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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

  • شوال
    04
    South Central Regional Softball League
    شوال 04, 1437
    08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Andover
    Kansas
    South Central Regional Softball League

    Join us July 9 at 13th Street Park in Andover, Kansas as our athletes compete in the South Central Softball League. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.

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    Contact: Ali Barnard
    Email: barnarda@ksso.org
    Phone: 316-253-4202

    شوال 04, 1437
    08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    13th Street Park
    1008 E 13th St
    Andover, Kansas
    UNITED STATES
  • شوال
    04
    Metro Regional Softball Tournament
    شوال 04, 1437
    07:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Basehor
    Kansas
    Metro Regional Softball Tournament

    Join us July 9 at the Field of Dreams complex in Basehor, Kansas as our athletes compete in the Metro Softball Tournament. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.

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    Contact: Chris Burt
    Email: burtc@ksso.org
    Phone: 913-789-0337

    شوال 04, 1437
    07:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Field of Dreams
    14333 Fairmount Rd
    Basehor, Kansas
    UNITED STATES
  • شوال
    11
    South Central Regional Softball
    شوال 11, 1437
    08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Andover
    Kansas
    South Central Regional Softball

    Join us July 16 at 13th Street Park in Andover, Kansas as our athletes compete in the South Central Softball 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: Ali Barnard
    Email: barnarda@ksso.org
    Phone: 316-253-4202

    شوال 11, 1437
    08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    13th Street Sports Park
    1008 E 13th St
    Andover, Kansas
    UNITED STATES
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