Tournament Rules

TOURNAMENT SPECIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS 

  1. PLAYING FIELD - Baseball playing field need not have an enclosed fence surrounding the outfield playing area. The baselines for age 8 Under shall be 60 feet and the pitching distance shall be 43 feet. Age 9 and 10 & Under the baselines shall be 65 feet and the pitching distance shall be 46 feet. Age 11 and 12 & Under the baselines shall be 70 feet and the pitching distance shall be 50 feet. Age 13 & Under the baselines shall be 80 feet and the pitching distance shall be 54 feet. Age 14,15,16,17, 18 and 19 & Under the baselines shall be 90 feet and the pitching distance shall be 60 feet, six inches ( 60' 6" ).
  2. PLAYERS' BENCHES — Refer to Official Baseball Rule 1.08 with the following exception: Kansas NBC Hap Dumont Youth Baseball suggests but doesn't require that players benches be enclosed and roofed.
  3. THE BALL — Refer to Official Baseball Rule 1.09.
  4.  BATS — These are approved for use in Kansas NBC "Hap" Dumont Youth Baseball. The bat for ages 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 & Under shall not be more then two and three-fourths inches in diameter at the thickest part. For age 14 the bat shall not be more then two and five-eights in diameter at the thickest part, with the unit differential, namely the difference between bat length measured in inches and bat weight measured in ounces, being no more then minus five. 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 & Under the bat shall not be more then two and five-eights inches in diameter at the thickest part, with the unit differential, namely the difference between bat length measured in inches and bat weight measured in ounces, being no more then minus three. Also, for ages 15 -19, all bats must have the BBCOR stamp on them. For all ages, the bat handle not more then 18 inches from the end, may be covered or treated with any material to improve the grip. No such material shall improve the reaction or distance factor of the bat.
  5.  PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR — Shall be worn at bat and while a base runner during practice and all games. Such headgear must cover the top of the head and have extended ear flaps which cover both ears and properly fit the player wearing it. Penalty: If a player refuses to wear headgear, he shall be removed from the game.etc
  6.  PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR, CUP AND SUPPORTER — This equipment must be worn by the catcher during practice and all games. The protective headgear must cover the top of the head, have extended ear flaps, and properly fit the catcher. PENALTY: If the catcher refuses to wear this equipment, he shall be removed from the game.
  7.  CATCHER’S MASK AND THROAT PROTECTOR — Any player warming up a pitcher at home plate shall wear a mask and it is recommended that any player warming up a pitcher at any other location shall wear a mask. The Throat Protector is considered part of the catcher’s mask. Penalty: If a player refuses to comply, he shall be removed from the game.
  8. STEEL CLEATS — Shall not be allowed for the 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 & Under in NBC “Hap” Dumont Youth Baseball. Penalty: If a player refuses to comply, he shall be removed from the game.
  9. UMPIRE REQUIREMENTS — Refer to Official Baseball Rule 3.01 with the following exception: Section (d) — The umpire shall be assured by the home club that an adequate supply of regulation balls are immediately available for use if required.
  10. OFFICIAL BASEBALL RULE 8.01 — The pitcher shall take signs from the catcher while standing on the rubber. Note: This applies to age 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 & Under only. PENALTY: After a warning by the umpire, the pitcher on the next offense, shall be removed from the mound as a pitcher for the remainder of the game.
  11. EXTRA HITTER (EH) - This rule is optional for 9u - 19u. A team must declare its intent to use this rule before the game starts. A team may bat ten (10) players, but may not revert to a nine (9) player line-up except for injury or illness, and only then if no substitutes are available. A manager may play any nine (9) of the ten (10) players, listed in the official line-up, on defense at any time.
  12. DESIGNATED HITTER (DH) - This rule is optional for 15u - 19u aged teams only. A team must declare its intent to use this rule before the game starts. A team may bat nine (9) players, with one player batting only for one player in the defensive lineup. The DH rule can not be used in conjunction with the EH rule
  13. BATTING LINE-UP - This rule is optional for 9u - 19u. A team must declare its intent to use this rule before the game starts. NBC Hap Dumont teams will be allowed to bat their entire line-up. How a Team starts the game will be how they must finish the game. Due to injury or illness a player may be removed from the line-up at the Tournament Directors discretion. A manager may play any nine (9) players, listed in the official line-up, on defense at any time
  14. RE-ENTRY — Any of the starting players may withdraw from the game and re-enter once, provided such player occupies the same batting position, when he is in the lineup. This includes pitchers and they can return and pitch. The pitcher is also governed by the provisions of Official Baseball Rule 3.05. A substitute who is withdrawn may not reenter.
    1. NOTE: If a player re-enters illegally as a pitcher, fielder or runner there is no penalty except that he must be removed from the game immediately when discovered. If he re-enters illegally as a batter, such illegal re-entry is penalized according to Official Baseball Rule 6.07, batting out of order. NOTE: If injury or illness occurs and all eligible substitutes have been used, a previously used substitute player may re-enter.
  15. MALICIOUS CONTACT ---If in the umpires judgment, a runner may not make malicious contact with a fielder, whether the fielder is in or out of the base path, or whether he has or doesn't have the ball. 
    1. PENALTY: Interference, the ball is dead, the runner is out, and other runners return to the base occupied at the time of the interference. If in the umpire's judgment, the interference prevented a double play, the umpire will award the second out.
  16. COURTESY RUNNER — A courtesy runner may be used for the pitcher or catcher, but not the same courtesy runner for both in the same inning. The courtesy runner must be a player not presently in the lineup. If no players, not presently in the lineup are available, the courtesy runner shall be the player making the last recorded out
  17. PROTESTING GAMES — All protests must be made immediately. The game will stop and will not proceed until the Protest Committee has made it's decision. No protest shall ever be permitted on judgment decisions by the umpire.
  18. ON THE FIELD
    1. 9u - 19u teams: Only players, managers and coaches that are listed on the team's Kansas NBC Hap Dumont roster are allowed on the field or in the dugouts.
    2. All age divisions: When the ball is in play only the defensive players, batter, on deck batter, and base coaches are allowed out of the dugout. 
    3. Bat boys/girls are NOT allowed.

 TOURNAMENT REGULATIONS

 VIII. TEAM COMPOSITION

  1. Each tournament team shall consist of not more than seventeen (17) players, one (1) manager and two (2) coaches. (Note: Age 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 & Under twenty (20) players.)

 IX. PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

  1. A player listed on a team roster which was filed on or before June 15th, and approve by the Kansas NBC State Tournament Administrator, shall be eligible for the tournament team provided that birth documents are in the custody of the proper tournament authority before the start of competition.
    • IN NO CASE shall a player be allowed to participate in tournament competition unless said birth document is presented to the tournament officials. No tournament official, State Director shall have authority to waive this requirement.
    • Due to death, major injury or extenuating circumstances, a tournament team player may be replaced on the roster upon proof of inability of said player to play and with authorization from the Kansas NBC State Tournament Administrator. The player replaced is not eligible for further tournament competition and replacement player must meet all tournament eligibility requirements.
    • Players are not allowed to be replaced once the team has played their first game of the tournament
    • To be eligible to compete in tournament play, a player must be listed on only one tournament roster per age division
    • The last tournament game played shall be forfeited for use of an illegal player.

 X. DOCUMENTS

  1. The tournament team manager must check in with the tournament officials with the following documents prior to the start of competition:
    • Birth documents or records as specified by rule IV for each of the tournament team players.
      • These documents will remain in the custody of tournament officials until the team has completed tournament play.
    • A copy of the teams accident and liability insurance coverage
  2. Team manager must sign the copy of their team roster that the Tournament Director has downloaded

 XI. TOURNAMENT PLAYING RULES

  1. Kansas NBC "Hap" Dumont Youth Baseball tournament rules and regulations are in addition to Official Baseball Rules 1.00 through 10.22 with the exceptions listed under SPECIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS.
  2. A coin toss will determine the home team of each tournament game.
  3. All Kansas NBC “Hap” Dumont State Tournament competition will be decided by at least two games of pool play and the remaining tournament will be played in a single elimination bracket per the following:
  4. 8u - 13u: all 2-0 and 1-1 teams will advance to the Championship Bracket, all 0-2 teams advance to the Blue (Consolation) Bracket, exception; if all teams in a 3 team pool are 1-1, a tie breaker will be used to determine which two teams go to the Championship Bracket and the one team that goes to the Blue (Consolation)Bracket
  5. 14u - 19u: all teams advance to the Championship Bracket
  6. All State Tournaments with 11 or less entries; all teams advance to the Championship Bracket.
  7.  No pitcher, age 9, 10, 11 and 12 & Under, in Tournament play shall be allowed to pitch in no more then six innings in any two consecutive games with a limit of 12 innings over a 3 day period.  A pitcher who has pitched 6 innings in 2 consecutive games must rest for a minimum of 1 game before he is eligible to pitch again. No pitcher Age 13, 14, 15,16, 17, 18 and 19 & Under in Tournament play shall be allowed to pitch in no more then seven innings in any two consecutive games with a limit of 14 innings over a 3 day period.  A pitcher who has pitched 7 innings in 2 consecutive games must rest for a minimum of 1 game before he is eligible to pitch again.. NOTE: If a pitcher delivers one pitch in an inning, that pitcher will be charged for one inning pitched. A forfeited game that was never started will not be used in establishing a pitchers innings pitched in consecutive games.
  8. Kansas NBC Hap Dumont Youth Baseball strongly cautions that extreme care should be used so that an individual player is not over extended, to protect the players arm.
  9. Games in which an ineligible pitcher has been used shall be declared forfeited.
  10. Trips to the mound by a manager or coach may not exceed one trip per pitcher in any one inning. The second trip shall automatically result in the removal this pitcher, if he returns as a pitcher, he would be considered an improper pitcher and must be removed as a pitcher immediately when discovered.
  11. Kansas NBC “Hap” Dumont Youth baseball tournament games shall consist of six innings for age 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 & Under. Seven innings for age 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 & Under.
  12. In the event a game is called before completion, it shall be completed from the point of discontinuance.
  13. RUN RULE — A Tournament game will be terminated if one team is ahead and have had equal times at bat or the home-team is leading for age divisions 9u - 19u when its: 20 runs/2 innings, 15runs/3innings, 10runs/4 innings, 8 runs/5 innings
  14. The protest committee shall be composed of three members. The protest committee shall consist of: The Umpire in Chief, the Tournament Director and the Official NBC Representative or their appointed Representative. NOTE: The Official NBC Representative shall be Chairman of the Committee. A manager must immediately claim a violation of a rule at which time play will be suspended until the protest committee has made its decision based on information received from the managers and umpires and the committee's observations. The protest committee's decision will be final. No protest will be honored after a game has been completed.
  15. A manager, coach or player ejected from a game in progress, will be suspended for the remainder of that game and the subsequent game of that tournament. Note: All ejections will immediately be reported to the NBC Director.
  16. No byes shall be allowed in any Kansas NBC Hap Dumont Youth Baseball tournaments after the first round of play.
  17. All tournament brackets shall be approved by the Kansas NBC State Tournament Administrator.
  18. No tournament team shall play in more than three tournament games per day without permission from the Kansas NBC State Tournament Administrator

 XII. JURISDICTION

  1. All Kansas NBC State Tournaments shall be under the jurisdiction of the Kansas NBC "Hap" Dumont Youth Baseball Board of Directors, the Kansas NBC State Tournament Administrator and their appointed Tournament Director.