Baseball Instruction/little league pitching rule


is it o k for a 12 year old pitcher to switch from left handed deliver to right hand and vice versa are there rules on this

Hi Roy,

I believe the pitcher can change arm during his pitching game BUT not during an "at bat" sequence.  If s/he starts pitching left against a batter, s/he must finish throwing left. For the next batter, s/he can change.  As for the reason a 12yr old is making these changes, lets hope its a good one.  

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John McInnis


I would prefer questions regarding coaching from atom to pee-wee, ages 7 to 14. I have no problems answering questions about coaching other sports. General questions: baseball rules, setting up a little league, establishing emergency action plans, coaching skills, techniques, discipline, rewards, sport/league promotion.


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