Irmo Little League At A Glance
Field / Park Policy
Friarsgate Park is a SMOKE FREE park
Friarsgate Park does NOT allow pets (specifically, NO DOGS ALLOWED)
Parents, Visitors, Fans, Home and Visiting Teams: Please be aware NO NOISE MAKERS are allowed in Friarsgate park or anywhere close to Friarsgate fields. (No Air Horns, No Cow Bells, No clap sticks, No plastic bottles with coins, No blowing horns, No key shaking etc.)
These policies will be strictly enforced and parents could be asked to leave.
League Age Chart
Click on the link below to determine a player's Little League Age (calendar goes from May 1 to April 30 of following year for BASEBALL, and January 1 to December 31 for SOFTBALL)
Age bracket chart for baseball and softball
You must live within these Zip Codes to play at Irmo Little League:
29006 29033 29036 29053 29054 29063
29070 29072 29073 29112 29123 29212
29160 29169 29170 29172 29210
Spring 2013: If you register your child for any of our baseball or softball divisions and later opt to drop out, you will receive a FULL refund IF you notify the League in writing ON OR BEFORE February 17, 2013. From February 18, 2013 through February 23, 2012, you will receive a partial refund of the registration fee ($35 refund for first child, $25 refund for siblings ). NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED ON OR AFTER FEBRUARY 24, 2013.
Pursuant to Little League International rules, all persons that will have repetitive contact with children or otherwise hold a supervisory position involving children will be required to first submit and "pass" a national background check. Your Manager or Team Mom can get you a Volunteer Application or you can click on the link for the 2013 Volunteer Application. Also, under Irmo Little League rules, in order to be allowed on the field or in the dugout with the players during the games, the adult volunteer must wear a photo ID badge. For Spring 2013, only Managers and their Coaching Staff, Team Parents, ILL Board Members, and ILL Officers will receive photo ID badges. Pictures for badges will be taken by Trey Love at All American Imaging and a schedule for same will be distributed to those volunteers.
Jr. Coach Pitch:
1 hour (any day of the week)
Minors Divisions (Coach Pitch, National League, American League, Fastpitch Softball Minors)
1hr 30 minutes - week days
1hr 45 minutes - weekends (including Friday nights)
1 hr 45 minutes - week days
2 hrs - weekends (including Friday nights)
2 hrs - week days
2 hrs 30 minutes - weekends (including Friday nights)
Pitch Counts (link to additional info)
13 -14 yr old max 95
11 - 12 yr old max 85
9 - 10 yr old max 75
8 yr old max 50
Exception: If a pitcher reaches the limit imposed for his/her league age while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch until any one of the following conditions occurs: (1) that batter reaches base; (2) that batter is put out; or (3) the third out is made to complete the half-inning.
Days of Rest
0 to 20 pitches = 0 days
21 to 35 pitches = 1 day
36 to 50 pitches = 2 days
51 to 65 pitches = 3 days
66+ pitches = 4 days
A player that pitches 41 or more pitches in a game CANNOT play catcher in that same game
A player can catch a MAX of 3 innings if they intend to also pitch in that game
(If a player starts a 4th inning as the catcher (even one warm up pitch) they can NOT pitch in that game)
Home team = official scorekeeper
Visiting team = official pitch counter (require pitch counter(s) to check with other team between each inning to verify / dbl check total pitches) to avoid issues/protests later in the game)
Majors Pool Play
1. Pool players to be used in the event of a player being out for an extended time (1 week plus) AND shortage of players results.
2. Pool players are selected from a list of existing Majors players. We encourage players that want or need additional development to join the pool play list.
3. The "Pool Player" will play a total of six (6) defensive outs in the right field position; the outs MUST be consecutive (per Little League Rule Book). If there are only 9 players including the pool player, then the "Pool Player" can play the entire game in any position, except PITCHER and CATCHER.
4. If a Pool Player arrives at fields to play, they will be placed in the lineup.
5. The Pool Player(s) will be placed at the bottom of the batting order.
6. Players are selected from a blind list. The Player Agent calls the next person on list, if player cannot play or the call is not answered (NO messages will be left), the next person on the list is called until a parent is reached and that player agrees to play.
7. Pool Players will be used for regular season games ONLY.
8. If a team needs more than one Pool Player (with 9 players being the targeted number for each game), managers are requested to rotate the Pool Players on defense and when possible have the Pool Player sit (not the regular team player).
9. The spirit of pool play is to help teams with missing players; goal is 9 players. We are trying to ensure teams are playing with a proper amount of kids on each team.
10. A player can be used as a pool player and then again that same day on their regular team
11. In an emergency, if a Majors team only has 8 players arrive at the fields; to make sure a game gets played and ONLY if needed to get the team to 9 players will BOTH managers along with a board member or OOD select a Majors player that is currently at the park; this is NOT a normal practice and would be done only to help a team start a game so parents and players are not sent home without playing. The player must be at the fields and not currently playing a game with another team (MUST be a Majors player).
IRMO LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL PROTECTIVE GEAR POLICY
The Irmo Little League Executive Board of Directors has established the following policy for all softball participants:
Every pitcher in the softball program must wear a protective face mask during all practices and games.
This applies to all softball divisions, including coach pitch.