In an effort to stem the alarming increase in elbow and shoulder injuries among young baseball pitchers, Little League Baseball adopted important new rules in 2007 to limit the number of pitches a pitcher can throw in a game and how much rest he must take pitching appearances.
In its continuing effort to protect the health and safety of youth pitchers, and to reflect the latest research on pitching injuries, Little League made additional changes in its rules which went into effect for the spring 2010 season and beyond.
Pitch count limits for 2013 and beyond
Palmdale Little League needs your help!!
We are reaching out to all of our families and asking that you get involved with the league this year. Help us improve Palmdale Little League and make it the place that we all want to come and enjoy watching our children play. As you sign up your player this year think of what you can do to help. Even if it is something you have never done before, we will provide the tools to help you. Who can volunteer? Parents, players, siblings, grandparents there is something for everyone!
Managers/Coaches – work with a team and teach them the fundamentals of baseball/softball and sportsmanship
Team Parent – be the information coordinator for the Manager and Board to the Parents on the team
Score Keepers – keep the score during the games
Field Maintenance – help the manager with pre and post-game field prep and/or help the board with general field up keep thru the season
Snack bar – this is the leagues major fundraiser and it needs people to sell, cook, and clean
Board – be involved with the overall operation of the league
THERE IS NOTHING STRONGER THAN THE HEART OF A VOLUNTEER AND PALMDALE LITTLE LEAGUE HAS THE BEST!!
To tag or not to tag, that is the question!
This is simply a quick list as to whether a fielder has the option to tag the base, or if he must tag the runner. All of your fielders should know these inside and out, because if they have to think about it, chances are they will make a mistake on the field.
Fielder Can Tag the Runner or the Base
- Any runner who has to run because there is a force play in affect (i.e. runner on first and a ground ball is hit, runner on first must run to second and is in a force play situation; or runners on first and second and a ground ball is hit, both runners are in a force play situation; runners on first and third, runner on first has to run, runner on third does not).