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Game Day (Jr Minor & Up)

Managers bring to games:

  • Rulebook
  • Scorebook (provided)
  • Pitch Counter or App (Sr Minor and up) - your choice, you provide
  • Lineup

Umpires will bring game balls.  For Jr Minor, we will have game balls in Parker Shed.


Game Day Help (Jr Minor & Up)

  • Home team (1st game of the day) drag, chalk & paint field as needed
  • Home Dugout is 1st base dugout at Bob Bond Park, but this may not be the case at other ballparks (50/70 and Juniors)
  • Home team keeps official scorebook - both teams will need scorekeeper to sit at table and run scoreboard (score, game time, pitch count, etc.)
    • Scoreboard controllers will be kept in each field's shed.  Please have scorekeepers help set these up.  Clocks should not be stopped during games.  Umpires are still the only person authorized to end the game, and may rely on another clock as the official clock in case of scoreboard malfunction.

    • Jr Minor – Set game clock for 1 hour, and start it at game time regardless of whether field and teams are ready – this will ensure no new inning starts after one hour, and games should last approx. 1 hour and 10 minutes if started on time.  This will ensure games following can also start on time.

    • Sr Minor – Set game clock to 1 hour and 30 minutes – no new inning starts after time runs out

    • Major, 50/70 and Junior – Set game clock to 1 hour and 45 minutes – no new inning starts after time runs out

  • Clean trash out of dugout after each game and practice.


Rules (Jr Minor & Up)

  • Rule Book
  • Jr Minor will follow District 33 Rules for Regular Season with a couple of minor exceptions.
    • No umpires, coaches call the game
  • Interleague Rules Apply (50/70 & Junior)
  • Local Bylaws (see here)
    • Teams bat entire lineup (JM through Major)
    • Maximum of 5 runs per inning can be scored (JM & SM)
    • Maximum of 10 runs per inning can be scored (Major)
    • NO PROTESTS in Minor Leagues - Protests must be resolved before the next pitch or play.  All issues must be resolved on the field and the umpire has the final say.  All other divisions follow protest rules in book (pp. 89-90)
    • Umpire Policy
      • In addition see pp. 117-120 in rule book - umpire is in charge!
      • Manager, Coach or Player Ejection - see pp. 84-85
        • Must leave ballpark immediately, suspended for next game, and can return the following game.
    • Pitch Count Policy for Sr. Minor and Major Baseball (50/70 and Junior must use Interleague Policy) -
      • Managers are responsible for knowing the pitching eligibility of each of their players.
      • Managers should inform the opposing manager of pitcher eligibility for all his/her players at the beginning of the game. (Managers must update this statistic after each game.)
      • Teams will keep track of both their pitchers' counts and the opposing team's pitchers' counts and compare records at the end of each inning.
      • The home book will remain the official book and total pitches for each pitcher during the game should be recorded on the right hand sides of the game's score sheets in the score book.
      • Home book scorekeeper will also keep tally marks for strikes and balls in the score-sheet to assist in reconciling any pitch total controversy.
      • Umpires will assist with discrepancies regarding pitches on an inning-by-inning basis (just like with outs and runs).
        •  Managers must:

          • 1.    update pitch counts online by noon of the day you will play

          • 2.    make the opposing manager aware of pitching eligibility of all players at the start of the game

          • 3.    compare pitch counts on both teams' pitches at the end of each inning

      • For additional information, see pitch count rules on pages 42-44 of your rule book.  You can also find rules here: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/rules/pitch-count.htm  Guide to entering stats (including pitch counts) on our website: https://leagueathletics.com/Help/coach-guide/enter_stats.shtml

    • Fewer than 9 Players at game time (Sr Minor & Major only) – if a team has only 8 players present at game time, the game may begin with those 8 players.  A “ghost” out will be recorded for the 9th player’s spot in the batting order.  A 9th player that arrives after the start of the game may be placed in the 9th spot in the lineup.  Additional players shall be added at the end of the batting order if they arrive after the game starts.  A team with 7 or less players present at game time will forfeit and a score of 6 to 0 will be recorded.  The teams may still scrimmage with no umpires, so the game can still be recorded as a “game played” for all-star eligibility requirements.


Pool Player Policy (usually Sr Minor and up)

 A pool of players from existing regular season teams can be created with players that are willing to participate in extra games during the regular season when teams face a shortage of rostered players for a regular season game within their respective division.


1.    The league will create and run the pool.  The league will use the pool to assign players within their respective division to teams that are short of players on a rotating basis.

 2.    Managers and/or coaches will not have the right to randomly pick and choose players from the pool within their respective division.

 3.    Under this option, when a player participates in a game on a team other than his/her own team, such player will not be permitted to pitch in that game, and will take the defensive position in the outfield only.

4.   The Pool Player will bat last in the lineup.  EXCEPTION:  If a team member arrives late to the game, that player will be placed last in the batting order.

5.    Pool players that are called and show up at the game site must play at least nine consecutive defensive outs and bat once.

Steps to Obtain a Pool Player:

  1. Determine that you are in need of a player because you will have less than 9 rostered players.
  2. Contact the league Pool Player Rep. and ask for a Pool Player.  ONLY the league Pool Player Rep. can assign a Pool Player to a team.  Give as much notice as possible for the Pool Player Rep. to obtain a Pool Player for assignment.

Pool Players Obtained Improperly:

  1. If a manager obtains a Pool Player improperly, that manager will be suspended for his/her next regularly scheduled game.

Any Pool Player that is not obtained properly should be considered an ineligible player and the opposing manager can protest the game based on use of an ineligible player.


Field & Facility Use

  • Per the City agreement with the Texas Military Department, and our agreement with the City the only allowed use of this facility is for Bryan National Little League functions (including lights, etc.)
  • The practice times provided are for your little league team only.  If a Manager is using practice time for tournament team, adult rec league team, smaller group practice that the entire team is not invited to, etc. the manager will be relieved of duties immediately.
  • Fields must remain locked when not scheduled for use.  Per the City of Bryan, "Anyone found inside the fields when they are locked shall be considered a trespasser and be subject to removal."
  • Drive through gates must be locked at all times - safety issue to have open during games/practices



  • All locks on light cages should be unlocked and locked back immediately.  Chains on fields are to be locked to the fence when not in use (to prefent theft of chains/locks).
    • Lights - #### - passed out at coach's meeting
    • Parker Shed, Harrison Shed and Bathrooms - #### - passed out at coach's meeting
  • Lock everything when you leave - if you are the last one, lock things even if you didn't open them.
    • Don't forget to lock the bathrooms.



  • Bond field light switches are by the concession stand.
    • You have to "flip" the breaker switches.
    • Be careful not to flip the switches marked "do not turn off."  This controls the snack bar outlets, which include freezers.
  • Parker and Harrison field light switches are behind the batting cage in Parker field's right field.
    • Be careful not to switch off the breaker that controls the outlet by the batting cage.
  • Concession stand is outsourced this year - do not ask them to turn on lights, etc.
  • Turn off lights when leaving if you are last on a field.  If you are last at the park, turn of ALL lights even if you did not turn on.


Field Maintenance

  • BNLL Volunteers are responsible for all field maintenance and cleanup of the park.
  • Tools & Supplies in each shed, including:
    • Extension cord for pitching machine, broom & dustpan, leaf rakes, field rakes, wheelbarrow, field paint striper, field chalker, chalk, shovels, long tape measure, batters box drawing frame
    • Tool Box with basic tools located in Parker Shed
    • Portable Mounds are stored in Parker and Bond Sheds


Equipment (Jr Minor & Up)

  • Managers will receive:
    • bag that will include:
      • catcher's equipment, including required throat guard
      • first aid kit
      • practice balls
      • scorebook
  • Players will need to provide their own gloves and cleats.
  • Players typically have their own helmet and bat.  We do have extra helmets.
  • Note, all bats and equipment must meet National Little League policies, including USA Bat Rules


Rainout Procedure

We will make every attempt to notify parents and coaches in a timely manner about the status of games in order to minimize any inconvenience you might experience. However, it is not always possible to provide hour by hour real time updates during changing weather conditions. Although inconvenient, there may be situations where you will need to arrive at the fields to determine if your game will or will not be played.  If the decision to cancel games is made, the league will notify all participants via texts and emails when that decision is made. The BNLL website will also be updated at that time.  We will make every effort to notify participants of game cancellations by 5pm on weekdays and within an hour of the first game on weekends.  However, if the weather deteriorates within 45 minutes of your game time, it may be necessary to make the decision to play or not to play at the field and parents and coaches may not be notified in advance. Determining whether to play or not will be the responsibility of the umpire(s) and league officials.  Please do not contact board members for rainout information.  All rainout information will be conveyed via our website, emails and texts.  If a game is rained out on a Monday-Wednesday, it will be rescheduled to be played the following Saturday.  If a game is rained out on a Thursday-Saturday, it will be rescheduled to be played the following Wednesday, if possible.  Exception – regarding interleague games, the two coaches must come to an agreement for a day, time, and location for the makeup game and notify the home field officials to give the alternate information.

Weather Policy <--- Click Here for our BNLL Weather Policy


T-Ball Specific Items

  • TBall follows these ground rules
  • Managers bring to games:
    • Tee
    • Throw Down Bases
    • Tee Balls
    • Lineup  - just to make sure you don't skip anyone and keep the kids moving around to different "positions"
  • Will play multiple games on Harrison Field at a time.
    • Left Field
    • Right Field
    • Center Field
    • Infield
  • We have pop up benches for players to sit on in left, center and right field.
    • Benches will be in the Parker Field Shed - help setup and return to shed after game (benches are in blue canvas bags)
  • TBall Managers will receive:
    • bucket that will include:
      • tee
      • T-Balls
      • throw down bases
      • first aid kit
      • Practice Guide Book