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Playing Time

Athletic League Playing Requirements
Bremen Parks & Recreation Department
For more information, please contact Russ Collier, Superintendent of Athletics - rcollier@bremenga.gov

Basic Information:

Below are the mandatory playing requirements for all children registered with the City of Bremen Parks & Recreation Department.  These requirements are put in policy by our department to assure that all children involved in our programs get a chance to play in the games.  These are only the minimum playing requirements, as it will be up to the coach if a child plays more.  In some sports, our department requires that children play more than what is required by league rules; however, coaches are required to follow our playing requirement policies.

The only exception to these playing requirements is if a child is sick or being disciplined.  If a child is being disciplined, the coach must let both the parents & Parks and Recreation Department know up front.  Players need to be at practices and team activities on time or they may be disciplined by playing less.

What if my child is not getting their proper amount?:

First please try to talk to your coach.  Do not do it in the heat of the moment and please do it in a civil manner.  If after speaking with your coach, your child is still not getting their proper amount, then please contact Russ Collier (Superintendent of Athletics).

Positions & Who starts games:

It will be at the discretion of the coach(es) who starts and what position each child plays. In some age groups and sports you will notice we put requirements in place. However, in others we do not.  In those instances, our department will not tell coaches who to play and where to play them.

Age 5-6 Flag Football:

1.  All players must play at least six (6) plays per game
2.  All players must get a chance to run the ball at least once during the year
3.  All players must start at least once during the year

Age 7-12 Tackle Football:

1.  During regular season, all players must play at least six (6) plays per game
2.  During Kiwanis Bowl, there is no playing requirement
3.  Recommended that all players start at least once during the season 


Cheerleading:
1.  All children present cheer during the game
2.  All children will have the chance to cheer from the front row each game

U6, U8, U10, U12, U15 Soccer:

1.  All players will play at least 50% of the game worth of time
2.  U6 soccer - all players must start at least once during season
3.  U8-U15 soccer - Recommended that all players start during season.
4.  Recommended that all players get a chance to play different positions during the season
  
Age 5-6 Basketball:

1.  All players will play one (1) half of the game worth of time
2.  All players will have the chance to bring the ball up the court
3.  All players will get to start the game at least once during the season

Age 7-14 Basketball:

1.  All players will play one (1) full quarter worth of time (exact minutes vary by age group) 
2.  Recommended that all players get to start a game at least once during the season

Age 4 T-Ball:

1.  All players will bat each inning
2.  All players will play in the field each inning
3.  All players will play different positions throughout the season

Age 5-6 Coach Pitch:

1.  All players will be placed in the batting lineup (continuous batting order)
2.  All players will play at least two (2) innings in the field each game
3.  All players start at least once during season
4.  Recommended that all players play different positions during the season

Age 7-14 Base/Softball:

1.  All players will be placed in the batting lineup (continuous batting order)
2.  All players will play at least two (2) innings in the field each game
3.  Recommended that all players start at least once during the season
4.  Recommended that all players get a chance to play in the infield at least one inning during the season