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Quiz the Coach - Softball Stuff

Quiz the Coach - Softball Stuff - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 1 Star Rating)

Quiz the coach helps teen and tweens with sports and fitness related issues and problems like obesity, healthy eating questions, skateboard tricks and P.E. dilemnas. - Page 9

So ya dig sports but need some help with your game? Don't understand some of the rules of football, basketball or hockey? Got a gripe about P.E. class, skateboarders, cheerleading, coaches, or anything? Why not ?

1Hey Coach,
I just started playing lob ball (softball) and the rules are very different. Do you get called out if you step on home plate when you bat? Should you touch home plate if you are running in from third base?
dylman

Hey dylman

Lob ball, slow pitch and softball are all played with a variety of different rules, depending on the league or age-level that is being played. A batter is usually out if they step on home plate. Some leagues may allow batters to step on home plate if they're swinging at a pitched ball.

In lob ball or slo-pitch softball, a base runner is out if they touch home plate when running from third base. Instead of crossing home plate, base runners score a run by crossing a marked line beside home plate. This rule was introduced to avoid nasty collisions at home plate between base runners and the catcher, which often cause serious injuries.

If you're unsure about what rules are being used for your games, ask your coach or the home plate umpire before the game.

Do you need tips or advice on sports, fitness or health? to the Kidzworld Coach. Keep in mind peeps, the Kidzworld Coach isn't a doctor or a professional athlete or anything like that. He's just a dude who digs sports, plays 'em and knows a lot about 'em. You should always talk to your 'rents, a doctor or your school gym teacher before starting a new sport or a new exercise.

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