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Minors/Majors Baseball Pitching Rules

Pitching Rules

  • Max Pitches per day (according to Little League Age)
    • Minors (9-10 year olds)
      • 75 pitches
    • Majors (11-12 year olds)
      • 85 pitches
  • If you have a player pitching up, you must adhere to the Little League age and not the division they are playing in. 
  • If the player reaches their limit in the middle of a batter, the pitcher can continue to pitch until that batter is retired or reaches base. 
  • Days Rest
    • 1-20 Pitches
      • 0 calendar days of rest
    • 21-35 Pitches
      • 1 (one) calendar days of rest
    • 36-50 Pitches
      • 2 (two) calendar days of rest
    • 51-65 Pitches
      • 3 (three) calendar days of rest
    • 65+ Pitches
      • 4 (four) calendar days of rest
  • If pitcher reaches a days rest threshold in the middle of a batter they can continue to pitch until that player is retired or reaches base the pitcher will only be required to observe the calendar day(s) of rest for the threshold he/she reached at the start of that at-bat, provided that pitcher is removed before delivering a pitch to another batter. 
    • EX: Pitcher starts an at-bat having thrown 32 pitches prior to the first pitch to the current batter. The pitcher completes the at-bat by striking out the batter, throwing an additional 5 pitches. His pitch count at the end of the at-bat is 37, but since he reached the 35 pitch threshold during the at bat, he will only have to observe 1 (one) day of rest. If the pitcher continues to pitch to the next batter, throwing one official pitch, he will have to observe 2 (two) days of rest. 
  • A pitcher may not pitch more than 3 consecutive calendar days.
  • A calendar day begins on the next day after the game is complete
    • EX: Situation - Player "A" pitches "X" pitches on Saturday. Player "A" is eligible to pitch again on:
       "X" Pitches Days Rest Rest Days Eligible to Pitch On
       1 to 20 Sunday
      21 to 351SundayMonday
      36 to 502Sunday, MondayTuesday
      51 to 653Sunday, Monday, TuesdayWednesday
      66 or More4Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, WednesdayThursday 
  • Catchers
    • A player who has played the catcher position in 4 or more innings in a game cannot pitch on that calendar day. 
      • 1 pitch thrown in the 4th inning constitutes as a full inning playing catcher
    • A catcher who moved to the pitcher position during the game and pitches 21 pitches or more cannot return to the catcher position during that game. 
    • A pitcher who pitches 40 pitches or more during a game cannot enter the game as a catcher after that. 
    • If the pitcher reaches 40 pitches while facing a batter, they can re-enter the game as catcher once the current batter they are facing is retired or reaches base. 

Pee Wee

2022 Pee Wee Rules

These are amendments to the Little League Rule Book.  If not addressed as an amendment, the rule book applies.

Game Process:

  1. Games will run 1 hour and 15 minutes or 5 innings

  2. Innings 1,2,3 will be Coach Pitch

  3. Innings 4 & 5 will be Player Pitch

  4. Game is over at the end of 1 hour and 15 minutes or conclusion of the 5th inning. Innings are not completed regardless if home team is batting when the time limit reaches. If an inning is not completed at the end of 1 hour and 15 minutes, then the final score will be recorded from the last completed inning.

  5. Games are scored as a Tie if at the end of regulation time or 5 innings (whichever comes first) both teams have the same score.  

  6. Only 9 players are allowed on defense per any ½ inning.

  7. No player sits on defense more than 1 consecutive inning.  

  8. Pee Wee is mandatory Roster Batting, all players dressed and in attendance are in the lineup (unless an injury occurs).

  9. 7 Runs maximum per any ½ inning.  

  10. The inning is over with 3 recorded outs.

  11. No infield fly rule, no dropped 3rd strike rule.

  12. Coaches are allowed on the field for both offense and defense.  A coach/volunteer from the defensive team should be behind the catcher to help get balls back to the pitcher. This person will also serve as the umpire for that half inning. This will help with the speed of the game and get the kids more reps. If the ball is within reach of the catcher, let them throw the ball back. An approved volunteer may also be used as a base coach while a team’s coach is serving as the designated coach pitcher. While on defense a maximum of 2 other coaches (besides the one behind home plate) or approved volunteers may be on the field.

  13. No On Deck Hitter Warm Up allowed.

  14. No headfirst sliding into any base, including home plate. is allowed.  First offense per player is a warning, 2nd and consecutive offenses by the same player is an out.

  15. Players are not allowed to steal a base, or lead off.  A base runner can leave base once the pitched ball crosses home plate.

  16. The minimum number of players for any one team is 7.  Teams with less than 7 players dressed and in attendance must forfeit. The score will be recorded 6-0. Teams may agree to play a scrimmage game.

  17. Base runners are not allowed to steal base on an overthrow from the catcher to the pitcher or on a passed ball from the pitcher to the catcher.

  18. Both teams shall provide a game ball for play.

  19. At anytime the ball is inside the infield baselines whether from a hit or defensive player throw; all runners shall stop at the next base they encounter while running.  Ball must be either fielded or landed inside the baselines.  This rule applies to the foul territory of 1st baseline, 3rd baseline, and behind home plate. 

    1. In the event of a ball hit to the outfield: If a runner is taking an extra base and is NOT halfway to the next base when the ball is returned to the infield, then they must go back to the previous base. If the player is tagged out while trying to take the extra base, then they will be called out. If a player is told to go back, it is a dead ball and the player cannot be called out after that.

Pitchers:

  1. Pitchers can pitch only 1 inning per game, no multiple inning pitching allowed

  2. Pitchers may not return to the mound once removed.  They are eligible to play any other position.

  3. Pitching Distance is 40’

  4. During player pitch, after 4 walks/hit batters the offensive designated pitching coach will enter the game and complete the inning.  That player is done pitching for that game.

  5. During player pitch, balls and strikes are called by the coach/volunteer behind the plate. [NOTE: your safety is important, so don’t feel the need to get up right behind the catcher]  Batters can strike out, reach base with a batted ball into fair territory, get walked with 4 balls, or be awarded base with a hit by pitch. The strike zone should be a little larger than a typical strike zone and be consistent between both teams. This should be agreed upon before the game starts.

  6. Coaches can warm up player pitchers.  Keep warm up pitches to a maximum of 10.

  7. During coach pitch a designated coach or approved volunteer will have contact with the portable mound and throw overhand.  The coach may be on a knee or standing but must be in contact with the mound during release of the ball. 

  8. The batter will get 4 pitches regardless of the number of swings.  The batter continues if they foul off the 4th and consecutive pitches following the 4th pitch.  The batter either advances with a hit into fair territory or strikes out.  There are no walks or hit by pitch during coach pitch.

Pee Wee Rally Days/Tournament:

During the tournament, all the above rules exist except the following:

  1. If the game is in the bottom half of the inning when the 1 hour and 15 minute time hits, then the inning can be completed and the final score is recorded after that inning.

  2. Games cannot end in a tie. 

    1. If a game is tied at the end of the 5th inning, then an additional inning of coach pitch will be played.

    2. If a game is tied at the end of the time limit, then player pitch will be played until the end of the 5th inning.

    3. If a game is still tied at the end of the 1st extra inning, then the last batter scheduled to bat in that inning will be placed on second base to start the inning. This will continue in all other extra innings until the game is completed.

 

 

Teeball

2022 Tee Wee Rules


Game: A game will consist of three innings or one hour time limit. After one hour, the manager will stop the game regardless of play situation. No batters will bat after the time limit. We understand that this may mean one team bats more than another, but you will have an equal number of home and away games.


Batting: Batting order is continuous and includes all players in attendance at the game, unless someone becomes hurt or is ill. All players will bat once each inning. It does not matter how many outs have been recorded. Batting order can change each inning as everyone bats each inning.


There is NO on deck circle. All offensive players not up to bat or on base should be in the dugout. The only time a player should be swinging a bat is when they are up to bat.


All offensive players MUST wear a helmet while in the field of play.


Batters should be ready to hit the ball when it is their turn. When they hit the ball, the batter must drop the bat. If a batter throws a bat, the coach will give them a verbal warning. If the batter does it a 2nd time, then the batter should be called out and not allowed to run the bases. If the problem persists, then that player will not be allowed to bat.


When the last batter comes to the plate, the batting coach will announce they are the last batter. For the last batter, runners are allowed to run all the bases.


For the first half of the season, all batters should bat off of a tee.


In the second half of the season, a batting coach can choose to pitch three pitches to the batters. If the batter does not get a hit, then the batter will hit off of a tee. 


Note: all players will hit. There is no such thing as a strikeout.


Baserunning: If a ball is hit in the infield, base runners are only allowed to take one base. If a ball is hit to the outfield, then base runners must stop at the base once the ball enters the infield. 


The one exception to this rule is during the last batter.


Fielding: The defensive team should set up their players in traditional positions, except you should not have a catcher position (for safety). All players should take a position in the field. If you have more than 8 players, then you may place one or two extra infielders. Coaches should make sure that players are being rotated around each inning. Players should rotate between infield and outfield. Players should be making overhand throws to develop their skills.  


Coaches: At this age, you should be involved with helping the kids know what to do. Defensive coaches should be out in the field. Offensive coaches should be helping the kids bat. Also, you should have base coaches to help them run bases.


Goals: Have fun! Help all kids improve. Help the kids have a positive feeling toward baseball so that they want to go out again next year. 


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