10U DescriptionPlayers 9 & 10 years of age. Introduction into the complete game, with no restrictions on base stealing in the Spring and “closed” bases in the fall, and players pitching. Strict pitching restriction based on innings, pitch counts, or combinations thereof, are used and enforced. 9 players are used on the field. There is a mandatory two inning defensive play rule. In addition, each team member must play an infield position at least one inning of each game. All players are in the batting lineup. Each team will be allowed a maximum of 4 coaches on the field.
Frequently asked 10U Questions
Please contact Commissioner Eric Barden if your question has not been answered.
In Spring, a maximum of four (4) team meetings per calendar week is allowed
during the declared pre-season period, and a maximum of four (4) team meetings per calendar week (including games) is allowed during the regular season. In Fall, a maximum of three (3) team meetings per calendar week is allowed during the declared pre-season period, and a maximum of three (3) team meetings per calendar week (including games) is allowed during the regular season.
10U Pitchers are limited to 75 maximum pitches per day per pitcher. If a pitcher pitches 20 pitches or fewer, they are eligible to pitch to next day; 21–35 pitches, they cannot pitch the next one (1) calendar day; 36-50 pitches, they cannot pitch the next two (2) calendar days; 51-65 pitches they cannot pitch the next three (3) calendar days; 66 pitches or more, they cannot pitch the next four (4) calendar days. A pitcher may finish pitching to a batter if they reach their count limit in the middle of an at-bat. Warm-up pitches do not count.
Each player must play at least two (2) defensive innings, including an infield position (pitcher, first base, second base, third base, shortstop or catcher), before the end of the 4th offensive inning unless injured or being disciplined for behavior by the Head Coach. No player shall sit out consecutive defensive innings or sit out more than two (2) defensive innings in a five (5) or six (6) inning game.