It is our mission at New Fairfield Baseball to provide an opportunity for all kids ages 4 through 15 to participate in playing baseball in a meaningful way. We strive to teach the kids the rules and strategies of the game, increase self-esteem by develop

Home
 
 
My my My my
 
 
 
 
 
 

Coaches Corner

 

NFB Mandated Pitching Guidelines:

 

8-11 year old Division

League Play:

 

If a player pitches in less than four (4) innings, one (1) calendar day of rest is mandatory. 

If a player pitches in four (4) innings or more, three (3) calendar days of rest is mandatory.

 

Delivery of a single pitch constitutes having pitched one (1) inning.  

For  example: 

If a player pitches in three (3) innings plus one (1) pitch =  four (4) innings, three (3) calendar days of rest is mandatory. 

 

A player may pitch in a maximum of six (6) innings in a calendar week (Monday though Sunday)

EXAMPLE

If a player pitched in four or more innings

 on (Column A): and is still eligible, that

player can pitch again on (Column B):

COLUMN A   COLUMN B    

Sunday                   Thursday

Monday                  Friday

Tuesday                 Saturday

Wednesday            Sunday

Thursday               Monday  

Friday                     Tuesday

Saturday             Wednesday

 

*  A player once removed as a pitcher may not pitch again in the same game

**  A player may not pitch in back to back games of a doubleheader.

***  If a League has stricter pitching rules, than those league rules will prevail.

****  In addition a pitcher should not exceed 35 pitches in an inning or

        60 pitches in a game 

 

Tournament Play:

 

Rolling six (6) innings

Pitching limitations are 6 innings in two consecutive games,

With the following restrictions:

 

A player may not pitch in more than three (3) combined innings if pitching more than one (1) game on the same day.

 

A player may pitch two (2) innings or less, with no days rest required.

 

If a player pitches in three (3) innings, one calendar day of rest is required.

 

If a player pitches in four (4) innings or more, two (2) calendar days of rest are required.

 

A player may pitch in a maximum of seven (7) innings in a calendar week.

 

*Pitching Total of seven (7) innings applies to total for week during   

Tournament play only.  Regardless of where the player is pitching, Combined league and Tournament for the week cannot exceed seven (7) innings

 

*If a Tournament has stricter pitching rules, than those Tournament rules  

  Will prevail.

 

 *In addition a pitcher should not exceed 35 pitches in an inning or

        60 pitches in a game

 

12 year old Division

 

League Play:

 

If a player pitches in less than three (3) innings, no rest is required. 

 

If a player pitches in three (3) innings, one (1) calendar day of rest is mandatory.

 

If a player pitches in four (4) innings or more, two (2) calendar days of rest is mandatory.

 

Delivery of a single pitch constitutes having pitched one (1) inning.  

For  example: 

If a player pitches in three (3) innings plus one (1) pitch =  four (4) innings, two (2) calendar days of rest is mandatory. 

 

A player may pitch in a maximum of seven (7) innings in a calendar week (Monday though Sunday)                                                                  

EXAMPLE   

If a player pitched in four or more innings

 on (Column A): and is still eligible, that

player can pitch again on (Column B):

COLUMN A   COLUMN B    

Sunday                   Wednesday

Monday                  Thursday

Tuesday                 Friday

Wednesday            Saturday

Thursday               Sunday  

Friday                     Monday

Saturday             Tuesday

 

*  A player once removed as a pitcher may not pitch again in the same game

**  A player may not pitch in back to back games of a doubleheader.

***  If a League has stricter pitching rules, than those league rules will prevail.

****  In addition a pitcher should not exceed 35 pitches in an inning or

        65 pitches in a game

 

Tournament Play:

 

Rolling six (6) innings

Pitching limitations are 6 innings in two consecutive games,

With the following restrictions:

 

A player may not pitch in more than four (4) combined innings if pitching more than one (1) game on the same day.

 

A player may pitch three (3) innings or less, with no days rest required.

 

If a player pitches in four (4) innings, one calendar day of rest is required.

 

If a player pitches in four (5) innings or more, two (2) calendar days of rest are required.

 

A player may pitch in a maximum of eight (8) innings in a calendar week.

 

*Pitching Total of eight (8) innings applies to total for week during   

Tournament play only.  Regardless of where the player is pitching, Combined league and Tournament for the week cannot exceed eight (8) innings

 

*If a Tournament has stricter pitching rules, than those Tournament rules  

  Will prevail.

 

*  In addition a pitcher should not exceed  35 pitches in an inning or

        65 pitches in a game

 

 

The International Board of Directors has approved the following rule changes beginning with the 2017 season.  These changes will be reflected in the 2017 Babe Ruth League, Inc. Rules and Regulations.

  1. Cal Ripken Baseball, Babe Ruth 13-15 Baseball, and Babe Ruth 16-18 Baseball - Tournament Pitching Rules These pitch count limitations will apply to all tournament games played in District, Area, State, Regional and World Series competition and will completely replace Tournament Regulation Rule 11.05, Paragraph 4 (innings pitch).  For the local league season, leagues are still permitted to use pitching limitations as defined in Rule 0.06 and under Local League Options – Pitch Count.
There are no limitations on the number of innings a pitcher may pitch in a tournament (bracket or pool play) game subject to the following pitch count limitations:

 

TOURNAMENT PITCHING REST REQUIREMENTS 

 AGE

 DAILY MAX (PITCHES IN GAME/DAY)

 REST PERIOD

0 Days

1 Day

2 Days

7-8

50

1-20

21-35

36+

9-10

75

1-40

41-65

66+

11-12

85

1-40

41-65

66+

13-15

95

1-45

46-75

76+

16-18

105

1-45

46-75

76+

 

 

NFB Mandated Player Playing Time:

 

"Blue" Flight playing time rules:

District play - all players will play a minimum of 1 inning or one at bat per game

Jimmy Fund Tournament and all other tournament play - all players will play a minimum of 2 innings per game

Regular season/league play - all players will have equal playing time (coaches will keep a log for all players)

Regular season/league playoffs play - all players will play a minimum of 2 innings per game

 

 

"Red" flight playing time rules:

All games - all players will have equal playing time (coaches will keep a log for all players)

 

 

- Playing time player log sheet -

 

 

 

Practice Plans: