Q: How far is the pitcher's rubber from home plate?
A: The distance is 35 ft. from home plate and is measured from the back of home plate to the front of the pitcher's rubber.
Q: Which distance are the bases placed?
A: For 10U, the bases are placed at the 60 ft. distance.
Q: What are the "Modified Kid Pitch" Rules?"
A: Our rules are designed to allow our young pitchers to develop.
A: Each batter will face the "kid pitcher" until they either strike out or the count reaches four balls.
A: If a batter strikes out versus the "kid pitcher" and the catcher drops the ball, the batter has a chance to reach first base before they are tagged out or the ball is thrown to 1st Base before the batter reaches the base.
A: If four balls are reached; instead of a "walk," the "coach pitcher" will come in to finish the count.
- If there were no strikes from the "kid pitcher," the "coach pitcher" will pitch 3 pitches total to the batter.
- If there was one strike from the "kid pitcher," the "coach pitcher" will pitch 2 pitches total to the batter.
- If there were two strikes from the "kid pitcher," the "coach pitcher" will pitch 1 pitch total to the batter.
Q: How many defensive players are allowed to play on the field at a time?
A: For 10U, only 9 defensive players are allowed on the field at a time.