Pool Players

Colorado Springs Little League (CSLL)

2018 Pool Player Policy

ALL DIVISIONS

Little League (LL) allows the usage of “pool players” to fill rosters during the season when illness, injury or other reasons cause a temporary loss of players from a team. The intent of this program is simply to allow teams to participate with 9 players to avoid game forfeiture. CSLL will comply with this rule and adhere to the following protocol regarding Pool Players:

CREATING THE POOL PLAYER LIST

1.       Immediately after the draft, and prior to the first regular season game, the player agent will collect the names of all interested players from within their respective divisions.  During the registration process, parents are able to volunteer their player to be listed as a pool player at no extra charge. This will also give players the opportunity to get some extra games providing their team is not playing at the same time.

2.       The player agent will list the pool players in alphabetical order by last name, with their team name, e-mail address and phone number.  Each list will also be sent to the each Division Commissioner prior to the first game. Each list will be updated and maintained by the league Registrar.

CRITERIA FOR REQUEST OF POOL PLAYER

3.       A team must have 10 or less players planning to attend a game in order to request one (1) pool player.

4.       Managers cannot request pool players if they have 11 (or more) core players attending the game.

PROCEDURE TO REQUEST POOL PLAYER

5.       If a manager knows he/she will have LESS THAN 10 PLAYERS for a scheduled game, he/she MAY contact their player agent and request a pool player(s) to make up the difference.

6.       Managers CANNOT contact other managers or families to request certain players.

7.       The approved procedure is for a manager to contact the player agent.  In the event the player agent is unavailable, the manager will contact the Commissioner of that division.

APPROVAL OF A POOL PLAYER

8.        The player agent (or commissioner) will select the next available player from the pool player list and make contact with the family.  Once a pool player is located, the Player Agent will contact the family and the will be given contact information for the manager and the time/date/location of the game.

9.       The player agent (or commissioner) will e-mail the receiving manager and the opposing manager with the name of the pool player.  The receiving manager should print out or save the e-mail and bring to the game.

USAGE OF POOL PLAYER IN THE GAME

10.   Pool player(s) will bat last in the lineup, after all core players.

11.   Pool player cannot pitch in the game.

12.   Pool players must start the game and play 9 defensive outs before they are pulled from the defense.

13.   Pool players must wear their regular uniform.

14.   It is the responsibility of the manager to ensure the pool player is properly utilized.  Violations will result in restriction from using pool players, and possible forfeiture of game.  Punishment will be decided by the Competition Committee and/or Board.

PLAYER AGENT’S DUTY

15.   PLAYER AGENTS will record which players on the pool player list have participated in a game.  Once a pool player is utilized, his name is placed last on the contact list.  All other players must be contacted before the pool player is utilized again.

16.   Players requesting placement on pool player list once the season begins will be placed at the end of the list.  A player cannot be added to the list and play in the same week, unless all existing pool players have been contacted and are unavailable.

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