Welcome To Special Olympics International!

We are a global organization with programs in over 220 countries. This site may be customized by language and geographic region.

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.

About This Page

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

  • avr.
    30
    Summer Training Expo - Bocce, Aquatics & Softball
    avr. 30, 2016
    08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Fort Worth
    Texas
    Summer Training Expo - Bocce, Aquatics & Softball

    On Saturday, April 30, 2016, the Greater Fort Worth area will hold a Summer Sports Training Expo for anyone interested in becoming a certified Special Olympics coach. Sports included: Aquatics; Bocce; Softball. No previous experience is necessary. This Level I training will focus on the basic skills and strategies of the sports. The course will include a classroom session, as well as a practical portion, so please wear athletic shoes and clothing that will allow for mild physical activity. Aquatics coaches, you will be in the water, so please be prepared.

    For more information
    More Details
    Contact: Cheryl Bledsaw
    Email: cbledsaw@sotx.org
    Phone: 817-332-3433

    avr. 30, 2016
    08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Resource Connection
    2300 Circle Drive
    Fort Worth, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • avr.
    30
    Softball League
    avr. 30, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    West Windsor Township
    New Jersey
    Softball League

    Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination on the field during a day of softball competition.

    For more information

    avr. 30, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Mercer County Park
    West Windsor Township, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • mai
    07
    Softball League
    mai 07, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    West Windsor Township
    New Jersey
    Softball League

    Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination on the field during a day of softball competition.

    For more information

    mai 07, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Mercer County Park
    West Windsor Township, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • Vous avez un événement que vous aimeriez ajouter ?

    Donnez-nous des détails pour pouvoir l’ajouter sur le site !

    Enregistrez votre événement