My son plays travel ball and this year the mound is 54’ feet. I follow the major league youth baseball pitching guidelines as far as the # of innings per year, max pitches per games, rest days, etc. it does not seem to discuss throwing distance. He is a young seventh grader and wants to pitch this season for his school team. The middle school plays on a full size field where the mound is 60 feet.
Is this asking for trouble for a 12 year old? He is 5’7" and 150 pounds and is pretty strong for his age.