From the RHBL Rules 2011-2012.
3.8.4. PITCHING LIMITS
THE LEAGUE WILL NOT TOLERATE ANY ABUSE OF THESE LIMITS NOR ANYONE TRYING TO OFFER SOME SORT OF INTERPRETATION.
If unrestricted the following limits apply:
|Under 19||80 pitches or 4 innings|
|Under 16||80 pitches or 4 innings|
|Under 14||65 pitches or 3 innings|
|12 Years||55 pitches or 3 innings|
|11 Years||55 pitches or 3 innings|
|10 Years||40 pitches or 2 innings|
If restricted the following limits apply:
|Under 16||29 pitches or 4 innings|
|Under 14||24 pitches or 3 innings|
|12 Years||24 pitches or 3 innings|
|11 Years||24 pitches or 3 innings|
|10 Years||19 pitches or 2 innings|
A pitcher is restricted if they are scheduled to play again in the same weekend (eg as a Rep Player or in a gala day irrespective of whether the player is available to play in that scheduled game, eg if the Rep Player is planning to be away interstate on the day of their representative game then that player is still restricted during their club game).
A pitcher that is unrestricted may exceed their limit to complete a batter at the plate. Once a pitcher has reached the unrestricted limit, they may stay in the game in another defensive position other than as a Catcher.
A pitcher that is restricted (i.e. without two clear rest days) may not exceed their limit to complete a batter at the plate.
Any team found to over pitch or catch a player in an RHBL game will have a penalty of forfeit applied to it and the coach will face the RHBL Judiciary for disciplinary action which may include suspension.
All players that are playing in other games outside of RHBL must be fully aware off NSWBB rules on Pitching restrictions and must notify their coach if they have pitched in the days prior to any RHBL game.
No player it to be left alone after training or games, the coach or manager must remain until the player is picked up. You have a duty to look after the players and it is not good enough for a parent to give their permission for their child to be left unattended.
If there is a constant problem with a particular player or parent then discuss the situation with them first and advise them of the problems it creates regarding duty of care.
If you are unable to resolve the problem yourself then contact the committee.
Duty Of Care To Yourself
While fulfilling the Duty of Care to our young players please be sure to never be in the situation where you are left alone with a child other than your own.
The following applies to all ages from T-Ball through Under 16.
- Players must wear helmets during batting practice.
- Catchers must always wear helmets and masks during training.
- Zookas must always be operated by an adult. They are a very useful training tool but they can also be very dangerous.
The Five Dock Falcons Club provides protective equipment for Catchers in all age groups.
This equipment must be worn whenever a child is engaged in the role of Catcher.
This includes games and training.
If the equipment does not fit correctly or is in need of repair please contact the club equipment manager, Ian Palmer, to arrange for replacement.