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Region B Softball Teams and Skills

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What Is Softball?

Slow pitch softball involves teams of 10 athletes each. Individuals who wish to play softball but do not have a team can participate in individual skills competition to develop basic softball skills.

As in all Special Olympic Illinois sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender when appropriate.

Teams or individuals in Illinois who participate in softball compete locally at region qualifying events. Gold medal winners are eligible to advance to the State Softball Championships held in Springfield in September.

Softball Events Offered in Illinois

Traditional

  • Slow pitch team competition

Developmental

  • Individual skills competition (base running, throwing, fielding, and hitting)

Competition Information

All Special Olympics Illinois softball competitions abide by WBSC rules. Any modifications to these rules made by Special Olympics Illinois can be found in the linked rules interpretation:

Special Olympics Illinois Softball Rule Interpretations

Facility Information

Parking is first come first serve in the main lot as well as the parking spots around the ring road.

Elgin Sports Complex Map

Softball Skills Registration will begin at 11:15am in the center of the West Pod. Competition will begin at 11:45am. Divisions will be grouped in 1 of 5 groups and will be assigned a field to start at. Groups will rotate around fields 1-5 completed each skill. Once all groups are finished awards will be presented.

Final Schedule – Team

Final Divisions – Team

Equipment

Athletes should bring their own softball equipment.

Awards

Team awards will take place once the 2nd game in a divisions is completed.

Skills awards will take place when all athletes have completed all skills.

Supporting Documents

2024 Special Olympics Illinois Region B Softball Team and Skills Coach Proof – 7/3/2024

2024 Special Olympics Illinois Region B Softball Teams and Skills Final Divisions – 7/16/2024

Who We Are

Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 21,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 9,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.

Date

Jul 28 2024

Time

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost

Free

Location

Elgin Sports Complex
Michelle Mark

Organizer

Michelle Mark
Phone
331-205-8995
Email
mmark@soill.org
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