Inform classmates about how to play softball and the advantages of playing it.
The rules of softball, advantages of playing, and history
After seeing this presentation the students will know what is going on when watching softball
3 strikes and you’re out
Divided into infield and outfield
Bases are 60’ apart and from a diamond when joined
Any ball going outside the 1 st or 3 rd base is a foul ball
Pitching and Batting
Both of pitcher’s feet must be on the rubber and can only take one step forward while pitching
Ball must be thrown underhand
Both hands must be on ball at the start of the pitch
Batters must remain in the same order
Batter is out with 3 strikes, fly ball is caught, or the batter doesn’t stand in the batter’s box
Must touch bases in order
Only overrun 1 st base
Can only lead off the base after the ball has left the pitchers hand
Must tag up after fly ball is caught
Can not pass base runner in front of you
Runner is out if tagged with the ball before reaching a base, ball gets to 1 st base before runner, or they run more than 3 feet out of the base line
Ball- doesn’t enter the strike zone
Grounder: a ball that is hit on the ground
Force out- when the runner has to advance to the next base
On deck- next batter
Pop up- ball hit up in the air to the infield
Strike- when a ball is swung at and missed or the ball enters the strike zone and is not swung at
Strike zone- the ball passes the batter over the plate between their chest and knees
What can you gain from playing softball?
Playing softball is very healthy( studies show that women athletes who exercise regularly and boost their cardiovascular stamina can lessen their risk of heart attacks, strokes, back problems, osteoporosis, and other health issues.
Playing also helps women mentally and emotionally. We have higher self-esteem, lower levels of depression, and higher grades. Student athletes tend to get better grades then students who do not participate in sports.
Playing sports makes you understand the inner workings of business models.
Girls who play sports also have a more positive body image and are healthier psychologically.
Softball originated in Chicago on Thanksgiving day, 1887.
Started with a boxing glove and pole.
Indoor softball became popular in Chicago
Amateur Softball association was founded in 1933
In 1996 women’s softball hit its highest peak when it became an Olympic medal event
The US Women’s team has won all 3 softball gold medals awarded in the sport