Softball Slow-Pitch

Recreation

Level: 1

Requirements

  • Know the basic rules of slow-pitch softball.
  • What is the meaning of Good Sportsmanship?
  • Name and demonstrate your understanding of the skills required for the ten (10) softball playing positions.
  • Identify the following:
    • Bat
    • On deck circle
    • Batter’s box
    • Outfield
    • Coaches’ box
    • Pitcher’s mound
    • Diamond Bags
    • Pitching rubber
    • Glove
    • Right field
    • Home base
    • Left field
    • Infield
    • Softball
  • Define or explain the following game terms:
    • Bases Loaded
    • Home team
    • Bunt
    • Innings
    • Fielder’s choice
    • Lineup
    • Fly Ball
    • Popup
    • Force Play
    • Run
    • Foul tip
    • Score
    • Grand Slam
    • Strike zone
    • Grounder
    • The count
    • Home run
    • Walk
  • Explain the following official’s calls or rules:
    • Double Play
    • Ground rule double
    • Error
    • Infield fly rule
    • Fair ball
    • Out
    • Foul ball
    • Safe
  • Demonstrate the ability to read a basic scorecard that was scored in a game you participated in.
  • List and describe five (5) responsibilities of an umpire.
  • Name 5 mental and physical attributes to be gained from slow-pitch softball.
  • As a team or individual, develop a plan to practice outreach while completing the requirements for this honor. Possible options could include the following:
    • Invite 3 friends not from your church to play a game.
    • Have prayer before each game.
    • Exhibit good sportsmanship and fair play.
  • Play three (3) slow-pitch official games with an umpire and demonstrate reasonable skills.
  • Write a one page report on a famous athlete. Discuss why they are or are not a good Christian role model.
  • Discuss with your Pathfinder leader, pastor or teacher the problems facing a Seventh-day Adventist youth considering participating in sports in Jr. High, High School of college. What alternatives are there to allow for continued activity in sports?


Download Honor Book