Running a pitch drill for youth football can be time consuming. Teaching youth football players at any level how to properly pitch the ball takes many repetitions and must be mastered in practice if you want to run any pitch plays in a game. My general philosophy stays pretty much the same, the younger the players, the less risk I want to take. I do not feel comfortable running any pitch plays with first year tackle players as they will fumble allot.
Always make sure you get plenty of repetitions for any player that will be pitching the ball as well as for the players who will be catching the pitch. The player catching the pitch has the most important job, especially if it is a bad pitch.