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Ten Important Baseball Rules for Beginners

By Craig Haley, PlaySports TV, 12/07/17, 12:00PM CST

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Major league players can’t argue balls and strikes. Stress that your players show respect to the umpires as well as coaches and players. 

Many youth baseball players have watched the sport or been around it before they play for an organized team, but coaches are responsible for making sure the youngsters understand baseball rules. They should not assume the players know any of the rules at an early age.

A coach doesn’t want to overload players with baseball rules while they also learn baseball skills. Here are 10 important rules to make sure beginners learn during your team’s season:

Batting order. Make it simple for the kids and keep your youth baseball team’s batting order posted in the dugout, so they can follow it. If the umpire is aware that a hitter bats out of order, he can declare him out.