July – August

Softball is played between two teams of 10 to 15 players. It is a direct descendant of baseball although there are some key differences: softballs are larger than baseballs, and the pitches are thrown underhand rather than overhand.

Expand Your Knowledge

We believe it is important for our coaches to receive certification training in order to provide them with the tools needed to help our athletes have a positive sport experience.  By taking the online certification training, coaches will learn best practices when approaching sports training with our athletes. Certification is required for certain coaching situations and recommended for all coaches.  Please also make sure to check out the SONC/SONV Rules for Softball (below).

Initial Certification

If you have never taken a certification course online or in person, this is the training for you!  You may also take this full course to re-certify


If your certification is expiring soon, or expired within the last year, take our re-certification quiz to keep your certified status

Softball Rules

Learn about the official Special Olympics Northern California rules and adaptations. Revised 4-20-23