Fastpitch Softball Team
Fastpitch Softball Team
A fastpitch softball team is the pinnacle of softball in the US and around the world. There are many types of softball teams, but fastpitch teams are usually the most elite level. They include players with the most skill and who have been playing the longest. All of the teams are filled with very talented young women who have spent a long time developing their skills. The games are incredibly fun and exciting to watch when they are televised. They are even more fun to go to and cheer for when you have the opportunity. Most of the fastpitch softball teams across the country are located in metropolitan areas and are associated with colleges and universities. There are also fastpitch teams at many high schools and the girls that play on these teams then go on to upper level play if they have enough skill to continue.
The highest level of fast pitch softball is the Olympic. There are not professional leagues around the world, so the Olympic and international level tends to be the highest. There are the national championships for colleges and universities and these are very popular. They are called the fastpitch world series, even though all of the teams are located in one country. This is a very popular event to attend as it tends to be lots of young women in attendance who travel from across the country to support their team and their friends who are playing softball.
The fastpitch softball game is very similarly to baseball, the major differences are the size of the field, the ball, the bat, and the pitch. The field is quite a bit smaller than a baseball field. In baseball, the pitcher stands 90 feet from the batter. In softball, the pitcher is only 60 feet. This means that in general, the field is two thirds the size of a baseball field. The smaller size of the field makes sense since the ball is bigger and does not travel as far. Plus, the player tend to not be as fast as baseball players and the ball is slower, so the bases should be closer together in order to allow the proper timing of tagging and throwing of the ball.
The bat also represents a big difference. In softball, you can use almost any material. Most softball players, even the highest level elite players, prefer alloy bats that tends to be made out of aluminum. These bats make a familiar ping sound when they are hit as the bat reverberates slightly when it hits the ball. The aluminum bats allow the ball to be hit further and for the swing speed to be slightly faster due to the less weight of the bat. Most of the positions on the field are the same as baseball as there is a pitcher, catcher, infielders and outfielders. The game is really fun to play and watch, people should try to attend the games of a fastpitch softball team in their community at least once in their life.