Nether Swarthmore Baseball Pitch Count Guidelines

Updated Friday April 7, 2017 by Dave Shuster.

Nether Swarthmore Baseball has adopted pitch count guidelines set forth by Major League Baseball for all youth pichers in our league for the 2017 season. These new guidelines are a series of practical, age-appropriate guidelines to help parents, players, and coaches avoid overuse injuries and foster long, healthy careers for youth pitchers.  

The following pitching guidelines will be followed by all coaches at all levels of baseball.

 

AGE

DAILY MAX (PITCHES IN GAME)

REQUIRED REST (PITCHES)

 

 

0 Days

1 Days

2 Days

3 Days

4 Days

7-8

50

1-20

21-35

36-50

N/A

N/A

9-10

75

1-20

21-35

36-50

51-65

66+

11-12

85

1-20

21-35

36-50

51-65

66+

13-14

95

1-20

21-35

36-50

51-65

66+

15-16

95

1-30

31-45

46-60

61-75

76+

17-18

105

1-30

31-45

46-60

61-75

76+

NSB pitching guideline.docx