How To Construct The Pitcher’s Mound On A Little League Baseball Field

The pitcher’s mound is often the focal point in a baseball game. After all, every play starts with a pitch. In order to ensure fair, consistent and safe play for all the participants, it’s important that the pitcher’s mound on your Little League baseball field is constructed just right. Thankfully, Little League baseball has very clear specifications detailing the proper dimensions of the pitcher’s mound at each level of play. Continue reading

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A Guide To Maintaining A Beautiful, Safe Little League Field

Since its founding in 1939, millions of kids have joined Little League Baseball, where they not only learn the sport of baseball but also learn the importance of teamwork, discipline, community and physical fitness. Parents also get involved in Little League Baseball, not just as spectators, but often as volunteers. Many give their time to help with everything from coaching to field maintenance. Continue reading

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Little League Field Safety Checklist

In Little League Baseball, there’s nothing more important than the safety of the players. It’s the job of the coaches, field managers and volunteers to make sure they’ve done everything they can to create a safe playing environment for the young athletes, and proper field maintenance plays a huge role in making this a reality. A poorly maintained baseball field can pose a number of hazards and injury risks for players, putting children in harm’s way. Continue reading

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How To Maintain The Perfect Pitcher’s Mound For Your Baseball Or Softball Field

Perhaps no other area on a baseball or softball field deserves more attention than the pitcher’s mound. Every play starts with a pitch, and with every pitch, the pitcher is planting his/her foot and putting his/her whole body into the throw. For the pitcher’s safety, it is absolutely critical that the mound is in good condition. Poor footing or a lack of wear resistance could put the pitcher at serious risk for injury, and it can affect the quality of play on the field. Continue reading

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What You Need To Check On Your Baseball Field Before Every Game

Before the umpire shouts, “Play ball!” it’s a field manager’s job to make sure the baseball field is in the best possible playing condition for the scheduled game time. This goes far beyond the aesthetics of repainting the foul lines and the hitter’s circles. Proper pre-game maintenance is a detailed process that involves making sure the field is truly safe for play so that athletes are protected when they’re putting it all on the line. Continue reading

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5 Baseball Field Grooming Tricks Used By The Pros

Grooming your baseball field is about much more than simple aesthetics. Sure, you want your field to look beautiful and professional, but what’s truly important is that your field is safe for play. As a grounds maintenance worker, your top concern should be the safety of the players that will be taking the field, so you can’t afford to cut any corners when it comes to field maintenance. Continue reading

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The 5 Keys To Proper Softball Field Grooming

As a grounds manager, it’s your job to make sure your softball field is in the safest, most playable condition possible. Proper softball field grooming is essential to keeping your field in great shape, helping reduce the risk of player injury and creating a beautiful playing environment that shows respect for the revered tradition of the game. Continue reading

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A Complete Pre-Game Softball Field Preparation Checklist

Before the athletes are allowed to take the field, it’s important to make sure proper game day field maintenance has been performed. A well-groomed field that meets the Amateur Softball Association’s official rules will ensure fair, safe playing conditions, reducing the risk of injury to the players and creating a beautiful field that is a positive reflection on the game of softball. Continue reading

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Baseball Field Dimensions: What You Need To Know

When it comes to designing your baseball field, it’s important to make sure the layout and dimensions match the level of play the field is being used for (e.g. a Little League field will have different dimensions than a major league field). This helps ensure unbiased, consistent play across fields for athletes, keeping the game fair for all teams. Continue reading

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A Guide To Softball Field Dimensions

No two softball fields are exactly alike. The type of grass could be different from one field to another.  The length of the foul lines could vary slightly between fields. However, when it comes to official softball fields used in high school and college play — there are specific field measurements set forth in the official rules of the International Softball Federation that must be met in order for a field to be used in a regulation game. These predefined dimensions help ensure a consistent, fair playing experience across all fields. Continue reading

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