From the tip of home plate to the front edge of the rubber.
the biggest fastpitch softball is 12 in.
From tip of home plate to front edge of pitching rubber.
Bases are at 60 feet. Pitching rubber is at 35 feet and there is no standard on field length but they are typically around 200 feet.
No, but there should be.
No, in no level of softball or baseball can you use your helment or hat to catch a ball
It depends. FASTPITCH: girls 10u or younger use a 11" diameter ball. Girls 12u and up use a 12" diameter ball. SLOWPITCH: 12" diameter ball
No they are not. 1. Softball gloves are made with larger pockets to accomodate 12" softballs. 2. For Girls/Women's Fastpitch Softball, good gloves have slender fingerstalls to accomodate smaller finger and palms of girls and women. The Coach - www.thecoachreviews.com Information, Reviews and Rankings for over 50 Fastpitch Softball Gloves
Construction and leather are the same (for respective models). Slowpitch gloves have bigger pockets to accommodate 12" softballs, however, slowpitch gloves generally are made for men. For Girls/Women's Fastpitch Softball, good gloves have slender fingerstalls to accommodate smaller finger and palms of girls and women.