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.


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Get an overview of the sport of Special Olympics softball.  View Softball Fact Sheet

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.


Softball Stories and News


agosto 28, 2013 | Latin America: Mexico

México conquista la plata en Internacional de Softbol

By Paola Martinelli

Equipo mexicano de softbol

México obtuvo el segundo lugar y medalla de plata del Torneo de Softbol de Olimpiadas Especiales en Nueva Jersey, luego de caer en el partido por el primer lugar de su división T-2 ante Carolina del Norte, en un juego apretado que se decidió en la última entrada.View Story México obtuvo el segundo lugar y medalla de plata del Torneo de Softbol de Olimpiadas Especiales en Nueva Jersey, luego de caer en el partido por el primer lugar de su división T-2 ante Carolina del Norte, en un juego apretado que se decidió en la última entrada. Los atletas sonorenses estuvieron a sólo tres outs de llevarse la victoria, sin embargo, en la quinta y última entrada, Miguel Ávila regaló cuatro bases por bola que se sumaron a los batazos de los jugadores de Carolina del Norte quienes hicieron 6 carreras en ese inning.Nos llevamos la experiencia de la participación, el que los muchachos han logrado conocer sobre todo sus habilidades y demostrar que ellos pueden tener logros en el aspecto deportivo y en el individual, como personas independientes”, dijo Aída Guadalupe Dávila Elías González, Directora Ejecutiva de Olimpiadas Especiales Sonora.

About Paola Martinelli:Gerente Nacional de Comunicaciones y Mercadotecnia
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agosto 21, 2013 | Latin America: Mexico

Un reconocimiento a su esfuerzo

By Paola Martinelli

Marco Antonio Beaven Ciapara

Marco Antonio Beaven Ciapara fue convocado al selectivo mexicano que participará en la Olimpiada Especial que se celebrará en Nueva Jersey.View Story Marco Antonio Beaven Ciapara fue convocado al selectivo mexicano que participará en la Olimpiada Especial que se celebrará en Nueva Jersey. El reconocido atleta porteño recibe una vez más el reconocimiento por parte de las autoridades deportivas nacionales por sus máximos logros en las distintas justas deportivas dentro del deporte adaptado, y sin lugar a dudas aportará su experiencia y pasión en la defensa de los colores nacionales.El jugador que desde el 2005 a la fecha ha logrado un total de 12 preseas doradas en las competencias estatales y 7 en nacionales.Si algún atleta especial guaymense ha destacado sobre manera en estos últimos años en eventos estatales y nacionales, ese es Marco Antonio Beaven Ciapara quien ha aprovechado bien las oportunidades que le han brindado las autoridades deportivas municipales y estatales. “Me siento contento por la confianza que me han dado para poder integrarme al selectivo nacional de softbol, creo que lo estamos haciendo de buena manera

About Paola Martinelli:Gerente Nacional de Comunicaciones y Mercadotecnia
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agosto 09, 2013 | Latin America: Panamá

México, Puerto Rico y Rep. Dominicana Softbol participan en evento de Softbol

By Alicia S.

Del 15 al 22 de Agosto, las delegaciones de México, Puerto Rico y República Dominicana participarán del 2013 North America Softball Invitational en Mercer County Park junto a atletas de Canada y Estados Unidos.View Story Del 15 al 22 de Agosto, las delegaciones de México, Puerto Rico y República Dominicana participarán del 2013 North America Softball Invitational en Mercer County Park junto a atletas de Canada y Estados Unidos. Con un total de 360 atletas y 96 entrenadores, éste evento servirá como inspiración para muchas personas a nivel mundial y una experiencia que seguramente dejará huellas en la vida de todos los participantes. La gran familia de Special Olympics América Latina les desea mucho éxito!

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Softball Events


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Event

Location

febrero 08, 2014

East Region Softball Tournament

Join us on Satruday, August 2nd in Pasco, Missouri as athletes from the Eastern Region compete in a Special Olympics softball. Cheer them on and experience the power of sports. For more details about the event, refer to the link and contact information below.
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Jill Ives
Email:Jives@sowa.org
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Pasco
Pasco, Washington
UNITED STATES

febrero 08, 2014

Northwest Region Softball Tournament

Join us on Saturday, August 2nd at in Lynden, Washington as athletes from the Northwest Region compete in a Special Olympics Softball Tournament. Cheer them on and experience the power of sports. For more details about the event, refer to the link and contact information below.
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Madison Goverde
Email:mgoverde@sowa.org
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Lynden, Washington
UNITED STATES

agosto 23, 2014

G. Michael Perry Softball Tournament

The Perry Family started this annual tournament in 2008 as way to ensure that Special Olympics athletes had the opportunity to participate in sports year-round. This year the tournament will feature individual skills competition, traditional Special Olympics team play and Unified Sports® Team Play. Come join us for a fun day to celebrate athletes around Wyoming and their dedication to sports!
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Special Olympics Wyoming
Phone:307-235-8403
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North Casper Sports Complex
1700 East ‘K’ Street

Casper, Wyoming
UNITED STATES

septiembre 13, 2014

Acadiana Area Softball & Horseshoes Invitational

Join us on September 13th at Brown Park in Lafayette, Louisiana for a day filled with Unified sporting competition. This event is open to 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 use contact information below if you have any interest in joining this event. Hope to see you there!
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Brock Banos
Email:bbanos@laso.org
Phone:(985) 345-6644
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Brown Park
Lafayette, Louisiana
UNITED STATES

sep 20 - 21 2014

South Dakota State Softball Tournament

Join us September 20-21 at Parkview Softball Complex in Rapid City, South Dakota as athlete from around the state come together for two days of tournament action. The tournament will feature Unified Softball, Slow Pitch and Tee Ball. Come and witness the true power of sports.
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Domico Rodriguez
Phone:605-718-8491
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Parkview Softball Complex
4415 Parkview Dr

Rapid City, South Dakota
UNITED STATES

dic 14 - 15 2014

Southern California Fall Games

Be inspired by athletic determination and courage. Come cheer on more than 1,100 athletes from across Southern California as they compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals and ribbons at Fall Games. The Games will feature our six fall/winter sports — bowling, floor hockey, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Fall Games, one of our largest competitions, is the second of two Southern California competitions held every year.
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Fountain Valley and Irvine
Fountain Valley and Irvine, California
UNITED STATES

jul 24 - feb 8 2015

World Summer Games Los Angeles 2015

In July of 2015 more than 7,000 athletes from 170 countries will come to Los Angeles, California for the Special Olympics World Summer Games and enjoy 10 days full of joy, friendship and competition. Athletes will compete in 22 sports. The event expects to attract 500,000 spectators and 30,000 volunteers and 3,000 coaches.
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World Summer Games Los Angeles 2015
Email:info@la2015.org
Phone:213-892-6018
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Various Locations, Los Angeles
Los Angeles , California
UNITED STATES

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Softball Competitions

2014 Canada Summer Games

The Special Olympics 2014 Canada Summer Games was the largest Canadian Games ever. See results and teams.


2014 USA Games

The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games ran June 14-21. See results and stories.



2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games

Athens, Greece, was the home of the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games. That year, it was the world’s largest sporting event for athletes with intellectual disabilities. See results by athlete, delegation and bib number.


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