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
IKM-Manning High School, Manning

East Regional Softball Skills Competition
Date: TBD
Location: Muscatine

West Conference Softball Tournament
Location: Sioux City

West Central Conference Softball Tournament 
Date: TBD
Location: Carney Park, Des Moines

East Central Conference Softball Tournament 
Date: TBD
Location: Ellis Park, Cedar Rapids

State Softball Tournament
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