Softball

Softball

Sport Overview

Although the rules of softball are similar to those of baseball, softball balls are bigger than baseball balls, and pitchers must throw underhand.
Runners are not allowed to leave the base before the ball leaves the pitcher’s hand.
Softball is a safe sport that anyone regardless of age or sex can enjoy and is popular around the world.

Event

GenderEventGradeAge Categories
WomenLeather ball
(Fast Pitch)
A: Competitive35+,45+
B: Recreational35+,45+,55+
Rubber ball
(Fast Pitch)
B: Recreational35+,45+,55+
MenLeather ball
(Fast Pitch)
A: Competitive35+
Rubber ball
(Fast Pitch)
B: Recreational35+
* The following definition on the grade shall apply.
A:Competitive: Regional tournament level
 (Applicable to players competing in regional competitions and playing in club teams)
B:Recreational: A level at which players enjoy the game for interest and exchange
 (Applicable players who participate not for purposes of competition, but for hobby and interaction)
 * Players are eligible to play either the actual age category or a younger age category.
  The age of the youngest player in the team will determine the team's age category.
 * If there are not enough entry teams in an age category, such age categories and grades may be integrated and implemented.
 * Teams can apply for entry to both the first half competition and second half competition

Eligibility

Nothing in particular

Age Requirement


Minimum age is 35 (born on or before 31 December 1987)
In line with the sport-specific rules, an athlete must compete in their designated age group, with your age determined as at 31 December 2022. For example, if you are 44 during the event but will be 45 by 31 December 2022, you would compete in the 45+ age category.

Sport News

[1st March,2021]We have released the Sports Information Guide with new schedule!

Sports Information Guide

Schedule

Sport Discipline May 2022 Venues
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Softball                      
Moriyama City Sports Park, Moriyama Citizens Baseball Stadium and Softball Stadium
Higashiomi general athletic playground (Nunobiki Multipurpose Ground)
Higashiomi Nagayama Park
Yabase Kihan Island Park (Multipurpose Ground)
Kusatsu Green Stadium

※The above schedule was created based on the information that is current as of 1st March, 2021. It is subject to change due to various circumstances in the future.

Venue

Moriyama City Sports Park, Moriyama Citizens Baseball Stadium and Softball Stadium

Location 335 Ishida-cho, Moriyama city, Shiga 524-0014
Games Accreditation Sports Check-in
Access ・10minutes by Shuttle bus from Moriyama Station to Venue
・Detailed time for the shuttle bus will be posted as soon as it is available.
Official Homepage http://www.moriyama-s-p.com/

Higashiomi general athletic playground (Nunobiki Multipurpose Ground)

Location 1503 Shibaharacho, Higasiomi city, Shiga 527-0067
Games Accreditation Sports Check-in
Access ・8minutes by Shuttle bus from Yokaichi Station to Venue
・Detailed time for the shuttle bus will be posted as soon as it is available.
Official Homepage http://www.city.higashiomi.shiga.jp/0000001783.html

Higashiomi Nagayama Park

Location 370 Kamiomoricho, Higashiomi city, Shiga 527-0062
Games Accreditation Sports Check-in
Access ・14minutes by Shuttle bus from Yokaichi Station to Venue
・5 minutes by car from Meishin Expressway “Yokaichi” Interchange
Official Homepage https://www.city.higashiomi.shiga.jp/0000000145.html

Yabase Kihan Island Park (Multipurpose Ground)

Location 2108 Yabasecho Kihan, Kusatsu city, Shiga 525-0066
Games Accreditation Sports Check-in
Access ・10minutes by Shuttle bus from Minami-Kusatsu Station to Venue
・Detailed time for the shuttle bus will be posted as soon as it is available.
Official Homepage http://www.hikari-g.com/kihan/

Kusatsu Green Stadium

Location 289-13 Shimogasacho, Kusatsu city, Shiga 525-0029
Games Accreditation Sports Check-in
Access ・15 minutes by Shuttlebus from Minami-Kusatsu Sta. to Venue.
・15 minutes by car from Meishin Expressway “Seta-Nishi” Interchange
・15 minutes by car from the Shin-Meishin Expressway “Kusatsu-Tanagami” Interchange
Official Homepage http://sports932.net/facility/green/

Sport Check-in

[Date and Time]
 22 – 24 May, 2022 Teams participating in the first half competition
 26 – 28 May, 2022 Teams participating in the second half competition
 1 hour before the start of each game during the event

[Venue]
 To be performed at each venue (headquarters).

[Remarks]
 All teams must submit the list of players.
 In case of withdrawal from the game, it must be reported to the headquarters at least two hours before the start of the game.

Nearest Village

Masters Village Shiga

Location 2-1 Hamacho, Otsu City, Shiga 520-0041
Access ・From Biwako Hamaotsu Station, please proceed toward Biwako Hotel through Hamaotsu Sky Cross (pedestrian deck) . Hamaotsu A-qus is situated next to Biwako Hotel.

・From JR Otsu Station, Please go straight along Chuo-Odori and Biwako hotel will be located 5 traffic lights away from then. Hamaotsu A-qus will be located to the west.
Official Homepage http://www.a-qus.com/

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