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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.

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

  • окт
    14
    State Fall Classic
    окт 14, 2016 - окт 16, 2016
     
    Carencro
    Louisiana
    State Fall Classic

    Join us October 14th-16th at Pelican Park/Robicheaux Center in Carencro, LA as our athletes compete and show their skill in Aquatics, Horseshoes, and Softball competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.This is an event for all Areas. Sign up today to play, coach, or volunteer for this event.

    For more information

    окт 14, 2016 - окт 16, 2016
     
    Pelican Park/Robicheaux Center
    Carencro, Louisiana
    UNITED STATES
  • окт
    21
    FP.East End Middle School Unified Softball
    окт 21, 2016
    Slidell
    Louisiana
    FP.East End Middle School Unified Softball

    This is an event for the Florida Parishes area. Male and female athletes and unified partners from the area will compete. To play, coach or volunteer for this event see your area contacts.

    For more information

    окт 21, 2016
    John Slidell Park
    Slidell, Louisiana
    UNITED STATES
  • окт
    28
    FP.West End Middle School Unified Softball
    окт 28, 2016
    Covington
    Louisiana
    FP.West End Middle School Unified Softball

    This is an event for the Florida Parishes area. Male and female athletes and unified partners from the area will compete. To play, coach or volunteer for this event see your area contacts.

    For more information

    окт 28, 2016
    Coquill Sports
    Covington, Louisiana
    UNITED STATES
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