The ISF offers a range of material available for download for those interested in developing softball within your particular country.
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Softball in the Schools (3.2 MB) – This manual is designed to help introduce the sport of softball into the schools by explaining the object of the game, the various skills involved, common softball terms, and tips for modifying the game for younger kids. Also included are over 30 detailed lessons and activities intended to help teachers introduce softball in a fun manner for kids.
What is Softball? (5.3 MB) – This brochure is a short description of the game, the skills, and the global reach of softball.
Very Basic Guide to Making A Softball Field (3.2 MB)– This manual includes design and maintenance tips for building a basic softball field (pitch) on a limited budget. Included are multiple photos and examples for building everything from the backstop to installing an underground sprinkler system.
Multi-purpose Venue (1.5 MB) - This manual covers getting dual usage out of a venue from another sport (such as soccer, cricket, rugby, and baseball) so that it can also accommodate softball.
- To read an interview with ISF Director of Competition Laurie Gouthro about multi-purpose venues, cilck here.
Click here to see the SOFTBALL TERMS page that includes some explanations of how certain softball statistics are calculated (i.e. batting average, earned run average, fielding percentage, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage).