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Guide to Little League Field Dimensions

Little League Field Dimensions Guide

Setting up a baseball field for local youth is a task that requires high precision and requires the proper layout. Not only do you have to make sure the area is safe and functional, but you also need to make sure it adheres to Little League standards.

This guide will help you set up your baseball diamond and baseball field as a whole using the right dimensions. The various league and age group divisions have different rules and distances you need to measure. Fortunately, if you have more than one division using your field, there are excellent fencing options from Grand Slam Safety LLC that are adjustable to fit each age group that comes in.

Let's begin by reviewing these divisions and what kinds of baseball field dimensions you need for your safe and fun Little League teams.


Table of Contents:

Understand Little League Baseball Division Differences

What About PONY League Field Dimensions?

Identify the Right Little League Fence Distance and Outfield Dimensions

Measure and Lay Out Your Little League Baseball Diamond and Pitcher's Mound

Little League Field Perimeter Dimensions and Other Specifications

Set Up Safe and Protective Fencing

Maximize Safety and Play With Grand Slam Safety Baseball LLC Fencing


Understand Little League Baseball Division Differences

Little League Baseball Division Differences

The official Little League organization divides its players based on their ages and sometimes skill. Each division may require adjusted field measurement specifications for the best play experience. Here is what these different groups look like:

  • Tee Ball: For players ages 4 to 7, this program is usually the first one that families turn to for teaching their children about baseball fundamentals while encouraging fun play. As it's the entry-level division, it has particular guidelines for bats, balls and field dynamics. For example, Tee Ball is the only division where the distance from base to base is typically as low as 50 feet.

  • Minor League Baseball: Between the ages of 5 and 11, boys and girls can participate in Minor League divisions that can vary broadly by experience level. These variations can also cause differences in field setup. For instance, if either a machine or a coach performs the pitching, the distance between the pitching rubber and home plate may be different than if the division is player-pitched. The local league's Board of Directors usually decides on those kinds of adjustments.

  • Little League Baseball, or Major Division: Most people know the Major Division of Little League Baseball for featuring programs for 9- to 12-year-olds, although some local leagues may limit their Major Division to the older ages. As with the Minor League, this division requires a 60-foot distance between bases and a pitching distance of 46 feet.

  • Intermediate 50/70 League: For the players aged 12 and 13 who want to transition between the Little League field size and