Region B Softball Teams and Skills
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
- Slow pitch team competition
- Individual skills competition (base running, throwing, fielding, and hitting)
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:
Parking is first come first serve in the main lot as well as the parking spots around the ring road.
Elgin Sports Complex Map
Agency Registration in the West Pod at 11:00 a.m. Skills competition will begin at 11:30 a.m. Athlete bullpen will be located between fields 1 and 2.
|Bullpen Report Time||Division|
|11:20am||NWSRA Coach Pitch Team|
|11:30am||F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7|
|11:45am||F8, F9, F10, F11|
|12:00pm||F12, F13, M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6|
|12:15pm||M7, M8, M9|
|12:30pm||M10, M11, M12, M13|
Athletes should bring their own softball equipment.
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.
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.
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