Wheelchair Softball



Introduction


Developed over two decades ago, wheelchair softball is a team sport involving two teams competing to score points by hitting a pitched ball and circling four bases. The National Wheelchair Softball Association serves as the governing body for wheelchair softball in the United States.

Anyone can play the game of softball, but in order to be a successful wheelchair softball player, one must understand the rules and techniques used to play the game. Wheelchair softball is composed of several skills: pitching, fielding, batting, base running, and offensive and defensive strategies. Players who participate in wheelchair softball must use a manual chair with foot platforms and at no time can a lower extremity make contact with the ground. The wheelchair softball playing field should be a smooth surface of blacktop or similar materials.






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