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TEE-BALL RULES OF PLAY

• Players should be ages 4 or 5. 
• Players on a team – 8 minimum, 13 maximum  
• 50 feet between the bases. 
• A real or imaginary playing line is between first base and third base or an arc 40 feet from home plate. 
• Every player bats and plays in the field. 
• The ball is hit off a batting tee. 
• There are no walks or strikeouts. 
• There are no ‘outs’, each player must be given a chance to hit each ‘inning’ and will remain on base until all of the batters have hit.
• A regulation game length is based on assigned field time (not a number of innings).  Teams must clear the field and bench area at the end of their assigned time.
• The ball must travel 10 feet or it is a foul. 
• No fielder may cross the playing line until the ball is hit.
• Players should be spread out on field as similar to regulation baseball as possible (3b/ss/2b/1b inside the baselines plus outfielders spread out beyond the baselines).
• Catchers are not used in tee-ball.
• Coaches should make an effort to rotate players back and forth between infield and outfield assignments in order to allow the players to gain more experience at different positions.
• Coaches are encouraged to be on the field to help direct their defensive players.
• No stealing. Player stays on the base until the ball is hit. 
• An inning is over when all of the players have batted once.
• Scores are not kept.
• Safety helmets with chinstraps must be worn. 
• Bats - 2¼" diameter maximum (tee-ball bats)
• Ball - 9" to 9½" around; 4 to 5 ounces. Softer than a standard baseball. Molded core or sponge rubber center. 
• Gloves - 12" long, max. 
• Tee - adjustable, flexible tube on a moveable base. 
• Ball – a level one ball (soft) is utilized.
• Athletic footwear.

COACH-PITCH RULES OF PLAY

• Players should ages 5 or 6. 
• Players on a team – 8 minimum, 13 maximum  
• 50 feet between the bases. 
• A real or imaginary playing line is between first base and third base or an arc 40 feet from home plate. 
• Every player bats and plays in the field. 
• The coach pitches to his/her own team from a safe distance from the batter.  If the player does not hit the ball within five swings (or ten total pitches), the ball is hit off a batting tee. 
• There are no walks or strikeouts.
• There are no ‘outs’, each player must be given a chance to hit each ‘inning’ and will remain on base until all of the batters have hit.
• A regulation game length is based on assigned field time (not a number of innings).  Teams must clear the field and bench area at the end of their assigned time.
• The ball must travel 10 feet or it is a foul. 
• Players should be spread out on field as similar to regulation baseball as possible (3b/ss/2b/1b inside the baselines plus outfielders spread out beyond the baselines).
• Catchers are not used in coach pitch (a coach should stand near the backstop to collect baseballs that are not hit).
• Coaches should make an effort to rotate players back and forth between infield and outfield assignments in order to allow the players to gain more experience at different positions.
• Coaches are encouraged to be on the field to help direct their defensive players.
• No fielder may cross the playing line until the ball is hit. 
• No stealing. Player stays on the base until the ball is hit. 
• An inning is over when all of the players have batted once.
• Scores are not kept.
• Safety helmets with chin straps must be worn. 
• Bats - 2¼" diameter maximum (tee-ball bats)
• Ball - 9" to 9½" around; 4 to 5 ounces. Softer than a standard baseball. Molded core or sponge rubber center. 
• Gloves - 12" long, max. 
• Tee - adjustable, flexible tube on a moveable base. 
• Ball – a level five ball (harder than tee ball, softer than regulation baseball) is utilized.
• Athletic footwear.