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Softball Field Dimensions:

Outfield Measurements

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.

Pitchers Mound

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).

Catchers Area

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.

Coaches Box

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 feet wide.

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.