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.
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.
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.
This is answered for every age imaginable, if you search the forums for details. Short answer is is 55-60 mph.
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.
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.
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.
All players in the 2022 Little League World Series must be no older than 12 and no younger than 10.
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.
Division III players have a pitching velocity of 77 miles per hour to 82 miles per hour on average.
Weight drops vary in Senior League baseball, but players 10 years old and under often use -10 weight drop bat. Players 12 years old and under often use a -8 weight drop, and 13 year old players often use a -5 weight drop.
Starting January 1, 2020, all 13U baseball events and all teams in 13U events must use a maximum drop-8 or minus-8 bat with the official USSSA 1.15 BPF Mark permanently stamped. All 14U events and all teams in 14U events must use a maximum drop-5 or minus-5 bat with the official USSSA 1.15 BPF Mark permanently stamped.
14u Games are 1 hour 45 minutes. 11-13u Games are 1 hour 40 minutes. 9-10u Games are 1 hour 30 minutes; 6-8u games are 70 minutes. No inning can start after the time limit.
Distance from back point of home plate to CENTER of second base: 99 feet. The base must dislodge from its anchor.
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.
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|
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.
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. These pitchers, and the sequence in which they pitch, is known as the rotation.
(Typically 60’ Pitching Distance)
|Age||Daily Max (Pitches in Game)||3 Days Rest|
In the low-80s is a good estimate. 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 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].