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New Little League Baseball Pitch Count Rules

Posted Nov 30 2009 10:01pm

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Good to see that Little League Baseball is again modifying their pitching rules to protect our youth baseball pitchers.  I’ve commented on this in my newsletters in the past, but I was not thrilled watching the Little League World Series this year and watching the coaches manipulate and take advantage of loop holes within the pitch count rules.  I am all about winning, but these rules are in place to protect our youth.

The rules for 2010 will now apply to both the regular season and tournament, which were different last year.

Read the full story at Little League’s website or the article from Sports Illustrated.

Also, be sure to read my past article on Preventing Little League Pitching Injuries.

 

2010 Little League Baseball Regular Season and Tournament Pitching Rules

Pitchers league age 14 and under must adhere to the following rest requirements:

  • If a player pitches 66 or more pitches in a day, four (4) calendar days of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 51 - 65 pitches in a day, three (3) calendar days of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 36 - 50 pitches in a day, two (2) calendar days of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 21 - 35 pitches in a day, one (1) calendar day of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 1-20 pitches in a day, no (0) calendar day of rest is required.

Pitchers league age 15-18 must adhere to the following rest requirements:

  • If a player pitches 76 or more pitches in a day, four (4) calendar days of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 61 - 75 pitches in a day, three (3) calendar days of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 46 - 60 pitches in a day, two (2) calendar days of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 31 -45 pitches in a day, one (1) calendar day of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 1-30 pitches in a day, no (0) calendar day of rest is required.

 

 

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