Slow-Pitch Softball is a game played on a diamond by two teams, each with a minimum of nine players in the field (ten players allowed); one team plays offence, while the other plays defence.
The game lasts a total of seven innings, with both teams having the opportunity to play offence and defence in each inning. The team who has the most runs at the end of seven innings is the winner.
In Slow-Pitch Softball, the ball is pitched underhand by the pitcher in an arc that travels slowly. The ball must be delivered with an arch between 1.83m (6’) and 3.65m (12’). The pitch can be delivered using pitching styles similar to those in Fast Pitch Softball, however the pitch must be thrown slowly and must have a perceptible arch.
The principle offensive strategy is to hit the ball as far as one can, especially seeing as if bunting is not allowed and a foul ball on a third strike equates to an out. One other fundamental difference between Slow-Pitch Softball and Fast-Pitch Softball is the Slow-Pitch allows a tenth player in the field on defence to Fast-Pitch’s nine. Finally, no stealing is allowed in the Slow-Pitch game.
Arena Softball – The WBSC Softball Division softball rules and regulations for Slow Pitch are applied except for a few modifications. Learn more by downloading the attachment below.
Beach Softball is a bat-and-ball sport, closely related to softball. Like in softball games, you have the batter, pitcher, and fielders. Because a game requires only three people per team, it is considerably easier to get a good informal game going. Equipment consists of a rope (or lines marked in the sand), an “official” softball bat and a rubber softball. No ball gloves are allowed except in women’s games, however golf gloves may be used when batting. Game play, however, is very different. Learn more by downloading the attachment below.
Objectives – The WBSC continues to break ground in the development of the sport world-wide. Along with WBSC’s equipment program, development includes seeking new methods and disciplines to the sport of softball. It affords greater opportunity for people of all ages, genders and abilities to participate. Our goal would be to further develop Wheelchair softball for its consideration for inclusion into the Paralympics Games. Learn more by downloading the attachment below.