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Softball is an exciting Special Olympics team sport. Special Olympics athletes play slow-pitch softball, which involves two teams of 10 athletes.

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 hitting, base running, fielding and throwing.

Athletes are grouped in competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender.
Burnaby offers 2 team programs and individual skills program.


  • Slow Pitch Team Competition

The following events provide meaningful competition for athletes with lower ability levels:

  • Hitting
  • Base Running
  • Fielding
  • Throwing


Softball Regional Qualifier, June 2 & 3, 2012