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Answering the Questions Parents Ask

04/16/2016, 9:30pm PDT
By SSLL

FAQs by Parents

It’s the responsibility of your league’s coaches and umpires to review the current year’s Little League® rulebooks to make sure games are played fairly, and the season proceeds as smoothly as possible. While parents may not need to study up on the fine details of many of the rules, there are a handful of regulations that parents have asked for some clarity on. To avoid any misconceptions or misinterpretations, click here to take a look at some of the more frequently asked questions parents have raised like the ones below. 
 

  • Can a player wear any jewelry on the field? 
  • Are pitchers allowed to wear arm sleeves? 
  • What exactly is the mandatory play rule? 
  • Can my son or daughter use a bat weight on the bat to prepare for an at-bat? 
  • Why does Little League have pitch count regulations for baseball? 
  • What does an uncaught third strike mean? 
  • During a play at home plate, does a runner have to avoid the catcher, whether he or she is sliding or not?
  • Can players wear sunglasses on the top of their hat? 
  • Does the catcher need to wear a long-model chest protector?

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