12U Baseball Description:

Takes Players 11 & 12 years old into the full game with no restrictions on base stealing. 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 – for softball – 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 3 coaches on the field.

Frequently asked 12U Baseball Questions

Please contact Russ Woodyard (assisting Gene Shrock) 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.

No. Only rubber soled shoes are to be worn by participants. Metal cleated shoes will not be allowed.

Regulation games will be a maximum of seven (7) innings, but no regulation inning (one through seven) may be started after one (1) hour and forty-five (45) minutes. Should the game be tied after 7 innings and there is time remaining, an extra three (3) run inning may be played.

12U Pitchers are limited to 85 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.

Coaches in the league must go through an application process each season and pass an annual background check. Coaching candidates are approved on a seasonal basis. A coach is allowed to be the Head Coach for only one team per season, but can be an assistant coach on another team if approved. Coaching Clinics are provided to our coaches at no charge.

The Home & Visiting Team shall be responsible for pre-game field preparation and post-game cleanup, which shall include assuring that post-game field maintenance is performed, trash is picked up, and the field lights are turned off before leaving the complex.  

Please download the latest Blue Book for a full overview of rules and polices.