Softball T-Ball Division

Softball T-Ball Rules

UpdatedThursday January 20, 2022 byCaroline Braden.

Softball Tee-Ball Division Rules
  • The Home team shall occupy the third base side of the field and the visiting team shall occupy the first base side.  No official score is kept in this division.
  • The home team shall furnish a volunteer umpire for all league games. The umpire will be positioned in the field and will be primarily responsible for making out/safe and fair/foul calls. The umpire will not call balls and strikes.
  • Each team will provide one game ball per game.
  • Games shall begin promptly, and the start time will be noted by both coaches. The game is one-hour in duration (hard stop at one-hour).  No extra innings will be played due to a tie score.  Each team will bat through the entire line-up during their offensive half of the inning.
  • Because this is an instructional league, it is recommended that one coach be near the batter's box to help the batter.  11” softie softballs will be used.
  • A maximum of 10 defensive players will be allowed on defense at one time. If used, the additional defender must be positioned in the outfield. Since all players are in the batting order, free substitution is allowed. No player is allowed to sit out on defense more than one inning per game unless a special situation occurs.
  • A maximum of two defensive coaches will be allowed on the field.  A maximum of one offensive coach will be allowed on the field.
  • No walks or strike-outs are allowed in this division - we are encouraging each player to hit the ball.
  • No stealing is allowed in this division.
  • Teams may play games with as few as 7 players. Players arriving late can be inserted into the batting order at any time.
  • At the half-way point in the season, if the coaches feel the players have grasped a good understanding of how to hit the ball off the tee, the coaches may start soft underhand pitching to the players. This is entirely at the coach discretion and is not required.