PRBSA offers baseball and softball programs for boys 4-18 and girls 4-18. Our leagues are structured for the beginner, the recreational player, and competitive player, with an emphasis on teaching and having fun.

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In an effort to stem the alarming increase in elbow and shoulder injuries among young baseball pitchers,  Little League Baseball adopted important new rules in 2007 to limit the number of pitches a pitcher can throw in a game and how much rest he must take pitching appearances.  

In its continuing effort to protect the health and safety of youth pitchers, and to reflect the latest research on pitching injuries, Little League made additional changes in its rules which went into effect for the spring 2010 season and beyond.

 
League Age Pitches Allowed Per Day
17-18 105
13 - 16 95
11-12 85
 9 - 10 75
7 - 8  50 [Note: this is a change from the 2007 rules, which lumped all pitchers 10 and under together so as to allow even the youngest pitchers to throw 75 pitches in a day]

 

Rest periods

In general, the rules add extra days for pitchers regardless of age and lower the threshold for pitches triggering extra days off between taking the mound.  The old rules set different rules for pitchers league age 16 and under and league age 17 and 18.  The new rules establish different rules for pitchers league age 14 and under and league age 15 to 18. Reflecting new research findings about the risk of injury to pitches who throw the most pitches, the new rules require a fourth day of rest - not required for a pitcher of any age at any pitch count under the old rules - for pitchers throwing 66 pitches or more for younger pitchers (7 to 14) and 76 pitches or more for older pitchers (15 to 18).  

Rest requirements: Pitchers league ages 7 to 14

 

 

Number of pitches in a day Number of Calendar Days of Rest before Pitching Again

 

66 or more

 

4

 

51 to 65

 

 

36 to 50

 

 

21 to 35

 

 

1 to 20

 

 No day of rest required. 

 

 

Rest requirements: Pitchers league ages 15 to 18

 

Number of pitches in a day Number of Calendar Days of Rest before Pitching Again

 

76 or more

 

4

 

61 to 75

 

 

46 to 60

 

 

31 to 45

 

1

 

1 to 30

 

 No day of rest required. 

 

Little League Baseball does not set limits on the number of pitches a player can throw over the course of a season or a year. USA Baseball recommends the following limits*:

 Age   Pitches per game  Pitches per week  Pitches per season   Pitches per year
 13-14  75  125 &nb