Centennial Youth Baseball-Softball Association

Pitch Count

Baseball Pitch Count

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Pitch Smart

Guidelines For Youth And Adolescent Pitchers

Each organization — whether it be a league, travel team, showcase or tournament — should establish rules to ensure that players must follow the guidelines while playing in that league. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the parent and the athlete to ensure that the player follows the guidelines for his age group over the course of a year — given that he will oftentimes play in multiple leagues with different affiliations covering different times of the year.

Limits and required rest days by age and division below. If a pitcher is eligible, they have full pitch counts available.

Pitch Count Limits And Required Rest

It is important for each league to set workload limits for their pitchers to limit the likelihood of pitching with fatigue. Research has shown that pitch counts are the most accurate and effective means of doing so.

AgeDivisionDaily Max (Pitches in Game)Required Rest (Pitches)

0 Days1 Days2 Days3 Days4 Days
13-16BR 13-16951-3031-4546-6061-7576+
17-18BR 16-181051-3031-4546-6061-7576+