# Your question: How far should a 12 year old throw a baseball?

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## How hard should a 12 year old throw a baseball?

11 and 12 Year Olds

The average fastball is between 50-60 mph. However, at this age the players may start to hit puberty, therefore it is not uncommon to see a pitcher throwing near 70 mph. The changeup velocity at this age is typically between 40-50 mph.

## How far is a 12 year old pitching mound?

Here are the key measurements and dimensions you need to know: Distance from the front of the pitching rubber to the back point of home plate: 46 feet. Pitching mound height: 6 inches for younger players below the age of 11; 8 inches for older players 11-13 years old.

## How far should I be able to throw a baseball?

We simply state that you need to throw out to 120 feet before meeting the criteria to begin throwing off a mound. Some players will want to go past 120 feet (and should), while others will not.

## What is the fastest pitch thrown by a 12-year-old?

Cuba’s Prieto records fastest pitch at U-12 Baseball World Cup. Cuban 12-year-old right-handed pitcher Alejandro Prieto recorded the fastest pitch of the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup 2019, at 123 km/h (76.4 mph) in his win against Mexico today in the Super Round.

## What pitches should a 12-year-old throw?

12-year-olds should stick to throwing fastballs and change-ups. Throwing other pitches, like curveballs or sliders, can place unnecessary pressure on a young pitcher’s shoulder. This pressure on the shoulder has the potential to cause shoulder issues in the future.

## How far do 13 year olds pitch from?

The distance in all divisions of baseball for 13-year-olds, is up to 90 feet, with a local league option to shorten the distance to 75 feet for Junior League Baseball and 70 feet for Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division for regular season play.

## How fast should a 13 year old pitch?

Pitching velocity by age in the U.S.

11 52 MPH 55 MPH
12 55 MPH 60 MPH
13 62 MPH 65 MPH
14 68 MPH 70 MPH

## How often should a 12 year old pitch?

Ages 11-12 – 85 pitches per day. Ages 9-10 – 75 pitches per day. Ages 7-8 – 50 pitches per day.

## How many pitches should a 13 year old pitch?

Pitchers who are 13-16 should throw a maximum of 95 pitches; 13- and 14-year-olds need four days rest when they reach 66 pitches, and 15- and 16-year-olds need four days rest when they reach 76.

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## How far can an MLB player throw?

Long toss, as Jaeger teaches it, is somewhat controversial in pro baseball. A number of clubs limit their pitchers to throwing a maximum distance of 120-feet, insisting they only want to throw the ball on a line, not with a high-as-you-want-it arc, as Jaeger’s students do.

## How hard is it to throw 90 mph?

If you are going to have the ability to throw a 90 mph fastball which is 60% of the fastballs thrown in Major League Baseball then you must have the ability to at least move more weight than you weigh. … This means the athlete can produce power that can push about 150% of his own body weight or more.

## How fast do you have to throw a baseball to throw it 300 feet?

Alan Nathan. His calculator of fly ball distance is a great estimator, and it shows that somewhere between 77-82 is needed to throw approximately 300 feet.