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Kaw Valley Softball League U10 Girls Rules
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Revised 3-28-14 

AGES
: 9-10 Participants cannot be 11 years of age before June 1, 2014 

BASE DISTANCE: 60' 

PITCHING DISTANCE: 35' 

BALL SIZE: 11" White or Yellow, white stitch 

TIME LIMIT: 1 hour 15 minutes or 7 innings

BATTING
1. Every player (roster batting) will be in the line-up.
2. An inning will be called when the 5th run crosses home plate.
3. No bunting is permitted, batter must take a full swing.

PITCHING
1. A player pitcher will pitch to each batter.
2. There will be no walks. When the player pitcher gets to a four ball (not pitch) count, the coach will finish pitching to the batter. The batter will either put the ball in play or strikeout.
3. The coach will inherit the strike count and have a minimum of one and a maximum of three pitches depending on what the batter strike count is.  
      Exception: The batter fouls the last pitched ball. Batter is allowed one more pitch.
4. The batter does not have to swing until the third pitch. NOTE: if the batter has 0 strikes when the coach begins pitching, the first and second pitches are considered strikes if not swung at. However, if a batter has 2 strikes when the coach begins
pitching swings and misses the first pitch that is the third strike, the batter is out.
5. The batter will receive first base if hit by a pitched ball from the player pitcher.
6. The coach must pitch the ball according to ASA rules. (Starting with both feet in contact with the rubber and releasing the ball with one foot remaining in contact with the ground).
7. A “defensive pitcher” will be positioned next to the pitching coach.
8. Pitcher coach cannot tell the batter when or when not to swing.
9. Teams may change the pitcher coach once each game.

RUNNING
1. No stealing, no lead offs, runners cannot leave the base until the ball has left the pitcher's hand.
2. The batter may not run on a dropped third strike.
3. The batter may advance one base at her own risk on an overthrow at first base.
   
SPECIAL RULES
1. No infield fly rule.
2. During the regular season, if a game is tied after regulation, only one (1) extra inning will be played. If after one extra inning, teams are still tied the game will end in a tie.
3. Teams may field 10 players, six in the infield and four in the outfield beyond 10 feet of the baseline or behind the white marks which are on the field.
4. If a team is down by more than five runs, the game will be called at the time limit.

*Any rules not covered in the above shall fall under the general rules written by the Kaw Valley League and "ASA" rules which will be under the jurisdiction of the home field Director.

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