Little League’s official rules are copyrighted and therefore can not be published on this site. To acquire an official copy, digital or paper, you need to follow the league’s required steps.
Little League has based it’s rules on Major League Baseball’s rules, however there are many differences that you need to understand. A good Little League umpire school will help you learn the details of the leagues rules but recognizing what separates the two leagues (besides the age of the players) can help you be in a better position to preform well.
While you should acquire a copy of Little League’s rules and study them closely if you intend to umpire Little League game, here is some quick reference material that may help you get started:
- Little League / MLB rule differences - while Little League’s rules are based on MLB’s there are a lot of obvious differences
- Little League’s 2012 major rule changes - this year’s major rule changes
- Little League’s 2012 bat rule changes - new bat rules
- Little League’s disengage-able base rule - Little League safety bases and the rule that enforces it
- Little League’s Dangling Throat Protector rule – Little League catcher/player safety rule