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Softball

This page draws together softball-related information for all of Special Olympics. The coaching materials and other links will help you get a good sense of how this sport contributes to Special Olympics.

Descendant of Baseball

Softball is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of 10 to 14 players. Every team aims in scoring as many runs possible, against the opponents by striking the ball with a specific bat. It is a direct descendant of baseball although there are some key differences: softballs are larger than baseballs, and the pitches are thrown underhand rather than overhand. The game is played on a smaller diamond than in baseball and despite the game's name, the standard softball is not soft; in fact, it is harder than a baseball.

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Special Olympics focuses on the individuality of each athlete so that coaches can train and encourage growth in skills and accomplishment. The coaching materials, rules and other resources on this page have been specially prepared for coaches working with people with intellectual disabilities. Coaching Special Olympics athletes calls for the same skills and experience that many coaches are familiar with. The extra information in our coaching guides about working with people with ID is what makes our materials helpful and valuable.

Quizzes

Softball Events

  • ذو الحجة
    09
    Acadiana Area Softball & Horseshoes Invitational
    ذو الحجة 09, 1437
    09:30 AM - 12:00 AM
    Lafayette
    Louisiana
    Acadiana Area Softball & Horseshoes Invitational

    Join us 9/10/2016 at Brown Park in Lafayette, LA as our athletes compete and show their skill in Softball and Horseshoes competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. This is an event that is open for all unified softball teams, t-ball teams (traditional or unified), and horseshoes athletes from around the state. Horseshoes will be offered in singles, doubles, and unified doubles. Please contact terihagius@yahoo.com if you have any interest in joining this event.

    For more information
    Contact: Teri Hagius
    Email: terihagius@yahoo.com

    ذو الحجة 09, 1437
    09:30 AM - 12:00 AM
    Brown Park
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    UNITED STATES
  • ذو الحجة
    10
    Metro Regional Soccer & Bocce Tournament
    ذو الحجة 10, 1437
    08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Olathe
    Kansas
    Metro Regional Soccer & Bocce Tournament

    Join us September 11 at Lone Elm Park in Olathe, Kansas as our athletes compete in the Metro Regional Soccer & Bocce Tournament. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.

    For more information
    More Details
    Contact: Chris Burt
    Email: burtc@ksso.org
    Phone: 913-789-0337

    ذو الحجة 10, 1437
    08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Lone Elm Park
    21151 W 167th St
    Olathe, Kansas
    UNITED STATES
  • ذو الحجة
    22
    State Fall Games
    ذو الحجة 22, 1437 - ذو الحجة 24, 1437
     
    Ypsilanti
    Michigan
    State Fall Games

    The State Fall Games offers a high profile, exciting event for approximately 1,600 Special Olympics Michigan athletes to showcase their skills in Flag Football (Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea), Soccer (Independence Park in Canton), Cycling (Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea), Softball (Canton Softball Complex in Canton) and Golf (Eagle Crest Golf Course in Ypsilanti).

    For more information
    More Details
    Contact: Aaron Mills
    Email: aaron.mills@somi.org
    Phone: 989-774-4393

    ذو الحجة 22, 1437 - ذو الحجة 24, 1437
     
    Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti
    Ypsilanti, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
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