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					                         Searcy Baseball Inc.



                           League Constitution

                                By-Laws

                         Policies and Procedures




Adopted: April 9, 2008



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            Last Update: April 20, 2011




                                                 Table of Contents
                                                                     Page
     I.     Preface and Statement of Policy                          3
    II.     . A Message from Dixie Youth Baseball                    4
   III.     League Constitution and Bylaws                           6
   IV.      Board of Directors - Lines of Responsibility
                         a.    President                             7
                         b.    Vice-president                        8
                         c.    Secretary                             8
                         d.    Treasurer                             8
   V.       League Organization - Lines of Responsibility
                         a.    Commissioners                         9
                         b.    Coaches/Managers                      10
                         c.    Park Supervisor                       12
   VI.      Rules of Conduct                                         13
  VII.      League/Division Structure (Age Groups)                   14
 VIII.      Player Participation                                     15
   IX.      Team Manager/Coach Selection                             16
   X.       Draft Procedures – Selection to Teams                    17
   XI.      Trophies                                                 19
  XII.      Selection to All-Star Teams                              20
 XIII.      Solicitation                                             21
 XIV.       Special Awards                                           22
  XV.       Dixie Youth & Boys Rule Book                             23
 XVI.       Insurance                                                23
XVII.       Protest Procedures                                       24
XVIII.      Umpire Responsibilities                                  25
 XIX.       Practice Equipment                                       26
            Appendix
            I.   Local League Rules – A (5)                          27
           II.   Local League Rules – A (6)                          28
          III.   Local League Rules – AA (7/8)                       29
          IV.    Local League Rules – AAA (9/10)
                        a.    National                               32



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          b.   American                                         34
V.    Local League Rules - Dixie Majors (11/12)
          a.   National                                         35
          b.   American                                         36
VI.   Local League Rules - Dixie Boys                            37




                    Preface and Statement of Policy

  It is the policy of the Searcy Baseball Inc. to promote the development of strong
  character, a right attitude, and a sense of responsibility and citizenship in
  youngsters using the game of baseball as a vehicle. It is the purpose of this
  association to achieve this goal through fair play, good sportsmanship and
  congenial sportsmanship, with adult leaders providing the example. It is strictly
  against the policy of the Searcy Baseball Inc. for any person, either as a participant
  or spectator to engage in arguments, to use abusive language, to harass umpires, or
  to exhibit any behavior not in concert with the general intention of this policy
  statement. Board members and coaches are required to abide by this policy
  statement, with all parents and other adults strongly encouraged to exhibit like
  behavior.




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                 A Message from Dixie Youth Baseball

This letter is directed to the men and women who serve as managers and coaches of the
Dixie Youth and Searcy Baseball Inc. teams. Of all the adults involved in the functioning
of the program, you are the most important because you are most closely associated with
the players themselves.
You have a tremendous responsibility of leadership and a great capacity for doing good.
In some ways you are more than a father figure to these young ball players while you
have them, and the example you set for them will go with them into the future.
In order to insure the proper leadership and example, certain reminders for the managers
and coaches are felt advisable. These are offered in the hope that all will accept them in
the spirit they are given - merely to insure that our youngsters - the best our country
produces - will not be led astray by our failure in leadership. They look to us for the
example. If we do it, that makes it okay - be sure that what we say or do will be in good
taste. Bear in mind that regardless of our own opinion or feeling we must set our
principles at the level that will suit the most exacting parent.
With these thoughts in mind kindly note the following:

1. Your prime consideration is the child.
2. You are dealing with immaturity; expect this from your players.
3. Treat each child as an individual.
4. Don’t ignore anyone on your team. Make each one feel he is an important cog.
5. Remember this is amateur baseball, strictly for enjoyment, not as a life or death matter
- victory or else.
6. It is your responsibility to instill in your players true sportsmanship and sound
fundamental baseball knowledge.
7. Remember the physical limitations of your players. They are undergoing rapid
physical growth.
8. Always use moderation in practice sessions, scheduling of games, and amount of play
for each participant.
9. Never condemn a child for an error. Point out mental errors constructively.
10. DESIRE should become the main ingredient you seek. HUSTLE should become a
byword for the players. Insist on all-out effort as the only way a ball player should
conduct him or her self.




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           A Message from Dixie Youth Baseball (continued)

11. Set an example by being modest in victory, gracious in defeat.
12. Know the rules - always have a rule book handy.
13. Insist that your players look like baseball players - properly and full dressed.
14. Never use any profane or questionable language around any of the players at any
time.
15. Never come to practice after drinking. The use of any alcoholic beverage is not
allowed in any Searcy Baseball activity.
16. The use of tobacco is any form is not allowed.
17. Remember participation - not championship - is our objective.

Thank you for your willingness to devote your time to this cause - without you there
would be no such program!




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                         League Constitution and By-Laws

1. This league shall be known as the Searcy Baseball, Inc.
2. Property and business of the league shall be managed by the Board of Directors.
3. The Searcy Baseball Inc. Board of Directors shall be composed of thirteen (13)
    members who shall be elected at the annual meeting from among the adult
    membership of the league. A ballot must be complete to be counted. Any adult of
    good moral character who resides in the Searcy Dixie Youth franchised area shall be
    eligible for membership in this organization.
            A. The term of this Board of Directors shall be arranged in fashion so that six
               (6) seats on the board will appear for election in even-numbered years, and
               the remaining seven (7) seats will be filled by election in the odd numbered
               years. There shall be no restriction as to the successive terms of service.
            B. If a position on the Board of Directors becomes vacant before that term has
               expired, the remaining Board Members will make an appointment for that
               board position. The appointed member will serve the unexpired portion of
               that term.
            C. A Board Member may be removed from the Board for just cause following a
               hearing and majority vote of the entire Board of Directors.
4.   Officers of the league shall be President, Vice-president, Secretary, and Treasurer.
      All officers shall be elected by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. The
      officer’s tenure shall extend for a period of one (1) year.
5.   There shall be a common league treasury, with all income being deposited thereto and
      all league debts being disbursed therefrom. Special funds may be created from time
      to time at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
6.   There shall be an annual meeting (1st quarter) as may be determined by the Board of
      Directors. Special meetings may be called by the League Board President or at the
      request of any five (5) adult members of the league. At least five (5) days written
      notice and stated purpose of the meeting shall be given to each Board Member.
7.    A quorum must be in attendance at any meeting where a vote is to be taken. Seven
      (7) Board Members constitutes a quorum.
8. These by-laws may be amended by majority vote of a Board of the members of the
    league at any regular or special meeting called for that purpose.




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               Board of Directors - Line of Responsibilities

 Executive Committee:
 Consists of all officers - may conduct incidental business on behalf of the board and
expend up to $750 without consent of the board. All actions are subject to majority
approval of board.


League President:
It is the Presidents primary responsibility to direct the Searcy Baseball program in a
manner that will result in a recreational outlet being provided for as many players as
possible. It is also the Presidents responsibility to encourage all officials, workers, and
players in the program to abide by the rules of good sportsmanship and to help build a
program that will result in impacting our youth in a positive fashion.
                                          Responsibilities
1. Presiding at all meetings of the Board of Directors.
2. The representation of the Dixie Youth Baseball Program to the Searcy Parks and
    Recreation Commission.
3. Assuring that the rules and regulations for the local program are adhered to and that
    the official rule guide of Dixie Youth Baseball is followed.
4. The ultimate arbitrator in any dispute or protest concerning rules and regulations.
5. Assigns duties to members of the Board of Directors and gives special assignments
    to Officers, Directors, and any workers in the program.
6. Conducts an annual meeting for Managers, Coaches, Commissioners and Directors
    for the purpose of explaining the program purpose and reviewing the rules and
    regulations.
7. Accountable for representing the local program in district and state meetings as well
    as at all other official functions of Dixie Youth Baseball.
8. Oversees the creation of the yearly baseball schedule for all local teams.
9. Recommends yearly and long-range objectives to the Board of Directors for their
    consideration and action. These objectives would include all items that are
    necessary to fulfill the objectives of the organization.
10. Recommends the equipment manager, umpire/park coordinator, insurance
    chairman, concession stand chairperson, field maintenance manager, and any other
    necessary personnel to the Board of Directors for election.




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               Board of Directors - Line of Responsibilities

League Vice-president:
It is the Vice-presidents primary responsibility to assist the President in the direction of
the Searcy Baseball Inc. and in the actual operation of the league. In this capacity, he
will have accountability for the activities listed below and will also act on duties
specifically assigned by the President.
 1. The Vice-president is a member of the Board of Directors and is an elected officer.
 2. In the absence of the President, the Vice-president will assume all the duties of the
      President. In the event of the permanent absence of the President, the Vice-president
      will serve as President until a new President is elected by the Board of Directors.
 3. The Vice-president will assist the President in any duties that the President requires
      assistance.
4. The Vice-president will investigate the reasons for the dropping of players.
5. Work with the Parks Supervisor to coordinate any and all post-season tournaments.


League Secretary:
The primary responsibility of the Secretary is to keep an accurate record of all meetings
of the Board of Directors and shall have charge of all books, papers, records, including
written contractual obligations of the organization.
1. The Secretary shall issue notices of all meetings of the Board of Directors at the
   request of the President.
2. Written notes shall be kept by the Secretary at each directors meeting and said notes
   distributed to each director at their request.
3. The Secretary is responsible for the completion of the Certificates of Billing for
   Franchise Fee form annually.
4. The Secretary shall assist in the registration of any new players.
5. The Secretary shall assist in completing tournament affidavits.

League Treasurer:
The primary responsibility of the Treasurer is to keep an accurate accounting of all
Searcy Baseball Inc. funds.
 1. The Treasurer shall issue pay checks to all Searcy Baseball Inc. employees (umpires,
    scorekeepers, grounds keepers, etc.).
 2. Provide an itemized accounting and timely reports regarding all Searcy Baseball Inc.
    transactions at each Board Meeting.
 3. Stay abreast of all tax responsibilities that may or may not affect the organization.


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               Board of Directors - Line of Responsibilities

Division Commissioner:
A Division (AA, AAA, Dixie Major) Commissioner is appointed by the Board of
Directors and shall have the following responsibilities in regards to that division:
 1. Assist with player registrations.
 2. Recruit and recommend coaches for each team in their division. This will involve
    working closely with the Board of Directors.
 3. Conduct tryouts in accordance with the rules and guidelines provided within the
    Searcy Baseball Inc. Policy and Procedures manual.
 4. If playing field time is being shared with another age division, coordinate with that
    Commissioner regarding field usage for practices and game time slots.
5. Schedule practice times at draft.
6. Communication of announcements from the Searcy Board of Directors to the
   individual coaches.
7. Coordinate the selection of all-star teams in accordance with the guidelines provided
   in the Searcy Baseball Inc. Policy and Procedures manual.




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                League Organization - Lines of Responsibility

Coach / Manager:
A Coach is recommended by a division commissioner and approved by the Board of
 Directors. The coach shall have the following responsibilities in regards to his/her team:
1. Select someone to serve as an assistant coach for the team (mandatory for American
    Division teams). The assistant coach’s dependent child is protected during the draft
    process and is automatically placed in the sixth (6th) round slot. The assistant should
    be a person who is willing to help during practices and games, and could take over for
    the coach in the event of his/her absence.
2. Attend tryouts and draft. Select players and practice times all in the same night.
3. Contact all new players ASAP. Information to be relayed:
        a) Your name and number (home and work if possible)
        b) Your assistants name and number.
            c) Practice schedule (if known).
4.   Set practice schedule. Although practice fields and times are set at draft, additional
     off-site practices at any other times may be conducted.
5.   Games are Monday thru Friday (excluding Wed.) with starting times as early as 5:30
     and as late as 9:00 (after school is out).
6.   Canceling / rescheduling games. GAMES ARE NOT TO BE RESCHEDULED
     WITHOUT THE PRIOR PERMISSION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
7.   The concession stand will provide team drinks or snow cones for each team following
     the completion of each game.
8.   Every coach is provided with the Registration/Medical Release for each of the players
     on his/her team. The coach must make sure that the medical release is signed by the
     parent or guardian and is retained in his possession during the entirety of the season.
     This form has emergency contact and insurance information on it which will be useful
     if something should happen to a player during a game or practice. The coach should
     also outline before the first practice what his/her emergency medical response would
     be if such an accident should occur.
9.   Rain outs will be decided by the Parks Supervisor in conjunction with one other Board
     of Directors member and will be communicated via the league website
    (www.searcybaseball.com) and local radio stations after 4:00 PM. A telephone
    message center may also be reached at 203-6906.
10. Team pictures will be scheduled independent of game nights and will be taken at the
    Carmichael Community Center (rain or shine). A coach should have his team at the
    picture taking location at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time. Every attempt
    should be made to keep your original schedule as rescheduling creates havoc for

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everybody. Communicate the scheduled time to your players parents at least one week
before your picture day.




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               League Organization - Line of Responsibility
Coach / Manager (Page 2):
11. It is a Searcy Baseball Inc. and Dixie Youth mandated regulation that every player
    participate at least 1 complete time at bat and 3 consecutive outs in the field for each
    and every game. Some leagues (AA, AAA, American, National) may have their own
    local league rule regarding increased participation. Coaches should strive to maximize
    each of his/her players time in the game.
12. All-stars for ages 7 and above are nominated usually 2 weeks prior to the completion
    of the regular season and elected 1 week prior. See the All-star Selection Procedures
    included in this manual.
13. At least one Coaches work day will be scheduled sometime prior to the start of the
    season. All coaches and their assistants are expected to attend this work day and pitch
    in wherever they can to help get their field(s) in playing condition as well as make any
    improvements possible. It is recognized that conflicts will inevitably arise that
    prohibit participation in this endeavor; however continual absences on these days will
    jeopardize future coaching opportunities.
14. Fund raisers are a necessary component to a successful baseball program simply
    because registration fee’s and team sponsorships alone cannot provide what is need to
    make the necessary upkeep repairs, enhancements and improvements. Each coach will
    be responsible for distributing information, answering questions, and collecting
    moneys as a result of any fund raiser the Searcy Baseball Inc. should undertake.
15. All coaches will adhere to Dixie Youth Baseball rules. Where local league options
    apply, refer to this manual for a complete explanation.
16. The baseball parks concession stand is run by the Searcy Baseball Inc. program and all
    profits generated by it belong to the baseball program. In an effort to maximize those
    profits the program uses volunteer labor from within the league to run the stand from
    night to night. Each team will be assigned one (1) night during the regular season (a
    night in which their team is not scheduled to play) for which they will be responsible
    for providing five (5) volunteers to work in the concession stand. These volunteers
    must be over the age of 12 and can be associated with the team in any way (parents,
    brother and sisters, aunts and uncles, etc.).
17. Each coach/manager must report any player who leaves or quits his/her team to the
    League Vice President.
18. Any problems or concerns regarding umpires and/or scorekeepers, other than
    protestable calls, should be directed to the Parks Supervisor.
19. All coaches are to make sure that the dugout and playing area is clean of trash and
    equipment is in order before they leave the field following each game or practice.
20. Any coach ejected from a game is required to immediately leave the complex. If
    ejected following a game you are suspended for the following game. Excessive


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ejections or problems with a coach may result in your removal by the president subject
to approval of the board.




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               League Organization - Lines of Responsibility

Park Supervisor:
This is a paid position that is appointed by the Board of Directors at the start of each
 season. His/her responsibilities are as follows:
 1. Recruit and hire all umpires/scorekeepers. Terminate any umpires who continue to
     receive poor performance evaluations or fail to follow the responsibilities outlined in
     this manual.
 2. Provide training for all umpires and use his/her best efforts to see that each one has
     passed the Dixie Youth umpire certification course prior to the start of each season.
 3. Make umpire/scorekeeper field assignments based upon experience, work schedules,
     competition level, and availability.
 4. Continually evaluate umpires performance by auditing live games.
 5. Inspect fields before each game to determine playing condition; make any necessary
     repairs including helping to get the fields back into playing shape after a rain delay.
 6. Determines rain outs or other inclement weather cancellations in coordination with
     one Board of Directors member.
 7. Keeps track of and turns in umpires and scorekeepers hours to the League Treasurer
     for accounting purposes.
8. Receives umpire/scorekeeper paychecks from League Treasurer and distributes.
9. Ensures that all equipment is out at each field 15 minutes before game time and that
    all equipment has been collected and put away in the equipment room after games are
    complete.
10. Turns off field lights.
11. Communicate any problems with coaches, assistant coaches, parents, players, etc. to
    the appropriate League Commissioner. Also forward any formal protest to the
    League Commissioner within 24 hours of receipt.
12. Communicate all scores to the website nightly.
13. If available, serves as Tournament Director in conjunction with the Searcy Baseball
    Inc. Vice President for any Dixie Youth or Dixie Boys tournament that is held in
    Searcy.




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                                 Rules of Conduct

1. Any player may be subject to ejection from a ball game if he/she makes derogatory
   remarks, including any type of obscene or abusive language or gestures, directed
   toward any umpire or other players on the field.
2. Managers/Coaches are subjected to ejection same as above. If a coach is ejected
   during a game he will also be suspended for the next scheduled game and cannot be
   inside the sports complex.
3. If a fan uses obscene language or directs derogatory remarks towards umpires,
   managers, or players, during or after a ball game, the fan may be removed from the
   ballpark.
       NOTE: Repeat offenders may be subject to more permanent suspensions.
4. Baseball is a team sport, so players should dress accordingly. Proper dress codes
   will be followed while competition is underway. Players will wear baseball pants
   (solid white pants for ages up to and including the Dixie Major league [11 & 12 yr.
   olds], solid gray pants for the older age groups), solid color or single striped socks,
   team jersey (as it was issued - no torn sleeves or additional markings other than
   player name), and team cap. Shirt tails must be tucked in. If there is a violation of
   the dress code participation in games is at the discretion of the Parks Supervisor.
5. Never come to practice after drinking. The use of any alcoholic beverage is not
   allowed in any Searcy Baseball activity.
6. The use of tobacco in any form is not allowed.




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               League / Division Structure - Age Groups

Divisions are segmented by age, and for some ages, further segmented by instructional
emphasis. Dixie Youth Baseball determines a youngsters playing age by his age as of
April 30 of the participating year. Example: A player’s birthday is in April, when he
will turn 11. By Dixie Youth guidelines his playing age is then 11. A second player’s
birthday is in July, when he will also turn 11. His playing age, by Dixie Youth
guidelines, is 10 because his age as of April 30 was still 10.
Divisions are broken down as follows:
      Dixie Youth - 5 years old
      A Division - 6 years old
      AA Division - 7 & 8 year olds
      AAA Division - 9 & 10 year olds (American and National)
      Dixie Majors Division - 11 & 12 year olds (American and National)
      Dixie Boys Division – 13 & 14 year olds


In both the AAA (age 9 & 10) and Dixie Majors (age 11 & 12) divisions there is a further
segmentation into either a National (ND) or American (AD) Development divisions. It is
at these age groups where the introduction of live pitching significantly changes both the
approach to teaching the sport of baseball and a young player’s development within the
sport. Young baseball players at these ages also demonstrate the need for varying levels
of instruction. It is Searcy Baseball Inc. intent to provide an atmosphere that maintains
the interest of those players who have progressed to an accelerated level of play and still
provides for those other players who participate for the simple fun of the sport. For those
players (and parents) whose interest in summer baseball is for pure entertainment, the ND
division was created to better meets their wants and needs. It is also for those players
who may be slightly behind in the baseball development. The division’s primary focus is
on FUN, while still maintaining an emphasis on fundamental skill enhancement and
overall player growth. The AD division was created as an avenue for those players who
seek a more competitive atmosphere and an accelerated learning curve with their
instruction. Practice sessions are usually more frequent and intense. Although FUN is
always part of Searcy Baseball Inc. credo, in the AD division “playing to win” is not
considered a bad thing.




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      League / Division Structure - Age Groups (continued)

Each age group (league) is subdivided into conferences (North, Central, and South). Each
conference may only have a minimum of (3) teams and/or a maximum of (7) teams. Each
team is recommended to carry a minimum of (10) players. All star teams (where
applicable) are selected from teams within the same conference. How teams are selected
for which conference is explained in the drafting procedures contained within this manual.
Participants in either the AAA or Dixie Major divisions are free to register for either the
AD or ND divisions. The number players for each team for the AD shall be the same. If
there is not enough room for all registrants in the AD division, the players not placed on a
team in that division will automatically rolled into the ND division. Players are selected
for the AD teams by way of a tryout (mandatory attendance).
In Dixie Boys, if the number of players is eighty-seven (87) or less, there will only be one
league.
The Board of Directors will have final authority concerning the number of conferences in
each age division and the respective number of teams in each of those conferences.




                               Player Participation

Searcy Baseball Inc. shall, at the minimum, abide by the participation rule set forth by the
Dixie Youth Official Rules and Regulations and the Dixie Boys and Majors Official
Rules. The Board, at their discretion, shall have the authority to increase the amount of
player participation. The guidelines of player participation shall be established prior to the
initial league game and set forth in each division’s local league rules.
The head coach must notify the Board of Directors in writing of any payer(s) that resigns
from their team. A player that resigns may rejoin his/her original team provided there is
acceptance from the Team Manager/Coach.




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                      Team Manager / Coach Selection

It is recognized that the Team Managers/Coaches are the most important persons involved
in the Searcy Baseball Inc. It is at this one to one relationship between the Manager and
the player that concepts of sportsmanship, fair play, teamwork, and discipline are initiated.
With this is mind, only persons of good moral quality shall be considered to fill the
position of Team Manager/Coach. Interested persons must declare their interest in
applying for this position by checking the appropriate box on the player application form.
If an interested party has no child participating in the baseball program but would like to
coach regardless, he should contact a Board Member during registration and communicate
that desire.
Manager/Coach selection will be the responsibility of the Commissioner of the appropriate
age group, with ultimate approval given by the Board of Directors.
Managers/Coaches for American Division (AAA and Dixie Majors) teams are selected
directly by the Board of Directors. Each candidate will have an opportunity to speak
before the Board (optional), and following a review of all of the candidates and their
qualifications a secret written ballot will be taken. The votes will be tallied by the Board
Secretary, or designee, and verified by at least one other Board Member.
All Manager/Coaching slots are reviewed each year.
All Head Coaches must insure that at least two (2) adults attend work day for a majority of
the time or they will forfeit all practice times on the fields.




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                  Draft    Procedures - Selection to Teams
        * NOTE:          The 5-6 year old teams will be selected at random with no more
                         than three (3) players protected.
1.   The draft will be conducted by a board member who does not have a child in the
     league being drafted.
2.   The initial draft order will be established by random drawing.
3.   Conferences in the Seven/Eight (7/8) Division will be selected by North, Central,
     South, North Central South, and so on going down the draft order.
4.   Coaches dependent child will be placed in the fifth (5th) draft round.
5. All coaches in the American Divisions will have an assistant coach selected and
    named prior to the draft. The assistant coach’s dependent child will be placed in the
    sixth (6th) draft round.
6. The total number of protected players on any one team shall not exceed two.
7. Players that were present for tryouts will be drafted first, and then the names of those
    who were not present will be placed in a box and will be drawn by the coaches
    beginning with the next eligible draft selection. (In the American Divisions, only
    players who were present for tryouts, with the exception of coaches’ sons, will be
    eligible to be drafted).
8. The draft order will go 1 - 10, 10 - 1, 1 - 10 and so on until all players who participated
    in tryouts are drafted.
9. In the situation where brothers (or other relatives living in the same household) are
    chosen, the first brother is placed in the round that he was selected and the second
    brother is automatically placed in the following round. Exception: where parents
    request before the draft that brothers play on different teams.
10. No one team can have more than eight (8) older age players on its roster, unless in the
    later rounds there are no younger players to pick from.
11. No one other than Head Coach and one Assistant Coach will be allowed in the draft
    room.
12. Team practice times will next be chosen in reverse draft order.
13. Team sponsors and colors not previously assigned will be chosen in the original draft
    order.
14. Changed to Pool Player – Coaches will ask for volunteer pool players from the last
    player drafted up to but not including the Assistant Coach’s kid (6th draft position)
    until they have two volunteer pool players. By the end of the first full week of
    practice the names of the volunteer pool players should be submitted to the
    Commissioner of the league or to a member of the BOD. The selection lists will be
    assembled and made available to all coaches in prominent locations.



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              Draft Procedures - Selection to Teams (continued)

15. No players may be switched from one roster to another after the rosters are completed
    after the selection process without board approval.
16. After the draft, make sure the coach receives the player registration/medical release
    form and turns in his completed team roster and practice location form, before they
    leave!
17. The last day to register a player will be prior to the day of the draft for each league
    with the only exception being those players who have moved into the area from
    outside the franchised area. Those players must be registered at least one week prior
    to the start of games for that league. There will be no exceptions to this rule.
18. Providing that all player qualifications are met for a player registering late, he/she will
    be assigned randomly (hat draw) by the Board of Directors to the teams with the least
    number of players, or the team who has lost a player(s) and has dropped the total
    number of players below that of all other teams. The League Commissioner must
    check with the Board concerning replacing dropped players.

Note: The 9-10 American Draft Pilot program was not covered by the above rules. It was
applied in 2011 and is currently under review.




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                                     Trophies

End of season trophies will be furnished by the league for an overall team winner for an
age group and a first place trophy for each conference winner of that same age group.
Also, the overall winning team for each age group will receive individual trophies.


Example:      EAST                   CENTRAL               WEST


              Team A 9-1             Team C 8-2            Team E 6-4
              Team B 8-2             Team D 8-2            Team F 5-5

The overall trophy and individual player trophies would go to Team A from the EAST
league.
Conference trophies can be determined by the best overall record within the conference, or
a conference tournament if time permits at the end of the season. If a tournament is
conducted, then the tournament winner is awarded the trophy. If no tournament is held,
then the trophies are awarded as outlined below using the above example.
A conference team trophy would go to TEAM A from the EAST and TEAM E from the
WEST. Also, a conference trophy would go to the team in the CENTRAL conference that
qualified under the tie breaking system. Tie breakers will be determined by head to head
competition, and then to the next best conference record. Tie breakers for the overall
trophy will be determined by head to head competition and head to head against the next
best team records within the league until the tie is broken.
In the AA division (age 7/8) trophies will be based on overall record only.
Tournament trophies or awards will be determined by the Board of Directors based upon
the availability of funds.




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                          Selection to All-Star Teams

Searcy Baseball Inc. makes every effort to focus its efforts on the local league regular
season, where the majority of the youth are benefited. However, as a way to recognize,
reward and further the development of those young players who distinguish themselves
during the course of the regular season, the program takes advantage of Dixie Youth
Baseballs post season tournament season. This involves selecting All-star teams to
represent each conference in a division (AA and older). A player’s selection to one of
these teams will follow these guidelines:
 1. The number of nominations by each team is unlimited, but the following facts should
     be considered:
       a) Although selection to the All-star team is recognition for a player’s performance
           over the course of the season, it is also a method of choosing the team that will
           be sent to post season tournaments. Therefore, each nominated player must be
           available to participate in ANY tournament (District, State, Open). Any player
           chosen who fails to participate for any reason other than illness, injury or family
           emergency will be ineligible to participate in future all star teams without
           approval of the board.
           Do not assume a player’s availability for these tournaments, ask the parents
           before you nominate.
       b) When nominating, state the player’s primary position and any alternative
           positions he may be able to field.
       c) Where possible, statistics (i.e. batting avg.) should be provided for all nominees
           to be placed on the nominating form.
 2. Each Head Coach will submit his nominations from his team to the Commissioner of
     the league. The Commissioner will provide each Head Coach a list of all nominated
     players at least one week prior to the actual vote to allow them the opportunity to
     observe the nominees in action.
 3. For All Star teams, only team head coaches will vote on 15 players from the
     nomination list by secret ballot. At this vote only the head coaches will be allowed at
     the meeting where the vote will be taken. Votes will be totaled by a board member
     who does not have a child in that league. In case of a tie, both players will be placed
     on the list. All-star players will be voted on only by coaches from their own
     conference when more than one conference exists in a league.
 4. The All-Star Team head coach will be selected after the list of 15 is finalized and will
     be voted upon in the same manner as above by the team head coaches. The All-Star
     Team Head Coach can be any head or assistant coach that was listed on one of the
     leagues Dixie Team Rosters for that season. Any Assistant Coach who wishes to
     speak on his behalf may attend the coach selection process of the meeting to speak on
     his behalf. The elected head coach may choose his own assistant coaches (2) as long
     as his choices were on a regular season team roster as a coach or assistant coach.


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                     Selection to All-Star Team (continued)

5. All All-Star Team coaches must be submitted to the Board for approval. Only the
   selected head coach will be given the list of 15 players. The All-Star Head Coach and
   (2) Assistant Coaches are charged with keeping the list of 15 players secret from
   everyone except Board Members. The Head Coach will be given a maximum of 48
   hours to select 12 players from the list to form the All-Star Team.
6. It is recommended that the announcement of all-stars and the handing out of their
   certificates be done as close to the actual selection day and as close to the last game
   of the season for a league as possible.
7. Searcy Baseball Inc will sponsor the following All-Star Teams:


       AA                             1 team per conference
       AAA             American       1 per conference
                                      1 nine (9) year old team (11 members)
      Dixie Maj.       American       1 per conference
      Dixie Boys                      1 thirteen (13) year old team
                                      1 fourteen (14) year old team


8. All star teams may obtain sponsors whose name may appear on the right sleeve.
   Sponsors must be approved by the Board.



                                         Solicitation
No solicitation is allowed without the approval and supervision of the Board of Directors.
No solicitation is allowed prior to when a team is preparing to travel to a state tournament.
All funds raised must be turned into Searcy Baseball. All Star coaches who receive funds
from the League shall receive a ledger and must account for all funds spent. Said ledger
shall be returned to the board president upon return along with any excess funds.




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                                Special    Awards

                           The Barry Baker Award

The Barry Baker Award is presented to the best all around athlete and leader among the 12
year old players American League only. Coaches should take into consideration potential
nominees throughout season play. Final nominations will be accepted by June 15th. A
vote among coaches (head coaches only, from both divisions) will determine the recipient
of this award. The family of Barry Baker should be present during the presentation of this
award and the local newspaper should also be contacted.


                        The Vernon Williams Award

The Vernon Williams Award is presented to the best all around athlete and leader among
the 12 year old players National League only. Coaches should take into consideration
potential nominees throughout season play. Final nominations will be accepted by June
15th. A vote among coaches (head coaches only, from both divisions) will determine the
recipient of this award. The family of Vernon Williams should be present during the
presentation of this award and the local newspaper should also be contacted.




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                    Dixie Youth & Dixie Boys Rule Book

Each Manager/Coach will be given a Dixie Youth or Dixie Boys rule book and they are expected
to learn all applicable rules within it. These official rules will be followed to the letter, with the
only exceptions being the Local League Rules that are also included in this manual. Searcy
Baseball Inc. shall retain the option of setting local league rules.


                                           Insurance

One of the advantages with being associated with a large organization such as Dixie
Youth is the insurance that is carried on every registered player, coach, scorekeeper, etc.
In the event one of these individuals is injured during a practice or game to such an extent
that medical care is necessary, this insurance is in the wings for just these situations.
The plan covers all registered players, coaches, scorekeepers, umpires, managers, league
officers, league board of directors, and other volunteers that participate on behalf of
franchised teams up to a maximum of $250,000. Usual and Customary charges for
eligible expenses incurred will be paid when such expenses are not already payable under
any other existing plan (example: parent’s medical insurance). If no other insurance is in
force, the plan pays from the first dollar up to $250,000 of usual and customary charges
for eligible expenses. If an existing plan pays all medical bills except for those not
payable because of a deductible or coinsurance, this plan will pay for such deductible or
coinsurance.
If a covered injury occurs, regardless of what insurance will be paying the expenses, it
should be reported to the league commissioner within a day or two of the accident. The
league commissioner will supply the proper forms and will guide the covered person
through the claim process.


To be covered all individuals must comply with the rules as set forth by Dixie Youth
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                               Protests     Procedures
      In the event a Manager/Coach would want to file a protest against an umpire’s
      decision in a game, he must follow the outlined procedures:
1.   IMPORTANT...Protests may only be filed against what the manager/coach believes is
     an inaccurate rule interpretation made by the umpire or a rules violation....NOT
     against judgment calls.
2.   According to Dixie Youth rules, the protesting coach must communicate his intention
     to protest the game to the umpire, at which point the umpire will inform both coaches
     that the remainder of the game will be played under protest. The scorekeeper must
     make sure to mark this in the official score book for future reference.
3.   The game will be stopped (game clock will be stopped when umpire instructs
     scorekeeper of the protest) and the Park Supervisor will hear the protest and will make
     a ruling on the protested rule violation and the game will resume. If the protesting
     coach does not accept the ruling of the Park Supervisor he may file a written protest as
     listed in number 4 below but the game will continue based on the ruling of the Park
     Supervisor on the protest.
4.   The protesting coach must then write his protest down on paper and submit it with a
     check for $100 to either the park supervisor, league commissioner or the league
     president within the time frame set forth by Dixie Youth rules.
5.   The protest will then be brought before the Board of Directors at its next scheduled
     meeting and a ruling will be made at that time. The recommended outcomes would be:
             a) Uphold the umpire’s original ruling and the game stands as originally
                 completed. In this case the protesting coach’s $100 protesting fee would be
                 deposited into the local leagues operating fund.
             b) Overrule the umpires call and either replay the game from the point at which
                 the protest was announced, or replay the game in its entirety. If a partial or
                 complete game is to be rescheduled, it will be the league commissioner’s
                 responsibility to carry this out. If the original ruling is reversed, the
                 protesting coach will be returned his $100 fee.
         The ruling, in whichever direction, should be communicated in writing back to the
          protesting coach.
6.   In the event that a protest is not upheld by the Board and the protesting coach has
     evidence that the decision is in direct conflict with Dixie Youth Baseball, Inc., he may
     file a written appeal to the district director. Such appeal must be filed within 48 hours
     from the time that a final decision is issued by the local board. A valid appeal must
     include 1) A check in the amount of $10, payable to the district director, 2) a copy of
     the leagues written decision from the local board which details the protest and the
     leagues reasons for its decision, and 3) a complete examination from the appealing
     from the appealing coach as to what specific Dixie Youth rule or regulation was
     violated and/or misinterpreted.




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    If the protesting coach’s appeal is upheld by the district director, then the $10 and
   $100 fees will be returned and the relief outlined in step 4b above will be applied. If
   the appeal is denied, then the $10 check is deposited into the districts operating fund.


                           Umpire Responsibilities

1. Attend mandatory training / refresher prior to the start of the local league season.
2. Be thoroughly familiar with the current years Dixie Rule book as well as all local
   league rules.
3. Wear proper uniform (Umpire T-shirt, coach’s shorts, if a hat is worn - solid black
   only).
4. Always maintain a neat appearance (shirt tucked in).
5. Be at the baseball complex 20 minutes before the start of the first scheduled game to
   inspect the field, distribute player’s protective equipment, and conduct pre-game coin
   toss.
6. Following the completion of the last game of the night/day, return all players
   protective equipment, pitching machines (if applicable), and baseballs to the storage
   room.
7. If there are any problems with coaches, assistant coaches, players, or parents, report
   them as soon as possible to the league Park Supervisor.
8. Wherever it is not expressly written, all rights and authorities outlined in the Dixie
   Youth and Dixie Boys rule book concerning league umpires do hereby apply.
9. Must umpire all games, forfeited or not.
10. Follow the complete instructions of the Park Supervisor unless overruled by the Board
    of Directors.
11. During inclement weather, yield the decision to continue the games to the Parks
    Supervisor and/or League President.




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                              Practice Equipment

Practice equipment will be issued to each coach following the formation of his/her team
(for AA and older). The equipment will entail a catchers glove, chest protector,
shinguards, helmet, face mask and equipment bag. The head coach will be required to
sign for the equipment when he receives it. If the equipment is not returned at the end of
the season, or it is damaged irreparably, the coach will be monetarily responsible for
replacing the equipment.
Pitching machines (for those leagues which require them) will be provided for practices
scheduled at the Sports Complex. The coaches in those leagues will be issued a key to the
room where those machines are stored. The coach who has the first practice on the field
for that day will be required to set up the pitching machine, and the coach with the last
practice of the night will put it away. PITCHING MACHINES OR EQUIPMENT
OTHER THAN THAT SIGNED FOR BY THE COACH IS NOT TO BE REMOVED
FROM THE SPORTS COMPLEX.




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             Local League Rules A (Five year olds only)

     All rules not covered in this addendum will be as per Dixie Youth Rule Book.
1. No official score is kept.
2. All players will bat each inning (Coach behind the plate).
3. Games will be 3 times at bat or one (1) hour
4. There are 5 players allowed on the infield, the remainder are in the grass part of the
   outfield (no catchers).
5. Each player will hit the ball off the batting tee until the ball is put in play. Each
   batter must wear a helmet with a face mask.
6. There is no bunting. The ball must travel outside of the 9 foot arc from the plate to
   be considered in fair or foul territory.
7. Outs are kept and enforced. (Clear the bases after three (3) outs)
8. There is no stealing.
9. Coaches can be in the playing field when his team is on defense.




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                Local League Rules A (Six year olds only)

       Only three (3) players protected; all others are to be drawn out of a hat.
     All rules not covered in this addendum will be as per Dixie Youth Rule Book.
1.  No official score is kept.
2.  All players will bat each inning (Coach behind the plate).
3.  Games will be one (1) hour.
4.  There are 5 players allowed on the infield playing normal positions. Only one (1)
    pitcher position allowed. The remaining player shall be in the grass part of the
    outfield. There will be no catchers in this league.
5. Each player receives three (3) swings off the pitching machine in an attempt to get a
    hit. If the player is not successful with his/her three swings, then the player will hit
    the ball off the batting tee until the ball is put in play. Runners may advance only one
    (1) base on a hit off of the tee. Each Batter must wear a helmet with a face mask.
6. There is no bunting. The ball must travel outside of the 9 foot arc from the plate to
    be considered in fair or foul territory.
7. The pitching machine will be set at approximately 35 m.p.h.
8. Outs are kept and enforced. (Clear the bases after three (3) outs)
9. There is no stealing.
10. The umpire feeds the pitching machine.
11. Coaches can be in the playing field when his team is on defense.
12. The infield fly rule is not used in this league.




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                                Local League Rules AA

      All rules not covered in this addendum will be as per Dixie Youth Rule Book.
1. Games will be 5 innings or one (1) hour, whichever comes first. In the last two (2)
   minutes of any game, the clock will stop for time outs.
2. Field modifications:
         a. Pitching machine will be placed directly over the pitching rubber.
         b. Pitcher must be behind machine with one foot in the dirt.
         c. A nine foot radius arc will be drawn from the back point of home plate in
            foul territory.
3. The pitching machine will be set at approximately 40 miles per hour and should be
   checked with a radar gun if at all possible.
4. At least two umpires will be used for each game. The home plate umpire will be in
   the normal position behind home plate and shall call balls and strikes but there will be
   no walks. The base umpire shall stand behind first base (or second if there is a runner
   already on first).
5. The umpire shall adjust the machine to where it throws belt high on the average size
   player and make adjustments as necessary to keep the machine throwing strikes,
   including requests from coaches to adjust the machine when not throwing strikes
6. A parent (or coach) from the batting team will have the following responsibilities:
          a. Run the pitching machine.
          b. Protect fielders from running into the machine whenever necessary to
             prevent injury. If the parent impedes the progress of a fielder attempting to
             make a play, the ball will be dead and runners will advance as if the ball hit
             the machine.
         c. May not coach runners in any fashion while on the field.
7. Placement of the fielders / batting order / defensive substitutions:
          a. All players will be used, 6 infielders and the remaining in the outfield.
          b. Outfielders must be on the outfield grass.
          c. Pitcher must have one foot within the pitching circle and stand on either the
             left side or the right of the pitching machine, and not be any closer to the
             batter than even with the pitching rubber. The player pitcher cannot leave
             the circle until the ball is hit. PENALTY – The offensive coach has the
             option of accepting a hit or taking a no pitch. A batting helmet with a face
             mask is required for the player pitcher while playing the pitching position.
          d. Continuous batting order will be used.
          e. Free substitution will be allowed on defense.

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8. Runners may advance when:
         a. A pitched ball is hit in fair territory.
         b. A passed ball goes outside the nine (9) foot arc. (Exception: runner on third
              base may not advance on a passed ball)
9. The ball is dead when:
         a. After a natural stoppage of the play, the umpire shall call time and all
              runners will advance or return to the closest base as designated by the
              umpire.
         b. A batted ball strikes the pitching machine. The batter is       awarded first
              base and all runners may advance without liability to the next base.
              (Exception: If a fielder touches a batted ball prior to hitting the machine
              then the ball remains alive and is in play).
         c. The catcher retrieves a pitched ball before it leaves the arc behind home
              plate. The ball shall remain dead on the throw back to the pitcher.
         d. A pitched ball hits a batter. No pitch shall be declared and the batter will
              continue his time at bat. The umpire shall declare a no pitch, if it is out of
              the strike zone and the batter does not swing.
         e. Whenever time is called and the ball is dead the only way to put the ball
              back in play is with a pitch. (Exception: The umpire shall allow an appeal
              on a runner during a dead ball. If an appeal occurs after the time is called
              the umpire shall give the ball to the pitcher to make the appeal).
10. A team may begin a game with 8 players and it will count as an official game,
    however an out will be called for not fielding a batter in the 9th position each time
    that position comes to the plate without a player. Pool players, if needed, may be
    selected from the list created using the draft procedures rule #14.
11. Games will end if a team leads by Fifteen (15) run rule after 2 1/2 innings or Ten (10)
    runs after 3 ½ innings if the home team is ahead. A team may score a maximum of
    seven (7) runs per inning during the course of the first three innings of play. Open
    scoring is permissible through the remainder of the game except where the ten run
    rule comes into effect.
12. Tie games: If teams are tied and time has expired, the game ends in a tie. However,
    if the teams are tied at the end of 5 innings and time remains, they will play until the
    tie is broken or the time limit has expired. Once an inning begins the home team will
    be allowed to bat unless leading.
13. Catchers shall not be penalized for attempting to throw out a runner attempting to
    steal a base. The runner shall not advance any farther than the base attempted,
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                        Local League Rules AA (continued)

14. Coaches:
   a. Offensively - must have one coach at first, one coach at third, one adult in the
        dugout at all times and the parent running the machine.
   b. Defensively - must be in the dugout. Do not leave the field.
15. The infield fly rule will not be used in this league.
16. No personal cell phones or other personal electronic communication equipment,
    excluding those carried by on-duty medical or security personnel or required to be
    “on call” by their profession, are allowed on the playing field or in the dugouts during
    all local league and tournament games.




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                   Local League Rules AAA - National
     All rules not covered in this addendum will be as per Dixie Youth Rule Book.
1. Games will be 6 innings or one (1) hour and 15 minutes, whichever comes first. In the
   last two (2) minutes of any game, the clock will stop for time outs.
2. Field modifications:
          a. Pitching machine will be placed directly over the pitching rubber.
          b. Pitcher must be behind machine with one foot in the dirt
3. The pitching machine will be set at approximately 40 miles per hour and should be
   checked with a radar gun if at all possible.
4. At least two umpires will be used for each game. The home plate umpire will be
   in the normal position behind home plate and shall call balls and strikes but there
   will be no walks. The base umpire shall stand behind first base (or second if there
   is a runner already on first).
5. The umpire shall adjust the machine to where it throws belt high on the average
   size player and make adjustments as necessary to keep the machine throwing s
   strikes, including requests from coaches to adjust the machine when not
   throwing strikes
6. A parent (or coach) from the batting team will have the following responsibilities:
       a. Run the pitching machine.
       b. Protect fielders from running into the machine whenever necessary to prevent
          injury. If the parent impedes the progress of a fielder attempting to make a
          play, the ball will be dead and runners will advance as if the ball hit the
          machine.
       c. May not coach runners in any fashion while on the field.
7. Placement of the fielders / batting order / defensive substitutions:
       a. All players will be used; 6 infielders playing normal positions (only one
          pitcher) and the remaining in the outfield.
       b. Outfielders must be on the outfield grass.
       c. Pitcher must have one foot within the pitching circle and stand on either the
          left side or the right of the pitching machine, and not be any closer to the
          batter than even with the pitching rubber. The player pitcher cannot leave the
          circle until the ball is hit. PENALTY – The offensive coach has the option of
          accepting a hit or taking a no pitch.
       d. Continuous batting order will be used.
       e. Free substitution will be allowed on defense.
8. Runners may advance when:
       a. A pitched ball is hit in fair territory.


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b. Runner may advance when the ball crosses the plate unless it is a dead ball. NOTE:
   A runner on third base may steal home.




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Local League Rules AAA – National (continued)

9. The ball is dead when:
         a. After a natural stoppage of the play, the umpire shall call time and all runners
             will advance or return to the closest base as designated by the umpire.
         b. A batted ball strikes the pitching machine. The batter is awarded first base
             and all runners may advance without liability to the next base. (Exception: If
             a fielder touches a batted ball prior to hitting the machine then the ball
             remains alive and is in play).
         c. A pitched ball hits a batter. No pitch shall be declared and the batter will
             continue his time at bat when the pitch is out of the strike zone and the batter
             does not swing.
         d. Whenever time is called and the ball is dead the only way to put the ball back
             in play is with a pitch. (Exception: The umpire shall allow an appeal on a
             runner during a dead ball. If an appeal occurs after the time is called the
             umpire shall give the ball to the pitcher to make the appeal).
10. A team must start the game with eight (8) players; an out will be called for not fielding
    a batter in the 9th position each time that position comes to the plate without a player.
    Pool players are allowed, but may only be used in the outfield and bat in the last spot
    in the rotation. Pool players, if needed, may be selected from the list created using the
    draft procedures rule #14.
11. Games will end if a team leads by Fifteen (15) run rule after 2 1/2 innings or Ten (10)
    runs after 3 ½ innings if the home team is ahead. A team may score a maximum of
    seven (7) runs per inning during the course of the first three innings of play. Open
    scoring is permissible through the remainder of the game except where the ten run rule
    comes into effect.
12. Tie games. If teams are tied and time has expired, the game ends in a tie. However, if
    the teams are tied at the end of 6 innings and time remains, they will play until the tie
    is broken or the time limit has expired. Once an inning begins the home team will be
    allowed to bat unless leading.
13. Coaches:
   a. Offensively - must have one coach at first, one coach at third, one adult in dugout
       and the parent running the machine (see 5D)
   b. Defensively - must be in the dugout. Do not leave the field.
14. The infield Fly rule will not be used in this league.
15. No personal cell phones or other personal electronic communication equipment,
    excluding those carried by on-duty medical or security personnel or required to be
    “on call” by their profession, are allowed on the playing field or in the dugouts
    during all local league and tournament games.



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                   Local League Rules AAA – American

1. Games will be one hour and thirty minutes or six (6) innings, whichever comes first.
   In the last two (2) minutes of any game, the clock will stop for time outs.
2. Tie games. If teams are tied and time has expired, the game ends in a tie. However,
   if the teams are tied at the end of 6 innings and time remains, they will play until the
   tie is broken or the time limit has expired.
3. Games will end if a team leads by Fifteen (15) run rule after 2 1/2 innings or Ten (10)
   runs after 3 ½ innings
4. Free defensive substitution will be allowed. A continuous batting order shall be used.
5. A team must start the game with eight (8) players an out will be called for not fielding
   a batter in the 9th position each time that position comes to the plate w/o a player.
   Pool players are allowed, but may only be used in the outfield and bat in the last spot
   in the rotation. Pool players, if needed, may be selected from the list created using the
   draft procedures rule #14.
6. Dixie Rules should control all other situations.
7. Failure to follow Dixie participation requirements shall require the offending
   manager to forfeit the game if properly protested. Even if not protested the player
   must play all the following game.
8. Intentional Walk Rule: When a batter comes to bat and the opposing coach
   wishes to intentionally walk the batter he must notify the umpire before the first
   pitch is thrown to the batter. The umpire will then place the batter on first base
   and advanced any forced runners.
9. No personal cell phones or other personal electronic communication equipment,
   excluding those carried by on-duty medical or security personnel or required to be “on
   call” by their profession, are allowed on the playing field or in the dugouts during all
   local league and tournament games.




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                        Local League Rules Dixie Majors

Note: Bases will be at 70 feet and pitching mound will be set at 50 feet. Big Barrel
Bats may be used in both the National and American Divisions.
Intentional Walk Rule: When a batter comes to bat and the opposing coach
wishes to intentionally walk the batter he must notify the umpire before the first
pitch is thrown to the batter. The umpire will then place the batter on first base
and advanced any forced runners.


National
1. Games will be one hour and thirty minutes or six (6) innings, whichever comes first.
   In the last two (2) minutes of any game, the clock will stop for time outs.
2. Tie games. If teams are tied and time has expired, the game ends in a tie. However,
   if the teams are tied at the end of 6 innings and time remains, they will play until the
   tie is broken or the time limit has expired.
3. Games will end if a team leads by Fifteen (15) run rule after 2 1/2 innings or Ten (10)
   runs after 3 ½ innings if the home team is ahead
4. A continuous batting order will be used.
5. A team must start the game with eight (8) player an out will be called for not fielding
   a batter in the 9th position each time that position comes to the plate w/o a player.
   Pool players are allowed, but may only be used in the outfield and bat in the last spot
   in the rotation. Pool players, if needed, may be selected from the list created using the
   draft procedures rule #14.
6. A team will be allowed to score only ten (10) runs per half inning in the first three (3)
   innings of any game. Open scoring will be allowed after the third inning.
7. Each player must play approximately 50% of the game.
8. Dixie Rules should control all other situations.
9. No personal cell phones or other personal electronic communication equipment,
    excluding those carried by on-duty medical or security personnel or required to be “on
    call” by their profession, are allowed on the playing field or in the dugouts during all
    local league and tournament games.




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Note: Bases will be at 70 feet and pitching mound will be set at 50 feet. Big Barrel
Bats may be used in both the National and American Divisions.
Intentional Walk Rule: When a batter comes to bat and the opposing coach
wishes to intentionally walk the batter he must notify the umpire before the first
pitch is thrown to the batter. The umpire will then place the batter on first base
and advanced any forced runners.


American
1. Games will be one hour and thirty minutes or six (6) innings, whichever comes first.
   In the last two (2) minutes of any game, the clock will stop for time outs.
2. Tie games. If teams are tied and time has expired, the game ends in a tie. However,
   if the teams are tied at the end of 6 innings and time remains, they will play until the
   tie is broken or the time limit has expired.
3. Games will end if a team leads by Fifteen (15) run rule after 2 1/2 innings or Ten (10)
   runs after 3 ½ innings if the home team is ahead.
4. Free defensive substitution will be allowed.
5. A team must start the game with eight (8) players an out will be called for not fielding
   a batter in the 9th position each time that position comes to the plate w/o a player.
   Pool players are allowed, but may only be used in the outfield and bat in the last spot
   in the rotation. Pool players, if needed, may be selected from the list created using the
   draft procedures rule #14.
6. Dixie Rules should control all other situations.
7. Failure to follow Dixie participation requirements shall require the offending manager
   to forfeit the game if properly protested. Even if not protested the player must play all
   the following game.
8. No personal cell phones or other personal electronic communication equipment,
    excluding those carried by on-duty medical or security personnel or required to be “on
    call” by their profession, are allowed on the playing field or in the dugouts during all
    local league and tournament games.




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NOTE: Steel Cleats cannot be used
Intentional Walk Rule: When a batter comes to bat and the opposing coach
wishes to intentionally walk the batter he must notify the umpire before the first
pitch is thrown to the batter. The umpire will then place the batter on first base
and advanced any forced runners.
1. The length of the game will be 7 innings or two hours, which ever comes first. However if the
    teams are tied at the end of 7 innings and time remains they will play until the tie is broken or
    the time limit has expired. In the last two (2) minutes of any game, the clock will stop for
    time outs.
2. Games will end if a team leads by Fifteen (15) run rule after 3 1/2 innings or Ten (10)
   runs after 4 ½ innings if the home team is ahead.
3. Free defensive substitution will be allowed as defined by Searcy Baseball, Inc.
   PARTICIPATION RULE - For any game that is less than a full six innings, each
   player must complete one time at bat and three outs in the field. For any game in
   which there are six innings or more, each player must complete one time at bat and
   six outs in the field. The penalty for violating the Participation Rule is that the team
   will forfeit their game if the protest is made by the opposing team. Whether or not
   protested, the player or players who didn’t participate must play all of the next game.
4. A team must start the game with nine (9) players. Pool players are allowed, but may
   only be used in the outfield and bat in the last spot in the rotation. Pool players, if
   needed, may be selected from the list created using the draft procedures rule #14.
5. Dixie Rules should control all other situations.
6. For rain outs see page 12.
7. Any Player that is not in the line-up can be used as a courtesy runner for the catcher when
    there are 2 outs.
8. Searcy Baseball adopts the local league option to use pitching rules based on innings instead
    pitch count. Refer to the 2010-2011 rule book item 8:90, page 29. In summary, a pitcher
    may not pitch in more than 8 innings in one calendar week. After pitching 4 or more innings
    in any one game a pitcher must have 40 hours of rest. (revised 4/20/2011 by SBB)
9. No personal cell phones or other personal electronic communication equipment,
   excluding those carried by on-duty medical or security personnel or required to be
   “on call” by their profession, are allowed on the playing field or in the dugouts during
   all local league and tournament games.




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