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Softball Rules & Skills - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll get an in-depth look at the game of softball, including how it's played and the tools needed to teach softball to students. These lessons review common terminology used in the game and describe the different types of softball games that can be played. After watching the videos in this chapter, you'll be familiar with:
- What equipment is required to play softball
- How to play slow-pitch and fast-pitch games
- What is needed to play in the infield or the outfield
- The skills needed to play, including baserunning, sliding and fielding
- How to catch, pitch and throw the ball
- The drills and lead-up games used to teach the game to others
The instructors who lead these lessons are experts in the field of physical education and can provide answers to any questions you have about the rules and skills needed to play softball. Each of the short videos in this series of lessons features a transcript that you can use to reference vocabulary words. You'll also find a self-assessment quiz to gauge your comprehension of this material.
1. Softball Terminology
In this lesson, we detail basic terms and definitions that are important to understanding a game of softball, a close cousin to the very popular sport of baseball.
2. Equipment Necessary for Softball
Did you know that there are two types of softball commonly played in the United States? This lesson will briefly explain the differences between the two types and the equipment necessary for each. Afterwards, there is a short quiz.
3. The Rules of Slow & Fast Pitch Softball
Softball is a lot like baseball, but there are some key differences. For example, softball is played with a larger ball on a smaller diamond. Read on for more differences and similarities between baseball, slow-pitch and fast-pitch softball.
4. Basic Softball Skills
First time playing softball? Don't really know what you've gotten yourself into? No worries! This lesson describes the basic skills you will need to play the game.
5. Softball Drills & Lead-up Games
In this lesson, we highlight just a few of the drills and lead-up games that can help turn a group of casual softball players into an expert softball team.
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- Praxis Test: General Info
- Introduction to Physical Education
- Physical Development, Health & Fitness
- Motor Skills & Movement Activities
- Kinesiology & Biomechanics
- Physical Education & Weight Management
- Functions of the Cardiorespiratory System
- Muscular System Functions
- Gross Anatomy of the Muscular System
- Connective Tissue Overview
- Human Skeletal System
- Soccer History & Rules
- Swimming Skills & Benefits
- Tennis Rules & Techniques
- History & Rules of Track & Field
- Volleyball History & Rules
- Cognitive Influences on Learning
- Behavioral Influences on Learning
- Student Learning & Motivation
- Managing the Physical Education Classroom
- Communication in Physical Education Settings
- Planning & Instruction in Physical Education
- Student Assessment Types
- Measurement & Analysis for Student Assessments
- Student Assessment in Special Education
- Collaboration, Reflection & Technology in Physical Education