The pitcher’s mound is often the focal point in a baseball game. After all, every play starts with a pitch. In order to ensure fair, consistent and safe play for all the participants, it’s important that the pitcher’s mound on your Little League baseball field is constructed just right. Thankfully, Little League baseball has very clear specifications detailing the proper dimensions of the pitcher’s mound at each level of play.
The Dimensions of a Little League Pitcher’s Mound
Having the right measurements for your pitcher’s mound is essential to complying with the rules of Little League. Here are the key measurements and dimensions you need to know:
Building Your Pitcher’s Mound
Building a quality pitcher’s mound that will stand up to the wear and tear of play throughout the season takes a careful approach. This may require the assistance of a professional, as it can be a fairly complex task. However, here are some basic tips that will help you through the process:
Remember, your job isn’t done when you finish building the pitcher’s mound. You need to perform regular maintenance to keep the mound in good, safe playing condition. Make sure to do simple preventative maintenance by always covering your pitcher’s mound with a tarp when it’s not in use to protect it from the elements and any unwanted foot traffic.
Good mound maintenance goes a long way to improving the quality of your field. The safety of the little athletes is always a top priority!