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Softball is an exciting team sport in Special Olympics. Athletes play slow-pitch Softball, which involves two teams of 10 athletes each. Special Olympics offers individual skills competition to allow athletes to train and compete in basic Softball skills. The development of these key skills is necessary prior to advancing to team competition. These skills include base running, fielding and throwing. A player's final score is determined by adding together the scores achieved in each of the events.
As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped in competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender.
Steps to becoming a coachSOMO Rules
SOI RulesNational Officiating Body Rules: Amateur Softball Association of America (rules can be ordered from website but are not available online)
How to set up and score individual skills (training video)
Individual Assessment Form
Team Rating/Roster Form
Individual Skills FormLow Motor FormTeam Skills Form
Steps to becoming an athlete
Physical formConsent formUnified Partner formClass A for adult Unified PartnersClass A for minor Unified Partners
The Missouri Amateur Softball Association is an official partner of Special Olympics Missouri.
"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."