Working with a new team can be challenging depending on their age and experience level. Use this beginner softball quiz to learn what they know and to help them to learn more about the game is a perfect introduction to this great sport. This beginner quiz is a great tool to get them thinking about the game simply by filling out the answers.
They can have someone help them if they like because they are learning by writing down the answers. When your players have returned the quiz to you then you can go through the answers as a team and discuss how they relate to how they play.
Beginner Softball Quiz
This is just a sample of what is on the quiz. Download the document so that you can print it and hand it out to your team.
How long have you played softball:
Answer the questions as best as you can. Use other people to help you with the answers if you want to.
- What is a Relay Play?
- What is an Overthrow?
- What is a Lead Off?
- What is a Foul Ball?
- What is the base path?
- What is a strike, what is a ball?
- What is the strike zone (where is it on our body)?
- What happens if you have 2 strikes and you hit the ball foul?
- What does the first base coach do? What does the third base coach do?
- What is a Force Play
- When is it not a force play?
- How many positions are there? What are they?
- What is a steal?
- When can you steal?
- What is a batting order?
- What is an on deck batter? Where does she stand? What does she do?
- What is a batters box?
- What is an umpire? How many are there?
- What is good sportsmanship?
The reason that we want to allow our players to get assistance from others is because even if they are not themselves answering the questions, they are discussing them and the answers. It would not be good for someone else simply to answer the questions for them because then there is no learning.
It is meant as a learning tool rather than a judgment or decide positions and playing time tool. It is also a good tool for coaches to be able to plan their season and practices to benefit the team and to ensure the most improvement happens. At the end of the year ask the team about some of these questions and see how easy it is to answer them.
Topics such as sportsmanship will be answered based on the coaches leadership and conduct during the season.