The distance in all divisions of baseball for 13-year-olds, is up to 90 feet, with a local league option to shorten the distance to 75 feet for Junior League Baseball and 70 feet for Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division for regular season play.
Field and Equipment info:
Regulations may vary by organization, but these are typical guidelines for 13U: Pitching Mound Distance (feet): 54 or 60'6" Distance between bases (feet): 80 or 90. Typical permitted bats: USSSA or USA or BBCOR.
Equipment: Metal cleats cannot be worn for divisions 12U and younger. Metal spikes may be worn in divisions 13U and older.
USABat, BBCOR and Wood bats are also allowed. All bats must have a branding, label, or stamp proving BPF 1.15, and length/weight ratio vary by division.
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.
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.
Small Field is commonly defined as a 46/60 field (46 feet = pitching distance; 60 feet = base path) Medium Field is known as the 50/70 field (50 feet = pitching distance; 70 feet = base path) Big Field is referred to as a 60/90 field (60'6″ = pitching distance; 90 feet = base path)
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.
55seconds or 19.8 fps. If you are an average 13U runner and don’t get faster, you will reach 1B 4-5 feet behind the average 14U runner. If you are a below average 13U runner, you will reach 1B 6-7 feet behind the average 14U runner.
For the 13u/14u division, BBCOR is also permitted and sometimes used by the bigger players.
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.
If it’s BBCOR, the most common bat size is 31/28, followed by 32/29. If you’re in USSSA or USA, the correct bat size for most 13-year-olds is a 32/27.
Age 14 to 16, drop 10 • Age 16 and up, Drop 8oz to 10oz. Drop 10 is still the most popular drop, but some power hitters prefer a drop 9.
Starting January 1st, 2020, in all 13U Events all Players and all Teams must use a max drop of 8 (-8).
On the other hand, the main reasoning behind the cleat rules is the safety of players on the field. Most of the restrictions on wearing metal cleats have to do with the age of players involved in a certain league. There’s no overall rule that regulates which cleats are allowed.
You Can Wear Metal Cleats Until Age 7
Cleats made of metal don’t rust, which means they will last longer than traditional cleats that can wear down over time. They also offer increased grip when playing the game, making them ideal for batters and pitchers alike.
Ages 11 to 13: Use a -8 to -5 Senior League bat. Age 14 and older: MUST use a -3 BBCOR bat.
All USSSA bats have a 1.15 Bat Performance Factor, which essentially measures how fast the ball comes off the bat at impact. In general, this standard allows USSSA bats to have more “pop” than other youth bats.
Starting in 2021, Perfect game bans all the USSSA banned bats, see below, and the 2017 DeMarini CF drop 5, the 2016 USSSA CF8 line of bats (5, 8, 10), the 2015 CF7 in a drop 5 and the 2015 Eaton XL1 in a drop 5. All banned for Perfect Game starting 2021.
Distance from back point of home plate to CENTER of second base: 99 feet. The base must dislodge from its anchor.
Regulations may vary by organization, but these are typical guidelines for 14U: Pitching Mound Distance (feet): 60'6" Distance between bases (feet): 90.
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. The ball size will remain at 12 inches for the remainder of a softball players career as well.
According to the official Little League field specifications, for ages 12 and under, the typical base path distance is 60 feet while older groups can have a length of up to 90 feet. Use this distance as a reference for other measurements you will need to make.
11U/12U pitch at 46 feet and the bases are at 60 feet. At Walker, it’s the closest base pegs (of three) and the closest pitching rubber. (Please note there is sometimes a third pitching rubber that is temporary for AA games in which case 46 feet would be the middle rubber).