Pitch Count Rules
Pitch counts do NOT include warm‐up tosses, practice pitches or throws to any base
Pitch counts DO include pitches that hit the batter, are fouled off, or hit into field of play.
Pitch Count Limits by Little League Age
*Pitcher may exceed game maximum to complete a batter, however all pitches count against days of rest rule
Full Days of Rest by Pitch Count
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Limits are per Little League Rules book Section VI ‐ Pitchers (pages 38‐39)
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 days of rest must be observed.
- If a player pitches 1‐20 pitches in a day, no (0) calendar day of rest is required.
Pitcher throws 20 pitches during Tuesday game ‐ requires 0 days rest and could pitch again on Wednesday
Pitcher throws 21 pitches during Tuesday game ‐ requires 1 day rest and could pitch again on Thursday
Pitcher throws 65 pitches during Tuesday game ‐ requires 3 days rest and could pitch again on Saturday
Pitcher throws 66 pitches during Tuesday game ‐ requires 4 days rest and could pitch again on Sunday
Pitcher, age 8, starts a batter with 49 pitches and stays in game to complete at bat, throwing 53 total pitches which exceeds his daily limit. However, having exceeded 50 pitches, he now requires 3 full days rest.
Thanks for submitting scores and pitch counts.
Players are not required to purchase a bat to play in the league. York City Little League will provide Little League-approved bats for players to use during practice and games. If a player purchases a bat, it must be Little League-approved in order to be used during practice and games. Please check the guidelines below before purchasing a bat.
To ensure fair and safe play, York City Little League abides by the bat rules of Little League International.
- Bats used during play must be “a smooth, rounded stick and made of wood or of material and color tested and proved acceptable to Little League standards.”
- York City Little League only permits bats up to thirty-three (33) inches in length and no more than two and one-quarter (2 1/4) inches in diameter for Majors an below.
- Composite bats are prohibited unless approved by Little League International. View the list of approved and licensed composite bats. Composite bats are a type of bat in which the handle and barrel of the bat are comprised of a composite or Fiberglas-like material. A bat with any composite material in the barrel, exclusive of the end cap, is considered a composite bat.
More information about bat types is available here.
We encourage all players, coaches and parents to familiarize themselves with bat rules and policies before purchasing a bat or participating in the league. A complete guide can be found here.
We need you! York City Little League depends on volunteers to be successful. Whether you’re a parent or interested member of the community, consider offering your time to help our community’s children. The League is actively seeking volunteers to serve as coaches, managers and to help with general administrative operations. No experience or special skills are necessary.
The goal of York City Little League is to provide a fun, structured environment that will help teach our community’s children to be tomorrow’s leaders. York City Little League is always looking for responsible and enthusiastic volunteers to help maintain the organization’s structure and ensure operations run smoothly. The benefits of volunteering are endless.
Who Can Volunteer?
Any community members can volunteer, regardless of talents or particular skill sets. You don’t even need a child in the league. Volunteers can be parents, other relatives, retirees, former players, neighbors or, really anyone!
Parents and guardians of players actively participating in the league are strongly encouraged to volunteer. By volunteering, parents spend time with their children and share special memories.
Individuals on rare occasion may be denied the privilege of volunteering if the York City Little League Board of Directors determines that the individual’s participation may be detrimental to the league, its players or teams. All applicants agree to give York City Little League the right to conduct background checks. Decisions by the Board of Directors are final.
How Do I Become A Volunteer?
York City Little League is committed to the safety of its players, volunteers and fans. To view the LLI approved safety plan, click here.
The following are Little League Rules and Regulations that are designed with the safety and well-being of the players in mind. As a local league, York City Little League may add additional safety rules and/or guidelines but we are not permitted to alter any of the following rules or regs.
NOTE: Junior, Senior and Big League Rules and Regulations differ in some applications.
- Regulation VI Pitching Restrictions
- Pitching activity should be monitored on a regular basis by both the Player Agent and Safety Officer.
- Rule 1.08 (NOTE) The On-deck Position Is Not Permitted
- Players are not allowed to hold a bat in their hands until the umpire calls them to bat. At that point, they are permitted to pick up their bat (from a controlled area, bat rack, and proceed to home plate to take their position in the batters box. They may take a couple of practice swings on their way to home plate.
- Players are not permitted to take practice swings in between innings and/or while the pitcher is warming up.
- Rule 1.10 & NOTE Bat Restrictions and Guidelines
- The traditional batting donut is not permissible.
- Only composite bats approved and on the Little League waiver list are allowed to be used in all divisions of Little League Baseball.
- Watch for metal bats without proper grip material.
- Watch for metal bats that have flat spots or cracks.
- Non-wood bats may develop dents from time to time. Bats that cannot pass through the approved Little League Bat Ring must be removed from play.
- Rule 1.11 (e) through (k) Playing Uniform Restrictions
- Pins or jewelry must not be worn by players, coaches or umpires.
- Rule 1.16 Batting Helmet Requirements and Restrictions
- Helmets must remain on until player has returned to the dugout area.
- Rule 1.17 Athletic Supporter & Catching Gear Requirements
- All male players must wear athletic supporters.
- Catchers gear must fit properly to protect the player.
- The catcher (males) must wear a athletic supporter, metal, fiber or plastic type cup, long model chest protector, catchers helmet and mask with dangling throat guard, and shin guards .
- The flap on long model chest protectors (majors and below)must never be turned up. This includes between innings.
- A player warming up a pitcher must be wearing a helmet with mask and dangling throat protector as a minimum. A protective cup is optional.
- Catchers or any player shagging balls for the coach during infield or outfield warm ups must have a helmet and mask on at all times.
- Rule 1.17 (continued) Athletic Supporter & Catching Gear Requirements
- Skull caps and other type hard hats are not permitted.
- Throat guards (dangling type) are required on all catcher’s helmets.
- A player with helmet mask and dangling throat protector must catch for the coach during infield and outfield warm-ups.
- Rule 2.00 (obstruction) Obstruction
- A fake tag is considered obstruction.
- Rule 3.01 (a) & (b) Game Preliminary Requirements
- The umpire must require strict observance of all rules governing team personnel, implements of play and equipment of players.
- Rule 3.09 Player, Manager & Coach’s Conduct During Games
- Adults are not permitted to warm up pitchers or play catch at any time. There must only be one adult for infield and one for outfield warm-ups, the person catching, if used, must be a player.
- Rule 3.14 Keeping Playing Field (fair & foul territory) Clear
- Dead ball areas must be kept clean at all times. Playing equipment must be as far out of the way as possible.
- Bats must be kept in a bat rack and never allowed loose in the dugout area.
- Rule 3.17 Bench & Dugout Conduct and Restrictions
- Players in the dugout area must remain behind the protective fencing at all times, and away from the dugout openings..
- Rule 4.05 (all) Requirements For Base Coaches
- Player coaches must wear a batting helmet at all times while coaching.
- Base coaches may not wear a cast of any type.
- The coaches shall not leave their respective dugouts until the pitcher has completed his/her preparatory pitches to the catcher.
- Base coaches must pay attention to the action and the ball at all times.
- Rule 5.10 (a) & (b) Field Conditions
- Rule 5.10 (c) Incapacitated Players
- If an accident to a runner is such as to prevent said runner from proceeding to an entitled base, as on a home run hit out of the playing field or an award of one or more bases, a substitute runner shall be permitted to complete the play.
- Rule 7.08 (a3 & a4) Sliding
- A runner must slide or attempt to get around a fielder who has the ball and is waiting to make the tag.
- A runner is not permitted to head first slide while advancing