softball-team-dugoutThe Special Olympics Iowa State Softball Tournament sponsored by Sammons Financial highlights the end of summer each August. Athletes play slow-pitch softball, which involves two teams of 10 athletes each. Softball can also be played as a Unified Sport, joining athletes with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team.

The individual skills competition is also offered to allow athletes to train and compete in basic softball skills. The development of these key skills is necessary prior to advancing to team competition. These skills include base running, batting, fielding and throwing.

Event Details

Southwest Regional Softball Skills Competition
July 11, 2020
Registration Deadline: 
June 22, 2020
IKM-Manning High School, Manning

East Regional Softball Skills Competition
Date: July 11, 2020
Registration Deadline: June 22, 2020
Location: Muscatine

West Conference Softball Tournament
July 11, 2020
Registration Deadline: June 22, 2020
Location: Sioux City

West Central Conference Softball Tournament 
Date: TBD
Registration Deadline: June 22, 2020
Location: Carney Park, Des Moines

East Central Conference Softball Tournament 
Date: July 18, 2020
Registration Deadline: June 22, 2020
Location: Ellis Park, Cedar Rapids

State Softball Tournament
: August 1, 2020
State Registration Deadline: July 22, 2020
Locations: Prairie Ridge Sports Complex, Ankeny

State Softball Tournament Schedule

8:00 a.m.                Delegation Registration
8:30 a.m.                Parade of Athletes Line-up
8:45 a.m.                Opening Ceremony
9:15 a.m.                First Softball Games & Softball Skills Competition
11:00 a.m.              Lunch begins with no break in play

Event Links

Participation Forms
Softball Rules


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