Rec. Kid Pitch (9 & Up)

Updated Tuesday December 5, 2017 by SMP Board.

 

Single A (Ages 9 & up)

What are the rule changes for the age groups in kid pitch?

The main changes are as follows:

  • The ball is always live so there is no timeout except for injury
  • Players can steal bases
  • For 10 and above, players can lead off.

What equipment does my child need?

Typically, your player will need glove, bat, helmet with facemask and chin strap.  A cup is recommended for players in the field and required for those playing catcher.

How much do we practice?

2-3 times per week during the season split between field practice and batting practice.  Once games begin, practices consist of one practice per week.

How many games in the Spring season? Fall season?

Spring 10 games plus a tournament.  Fall is 6-7 games.

What are the pitch count rules?

These rules were established for the protection of our kids and are intended to prevent them from over using their arms.  Pitch count rules can be found in the league’s rules posted on the website.