CJL League Ground Rules, USSSA Rules& By-Laws,
& MLB Rules of Baseball (NL)
CJL reserves the right to modify, enhance, or improve the rules of baseball to the benefit of CJL's players and families. General Ground Rules for all leagues and Ground Rules specific to each age group are annually reviewed by the Board. This annual review is to ensure the safety for all participants while maintaining the integrity of the game. Changes to these rules are presented to the board, by a member or guest, for eventual discussion and vote. League specific ground rules may be viewed and downloaded from the below links.
The Cheyenne Junior League, (CJL) has adopted USSSA’s Official Baseball National By-Laws & Rules as a guide for governing our youth baseball. A copy of those rules and the Official MLB Rules of Baseball may be viewed and downloaded from the following links.
Playing rules not specifically covered By Cheyenne Junior League modified ground rules shall be governed by USSSA Rules & By-Laws (Rev 1-1-2016). Furthermore, those USSSA rules not specifically addressed, shall be governed by The Official MLB Rules of Baseball (National League). If any conflict in rules exist, CJL Ground Rules shall govern over USSSA & MLB interpretation. USSSA interpretation shall govern over MLB rules if CJL Ground rules do not address the specific rule.
Rookie League Information
The Cheyenne Junior League is proud to continue the "Rookie League" for those players 5 and 6 years of age on or before April 30th. This league was formed to offer kids, ready to advance from T-Ball and start into a baseball environment. Only 140 spots are available each year, so register early!
This league is instructional and offers some of the following benefits:
- 1 Hour game limit
- Games are played no matter how many kids show up
- Great way for new coaches to get their feet wet
- Coaches/Parents allowed in the field the entire season
- Slower ball speed on the pitching machine
- All normal baseball rules into effect....Including outs, runs and scores