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Habersham County Little League

Habersham County Little League

Local Rules for Major, Minor, and Rookie Softball

Majors, Minors, & Rookie:

  1. All Players on the roster are placed in the batting order.  (Continuous batting order)
  2. Dugout personnel shall consist only of players, a manager, and two coaches (Rookie may have one additional team parent in the dugout).
  3. No player shall sit out defensively more than one consecutive inning.
  4. No new inning shall start after 9:00 PM.
  5. No game or practice shall start if the air temperature is 40° F or below. (Wind Chill) 
  6. Run Rule: 15 runs after 3 innings, or 10 runs after 4 innings.
  7. Time limits are 80 minutes on weeknights and 100 minutes on Saturday.  No new inning shall start after the time limit has been reached.
  8. Offensive team is only allowed 5 runs per inning.


  1. Games will start on time and teams will play regardless of player count. Any late arriving player will be placed at the end of the batting order. There will be no forfeits.
  2. There will be nine (or ten) defensive positions, with three (or four) outfielders.
  3. The player pitcher will pitch to the batter until the batter hits the ball fair or the batter receives 3 strikes.  If the player pitcher delivers 4 balls to the batter, a coach pitcher will deliver 3 pitches.  During coach pitch, both the coach pitcher and the defensive pitcher must start with both feet within the pitcher’s circle.
  4. The batter is entitled to 3 coach pitches; the number of strikes from the player pitcher does not carry over to coach pitch.  A foul ball with two strikes entitles the batter to another pitch.
  5. A batted ball that strikes a coach before contacting a player becomes dead.  The batter is awarded first base and other runners remain on their bases unless forced to advance.
  6. One defensive coach may be positioned in foul territory of the outfield.
  7. Stealing is not allowed during coach pitch.  Stealing is allowed during player pitch after the ball has crossed the plate, IF the catcher does NOT have control of the ball or within immediate reach.


Habersham County Little League
P.O. Box 2241 
Clarkesville, Georgia 30523

Phone: 706-426-1903
Email: [email protected]

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