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2021 Local Rules - 8 Year Old Kid Pitch


Tuckahoe League ID # 3460508

Minimum Play Time

  1. No player will sit out consecutive innings.
  2. No player will sit a second inning, until all players have sat one inning. Exception is the starting pitcher.  Once removed from pitching position, he must sit the next complete inning, if all players have sat one inning. If pitcher (who has not sat an inning) is removed during the last inning, must sit remainder of the inning.
  3. Player MUST start the next game after sitting the start of the previous game.


The first two inning of each game will be kid-pitch.  The remainder of the game will be coach pitch. 

During kid-pitch:

  1. Each pitcher may pitch a maximum of 1 inning or 50 pitches, whichever comes first
  2. A player cannot pitch in back-to-back games.
  3. There are no base-on-balls.  If a hitter is walked or hit by pitch during a kid-pitch inning, a tee will be used to allow the hitter to put the ball in play.  There will be a maximum of three swings off the tee.

During coach-pitch:

  1. A designated Roster Coach from the offense team is used for pitching 
    1.  All pitching is done from the direction of the mound, 20 feet away
  2. Five (5) pitches per batter- if the 5th pitch is a foul ball, the at-bat may continue
  3. Balls and strikes are not called
  4. If ball is not put into play after 5 pitches, the batter is out

When your team is on offense

  1. Continuous batting order is used and set at the beginning of the year.  Batting order can be reset one time on April 29th (or first game after April 29th) and at the start of playoffs. 
  2. Inning ends with 5 runs being scored or 3 defensive outs or all players on roster have batted, whichever comes first.
  3. If batted ball hits the coach pitching, the ball is dead, runners advance one base
  4. Base stealing is not allowed
  5. Every batter and base runner must wear a helmet with face mask
  6. FOOT IN THE BOX RULE. After entering the batter’s box, the batter must remain with at least one foot throughout the at bat in accordance Little League Playing Rule 6.02(c). 

Failure to follow minimum play and pitching rules:

  • First Offense: Verbal warning and appear before executive board
  • Second Offense: Suspension for next played
  • Third Offense: Expulsion from the league

Game Time

  1. No new inning starts after 1 hour and 35 minutes
  2. Complete inning if started prior to 1 hour and 35 minutes.
  3. Time limits may only be applied after the game is official (3 ½ innings if home team is leading).
  4. Continue playing games until the time limit in situations where the outcome is already decided – ex: Visiting team is up by 6 runs after 4 ½ innings and game time is 1:32 – allow the Home team to hit to finish the inning.
  5. In the above scenario, if the Home team is winning and the game time reaches 1:35, the game is considered complete and play should stop


  1. Responsible for umpiring the next game following yours
  2. Only managers and coaches may umpire
  3. If home plate umpire is late, one of the base umpires will call balls and strikes from behind the pitcher. Do not delay the start of the game.

Substitute Manager/Roster Coaches

Only the Manager and two (2) Roster Coaches are allowed on the field or in the dugout during games. In the event a team is missing a Manager or Roster Coach(es) for a game, a Manager or Roster Coach from another Tuckahoe team may be used as a substitute coach(es). Members of the TLL Board may also serve as substitute coaches. Coaches cannot be borrowed from the opposing team. Substitute coaches must be reported to the VP of Baseball in advance of the game.

Illegal Bats

Beginning with the 2018 season, non-wood and laminated bats used in the Little League (Majors) and below, Intermediate (50-70) Division, Junior League divisions, and Challenger division shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat – USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance Standard. If a player uses an illegal bat (as defined by the LL rulebook, ie: illegal composite bats etc.) during a game or has an illegal composite bat in the dugout (including in that player’s bat bag) during the game, the player and manager are ejected from the game.


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