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The Distance From the Pitching Mound to the Batter in Little League Softball

The Distance From the Pitching Mound to the Batter in Little League Softball
Batters stand in a 6-foot long batter's box. Photo Credit: Jupiterimages/Stockbyte/Getty Images

The Little League Softball Division, sometimes referred to as the Major Division, is one of many softball divisions available for children ages 5 to 18. The distance between the pitcher's mound and home plate varies between 35 and 43 feet depending on the age division.

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Age Requirements

The boys and girls Little League Softball Division is for boys and girls ages 9 to 12. Local leagues have the option of changing the age requirements and may decide to limit this division to boys and girls ages 10 to 12 or just 11- and 12-year olds.

Distance to Batter

Little League Division games are played on a 60-foot diamond with a distance of 40 feet from the mound to home plate. The exact distance from the mound to the batter can be a little less than or more than 40 feet depending on where the batter stands in the batter's box. The box is 6 feet long, which allows the batter to stand slightly closer to or slightly farther away from the pitcher.

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