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Chandler American Little League

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Rules

Little League International Rules

Each year, Little League provides its constituent leagues with current Little League rules, regulations, and policies that outline and define the operation of the program.

It is important for all Little League® volunteers and parents to be familiar with the most up-to-date version of Little League’s Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Operating Policies.  Each coach is provide a hard copy of these rules “the green book”. 

The league also has a limited number of additional hard copies for volunteers and parents.  Please reach out to the President if you would like a copy.  Alternately, you can download a searchable digital copy on iTunes or Amazon.

Local League Rules

The following local rules are in addition to the Official Little League Rules. In any case where a local rule is or becomes in conflict with the official rules, the official rules will prevail. 

CALL Farm Division
CALL 2022 - minors rules.docx.pdf
CALL 2022 Majors Division

BAT POLICY

Only wood baseball bats or bats bearing the "USA Baseball" sticker are approved for
use in the 2022 baseball season for all divisions from Tee Ball through Majors.



In the Juniors Division, BBCOR, wood or USA bats are permissible.

Little League® International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information,
which includes current Little League Baseball rules and regulations governing bats, definition of terms,
the moratorium on the use of composite bats, and frequently asked questions.
Visit: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm

Sportsmanship Statement

Little League® Sportsmanship Statement

Little League® International and all of its local leagues promote and expect good sportsmanship by its players, coaches, volunteers, and spectators. We request your cooperation by supporting the participants and officials in a positive manner. Profanity, racial or ethnic comments, or other intimidating or disrespectful actions taken by spectators, players, coaches, or volunteers will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the complex. Please remember, Little League is about creating the best experience for the kids, and it’s on all of us to make that happen.

Thank you, and enjoy the game!


Parent Code of Conduct

Parent Code of Conduct

We, Chandler American Little League, have implemented the following Sport Parent Code of Conduct for the important message it holds about the proper role of parents in supporting their child in sports. Parents should read, understand and sign this form prior to their children participating in our league.

Any parent guilty of improper conduct at any game or practice will be asked to leave the sports facility and be suspended from the following game. Repeat violations may cause a multiple game suspension, or the season forfeiture of the privilege of attending all games.

Preamble

The essential elements of character-building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles:

• Trustworthiness • Respect
• Responsibility
• Fairness

• Caring
• Good Citizenship

The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these “six pillars of character.”

I therefore agree:

  1. I will not force my child to participate in sports.

  2. I will remember that children participate to have fun and that the game is for youth, not adults.

  3. I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.

  4. I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the league.

  5. I (and my guests) will be a positive role model for my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and specta- tors at every game, practice or other sporting event.

  6. I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing and taunting; refus- ing to shake hands; or using profane language or gestures.

  7.  I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well being of the athletes.

  8.  I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.

  9.  I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability.

  10.   I will teach my child that doing one’s best is more important than winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance.

  11.  I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard, and make my child feel like a winner every time.

  12.  I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participants for making a mistake or losing a competition.

  13.  I will emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit my child over winning. I will also de-emphasize games and competition in the lower age groups.

  14.  I will promote the emotional and physical well- being of the athletes ahead of any personal desire I may have for my child to win.

  15.  I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss, or confront coaches at the game field, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place.

  16.  I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and I will refrain from their use at all sports events.

  17.  I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices, unless I am one of the official coaches of the team.


IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Parents,

The safety and well-being of all participants in our Little League® program is paramount. As adults, we want to ensure that the young people playing in the Little League program are able to grow up happy, healthy and, above all, safe. Whether they are our children, or the children of others, each of us has a responsibility to protect them.

In 2018, the "Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and SafeSport Authorization Act of 2017" went into effect by the Federal Government. Generally referred to as the SafeSport law, this national law makes it a crime for an individual involved in a national governing body sports organization, including Little League, to ignore, or not report to law enforcement, any reason to suspect an act of child abuse, including sexual abuse, within 24 hours.

The requirements that are necessary to comply with SafeSport are included in the Child Protection Program Policy.

We are committed to adhering to all requirements of the SafeSport Act:

1) We will report all acts of Child Abuse, including sexual abuse involving a minor, to the proper authorities.
2) We have adopted a policy that prohibits retaliation on "good faith" reports of child abuse
3) We encourage all volunteers to complete the Abuse Awareness training provided by USA Baseball and SafeSport

Per Little League International's Regulation 1(c) 8 & 9, as part of the Child Protection Program, we conduct background checks on all board members, managers, coaches, umpires, and other volunteers who have repetitive access to, or contact with, players or teams.

If you have any questions, please always feel free to contact us, or Little League International directly at 570-326-1921 or [email protected].

Thank you!


Contact

Chandler American Little League
9920 S. Rural Road, #108-143
Tempe, Arizona 85284

Email: [email protected]

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