Softball was invented in Chicago in the year 1887. It was not known by the name of softball until 1926, and in 1933 the Amateur Softball Association began to organize thousands of local teams into state and national organizations. The game is very similar to baseball or “hardball” being played with a ball and bat, and on a diamond-shaped field. It is somewhat easier than baseball, which makes it more popular for people of all ages to participate in the game.
Things to Learn
- Know all the fielding positions and their responsibilities.
- Demonstrate how to properly hold and swing a bat.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of the rules and scoring to your parent or leader.
- Demonstrate how to properly pitch a ball in slow-pitch softball.
- Demonstrate how to properly pitch a ball in fast-pitch softball.
- Define the following softball terms:
- Strike zone
- Checked swing
- Rise ball
- Pinch runner
- On deck
We just started our Keepers Club at our church. I love how the club relates the skills of life with Biblical principles! Both Bible and life skills are important to learn. Whenever someone asks me about the club, I tell them it is like scouting with a Biblical base... learning life skills from a Biblical perspective!