9u-14u Rules

GAMES

9u/12u No new inning after 1:45 or 6 innings whichever comes first.  Exception: In pool play, if game is tied at the end of 6 innings and there is still time on the clock, extra innings are played until time expires. 
13u+ No new inning after 2:00 or 7 innings whichever comes first.  Exception: In pool play, if game is tied at the end of 7 innings and there is still time on the clock, extra innings are played until time expires. 
6 inning game - 15 after 3 innings & 8 after 4 innings
7 inning game - 15 after 3 innings & 12 after 4 innings & 8 after 5 innings
There will only be 3 coaches allowed in the dugout at USSSA games. All assistant coaches must be listed on your team's online roster on www.usssa.com under the "Coaches Listing" option. In addition, no one other than official coaches and players are allowed in the dugout at any time. 

     Distances     Mound       Bases   
9u & 10u 46' 65'
11u &12u 50' 70'
13u 54' 80'
14u 60.6' 90'

 

 

 

PITCHING

Pitching – THESE PITCHING RULES PERTAIN ONLY TO REGULAR SEASON TOURNAMENTS.  WORLD SERIES PITCHING RULES ARE GOVERNED BY THE USSSA BYLAWS AVAILABLE AT USSSA.COM

9u / 12u - 6 innings in a day 9 in the entire tournament.
13u & 14u -7 innings in a day 11 in the entire tournament.
Leniency on balks in 9u.

EQUIPMENT

No Metal cleats will be allowed in divisions 12u and below.
The catcher shall wear all appropriate protective gear including a catcher’s helmet with facemask and either a built in extended throat guard or a separately attached throat guard, chest protector, shin and / or leg guards, and protective cup. In age divisions 9u – 12u, the catcher’s helmet shall fully cover both ears.
Max barrel in ages 9u-14u is 2 3/4.