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NORTH TORRANCE GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE

NORTH TORRANCE GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE

Field Rules

Welcome to Hamilton Fields, home of the North Torrance Girls Softball League. Our fields sit on Torrance Unified School District property located behind Hamilton Adult School. In order to stay compliant with district property rules and to maintain cleanliness of our property the following rules are enforced. Any individuals not adhering to the below rules may/will be subject to removal from the premises by a Board Member.

• NO animals - while we love our furry friends please leave them at home. The only exception is trained service dogs wearing a service vest on a leash. Any service dog who is not capable of being around individuals on the property maybe asked to leave in order to protect the animal and our visitors/families.

• NO alcohol - please leave your alcohol liquids or other items at home. No alcohol is allowed on school district property (including vehicles on the property). Coolers and bags may be subject to search.

• NO smoking/vaping of any sort- this is a family friendly environment therefore the health and safety of our families and visitors is our #1 priority. School district policy does not allow for smoking or vaping on the property. Any smoking or vaping can be done off the property.

NTGSL BYLAWS

2015 bylaws 1.doc

North Torrance Girls Softball League, Inc.

2015 By-Laws

1.              Name:
                 This organization shall be known as the North Torrance Girls Softball League. It may also be known as NTGSL OR NTGS League
The League will be incorporated as a non-profit corporation, North Torrance Girls Softball League, Inc., in accordance with the corporate laws of the State of California and applicable U.S. Federal Regulations.

 2.              Objective

2.1            North Torrance Girls Softball League (NTGSL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of good sportsmanship achieved through healthful and positive recreation for girls. This goal will be attained by the recruitment and training of qualified adults at the community level. The building of character and the molding of personality transcends the acquisition of athletic skills or the winning of games. The primary concern of North Torrance Girls Softball League is to provide good recreation and leadership for the girls in its care.

 3.              Membership

                 Any girl meeting the requirements as to age as set forth in the Operating Rules will be eligible for participation as a playing member. General Membership shall be comprised of those parents or guardians of eligible girls, Board members, committee members, managers, and approved coaches and these shall constitute the voting members of the League. Playing members will not be allowed to vote. Any person who volunteers for a position as a Board Member, Manager, Coach and/or Umpire may be required to submit to a background check, finger printing and photograph.

 4.              Government

                 The administration of the League will be under the supervision of the Board of Directors elected by the General Membership.

4.2            At the annual organization meeting, the General Membership will elect from the eligible membership the following officers and members to the Board of Directors, except the Immediate Past President:
President (Executive Board)                                Immediate Past President (Honorary Position)

1st Vice President (Executive Board)                   Concession Coordinator

2nd Vice President                                                Asst. Concession Coordinator (1)

Secretary (Executive Board)                              Concession Purchaser

Treasurer (Executive Board)                              Team Parent Coordinator

Division Coordinators                                         Ways and Means

Player Representatives                                      Assistant Ways & Means

Uniform Coordinator                                           Tournament Director

Umpire in Chief (U.I.C.)                                       Asst. Tournament Director

Equipment Coordinator                                       Fall Ball Coordinator

Chief Scorekeeper                                              Registrar/Data Entry

Field and Facilities Coordinator                          Event and Print Coordinator

Asst. Field & Facilities (4)

Note: Officers may be combined as required.
All Board members of standing committees will serve in office for a period of one year and will be eligible for re-election if they fulfill the duties of their position in accordance with the By-Laws.

4.2.1       Board positions may be added or eliminated upon a 2/3 vote of the Board, with the following exception: Executive Board positions may not be added or eliminated.

4.2.2       No person may apply/run for or hold more than two (2) Board positions at a time, unless the open position is unable to be filled by an acceptable candidate within a reasonable period of time, within which the duties and responsibilities need to be fulfilled.

4.3          The League Executive Committee will be composed of the elected Officers (President, 1st Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer) and one “Member at Large” to be elected by the Board of Directors from within its own members at the second meeting of the newly elected Board. This committee will interpret the By-Laws and provide administrative guidance to the Board of Directors.

4.3.1       The Executive Board of Directors should meet monthly or more often on an as needed basis to discuss finances, administrative issues, league activities and any other issues within the scope of the League.

4.4           The Executive Board of Directors will have the authority to suspend, discharge or otherwise discipline any member, umpire, manager, coach, parent or other person whose conduct is considered detrimental to the best interest of the League. It is our practice that no child is ever removed from our league unless their guardian/parent removes them or they have continuously violated the code of conduct.

4.4.1         Board members may be voted out of office by a 2/3 majority vote of the Board members or the General Membership, at a meeting held specifically for such action and for the following reasons:

Repeated violation of the By-Laws
Criminal behavior
Behavior detrimental to the League
Failure to attend three (3) consecutive Board Meetings without a legitimate excuse, and/or Failure to perform required duties of the position.

4.5           The total number of the Board of Directors will be set each year at the first August meeting of the newly elected Board. The minutes as recorded by the League Secretary will reflect the Board of Directors count.

4.2            The addition of Board of Directors during the course of the year does not change this number. The deletion of Board Directors with no replacement will reduce the total number by one until only six (6) board members remain. At this point the remaining Board of Directors must recruit additional members, dissolve the League, or suspend all formal expenditures of the League except for utility expenses and State and/or Federal fees.

4.3            A quorum (one half (1/2) plus one) of the Board of Directors must be present in order to conduct business of the League.

4.3.1         A written agenda will be provided for each meeting.

4.4            Robert’s Rules of Order, as Revised, shall govern the proceedings of all meetings, except where in conflict with the By-Laws of the League.

§  5.          Our purpose and Dissolution Clause

5.1            Purpose:
The organization is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

5.2            Dissolution:
Upon the dissolution of this organization, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose.

 6.0            Financial Policy:

6.1            The Board of Directors will decide all matters relating to finance. League monies will be expended in a matter that will give all individuals and teams’ equal benefits and privileges. The Board of Directors through a majority vote may expend funds for Tournament Teams.

6.2            Two authorizing signatures for the Leagues’ bank account will be required from the following positions:
President
Treasurer
1st Vice President

6.3            The Executive Board of Directors will determine the operating budgets for normal operations of the League prior to November 1st of each year. The budget will be subject to change as needed while the season proceeds.

6.4            League Scholarships are available on a limited basis to those less privileged children, parents with financial hardships or other unique circumstances. The Executive Board of Directors must approve the Scholarship(s) and there are specific requirements/guidelines and limitations to the coverage of the scholarship (see attached scholarship application form).

6.5            All Board members will be exempt from Registration fees as long as they attend 75% of all board meetings and give 75% of their time back to the league. All Board members will be required to participate in the mandatory fundraiser selling the minimum requirement. The Executive Board will evaluate each member’s exemption eligibility for registration on a yearly basis.

6.6            Criteria for Regular Season Registration exception for Board Members who have children playing in the League are as follows:

1.) Attend at least 75% of all Board Member Meetings, excluding legitimate and excused absences
2.) Give back 75% of their time to the league. i.e opening day, closing day, orientation day, snack bar shifts, evaluation day and any other days requiring board members to be present.
3.) Fulfilled all their obligations and responsibilities as indicated by the By-Laws, Operating Rules and those made known to them as required by the position. (Note: The By-Laws and Operating Rules are only brief guidelines indicating their overall responsibilities and do not break down all the specifics).
4.) Not received any repeated sanctions or discipline by the League or ASA officials during their term.
5.) Returned any outstanding equipment or property (keys, papers, etc.) to the League.
6.) Paid any “League related” debt owed to the League, business, team, parent, etc. as a result of League activities.

6.7            The Board of Directors will strictly observe and regulate all fund-raising activities. These activities must conform to the fund-raising policies of non-profit organizations set forth by the State of California and the U.S. Federal Government.

6.8            Any team, player, parent or general member who wishes to solicit or obtain sponsorship support for any team or individual, by way of monies, equipment, etc., shall adhere to the NTGSL Fund Raising procedural guidelines set forth each year by the Board of Directors (see attachments: Team Fund-raising & Tournament Team Fund-raising). However, they MUST first seek Executive Board approval.

6.9            All members of teams will deposit all funds collected into the League treasury for proper accountability.

6.10          The Executive Board will take immediate and appropriate action in the event an irregularity occurs within the fundraising or other financial activities within the League.

6.11          The Board of Directors will have the privilege of auditing the books and records maintained by the Treasurer at any time with the approval of the Executive Board. They will cause the League’s books to be audited by an independent auditor at the end of each playing season (I.E., Regular, Tournament and Fall Ball) and prior to October 31st of each year.

6.12          Purchases of any kind will require prior approval, especially if reimbursement is to be sought from the League. If you fail to obtain the required approval in the specified manner, reimbursement may not be granted. Therefore, all Board of Director personnel will be required to abide by the League’s “Financial Expenditure Procedures”, which is decided by the Executive Board of Directors.

6.13          A copy of the “Financial Expenditure Procedures” shall be handed out to all Board Members by the President at the beginning of their term each August. (Refer to the attached copy of the Financial Expenditure Procedures).

 7.              Amendment:
These By-Laws or any section thereof may be amended or repealed by a majority vote of those General Members present at a meeting scheduled for the purpose of amending these By-Laws. A notice must be posted at the field a minimum of seven (7) days prior to the regular season. (Note: The intent is to allow the maximum number of general membership to vote). A quorum of the Board of Directors must be present at the meeting in order for the action to be valid.

 8.              Officers and Duties:

President (Executive Board)
8.1            Will preside at all meetings of the General Membership, the Board of Directors and Executive Committee; will also by an ex-officio member of all committees, except the Election Committee and any committees involving a division in which he/she manages or coaches.         

8.1.2         Will coordinate and administer the rules, policies and principles of the North Torrance Girls Softball League.

8.1.3         Will appoint all members of the various committees except the Election Committee, who will be selected by the 1st Vice President and voted in by the Board of Directors.                                                

8.1.4         Will authorize and approve specified purchases as required by the By-Laws.

8.1.5          Authorized to have any keys, combinations, alarm code(s) and access to all facilities.

 1st Vice President (Executive Board)
8.2.1         Will assist the President, head the Protest Committee, and in the absence of the President, will perform the duties of the President.

8.2.2         Will be parliamentarian and will attend all meetings and give recommendations and counsel the Election Committee.

8.2.3         Will act as the liaison officer for the League and be responsible for coordinating awards and recognition within the league.

8.2.4         Will assist team managers and coaches in locating and securing appropriate practice facilities by making necessary arrangements and completing permits at least 2-3 weeks prior to Team Announcement Day.

· Will coordinate Opening and Closing ceremonies.

· Will ensure the eligibility of all Tournament Team members.

· Will authorize and approve specified purchases as required by the By-laws.

· Authorized to have any keys, combinations, alarm code(s) and access to all facilities.

 2nd Vice President
8.3.1          Will coordinate the obtaining of sponsors for the League and teams in conjunction with the efforts of Ways and Means, in addition to coordinating recognition awards outside the league. This will also require coordination of activities with the Ways and Means Committee.

8.3.2          Will coordinate all matters pertaining to recruiting and evaluation of ballplayers (flyers, banners, registration, rating sheets, etc).

8.3.3          Will coordinate Team Announcement Day activities.

8.3.4          Will chair a standing committee consisting of all Division Coordinators and Player Representatives. In addition, will solicit and fill empty Division Coordinator and Player Representative positions.

8.3.5          Will organize and chair a meeting of the said group prior to the beginning of the season and should have one every other month thereafter, unless more frequent meetings are necessary.

8.3.6           Will be responsible for maintaining the League key inventory and issuing keys to those authorized for designated areas. This includes the collection of keys at the conclusion of an individual’s term or as otherwise deemed necessary by the Executive Board of Directors.

8.3.7           Will be the liaison between the League and Tournament Sponsors.

8.3.8           Authorized to have keys, alarm code(s) and access to all facilities, except the safe.

 Secretary (Executive Board)
8.4.1           Will keep an accurate record of the proceedings and activities of all meetings of the General Membership, the Board of Directors, and the Executive Committee, and will maintain minutes of all meetings.

8.4.2           Will conduct all necessary correspondence of the League.

8.4.3           Will send out notices of meetings, coordinate necessary communications (i.e., phone calls, e- mail, U.S. mail, etc.) and obtain places to meet for the Board of Directors.

8.4.4            Authorized to have any keys, combinations, alarm code(s) and access to all facilities, to include the P.O. Box key.

Treasurer (Executive Board)
8.5.1            Will receive all monies for the League and deposit same in the name of North Torrance Girls Softball, Inc., in a bank approved by the Board of Directors.

8.5.2           Will keep an itemized account of receipts and disbursements and maintain books and records in an orderly fashion.

8.5.3           Will chair the Budget Committee which meets on an as needed basis.

8.5.4            Will provide all necessary information to an outside agent to ensure that financial statements (i.e. Completed Tax forms, etc.) are submitted to the State of California and the U.S. Federal Government, on forms provided, as required.

8.5.5           Will give a written report once monthly and a complete written annual report to the General Membership at the annual League Meeting prior to elections.

8.5.6           Authorized to have keys to the field gates, snack bar, restrooms, and alarm code to the snack bar.

Member at Large (Executive Board - Voted in by Board of Directors)
8.6.1           Will be assigned special projects as requested by the Executive Board.

8.6.2           Will attend Executive Board Committee meetings, help interpret the By-Laws and provide administrative guidance to the Board of Directors.

8.6.3            Authorized to have keys, combinations, alarm code(s) and access to all facilities.

Board Elections, .Nominations, and Voting.
9.1               An Election Committee will be selected by the 1st Vice President and voted in by the Board of Directors six weeks prior to the election meeting for the purpose of nominating officers.

9.2              The Election Committee will prepare and distribute/make available Board Member applications for any interested nominees/candidates a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to voting.

9.3              The Executive Board of Directors, at the recommendation of the Election Committee has the authority to review all Board Application nominees/candidates and approve or deny their application for election prior to including and/or posting their name on the nomination Board. (Purpose: Is an attempt at ensuring that those applying, be it new or returning Board members have fulfilled all their obligations and responsibilities as indicated in the By-Laws, Operating Rules and those made known to them for the position).

9.4              The Election Committee will prepare a nomination Board that lists all candidates and post said Board at the field a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to voting. This Board will be updated twice (at the end of week one and the day before the election).

9.5              The Election Committee will provide written ballots on voting day for the elections of the new Board of Directors.

9.6              Elections will be held at a general meeting of the League.

9.7              Election results will be announced at Closing Day ceremonies.

9.8              Board members will assume their duties at the second Board meeting in August of the calendar year elected.

The North Torrance Girls Softball League will abide by the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) rules, with the exception of any situations specified in these Operating Rules. Any and all variations to these rules must be voted on and approved by the Board of Directors.
The Operating Rules are divided into three sections:

I.          Administrative Rules              Pages 8- 14
II.         League Rules                         Pages 15 –26
III.        Division Rules                        Pages 27 – 38                                                             

 I.            ADMINISTRATIVE RULES

The following sections cover the remaining Board of Director positions and duties as referenced in the N.T.G.S.L, Inc. "By-­laws".

 1.           Division Coordinator(s):
i.            Will not manage, coach or have a child in the Division.
ii.           Will supervise all respective division activities. To include occasional practices and attend a majority of the games played, including the post-season tournaments and Fall Ball games.
iii.          Will include regular communication with managers and/or coaches including, but not limited to notification of changes.
iv.          Will receive and coordinate information received from the teams of the division and forward to the appropriate persons. This will also require attendance and assistance at player evaluations, drafts and any other special meetings or activities (i.e. Assisting and/or coordinating Softball Skills Clinics for Managers and Coaches, etc.).
v.           Will conduct all managers' meetings and team draft(s) as specified in the Operating Rules.
vi.          Will refer all matters requiring Board action to the Executive Board of Directors for review and evaluation regarding any further action.
vii.         Will receive official protests from the Division Managers, evaluate their accuracy and content, and provide input as to those involved and related rules/sections prior to presentation to the 1st Vice-President.
viii.         If at any time a team's manager and coaches cannot continue the season, the Division Coordinator must acquire a temporary manager to coach until the regular team manager returns or until the season ends. Otherwise, the team shall be split up and fairly assigned to the remaining teams, contingent upon approval of the division coordinator and player representatives committee chaired by the 2nd Vice President.
ix.          Will assist with Tournament Team selection, to include collecting and presenting to the Board of Directors, player eligibility forms, player/parent contracts (NTGSL Tournament Teams) and manager application forms.
x.           Authorized to have keys to the field gates, restrooms and scorekeeper booths.

 2.           Player Representative:
i.            Will not manage, coach or have a child in the same division.
ii.           Will be the agent of all the players in the division.
iii.          Will supervise all respective division activities. To include occasional practices and attend a majority of the games played, including the post-season tournaments and Fall Ball games. This will include regular communication with the involved managers and coaches.
iv.          Will investigate all grievances between players and team management. If a solution cannot be worked out within immediate period of time (i.e. prior to a 5-day period), the 2nd Vice President will be immediately notified.
Note: This does not preclude the 2nd Vice President from being notified as the inquiry/investigation and/or conflict resolution begins.                               
v.           Will assist the 2nd Vice-President in matters regarding the registration of players in the Division. This includes assisting with Fall Ball, Regular Season, and Tournament registration.
vi.          Will assist the Division Coordinator with the drafting of teams in the Division (i.e. the best interests of the players, car pools, special requests, etc.).
vii.         Will keep a current file of all the registration cards of the division and see that the managers of all the teams get the most current copies of the emergency waiver forms, rosters, etc. prior to and during the season, especially if there are any updates. Will also be responsible for the same prior to and during any post season play.
viii.        This will also require attendance and/or assistance at player evaluations, draft(s) and any other special meetings or player activities (i.e. assisting and/or coordinating softball skills clinics for players, fund raisers, etc.).
ix.          Authorized to have keys to the field gates, restrooms and scorekeeper booths.

 3.           Umpire in Chief (UIC):
i.            Will act as liaison between the league and the contracted umpire association.
ii.           Will forward game schedules and changes to the contracted umpire association in their required format.
iii.          Will chair the Operating Rules Committee.
iv.          Will be the League Safety Coordinator and Operating Rules consultant.
v.           Will serve on the Protest Committee, unless there is a conflict of interest, in which case the 2nd Vice President will serve.
vi.          Authorized to have keys to the field gates, restrooms and scorekeeper booths.

 4.           Ways and Means:
i.            Will coordinate all fund raising activities for the League.
ii.           Will coordinate Team Pictures.
iii.          Will coordinate securing vendors for various league functions as needed (i.e. Team Announcement Day, Opening Day, Tournaments, etc.).

 5.           Assistant Ways and Means:
i.            Will assist Ways and Means in the execution of his/her duties.
ii.           Will perform the duties of Ways and Means in his/her absence.   

 6.           Equipment Coordinator:
i.            Will provide the teams with the proper equipment, which will consist of a minimum of four (4) bats. ten (10) practice balls, catching equipment, one (1) equipment bag and a first aid kit.
ii.           Will provide bases, game balls, and pitching rubbers. This will also require the monthly monitoring and inventory by keeping a written report.
iii.          Will see that all League equipment is turned in at the immediate conclusion of the season.
iv.          Will inventory all League equipment at the beginning of the season as well as at the end, and report to his/her successor no later than the first cross-over transition meeting of the new Board.
v.           Will see that all League equipment is in good repair to ensure the safety and compliance with ASA guidelines.
vi.          Authorized to have keys to all equipment sheds/facilities, field gates, restrooms and scorekeeper booths.

 7.          Chief Scorekeeper:
i.             Will be responsible for preparing a schedule of all games and submitting it to the Executive Board of Directors for approval at least two (2) weeks prior to the start of the playing season. Upon approval by the Executive Board, two (2) copies of the schedule shall be posted at the field (one in the main bulletin board and one in the snack bar) and distributed to all managers and the Board of Directors.
ii.            Will be responsible for scheduling make-up games and immediately notifying the President, UIC, Division Coordinators, Fields and Facilities, and Concession Coordinator. Revised copies of the schedule or the revisions made on the original schedule will be made for the two (2) posted field copies.
iii.           Will be responsible for supervision, guidance, and training of team scorekeepers.
iv.           Will maintain League standings and post every two (2) weeks, except during play-offs, which will be posted daily before games start. Will also keep a central file of all official score sheets.
v.            Will keep a log of official innings pitched (for divisions 8U and up) and will post a weekly report of pitchers and their innings pitched, on the bulletin boards every Saturday and twice-weekly when night games begin.
vi.           Will provide scorebooks and materials for all teams prior to the beginning of the season.
vii.          Authorized to have keys to the field gates, restrooms, scorekeeper booths and outside bulletin boards.

 8.           Fields and Facilities Coordinator:
i.            Will coordinate all work in connection with maintenance of League facilities.
ii.           Will maintain all League facilities to ensure safety, cleanliness and the playable conditions of the fields.
iii.          Will form work crews from the League members to prepare the fields for League play year round, before and during each season (not to include individual games).
iv.          Will assist the Assistant Tournament Director in coordinating field workers for Tournament games and activities.
v.           Will procure such maintenance equipment as necessary for maintenance of the fields within the guidelines of the authorized budget procedures established by the Executive Board of Directors.
vi.          Will obtain Executive Board of Directors approval for all projects in accordance with the NTGSL Financial Expenditure Procedures (i.e., new fencing, buildings, etc.)
vii.         Will maintain a current inventory of all maintenance equipment, supplies, etc. to include serial numbers where applicable belonging to NTGSL.
viii.        Authorized to have keys to all equipment sheds/facilities, field gates, restrooms, scorekeeper booths and office.

 9.           Assistant Fields and Facilities:
i.            Will assist Fields and Facilities in the execution of his/her duties.
ii.           Will maintain all League facilities to ensure safety, cleanliness and the playable conditions of the fields.
iii.          Will prepare fields for Opening and Closing Days, Tournaments and any other specified Events (i.e., clinics, special fund raisers, etc).
iv.           Authorized to have keys to all equipment sheds/facilities, field gates, rest rooms and scorekeeper booths.

 10.        Concession Coordinator:
i.            Will train underage personnel (14yrs. and older) who will then be certified and placed on a list as eligible to work in the snack bar
ii.           Will establish rules and regulations for operations during open hours and see that concession stand safety and security is adhered to at all times.
iii.          Will provide a master shift schedule to the Team Parent Coordinator (TPC), which includes the required shifts the Teams are responsible for filling (The TPC will be responsible for seeing the master list gets completed and returned prior to the beginning of the season, i.e. Regular, All-Star, and Fall Ball.).
iv.           Will maintain cleanliness and organization of the restrooms and menu boards.
v.           Will select the menu and items for sale.
vi.          Will turn in all money received in the Concession Stand to the Treasurer in a timely manner.
vii.          Authorized to have keys to the field gates, restrooms, snack bar and bullpen, and the alarm code for the bullpen and snack bar.

 11.         Assistant Concession Coordinator:
i.            Will assist the Concession Coordinator in the execution of his/her duties.
ii.           Will perform the duties of the Concession Coordinator in his/her absence.
iii.          Will maintain cleanliness and organization of the restrooms and menu boards.
iv.           Authorized to have keys to the field gates, restrooms, snack bar and bullpen, and the alarm code for the bullpen and snack bar.

 12.         Concession Purchaser:
i.            Will make purchases of food equipment for the concession stand, and any other purchases directed by the Concession Coordinator in conjunction with the Board of Directors.
ii.            Will take a frequent inventory (weekly during season & monthly during the off season) of concession items in the concession stand and the bullpen and provide it to the Concession Coordinator.
iii.           Will inform the Treasurer of all purchases made and provide copies of all receipts.
iv.           Authorized to have keys to the field gates, restrooms, snack bar and bullpen, and the alarm code for the bullpen and snack bar.

 13.         Team Parent Coordinator:
i.            Will be the liaison between the League and the Team Parents.                                                                       
ii.            Will accumulate a roster of Team Parents and keep it current.
iii.           Will provide the Concession Coordinator and Team Parent(s) of each team with a master shift schedule for Concession stand duties. This is to be done no later than one (1) week prior to the beginning of the season and at least two (2) days before the first games for any other event (i.e., League Playoffs, All-Star Tournaments, and Fall Ball).
iv.           Will provide information regarding travel arrangements, hotel accommodations, etc. for tournament teams.

 14.         Uniform Coordinator:
i.            Will see that teams are properly uniformed as defined in the Operating Rules (to include regular season, tournament, and Fall Ball).
ii.            Will provide (2) uniform options (i.e. examples & cost estimates) to the Board of Directors and obtain their approval prior to the ordering of any uniforms for each season of play (i.e. Regular, Tournament & Fall Ball).
iii.           Will see that uniform fees are collected, as applicable and turned in to the Treasurer in a timely manner as indicated in the NTGSL Financial Expenditure Procedures.

 15.         Immediate Past President (This is an honorary position):
i.            Will be assigned special projects as requested by the Board and/or Executive Board of Directors.
ii.           Will have access to the necessary keys on an as needed basis.

 16.         Tournament Director:
i.            Will develop, plan, coordinate and advertise Board approved Tournaments (to include sites, site directors, permits, logistics, trophies, presentations of awards, etc.).
ii.           Will coordinate scheduling of teams and fields for tournament play.
iii.          Will collect all tournament fees and turn them in to the Treasurer in a timely manner (within at least 2 weeks of receipt).
iv.          Will have access to the necessary keys on an as needed basis for Tournament Events.

 17.        Assistant Tournament Director:
i.           Will assist the Tournament Director in the execution of his/her duties.
ii.          Will perform the duties of the Tournament Director in his/her absence.
iii.          Will coordinate all logistics, including the scheduling of concession stand workers with the Concession Coordinator and field workers with the Fields and Facilities Coordinator.
iv.         Will coordinate the scheduling of vendors with Ways and Means.
v.          Will have access to the necessary keys on an as needed basis for Tournament Events.

 18.        Registrar Data Entry:
i.           Will assemble and maintain a player/parent database for all children registered with the League.
ii.          Will assist with registration sign-ups and assemble all registration information upon receipt. This will also involve the keeping of the hard copy of all registration information along with the immediate recording of monies and immediate transference to the Treasurer.
iii.          Will compile, organize & disseminate individual team rosters to the Division Coordinators, President, 1st Vice President and Chief Scorekeeper immediately after the draft and one week prior to the scheduled Team Announcement Day for the regular season. The same will apply for Tournament and Fall Ball.
iv.          Will update the NTGSL database on an as needed basis, when players are added or dropped from teams and forward the revised copies to those indicated above in 18 iii.
v.           Will accumulate rosters and maintain a back-up copy of birth certificates, and all other paperwork needed by Tournament Teams.

 19.         Fall Ball Coordinator:
i.            Will coordinate recruitment and registration of players, managers and coaches for Fall Ball play with the Division Coordinators and Player Representatives.
ii.            Will collect registration fees and turn them in to the Treasurer in a timely manner                                                                       
iii.           Will coordinate all functions pertaining to the Fall Ball program.
iv.           Will provide scorebooks, game schedules, maps and/or directions for off-site facilities to the teams in a timely manner.
v.            Will have access to the necessary keys on an as needed basis for Fall Ball activities.
vi.           Will provide field sizes, limitations and any field restrictions to the scheduling committee.

 20.          Event and Print Coordinator
i.             Will coordinate advertisement of all special events of the League with posters, flyers, mailers, media, etc., well in advance (at least 2 weeks) of planned activities.
ii.            May coordinate, assemble and distribute the League newsletter at least monthly during the regular season and at the beginning and end of all other seasons (i.e. tournament play & Fall Ball).
iii.           Will coordinate all special event programs (i.e. Opening and Closing Days for regular season and tournaments, etc).
iv.           Will submit a minimum of two quotes to the board for approval prior to the assembly, printing and distribution of the League yearbook.

LEAGUE RULES

 Registration
A)           The Board will initiate the registration process at least 2 months before opening day.
B)           The standard League registration form will be used and must be signed by the applicant's legal parent or guardian.
C)           A birth certificate will be required from all new applicants at the time of registration. If a birth certificate is not presented at registration time, the registration form may be held aside and the applicant may not be allowed to play until the birth certificate is made available to the League secretary or Registrar Data Entry board member in order to verify the player's age. If a birth certificate has not been produced for the player/applicant, the League may refund the registration fee of the player's parent/guardian, as referenced in sub-section "F" below.  Returning players are “assumed” to have shown prior proof of age and identity, but may still be asked to present a birth certificate for verification.
i)             No applicant will be allowed to join the league after the 2nd week of the season without the approval of the Executive Board of Directors.
D)           A schedule of dates for Evaluations, General meetings, Board meetings, Opening Day, League functions and Closing Day will be given out at registration. 
E)           In the event that a new applicant registers after all teams in a division have been assigned/drafted, a waiting list for the appropriate division shall be established in order of date registered. The names of the teams with a vacancy will be placed into a hat from which one (1) team name will be drawn at random by the Division Coordinator. The Division Player Representative must also be present at the time of the drawing.  The first team name drawn will receive the new applicant who is first on the list. This process will be repeated until all applicants on that division's waiting list have been assigned to a team. In the event that only one team has a vacancy, no new applicants will be assigned to that team without a vote of approval by the Board of Directors. No fees will be collected from any girl on a waiting list until she is assigned to a team. 
i) In this circumstance, the sister rule (described in section 3.D) will not apply.
F)            Partial refunds of registration fees will be issued as follow:
before Evaluations          100%
after Evaluations              50%
after Opening Day            0%
G)            A player’s playing age will be the age of the girl on midnight December 31 of the year prior to the year in which she will play. The divisions are grouped according to the following table:
6U Division:                              4, 5 and 6 year old
8U Division:                              7 and 8 year old
10U Division:                            9 and 10 year old                       
12U Division:                            11 and 12 year old
14U Division:                            13 and 14 year old
H)             A player may be approved to play in a division other than the one determined by her age in accordance with section 1 .G. (For this allowance to be made, the girl must participate in both divisions’ evaluations.)
i.              No girl may play in a lower division who is more than one (1) year older than the division age limit as of December 31.
ii.             No girl may play in a higher division who is more than one (1) year younger than the division age limit as of December 31.
I)              Any player approved to play in a lower division cannot pitch in that division.
J)             Approval for any player to play in a division other than the one determined by her age in accordance with section 1 .G. must come from the Division Coordinators and Player Representatives from the affected divisions. The Executive Board must review and concur with any such action.
K)             Any player who moves up a division in regular season is not eligible to move back down to her age appropriate division in order to play All-Stars, unless she is not asked to play in the division she moved up to and the age appropriate division asks her to play.

2.   Team Leadership
A)             The Division Coordinators will solicit candidates and accept applications from those who are interested in managing or coaching, and forward all applications and correspondence for managing or coaching positions to the 2nd V.P. who will present them to the Board of Directors.
B)             The Board of Directors must approve all managers and 1st coaches in order to participate in team play.
C)             Any candidate requesting approval to be a coach or manager must leave the meeting prior to any discussion about that candidate. After all discussion pertaining to him/her is complete, the candidate may return. Voting for all managers and coaches will be done by secret ballot.
D)             In the event that a manager or 1st coach resigns or is removed, the replacement must be approved by the Board of Directors.
E)             In the event that a coach is not available at game time to help coach the bases, a substitute may be used in the game. The substitute should at least have the approval of the Division Coordinator, Player Representative or an Executive Board Member. Any substitute under the age of 18 years of age must wear a batting helmet while on the field.
F)              A responsible female adult chaperone MUST accompany the team anytime it is assembled. If a responsible female adult chaperone can not be found, the team may continue with a team function as long as there are at least 3 male adults associated with NTGSL in attendance.
i.               If the above criteria are not met, the manager or coach may continue with that team function but must then make a report to the Board of Directors. The manager must receive Board approval to hold any further team functions, pending investigation by the Board.
G)             During games, team leadership within the dugout and playing areas is limited to no more than (four) 4 responsible persons including the manager, (The 1st coach, an assistant coach, and one (1) female chaperone. Additional personnel may be asked to leave the dugout area at the discretion of the umpire).
i.               If additional personnel refuse to leave when requested by an umpire, the umpire may suspend the game until person(s) obey the umpire’s request.
ii.              The manager is responsible for the conduct of his or her team and related spectators.

Team Formation
A)             It is recommended that player Evaluations be held at least one (1) month prior to the start of the season.
B)              A team will be made up of no more than 13 players and no less than 9 players. The Board of Directors must approve any deviation from this.
C)              A manager's immediate family or wards are considered the manager's property and shall participate in Evaluations for draft round placement purposes only. The manager's property is protected and placed on the manager's team in the proper round.
D)             Sisters of non-property players are protected and placed on the same team in the proper round if the girls' parents request that they play on the same team. (Exception: See 1 .E.i.)
E)             No trades will be allowed once drafts are closed as determined by the Division Coordinator on the night of the draft(s).
F)             Team Assignments - 6U Division
i.               The 6U Division Coordinator and the 6U Division Player Representative will assign the 6U Division players to teams.
G)            Team Assignments - 8U Division
i.              The 8U Division Coordinator, 8U Division Player Representative and 8U Managers will rate the players during player evaluations.
i.              The 8U Division Coordinator and the 8U Division Player Representative will assign the 8U Division players to teams.
Team formation is accomplished using the following process:
·               Group players according to the school they attend.
·                Assign a manager to each school or grouping of players.
·                Place property with managers.
·                Distribute pitching equally amongst the teams.
·                Based on evaluations, place the remaining players equally amongst the teams.
i..              Final review and evaluation of player requests will occur in a meeting with the Managers, Division Coordinator and Division Player Representative.
·                Managers will be given the formed teams.
·                Requested trades will be reviewed by the Division Coordinator and, if approved, will be allowed.
H)     Team Assignments – 10U Division
i.               The 10U Division teams will be formed in a two part draft. Partial teams will be created by committee in the first five rounds of the draft and assigned to managers by means of a “Blind Draft” as described in this section 3.G.i. The committee will consist of the 10U Division Coordinator, 10U Player Representative, and the 10U division managers. The committee will rate the players during the player evaluations.
·                Registered 10U Division players who do not attend Evaluations will be rated by committee and placed in proper round.     
·                Draft of pitchers: In order to ensure that all 10U Division teams have adequate pitching, the committee will average the Evaluations for the pitching, rank the pitchers, and assign pitchers first until they have all been placed. The pitching pool is established based on the following:
Ø               Those girls who pitched at Evaluations, or,
Ø               By majority decision of the committee that a girl is an adequate pitcher.
·                 The committee will then average the Evaluations for the non-pitchers, rank the players according to ability and distribute as evenly as possible, based on this ranking, i.e., each team is assigned an equal number of first round players, an equal number of second round players, etc.
Note: After the pitchers, the highest ranked players will be placed on the teams through the 5th round.
Ø  Each newly formed partial team will be assigned a number.
Ø  Each manager will then draw a number out of a hat and is assigned the team corresponding to that number.
Ø  If any manager draws a partial team without his/her property on it, and his/her property has been ranked within the first five rounds (inclusive), that manager must trade a player from an equal draft round in exchange for his property.
Ø  After the completion of the first five rounds ("Blind Draft" and property reconciliation), the Division managers will draft according to the above team assignment number. The draft is to take place under the supervision of the Division Coordinator and Player Representative. All drafts proceed, low number to higher number, constituting one round. Then high number to lower number, constituting another round. All subsequent rounds follow this alternating pattern until the draft is completed.
Ø  No trades will be allowed until after the drafting of all 10U players is completed, with the exception of the property trades as identified above.
Ø  Every effort will be made to accommodate players’ special requests.
I)               Team Assignments – 12U and 14U Divisions
i.               After Evaluations, the Division team managers draw lots for draft positions. The draft is to take place under the supervision of the Division Coordinator and Player Representative. All drafts proceed, low number to higher number, constituting one round, then high number to lower number, constituting another round. All subsequent rounds follow this alternating pattern until the draft is done.
4.            Team Uniforms/Names
A)            The League will provide visors, uniform shirts, and socks for each player. Teams will play in NTGSL issued uniforms.
B)            Team Names/Color
i.              Team colors will be chosen from the selection provided by the Uniform Coordinator. The manager will submit team names for Board approval.
C)            Upon issuance from the manager, individual uniforms become the personal property of the recipient.
D)            Personalization of uniforms will be limited to player's last name on the back of the uniform shirt.
5.             Scheduling and Game Length
A)            The schedule of games will be determined by the Chief Scorekeeper and must be approved by the Executive Board.
B)            A game will be considered an official League game if it meets either of the following criteria:   
•              The game is ended by the umpire for any reason, or,
•              The game time has expired.
C)            Unless canceled by an act of God, no game will be rescheduled.
i.              Any rescheduling of games will be based on field availability and will be made solely at the discretion of the Chief Scorekeeper.
ii              A game rescheduled by the Chief Scorekeeper will be considered an official game.
D)            Fall Ball games will not be rescheduled by the League.
6.  Protests
A)            The Protest Committee will be headed by the 1st Vice President and will consist of the following members:      
Secretary, Umpire in Chief (UIC), Chief Scorekeeper, Division Player Representative, and Division Coordinator.
B)            Protests must be made in accordance with ASA rules. An official written protest must be submitted to the Division Coordinator within 48 hours after the scheduled time of the game. The winner of the game may not protest.
C)            The umpire (whose ruling is in question) should provide, in writing, his account of the play and ruling to     the UIC, within 48 hours after the scheduled time of the game.
D)           Game representatives required at protest meetings are: Home Team Manager, Visiting Team Manager, and the umpire whose ruling is in question. The procedure order to be used in a protest meeting is as follows:
•              The Division Coordinator reads the protest letter.
•              The protesting team is heard.
•              The umpire is heard.
•              The winning team is heard.
•             General discussion.
•             Everyone except the Protest Committee is excused.
•             The Protest Committee votes.
•             The managers, umpire and Chief Scorekeeper are notified of the outcome.
E)           Protests will not be allowed in the 6U division.
7.           Conduct
A)           All players, parents, managers and coaches are expected to abide by NTGSL's Code of Conduct.
B)           No smoking is allowed in the dugout, the bat rack area, on the playing field or within 25' of the perimeter fence.
C)           No profanity, narcotics or alcoholic beverages are allowed during League games or practices.
D)           Attendance at games and practices is mandatory and habitual absences will not be tolerated.
i.             If in the opinion of the manager a player has too many absences, the manager may make a request to the Division Player Representative to drop the girl from the team subject to the concurrence of the Division Coordinator and approval of the Executive Board.
E)           The highest standard of conduct must be maintained at all times. In accordance with ASA rules, discipline shall be up to the umpire(s) at each game. Each umpire has the power and authority to eject players, coaches, or spectators from the playing area if their conduct violates these rules or ASA rules, or otherwise interferes with the course of play.
G)           Any player, manager, coach, or spectator who is ejected by an umpire during the course of a game, shall be suspended for the next scheduled game to be played. Suspension requires that the ejected person not be allowed within sight or sound of the next scheduled game. (A spectator’s suspension will be enforced at the next scheduled game to be played by the girl associated with that spectator).
i.            The offending team manager will immediately, following the game, notify a member of the Executive Board of the ejection. 
ii.           Any person ejected by an umpire may ask to appeal the suspension before the Executive Board, at a meeting called specifically to address the issue.
H)          Any manager, coach or spectator who challenges an umpire after a game has ended, shall have their child suspended for the next two (2) scheduled games. Failure to abide by this suspension, or a second occurrence, will result in an indefinite suspension pending review by the Executive Board, Division      Coordinator, Player Representative, and the involved parent.
I)            Any player, manager, coach, or spectator who is ejected from a game, or cited after a game, for any violent conduct, will be suspended indefinitely pending review by the Executive Board, Division Coordinator, and Player Representative. The purpose of this review is to determine whether or not that individual will be allowed to participate for the remainder of the season.
J)           The NTGSL Board members have a responsibility to monitor the conduct of all persons at League functions. If an NTGSL Board member finds it absolutely necessary to eject any person from a League function, they have the authority to do so with the concurrence of a second Board member who is present.
i.            Any individual who refuses to leave after being asked to leave will be subject to review as described in sections 7.H and 7.I
K)          Managers, 1st Coaches, and parents/players, will be required to sign applicable  Code of Ethics and/or Conduct forms prior to or at the start of the season. A signed copy will be retained on file.
8.           Equipment and Safety
A)          NTGSL equipment may not be altered. Managers are responsible for the equipment supplied by NTGSL and will be held financially responsible for replacement or repair of all altered equipment.
B)          Injured players who are bleeding must leave the playing field until the injury is bandaged and no blood is present.
i.            If a player has blood on her clothing, she will not be allowed back onto the field until her clothing has been changed.
C)          For the player’s safety, no jewelry may be worn while playing NTGSL sanctioned games or during practices.
D)          Batters and base runners in all games must wear helmets with chinstraps, properly. Base coaches under 18 years of age must wear a helmet.
E)          All catchers will wear helmets, chest protectors, shin guards, and masks with throat protectors in all games. Any player warming up a pitcher must wear a mask with throat protector and approved helmet with ear flaps.
F)          Plate umpires will wear masks with throat protectors in all games.
G)         Other than the batter and base runners, only the on deck batter and base coaches are allowed out of the offensive team’s dugout during play.
H)         The League will supply a new ball for each game. The new game ball will be in the concession stand. The home team will retain the game ball and add it to the equipment supplied by the equipment manager.
9.          Trophies/Awards
A)          Trophies and/or recognition awards are to be handed out during Closing Day ceremonies. All such awards earned by team will be withheld pending the return of all League property assigned to that team.
B)          Trophies and/or recognition awards earned by individuals will be withheld pending payment in full of all monies owed to the league (i.e., fundraiser, snack bar).
i.            Pending payment in full of all monies owed to the league (i.e., fundraiser, snack bar, etc.).
10.        Tournament Teams
A)          All Tournament Teams are to be Select Teams. The Division Coordinator(s) will solicit candidates who are interested in managing or coaching, and forward all applications for managing or coaching positions to the 2nd V.P. who will present them to the Board of Directors. Weighted consideration should be given to managers and/or coaches within the division. Managers or coaches for the current NTGSL season shall be given consideration over other applicants.
i.            All Tournament Team managers must have a current ASA coaching certification (i.e., ACE certification).
ii.           All potential Tournament Team Managers must be present at the tournament team    selection meeting.
iii.          The potential Tournament Team Managers will evaluate players throughout the regular season. The approved Tournament Team Managers will solicit input from all managers in the division and select the players for their tournament teams, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. Weighted consideration will be given to second year players.
iv.          The Board of Directors will determine all dates and schedules relating to the formation of the Tournament Teams.
B)          Eligibility
i.            Players with outstanding league debt will not be eligible for tournament teams.
ii.           Players who are asked to play for a first team and decline will not be eligible to play for another team.
iii.          Any player who withdraws without a valid reason and Executive Board approval will not be eligible for tournament team selection the following year.
iv.          There will be no refunds given after the uniform order is confirmed.
C)          It is the responsibility of the manager to check the tournament rules before the registering for a particular tournament.
D)          Tournament team managers must report all team activities to the appropriate Division Coordinator or 1st  Vice President and will provide a written financial summary to the Treasurer or 1st Vice President.
DIVISION RULE
The 6U division will play by the ASA 10U rules, except as amended by this section.
A)         Game Times
i.           Games will be a minimum of 2 innings. No new inning may begin after 1hour beyond the game start time.
ii.           The game will end 1 hour 15 minutes after the game start time.
B)         Pitching
i.           Coach Pitch will begin at the Mid-Season point, as determined by the Chief Scorekeeper.
ii.          Under the coach Pitch rules, an adult from the team at bat will pitch a maximum of 3 pitches to the batter from the pitching rubber. If the batter fails to put a pitch into play, the batter will hit from the batting tee (see “Batting” rules below).
C)         Batting
i.           Each team will bat half the line up once per inning, regardless of runs scored or outs achieved.
ii.          The batter will hit from a batting tee, which will be placed in front of home plate.
Ø          The player will attempt to hit the ball from the tee until it is batted into play.
Ø          A batted ball will be considered to be in play if it travels more than 6 feet in fair territory.
Ø          Bunting from the tee will not be allowed. Batters must swing the bat.
iii.         The infield fly and dropped third strike rules will not be used in the 6U division.
iv.          At the Mid-Season point, (as determined by the Chief Scorekeeper and noted on the Master Schedule) the 6U managers will discontinue using the batting tee in favor of the coach Pitch rules.
D)         Base Running
i.           The distance between bases will be 50 feet.
ii.          Base stealing is not allowed in the 6U division.
iii.         Base runners may not leave their base(s) before the ball leaves the pitcher’s hand. Only warnings will be given in this division.
iv.         Runners may not steal or lead off when the ball is on the tee. They must wait until contact is made with the ball.
v.          In the case of an errant throw, runners will be awarded only 1 base from the last base achieved at the time of the throw.
Ø          For the purpose of this rule, an errant throw is defined as any throw made to a base in an attempt to put a runner or batter runner out which cannot be fielded by the baseman.
vi.         The ball does not have to physically pass the baseman to be considered an errant throw.
vii         The umpire will be the sole judge as to whether a throw was or was not an errant throw.
E)         Substitution
i.           All defensive players will take the field each inning.
Ø          The defensive alignment shall consist of an infield player at each of the following positions: pitcher, catcher, first base, second base, third base, and shortstop. The pitcher shall remain in the pitcher’s circle until the ball is hit. All remaining players on the team will be positioned in the outfield.
Ø          The outfielders must remain on the grass portion of the field until the ball is hit.
Ø          The defensive team is allowed two (2) coaches on the field during play to provide direction for their team. The coaches must be positioned behind the infield.
ii.           The offensive team will be allowed one (1) coach behind home plate to help expedite the game.
iii.          The designated player and flex player rules will not be used in NTGSL games.
F)          Equipment
i.            The 6U division will use a 10-inch RIF ball for all games.
ii.           The 6U division will utilize a batting tee for the first half of the season.
G)         General 
i.            Scores and team standings will not be recorded in the 6U division.
8U Division
The 8U division will play by the ASA 10U rules, except as amended by this section.
A)          Game times
i.            No new inning may begin after 1 hour and 15 minutes beyond the game start time.
ii.           The game will end 1 hour 15 minutes after the game start time (no “last inning” call will be made).
B)          Pitching
i.            Players will pitch in the 8U division.
ii.           The pitching distance will be 30 feet.
iii.           Pitchers may pitch a maximum of 2 innings per game.
C)          Batting
i.            For the first four (4) games, it will be at the players’ discretion whether they use the batting tee or have a coach pitch.
§            A batted ball will be considered to be in play if it travels more than 6 feet in fair territory.
ii.           The infield fly and dropped third strike rules will not be used in the 8U division.
iii.          A player on the line up who misses an at bat due to an injury or because she’s not at the game will count as an out one time only. A second missed at bat removes the player from the game. After the 4th game of the season, the 8U managers will discontinue using the batting tee in favor of the Coach Pitch rules.
§            Under the coach pitch rules, an adult coach from the offense will pitch a maximum of three (3) pitches. If the batter is unable to put the ball into play, then the batter will be called out.
EXCEPTION: The batter is entitled to another pitch each time she fouls the ball off on the 3rd pitch.
D)          Base Running
i.            The distance between bases will be 55 feet.
ii.           A runner may steal a maximum of one (1) base per pitch.
iii.          Stealing home is not allowed. The base runner advances at their own risk. If the base runner advances safely to home plate, then the base runner will be sent back to third base without penalty.
iv.          Base runners may not leave their base(s) before the ball leaves the pitcher’s hand. If the base runner leaves early, then the base runner advances at their own risk. If the base runner advances safely to the next base, then the base runner will be sent back to the last base achieved without penalty. If the ball is batted in play, dead ball will be called and the pitch will be recorded as a foul ball not caught.
v.           Runners may not steal or lead off when the ball is on the tee. They must wait until contact is made with the bat.
vi.          In the case of an errant throw, runners will be awarded only 1 base from the last base achieved at the time of the throw.
§           For the purposes of this rule, an errant throw is defined as any throw made to a base in an attempt to put runner or batter runner out which cannot be fielded by the baseman.
a)          The ball does not have to physically pass the baseman to be considered an errant throw.
b)          The umpire will be the sole judge as to whether a throw was or was not an errant throw.
E)         Defense
i.           A maximum of 10 defensive players are allowed on the field during any inning. The defensive alignment shall consist of an infield player at each of the following positions: pitcher, catcher, first base, second base, third base and shortstop and an outfielder at the left, left center, right center, and right field positions.
F)         Substitution
i            The 8U division will bat Round Robin.
ii.          The 8U division will have free substitution.
iii.         Players may not sit defensively for more than one (1) consecutive inning.
iv.         The designated player and flex rules will not be used in NTGSL games.
v.          An injured base runner may be substituted for after "time" has been called or the umpire has called "dead ball".
§          The substitute runner must be the runner who made the last out before the injured player's turn at bat. The ASA Courtesy Runner rule will not apply.
vi.         Any base runner that must be substituted for a second time will be removed from the game for safety reasons.
vii.        Short Handed Substitutions:
§           When a team has 9 or fewer players available to play a game, a player from the lower division may be brought up to substitute for that game, if it does not conflict with the lower division practice or game schedule. A player's first obligation is to the team and division for which she regularly plays. For this reason, efforts should be made to select players who either have a bye or have completed their scheduled games.
§           Any such substitutes must play outfield and bat last.
§           A team must have at least 8 original players present at the start of the game before being allowed to field any substitutes under this rule.
§           A lower division substitute must have approval from her parent or guardian prior to playing the game.
§           If a substitute player cannot be obtained, the team may play the game with 8 players. A team may never play a game with less than 8 players.
viii.       The appropriate division Player Representative and/or Chief Scorekeeper will ensure that the managers follow these substitution rules.
G )       Run Limitation
i.          There will be a run limit of 4 runs per team per inning in the 8U division.
ii.         There will be no 'unlimited run' inning.
H)        Equipment
i.          The 8U division will use a 10-inch R1F ball for all games.
ii.         The 8U division may utilize a batting tee for the first four (4) games.
I)          General
i.          Team standings will not be recorded in the 8U division.
J )        Interleague Play
i.           All score sheets must be turned into the Chief Scorekeeper within 24 hours of the completion of the scheduled or that game may be subject to a forfeit.
ii.          If interleague playing rules have been established prior to the start of the season, they will supersede these operating rules during interleague games.
Exceptions:
§           When a team has 8 or less players available to play a game, a player from the same or lower division may be brought in to substitute for that game, if it does not conflict with that players practice or game schedule. A player's first obligation is to the team and division for which she regularly plays. For this reason, efforts should be made to select players who either have a bye or have completed their scheduled games.
§          A team must have at least 8 original players present at the start of the game before being allowed to field any substitutes under this rule.
§          Defensive alignment will consist of 10 fielders, in accordance with the ASA fast pitch rules.
3.         10U Division Rules
The 10U division will play by the ASA 10U rules, except as amended by this section.
A)        Game times
i.          No new inning may begin after 1 hour and 30 minutes beyond the game start time or 1 hour and 40 minutes drop dead.
B)        Pitching
i.          Players will pitch in the IOU division.
ii.         The pitching distance will be 35 feet.
iii.         Pitchers may only pitch 7 innings and 3 extra innings in 2 consecutive games in which said player has participated. An extra inning is defined as an inning played specifically to break a tie.
§          Violation of this rule will result in the removal of the pitcher from the pitching position for the remainder of the game. In addition, the pitcher will be charged with the maximum number of innings for that game, making her ineligible to pitch in the next game she plays. Also, all innings pitched during the game in which the violation occurred will be carried over to her next game played; making her eligible for only the remainder of the innings in the game she plays subsequent to the next game played.
iv.         If the violating team wins, the game will be forfeited. If the violating team loses, a win will be deducted from your overall standings.  
v.          A forfeited game does not constitute a played game.             
vi.         These pitching rules apply to both the regular season and to playoffs.
vii.        Innings pitched for all pitchers will be reset to zero (0) at the first game of League playoffs.
Exception: Violation penalties from the end of the regular season will be carried over into the appropriate playoff games.
C)         Batting
i.           Strike 3 and ball 4 are live balls.
ii.          The dropped third strike rule will be used.
iii.          A player on the line up who misses an at bat due to an injury or because she's not at the game will count as an out 1 time only. A second missed at bat removes the player from the game.
D)         Base Running
i.           The distance between bases will be 60 feet.
iii.         Stealing home is allowed.
iv.          Base runners may not leave their base(s) before the ball leaves the pitcher's hand.
E)          Defense
i.            A maximum of 9 defensive players are allowed on the field during any inning. The defensive alignment shall consist of an infield player at each of the following positions: pitcher, catcher, first base, second base, third base, and shortstop and an outfielder at the left, center, and right field positions.
F)          Substitution
i.            The 1OU division will bat Round Robin.
ii.           The 10U division will have free substitution.
iii.          Players must play at least 3 half innings on defense. The innings need not be consecutive. All players must enter the game prior to the 4th inning. The last half of the 7th inning counts as a defensive inning, even if the game ends in the top of the 7th inning.
iv.          The designated player and flex player rules will not be used in NTGSL games.
v.           An injured base runner may be substituted for after "time" has been called or the umpire has called "dead ball".
§           The substitute runner must be the runner who made the last out before the injured player's turn at bat. The ASA Courtesy Runner rule will not apply.
vi.          Any base runner that must be substituted for a second time will be removed from the game for safety reasons.
vii          Short Handed Substitutions
·            When a team has 8 or fewer players available to play a game, a player from the next lower division may be brought up to substitute for that game, if it does not conflict with the lower division practice or game schedule. A player's first obligation is to the team and division for which she regularly plays. For this reason, efforts should be made to select players who either have a bye or have completed their scheduled games.
·            Any such substitutes must play outfield and bat last.
·            A team must have at least 9 original players present at the start of the game before being allowed to field any substitutes under this rule.
·            A lower division substitute must have approval from her parent or guardian prior to playing the game.
·            If a substitute player cannot be obtained, the team may play the game with 8 players. A team may never play a game with less than 8 players.       
viii.        The appropriate division Player Representative and/or Chief Scorekeeper will ensure that the managers follow these substitution rules. 
G )        Run Limitation             
i.            There will be a run limit of 5 runs per team per inning in the first 3 innings and open after that, which will be unlimited.
H )        Run Ahead Rule
i.            A team will be declared the winner if:
• That team is 12 or more runs ahead of its opponent after 4 innings, or,
• That team is 10 or more runs ahead of its opponent after 5 innings.
I)           Equipment
i.            The 1OU division will use an 11 -inch RIF ball for all games.
J)          Championships
i.            The Board of Directors will, prior to the start of the regular season, determine the method by which the League championship will be decided for each division. Regular season play will determine seeding for the playoffs. Ties in seeding (win/loss percentage) will be broken by:
• Head-to-Head
• % Formula (runs scored/runs allowed = highest # wins)
• Fewest runs allowed
• Coin flip.
ii.          Highest seeded team in the winners bracket will have the home field advantage. A coin flip will be used to determine the home team for all games in the loser’s bracket.
iii.         A playoff game will be any game played after the end of the regular season that will, through the method decided in accordance with section 3.i, lead to a championship game or games.
iv.         A championship game will be any game that has the possibility of being the last game of the playoffs and after which one team may be declared champions.
v.          A championship game will be 7 innings and will not have a time limit.
vi.         The Run Limit rule will not apply to playoff and championship games.
vii.         If a playoff game is tied after the called last inning, the Tie Breaker Rule will be used until a winner is determined.
·            If a championship game is tied after 7 innings, the Tie Breaker Rule will be used until a winner is determined.
K )         Interleague Play
i.            All score sheets must be turned into the Chief Scorekeeper within 24 hours of the completion of the scheduled game or that game may be subject to a forfeit.
ii.           If interleague playing rules have been established prior to the start of the season, they will supercede these operating rules during interleague games.
iii.          Exceptions:
·            When a team has 8 or less players available to play a game, a player from the next lower division may be brought up to substitute for that game, if it does not conflict with the lower division practice or game schedule. A player's first obligation is to the team and division for which she regularly plays. For this reason, efforts should be made to select players who either have a bye or have completed their scheduled games.
·             A team must have at least 8 original players present at the start of the game before being allowed to field any substitutes under this rule.
·             Defensive alignment will consist of 9 fielders, in accordance with the ASA fastpitch rules.
12U and 14U Division Rules
A )         Game times
i.            No new inning may begin after 1 hour and 30 minutes. Drop dead is at 1 hour and 40 minutes after the game start time.
B)          Pitching
i.            Players will pitch in the 12U and 14U divisions.
ii.           The pitching distance will be 40 feet.
iii.           Pitchers may only pitch 7 innings and 3 extra innings in 2 consecutive games. An extra inning is defined as an inning played.
·             Violation of this rule will result in the removal of the pitcher from the pitching position for the remainder of the game. In addition, the pitcher will be charged with the maximum number of innings for that game, making her ineligible to pitch in the next game she plays. Also, all innings pitched during the game in which the violation occurred will be carried over to her next game played; making her eligible for only the remainder of the innings in the game she plays subsequent to the next game played.
·              If the violating team wins said game, that game will be forfeited. If the violating team loses said game, one win will be deducted from teams overall standings.
iv.            A forfeited game does not constitute a played game.
v.             These pitching rules apply to both the regular season and to playoffs.
vi.            Innings pitched for all pitchers will be reset to zero (0) at the first game of League playoffs.
Exception: Violation penalties from the end of the regular season will be carried over into the appropriate play off games.
C)           Batting
i.             Strike 3 and ball 4 are live balls.
ii.            The dropped third strike rule will be used.
ii.            A player in the line up who misses an at bat due to an injury or because she's not at the game will count as an out 1 time only. A second missed at bat removes the player from the game.
D)           Base Running
i.             The distance between bases will be 60 feet.
ii.            Base runners may not leave their base(s) before the ball leaves the pitcher's hand.
E)           Defense
i.             A maximum of 9 defensive players are allowed on the field during any inning. The defensive alignment shall consist of an infield player at each of the following positions: pitcher, catcher, first base, second base, third base, and shortstop and an outfielder at the left, center, and right field positions.
F)            Substitution
i.              The I2U and I4U division will bat Round Robin.
ii.             The I2U and I4U division will have free substitution.
iii.            Players must play at least 3 half innings on defense. The innings need not be consecutive. All players must enter the game prior to the 4th inning. The last half of the 7th inning counts as a defensive inning, even if the game ends in the top of the 7th inning.
iv.             The designated player and flex player rules will not be used in NTGSL games.
v.             An injured base runner may be substituted for after “time” has been called or the umpire has called “dead ball”.
·               The substitute runner must be substituted for a second time will be removed from the game for safety reasons.
vi.            Any base runner that must be substituted for a second time will be removed from the game for safety reasons.
viii.          Short Handed Substitutions:
·              When a team has 8 or less players available to play a game, a player from the next lower division may be brought up to substitute for that game, if it does not conflict with the lower division practice or game schedule. A player’s first obligation is to the team and division for which she regularly plays. For this reason, efforts should be made to select players who either have a bye or have completed their scheduled games.
·               Any such substitutes must play outfield and bat last.
·               A team must have at least 8 original players present at the start of the games before being allowed to field any substitutes under this rule.
·               A lower division substitute must have approval from her parent or guardian prior to playing the game.
·               If a substitute player cannot be obtained, the team may play the game with 8 players. A team may never play a game with less than 8 players.
viii           The appropriate division Player Representative and/or Chief Scorekeeper will ensure that the managers follow these substitution rules.
G)           Run Limitation
i               There will be a run limit of 5 runs per team per inning for the first 3 innings and unlimited after that.
H)           Run Ahead Rule
i               A team will be declared the winner if:
·              That team is 12 or more runs ahead of its opponent after 4 innings, or,
·              That team is 10 or more runs ahead of its opponent after 5 innings.
I)             Equipment
i               The 12U and 14U division will use a 12 inch ball for all games.
J)            Championships
i               The Board of Directors will prior to the start of the regular season determine the method by which the League championship will be decided for each division. Regular season play will determine seeding for the playoffs. Ties in seeding (win/loss percentage) will be broken by:
·               Head to Head
·               % formula (runs scored/runs allowed=highest # wins)
·               Fewest runs allowed
·               Coin flip
ii.              Highest seeded team in the winner’s bracket will have the home field advantage. A coin flip will be used to determine the home team for all games in the loser’s bracket.
iii.              A playoff game will be any game played after the end of the regular season that will, through the method decided in accordance with Section 4Ji, lead to a championship game or games.
iv.              Championship game will be any game that has the possibility of being the last game of the playoffs and after which one team may be declared champions.
v.               A championship game will be 7 innings and will not have a time limit.
vi.              The run limit rule will not apply to championship or playoff games.
viii.            If a playoff game is tied after 7 innings, the tie breaker rule will be used until a winner is determined.
ix.              If a championship game is tied after 7 innings, the tie breaker rule will be used until a winner is determined.
K)              Inter league Play
 i.                All score sheets must be turned into the Chief Scorekeeper within 24 hours of the completion of the scheduled game or that game may be subject to a forfeit.
ii.               If inter league playing rules have been established prior to the start of the season, they will supersede these operating rules during inter league games.
 iii.              Exceptions:
When a team  has 8 or less players available to play a game, a player from the same or lower division may be brought up to substitute for that game, if it does not conflict with that players practice or game schedule. A player’s first obligation is to the team and division for which she regularly plays. For this reason, efforts should be made to select players who either have a bye or have completed their scheduled games. A team must have at least 8 original players present at the start of the game before being allowed to field any substitutes under this rule. Defensive alignment will consist of 9 fielders, in accordance with the ASA fast pitch rules.
All Division rules are subject to change at any time and will be posted and shared accordingly.

 

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