Youth Baseball, Softball and Baseball League in Lowell, MA (Highlands). Highland Sports Association (HSA) is dedicated to excellence in providing a quality baseball and softball program for youth aged 4-16
NO FOOD OR BEVERAGES WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WATER IS ALLOWED IN THE GYM.
The coaches will identify and agree on two volunteers (one for the scoreboard and another for the scorebook) prior to the beginning of the game.
No full-court press. This rule applies only once per offensive possession (i.e., if the ball goes behind the press line AFTER it has already crossed it, the defense is allowed to defend over the line). For Age 5-6 and Age 7-9 leagues the press line is the top of the key. The offense has 5 seconds to get it from half court over the press line. For Ages 10-12 and 13-17, the press line is half court. A full-court press is allowed during the last 2 minutes of the half and the game, but only if a team is up by less than 20 points. Delay of game will be called for continued press violations.
All players will play at least half of every game. No Exceptions.
No jewelry, barrettes, earrings, or casts allowed on courts.
Two 20-minute halves with a 2 minute overtime period, if necessary. Running time, except for the last 2 minutes of the half and game (and overtime).
2 one minute timeouts per team, per half (and per overtime period).
After 5 personal fouls the player is disqualified.
Upon the 7th team foul per half the fouled player shoots 1 and 1.
Upon the 10th team foul per half the fouled player shoots 2 free throws.
Intentional/hard fouls will result in ejection and 1 game suspension (or possible expulsion from league).
Any coach ejected from a game will also serve a 1 game suspension (or possible expulsion from the league).
Any coach not adhering to the equal play rule is subject to a 1 game suspension (or possible expulsion from the league).