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    Arrowhead Fast Pitch League

    Team Registration is now closed.

    Please reach out to info@arrowheadfastpitch.org with any questions.

    Heads Up Concussion Training

    You will need to create an account for this free training. Please email the certificate of completion to info@arrowheadfastpitch.org. Please include your community/team name.

    Safe Sport Act Training

    Link for Safe Sport Act Training. You will need to create an account with USA Baseball to "purchase" the free training. Click the education tab and select course catalog. Scroll down the page and select "Abuse Awareness for Adults" and complete the course. Please download and save the certificate as the website will not save it for you. Please email the certificate of completion to info@arrowheadfastpitch.org. Please include your community/team name.


    PITCHING CLINICS by DENNIS


    Starting June 8, Dennis Peterson will be offering free pitching clinics!

    Wednesdays at Wade field 6

    9:00-10:30 12U and younger

    10:30-12:00 14U and older

    Please bring a parent, sibling, or teammate to catch for you!

    Thank you Dennis!


    2022 Season Info

    8U

    • $150 Team Registration
    • Games on Mondays, except for Memorial Day and July 4. Will play on Thursdays of those weeks.
      • Monday May 23
      • Thursday June 2
      • Mondays June 6, 13, 20, 27
      • Thursday July 7
      • Monday July 11
    • Playoffs July 18 and 21

     

    10U and 12U

    • $250 Team Registration
    • 10U games on Wednesdays, start May 25, 2022
    • 12U games on Tuesdays, start May 24, 2022
    • 8 week season
    • 10U playoffs July 18 and 20
    • 12U playoffs July 19 and 21

     

    14U

    • $875 Team Registration
    • Games on Wednesdays, maybe Thursdays, depending on number of teams
    • Start June 8, 2022, seven week season
    • Playoffs week of July 25

     

    16/18U

    • $900 Team Registration
    • Depends on number of teams if separate or a combined league
    • Games will be on Mondays and Tuesdays
    • Start on June 6 & 7 with seven week season, no playoffs
    • No games on July 4, will be July 7 instead

    2022 Rule Changes

    14/16/18U Rule Changes:

    1. Time Limit.  No new inning after 1 hour 15 minutes for 14U, 16U, and 18U.
      1. For 14U, game ends at 90 minutes regardless if last inning is completed. (Drop Dead Rule) If home team is ahead, they win. If visitor is ahead, reverse back to the previous completed inning score.
      2. For 16/18U, if an inning has started, it must be finished if the home team is behind.
    2.   Run Limits.  USSSA run-ahead rules will apply in all games: 15 runs after 3 innings, 12 runs after 4 inning, 8 runs after 5 innings.
      1. For 14U, there is a 5 run per inning limit for the first three innings.  Any inning beyond the third will be unlimited runs. 
      2. If a team is ahead by 10 runs or more at the start of their at bat, they will be limited to scoring 4 runs for that inning.
        1. Example 1. Team A scores 12 runs in the first inning and Team B scores 1 run. Team A will only be able to score 4 runs in each inning thereafter as long as they stay ahead by 10 or more runs.
        2. Example 2. After first inning, Team A has 12 runs, Team B has 1 run. Second inning, Team A has 4 run limit and scores 1 run, Team B scores 6 runs, score is now 13-7. Team A has no run limit in third inning. Third inning, Team A scores 9 runs, Team B scores 1 run. Score is now 21-8. So Team A is now back to 4 run limit.

    COACH CODE OF CONDUCT

     

    Arrowhead Fastpitch League

    Coach’s Code of Conduct

    Coaching youth sports can be stressful, time consuming, thankless at times and overwhelming. It can also be one of the most rewarding things one can do to give back to the community, the sport and most importantly to the kids.

    The fact that we need to have a code of conduct for Coaches is a product of society today, but it has no reflection on those of you who have volunteered to help these athletes develop their skills and find their love for this game. This is a guideline for how we expect Coaches to conduct themselves while competing in the Arrowhead Fastpitch League.

    • Sportsmanship- Coaches are expected to always demonstrate good sportsmanship. This includes interactions with umpires, other coaches, players and fans. You are the role model for your players.
    • Rules- Once rules are decided upon, including rostering of players, run rules, rescheduling of games, etc. Living within these rules is a must. Learn the rules, ask umpires if needed, inquire to the Board if need be, but then abide by the rules as explained.
    • Umpires- Whether it be our League Umpires or one from your community doing your game, they are to be treated with respect. Their decisions are final and there is no reason to be disrespectful to them. They have no vested interest in the outcome of games no matter how anyone sees the play in question, they make the call as they see it. If you need to appeal a call, make sure it is the Head Coach that takes a time out (calmly), ask for clarification or an appeal respectfully, and you will get an answer in the same manner. You may not like or agree with the answer, but this is that “Role Model” part again where you get to teach your players how to properly deal with a situation.
    • Parents- As unfair as this may seem, you as a Coach are responsible for your fans also. If a parent is obnoxious or unruly, the umpire may ask you to talk to the parent, if it persists the umpire may ask you to remove the parent from the area. The umpire will then (with the timer running) wait until they are removed to resume the game. If you build a culture correctly within your team, these problems can be avoided. If a Coach always handles themselves in a professional manner, the parents tend to fall in line. Communicating your expectations of parental behavior to your group is a great way to let them know what the parameters of their involvement in the game is.
    • Safety- The safety of all involved is first and foremost priority for a Coach. Teach your kids how to play hard, but within the rules. “Dirty” play will not be tolerated. Make sure your players know the right way to slide, avoid collisions, and never intentionally hurt or injure another player. Lightning rule is one that absolutely cannot be ignored. Plain and simple, as soon as anyone sees lightning, the game is suspended for 30 min. The game can resume 30 min AFTER the LAST spotted lightning. Kids should be under cover of a dugout, or a building, not on the field during the delay. “That is a long way away from here, nothing to worry about” is NOT acceptable, this is an international rule and must be followed.

    In order to make your season an experience in that you and your players can enjoy, learn, and compete, always go back to rule #1 in youth sports-“it’s about the kids”.

    When you Coach to mentor, teach and enhance the player’s experience, it will always be a successful season for all involved.

    January 2022


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