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2022 CAYB Coach reminders

CAYB is now affiliated with Five Tool Youth Baseballl; therefore all playing rules and regulations reflect this partnership.  MLB playing rules still govern play, but with Five Tool and CAYB exceptions.

Five Tool Rules and Regulations can be found at: https://cdn2.sportngin.com/attachments/document/4ec3-2449973/Five_Tool_Youth_Baseball_Rules.pdf

CODE OF CONDUCT

Conduct Policy:  CAYB players, coaches, parents and fans are always expected to act in a courteous and sportsmanlike manner both on and off the fields. Our coaches and parents are expected to teach our players by example. All games will be conducted with honesty and a high degree of integrity. The games will be played with the utmost respect for the game and for competition. 

The CAYB umpires have the authority to take whatever measure they feel is necessary to maintain control over our games. That includes dismissing or ejecting any player or coach from the field for unsportsmanlike behavior. We will not tolerate any behavior considered detrimental to our players or our league. 

CAYB holds our managers responsible for maintaining control over their coaches, players, parents and fans. If managers do not, then they will be ejected from the game. We will not permit foul or abusive language by anyone and under any circumstance. We will not tolerate unsportsmanlike conduct of any kind. 

FIELD DUTIES

Must be done PRIOR to normal scheduled start of game:

Home Team

  • Scorebook: go to the concession stand and get a furnished scorebook for your division and game time (labeled). Home team maintains the official scorebook for the game. Please indicate the winner and score at completion of the game. Have both head coaches and the umpire sign verifying the correct scores. Return the scorebook to the concession stand. THE HOME TEAM MUST PROVIDE THE SCOREBOOK KEEPER FOR EVERY GAME. 

  • Field: Rake your baseline (first to second/third to second) upon completion of the game. 

  • Game Balls: Head coaches can receive their one (1) game ball before each game at the concession stand. You will sign out for your game ball.

Visitor Team

  • Scoreboard: go to the concession stand to obtain the scoreboard box. Upon completion of the game, be sure to bring the scoreboard box back to the concession stand. THE VISITING TEAM MUST PROVIDE A SCOREBOARD KEEPER FOR EVERY GAME. 

  • Field: Rake your baseline (first to second/third to second) upon completion of the game. 

  • Game Balls: Head coaches can receive their one (1) game ball before each game at the concession stand. You will sign out for your game ball.

ALL PARTICIPANTS:

Fans: If you use the fans, be sure you turn them off before leaving. 

Trash: Please help keep CAYB litter free!

Failure to perform field duties will result in forfeiture of a victory.

POOL PLAYERS POLICY

The main goal at CAYB is to play and learn the game of baseball. Only in rare circumstances should a game be canceled due to insufficient players. The purpose of the Pool Player Policy is to ensure that games are played and not forfeited while ensuring that no one gains an unfair advantage. The Pool Player Policy should only be used to avoid a forfeit and not to supplement a team. If a manager is found to be taking advantage of the Pool Player Policy, the Board of Directors will take appropriate disciplinary action. Accordingly, the following rules shall apply to pool players:
  1. All players drafted from the 6th round and down shall form the pool. Option players, hat players, and all other non-drafted players are not eligible; therefore they will not be included on the pool player list. CAYB will prepare a list of names and telephone numbers of all pool players. This list will be provided to the managers before regular season games begin. The list will not specify the round in which the player was taken. 

  2. Managers shall use their best efforts to anticipate the need for pool players and secure those players prior to the start of their game. If a manager can field the minimum number of required players from his team a pool player may not be used. A manager may call any player on the list and inquire about their availability. A manager may also, if needed, acquire a pool player at the field at any time prior to the game being declared a forfeit by the umpire. 

  3. Some formality is required in the manner that a pool player is selected. If the manager or their representative can secure an eligible player, it is a valid selection and the game will proceed as scheduled. The Division Commissioner must be contacted prior to starting the game, or if the game has already started when the pool player was acquired, as soon as possible following the end of the game with the selected pool player’s name and original team. 

  4. Pool players must bat in the last spot in the batting order and shall only be eligible to play in the outfield. Pool players must also play the entire game defensively. 

  5. The maximum number of games that any one player may take part in as a pool player shall be 3 times total during the season, including tournament play. The pool player’s name and original team must be recorded at the bottom of the page in the official scorebook. 

  6. If a pool player is selected, and thereafter a regular player arrives after the scheduled starting time, the manager, at their discretion, may choose to play or not play the regular player defensively. If the manager does play the regular player defensively, they will not be required to complete the minimum playing time. In no case will the pool player be benched for a regular player. The late arriving player will be placed into the last spot in the batting order behind the pool player(s). 

When the Board of Directors deems it necessary, the Pool Player Policy may be modified.

CAYB Equipment Policy

Bats: In accordance with Five Tool Baseball Guidelines and Regulations, “Bats must be certified by the manufacturer to meet a Bat Performance Factor of 1.15 or less. Bats must be USSSA, USABat, or BBCOR approved bats.”

There are no bat size restrictions for Division 12u or below. 

Helmets: All players must wear a helmet when at bat or as acting pitcher in the field. 

Catcher Equipment: All catchers will wear proper protective gear while behind the plate; helmet/face guard, chest guard, shin guards, etc.

NO METAL CLEATS for any age.

Other coaching notes

Head coaches are reminded of the following items:

  1. Each team needs a team mom/manager. This is the point of contact for the team and CAYB in terms of opening day, pictures, sponsorships, uniforms, fundraising, CAYB events, etc.

  2. Each team is required to have a $300 team sponsorship

  3. Each team is required to provide scorekeepers for each game (scorebook keeper and scoreboard keeper).

    1. Scorekeeper must attend a Scorekeeper’s class

    2. Scorekeeper for 10U, 12U, and 14U is responsible for recording pitch counts (attested by each coach at the conclusion of the game). 

    3. Each team is responsible for any and all field duties each night.

    4. Each team must be represented at field prep days

    5. Each team must be represented at the evaluation days by at least one coach.

    6. Each team must be represented at their corresponding draft days (ONLY ONE COACH per TEAM IS ALLOWED IN THE DRAFT ROOM).

    7. Head coaches are responsible for adhering to the CAYB practice policies (number of times per week, field use restrictions, etc. 

Revised January 2022


 

 

 

 

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