Saw this on ESPN2 this morning on Mike and Mike the kid is from Connecticut and the parents in the league got togehter and got the league to ban this kid from pitching(he can hit or play other positions) because he throws too hard(over 40 MPH) and the other kids sometimes get scared hitting against him. They conceded the kid is NOT wild, he's yet to hit a batter, but he's simply throwing harder than anybody else and is too good, and the parents were concerned it was unfair to their children. Their recommendation is if the kid wants to pitch he should move up to the 10-12 year old league and pitch there. As pointed out by Eric Kuselias, what if the kid is only a precocious pitcher but hits and fields like a 9 year old? Now you pushed him into a higher league where HE can't compete evenly as a hitter and fielder, so in your efforts to "protect" all the kids in the younger league who are less talented you overmatched the most talented kid by forcing him to move up to a league he might not be ready for. If the kid wants to move up great, but he's clear that he doesn't, he wants to play with kids his own age. God little league parents can be insane, so what if your 9 year old strikes out 3 times against the kid maybe your kid will get better by competing?