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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.


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.

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ذو القعدة 28, 1436

Acadiana Area Softball & Horseshoes Invitational

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.
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Charlie Courville
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Brown Park
1234 E Pont Des Mouton Rd

Lafayette, Louisiana

ذو الحجة 06, 1436

Bocce/Softball Competition + EKS Celebration

The Special Olympics Texas: Greater Dallas Area Bocce & Softball Competition is an area-wide competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities. This event is hosted by the City of Farmer’s Branch. EKS Day celebrates the life of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and is a global call for people to commit actions of inclusion, acceptance and unity for and with people with intellectual disabilities. Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s actions helped open the minds and hearts of all people to the gifts and talents of individuals with intellectual disabilities. As the founder of Special Olympics, she demonstrated that one person could make a difference and change the world… and she certainly did just that.
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Alex Hubbard
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Oran Good Park
13401 Tom Field Road

Farmers Branch, Texas

ذو الحجة 06, 1436

Softball Competition + EKS Celebration

The Heart of Texas Area Softball competition will be September 19. Team competition and Individual Skills will occur. The event begins with Opening Ceremonies at 9:00 a.m. During the competition, we will also honor the memory of Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
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Tommy Smith
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Robinson Little League - Youngblood Park
200 E Moonlight Dr.

Robinson, Texas

ذو الحجة 12 - 27 2015

Missouri State Outdoor Games

The 2015 State Outdoor Games will be held in Fort Jefferson City, Missouri from March 27-29. Competition will begin at 8 a.m. on September 25th and go until 5 p.m. on March 27th. Athletes will be in competing in bocce, flag football, golf, softball, and tennis. Come and cheer on our athletes as they show off their determination and skill.
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Susan Shaffer
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Jefferson City, Missouri

ذو الحجة 12 - 27 2015

State Fall Games

The Fall Games offers a high profile, exciting event for approximately 1,700 Special Olympics Michigan athletes to showcase their skills in Flag Football, Soccer, Cycling, Softball and Golf. Flag Football at Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea: Team Competition, Unified Teams, Skills Competition. Cycling at Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea: Individual Events, Unified Teams. Soccer at Independence Park in Canton: 5, 7 and 11-a-side Team Competition; Unified Teams; Skills Competition. Softball at Canton Softball Complex in Canton: Team Competition, Unified Teams, T-Ball Competition, Skills Competition, Coach-pitch Demonstration. Golf at Eagle Crest Golf Course in Ypsilanti: 9 Hole Individual, Unified Teams, Skills Competition.
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Aaron Mills
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Independence Park, Chrysler Proving Grounds and Eagle Crest Golf Course
Canton, Chelsea and Ypsilanti, Michigan

ذو الحجة 25 - 10 2015

2015 Fall Classic

Come and cheer on our athletes during our Fall Classic Games as they demonstrate their courage and determination for 2 days of aquatics, bocce, golf and softball competition. This event will be held October 8-10 at various locations throughout Bryan-College Station, Texas. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Sidny Harker
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Various Locations
Bryan-College Station, Texas

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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.

How to Get Involved in Special Olympics

Special Olympics sports training, coaching and competitions go on in more than 170 countries around the world. You can get involved by getting in touch with the closest Special Olympics office.

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Made Possible by The Annenberg Foundation

The Special Olympics movement is profoundly grateful for the support of the Annenberg Foundation which has underwritten the production of the coaches’ guides and resources, supporting our global goals for coaches’ excellence.



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