Forney Recreational Sports - T-ball

3/4U T-Ball Rules and Information

IMG_5452The following rules and regulations will serve as a guideline to how the 3/4U T-Ball league will operate. Parents may also download the official guidelines, rules and regulations packet.

    1. The time of game will be 50 minutes. An inning will not start with 5 minutes or less left.
    2. No outs or score will be recorded. There will be no umpire. 
    3. Each team will bat through its entire lineup each inning.
    4. Batters may advance a maximum of one base for balls hit fair into the infield and a maximum of two bases for balls hit into the outfield.
    5. The final batter in each inning will round the bases and score, along with other runners on base. 
    6. Runners cannot advance on overthrows to any base.
    7. Outfielders may not make a play in the infield. Outfielders must throw the ball to the infield.
    8. No more than five players in the infield at any time. There will be no catcher. All remaining players must be positioned in the outfield grass.
    9. There are no plays at home plate even in the event of a force (safety).
    10. There will a line drawn 10 feet from the front edge of home plate from foul line to foul line. A batted ball must contact this line to be considered a fair ball.
    11. A pitcher must throw to a base on a fielded hit ball. A pitcher may not tag a runner out. If a pitcher tags a runner out, time will be called, and all runners will be safe.
    12. Play will be stopped when the lead runner stops trying to advance.
    13. Only 3 coaches may be allowed on the field of play during the game on defense. That coach must be positioned in the outfield. 2 coaches may stay in foul territory in the outfield. No coaches in the infield.
    14. Infielders must lineup in the dirt.
    15. Batter may receive a max of 6 swings.

5/6U T-Ball Rules and Information

The following rules and regulations will serve as a guideline to how the 5/6U T-Ball league will operate. Parents may also download the official guidelines, rules and regulations packet. 

  1. Games will consist of 60 minutes. When time expires, finish the current inning.
  2. Score will be kept for 5U T-Ball.
  3. Each inning will end after 7 runs scored or 3 outs are made, whichever comes first.
  4. No more than five players in the infield at any time. The four infielders must be positioned in the dirt part of the infield. Outfielders must be lined up in the grass of the outfield. There will be no catcher. The pitcher must be in the dirt part of the pitcher area.
  5. There are no plays at home plate even in the event of a force (safety)
  6. Runners may not advance on overthrows. Once the ball is considered overthrown, time shall be called by umpire.
  7. A batted ball must contact the grass line in front of home plate to be considered a fair ball.
  8. A pitcher must throw to a base on a fielded hit ball. A pitcher may not tag a runner out. If a pitcher tags a runner out, time will be called, and all runners will be safe.
  9. Play will be stopped when the lead runner stops trying to advance and the ball is under control in the infield by an infielder.
  10. Batters may receive 6 swings max.
  11. Outfielders may not make a play in the infield. Outfielders must throw the ball to the infield.
  12. Infielders must line up pre-swing in the dirt.
  13. In the event of a tie after time expires or the 6-inning limit, play 1 extra inning using rule 3 of the General Rule section.
  14. Only 1 coach may be allowed on the field of play during the game on defense. That coach must be positioned in the outfield. The rest of the coaches must remain in their dugout for the defensive half of the inning.