ERIC Number: ED245425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Softball: Special Olympics Sports Skills Instructional Program.
Special Olympics, Inc., Washington, DC.
One of seven instructional units on Special Olympics Sports Skills Instructional Programs, this guide presents suggestions for coaching softball for mentally retarded persons. An overview section provides information on teaching suggestions, followed by a list of program goals, objectives, and benefits. Sports skill assessments measure athletes' present levels of functionings within the skills needed for two levels of softball (throwing, catching, batting, baserunning). Additional sections deal with modifications and adaptations, teaching skills, skill sequences, task analyses, and sportsmanship. Charts relating the sport skills to general academic areas and for measuring athletic skills are also included. (CL)
Descriptors: Athletics, Elementary Secondary Education, Mental Retardation, Softball, Teaching Methods
Special Olympics, Inc., 1701 K St., N.W., Suite 203, Washington, DC 20006.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Special Olympics, Inc., Washington, DC.