Adapted Physical Education: Softball

Review adaptive physical education suggestions and standards for coaching the fundamentals of softball: base running, throwing, fielding, and hitting (batting). This outline provides ideas and progressions for developing softball skills, as well as lists learning objectives and specialized equipment needs.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Walk through the steps of each event, and particularly the suggested pointers, before beginning the activities with your class members in order to practice your instructional cues 
Pros

  • Details the necessary setting, rules, pointers, and adaptations for each type of softball activity
  • Specifies adaptations for learners using wheelchairs or with visual impairments
Cons

  • There are no images to accompany each activity setup, which makes it difficult to visualize what is intended