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CLIP 6098

Softball for all

Softball for all
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Key Info
  • Softball for all
  • Duration: 02:20
  • Great Britain's slow pitch softball team are chasing their 6th consecutive European title in Southampton. Like traditional rounders the sport will miss out on mass exposure at the London 2012 Olympics as it will be dropped from the games after Beijing, along with baseball. Includes discussion about the relevance of this version of a game that is hugely successful and popular in America. Reporter Mike Bushell has a go at softball, and finds it can be pretty hard. This BBC News clip is published as part of BBC News Online and was first broadcast on 11 July 2008. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Physical Education

       Topic:

    Striking and Fielding Game Activities

  • Keywords: softball, pitches, bowling, batting, home run, catching, throwing
Ideas for use in class
  • History of sport. Development of mini games, skills-related. Comparison of baseball and softball, development of the game to make it plausible for the Olympics.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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