Favors the hitters. 60’ is too far for most 13U/14U who have not had their growth spurts and who are still learning.[/quote]
That’s what I expected too. What I observed though was that kids’ abilities held pretty true to form. The weaker hitters were still weak- same for the pitchers. The good hitters and pitchers were still good hitters and pitchers. Some hitters actually regressed for awhile.
In thinking back on the experience I think the size of the 60-90 field tended to equalize any advantage the hitter may seem to have.
I’m not saying it’s right or wrong. I just think it’s difficult though to convince local authorities to build fields for a one year or two year age group. I have seen some fields where home plate was moveable in order to preserve the integrity of the mound. What I saw seemed to work OK but is not very commonly found here.
If someone thinks it keeps more kids in the game I’m all for it.