Tournament Rules

* It shall be the State Director’s option to modify national rules as he/she sees fit based on their particular area and/or market with prior approval from National Play BNA Baseball. * The National Federation of High School Rulebook will cover any rule not covered in the Play BNA Baseball Baseball Rulebook. * All teams must provide current proof of team insurance and a copy of online Play BNA Baseball roster (available at www.playgame7.org) at Check-In. Also, all teams must have all signed waivers submitted online prior to tournament. * All teams must have copies of Birth Certificates for each player. Age division cut-off is April 30th. Players may play up in age division, not down.

The Play BNA Baseball pitching limits are guidelines for tournament play formats. Coaches should develop several pitchers for their travel teams. Coaches, parents and players must educate themselves to pitcher safety recommendations and guidelines that are available from organizations such as the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI). Do not overuse pitchers and rest periods are important. The Play BNA Baseball recommendations are that coaches, parents and players develop internal pitching metrics that best fit the individual player’s long term development with the team’s immediate short term interests second.

*** 14u and older will be required to swing a -3 bat.*** *** 13u and older age groups will play on 60/90 fields.***

DUGOUT: FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED

CHECK IN ONE HOUR BEFORE FIRST GAME. BE READY TO PLAY 30 MINUTES BEFORE ANY OF YOUR GAMES. THIS TOURNAMENT WILL NOT ALLOW TEAMS TO WARM UP ON THE FIELD BEFORE GAMES. PLEASE STAY OFF THE INFIELD AND WARM UP IN THE OUTFIELD

Time Limits: 7u-8u- 6 innings with no new inning after 1 hour and 15 minutes. 9u-12u- 6 innings with no new inning after 1 hour and 30 minutes. 13u-15u- 7 innings with no new inning after 1 hour and 45 minutes

Run Rule: 12 runs after 3 innings 10 runs after 4 innings 8 runs after 5 innings

Game Baseballs: Tennessee Play BNA Baseball will provide up to 4 game baseballs per game. Players/Coaches must retrieve foul baseballs. Baseballs must be returned after each game. Backup baseballs must be provided by participating teams.

Each tournament will have pitching tracking sheets for coaches to track the pitching for each game. The home team will complete the tracking sheet and it must be signed by both team coaches.

Pitching Rules:

9u-12u: One Day Maximum to pitch the next day – 4 innings. The maximum number of innings a player can legally pitch and still pitch the next day.

One Day Maximum: 6 innings. The maximum number of innings a player can legally pitch in one day.

Two/Three Day maximum: 8 innings. The maximum number of innings a player can legally pitch in two or three consecutive days.

13u and older: One Day Maximum to pitch the next day – 5 innings. The maximum number of innings a player can legally pitch and still pitch the next day.

One Day Maximum: 7 innings. The maximum number of innings a player can legally pitch in one day.

Two/Three Day maximum: 10 innings. The maximum number of innings a player can legally pitch in two or three consecutive days.

A player that pitches more than four (4) innings in one day MUST rest the next day; and five (5) innings for 13u and older.

A player that pitches eight (8) innings in two (2) consecutive days MUST rest the next day; and ten (10) innings in two (2) consecutive days for 13u and older.

A player that pitches three (3) consecutive days (regardless of total number of innings pitched) MUST rest the next day.

Once a pitcher is removed from the pitching position, he cannot return to pitch again in that game.

***One pitch will count as one inning***

PITCHING VIOLATION: FORFEIT OF GAME

Batting and Re-Enter: Team can elect to: bat 9 bat 10 with EH bat 9 with DH bat 10 with EH & DH (still only batting 10) bat entire roster

Teams may start an official game with an eight (8) player lineup. An out shall be declared for the ninth (9) position in the batting lineup each turn at bat. A ninth player may be added to the bottom of the batting lineup as soon as they become available.

When batting a continuous roster or when subs are no longer available, if a player has to leave the game due to an injury, illness, or ejection, his spot in the line-up will be an out every time he is due to bat.

STARTERS MAY RE-ENTER ONLY ONE TIME IN ORIGINAL BATTING ORDER.