Region B Softball Teams and Skills
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 Olympics 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.
Softball Events Offered in Illinois
- Slow Pitch Team Competition
- Individual Skills Competition (Base Running, Throwing, Fielding and Hitting)
Individual Skills: Athletes will be given the opportunity to complete all 4 skills: Base Running, Throwing, Fielding, Hitting.
Team Softball: Teams from Regions A, B, C, and E will be divisioned prior to the event and will play 2 games.
Team Softball will be on Fields 1-7 and Skills will be on Fields 8-10.
Athletes should bring their own gloves and bats. Balls will be provided. Athletes and coaches should bring PPES, Water bottles, blankets, umbrellas, lawn chairs as we will be outside all day.
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 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 13,000 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.
Fully vaccinated participants do not need to wear masks, but may choose to still do so.
Participants not fully vaccinated, but who are medically able should continue to wear a mask the majority of the time while at Special Olympics Illinois activities. Special Olympics Illinois will not be providing masks. Athletes and coaches must bring their own.
Please check with your Region staff on the status of parents and spectators attending competitions. With a few exceptions, only registered athletes, coaches and partners are allowed at these events. It is very important you relay to all parents and guardians the importance of only allowing registered persons into the event.
Special Olympics Illinois is committed to providing the best athlete, volunteer, coach and supporter environment possible. While we are excited to resume in-person events, the health and well-being of our constituents remains our top priority. All of our in person events follow the COVID-19 recommended IDPH and CDC guidelines.