Region C Softball Skills
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.
Softball Events Offered in Illinois
- Individual Skills Competition (Base Running, Throwing, Fielding and Hitting)
Individual Skills: Athletes will be participating in Softball Skills and rotating stations with their agency. Agencies will not intermix. Coaches will receive certificates via email once the competition is complete.
Athletes will compete in the following skills:
- Base Running
Check in is at 7:00pm. Once the entire agency has arrived, the agency can check in.
Athletes will need to bring all Personal Protective Equipment, water bottles and bats.
Coaches, please be prepared to assist with the fielding station to throw out softballs and the fielding station. Your help may be required at additional stations. There will be a sanitization station to wipe softball between athletes.
Masks must be worn: at tournament central, team staging areas, entering the facility to use the restrooms, in the restrooms, staging areas, during the competition and at any time or place when social distancing is not an option. Special Olympics will not be providing masks. Athletes and coaches must bring their own.
To make sure we abide by the 50 person maximum set by the IDPH, parents and spectators are unfortunately not allowed to attend and only registered athletes, coaches and partners are allowed at the event. 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.