Al Morrison Memorial Baseball

Coach Pitch

Ages 6-8

Season Cost - $90


Emphasis continues on learning the game and hitting live pitching from a coach. This league has 2 parts to the learning processes. In the regular season no records are kept, coaches umpire their own games, all players play defense while moving to a new position each inning and all players bat in a continuous order. The second part is a competitive tournament in which scores are kept, volunteer umpires are used and a champion will be declared. This is a player's first experience with emphasis being placed on winning. In the tournament all players are still required to play defense and bat in continuous order, however, players are allowed to play the same position (so higher skilled players will play more important positions).



  1. The base paths shall be fifty (50) feet. The minimum distance to the outfield fence shall be one hundred and fifty (150) feet.
  2. There will be only 10 players on defense. There can be no more than four (4) players, a pitcher, a catcher on the infield and 4 outfielders.  Infielders will play in their "normally" expected position. No shifting is allowed.
  3. Players in the outfield must be no closer than one hundred (100) feet from Home Plate.  A chalk arc will be placed ten (10) foot from home plate, a ball is considered foul if it doesn't cross this line when struck.
  4. All players will play the entire game unless injured or being disciplined.
  5. Late players will be added to the bottom of the batting order.
  6. Not more than five (5) runs can be scored per half inning.
  7. Runners must stay on the base until the ball is hit.
  8. Pitcher will start on the right or left side of pitchers mound where the rubber is and will remain there for the inning. At no time can they move to the other side of the mound till the next inning starts.
  9. Batters will get five (5) pitches from their coach and two (2) off the tee. On a hit that stays in the field of play, the hitter will only be allowed to advance to 2nd base (a double).  Runners on base will only be allowed to advance 2 bases on a hit ball.  On a hit that clears the fence, a home run will be awarded.
  10. During regular season, a defensive player cannot play the same position more than one inning. Coaches must rotate player positions every inning.
  11. During the tournament, a defensive player may play the same position the entire game, allowing higher skilled players to play more important positions.
  12. During the tournament, a game is considered official at the completion of the 3rd inning.

Bat Rules

  1. Coach Pitch bats must be no greater than 2 3/4 barrel diameter.
  2. Bats must be ASA, USA, or USSSA approved and clearly stamped.
  3. The term "drop" is defined as the difference between the length of the bat and the weight of the bat. For example, if a bat is 30 inches long and weighs 18 ounces then it is a -12 drop.
  4. All lengths are acceptable.
  5. -13 drop and beyond (-14, -15, etc.) are illegal. -12 drop and lower (-11, -10, etc.) are acceptable.