Game Rules

2024 Playing Rules

Updates and clarifications to last year's rules are highlighted on the rules sheet.

  • All Age Groups: PDF

KVBSA strongly encourages all managers to keep a copy of the playing rules in their possession during games. Also, home team managers should make a copy of the rules available to the umpires.

If you have a smartphone, you may want to copy the PDF version of the rules to your phone for reference. The free iBooks app allows you to view PDFs on an iPhone. The free Adobe Reader app allows you to view PDFs on an Android phone.

Official Organization Rules

National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)
MHSAA Heat Index Recommendations
Major League Baseball (MLB)

Helpful Rules Sites

Jim's Baseball Rules Answers