Softball Field Dimensions
vary in overall size when you are talking
about the outfield measurements. Many times
these measurements are affected by the
size of the lot the field is on. Softball
leagues themselves will adopt differing
outfield sizes depending on levels of play
and other factors.
Common fence distances
start at 150 feet for the younger ages
and extend to over 225 feet for the older
ages. These measurements are also different
for men's verses women's leagues and fast
pitch vs. slow pitch rules.
Distances Between Bases
The typical distance between
the bases for a softball field is 60 feet.
The distance from Pitchers
Mound to Home Plate vary by age and type
of softball field also. For adult slow
pitch this distance can range from 35 to
53 feet. For fast pitch softball the measurement
is more likely 35 to 40 feet.
The Grass Line or Rim
of the Infield
Typically the Grass Line
is 60 feet in a semi-circle in circumference
from the Pitchers Mound (rubber).
The catchers area is usually
designated by a 9 foot radius around Home
Plate until it intersects with the 3 foot
mark designating the baselines.
The Coaches Box are generally
placed along the 1st and 3rd baselines
in line with the respective bases. The
box itself is usually 15 feet long by 3
The Infield Fence
An infield fence is constructed
to protect players and fans alike extending
past both 1st and 3rd base to behind the
catchers box and home plate. This fence
is usually 25 to 30 feet behind home plate.