Little League Baseball Pitching Distance

  • Updated
Youth pitching program
ATTENTION PITCHERS: One of the big misconceptions in baseball is that playing the game keeps you in shape to pitch. I wish that was true. It's not. To get to the next level, preparation matters. Big league pitchers spend far more time preparing to pitch than actually pitching.

If you believe adding velocity could be critical to your success, check out my proven programs for pitchers of all ages.

Looking for information on what little league baseball pitching distance is?

It's always a good idea to double check with your little league baseball coach or call the league office to make sure you're practicing and pitching from the right baseball pitching distance, but the official little league baseball pitching distance between the point of home plate and the front (near) side of the pitcher's rubber is 46 feet.

That's about 14 feet, 6 inches shorter than standard baseball pitching distance on a regulation field; standard pitching distance is 60 feet, 6 inches.

Additionally, the pitcher's mound is raised by a gradual slope to an elevation of 6 inches above the level of home plate and the base paths.

The little league baseball pitcher's rubber is 4 inches wide by 18 inches long.

Here are some additional pitching distances:

Little League pitching distance - 46 feet

Pony League pitching distance - 54 feet

Babe Ruth league pitching distance - 60 feet, 6 inches

High school pitching distance - 60 feet, 6 inches

College pitching distance - 60 feet, 6 inches

Professional pitching distance - 60 feet, 6 inches

Get my pitching velocity program

Youth pitching program
One of the big misconceptions in baseball is that playing the game keeps you in shape to pitch. I wish that was true. It's not. To get to the next level, preparation matters. Big league pitchers spend far more time preparing to pitch than actually pitching.

If you believe adding velocity could be critical to your success, check out my proven programs for pitchers of all ages.

Sign up for my free pitching tips e-mail newsletter

Learn how to improve mechanics, velocity, arm care and more with exclusive tips and insights that I only share with my newsletter subscribers. Delivered to your inbox every Monday through Saturday morning.

SIGN UP FOR THE NEWSLETTER

Seriously, baseball pitchers, parents and coaches are loving these tips

Great reviews of Steven Ellis exclusive baseball pitching tips