With the NFHS requiring all states to implement pitch count rules, this has created a number of issues for coaches that go beyond just counting pitches. Each day of the season, there are now eligible and ineligible pitchers and it’s crucial that coaches know the exact status of both their pitchers and their opponent’s. Not having this information could result in a forfeit because a coach inadvertently uses an ineligible pitcher or possibly a loss because they didn’t know the opposing team was using an ineligible pitcher.
Coaches need a simple to use, easy to follow system that removes human error in determining mandatory days of rest and puts the pitcher availability information right at their fingertips. This is no small task, but precisely what PitchKount does and why it’s so valuable.
Plus, PitchKount doesn’t change anything in the dugout. Coaches can continue to score their games with electronic scoring apps or a traditional scorebook and count pitches just as they always have. After games, PitchKount uses the game data to automatically provide coaches with all the information they need to effectively manage their pitchers and avoid infractions.
Look up your opposing team’s Pitching Report to know who’s not eligible to pitch
Review your team’s Pitching Report to avoid using an ineligible pitcher
Each pitcher’s “Next Available Date” is automatically determined & allows you to plan for upcoming games
Easily archive players each season who have graduated or are no longer playing
INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CARDS
See a player’s chronological history of dates & pitch counts across multiple seasons
Easily add new players to your team's active roster
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How can I trust that the players who pitched and their recorded pitch counts are accurate?
The PitchKount system offers various methods for recording accurate pitch count data with each having its own verification process.
It appears the team we played misreported their data. How does this get corrected?
If there is a dispute about the pitcher(s) and/or their recorded pitch count, PitchKount provides a specific process to investigate and resolve the issue.
Do I have to determine the days of rest for my pitchers and constantly keep track of it?No. PitchKount automatically does it for you.Using the verified data and your specific Athletic Association’s rules, PitchKount calculates each pitcher’s “Next Available” date and instantly provides this information to you so you’ll always know the exact status of your pitchers.
How can I prevent using an ineligible pitcher and having to forfeit a game?
PitchKount provides each team with a Pitching Report that lists those players who are not eligible to pitch. This report updates daily and coaches can print it out or use a mobile device to access it from the dugout.
How do I know which players on the opposing team are not eligible to pitch?
With PitchKount, you can view your opponent’s current Pitching Report. Any listed players are not eligible to pitch that day. Print a copy for the dugout or pull it up using your mobile device. Either way, you’re in the know.
Some players pitch on both our sub-Varsity and Varsity teams. How am I going to keep up with that?
Great question, because pitch count rules apply for pitchers across all levels. No worries though, PitchKount tracks all your pitchers and puts this information at your fingertips every day via the Pitching Report.
How do I know that other schools are abiding by the pitch count rules and playing it straight?
PitchKount verifies the accuracy of the recorded data, automatically determines each pitcher’s “Next Available” date and then provides each team’s Pitching Report for all to see. Further, there are checks within the system that identify if an ineligible pitcher was used in a game.
Through the transparency of each team’s Pitching Report and the checks and balances within the system, PitchKount puts all teams on a level playing field.
I had a parent question whether their son was being over pitched. How can I disprove this?
PitchKount provides each player with an Individual Player Card detailing the dates he pitched and the number of pitches thrown. It lists the dates in chronological order and season by season. You’ll easily be able to show a player’s workload over time. This information can also assist coaches in managing individual players and/or see trends in a player’s performance.
Does PitchKount create an additional administrative burden?
Quite the contrary, it reduces it. As a cloud based, independent application that does not require any type of download or software installation, PitchKount provides a low-touch, comprehensive solution to managing pitch count rules. Coaches and Athletic Associations won’t be tasked with record keeping, verifying data or determining required days of rest. PitchKount will lessen the load on coaches and Athletic Associations.
There are multiple Athletic Associations in our state. How does PitchKount know which rules to use?
Teams within each state and specific Athletic Association are grouped together so that the correct set of rules are applied.
Our team changed to another Athletic Associations that has different rules. What now?
PitchKount is updated each year and schools that change to a different Athletic Association are moved within the system to reflect this change.
What happens if our Athletic Association’s rules change in the future?
Each year, the PitchKount system is updated with each Athletic Association’s current rules. So, as rules change and evolve over time, so will PitchKount!
We’re playing a team from another state. Will PitchKount still work?
Absolutely. Within PitchKount, each team is linked with their home state and specific Athletic Association. It doesn’t matter who a team plays– once data for a team has been verified and recorded, that team’s specific set of rules are applied. So, you can play a team from another state or even another Athletic Association from within your own state and your rules will apply to your team while your opponent’s rules will apply to their team.
Will I have to change how I score my games or count pitches?
No. PitchKount doesn’t change what you do in the dugout at all. Whether you use an electronic scoring application, a tradional scorebook, a pitch count chart and/or a hand-held clicker, you can keep right on doing that.
Despite its name, PitchKount is not an in-game application. Rather, it’s a software system used after games to collect the pitch count data and instantly convert it into the actionable information you need.