It used to be 40 feet, but now it is 43 feet.
Usually about 60-75 mph.
The term softball came from the way they first played, when pitching underhand was a soft, slow pitch. So it was soft..ball. You may also here the terms slow pitch for younger girls these days and fast pitch for older girls.
the pitching distance varies by the age group. for 10 and under (10U) teams or tournaments, the pitching distance is 35 feet from the apex of the plate to the pitching rubber. for 12U - 15U the distance is 40 feet. for older girls, the distance is in the process of changing. since the college and Olympic pitching distance is 43 feet, the high school distance is changing from 40 to 43 feet. different states are making the switch at different times. http://www.piaa.org/news/details.aspx?ID=1900 <<map of which states are changing when for high school. for travel/tournament teams, the pitching distance is also changing. currently (march 6, 2010), 18U and 23U pitch from 43 feet, while 16U and under are still at 40. this is changing soon though, and the 16U teams will also pitch from 43 feet.
I belive it is 35 feet. I hope I have helped with your question. :)
Yes, the pitcher has to be in contact with the rubber or if not the pitch will be illegal
you can break a slow pitching by using the bat in a regular or fast pitching softball game.
Radius is 8 feet with the center being 18 inches in front of pitching rubber.
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It is 60 feet from home to first on a softball field. It is the same distance between all the bases. The pitcher's mound is 40 to 43 feet way depending on the level of competition. The depth of the outfield varies from field to field.
it all depends on how long the person has been pitching for. if you have been pitching since a young age it should be mid to high 40's at the least , if you throw faster than that great (:
You don't. Let the shoulder heal first.
The speed is still 50mph, no matter the distance measured...