Pitch count regulations are in place to help protect the health of pitchers, but they bring a host of additional administrative burdens that go far beyond just counting the pitches thrown in a game. On a daily basis, coaches need to know who’s available to pitch, who’s unavailable, when can they pitch again and they need this information at their fingertips. League officials on the other hand need oversight tools to verify that teams are adhering to the pitch count regulations so they can help ensure player safety. Leaving these processes up to coaches and league volunteers takes a lot of time and distributing this information to everyone involved takes even more time. But there’s a simple, automated solution: PitchKount.
PitchKount is an easy to use, comprehensive management system that provides coaches and league officials with all the information they need to adhere to the pitch count regulations and verify that teams are in compliance. PitchKount eliminates human error in determining mandatory days of rest, saves time and prevents infractions from occuring.
With PitchKount, nothing changes in the dugout for coaches as they can continue to score their games and count pitches as they always have. Coaches have the freedom to use an electronic scoring application, a traditional score book or a hand-held clicker; it’s up to them. After each game, a PitchKount game report is input so the system can automatically do all the rest.
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 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 league’s rules, PitchKount determines each pitcher’s “Next Available” date and provides this information to you in a daily Pitching Report.
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 in real-time 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.
How do I know that other teams are abiding by the pitch count rules?
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 and league officials won’t be tasked with record keeping, verifying data or determining required days of rest.
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!
Do I have to download an app?
No. PitchKount is a web based application that can be accessed from any computer or mobile device that has an internet connection.