Minor League/Farm, Ages 11 to 12 - The diamond used is a 75-foot diamond, and the pitching distance is 50 feet. Players should be able to understand all basic base running and will include the direction of stealing bases. Pitchers will learn pick-off moves and keeping the runner close to their home base. At this particular age, combined with the base lengths, defensive outs utilizing the catcher do not often happen; therefore, the focus is on base control and limiting the base runner's advancement.