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2 TEAM REPRESENTATIVES

.1 Team Representation

.1 TWO TEAM REPS
Each team must have two (2) team representatives. These representatives will be required to supply their name, e-mail address and telephone number to the league and league executive for contact and information sharing purposes.
.2 EXECUTIVE
If a team representative becomes a member of the executive, they must select an alternate team representative for the period of time that they are a member of the executive. The original team representative does not forfeit their position as a team representative after they have left the executive.
.3 LEAGUE MEETINGS
Each team must have at least one (1) of their team representatives present at every league meeting. In the event that this is not possible, they must send a member of their team to represent them at this meeting.

.2 Responsibilities to the League

.1 LEAGUE FEES
Team representatives must submit their teams’ league registration fees on or before a given date that is decided at the beginning of each season. (See section 1.1.3)
.2 EQUIPMENT
Team representatives must notify the executive, as soon as possible, if any equipment is found to be missing or damaged during the course of a night. (See section 5.1.2)
.3 LEAGUE HANDBOOKS
Team representatives are responsible for the handbooks given to them at the beginning of the year. These handbooks contain (list may not be exclusive) league contact information and score sheets. All handbooks are property of the league and must be able to be presented to league executive at any time, regardless of the circumstances. These may be used to verify players, rosters, qualifying games, scores, or other possible league business.  The regular season scorebook will be submit to the executive at the end of the regular season and replaced with a playoff book.
.4 GAME SCORES
Team representatives must submit results of each game to the executive before midnight of the Thursday following the game as well as any roster additions, use of the “Short One Female” exception outlined in Section 2.3.3, and/or use of the “Short Player (Catcher Option)” outlined in Section 2.3.4. Prior to each season starting, a contact list will be compiled for these results.
.5 RAINOUTS/FORFEITS
Team representatives must notify the league president if a game has been cancelled, for any reason, as soon as the decision has been made. The league president can then notify the city and possibly save the diamond/light fees for that game.
.6 PLAYERS
Team representatives must ensure that all of the players on their team meet the guidelines laid out in Section 3 of the rules.
.7 ROSTERS
Team representatives must submit their teams’ rosters on or before a given date that is decided at the beginning of each season. (See section 1.1.3).  Team rosters will remain ‘open’ during the regular season. Final/Official Team rosters for the playoff season (Round Robin playoffs & End of Season Tournament) must be submitted before a team’s first Round Robin playoff game and will be considered ‘closed’ once submitted.

.3 In Game Responsibilities

.1 ILLEGAL EQUIPMENT
Team representatives are responsible for removing any illegal bats, or other illegal equipment, from the dugout.  If a bat that is not on the approved bats list is left in the dugout and
used, knowingly or unknowingly, by a player, that player is subject to the applicable penalties.  Both teams are required to do a bat check of each team’s bats prior to the start of any game and no additional bats will be allowed to be added during the game.
.2 THREE FEMALES
Team representatives must ensure that there are at least three (3) female players on the field at all times; if a team cannot field a minimum of three (3) female players, they will forfeit the game. (Exception: See section 2.3.3)
.3 SHORT ONE FEMALE
[Revised] In the event that a team is only capable of fielding two (2) female players, the game may not need to be forfeited. Each team will have three (3) opportunities throughout the regular season to legally play a game while they are short one (1) female player. If a team is playing under this allowance, they must play with one (1) less player in the field and the first position in the batting order will be an automatic out every time through the order. Each team will have two (2) opportunities during the Round Robin playoffs to legally play a game while they are short one (1) female player, one (1) less player in the field, and the first position in the batting order being an automatic out every time through the order.  Elimination quarter/semi/finals games, teams must fields 3 qualified players or it will be considered a forfeit.
.4 SHORT PLAYERS (‘CATCHER’ OPTION)
[NEW] Team representatives must ensure that there are at least seven (7) players available at game time; if a team can take the field with a minimum of seven (7) players and up to nine (9) players, the opposing team, at their discretion, can supply catchers for the game.  These players will still continue to play and bat for their own team, assisting as needed.
.5 GROUND RULES
Team representatives must review the diamond specific rules and markings with the opposing team representatives. They should also be sure to review these rules with their own players, especially the catchers.
.6 SCORE SHEETS
Team representatives are responsible for seeing that the score sheets are filled in, and signed by both teams’ representatives, at the completion of every game. Once a score sheet has been signed by both teams’ representatives neither team can challenge the game. The game can still be reviewed by the executive to ensure compliance with the league rules.
.7 BASE COACHES
Team representatives must assign coaches for first base and third base. These coaches act as umpires in many ways, and team representatives must make them aware of their responsibilities at either position.
.8 PLAYER CONDUCT
Team representatives are responsible for maintaining proper player conduct. If any player breaks the conduct rules of the league (See section 3.4), the team representative is responsible to report that player to the league executive. Failure to control a situation when it should be within a team representatives’ control may result in suspensions placed on themselves and their players.