The following is taken from a national organizations rules; DB refers to 13-14yr olds. I’m with them on the pitch limits in general but the rest period seems inadequate. Using these limitations will allow a kid to pitch up to 95 pitches on Saturday morning & turn around a pitch up to 95 again on Monday evening. Seems to me one days (or even two) rest is woefully inadequate. Have read other recommendations and would like some opinions.
8:01 (Regular Season Only .) Players on a regular season team may pitch in any game during the regular season subject to the following limitations . (30/40 HOUR RULE) NOTE: *An innings rule is added . For the purpose of satisfying the require- ment of Rule 8:90 (Regular Season Only) the throwing of one pitch in any inning constitutes having pitched a complete inning . 8:90—A pitcher shall not be allowed to pitch in more than eight (8) innings in any one calendar week . 8:90DB: A pitcher shall not throw more than 95 pitches in the same game or on the same day . 8:90DM: A pitcher shall not throw more than 105 pitches in the same game or on the same day . Exception DB/DM: If the pitcher reaches the pitch count limit while facing a batter, he may continue to pitch until the batter reaches base safely or is put out . 8 .91—A pitcher is charged with the number of pitches hurled, as well as the innings pitched in a specific calendar week, regardless of whether they are local league games, the resumption of suspended games, exhibition games, or games ruled “no contest” due to being called . A calendar week is from 12:01 a .m . Monday to 12:00 midnight the following Sunday . 8 .92—If a game is interrupted for any reason before becoming official, and is suspended, the same pitcher may continue when play is resumed, provided he is eligible by the rest rule and has not used up his total allotted innings per calendar week . League officials should consider the (30/40) hour rest period when rescheduling the completion of a suspended game . NOTE: Innings pitched in the suspended and resumed portions of a sus- pended game shall not be added in order to disqualify a player from pitching . 8 .93—RESERVED . Entering the ball game as a pitcher shall constitute hav- ing pitched one inning . 8 .94—The intent of Rules 8 .90-8 .96 is to help prevent arm injuries and to eliminate the possibility of a team winning a league championship using only one pitcher . These rules will also force a manager to develop other boys’ pitching talents . (a) A pitcher after throwing more than 60 pitches in one game or on the same day shall have a minimum of forty (40) hours rest before becoming eligible to pitch in another game . The rest period begins when pitcher leaves the mound . (b) A pitcher after having thrown more than 30 but less than 61 pitches in the same game or on the same day shall have a minimum of thirty (30) hours rest before becoming eligible to pitch in another game . The rest period shall begin when pitcher leaves the mound