Field Dimensions o 9U-10U: All games will be played on 46×65 fields. o 11U-12U: All games will be played on 50×70 fields.
(Typically 46-50’ Pitching Distance)
|Age||Daily Max (Pitches in Game)||2 Days Rest|
Regulations may vary by organization, but these are typical guidelines for 11U: Pitching Mound Distance (feet): 50. Distance between bases (feet): 70. Typical permitted bats: USSSA or USA.
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.
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.
The league age pitch counts for Little League Baseball® are as follows: Ages 13-16 – 95 pitches per day. Ages 11-12 – 85 pitches per day. Ages 9-10 – 75 pitches per day.
The 10U Softball Diamond
Bases are 60 feet apart in fastpitch softball, according to rules set by major sanctioning bodies like the Amateur Softball Association of America, the American Fastpitch Association, the National Fastpitch Association and the United States Specialty Sports Association.
Home to 1st base.
If you can make it from home to first in 3.93 to 4 seconds, you will be scored a 7 out of 8 – a very good score.
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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.
All bases will be considered open. Base runners may lead-off from all bases and advance in accordance with the rules of baseball. Only 9 defensive players are allowed on the field at one time.
12u A Division: 46/60 1. Players may lead off the base when the ball crosses Homeplate. 2. Stealing of any base is allowed only after the ball crosses the plate or on a passed ball.
Dimensions of Fields for Middle-School-Aged Players
12 years old: Usually play on fields which are 50/70, meaning 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot bases.
Pitching everyday is a good thing to do. At 8 I’d be playing catch, not formerly setting up pitching sessions, keep up with the lessons, keep it entirely fun, work on the fundementals of throwing and just sharing the sport/art.
A starting pitcher in professional baseball usually rests three, four, or five days after pitching a game before pitching in another. Therefore, most professional baseball teams have four, five or six starting pitchers on their rosters.
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.
In modern baseball, an ERA under 2.00 is considered exceptional and is rare. An ERA between 2.00 and 3.00 is also considered excellent and is only achieved by the best pitchers in the league. An ERA between 3.00 and 4.00 is above-average.
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What was the answer? Move the pitchers back another five feet – to 60 feet, 6 inches. That’s what happened in 1893. The pitcher’s box was replaced with a 12-inch-by-4-inch slab, and, as with the back line of the box, the pitcher was required to place his back foot upon it.
Base paths/distance - The infield shall be a 90-foot square. When location of home base is determined, with a steel tape measure of 127 feet, 3 3/8 inches in desired direction to establish second base. The distance between first base and third base is 127 feet, 3 3/8 inches.
The term 60/90 means that the distance between the pitcher’s mound and home plate is 60 feet, while the distance between bases is 90 feet. This is different than the standard Little League Majors division field (40/60) and 50/70 field.