its not exatcly measured in diameter but by inched of the circumfrence.
which is 10-12 inches depending on the: league, age, and gender
There are play 16'' softballs but you will not use those in a regulation game.
12 inch ball for softball in age groups 16 and under
In real fastpitch softball, No, they can't. There are certain gloves fit specifically for women's hands.
Fastpitch softball bats are good for those players who are advancing in the game. They can be purchased from Dick's Sporting Goods, Amazon, eBay, Just Bats, and Direct Sports,
11" circumference for women's slow pitch softball.
A fastpitch bat is typically used in a game of fast pitch softball. The bats usually come in composite and aluminum styles. Louisville Slugger makes some fastpitch bats.
It should be a size 4. available at walmart
12 inch (same as 12u- ect.)
12 inch gloves can be used for fast pitching and slow pitching. Some of the better brands are Mizuno, Rawlings, Nokona, Wilson,and Easton.
Slowpitch Softball is played using a high-arc pitching technique where the ball slowly falls into the strike-zone. Slowpitch speeds range from 25mph-35mph. Fastpitch Softball a windmill pitching technique is used that increases that speed of the pitch significantly and allows the pitcher to throw different kinds of pitches like drop, rise, curve, screw, and change. Fastpitch speed range from usually 50mph-65mph. The rules are basically the same, minus some variations in batting. In slow pitch if you foul off the third strike you are out. In fastpitch the strike is not called until you swing with no contact with the ball. Both require different equipment. EX:A fastpitch bat is different from a slowpitch bat. Slow Pitch...the coach pitches it and fast pitch....one of the teammates pitches it! :)
The most popular size is 12 inches because once you go into 12U, it stays at the same size.
Gloves are used by for Fielders - Pitchers, Infielders, Outfielders because they have fingers like a glove. Mitts are used by Catchers and First Baseman positions because they don't have fingers, like mittens. The Coach - www.thecoachreviews.com Information, Reviews and Rankings for over 50 Fastpitch Softball Gloves