How far do 11-year-olds pitch from? The pitching distance for an 11-year-old is anywhere between 46 – 50 feet. No pitcher should appear in the same game for three consecutive days, no matter the pitch count.
12U softball’s pitching mound is secured at 40 feet. When players reach the 14U level, the pitching mound is moved back to 43 feet and that is where it will stay.
Field and Equipment info:
Regulations may vary by organization, but these are typical guidelines for 11U: Pitching Mound Distance (feet): 50. Distance between bases (feet): 70.
While the research has not conclusively shown a connection between curveballs and injuries; it is safest for young pitchers to avoid throwing curveballs until they are more mature and can use proper mechanics.
Pitching distance for divisions of baseball for Junior and Senior League Divisions is 60 feet, 6 inches, with a local league option to shorten the distance to 54 feet for Junior League Baseball and 50 feet for Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division for regular season play.
In general, an ERA in the range of 4.00 – 5.00 is considered a good career ERA, with the best pitchers being below 2.00.
Pitching distance shall be 44 feet for 9 year olds; 46 feet for 10 year olds. 4. No balks will be called, however, coaches are encouraged to teach proper mechanics.
14 and under teams typically use a mound that is 40 feet away from home plate. 15 and up teams typically use a mound that is 43 feet away from home plate.
average speed (m/sec)
The maximum speed obtained by 10- 11yrs, 12-13yrs and 14-15yrs boys were 6.45m/sec, 6.77m/sec and 7.70 m/sec and average speed of all three group were 5.76m/sec, 6.01m/sec and 6.47m/sec respectively.
Running Times for Boys
Any time faster than 8:40 would be considered a good time, since it puts the boy in the top half of his age class. If the boy runs the mile a minute faster, coming in at about seven minutes and 40 seconds, he rises to the 75th percentile.
In 13U baseball, the pitching distance is 50 feet for the 13U 50/80 division and 60 feet for the 13U 60/90 division. Part of the reason these divisions get their name has to do with how far pitchers are throwing from the mound to home plate.
The right baseball bat size for 11 year olds is, on average, the 30/20. Based on our research and survey data with over 200 respondents, almost 30% of 11 year old baseball player use a 30/20. The next three sizes, which make up 60% of the respondents, are the 31/21, 29/19 and 30/22.
Distance measured from apex of home plate to center of backstop. Run a line from the center point on the backstop, through the apex and over pitcher’s mound to place second base on center. The distance to measure is from the apex of home plate to the center of second base.
What pitches should a 12-year-old throw? 12-year-olds should stick to throwing fastballs and change-ups. Throwing other pitches, like curveballs or sliders, can place unnecessary pressure on a young pitcher’s shoulder. This pressure on the shoulder has the potential to cause shoulder issues in the future.
Players at the age of 9 or 10 years old can start developing a changeup. The key is to be able to throw strikes with a two seam and four seam fastball before moving on to other pitches. Everybody wants to have a trick pitch, instead of mastering the most important pitch in baseball.
Pitching velocity by age in the U.S.
|Age||Average Velocity¹||Your Goal²|
|8||39 MPH||40 MPH|
|9||44 MPH||45 MPH|
|10||47 MPH||50 MPH|
|11||52 MPH||55 MPH|
Pitchers in the Little League World Series throw fastballs 60-70+ mph. Only a few pitchers touched 70+ mph in 2015 and 2016. One man-child hit 81 mph on the radar. This velocity is almost unhittable from 46 feet and extremely rare for a 13 year old.
The average fastball velocity for pitchers 10 years old and younger is between 40-50 mph. The average change up speed for this age group is about 10 mph slower, putting the velocity between 30-40 mph. Pitchers in this age group are playing in the Majors division in Little League.
Ages 11-12 – 85 pitches per day. Ages 9-10 – 75 pitches per day. Ages 7-8 – 50 pitches per day.
The average age of players in Triple-A last year was 28, and the vast majority of players in Triple-A are older than their Major League Rookie counterparts. While there are some 25 year olds in Triple-A that will make impacts on their respective teams, few significantly older should be considered prospects.
11u Rankings- SBA Marucci National(NC)
Prime Baseball Lujan(FL)
MVP Hustle Casillas(CA)
MVP Hustle Hooks/Garcia(CA)
Let Them Play Byrnes(CA)
Southern Nevada Baseball(NV)