play requirements will be subject to disciplinary action.