Alexandria Little League
Call-Up Player Guidelines
Purpose of Call-Up Players
To eliminate the need to forfeit and/or reschedule games, call-ups (aka pool players) may be requested if a manager faces a shortage of rostered players available for an entire game (recommended ten or fewer players).
If a team is missing half of its roster, a coach can request to reschedule the game through their Division Commissioner. Otherwise, a team can request the call-up players needed to field a team.
Which Divisions Can Use Call-Up Players?
Intermediate, Majors, Minors, and AAA
Who is Eligible??
Parent- and manager-approved players:
Intermediate Games: Active ALL Majors Players
Majors Games: Active ALL Minors Players (must be league-age 10)
Minors Games: Active ALL AAA Players
AAA Games: Active ALL AA Players
How to Request a Call-Up Player:
When Should You Request a Call-Up Player?
As soon as you know you will be short of players. We will do our best to accommodate and fill game-day requests.
Can Managers/Coaches Request/Recruit Specific Players?
No. Player Agents will work closely with Commissioners and assign the players. Player Agents will track usage of call-ups from a pre-set list of manager-, commissioner- and player-approved players, and will contact parents in order to allow for a wide variety of player opportunities.
Call-Up Player Guidelines:
Players will place priority on their own team’s game vs. call-up team request
Players can be ‘borrowed’ from the opposing team in a regular season game(AAA and above). This is a last resort to get the game in. The borrowed player plays the outfield but does not bat and is typically the player who made the last out.
Call-up players can play any position other than pitcher
You may request a catcher if you are short a player with catching ability
Call-up players must play at least 9 consecutive defensive outs and bat at least once
Call-up players must bat at the bottom of the order following all regular team members. If you have two call-up players they should bat in the last two spots
Call-up playing time will not exceed that of regular roster member playing time
Call-up players shall wear regular team jersey during call-up games
Managers: Keep in mind rule and age play-time differences among divisions (especially with regard to Saturday game needs). Only League-age 10 players may play more than one game per day.