Hello, My daughter pitches for a 14U summer team and the distance is 43'. Up until this point (she is 13) she has been at 40' including her 7th/8th grade team for her local catholic school. I was going to contact the diocese about pushing the Varsity (which is 7th and 8th graders) back to 43' because that is how these summer 14U leagues/tournaments are set up. Then, I went and searched the OHSAA rule book for verification that middle schools are at 43' only to be shocked it is 40'. So, I am no longer going to see about getting the distance moved an additional 3'. My question for the parents is how is that transition for your daughter when it comes to pitching? My daughter is her teams main pitcher both for her school team and summer team, She struggled a little bit more at the start of this summer. Obviously, I do not feel alone since many other kids have this same issue to overcome. Maybe it really isn't a big deal? Although I have seen on her summer team from last year a girl pitch and she was exclusively 43' and she struggled at 40'. My bigger concern is struggling from 40' to 43'. Anyway, I appreciate you letting me ramble on. Any thoughts or experiences you can share would be helpful.