Special Olympics softball was introduced in 1983. Softball events combine both team and individual skills competitions. Softball is a summer sport and the training season is usually from March to June.
- Softball Resources – rules, coaching guides, fact sheets, etc.
Details for Delaware County Program
SOPA Season: Spring/Summer (Mar – Jun)
Head Coach: Ed Scarpignato
What to Expect: Slow pitch softball.
Training Specifics: For the shortened 2021 season, softball will be training at Merwood Park in Havertown starting June 6th and running through July. The softball program typically trains at Elwyn, and will most likely return there in 2022.
Competition Dates: Typically competes in Eastern Spring Sectional and Summer Games. Will hopefully get back to competition in 2022.
Equipment: It is encouraged for athletes to bring their own glove, but contact the coach if that is an issue. We will provide all the required field equipment.
Uniform Requirements: We will provide athletes with a uniform. Cleats must be worn.
ALL athletes must have a current medical (on Special Olympics PA medical form) that runs through the end of the season. If the athlete medical is not up-to-date, athletes WILL NOT be able to participate. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this rule since it poses a safety risk to the entire program. An up-to-date medical must always be on file with the coach as well as sent to email@example.com. To download a copy of medical application, check our resource page. To check on medical expiration date, please go here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gZlc7Rupri51R_2SAgbVRI8DwrOVf2nDOvmssWKBXfo/edit#gid=0
ALL athletes must attend at least 8 trainings and participate in qualifiers to be eligible to compete in State Games (Summer Games/Fall Festival/Indoor Winter Games).
ALL athletes can participate in multiple sports during the same season, but must declare a primary sport for State Games (Summer Games/Fall Festival/Indoor Winter Games).