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Paw Paw Youth Baseball & Softball

Paw Paw Youth Baseball & Softball


PPYB/S Instructional Baseball & Softball Rules

      Player Safety    
  • Helmets are required to be worn by offensive players and outside of the dugout.
  • A helmet with a face mask will be worn by the defensive player in the pitcher position.
  • Catchers are required to wear a protective cup.
  • Only the batter who is up and the on deck batter are allowed to be swinging bats at any time in and around the dugout.
  • Only the players and coaches are allowed in the dugout during the game.
  • No sliding into first base (unless to avoid a collision). 
  • No throwing bats
  • If lightning is sighted the game must stop. If the weather clears, the game may resume. 
  • No jewelry is to be worn during games.
  • No smoking is allowed on the property.
  • Coaches are responsible for their players and fans conduct during the game. Any display of temper or intimidation will not be tolerated. Any swearing or other un-sportsmanlike conduct will be cause for immediate ejection from the park facility by an umpire or a representative of the PPYBS Board.
  • The home team is identified on the schedule and will occupy the third base dugout
  • In case of an injury to a player, “time” will be called immediately by the Manager to tend to the injured player. Once the injured player has been dealt with, the Manager will make the necessary base awards.

    Game Details
  • Game length is five (5) innings or 1 hour and 15minutes.
  • 8 defensive player (Unless both coach’s agrees to 9th player)
  • 2 adult coaches allowed on field at all times
  • Coach umpires game
  • Season begins with the Louisville Slugger machines.  Halfway into the season you will switch to the Jugs machine. T’s will not be used.  
  • 6 pitches per batter or 3 strikes. First 3 pitches from Louisville Slugger machine and, if necessary, 3 coach pitches.
  • No Stealing
  • No Leading Off
  • No bunting
  • 1 base on an overthrow
  • No infield fly rule
  • 5 run rule per inning then team switches (unless 3 outs)


Paw Paw Youth Baseball/Softball
PO Box 99 
Paw Paw, Michigan 49079

Email: [email protected]

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