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Near West Little League - Chicago, IL

Near West Little League - Chicago, IL



1.  Games are 6 innings. NO new inning will begin after 1Hr/45 min. Drop Dead Time 2:00. Teams should arrive 30 Min. before game for warm-ups.

2. Head Coach is responsible for players as well as fans.

3. Bats can be 2 5/8” with USA stamp.(-5-10)

4. Pitchers requirements: Majors 85 total/Minors 75 total pitches/game. 66 or more=4 days rest, 51-65=3 days, 36-50=2 days, 21-35=1 day. Intentional Walk (Add 4 pitches to count)

5. Runners: NO Lead-offs! Ball must cross plate before runner can steal base. Minors-Wall at 3rd Base on overthrows. Must be batted in to score.

6. NO Collision Rule: Player MUST avoid fielders at ALL times!!!

7. NO Head First slide going into bases. Player can return to base Head First to avoid being tagged out.

8. NO metal Spikes at ANY time!!!

9. Continuous Batting order if Roster is 12 players or less. If more than 12 players MUST play Rule comes in effect. 3 consecutive  outs in field and 1 at bat.

10. Majors: Drop 3rd Strike/Infield Fly, Minors: None

11. NO Gum or seeds on fields. Each team must clean their dugout after EVERY game. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

12. EVERY player must be clothed in uniform furnished by NWLL. NO Jeans, NO Shorts!!!

13. MERCY Rule: 10 runs after 4 innings. If up by 10 runs early, let “Billy” pitch!!!

14. Teams limited to 1 time around order per inning.

15. Minors: NO Walk-ins, Runners MUST be batted in to score. (Bases loaded with Ball 4 on Batter, Coach finishes at bat).

16. Minors: Coach/Player alternate pitching/help on field to organize players (until game 4). Coaches pitch odd innings.

17. RESPECT Umpires!!! NO disputing Ball/Strike, Safe/Out calls. Call Time-Out to discuss any RULE interpretations.

18. Each team MUST Cheer for their teams ONLY. No Trash Talking other teams!!!

19. PLAY BALL and have a GREAT NWLL Summer!!!


Ensuring the safety and well-being of our players is critically important to us. All coaches receive training on NWLL Safety Procedures before the season begins so that they can effectively detect and respond to injuries among our players. You may click the link below or scroll down to review our 2018 Safety Presentation.

NWLL Safety Presentation


Near West Little League
2216 W Warren Blvd 
Chicago, Illinois 60612

Phone: 773-494-7560
Email: [email protected]

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