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Ms. Nehl 9 th grade Physical Education . Different Names. Indoor Baseball Kitten Ball Diamond Ball Mush Ball Pumpkin Ball Softball didn’t come around till 1926. History. Invented in Chicago, IL in November of 1887 by George Hancock.

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Different Names
  • Indoor Baseball
  • Kitten Ball
  • Diamond Ball
  • Mush Ball
  • Pumpkin Ball
  • Softball didn’t come around till 1926.
  • Invented in Chicago, IL in November of 1887 by George Hancock.
  • A boxing glove was tied together with its laces to form a ball.
  • The bat was first made out of a broom stick handle.
History Cont.
  • Became famous overnight at a local Fire Department by a lieutenant who wanted to keep his fireman fit.
  • 1934 the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) was added.
  • ASA has over 4.5 million memberships (this does not apply to fastpitch).
History Cont.
  • 1965 International Softball World Championships developed women’s softball making it an international game.
  • 1976 formed the International Women’s Professional Softball League.
  • 1980 League disbanded because of financial ruin.
  • To Learn more about the history of Softball go to -
Softball Terms
  • Single- the ball is hit and you receive one base.
  • Double-the ball is hit and you earn two bases.
  • Triple-the ball is hit and you earn three bases
  • Home Run-the ball is hit and you make it all the way around on the base path.
Terms Cont.
  • Stolen Base- the runner intentional moves to the next base right after the pitch not being tagged.
  • Strike- a pitch that passes through the zone.
  • Ball- a pitch that is not a strike.
  • Full Count- when the batter has 3 balls and 2 strikes
Terms Cont.
  • Dead Ball- a ball that is pitched and hits the batter.
  • Foul Ball- a ball that is hit by the batter but lands in foul territory.
Ways to Get an Out
  • Strikeout- If a batter gets three strikes.
  • Fly Out- the ball that the batter hits is caught before it hits the ground.
  • Tagged-The fielder receives the ball and touches the runner passing them with the ball.
  • Double Play- when two runners are out in the same play.
Outs Cont.
  • Ground Out- The field throws the ball after they receive it from the ground and throw it to the bag.
  • Force Out- The fielder holding the ball touches the base that the runner may only run to.
  • Triple Play- When three runners are out in the same play.
  • Step 1: Have comfortable stance. Balance weight on the balls of feet. Keep knees slightly bent, with slight bend at the waist.
  • Step 2: Hold the bat with front elbow down and relaxed, and back elbow at a 45-degree angle, pointed at the ground.
Hitting Cont.
  • Step 3: Grasp bat at a 45- to 90-degree angle with the both middle knuckles of hands aligned.
  • Step 4: Keep hands at the top of zone, and near your back armpit. Make sure the bat is between the catcher and your back shoulder.
  • Step 5: Keep head straight, with eyes focused on pitchers release point of the ball.
Hitting Cont.
  • Step 6: Shift weight to back foot as pitcher starts windup.
  • Step 7: Stride forward with front foot on release of pitch, don’t bring weight forward.
  • Step 8: Start to pivot back foot to squish a bug, and transfer weight forward to the middle of your body.
Hitting Cont.
  • Step 9: Launch your hands last, with the knob of the bat towards pitcher's feet.
  • Step 10: Don’t drop the barrel of the bat below your hands at the start of the swing.
  • Step 11: Hit the ball and drive it, following through with your hands swinging to the opposite shoulder.
  • Step 1: The overhand throw is both easier and more accurate.
  • Step 2: Grip the ball with your finger tips. Use two or three fingers and your thumb to hold the ball.
  • Step 3: Turn head towards target.
  • Step 4: Rotate your body sideways, extending glove towards target.
Throwing Cont.
  • Step 5: Pull the ball back.
  • Step 6: Throw - your arm goes up and out to your target, snap your wrist just as the ball’s released.
  • Step 7: Follow through by bring your arm across your body.
Throwing Cont.
  • Baseball over

hand throwing

is the same as


* Follow the steps

Softball Field Dimensions
  • Click on the link below to see the dimensions of a softball field.
Interesting Softball Sites
  • Students will be assessed on worksheet about certain topics and how well the fill them out.
  • The will also be assessed on how well the student participates in the classroom activities.
  • Students will at the end have to give a presentation about a certain part of hitting further in depth.