Travel Tournament Rules

Training Legends tournament rules are based on the official National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Baseball Rules Book, with minor modifications for age divisions younger than high school.

Clipboard Rules - 2023 - Travel

List of Banned Bats

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Roster Rules:

  • A player can NOT play on two different teams in the same tournament.
  • Different age divisions within a tournament are NOT considered to be the same tournament.
  • Separate Allstar & Travel tournaments are NOT considered to be the same tournament.
  • Players playing in different Training Legends tournaments on the same weekend are still subject to pitch count rules.

Player Age Rules:

  • Please see player age chart with date of birth requirements.
  • Starting in the 2022 season, Training Legends will allow two grade exemptions per team.
  • Teams must have birth certificate and previous year's report card to show proof of age and/or grade exemption.
  • If a player's age or grade exemption can't be proven, they will be ruled ineligible.
  • Click here for Full Age & Grade Exemption Guide

Player Age Protests

  • If a players age is protested the player in question must produce a valid birth certificate in order to confirm age.
  • Age protests must be filed and brought to tournament director’s attention. If during a game, protest must be filed before umpires leave the field area.
  • The amount of time allowed to provide proof of age is at the discretion of the tournament director.
  • Training Legends recommends having birth certificates on-hand at all times during tournament play
  • If a team is NOT able to provide proof of age in an appropriate amount of time they can be penalized to include forfeit of game(s)
  • Tournament Director will make final determination on all eligibility protests

IMPORTANT: If a rule is not covered in the Training Legends Travel Baseball Rules document, the situation will be governed by the NFHS Rules Book. 

Coach Pitch Specific Rules:

  • Foul/Bunt Arc: There shall be a twenty (20) foot arc drawn from first (1st) baseline to third (3rd) baseline in front of home plate. The ball must be on or past this line to be fair: if not, it is a foul ball.
  • Pitching Circle: There shall be a ten (10) foot in diameter circle, and the center will be forty-six (46) feet from the back of home plate.
  • Pitcher’s Line: There shall be a line drawn from the pitcher’s circle to the safety arc.
  • The Pitching Coach shall keep one foot on or straddle the pitcher’s line. The Pitching Coach can pitch anywhere in-between the 20’ Foul Ball Arc and the Pitching Circle.
  • The Penalty for not obeying the Pitcher's line is a “no pitch”.
  • There shall be a 30' Safety Line (hash mark) down both the 1st and 3rd baselines.

8U Kid Pitch Rules:

  • No leadoffs
  • No stealing home. A runner starting a play at 3rd base may ONLY advance home on a batted ball or when forced home by a walk, hit batter, or another force play (bases loaded).
  • Walks are considered a "Dead Ball" situation, meaning the batter may only take Ist base and any forced runners may only advance one base.
  • A runner starting from Ist or 2nd Base may advance home as a batted ball continuation of a play (there is not a mandatory "''red light"" at 3rd Base for a play in motion).
  • A RUNNER STEALING FROM 2ND TO THIRD BASE MAY NOT ADVANCE TO HOME ON AN OVERTHROW BY THE CATCHER. HE MUST STAY AT 3RD BASE. Runner may leave base only after ball
    crosses plate: 1st Offense = Dead Ball / warning; 2nd
    Offense = Dead Ball / offending runner is called out,
    other runners return to previously occupied bases, no ball/strike charged to batter).
  • Batter may not run on dronned 3rd strike.

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