8U CP SPECIFIC RULES
RUNS PER INNING
7 runs maximum per inning, per team
INFIELD FLY
No infield fly will be in effect
AT BATS
Each batter receives 5 pitches or 3 swinging strikes, whichever comes first. If the batter fouls the 5th
pitch, the at bat continues.
No bunts
A player can not be intentionally walked
BASERUNNING
No leadoffs
A runner starting a play at 3rd base may ONLY advance home on a batted ball or when forced home.
Runner may leave base once contact is made: 1st Offense = Dead Ball / warning; 2nd Offense = Dead
Ball / offending runner is called out,
Courtesy runners are allowed for the catcher of record.
FIELDERS
Teams can use 9 or 10 fielders. If using 10 players, there must be 4 outfielders.
FIELD
There is a 30-foot safety arc from the 1st base line to the 3rd base line in front of home plate. All fielders
must stay behind the line until the ball is hit.
There is a circle 10 feet in diameter drawn with the front of the circle being at 42 feet from home plate.
The defensive player playing the pitcher position must start each play with a foot in the circle.
There is a line drawn from the 30-foot safety arc to the pitcher’s circle. The coach pitcher will keep one
foot on the line or straddle the line and can pitch anywhere on the line.
PITCHING COACH
There is a 30-foot safety arc from the 1st base line to the 3rd base line in front of home plate. All fielders
must stay behind the line until the ball is hit.
The pitching coach will not obstruct or interfere with any play. The penalty will be an umpire judgement
call and can include an out called and all runners returning to their bases.
If a batted ball hits the pitching coach, it’s called a foul ball if the umpire rules that the contact was
unintentional. The batter is called out if the umpire rules the contact was intentional and runners must
return to their bases.
DEFENSIVE COACHES
Are not allowed on the field of play. They will coach from the vicinity of the dugout.
RUN RULES
Run rules apply (20 after 3, 15 after 3, 10 after 4, 8 after 5)

If a team is mathematically eliminated, the game is called complete.