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As a courtesy to others, Please Report All Pitch Counts SAME DAY.
 
To Enter Pitch Counts: (Go through left side tab, "PITCH COUNT ENTRY" )
 
 
 
 
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To View Pitch Counts for Week: (Go through Horizontal top tab, "PITCH COUNTS")

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SJBB Pitch Count & Designated Travel Pitcher Regulations: (Grades 3-8)
 
SJBB Pitch Count System  
In 2011, SJBB adopted a pitch count methodology to protect the league's youth pitchers.  This replaced the outdated methodology of limiting pitchers activity based on their innings pitched.  Our player’s pitch counts are incorporated into an electronic system and available for viewing through a link on the SJBB website.   Our system automatically calculates the next available date for the pitcher plus the number of remaining pitches for the week.  

 
  • The league pitching week (for the purpose of calculating the per-week pitch limits and associated pitcher recovery days) shall run from Sunday through Saturday.  NOTE:  Pitching Recovery Days carry over from one week to the next.  As an example, a pitcher who throws 50 pitches on Saturday is not eligible to pitch until Wednesday even though the league pitching week begins again on Sunday.
  • Coaches are required to select a parent from each team to keep pitch counts per pitcher.
  • Each coach will record these totals in scorebook and compare with the opposing coach at end of game. Coaches will sign each other's book.
  • After a game is completed, coaches (Recreation & Travel) will email pitch counts and game scores to the League Directors (or proxy). League Directors will decide who is responsible for inputting the pitch counts into the SJBB online system
 
This method has proven to be effective in terms of (a) ability to protect a pitcher’s arm and (b) availability of pitchers for both Recreation & Travel.
 
Pitch Count Regulations
For a complete listing of all of the pitching regulations for a particular league, please review Section V. of the Regulations Section of your league’s rule book.  These are available in “hard copy” or online under the “Official Rules” tab on our website.  All coaches need to be completely versed in all aspects of SJBB’s pitching regulations. 
 
Below are several key highlights of the SJBB pitching regulations that pertain to pitch counts:

 
  • A pitcher cannot start a new batter if the pitcher is within two pitches of their maximum pitch count.
  • If a pitcher reaches their maximum pitch count in the middle of a batter, the pitcher may finish the batter.
  • The number of pitches thrown in games declared no contest or called on account of inclement weather or for any other reason shall be charged against that pitcher’s eligibility for that week.
 
Designated Travel Pitchers (DTP) - Applies to Grades 4-8
As outlined in each league’s pitching regulations, SJBB has asked the Travel Coaches to designate five (5) Travel Pitchers (DTP’s). These players were already identified at the draft as Travel Players. The primary reasons for this approach are:
 

 
  • Protect the arms of young pitchers playing in both recreation & travel
  • Create more opportunities for DTP to pitch in recreation league
  • Promote the development of other recreation league pitchers
 
The following summarizes the special restrictions for DTP’s with respect to recreation league baseball and for Non-DTP’s with respect to travel league baseball.  

 
  • In addition to pitch count limits (per game and per week) prescribed above, a travel coach may not use a Non-DTP in a manner that would preclude the Non-DTP from being able to throw the maximum number of pitches per game for that Non-DTP’s recreation team.  A recreation coach may agree to release a Non-DTP to that player’s travel team if the recreation coach does not plan to pitch the Non-DTP during that pitcher’s resulting Days of Recovery Period.  However, in doing so, the recreation coach may not change his mind and pitch the Non-DTP during that pitcher’s resulting Days of Recovery Period.  This release is only allowable if the recreation coach notifies the League Director and the player’s travel coach of this decision prior to the beginning of the travel baseball game in question.  NOTE:  This exception is designed to balance the pitching depth in the recreation league while also allowing greater pitching depth for the travel team in the event of unforeseen circumstances such as make-up games.
Example (Majors): On a particular Sunday (beginning of the pitching week), a Non-DTP has all 140 of his weekly pitches available and is currently not out due to days of rest requirements from the prior week.  However, the Non-DTP has a scheduled recreation game on TUESDAY night.  This pitcher may not pitch more than 40 pitches in this travel game in order to be fully eligible for his Tuesday recreation league game (see Pitch Count / Days of Rest Exhibit below). 
 
  • In addition to pitch count limits (per game and per week) prescribed above, a recreation league coach may not use a designated travel pitcher (DTP) in a manner that would preclude the DTP from being able to throw the maximum number of pitches per game on consecutive Sundays.  In other words, DTP’s must be able to throw the maximum number of pitches per game at least every other Sunday (in travel games).  A travel coach may agree to release a DTP to that DTP’s recreation team if the travel coach does not plan to pitch the DTP on the following Sunday.  However, in doing so, the travel coach may not change their mind and pitch the DTP on the following Sunday.  This release is only allowable if the travel coach notifies the League Director and the player’s recreation coach of this decision prior to the beginning of the recreation baseball game in question.  NOTE:  This exception is designed to maximize the pitching time for the 4th & 5th ranked DTP’s who may see less pitching time on their travel teams.
Example (Majors): DTP has 70 pitches left before a scheduled THURSDAY night recreation game.  This pitcher may not pitch more than 48 pitches in this game in order to be fully eligible for his Sunday travel game (see DTP Matrix below).    
 
  • If a DTP, on any Sunday, exceeds the number of pitches that requires a minimum of four (4) days rest, such DTP may not pitch on the following Sunday (Travel Game) and may be used as a pitcher by his recreation coach in a manner that is otherwise consistent with SJBB’s pitching regulations as outlined in the league’s rule book.  The DTP may pitch for this recreation team either Friday or Saturday, in this case.
 
  • Recreation Playoffs: The DTP restrictions will not apply during the recreation league playoffs.  All pitchers will be subject to same pitch count / days of rest regulations (see Pitch Count / Days of Rest Exhibit below).

 
Summit Junior Baseball Pitch Count / Days of Rest Regulations 
League Ages/Grade   Spring 2012 Season   Recovery Days
   
    Max Pitches  Max Pitches   0 Day 1 Days 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days
    Per Game Per week  
Minor 8-9 / 3rd Grade     50 100   <20 20-29 30-36 37-44 45
Minor 9-10 / 4th Grade     65 130   <22 22-36 37-45 46-54 55
Major 10-12 / 5th & 6th Grade     70 140   <25 25-40 41-48 49-60 61
Suburban 12-15 / 7th, 8th,& 9th Grade     85 170   <27 27-40 41-53 54-69 70
 
 

 
Summit Junior Baseball DTP MATRIX  
               
               
3rd Grade Minor League - Designated Travel Pitcher ("DTP") Matrix  
TRAVEL RECREATION ELIGIBILITY* TRAVEL  
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Following Sunday  
Number of Pitch Count Pitch Count Pitch Count Pitch Count Pitch Count Pitch Count Pitch Count  
Pitches Thrown Game Max Game Max Game Max Game Max Game Max Game Max Game Max  
<20 50 50 44 36 29 19 50  
20-29 Not Eligible 50 44 36 29 19 50  
30-36 Not Eligible Not Eligible 44 36 29 19 50  
37-44 Not Eligible Not Eligible Not Eligible 36 29 19 50  
45+ Not Eligible Not Eligible Not Eligible Not Eligible 50 50 Not Eligible  
                 
                 
4th Grade Minor League - Designated Travel Pitcher ("DTP") Matrix  
TRAVEL RECREATION ELIGIBILITY* TRAVEL  
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Following Sunday  
Number of Pitch Count Pitch Count Pitch Count Pitch Count Pitch Count Pitch Count Pitch Count  
Pitches Thrown Game Max Game Max Game Max Game Max Game Max Game Max Game Max  
<22 65 65 54 45 36 21 65  
22-36 Not Eligible 65 54 45 36 21 65  
37-45 Not Eligible Not Eligible 54 45 36 21 65  
46-54 Not Eligible Not Eligible Not Eligible 45 36 21 65  
55+ Not Eligible Not Eligible Not Eligible Not Eligible 65 65 Not Eligible  
                 
                 
Major League - Designated Travel Pitcher ("DTP") Matrix  
TRAVEL RECREATION ELIGIBILITY* TRAVEL  
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Following Sunday  
Number of Pitch Count Pitch Count Pitch Count Pitch Count Pitch Count Pitch Count Pitch Count  
Pitches Thrown Game Max Game Max Game Max Game Max Game Max Game Max Game Max  
<25 70 70 60 48 40 24 70  
25-40 Not Eligible 70 60 48 40 24 70  
41-48 Not Eligible Not Eligible 60 48 40 24 70  
49-60 Not Eligible Not Eligible Not Eligible 48 40 24 70  
61+ Not Eligible Not Eligible Not Eligible Not Eligible 70 70 Not Eligible  
                 
 
 

 
               
Suburban League - Designated Travel Pitcher ("DTP") Matrix  
TRAVEL RECREATION ELIGIBILITY* TRAVEL  
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Following Sunday  
Number of Pitch Count Pitch Count Pitch Count Pitch Count Pitch Count Pitch Count Pitch Count  
Pitches Thrown Game Max Game Max Game Max Game Max Game Max Game Max Game Max  
<27 85 85 69 53 40 26 85  
27-40 Not Eligible 85 69 53 40 26 85  
41-53 Not Eligible Not Eligible 69 53 40 26 85  
54-69 Not Eligible Not Eligible Not Eligible 53 40 26 85  
70+ Not Eligible Not Eligible Not Eligible Not Eligible 85 85 Not Eligible  
                 

 
               
* RECREATION ELIGIBILITY is subject to MANDATORY weekly pitch count maximum and recovery days requirements.  
The pitching week, as respect the weekly pitch count maximum begins on Sunday and ends on Saturday.