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  • Pitch Speed Comparison

    Pitching by the Numbers



    Ever wonder how you stack up against other pitchers? Want to get an idea on reaction time for different speeds? Below, are a list of charts that show various pitching metrics that you can use for comparison. While the info below isn't concrete, and can be influenced by many factors, these charts are computed based off of recorded averages and good old fashioned math.
    Pitch speed by age group
    10U 12U 14U 16U - 18U College/ Pro
    Average 38-42 44-50 49-54 53-57 59-64
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  • Softball Definitions



    What Is Softball? To put it in a nut shell, its a game resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond, with a larger, different colored ball, and is pitched underhand. It is popular as an amateur sport. In US high schools, club teams and colleges women play fastpitch. Underhand Slow pitch is popular for everyone. Softball has a set number of innings, usually seven. An inning is one series of both teams playing offense and defense. At the end of the seven innings the team with the highest score wins. There are 10 player positions on the field in slow pitch, and 9 for fastpitch. (1) Pitcher, (2) Catcher, (3) First Baseman, (4) Second Baseman, (5) Third Baseman, (6) Short Stop, (7) Left Fielder, (8) Center Fielder, (9) Right Fielder, (10) Rover. The playing field is divided into two areas, the infield and outfield. The infield consists of: (1) Pitcher, (2) Catcher, (3) First Baseman, (4) Second Baseman, (5) Third Baseman, (6) Short Stop. The outfield consists...
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  • Field Dimensions

    Softball Field Dimensions

    The softball diamond is closely related to the baseball diamond, which is one of the oldest and most complex pieces of geometric symmetry in all of sports. Of course, not every field is constructed exactly the same. Fields all across the world differ in terms of distances of baselines, outfield fences, and the pitching rubber.

    In the official rules of the International Softball Federation, the maximum outfield distance is stated to be 250 feet. Interestingly, this maximum is shared by both men and women. The variations in the distances are purely team-specific. While men’s fields tend to be deeper, youth leagues and collegiate teams often have smaller outfields. These dimensions can also vary depending on the league.

    The following are all taken from the official International Softball Federation rules, but apply universally to nearly every full-sized field in the world. Home Plate Area
    • Home plate: The plate is a white rubber pentagon with one side measuring 17 inches in length from
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  • History of Softball

    The earliest known softball game was played in Chicago, Illinois on Thanksgiving Day, 1887. It took place at the Farragut Boat Club at a gathering to hear the outcome of the Yale University and Harvard University football game.[1] When the score was announced and bets were settled, a Yale alumnus threw a boxing glove at a Harvard supporter. The other person grabbed a stick and swung at it. George Hancock called out "Play ball!" and the game began, with the boxing glove tightened into a ball, a broom handle serving as a bat. This first contest ended with a score of 41-40.[2] The ball, being soft, was fielded barehanded.[3][4]

    George Hancock is credited as the game's inventor for his development of ball and an undersized bat in the next week. The Farragut Club soon set rules for the game, which spread quickly to outsiders. Envisioned as a way for baseball players to maintain their skills during the winter, the sport was called "Indoor Baseball".[5] Under the name of "Indoor-Outdoor", the game moved outside in the next year, and the first rules were published in 1889.[5] In 1895 Lewis Rober...
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  • Pitch Speed Comparison
    SoftballUtah
    Pitching by the Numbers



    Ever wonder how you stack up against other pitchers? Want to get an idea on reaction time for different speeds? Below, are a list of charts that show various pitching metrics that you can use for comparison. While the info below isn't concrete, and can be influenced by many factors, these charts are computed based off of recorded averages and good old fashioned math.
    Pitch speed by age group
    10U 12U 14U 16U - 18U College/ Pro
    Average 38-42 44-50 49-54 53-57 59-64
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    07-01-2016, 07:26 PM
  • Softball Definitions
    SoftballUtah


    What Is Softball? To put it in a nut shell, its a game resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond, with a larger, different colored ball, and is pitched underhand. It is popular as an amateur sport. In US high schools, club teams and colleges women play fastpitch. Underhand Slow pitch is popular for everyone. Softball has a set number of innings, usually seven. An inning is one series of both teams playing offense and defense. At the end of the seven innings the team with the highest score wins. There are 10 player positions on the field in slow pitch, and 9 for fastpitch. (1) Pitcher, (2) Catcher, (3) First Baseman, (4) Second Baseman, (5) Third Baseman, (6) Short Stop, (7) Left Fielder, (8) Center Fielder, (9) Right Fielder, (10) Rover. The playing field is divided into two areas, the infield and outfield. The infield consists of: (1) Pitcher, (2) Catcher, (3) First Baseman, (4) Second Baseman, (5) Third Baseman, (6) Short Stop. The outfield consists...
    06-30-2016, 12:09 AM
  • Field Dimensions
    S0ftba77
    Softball Field Dimensions

    The softball diamond is closely related to the baseball diamond, which is one of the oldest and most complex pieces of geometric symmetry in all of sports. Of course, not every field is constructed exactly the same. Fields all across the world differ in terms of distances of baselines, outfield fences, and the pitching rubber.

    In the official rules of the International Softball Federation, the maximum outfield distance is stated to be 250 feet. Interestingly, this maximum is shared by both men and women. The variations in the distances are purely team-specific. While men’s fields tend to be deeper, youth leagues and collegiate teams often have smaller outfields. These dimensions can also vary depending on the league.

    The following are all taken from the official International Softball Federation rules, but apply universally to nearly every full-sized field in the world. Home Plate Area
    • Home plate: The plate is a white rubber pentagon with one side measuring 17 inches in length from
    ...
    06-29-2016, 11:16 PM
  • History of Softball
    SoftballUtah
    The earliest known softball game was played in Chicago, Illinois on Thanksgiving Day, 1887. It took place at the Farragut Boat Club at a gathering to hear the outcome of the Yale University and Harvard University football game.[1] When the score was announced and bets were settled, a Yale alumnus threw a boxing glove at a Harvard supporter. The other person grabbed a stick and swung at it. George Hancock called out "Play ball!" and the game began, with the boxing glove tightened into a ball, a broom handle serving as a bat. This first contest ended with a score of 41-40.[2] The ball, being soft, was fielded barehanded.[3][4]

    George Hancock is credited as the game's inventor for his development of ball and an undersized bat in the next week. The Farragut Club soon set rules for the game, which spread quickly to outsiders. Envisioned as a way for baseball players to maintain their skills during the winter, the sport was called "Indoor Baseball".[5] Under the name of "Indoor-Outdoor", the game moved outside in the next year, and the first rules were published in 1889.[5] In 1895 Lewis Rober...
    06-29-2016, 11:32 AM
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