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Majors Information

The "Major" division is for players league age 9 - 12.  Spring rosters have 11-12 players per team.  In the fall season rosters can range from 10-13 players per team, typically.  This division is a competitive but still fun and instructional division.  This is a kid pitch exclusively division. 

One of the biggest changes for players and parents to adjust to is that from the Major Division upward playing time rules change for players.  Please see little league international blue book rules.  WPLL has a policy to ensure players will play no less than 6 defensive outs along with the continuous batting order per the standard 6 inning game. 

Games will be Monday and Thursday primarily with the possibility of a Wednesday or a weekend game.  There are also opportunities for teams to travel and play teams from other leagues.

Teams practice once per week and often also on Sunday.  The teams practice day is determined by the team manager.  If specific day(s) of the week is/are not feasible for your family please be sure to include the special request portion when completing registration.    

Coach / Friend requests are considered but not guaranteed.  In Spring players must be drafted onto a team.  Fall rosters are kept from the prior Spring season and new players to the division are added to existing team rosters.  Players new to WPLL are assigned to keep league competitive based on information given/known to the league.  A player drafted to a team remains on that roster through the players league age eligible time in the Major Division.  For example a player drafted at league age 10 will remain on that roster for any spring and fall ball seasons registered through league age 12 spring season up to a total of 2.5 years or 5 playing seasons.  Any player moves must be approved by managers of the respective teams, the league's player agent, and the league president.      

In spring there is a tryout that players must attend to be eligible for the draft by a major division team & All-Star teams.  All players who register for the spring season who are league age 9, 10, 11, or 12 are assigned a tryout time by the league.  At the tryout players are being evaluated by the major managers to be considered for their teams upcoming draft to fill their roster allotment.  All league age 12 players will be drafted to a major teams roster.  Parents, please be aware refusal to participate in the tryout results in the player being ineligible for post season (All-Star) tournament play.     

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Fall Major Division Rules

  Fall Major Division Rules

1.)  No new inning after 8:15 PM for regular season games. No new inning after 8:30 PM for tournament games.  Once an inning is started it must be completed per normal baseball rules.  An inning officially starts when the last out is recorded in the previous inning.

2.)  All teams must use the Game Changer Team Manager app.  The home team is the official scorer.

3.)  No more than 3 coaches, background check approved coaches of record, during games are allowed in the dugout.

4.)  Managers must exchange line up cards prior to the game.  Line up cards must include full first & last name, jersey number, and position.  Any changes to the line up card must be communicated to the umpire.  Managers must also announce ineligible pitchers during plate meeting - discrepancies are discussed at the plate meeting.

5.)  In regular season innings 1-3 have a 5-run limit, innings 4-6 have no limit.  Tournament games have no run limit.      

7.)  In regular season games substitutions are to be rotated.  Therefore, in each game all players sit one inning before any player sits for a second inning.  Any variation must be communicated to the opposing team manager.  In the WPLL end of season tournament players will play no less than 6 defensive outs.  Teams must suit 8 players in a tournament game or forfeit.

8.)  The home team is responsible for providing a home plate umpire.  The away team is responsible for providing a base umpire.  When the league provides an umpire both teams are relieved of this responsibility.  Proper gear must be worn and returned following the game.

9.)  All other rules are per blue book.

10.)  Players, volunteers, and parents please clean out the dugout and bleachers prior to leaving the field.

11.)  West Pasco Little League is a NO SMOKING park.  We do not allow the use of any tobacco products during practices and/or games except at the designated smoking areas which are located past the bullpens on the side of each field.  This includes vaping and e-cigarettes.

Please remember the reason we all get involved is for the kids.  Please make sure they learn not only the game of baseball but also good sportsmanship, discipline, and respect for others.  Most of all HAVE FUN!!

Major Division - Pitching Rules

Pitching Rules - Major Division

1.) All players are encouraged to pitch during the season.  
2.) A pitching log must be kept and posted for all games.
3.) A pitcher, once removed from the mound, can not return as a pitcher.
4.) The manager must remove the pitcher when said pitcher reaches the limit for his/her age group as noted below, but the pitcher may remain in the game at another position:

League Age:

11/12 - 85 pitches per day

9/10 - 75 pitches per day

8 - 50 pitches per day

Exception: If a pitcher reaches the limit for his/her league age while facing a batter, the pitchers may continue to pitch until any of the following occurs:

1.) The batter reaches base
2.) The batter is put out
3.) The third out is made to complete the half inning.

Pitchers must adhere to the following rest requirements:

  • If a player pitches 66 or more pitches in a day, four (4) calendar days of rest must be observed.

  • If a player pitches 51-65 pitches in a day, three (3) calendar days of rest must be observed.

  • If a player pitches 36-50 pitches in a day, two (2) calendar days of rest must be observed.

  • If a player pitches 21-35 pitches in a day, one (1) calendar days of rest must be observed.  

  • If a player pitches 1-20 pitches in a day, no (0) calendar day of rest is required.

1.) A pitcher who delivers 41 or more pitches in a game can not play the position of catcher for the remainder of that day.
2.) A catcher that has caught any part of 4 or more innings may not pitch for the remainder of that day.

The pitch count recorder must provide the current pitch count for any pitcher when requested by either manager or any umpire.  However, the manager is responsible for knowing when his/her pitcher must be removed.

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