(Typically 60’ Pitching Distance)
|Age||Daily Max (Pitches in Game)||4 Days Rest|
13 And 14-Year-Olds
An average fastball from this age range is anywhere from 55 mph (on the low side) to 75 mph. A pitcher throwing 75 mph is better than most people for this age, and their fastball is at a high school quality. An average changeup for this age is approximately around the 50-60 mph mark.
Pony Baseball’s Pony division (13-14 year olds) play on fields whose pitching distance is 54 feet and whose base paths measure 80 feet.
Pitchers who are 13-16 should throw a maximum of 95 pitches; 13- and 14-year-olds need four days rest when they reach 66 pitches, and 15- and 16-year-olds need four days rest when they reach 76.
It’s always a good idea to double check with your little league baseball coach or call the league office to make sure you’re practicing and pitching from the right baseball pitching distance, but the official little league baseball pitching distance between the point of home plate and the front (near) side of the …
This is answered for every age imaginable, if you search the forums for details. Short answer is is 55-60 mph.
The 12 year olds should be able to back off 50 feet into shallow center, which would be the same distance from second as the rubber on the mound is. If you’re using the first or third base line instead, go down the line a little further than the distance from home to the bag.
(Typically 60’ Pitching Distance)
|Age||Daily Max (Pitches in Game)||3 Days Rest|
Pitching velocity by age in the U.S.
|Age||Average Velocity¹||Your Goal²|
|11||52 MPH||55 MPH|
|12||55 MPH||60 MPH|
|13||62 MPH||65 MPH|
|14||68 MPH||70 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.
Average freshman pitcher (14 to 15 year old) cruising speed would be about 70 mph. Average cruising speed for a good high school pitching prospect at 14 to 15 years old would be about 75 mph.
Effective January 1, 2020, USSSA, a governing body for youth baseball, will adopt a rule requiring that all players 13u players must swing a bat with no lighter than a drop-8 length-to-weight ratio and 14u players must swing a bat no lighter than a drop-5.
Players who turn 14 prior to May 1 of the current season are not eligible unless they are in the 7th grade. Also, any player turning 15 prior to August 1 will not be eligible. Players who are 13u are eligible for this division regardless of their grade.
The recommended dimensions for 12U diamonds are 225-feet down the lines and 275-feet to center fields. For 13U fields, the distances increase to a max of 265-feet down the lines and 275-feet to centerfield. Outfielders not only have to throw farther; they have to cover more ground.
With bases set 80 feet apart and pitchers throwing from 54 feet, 14u play one of the most fascinating games in all of youth baseball.
Division III players have a pitching velocity of 77 miles per hour to 82 miles per hour on average.
After reaching the peak distance, throwers should come back in 10-foot increments with each throw while maintaining the same intensity. Once the arm is in shape, throwing three to five days a week is encouraged.
When kids reach 13u (a.k.a. 13 years old), they typically move onto a 60×90 baseball field with a permanent mound.
|colspan=“2”>40 feet (10U) to MLB 60.5 ft|
The maximum speed of 10-11 yrs., 12-13 yrs & 14-15 yrs. were 6.45, 6.77 & 7.70 m/sec. and average speed 5.76, 6.01 & 6.47m/sec respectively. Conclusions: The schools going untrained boys have smaller acceleration zone and the length of acceleration zone increase with increase of age.
Long-toss has been integrated into throwing programs for years as a means of building arm strength, increasing throwing endurance, improving glenohumeral range of motion, increasing velocity, and decreasing injury risk [4–6].
Check out the velocity chart in this article that uses physics data from one of the world’s baseball physics experts, Dr. Alan Nathan. His calculator of fly ball distance is a great estimator, and it shows that somewhere between 77-82 is needed to throw approximately 300 feet.
Long toss promotes arm strength because the arm gains range of motion from distance. And learning how to translate this freedom into aggressiveness with the right intention promotes greater explosiveness and life on the ball. More freedom equals more explosiveness, and most importantly, safer explosiveness.
75-80 mphElite Level Exit Velo Averages By Age
|PLAYER AGE RANGE||AVE EXIT VELOCITY|
|Ages (11-13)||56-65 mph|
|Ages (14-15)||75-80 mph|
|JV (15-16)||80 mph aluminum / 75 mph wood|
|Varsity (15-18)||90 mph aluminum/85 mph wood|