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Contents
ARTICLE 1: NAME AND DEFINITIONS ............................................................................................................ 4
ARTICLE 2: LOCAL LEAGUE DIVISIONS .......................................................................................................... 4
2.1. DIVISION BREAKDOWN ..................................................................................................................... 4
2.2. PLAYER RETENTION ........................................................................................................................... 4
2.3. T-BALL DIVISION ................................................................................................................................ 4
2.4. A DIVISION (SINGLE A) ...................................................................................................................... 4
2.5. AA DIVISION (DOUBLE A) .................................................................................................................. 5
2.6. AAA DIVISION (TRIPLE A) ................................................................................................................... 5
2.7. MAJORS DIVISION ............................................................................................................................. 5
2.8. 50170 INTERMEDIATE DIVISION ...................................................................................................... 6
2.9. JUNIORS DIVISION ............................................................................................................................. 6
2.10. SENIOR DIVISION ........................................................................................................................... 6
ARTICLE 3: REGISTRATION, MEMBERSHIP FEES, REFUNDS .......................................................................... 7
3.1. FEES ................................................................................................................................................... 7
3.2. REGISTRATION .................................................................................................................................. 7
3.3. REFUNDS ........................................................................................................................................... 8
3.4. PLAYERS ............................................................................................................................................. 8
3.5. SCHOLARSHIPS .................................................................................................................................. 8
ARTICLE 4: MANGER, COACH AND UMPIRE SELECTION ............................................................................... 9
4.1. MANAGERS' AND COACHES .............................................................................................................. 9
4.2 UMPIRES................................................................................................................................................ 10
ARTICLE 5: PRE-SEASON PLAYER TRYOUTS/EVALUATIONS ........................................................................ 10
5.1. ELIGIBILITY AAA DIVISION AND ABOVE ........................................................................................... 10
5.2. TRYOUTS/EVALUATIONS ................................................................................................................. 10
5.3. PLAYER RATINGS ............................................................................................................................. 10
ARTICLE 6: DRAFT, PLAYER SELECTION, TRADES AND WAIT LISTS ............................................................. 11
6.1. ELIGIBILITY AAA DIVISION AND ABOVE ........................................................................................... 11
6.2. TRYOUTS/EVALUATIONS ................................................................................................................. 11
6.3. PLAYER RATINGS ............................................................................................................................. 11
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ARTICLE 7: DRAFT, PLAYER SELECTION TRADES & WAIT LISTS ................................................................... 12
7.1. GENERAL OVERVIEW ....................................................................................................................... 12
7.2. DRAFT- AAA, MAJORS, JUNIORS AND SENIOR DIVISIONS .............................................................. 12
7.3. PROTECTED PLAYERS ...................................................................................................................... 13
7.4 ALL DIVISIONS ....................................................................................................................................... 14
7.5. DRAFT REQUIRMENTS ..................................................................................................................... 14
7.6. PARENT REQUESTS .......................................................................................................................... 14
7.7. TRADES ............................................................................................................................................ 15
7.8. WAITING LISTS ................................................................................................................................ 15
ARTICLE 8: PLAYER REPLACEMENT ............................................................................................................. 15
8.1. REPLACEMENT PLAYER PROCESS .................................................................................................... 15
8.2. MAJORS DIVISION ........................................................................................................................... 16
8.3. AAA DIVISION .................................................................................................................................. 16
8.4. ALL REMAINING DIVISIONS ............................................................................................................. 17
ARTICLE 9: SCHEDULING OF GAMES ........................................................................................................... 18
9.1. OPENING DAY .................................................................................................................................. 18
9.2. GAME SCHEDULES ........................................................................................................................... 18
9.3. RESCHEDULING OF GAMES ............................................................................................................. 18
9.4. PRACTICE SCHEDULE ....................................................................................................................... 18
ARTICLE 10: END OF SEASON TOURAMENT (EOST) .................................................................................... 19
10.1. MAJORS, AAA, AAA ..................................................................................................................... 19
10.2. INTERMEDIATE 50/70, JUNIOR, SENIOR (EOST).......................................................................... 20
ARTICLE 11 : ALL STAR TEAM SELECTION .................................................................................................... 20
11.1. SELECTION COMMITTEE .............................................................................................................. 21
11.2. MANAGER SELECTION ................................................................................................................. 21
11.3. PLAYER SELECTION ...................................................................................................................... 22
11.4. 8/9/10 ALL STAR TEAM ............................................................................................................... 22
11.5. 10/11 ALL STAR TEAM ................................................................................................................. 23
11.6. 11/12 ALL STAR TEAM ................................................................................................................. 24
11.7. INTERMEDIATE 50170, JUNIOR, SENIOR ALL STAR TEAMS ......................................................... 25
12. ARTICLE 12: CODE OF CONDUCT .................................................................................................... 26
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12.1. CONDUCT OF MEMBERS ............................................................................................................. 26
12.2. DRUGS, ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO NOT PERMITTED ................................................................... 26
ARTICLE 13: BASEBALL EQUIPMENT ........................................................................................................... 27
13.1. MANAGER RESPONSIBILTY .......................................................................................................... 27
ARTICLE 14: COMMITTEES ......................................................................................................................... 27
14.1. FINANCE COMMITTEE ................................................................................................................. 27
14.2. FIELDS COMMITTEE .................................................................................................................... 27
14.3. CONDUCT REVIEW COMMITTEE ................................................................................................. 27
ARTICLE 15: LOCAL LEAGUE RULES ............................................................................................................ 28
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ARTICLE 1: NAME AND DEFINITIONS
This Organization will be known as Hangtown Little League (The League/HTLL) and is governed by the Operating Manual and the Official Regulations and Playing Rules of Little League International, and the Hangtown Little League Constitution. HTLL adopts the terminology and definitions contained in the Little League International Rule Book and the Hangtown Little League Constitution, unless specific terms or definitions are further clarified in this document.
ARTICLE 2: LOCAL LEAGUE DIVISIONS
2.1. DIVISION BREAKDOWN
HTLL adopts Little League International's age division breakdowns except as explained below. League age is determined by the current rules and regulations of Little League International.
2.2. PLAYER RETENTION
Major Division Teams and higher, beginning with the 2017 baseball season, MAY adopt the player retention (property player) policy. Within the same division, all Players selected to a team during the previous year, will remain with that same team the following year (Retained). Prior to evaluations for the coming season, a Manager may elect to release a property player and the player will be placed back into the draft upon approval of the Board. Prior to evaluations for the coming season a Player/Parent/Guardian may also elect to be released and placed back into the draft with Board approval. Player retention has been in effect for two seasons and has generally been a disaster both years.
2.3. T-BALL DIVISION
T-Ball is the introductory level for players who are league age Four (4), five (5) and league age six (6) who have limited or no prior playing experience in programs operated by any Local League. The division is focused on the basic fundamentals of catching, throwing, and hitting while using an instructional batting tee.
2.4. A DIVISION (SINGLE A)
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Single A teams shall be comprised of players league age six (6), seven (7) and eight (8).
It is the Policy of the Local League that the Single A Division of the local Little League organization is a non-competitive training program. The goal of the A division is to train and
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qualify each player to advance to the next division. This is a Coach Pitch Division, developing the concepts of baseball on 60-foot bases.
2.5. AA DIVISION (DOUBLE A)
AA Division teams shall consist of players league age eight (8), nine (9) and ten (10).
All league age ten (10) players must play AA or higher. The goal of the AA division is to train and qualify each player to advance to the next division. This is a Kid Pitch Division, further developing the concepts of baseball on 60-foot bases, and player pitching from a 46-foot portable pitching mound.
2.6. AAA DIVISION (TRIPLE A)
AAA Division teams shall consist of players' league age eight (8), nine (9), ten (10) and eleven (11). All AAA players must participate in tryouts/evaluations and enter into the League Draft.
All league age 11 players must play AAA or higher regardless of previous experience unless a waiver is obtained from District 54. The goal of the AAA division is to train and qualify each player to advance to the next division. This is a Kid Pitch Division, further developing the concepts of baseball on 60-foot bases, and player pitching from a 46-foot pitching mound.
2.7. MAJORS DIVISION
All league age 12 players must play in Majors Division or higher, unless a twelve (12) year old waiver has been approved by HTLL and District 54.
Majors Division teams shall consist of players' league age nine (9), ten (10), eleven (11) and twelve (12).
Teams are formed from players who participated in tryouts/evaluations and were drafted to a Major Division Team or were retained by a Majors Division team as a property player from the previous year and who by age restrictions are required to play in the Majors division as explained below:
 There can be no more than eight (8)12-year-olds on any team roster.
 All players remaining after the Major Draft shall be placed in the Minor Division draft pool.
 All league-age 12-year-olds will be drafted in Majors unless the player and player's parents request a waiver to be placed in AAA and the request is approved in accordance with current District 54 waiver policies.
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2.8. 50/70 INTERMEDIATE DIVISION
All league age 13 players must play in the 50-70 Intermediate Division or higher.
The 50-70 Intermediate Division teams may consist of players who are league, (11) eleven, (12} twelve and thirteen (13) year olds only, who participated in evaluations and selected/drafted to a 50-70 Division team OR who were retained by a 50-70 Division team as a property player from the previous year. All players not selected to a team will be placed on a waiting list or may select to play in the Major Division (League age 12) or Junior Division (League age 13). If multiple teams are being formed all players names will be in the draft pool for consideration and may be drafted.
2.9. JUNIORS DIVISION
All league age 14 players must play in the Junior Division or higher.
The Junior Division teams shall consist of players who are league age thirteen (13).and league age fourteen (14) who participated in evaluations and selected/drafted to a Junior Division team OR who were retained by a Junior Division team as a property player from the previous year.
There can be no more than eight (8) 14-year-olds on any team roster and the number of 13-year-old players cannot exceed the number of 14-year-olds. The only exception to this rule is if the ages and numbers of players in the draft pool do not support the 8:4 ratio limitations.
2.10. SENIOR DIVISION
All league age players fifteen (15) or higher must play in the Senior Division.
The Senior Division teams shall consist of players who are league age 14-16 who participated in evaluatio11s and selected/drafted to a Senior Division team OR who were retained by a Senior Division team as a property player from the previous year. This season may begin after the High School season has ended.
There can be no more than eight (8)16-year-olds on any team roster and the number of 15-year-old players cannot exceed the number of 16-year-olds. The only exception to this rule is if the ages and numbers of players in the draft pool do not support the 8:4 ratio limitations.
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ARTICLE 3: REGISTRATION, MEMBERSHIP FEES, REFUNDS
3.1. FEES
The board shall annually establish and adopt a fee schedule and registration policy for all programs operated by HTLL consistent with the provisions of this , the HTLL Constitution, and Little League guidelines/rules/regulations if they so exist.
3.2. REGISTRATION
A. The Board shall establish the registration period (opening and closing) for all programs of HTLL and post those dates on their website no later than seven (7) days prior to the registration opening date.
B. The Board shall establish all registration fees and publish them on their website no later than seven (7) days prior to the registration opening date.
C. The Board shall establish registration late fees and publish those fees on the league website no later than seven (7) days prior to the registration closing date.
D. The Board may establish a fee schedule that rewards early registrants with discounts as an incentive. The Board may also offer sibling discounts for families with multiple registrants.
E. The Board shall open registration for all HTLL programs not Jess than thirty (30) days prior to the date the draft or player selection process for the applicable program.
F. The Board shall agree to the methods in which player registration may be accomplished. Methods of Registration may include, but are not limited to the following examples: Electronic registration over the internet (on-line registration), by phone, by email, in person, and/or by U. S. Mail or other third-party courier and delivery service.
G. The Board may elect to accept applications to register for HTLL programs after the closing date of registration. However, applications received after the closing date will be placed on ·a 'waiting list', and will be placed· on a team when an available spot becomes available. The Player Agent(s) (Division specific) shall maintain the waiting list for their Division(s) of play in HTLL. The Player Agent(s) (Division specific) shall be responsible for placement of applicants placed on the waiting list if a spot becomes available or they can create another team. All rosters must be finalized no later than ten (10) days prior to opening day.
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3.3. REFUNDS
A. As a general policy, HTLL does not provide refunds after the player selection draft or other player selection process. Requests for all types of refunds (including injury, moving out of the Local League boundaries, etc.), must be made in writing and delivered by mail, in person or email to HTLL by the parent/guardian. All requests must provide the reason for the refund request. Each refund request will be considered by The Board and will be judged on a case-by-case basis.
B. If a withdrawal request is submitted in writing and delivered by mail, in person or email to HTLL by the parent/guardian prior to the player selection draft or other player selection process, the registration fee, less a $25.00 processing fee.
C. If a withdrawal request is submitted after the player selection draft or other player selection process, fifty-percent (50%) of the total registration fee may be refunded to the member.
3.4. PLAYERS
Any individual properly and timely registered, after having paid all applicable fees and submitting proper documentation of the player’s age and legal residence as set forth in the Official Regulations and Playing Rules of Little League International shall be known as a Player.
Eligibility to Participate
Senior, Junior, 50-70, Major Divisions and Minor AAA Sub-Divisions: No person shall be eligible to be placed on the list of eligible players for selection to a team in the Divisions listed above until such person has submitted the following to HTLL: Proof of residency documentation, Proof of age documentation, Payment of registration fees, completed a payment plan application or been approved for a scholarship, and Participation of at least one league approved tryout.
T-Ball, A (Single A) and AA (Double A) Divisions: The Board MAY establish the deadline where any person applying to participate in the T-Ball, A (Single A) and AA (Double A) Division programs shall submit the following to HTLL: Proof of residency documentation, Proof of age documentation, Payment of program registration fees, completed a payment plan application or been approved for a scholarship.
3.5. SCHOLARSHIPS
A. Any regular member, who cannot afford to pay the registration or participation fee(s) applicable to any program as set forth in this article, shall file a Scholarship Request Form to HTLL for relief from said fees, in whole or in part. HTLL shall treat such applications confidentially.
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B. Applications by regular members for scholarships must be submitted to HTLL in accordance with the regulations above at the time of registration. If a scholarship is awarded by The Board, the player's family will- be required to volunteer at least 15 (15) hours of volunteer service to the league. Volunteer hours will be managed by the HTLL Board. The following activities shall constitute as "volunteer service": Service as an Officer, Board Member, Committee Member, Manager, Coach, or Team Parent; Participation in any other activity designated as a "Volunteer Activity" by The Board including but not limited to, field maintenance, service at HTLL events· and/or league representative at fundraising activities.
C. Upon successful completion of the scholarship application as explained above and a signed acknowledgement of the guidelines and requirements of the potential recipient are received, a Board Member will review, discuss and approve or deny the application. A Scholarship must be approved by a Board Member. The applicant will be immediately notified as to the result of the Application.
ARTICLE 4: MANGER, COACH AND UMPIRE SELECTION
4.1. MANAGERS' AND COACHES
A. The President shall prepare and present a list of qualified candidates who wish to Manage to the Board of Directors for approval. The Board of Directors must approve candidates as stated in the HTLL Constitution. All duly' approved candidates will be appointed to their respective position. Manager appointments conclude at the end of the season in which they were approved.
B. Coaches may be picked by their Managers and approved by the HTLL Board of Directors. Any Coach may be denied/removed as coach if the HTLL Board of Directors has reason to believe the person chosen does not represent the league in an appropriate manner
C. All Managers and Coaches shall submit an application designated by the HTLL Board of Directors and undergo a background check in accordance with the Little League International Operating Manual, the HTLL Constitution and Bylaws.
D. The HTLL Board of Directors may, at their discretion, interview Manager Candidates, and may be assisted in the interview process by a selection committee. Upon review of the applications and completion of interviews (if conducted), the Board of Directors shall submit a list of approved Managers in each Division to the Board for approval. Approved Managers shall, prior to tryouts, identify their desired first choice for a Coach who shall then, themselves be reviewed by the President and presented to the Board for approval. All other Coach applicants shall be evaluated and appointed by the President no later than prior to team practices beginning.
E. One approved Manager and/or Coach per team must attend or complete all mandatory training requirements, clinics and meetings per year unless excused by the President, Vice President and/or the Player agent(s) (Division specific). Managers who fail to have one representative from their team attend the training will have to attend a make-up. Any Manager who is unable to adhere to the rules as stated above may be removed from his or her respective position under the disciplinary guidelines out lined in the HTLL Constitution.
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4.2 UMPIRES
A. All Umpires shall submit an application and undergo a background check in accordance with the Official Regulations and Playing Rules of Little League International, The HTLL Constitution and Bylaws.
B. Umpire candidates shall be interviewed by the Chief Umpire and may also be required to be interviewed by the Board prior to their appointment.
C. Umpires shall attend or complete all mandatory training requirements, training games, clinics and meetings unless excused by the Chief Umpire.
D. Umpires shall be responsible for their assignments, their actions on the field and to comply with the Little League International Operating Manual, the Official Regulations and Playing Rules of Little League International, the HTLL Constitution and Bylaws.
ARTICLE 5: PRE-SEASON PLAYER TRYOUTS/EVALUATIONS
5.1. ELIGIBILITY AAA DIVISION AND ABOVE
A. All registered player members, ages nine (9) or older who desire to be available as a player in the AAA Division or higher are required to attend at least one (1) of the scheduled assessments in order to be eligible to be drafted to the highest level possible for them, as dictated by their skills and abilities.
B. Any registered player member, age nine (9) or older who fails to attend one (1) of the scheduled assessments (as required above) without a waiver from The Board, will be placed on the age appropriate wait list. Said player will be placed at the lowest age appropriate level of play if an opening becomes available and will not be eligible for the all-star tournament. Players who are assigned from the waitlist will fill team rosters or replace dropped or injured players. Players will be placed on teams based on earliest registration. After· opening day a refund will be issued to the all wait listed players who have not been placed on a team.
5.2. TRYOUTS/EVALUATIONS
A. Tryouts/evaluations will be conducted by League Age and/or as decided by The HTLL Board of Directors or committee assigned by the HTLL Board of Directors.
B. The foll9wing Personnel are allowed to be on the field during Tryouts/Evaluations.
C. HTLL League Board Members who are actively participating in the work of conducting try-outs, or any volunteers who have been specifically recruited to assist with conducting Tryouts/Evaluations.
D. Managers plus (+) one (1) approved Coach
5.3. PLAYER RATINGS
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HTLL reserves the right to use Independent Raters during try-outs to serve any purposes it deems necessary. The term "Independent Rater" as used herein shall mean those individuals appointed by the Player agent(s), who shall observe tryouts and rate Player skill and ability for purposes of assisting Managers in the Player selection process.
ARTICLE 6: DRAFT, PLAYER SELECTION, TRADES AND WAIT LISTS
6.1. ELIGIBILITY AAA DIVISION AND ABOVE
A. All registered player members, ages nine (9) or older who desire to be available as a player in the AAA Division or higher are required to attend at least one (1) of the scheduled assessments in order to be eligible to be drafted to the highest level possible for them, as dictated by their skills and abilities.
B. Any registered player member, age nine (9) or older who fails to attend one (I) of the scheduled assessments (as required above) without a waiver from The Board, will be placed on the age appropriate wait list. Said player will be placed at the lowest age appropriate level of play if an opening becomes available and will not be eligible for the all-star tournament. Players who are assigned from the waitlist will fill team rosters or replace dropped or injured players. Players will be placed on teams based on earliest registration. After opening day a refund will be issued to the all wait listed players who have not been placed on a team.
6.2. TRYOUTS/EVALUATIONS
A. Tryouts/evaluations will be conducted by League Age and/or as ·decided by The HTLL Board of Directors or committee assigned by the HTLL Board of Directors.
B. The following Personnel are allowed to be on the field during Tryouts/Evaluations.
C. HTLL League Board Members who are actively participating in the work of conducting try-outs, or any volunteers who have been specifically recruited to assist with conducting Tryouts/Evaluations.
D. Managers plus (+) one (1) approved Coach
6.3. PLAYER RATINGS
HTLL reserves the Fight to use Independent Raters during try-outs to serve any purposes it deems necessary. The term "Independent Rater" as used herein shall mean those individuals appointed by the Player agent(s), who shall observe tryouts and rate Player skill and ability for purposes of assisting Managers in the Player selection process.
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ARTICLE 7: DRAFT, PLAYER SELECTION TRADES & WAIT LISTS
7.1. GENERAL OVERVIEW
A. The drafts for all divisions shall be held after tryouts/evaluations on a date and time determined by the Player Agents.
B. If there is not a ·sufficient number .of players registered to field more than one team in any/all of these divisions, a draft shall not be held for that respective division. Teams will be made by the Player Agent from all registered players in said division.
C. If there is a sufficient number of Players registered in the 50/70 division to exceed more than one team the Player Agent and approved Manager will select between 10 to 14 players and will be built with an emphasis to field one (1) competitive team.
D. The Major, Junior and Senior division draft shall be conducted by utilizing one of the draft options described in the Little League Operating Manual and in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Official Regulations and Playing Rules of Little League International. The Board shall annually establish the method under which the draft is to be conducted. Option A, Option B, or Option C will be selected. If HTLL decides to use an alternate method to draft, a detailed synopsis of the draft will be submitted to Little League District 54 for approval.
E. Triple A (AAA) will utilize Option B (redraft) of the Little League International Operating Manual as the player selection method as described in Section 2.3.
F. T-Ball, Single A and Double A (AA) Division Player selections and team assignments shall
be made at the discretion of the Player agent(s) (Division specific).
G. The Policy of Little League International requires that all teams in the Minor League Program, including Tee Ball, be dissolved at the end of each season. All players must be returned to the league's player pool. No manager or team can automatically retain a player for a subsequent season. No player or team in the Minor League (including Tee Ball) can, under any circumstances, be deemed to be the property of, or under the jurisdiction, supervision or control of a particular team in the Major League of the local Little League. There can be no so-called "affiliated'' system in any chartered Little League. The Regulations state that the Minor League is an integral part of the total Little League Program. Its purpose is to provide training and instruction for those candidates who, by reason of age and other (defined, measured) factors, do not qualify for selection to the Major League level. Any player is placed on a Minor League team, is automatically eligible to be "called up" to a Major Division team when a vacancy occurs, provided the player is of the correct age for the division. This is the case even when a player misses tryouts and is placed onto a Minor League team.
7.2. DRAFT- AAA, MAJORS, JUNIORS AND SENIOR DIVISIONS
A. If the Board establishes a Player Retention/Property Player system as defined by the Little League International Operating Manual as the player selection method, the following provisions apply:
 Prior to the commencement of the draft for any Division or Sub-Division of the Local League, the Player agent(s) (Division specific) shall prepare the list of Players eligible for selection in the draft.
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C. The Player agent(s) (Division specific) shall prepare the roster of (retained/property) Players for each team and the number of vacant roster positions available to complete each team. No draft shall commence prior to the completion of the roster of retained/property players for each team (Division specific).
D. Division managers shall fill their rosters through the draft by choosing players in rotation until they have filled their roster. Once a team's roster is complete, that team will no longer draft and their draft position will be skipped allowing the remaining teams to draft and fill their rosters.
E. The order of the draft will be randomly selected by lot prior to the start of the draft.
F. The draft will be conducted using a recurring snake order (1-2-3-4, 4-3-2-1, 1-2-3-4, 4-3-2-1) until all teams are full, utilizing the order that was established above.
G. If there were no standings recorded in the previous year or in the event that this is the first season utilizing these rules/regulations, the draft order/selection shall be made via a random drawing.
H. If the Board establishes a redraft system (no retained players other than coaches children) as defined by the Little League International Operating Manual as the player selection method, the following provisions apply:
 Division managers shall fill their entire rosters through the draft by choosing players in rotation.
 The order of selection will be determined by a random drawing.
 The draft will be conducted using a serpentine (snake) order, with the first round being completed in the order as established in paragraph (b), and the next round in the reverse order of the first round. Order in subsequent rounds will alternate accordingly. (1-2-3-4 then 4-3-2-1 -1-2-3-4-4-3-2-1)
7.3. PROTECTED PLAYERS
A. Protected Players rules and regulations shall apply to all teams and divisions regardless of draft or selection, as explained herein.
B. The Manager may protect their child. If the Managers team is in a division that utilizes a draft, the Manager must select their child in the third round. If this option is not available or utilized the Manager will retain his/her third round draft pick.
C. The Manager may protect the child of one pre-approved Coach. If the Managers and/or Coaches team is in a division that utilizes a draft, that player must be taken in the fourth round unless the Manager does not utilize his/her child option, at which point the Coach's child must be drafted in the third round. If a manager and/or a coach do not utilize this option they retain their regular picks.
D. Property Players defined by the HTLL must return to the same team from the previous year unless they have moved on to the next division or have been released back into the draft.
E. Sibling Option
 For any team that does not utilize a draft, any siblings must be placed on the same team.
 If there are two or more siblings in a draft for a respective division the Manager who selects the first sibling automatically has the option to select the other sibling on their next turn regardless of what round the original pick is made.
 Failure to use this option results in the sibling being released back into the draft and made available for selection by any team.
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 If a Protected player on a given team has a sibling who newly enters the draft for the same division, the respective Manager may elect to utilize the sibling option. The Manager must announce this option prior to the draft and must select the sibling with the earliest pick available beginning with the third round only after all protection options in subsections (4)(b) and (4)(c) are met. Subsequently this option draft pick may take place as early as round three· (3). In the rare occasion where there are multiple siblings (more than 1) then the sibling option still applies. All draft picks will fall into place accordingly after said sibling options have been met.
 If subsections (4)(b) and (4)(c) both apply then the sibling options would begin with the fifth round and proceed forward until all sibling options have been met.
7.4 ALL DIVISIONS
A. If a Player is drafted to a team, in any Division, he/she must play in that Division, except as determined The Board.
B. Roster size and allocation of Players within each division is based upon Players league age and skill level as determined by The Board.
7.5. DRAFT REQUIRMENTS
A. The following shall be required to attend and participate in Player selection drafts or other Player selection processes:
B. The Player agent(s) (Division specific) shall be responsible for the operation of the draft or Player selection process.
C. The Managers of the Division who shall represent each team for which the draft or Player selection process is being conducted.
D. If a Manager cannot attend the draft, the Manager must designate a Coach to act as his/her representative at the draft.
E. If there are no representatives for a given team, that team will be selected by the Player Agent based on the next available player on the list, in order by evaluation grade and/or skill level, and shall effectuate the building of a fair and competitive team/division.
F. For all divisions who utilize the draft, each team may be represented in the draft or Player selection process by no more than two persons who are approved Managers or Coaches.
G. Anyone wishing to attend the draft or selection process other than the above mentioned, · will need to have HTLL Board approval prior to the day of the draft.
7.6. PARENT REQUESTS
A. Prior to the completion of tryouts/evaluations, a Parent may request in writing to HTLL, that their son/daughter not be drafted by a particular Manager and/or Coach.
B. After a player has been drafted to a team or placed on a team, the player may request to be released from that team for any reason. The released player shall be placed onto the waiting list for that division and placed if and when an opening arises.
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7.7. TRADES
A. All trades shall be completed immediately after the draft has been completed, and in any event, must be completed and finalized before any of the Managers leave the draft room. The following trade procedure must be complied with.
B. All trades shall be made through and with the approval of the Player agent and Managers of both teams.
C. All trades must be Player for Player only.
D. There will be no trading of Property Players.
E. Trades involving a Player for draft choices are not permitted.
7.8. WAITING LISTS
A. Players registering after tryouts will be placed on the waiting list sequentially by the date and time that they registered with HTLL. When there are eligible Players on a waiting list HTLL shall notify the applicable Player Agent. When there is still room (post-draft or other team formation) on the rosters of some or all teams in a division, the Player Agent shall notify the Team Managers, within his/her division that new players are available and the Team Managers may elect to accept players from said list, in the same order used in the draft for their Division, in the order that Players were placed on the waiting list. Selections must be processed through the Player Agent.
B. If an opening occurs on a team that was previously at capacity, the Manager shall notify the Player Agent. The applicable Player Agent will then offer to place, the first Player on said waiting list, onto the team that has a vacancy on its roster. The Player Parent/Guardian will be provided with forty-eight (48) hours from notification of the placement to complete all registration requirements (payment of fees and submission of required documentation). When the Player completes the registration requirements, the Player Agent shall assign the Player to the team and officially authorize his/her participation in HTLL activities. If the Player does not complete the registration requirements, the Player agent may withdraw the placement offer and make a placement offer to the next Player on the waiting list. This process shall repeat itself until all roster openings have been filled.
ARTICLE 8: PLAYER REPLACEMENT
8.1. REPLACEMENT PLAYER PROCESS
NOTE 1: Any and all Replacement Player transactions must be executed through the respective division's Player Agent. In the event of a player loss, team Managers shall not directly recruit a Replacement Player or make contact with player Parents for replacement purposes.
NOTE 2: Failure of a Manager to properly address the loss or potential loss of a Player as described herein, or violation by a Manager of any other of the provisions of the replacement Player process, shall be grounds for disciplinary action by the Board.
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A. A current Division specific waiting list Player must be drawn prior to using option (b).
B. Two weeks after AAA teams are formed; the Player Agent will send all AAA league age ten (10) and eleven (11) year old Players a letter asking who would be interested in moving up to the Major Division if given the opportunity during the season. The Player Agent will generate a list from those interested in moving up and will use that list to fill any vacancies. Upon losing a player the Manager shall notify the applicable Player Agent within three (3) days, who shall advise the President. At this point, the Manager’s only points of contact are the HTLL President and the applicable Player Agent. The Manager is NOT to discuss this process with anyone else.
D. If a lost Player will not be able to return to full participation with their team during the regular season, the Board shall issue a letter releasing the Player from the team's roster and HTLL. Otherwise, the lost Player will remain on their team's roster as an inactive/injured Player until they are able to return to a full playing status as directed by their parent or guardian and physician or accredited medical provider.
E. If the President and Player agent(s) (Division specific) conclude that a team has lost a Player and needs a replacement Player, the Player agent(s) (Division specific) shall identify those Players on the divisional waiting list through options (6)(a) or (6)(b) above and will identify the eligible Players by name, age and current team and will present the .list of eligible players to the affected Manager.
8.2. MAJORS DIVISION
A. Pursuant to the Official Regulations and Playing Rules of Little League International, the Board may approve the addition of a replacement Player to a Major Division team roster when that team loses a Player during the regular season for the following reasons:
B. A Player moves to another city or state and is unable to continue to attend practice and games;
C. A Player is injured and will not be able to participate in practices or games until after 50% of the season has been completed. However, an injured player may remain on a team's roster as an injured reserve Player unless their retention would cause a team to have more than fifteen total players; ·
D. A Player Parent/Guardian, for personal reasons, decides to terminate his/her association with the team;
E. Any other reasonable reason that is reviewed and approved by the Board.
F. If a Major Division player is injured and will not return before 50% of the season has been completed, the Manager for the Player's team must follow the replacement player process as outlined in these Bylaws.
G. If the injured player provides documents showing he/she will return prior to the completion of 50% of the season, the team does not have to pick up a replacement player.
H. If after 50% of the season has already been completed and a player is injured, the Manager of his/her team is not required to pick up a player.
I. The Player agent(s) (Division specific) will work closely with 'the Manager, Parents to monitor the injured player's return.
8.3. AAA DIVISION
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A. AAA Managers will work with the Player Agent (s) to determine if they need to replace a player on ·their team. If a replacement player is warranted, the same process as detailed above will be used.
B. A current Division specific waiting list Player must be drawn prior to using option (b).
C. Two weeks after AA teams are formed, the Player Agent will send all AA league age nine
(9) and ten (I0) year old Players a letter asking who would be interested in moving up to
the AAA Division if given the opportunity during the season. The Player Agent will generate a list from those interested in moving up and will use that list to fill any vacancies. if option (a) is unsuccessful.
D. If a player who is on the Volunteer List then declines after being asked, he/she will forfeit their .eligibility to play All-Stars.
8.4. ALL REMAINING DIVISIONS
A. Pursuant to the Official Regulations and Playing Rules of Little League International, if a Senior, Junior, Double AA, Single A Division, or T-Ball Division team Manager loses any Player on the roster during the regular season, the Player Agent may approve the transfer of a replacement Player from within the affected division, or from a pre-established waiting list of children who registered after teams were formed. An affected manager shall make a request to their respective· division's Player Agent who shall review the request and approve or deny a replacement Player.
B. If the Player agent approves an affected Manager's request for a replacement Player and there is insufficient players on a waiting list, The Player agent shall have each of the remaining Managers within the division supply the names of two (2) prospective players from each of their rosters who are not the Manager's or Coach's sons or daughters. The Player Agent shall provide to the affected Manager the list of all prospective replacement Players. The affected Manager shall, within one (1) day make their selection of a replacement Player from the provided list.
C. If the Manager fails to make a selection within the given time frame, The Player Agent will assign a replacement player from the provided list to the affected team.
D. The Player Agent shall, within twenty-four (24) hours notify the selected replacement Player, through the Player's Parent/Guardian and the Managers of each affected team of their selection as a replacement Player.
E. If the selected replacement Player declines their selection, the Player agent shall immediately notify the next remaining Player of their selection. This process shall continue until a replacement Player accepts their selection or the list is exhausted.
F. Should all of the prospective replacement Players decline their selection, the process ends and the affected team continues to play the remainder of the season with a reduced roster
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ARTICLE 9: SCHEDULING OF GAMES
9.1. OPENING DAY
A. The first scheduled game of the season shall be set at the discretion of the Board, but in no event shall it be scheduled later than April 15. Games are permitted, and may be played on Opening Day, so long as field conditions are approved by the "Fields Committee."
9.2. GAME SCHEDULES
Games are scheduled by the League Scheduler, division player agents or other authorized board member or members assigned to generate the league schedule. The scheduled number of games and frequency are dependent upon the number of teams and field availability in each division.
9.3. RESCHEDULING OF GAMES
A. For the Major, AAA and AA Division, the Player Agent(s), Field Supervisor and Chief Umpire must make every attempt to reschedule any cancelled, called, missed or postponed game. A make-up game shall be communicated to the affected teams. If one or both teams fail to report to the field for the scheduled make-up game, one ·or both shall be subject to forfeiture. All forfeits count as losses. If a make-up game cannot be scheduled then the game will be listed as a TIE and or DRAW. {NOTE: This provision only applies when League standings are being used to determine post-season participation).
B. Make-up games shall be considered to have priority and will be provided a scheduling preference for any and all available fields when any attempt by the League is being made to reschedule any game(s) postponed for any reason.
9.4. PRACTICE SCHEDULE
A. Only practices held on approved fields by Hangtown Little League are sanctioned and covered under Hangtown Little League General Liability Insurance Policy. Practices held on private property or other fields are not sanctioned by Hangtown -Little League.
B. Practices are scheduled by the Division Player Agents. The scheduled number of practices and frequency are dependent upon the number of teams and field availability in each division. The practice schedule will be set on a seasonal basis, i.e., Spring/Fall.
C. Practices can be cancelled to accommodate game reschedules due to rain or weather conditions
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ARTICLE 10: END OF SEASON TOURAMENT (EOST)
10.1. MAJORS, AAA, AAA
NOTE: Majors Division, First (1st) and Second (2nd) place teams from the EOST shall represent HTLL at the District 54 Tournament of Champions (TO C). District 54 does not support TOC for the Minor Division.
A. Each team (and its Players) will have the opportunity to participate in an end of season tournament.
B. The EOST shall commence during the week following the completion of the regular season and shall be concluded as quickly as possible.
C. The Board will determine which tournament option HTLL will adopt before the season begins and reserves the right to change the option prior to the beginning of each season, depending on the needs of the league. Except as modified by the provisions of this Article, the playing rules that apply to each Division EOST shall be the same playing rules that apply to each respective Division during the regular-season.
D. The End of Season Tournament shall consist of a single elimination tournament thus allowing each participating team to play a minimum of one (I) game. Bracket games will be set by seeding from league standings at the end of the regular season. Standings (1st through last place) will be determined by the winning percentage of the team's, calculated by dividing the number of games won by the total number of games played.
E. If two teams have the same record at the end of the regular season, then the head to head record shall be the tie breaker.
F. The tournament brackets and schedule. If assistance is required, any Board member whose child does not play in the respective division may assist the Player Agent.
G. The Home team shall be determined by the highest seed from league standings for each game.
H. All protests will be handled at the time of protest. The contest will be halted until the matter is resolved by the Tournament Director and/or Player Agent. The Tournament Director shall resolve any protest consistent with these By-Laws and the Official Regulations and Playing Rules of Little League International after consulting with both managers and umpires involved in the protest.
I. If further assistance is needed the Tournament Director will confer with the Head Umpire of the League for assistance. ·
J. In the event that the Tournament Director is unavailable or unable to resolve the protest, the President shall make all decisions pertaining to any protests.
K. In the event the President is unavailable, the Vice President will act in his/her place. Similarly, if both the President and the Vice President are unavailable, any other Board Member in attendance may assist in the final decision; however the final decision will ultimately be made by the Umpire in this case.
L. The ten (10) run rule shall not apply.
M. All games will be played to the completion of the sixth (6th) inning thus making it a regulation game. There will be no game time limit used for this tournament.
N. No games can end in a tie score.
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10.2. INTERMEDIATE 50/70, JUNIOR, SENIOR (EOST)
A. If the Local League has one (1) team competing in an upper level Division, within a single level of play, during the regular season, that team shall participate in the District 54 TOC.
B. If the Local League has two (2) or more teams competing in an upper level Division, within a single level of play, during the regular season, the Local League shall conduct an End of Season Tournament (EOST). The winning team shall advance to District 54 TOC.
C. The section below (D-0) shall apply only if there are multiple teams in the upper level Divisions, within a single level of play, during the regular season.
D. The EOST shall consist of either a single or double elimination tournament format as determined by the Board and the Player Agent (division specific). The bracket will be provided to managers prior to the start of the post season play.
E. The EOST shall commence during the week following the end of the regular season and shall be concluded as quickly as possible.
F. The Upper Division Player Agents (50/70 and above) shall serve as Tournament Director.
G. The Home team shall be determined by the final league standings at the end of the regular
H. All protests will be handled at the time of protest. The contest will be halted until the matter is resolved by the Tournament Director and/or Player Agent. The Tournament Director shall resolve any protest consistent with these By-Laws and the Official Regulations and Playing Rules of Little League International after consulting with both managers and the umpires involved in the protest.
I. If further assistance is needed the Tournament Director will confer with the Head Umpire of the League for assistance.
J. In the event that the Tournament Director is unavailable or unable to resolve the protest, the President shall make all decisions pertaining to any protests.
K. In the event the President is unavailable, the Vice President will act in his/her place. Similarly, if both the President and the Vice President are unavailable, any other Board Member in attendance may assist in the final decision; however the final decision will ultimately be made by the Umpire in this case.
L. There will be no game time limit used for this tournament.
M. All games will be completed and must be played until they are considered a complete regulation game.
N. No games shall end in a tie score.
O. Except as modified by the provisions of this Article, the playing rules that apply to the Junior Division EOST shall be the same playing rules that applied to the Junior Division for the regular season.
P. The winner of the EOST will represent HTLL in the District 54 Tournament of Champions (TOC).
ARTICLE 11: ALL STAR TEAM SELECTION
NOTE: If any Player, Manager, or Coach fails to perform/complete his/her All Star commitment and obligations, unless sick or injured, that Player, Manager, or Coach may be subject to disciplinary action and sanctions by the Board, up to and including removal or replacement from the All Star team, and may include being declared ineligible for All Star participation in any subsequent year.
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11.1. SELECTION COMMITTEE
A. Each Team in each division from AAA through Juniors Division shall be represented by its Manager (or a Manager's designee ONLY in the event the Manager cannot be present). All eligible Managers in attendance shall be eligible to participate as a member of the selection committee.
B. The Player agent(s) and the President shall be present at each All-Star selection meeting. In the event that the President cannot attend the meeting the Vice President will attend.
C. Independent raters may be in attendance depending on the selection method chosen. Those independent raters must be selected and approved by the Board.
D. There will be no guests present for the All Star selection meeting, except for any current Board member who choose to observe the meeting. Only committee members or individuals approved above shall attend the selection meeting.
11.2. MANAGER SELECTION
A. Each All Star team shall have one (1) Manager and one (1) or two (2) Coaches as set forth the Tournament Rules Section of the Official Regulations and Playing Rules.
 To be eligible for selection, candidates must submit an application and shall not have been disqualified by District 54 or the Local League for any reason.
 To be eligible for selection as an All Star Manager and/or Coach, a candidate shall have served as a Manager or Coach of a regular season team of the HTLL: Juniors/Seniors (for Junior/Seniors All-Stars); Little League (for Major 11/12) or Major/Minor Divisions (for 10/11 and 8/9/10). ·
B. The All Star Manager is solely responsible for filling vacancies, drawing from eligible players that may occur on tournament teams.
C. The President shall nominate all candidates to manage the Senior, Junior, Little League (Major Division 11/12 Year Old), 10/11 Year Old and 8/9/10 Year Old All Star teams.
D. The President shall meet with the Player Agent(s) division specific prior to making a nomination in order to discuss the candidate's skills and abilities.
E. The President shall have the authority to, at his/her discretion, conduct interviews and/or consult with other persons with knowledge of any candidate's qualifications concerning the selection of any individual to serve as an All Star Manager.
F. Each All Star Manager nominated by the President shall be approved by majority vote of the Board.
G. Once approved by the Board, each All Star Manager may suggest to the President, one (1) or two (2) persons to serve as All Star Coaches for the respective All Star Team. ·
H. The President shall meet with the Player Agent(s) division specific prior to making an appointment in order to discuss the coaching candidate's skills and abilities.
I. The President shall submit the names of those appointed to serve as All Star Coaches to the Board.
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11.3. PLAYER SELECTION
A. HTLL All Star Teams will be voted on and selected after three fourths of the regular season has been completed. HTLL will formally release the names announcing those Players selected for the All-Star Teams only after all team members have been established. Additionally, the announcement of those Players selected for the All-Star Teams shall not be made before June 15th.
B. HTLL may have All Star team in the following divisions:
C. 9-10 year old Division, 10-ll year old Division, 11-12 year old Division, 50/70 Intermediate, Juniors and Seniors.
D. Every All Star eligible player shall receive the HTLL's All Star Notice prior to the voting and selection process. Said notice shall include information regarding all aspects of All Star play, try-out dates (if any); practice/game time commitment; tournament dates, etc. Parents must read, sign and return said notice in order for their player to be considered fully eligible.
E. A player who fails to return the notice, or cannot commit to all terms stated within the notice shall be ineligible to be considered for All Star selection.
F. All Star Teams shall consist of the appropriate number of players as required by the Official Regulations and Playing Rules of Little League International. HTLL will strive to have thirteen (13) or fourteen (14) players per All Star Team.
G. Each All Star roster shall include sufficient pitching strength to meet tournament schedules.
H. In the event a Player declines, for any reason, his/her All-Star selection, such slot(s) will then be considered vacant and immediately filled from the pool of eligible players. Replacement players shall be chosen by the All-Star Manager with approval of the President and Player agent(s) division specific.
I. If there is more than one player with an equal amount of votes to qualify for the final roster spot, the final selection will be made by a new vote containing just those players. This vote will be made by the selection committee.
11.4. 8/9/10 ALL STAR TEAM
A. The 8/9/10-year-old All-Star Team will be comprised of thirteen (13) or more of those eligible league age eight (8) nine (9) and league age ten (10) players. All league-age eight
(8) nine (9) and league age ten (10) players on a regular season roster of any team in the Major or AAA Division shall be eligible. Consistent with Local League philosophy, the 8/9/10-year old All-Star Team shall be selected with the goal of advancing as far as possible in the District 54 tournament and beyond.
B. Following the end of the Regular season, and after the 10/11 All-Star Team selection process has been completed, the AAA Division Player Agent shall conduct and act as Chairperson for the 8/9/10 All-Star Team selection committee. The Board shall specify one of the following three methods by which the 8 9110 All Star Team shall be selected:
Option 1: All Star Selection Committee:
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 Ten (10) Players will be selected to the 8/9/10 All- Star Team by a selection committee consisting of all Majors and AAA Division Managers. This selection committee shall be chaired by the AAA Division Player ·agent.
 Those ten (10) players receiving the highest number of votes from the selection committee will be selected to the 8/9/10 All Star Team. In the event of a tie for the 10th spot, the election/evaluation committee shall continue to cast votes until the tie is broken.
 The remaining three (3) or more All-Star players will be selected by the 8/9/10 All-Star Manager.
Option 2: Group Voting:
A ballot listing all eligible league age twelve (12) and league age eleven (11) players will be sent to each player, Manager and coach for each Major and AAA Division team that has league age twelve (12) and/or league age eleven (11) players. This list will appear in alphabetical name order and will be given to each manager no later than seven (7) days prior to the date of selection. All votes must be returned to the Player Agent and accounted for prior to the selection date.
 Every player who receives a ballot may cast up to twelve (12) votes. The Player votes will count for 50% of the total vote.
 Every Manager who receives a ballot may cast up to twelve (12) votes.
 The Manager’s votes will count for 25% of the total vote.
 Every Coach who receives a ballot may cast up to twelve (12) votes. The Coaches votes will count for 25% of the total vote.
 The top ten (10) players with the highest votes will be selected to represent the 8/9/l 0 year old All Star Team.
 The remaining three (3) or more All-Star players will be selected by the 8/ 9/10 year old All-Star Manager.
 The Local League will formally release the names announcing those Players selected for the 8/9/10-year-old All-Star Team only after all the team members have been established. Additionally, the announcement of those Players selected for the 8/9/10-year-old All-Star Team shall not be made before June 15th.
11.5. 10/11 ALL STAR TEAM
A. The 10/11 year old All Star Team will be comprised of thirteen (13) or more of those eligible league age ten (10) and league age eleven (11) players. All league-age ten (10) and league age eleven (11) players on a regular season roster of any team in the Major or AAA Division shall be eligible. Consistent with Local League philosophy, the I0/11 All-Star Team shall be selected with the goal of advancing as far as possible in the District 54 tournament and beyond.
B. Following the end of the Regular season, and after the 11/12 All-Star Team selection process has been completed, the AAA Division Player agent shall conduct and act as Chairperson for the 10/11 All-Star Team selection committee. If more than fourteen (14) of the 10/11 players seek All Star selection, the Board shall specify one of the following three methods by which the 10/11 All Star Team shall be selected:
Option 1: All Star Selection Committee:
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 Ten (10) Players will be selected to the 10/11 All Star Team by a selection committee consisting of all Majors and AAA Division Managers. This selection committee shall be chaired by the AAA Division Player agent.
 Those ten (10) players receiving the highest number of votes from the selection committee will be selected to the 10/11 All Star Team. In the event of a tie, the election/evaluation committee shall continue to cast votes until the tie is broken.
 The remaining three -(3) or more All-Star players will be selected by the 10/11 All-Star Manager.
Option 2: Group Voting:
 A ballot listing all eligible league age ten (l0) and league age eleven (11) players will be sent to each player, Manager and coach for each Major and AAA Division team that has league age ten (10) and/or league age eleven (11) players. This list will appear in alphabetical name order and will be given to each manager no later than seven (7) days from the date of selection. All votes must be returned to the player Agent and accounted for prior to the selection date.
 Every player who receives a ballot may cast up to twelve (12) votes. The Player votes will count for 50% of the total votes.
 Every Manager who receives a ballot may cast up to twelve (12) votes. The Manager’s votes will count for 25% of the total vote.
 Every Coach who receives a ballot may cast up to twelve (12) votes. The Coaches votes will count for 25% of the total vote.
 The top ten (10) players with the highest votes will be selected to represent the 10/11 year old All Star Team.
 The remaining three (3) or more All-Star players will be selected by the 10/11 year old AllStar Manager.
 HTLL will formally release the names announcing those Players selected for the 10/11 year-old All-Star Team only after all the team members· have been established. Additionally, the announcement of those Players selected for the 10/11 year-old All-Star Team shall not be made before June 15th.
11.6. 11/12 ALL STAR TEAM
A. The 11/12 year old All Star Team will be comprised of thirteen (13) or more of those eligible league age twelve (12) and league age eleven (11) players. All league-age twelve
(12) and league age eleven (11) players on a regular season roster of any team in the Major and AAA Division shall be eligible. Consistent with Local League philosophy, the 11/12 All-Star Team shall be selected with the goal of advancing as far as possible in the District 54 tournament and beyond.
B. Following the end of the Regular season, the Major Division Player agent shall conduct and act as Chairperson for the Majors All-Star Team selection committee. If more than fourteen (14) of the 11/12 players seek All Star selection, the Board shall specify one of the following three methods by which the 11112 All Star Team shall be selected:
Option 1: All Star Selection Committee:
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 Ten (10) Players will be selected to the Majors All Star Team by a selection committee consisting of all Majors Division Managers. This selection committee shall be chaired by the Majors Division Player agent.
 Those ten (10) players receiving the highest number of votes from the selection committee will be selected to the Majors All Star Team. In the event of a tie, the election/evaluation committee shall continue to cast votes until the tie is broken.
 The remaining three (3) or more players will be selected by the Majors All Star Manager.
Option 2: Group Voting:
 A ballot listing all eligible league age twelve (12) and league age eleven (11) players will be sent to each player, Manager and coach for each Major and AAA Division team that has league age twelve (12) and/or league age eleven (11) players. This list will appear in alphabetical name order and will be given to each manager no later than seven (7) days from the date of selection. All votes must be returned to the Player Agent and accounted for prior to the selection date.
 Every player who receives a ballot may cast up to twelve (12) votes. The Player votes will count for 50% of the total votes.
 Every Manager who receives a ballot may cast up to twelve (12) votes. The Manager's votes will count for 25% of the total vote.
 Every Coach who receives a ballot may cast up to twelve (12) votes. The Coaches votes will count for 25% of the total vote.
 The top ten (10) players with the highest votes will be selected to represent the 11112 year old All Star Team.
 The remaining three (3) or more All-Star players will be selected by the 1 1112 year old All Star Manager.
 HTLL will formally release the names announcing those Players selected for the 11/12 year-old A H-Star Team only after all the team members have been established. Additionally, the announcement of those Players selected for the 11/12.year-old All-Star Team shall not be made before June 15th.
11.7. INTERMEDIATE 50170, JUNIOR, SENIOR ALL STAR TEAMS
A. The 50170, Junior and Senior Division All-Star Teams will be comprised of those eligible Players from the each respective Division. Consistent with local league philosophy, each upper Division All-Star Team shall be selected with the goal of advancing as far as possible in the District 54 tournament and beyond and that has the best chances to compete in and win the Junior League World Series.
B. If the Local League has only one team in any of the upper Division teams, that team will automatically advance to represent the Local League in All Star play.
C. Each upper division team will follow the same selection process as described above in Sections 3-5. Each division will select independently and shall include only the division and age specific players from each individual division.
D. The Local League will formally release the names announcing those Players selected for each Upper Division All-Star Team only after all the team members have been established. Additionally, the announcement of those Players selected shall not be made before June 15th.
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12. ARTICLE 12: CODE OF CONDUCT
NOTE: The official Hangtown Little League Code of Conduct is attached as an Appendix to the By-Laws. The document can also be accessed on the HTLL website.
12.1. CONDUCT OF MEMBERS
A. Board Members, Managers and Coaches shall conduct themselves in a manner that is above reproach and in compliance with the Operating Manual, Official Regulations and Playing Rules of Little League International, the Constitution and By-Laws of HTLL, and the HTLL Code of Conduct as spelled out herein.
B. The actions of players, managers, coaches, umpires and HTLL Board must be above reproach. Any violation of the HTLL Constitution, the Code of Conduct, By-Laws, the Operating Manual and or the Official Regulations and Playing Rules of Little League International will result in the responsible Player, Manager, Coach, Umpire or Board Member to be subject to review by a Conduct Review Committee which could result in disciplinary action, suspension or removal from the league.
C. The Board shall develop, maintain, and enforce the "Code of Conduct" establishing appropriate and reasonable standards of behavior for all activities of Local League for Board Members, all other classes of Members including: Managers, Coaches, Umpires, Players and spectators.
D. This Code of Conduct policy includes the mechanism used to identify, address and prevent conduct infractions and violations.
E. Only uniformed Players, Managers, Coaches, Umpires, or other league officer shall be permitted on the playing field just prior to, during and immediately after any scheduled game.
F. No more than three (3) adults (per team) AAA & above shall be allowed on the playing field or in the dugout area during games. AA Division and below are allowed four (4) adults (per team) on the playing field or dugout area during games. This limit does not include umpires.
G. Every adult on the field during games must be approved by the Local league as a Manager or Coach.
I. Except for the batter, base runners, base coaches, warm-up batter and the defense, all players and adults are to remain in their respective dugouts.
J. Swearing is not allowed, and a violation of this rule or other rules related to sportsmanlike conduct during a game will be enforced by official warning for a first offense and by ejection for repeated offenses.
12.2. DRUGS, ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO NOT PERMITTED
Hangtown Little League prohibits the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco in the dugout, the field, as well as the spectator seating area. The League has a zero-tolerance policy for such conduct Board Members, Managers, Coaches, Umpires, Parents and Spectators shall not bring such items onsite, or under any circumstance show up to a practice and or game intoxicated. If such conduct is suspected, individuals may be subject to disciplinary action, including but not limited to immediate termination.
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ARTICLE 13: BASEBALL EQUIPMENT
13.1. MANAGER RESPONSIBILTY
A. Team Managers are solely responsible for all league-issued equipment. Managers are required to sign an equipment checkout form prior to taking full possession of equipment.
B. Team Manager's will meet with the Leagues Equipment Manager and verify that equipment is in good working condition.
C. Team Managers will be issued a First Aid Kit
D. Team Managers must return equipment at the end of each season
E. Team Managers are financially responsible for any missing/lost equipment, and will be billed for equipment that is not returned at the seasons' end. ·
F. Team Managers will not be held responsible for any damaged equipment due to wear and tear.
G. Team Managers who return all of their assigned equipment to their assigned player agent on, or prior to the designated return date will receive a 50% refund of their fully paid registration fees from that season.
ARTICLE 14: COMMITTEES
With direction from the League President, HTLL shall form Committees to help improve operational efficiencies within the League.
14.1. FINANCE COMMITTEE
The Finance Committee shall report directly to the League President and shall be comprised of at a minimum the League Treasurer and two (2) Board Members
14.2. FIELDS COMMITTEE
The Fields Committee shall report directly to the League President and shall oversee all field operations which will include, but not limited to the following:
 Field maintenance/repairs
 Field equipment (mowers, weed spray, pesticides, all hand tools, etc.)
 Obtain bids from 3rd party contractors
 Prepare proposals for Board review
14.3. CONDUCT REVIEW COMMITTEE
If the HTLL receives a complaint of inappropriate Manager/Coach, Player/Parent behavior, the President will be immediately notified and a prudent and timely investigation of the allegation will take place by the Conduct Review Committee. If at the end of this investigation the Committee concludes the behavior was indeed "inappropriate" and detrimental to the league, the manager or coach will be given written notice from the Board of Directors and the opportunity to address the issue before a meeting of the Board. At the discretion of the Board of Directors, the Manager/Coach, Player/Parent, may either be suspended or terminated with no
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further recourse extended by the League. The Conduct Review Committee shall be at a minimum comprised of the League Vice President, Safety Officer and Umpiring Chief.
ARTICLE 15: LOCAL LEAGUE RULES
Little League International publishes the Little League Baseball official regulations, playing rules and policies annually (Green Book). Hangtown Little League has separate division rules as described below by Division, with exception to Majors, 50/70 and Juniors where the Green Book Rules are followed:
 T-Ball
 A
 AA
 AAA
 Majors
The Local League Rules Matrix can be found on the Hangtown Little League Website. Majors, 50170, Juniors and Seniors refer to Green Book Rules.

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Hangtown Little League

PO Box 1246 
Diamond Springs, California 95619

Email: [email protected]

Hangtown Little League

PO Box 1246 
Diamond Springs, California 95619

Email: [email protected]
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