Teaneck Southern Abides By...

For official Little League Rules check out the Official Williamsport Little League website.

Teaneck Southern LL, CODE OF CONDUCT

We will provide the opportunity for our children to participate at their own developmental level in order to help them to develop physically, psychologically and socially. Most importantly, we want our children to have fun playing sports. Listed below is our BILL OF RIGHTS FOR YOUNG ATHLETES.

* The right to participate in sports
* The right to participate at a level commensurate with each child's maturity and ability
* The right to have qualified adult leadership
* The right to play as a child not as an adult
* The right of children to share in the leadership and decision making of their sports participation
* The right to participate in safe and healthy environments
* The right to equal opportunity to strive for success
* The right to be treated with dignity
* The right to have fun in sports


One of the many challenging aspects of coaching is to play the part of role model to our players. Behavior of our players on the field, for the most part, is extremely favorable. In the heat of the game, it isn't hard to get emotional. Nevertheless, we have an obligation to our players to reinforce teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Sometimes behavior of individuals off the field raises eyebrows. Like coaches, parents also must be the role models our children need to set a positive example.

These guidelines will help provide an enjoyable experience for our players and other spectators.

* Set an example for sportsmanship for our children to follow
* Retain perspective, there are no major league scouts in the stands
* Do not criticize the umpires
* Do not criticize an opposing team, it's players, coaches or fans by word of mouth or gestures
* Do not be a "Grand Stand Manager"
* Remember that only nine players can play at one time
* Remember that Coaches, Managers and League Officials are unpaid volunteers
* Do not propagate slanderous or hurtful gossip


We will provide the opportunity for our children to participate at their own level in order to help them develop

* Physically: Learning and improving their athletic skills and physical condition while avoiding injuries.
* Psychologically: Learning to control their emotions and develop positive feelings of self-worth.
* Socially: Learning the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship and observance of the rules.

In competition we strive to succeed at a task to the best of our ability. Learning to handle success as well as failure. The benefits associated with determination, hard work, self control, teamwork and striving to win. The process of competing and working towards maximum potential is the main focus of our attention.


Winning is a component of competition, not the essence of it. The essence of competition is the process of competing and all that it entails.

We have the responsibility to educate coaches, parents and most importantly, our children about the true meaning of winning and losing.

Competition is not a measure of self worth. It is simply a way to measure our present abilities and efforts against the abilities and efforts of others. Increased self esteem is one of the primary positive benefits of sports.

Competitive situations should be viewed as an area where we can have a positive effect on building character traits such as confidence, poise, self control, self esteem, discipline and the value of setting goals and striving to achieve them.

Winning cannot be a goal in itself. However, all the components of competing can be goals which we achieve in order to win.

When winning becomes the only goal, competition turns into conflict. SPORTS ARE COMPETITIVE - WARS ARE CONFLICTS.


The following guidelines will provide an environment that is sure to create an enjoyable experience for all our players, coaches and parents.

* Any player using foul or abusive language or gestures to any other player, coach or umpire WILL be ejected from a game
* Fighting is an automatic ejection from a game
* Any player ejected from a game is automatically suspended from the next game
* Any player ejected from two games will be required to appear before the Division Director, at which time the player may be permanently suspended
* All players are to treat their co-players, coaches, umpires and fans with respect
* Players will not taunt, yell at or in any way try to distract players on the opposing team
* Players will shake hands with the opposing team after the game.

We must all remember in order to get respect we must first give respect. We take pride in the TSLL organization. Therefore, let us, both children and adults, set the example to one another.


I will encourage good sportsmanship from fellow players coaches and parents at every game and practice by demonstrating good sportsmanship.

I will attend every practice and game that I can, and will notify my coach if I cannot.

I will do my best to listen and learn from my coaches.

I will expect to receive a fair and equal amount of playing time.

I will treat my coaches , other players, officials and fans with respect regardless of race, sex, creed, or abilities and I will expect to be treated accordingly.

I deserve to have fun during my baseball experience and will alert my parents and coaches if it stops being fun!

I deserve to play in an environment that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and expect adults to refrain from their use at all youth sports events.

I will encourage my parents to be involved with my team in some capacity because it is important to me.

I will do my very best in school.

I will remember that youth baseball is an opportunity to learn and have fun.

Regular Season and Tournament Pitching Rules

Little League Baseball 2013

Regular Season and Tournament Pitching Rules

(See Section 6: Baseball Official Regulations and Playing Rules)

Max Pitch Count

11-12 Year Olds: 85 Pitches Per Day

9-10 Year Olds: 75 Pitches Per Day

7-8 Year Olds: 50 Pitches Per Day

Pitchers league age 14 and under must adhere to the following rest requirements:

If a player pitches 66 or more pitches in a day, four (4) calendar days of rest must be observed.

If a player pitches 51 - 65 pitches in a day, three (3) calendar days of rest must be observed.

If a player pitches 36 - 50 pitches in a day, two (2) calendar days of rest must be observed.

If a player pitches 21 - 35 pitches in a day, one (1) calendar day of rest must be observed.

If a player pitches 1-20 pitches in a day, no (0) calendar day of rest is required.

41st pitch child cannot catch. Can move from catcher to pitcher ONLY if he has not played catcher position 4 innings or more.

Any player who has played catcher 4 or more innings in a game cannot pitch that calendar day.

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