Are you interested in learning the rules of Little League Baseball? Your best source is going directly to www.littleleague.org. There you will find the basic rules that govern Little League, as well as any new rules changes.
Little League places a great deal of emphasis on player safety, which should please all parents. In a move to protect young arms, Little League has implemented pitch count rules. In Easton Little League regular season play, the following pitch count rules must be followed.
For players league age 14 and under:
For players league age 15 to 18:
There are also maximum numbers of pitches that can be thrown in a day for each age group. The are as follows:
When a pitcher reaches his or her maximum, s/he must be taken out as pitcher, unless the maximum is reached while facing a batter. In that case, the pitcher can continue to pitch until the batter reaches base, the batter is put out, or the half-inning ends. If a pitcher is removed due to pitch count, s/he can remain in the game at any other position with one exception. If the pitcher has thrown 41 or more pitches, the pitcher cannot play catcher for the remainder of that day.
During tournament play, there may be different pitch count maximums, as well as a difference in the days of rest.
Of course, these are the basic rules and there are exceptions for certain circumstances. As always, your best source for specific information and other rules is www.littleleague.org.