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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.

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Softball Events

  • juil.
    29
    Charles E Watson Softball & Golf Tournament
    juil. 29, 2016 - juil. 31, 2016
     
    Wichita
    Kansas
    Charles E Watson Softball & Golf Tournament

    The Charles E. Watson Softball & Golf Tournament will be held in Wichita, Kansas at two locations. The Golf competition will be held at the Sierra Hills Golf Course on Friday, July 29th. The Softball Competition will be held at the Two Rivers Youth Club on Saturday, July 30th and Sunday July 31st.

    For more information
    More Details
    Contact: Tim Rehder
    Email: rehdert@ksso.org
    Phone: 913-236-9290

    juil. 29, 2016 - juil. 31, 2016
     
    Sierra Hills - Golf /TRYC - Softball
    13420 E. Pawnee/1700 N Ridge
    Wichita, Kansas
    UNITED STATES
  • août
    13
    Southwest Regional Softball Tournament
    août 13, 2016
    09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
    Rockford
    Michigan
    Southwest Regional Softball Tournament

    For the second year in a row Special Olympics Michigan will be hosting our Southwest Regional Softball Tournament in Rockford at the Art Van Sports Complex. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday August 13th with competition beginning at 9:00 am. Volunteer Registration is currently open as we are looking to fill the following positions: Scorekeepers, Scoreboard Operators, Field Managers, Umpires, Catchers Assistance, Skills Contest and Medical. Volunteer positions are available from 9:00am - 4:30pm; all day and half day time slots can be accommodated. For more information on our Southwest Regional Softball Tournament, or to volunteer, please contact Nick Caudle, SOMI Manager of Sports & Training.

    For more information
    Contact: Nick Caudle
    Email: caudl1n@cmich.edu

    août 13, 2016
    09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
    Art Van Sports Complex
    3300 Ten Mile Rd.
    Rockford, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • sept.
    11
    Metro Regional Soccer & Bocce Tournament
    sept. 11, 2016
    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

    sept. 11, 2016
    08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Lone Elm Park
    21151 W 167th St
    Olathe, Kansas
    UNITED STATES
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