Little League Pitching Distance

  • Last updated Aug. 27, 2015
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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.

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All Little League baseball players play on a smaller baseball field. The distance between the bases is shorter. The infield and outfield dimensions are smaller. The distance between the pitching rubber and home plate in little league baseball is also shorter.

The official little league pitching distance is 46 feet.

The pitching mound is also slightly shorter in height; it's raised by a gradual slope to an elevation of 6 inches above the level of home plate and the base paths.

And the rubber or pitcher's plate is 4 inches depth by 18 inches wide.

Here are some additional pitching distances that may be helpful for you as you compare little league pitching distance with other pitching mound distances:

Little League baseball pitching distance - 46 feet

Pony League baseball pitching distance - 54 feet

Babe Ruth baseball league pitching distance - 60 feet, 6 inches

High school pitching distance & beyond - 60 feet, 6 inches

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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.

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