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There are two mandatory training classes all coaches must complete this season.  Please visit the mandator coaches training page to complete.

Important Links


 Division   Rules
 A & AA  VLL-A-AA-BB-SB-Rules-2024-v1.0
 AAA  VLL-Coast-AAA-BB-Rules-2024-v1.0
 Coast  VLL-Coast-AAA-BB-Rules-2024-v1.0
 Majors  RNLL-RWLL-Valley-Interlock Rules 2023.v1.0


 Division   Rules
 A & AA  VLL-A-AA-BB-SB-Rules-2024-v1.0
 AAA  AAA Softball Interlock Rules and Coaches Info 
 Coast  VLL - 2023 Interlock- Rules
 Majors  VLL - 2023 Interlock- Rules

2024 AAA Softball Local Rule Amendments

These rules override the interlock rules for AAA when both teams are from Valley Little League.

Walks in AAA:

  1. Players will not walk after 4 balls in an at bat. After the 4th ball the batting team's coach will come in at the same count after the walk to complete the at bat. For example, if the batter was at 3-2 when the 4th ball occurs, the coach comes in with a 3-2 count. The player will either strike out or put the ball in play to complete the at bat.
  2. On the 4th walk of an inning, so cumulative 4 walks, doesn’t need to be 4 in a row, the batting team’s coach will come in and pitch the remainder of the inning.
  1. After 3 walks in an inning, a batter hit bit pitch is treated as if the batter was walked, and the coach will come in an pitch to the batter if they are able to hit.

Stealing in AAA:

  1. Base runners can steal on any pitch, they are not restricted to past balls.
  2. No baserunner can steal home
  3. Baserunners that steal may not take an extra base after a wild throw.

Wild throws in AAA:

  1. Runners can attempt one extra base after an initial wild throw. For example a runner makes it to second after a wild throw to first. If the defense makes another wild throw to second the runner should remain at second.
  2. Baserunners that steal a base are not allowed to advance on a wild throw.
  3. No baserunner can take an extra base if it would advance the runner to home.

Minimum infield play

  1. Every player must fulfill the minimum of two innings played at an infield position within the first five innings of the game.

Pitching Minimum

  1. Pitching minimum - All players shall pitch to a minimum of 4 batters during regular season game(s) (unless they have officially opted out of pitching). Each player must be asked if they want to pitch this season.  If they say no and parents agree, then they are not required to meet the pitching minimum. 

Pool Players in AAA

  1. Must bat last in the batting order
  2. Cannot pitch in the game

2024 Coast & AAA Baseball Tournament Rules & Brackets



  1. All AAA & Coast rules still apply including all Little League rules.
  2. Time limits
    1. No new inning after 1:45, no new pitch after 2:00 for all games (time kept by volunteer ump in AAA, home book in Coast - once the coaches meeting ends time starts)
      1. Exception: Championship games may not be played with a time limit or a different time limit, but still may end due to darkness.
    2. If tied after 6 innings and time limit hasn't been reached, continue playing until time limit is reached or winner is determined (whichever occurs first).
      1. Starting with 7th inning and beyond, last batted out the previous inning will start on 2nd base for each team.
      2. There is no run limit per inning either in the 6th inning an beyond
      3. If coaches agree prior to the 6th inning that this is the last inning, any innings after (time permitted) have no run limit as well.
    3. If inning isn't complete when hitting time limit (or darkness), revert to the previous inning's score.
  3. Score Rules
    1. If game ends in a tie, go back to the last inning a team had a lead, they are declared winner.
    2. If game still ends in a tie, then result will be determined by coin flip (home team/higher seed specifies side of coin).
  4. Pool Player Rules
    1. Register to be a pool player here.
    2. Pool players can only play when game lineup drops below 9 players. They must bat last and can only play in the outfield (unless more than 3 pool players are used). Pool players cannot catch or pitch in the game. You may bring a pool player as insurance against injury but they can't enter the game as long as you have 9 of your players in the game
    3. When teams need to have pool player(s), please fill out this form: <link>
      1. A same division pool player will be randomly selected from the registered pool players that do not play that day.