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Coaches' Corner

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

Link to Little League Age Calculator

Age Pitches
7-8  50
9-10  75
11-12  85
13-16  95

*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

Pitches Calendar Days of Rest
1-20 0
21-35 1
36-50 2
51-65 3
66+ 4

 

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.

Examples:
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.