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Flower Mound Youth Sports Association

9U Rules
  • Fall Season base runners may not lead off, but may steal 2nd or 3rd base only after the ball passes the batter.
  • Spring season base runners may lead off and steal 2nd or 3b.

  • Fall Season base runners on third base may only score on a batted ball or a walk with the bases loaded. (Updated 9/2019.)
  • Updated 4/2019. Spring season base runners may score on a wild pitch/passed ball but may NOT steal home.

  • Only 9 defensive players are allowed on the field at one time.

  • A team must have at least 8 players to start a game. Teams playing with only eight players will not incur an automatic out when the 9th batting position arises.

  • Spring: Balks will be called, however umpires will issue one warning per pitcher prior to imposing penalties.
    Fall: Instructional, ball is dead on the egregious balk.


  • On a dropped third strike, the batter is out.

  • As stated in Rules for All Ages: An offensive team will be allowed to score a maximum of five runs per inning.

  • A "mercy rule" will be in effect after 3 complete innings, as follows:
    • 15 runs after 3 innings
    • 10 runs after 4 innings
    • 8 runs after 5 innings

  • All players must play at least 1 inning per game in the infield (1st, 2nd, 3rd, SS, P, C) during every regular season game (does not include Town Championship tournament). This requirement must be met in 3 defensive innings.