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Alexandria Little League

Spring 2021

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:

  • Contact the Player Agent for your division.

    • Intermediate Jodi Zand

    • Majors Laura Carroll laurakcarroll@yahoo.com

    • Minors Richard Yates richard@hybriddc.com 

    • AA and AAA Paul Pisano paulpisano@comcast.net 

    • Please include both impacted Commissioners, Ryan Ware (Ryan072873@gmail.com) and Sherry Reilly sherryreillyva@gmail.com 

  • The Player Agent(s) contact the preapproved player(s) and assign as needed.


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.