ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY
District 14 promotes good sportsmanship at all times and at all levels of play. Throughout this tournament, any conduct that is meant to demean or incite opposing teams, spectators or officials will not be tolerated. All verbal comments must be positive and encouraging. Any offenders, if spectators, will be removed from the complex for the remainder of the tournament. Coaches or players ejected a game, per Little League tournament rules, will not be permitted to participate in the next scheduled game.
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The Pennsylvania State Tournament will be a double elimination tournament.
Playing rules will be per Little League 8-9-10 Baseball Tournament Rules. All rules will be strictly enforced by the tournament staff and umpires.
All teams will submit their eligibility affidavits to the tournament director prior to the start of the tournament. These affidavits must be verified (and signed) immediately following each game and will be returned to each team at the end of the tournament.
The tournament director and staff reserve the right to change game dates and starting times due to inclement weather.
The home team for each game will be determined by the toss of a coin 60 minutes prior to game time. The team traveling the farthest from their hometown will call the coin toss. The winner of the coin toss will have the choice of home/visiting team or choice of dugout. If the team winning the coin toss chooses home/visiting team, the team losing the coin toss will have choice of dugout. If the team winning the coin toss chooses a dugout, the team losing the coin toss will have choice of home/visiting team.
The home team for each game will have 15 minutes of fielding practice 45 minutes prior to the start time of the game. The visiting team for each game will have 15 minutes of fielding 30 minutes prior to the start time of the games. These times may be shortened in order to stay with the scheduled game times.
The team manager is responsible for uniforms and equipment and all players must be in uniform with the Little League approved patch.
Players, managers, and coaches that become involved in any misconduct, on or off the field, or at their lodging, may be dismissed from the tournament. The activity and person will be reported to Little League Headquarters Tournament Committee, the District 14 Administrator, and the Newville League President.
Only managers, coaches, and players listed on the official tournament eligibility affidavit are permitted in the dugout or playing field. Under no circumstances will coaching (or assistance to coaches) be permitted from anyone outside of the dugout area during games.
Game balls will be supplied by Newville Little League.
Both teams will line up as directed by the tournament director when introduced and remain there for the National Anthem and Little League Pledge.
Both teams will meet at the home plate area immediately at the conclusion of the game and tip hats as a show of sportsmanship and respect.
When a team is eliminated from the tournament, the eliminated team will be presented with tournament pins. This will be done immediately following the team’s final game with both of that game’s teams lined up on the foul lines.
At the conclusion of the tournament, the winning team will be awarded the Pennsylvania Championship Flag.