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Farm Division

7-8 Boys and Girls


Farm introduces players to live hitting with a mixture of coach soft toss and use of the pitching machine. The emphasis remains on fun and learning baseball concepts. A Farm game lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Players are given up to 5 pitches to hit, outs are not tracked and there is no scoring in the games.


Little League Age 7  (8 year olds may play in Farm based on suitability for Farm or Minors)


Farm games are played on the grass fields at Brennan Park.

Games and Practices

Farm teams play or practice twice per week on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.


Teams are made up of 7-9 players. Teams are formed based on friend requests made during registration.


Farm players receive a team t-shirt and baseball cap which should be worn to all games. Player get to keep their t-shirt and cap at the end of the season. Baseball pants are not provided.  As all games are on grass, baseball pants, shorts or track pants are suitable.


Little League and Howe Sound Minor Ball House Rules


Brittany Liebrecht


1. Only 1 player at a time will be allowed to swing a bat before going up to bat. It must be in a designated warm-up circle or an area determined by the coach.

2. All players must wear a protective cup.

3. The pitcher and 1st baseman must wear a batting helmet.

4. Catchers must wear full catchers gear.

5. If a player throws his bat while running to 1st base he will be call out.

6. If there is a play at home plate, the runner must slide. If there is no slide the runner will be called out. The runner must slide feet first, the is no head first sliding.

Sportsmanship and Decorum

1. Coaches must maintain control over the players on the benches at all times. Players must sit on the bench in their proper batting order.

2. Home team will occupy 3rd base bench and be in charge of getting the bases our of the storage locker and putting them away.

3. Adult pitchers are encouraged to try and help out the batters as much as they can. If a player is struggling at the plate, pitchers can mover closer and toss underhand to help the batter. Batters are encouraged to swing at anything close. There are no walks. A batter may have up to 5 or 6 strikes.

4. If you don't have enough players, you may borrow from the other team if they have over 9 players. If both teams are short of players, it is recommended to play anyways.

5. The coaches will act as umpires.

Game Rules

1. The coach or designated adult of the batting team will pitch. The pitcher of the team in the field may stand beside the adult pitcher and be ready to field balls hit to the pitcher.

2. There is no bunting.

3. There is no stealing.

4. Only 1 base on an overthrow.

5. Every player on the roster is in the batting line up. There are 3 outs per inning or a maximum of 6 runs, whichever comes first. There is no open inning in the farm division.

6. There will be 9 players on the field (10 if team has only 1 spare). Do not leave 1 player sitting on the bench by himself.

7. A game shall consist of 4 innings or 1 hour and 15 minutes.

8. At the end of the game the 2 teams may have a relay race with 1 team starting at home plate and the other team at 2nd base.

9. No players will sit out 2 innings in a row.

10. A player may play the same position 2 innings in a row and then move to a different position. No player will play in the outfield more than 2 innings in a row.

11. There are no lead offs until the ball crosses the plate.



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