壘球是一項非常緊張刺激的活動，時至今日，全球已有超過二千萬人曾參與過此活動。 壘球主要分兩類：快速壘球及慢速壘球。 在快速壘球中，投手以盡可能的速度，直線投球給撃球手。在高水平的賽事中，球速可高達每小時100公里以上。而慢速壘球中，投手只能投帶弧度的慢球，因而得名。
壘球比賽在鑽石形狀的壘球場作賽，當中包括3個壘包和本壘組成。 壘球是一種以兩支隊伍交替進攻和防守的比賽，每隊最少需要9名球員。 在比賽中，撃球手需打對隊投手投出來的球後跑壘，安全上壘而最後完成一圈返回本壘的話為之得一分。若球被撃在界內，防守隊員須迅速撿起球並傳向指定壘位，如撃球員(或已在壘上的跑壘員)在球傳到相應壘位前到達或中途沒被持球的防守隊員觸踫到，則被視為安全上壘，否則為之出局。在一局比賽中，如攻方有3名隊員出局，進攻則結束，雙方交換攻守。雙方各攻守一次為之一局。七局比賽中，以得分較多的一方為勝。 在下列情況，球員被宣告「出局」： a) 在它彈起之前，擊的球在空中被接到。 b) 如前所述，撃球員(或已在壘上的跑壘員)在球傳到相應壘位前還未到達或中途被持球的防守隊員觸踫到，則為之出局。 c) 打擊員三振出局。
壘球 – 大概是此運動中最重要的設備，標準壘球的圓周為30.2cm (12英寸)，重量為166.5g (6盎司)。壘球的主色為黃色，配有紅色線跡，方便撃球者觀看。 球棒 – 通常由非常高級的石墨、碳，鎂、陶瓷或其中的組合製成。 球棒的長度不可超過34英寸(86.4cm)，重量亦不可超過38盎司。 (1077g)。 手套 – 每名防守球員均需配戴手套。手套多由皮革製成，拇指與食指之間的區域被稱為“口袋”，球落在此區域時最穩固。 捕手護具 – 由於投球時速可高達每小時100公里以上，護具(包括面罩、護胸、護喉、及護腿)可保護捕手，免被投或擊的球引致嚴重受傷。
任何室外球場都可以進行練習或訓練課程。正式比賽場地，可參考 WBSC 網頁 :
本會定期舉辦不同訓練課程，包括 : 暑期壘球訓練班 (初級)、中級壘球訓練班、投球訓練班(高級)、擊球訓練班(高級)、計分員訓練班及裁判訓練班
詳情可留意網頁: www.softball.org.hk 或致電查詢 : 2711 1167 或電郵查詢 : email@example.com
Softball is a very exciting game that’s played by more 20 million women and men, boys and girls all over the world. There are two main versions of Softball : Fast Pitch and Slow Pitch. In Fast Pitch the ball is pitched in a straight line to the batter as fast as possible. Pitched balls will travel at over 100 km an hour at the top levels. While in Slow Pitch the ball is pitched in an arc to the batter and travels slowly – thus the name.
Rules & Regulations
The game of softball is played on a softball field or “pitch” that includes 3 bases and a home plate arranged in the shape diamond. Softball involves two teams of 9 players – one team on defense and one team an offense. The object of the game is to get a “runner” on base by hitting a pitched ball and to advance this runner safely around at the bases to home plate. A runner advances safely by not being touched by a player holding the ball or by getting to the next base before the defense can get the ball to that same base. This scores your team one “run.” The team with the most runs in seven innings wins the game. Each team’s half of the inning (counted when they are an offense) ends when three of its batters have been ruled out. A player is OUT if: a) A batted ball is caught in the air before it bounces. b) The ball is caught and thrown to any base before a runner gets to that same base, or a base runner is tagged by the player with the ball while off of a base. c) The batter gets 3 strikes without hitting a fair ball.
THE BALL – The ball is round with a circumference of 30.2cm (12 inches) and a weight of 166.5g (6oz). It’s also optic yellow in color with red stitches to make it easier for the batter to see. THE BAT – Bats are usually made of very high grade graphite, carbon, magnesium, ceramic, or some combination. They can be no longer than 34 inches (86.4cm) and weigh no more than 38 oz. (1077g). A GLOVE – A glove is used by every fielder in a defensive position. They are made of leather and have a pocket which is the area between the thumb and first finger that allows for the ball to be caught. CATCHER’S GEAR – Catcher’s gear is only worn by the catcher and is to protect that player from pitched or batted balls.
Practice or training course can be carried out at any outdoor playground with no special requirement. For competitions, you can visit WBSC website for information :
Course information (for those who are interested to participate in the sport)
Training courses are organized regularly as below : Summer Softball Training Course (Children)/(Beginner), Softball Training Course (Intermediate Level), Pitching Training Course (Advance Level), Batting Trainig Course (Advance Level), Scorer Training Course and Umpire Training Course.
For detail, please visit our website : www.softball.org.hk
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