Level 2 Softball Certification: Trivia Quiz!

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Level 2 Softball Certification: Trivia Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why is it important to teach athletes to follow the Governing Body & Special Olympics Rules?
    • A. 

      Competition will be inconsistent regardless of where the athlete is competing.

    • B. 

      Athletes need to be exposed to a variety of rules so they can compete in different settings.

    • C. 

      Athletes need to know that National Governing Body rules take precedence over Special Olympics rules.

    • D. 

      Athletes will be better prepared if they know and are comfortable with the rules.

  • 2. 
    What does the term “staging” mean in Special Olympics events?
    • A. 

      It’s when the athletes perform on a stage, such as in gymnastics.

    • B. 

      It’s the location where the athletes gather with fellow competitors prior to competing.

    • C. 

      It’s an area where parents can sit with their children to watch the competition.

    • D. 

      It’s the area where coaches instruct athletes on what to do if they encounter a potentially vulnerable situation.

  • 3. 
    Which quote is the Special Olympics Athlete’s Oath?
    • A. 

      “Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.”

    • B. 

      "It's not that you won or lost but how you played the game.”

    • C. 

      “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

    • D. 

      “You can't just beat a team, you have to leave a lasting impression in their minds so they never want to see you again.”

  • 4. 
    What is the best example of encouraging good sportsmanship?
    • A. 

      When an opponent makes a basket or scores a goal, have the team say, “Nice shot!”

    • B. 

      Recognize mistakes and immediately penalize the athlete for them.

    • C. 

      Question the ruling of any official who makes a controversial call.

    • D. 

      Yell instructions to your athletes as they are playing; this will provide constant instruction.

  • 5. 
    What is the best strategy for encouraging athletes to achieve their personal best?
    • A. 

      Help athletes discover that their personal best may be different from others’, but they all help the team.

    • B. 

      Reinforce the accomplishments and efforts of the athletes who won their event.

    • C. 

      Instruct your athletes to go half-speed in divisioning rounds so they are better positioned to win the finals.

    • D. 

      Deliver elaborate post-competition speeches that praise the athletes.

  • 6. 
    What is the best method for communicating instructions during the competition?
    • A. 

      Constantly yell tips for improvement from the sidelines.

    • B. 

      Keep words brief and positive, focusing on what should be done.

    • C. 

      Tell athletes what NOT to do so they will not make mistakes.

    • D. 

      Use new and different words to reinforce what the athlete already knows.

  • 7. 
    What approach rewards efforts and achieved goals, while fostering positive attitudes?
    • A. 

      Limiting responsibility to avoid the risks of independence.

    • B. 

      Showing and teaching good sportsmanship and respect for officials, opponents, teammates, coaches, and other athletes.

    • C. 

      Providing ongoing instructions to athletes while they are competing so they don’t forget them.

    • D. 

      Having athletes arrive immediately before competition so they do not stress about quickly changing environments.

  • 8. 
    What is the best reason to use a development plan?
    • A. 

      It identifies those athletes who need improvement and those who don’t.

    • B. 

      It will help improve the athlete’s concentration.

    • C. 

      It builds the athlete’s self-esteem by correcting errors, prior to, during, and after the competition.

    • D. 

      It’s the best way to ensure an athlete achieves her personal best at each ability level.

  • 9. 
    What is sportsmanship?
    • A. 

      It’s primarily for building team spirit.

    • B. 

      It’s improving an athlete’s performance by pointing out the errors from the sidelines.

    • C. 

      It’s building individual and team values and reaffirming the Athlete’s Oath.

    • D. 

      It’s a point system where any infractions are marked on a clipboard and addressed after the competition.

  • 10. 
    What is the responsibility of an effective coach?
    • A. 

      Teaching the skills of the sport regardless of the athletes, and repeat the directions until they learn.

    • B. 

      Reinforcing the idea that winning is the most important goal.

    • C. 

      Teaching athletes that playing the game is more important than developing skills

    • D. 

      Teaching skills in sequence and to the level the athlete needs.

  • 11. 
    What is the best advice for a coach to follow when giving athletes direction during competition?
    • A. 

      Give athletes constant direction for all situations and in all sports.

    • B. 

      Give athletes enough direction to allow them to play, develop independence and self-esteem, and succeed.

    • C. 

      Focus your directions on more complex sports such as bowling and bocce.

    • D. 

      Giving frequent directions to athletes during competition provides a level of comfort to them.

  • 12. 
    What is the best example of an effective planning strategy?
    • A. 

      Delegate responsibilities to assistant coaches.

    • B. 

      Do all the training and recruiting yourself so athletes are guaranteed to be compatible with each other.

    • C. 

      Keep family, guardians, and caregivers at arm’s length so that they do not interfere with the training.

    • D. 

      Plan the season around the most competitive event of the year.

  • 13. 
    What is an administrative function of a coach?
    • A. 

      To set a practice schedule, regardless of input from parents, guardians, and caretakers

    • B. 

      To secure equipment for practice, but allow the athletes to bring what makes them comfortable

    • C. 

      To plan the entire season, and sharing it with everyone involved

    • D. 

      To plan for parents, guardians, and caretakers to provide transportation to practices and events

  • 14. 
    What safety item or information should all coaches have?
    • A. 

      An emergency action plan

    • B. 

      Physical forms for the most disabled athletes

    • C. 

      A general sense of when practices will occur

    • D. 

      An athlete development plan that ensures their team will win competitions

  • 15. 
    What is the best response in assisting an injured athlete?
    • A. 

      To stop the flow of blood, lower the wound below the heart.

    • B. 

      If a dressing becomes soaked with blood, do not remove it; add a clean dressing over it.

    • C. 

      For heat exhaustion, place the athlete in a warm shower.

    • D. 

      For a broken a leg, appoint someone to call the appropriate medical personnel, split the leg, calm the athlete, and wait for the medical personnel to arrive.

  • 16. 
    A 3-ball, 2-strike count with one courtesy foul is used in all Traditional and Unified softball games.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    An inning of softball consists of three outs or 10 batters whichever comes first.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The catcher must wear a face-mask, batting helmet and chest protector.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Coach Pitch and T-ball have been combined into one event?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    A softball team may bat their entire roster if and only if the opposing team agrees to allow it.  If the opposing team does not allow it, the maximum number of batters allowed is 11.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    When can a coach physically assist an athlete run the bases?
    • A. 

      When they need to tag up

    • B. 

      When they are rounding third

    • C. 

      Physically assisting an athlete on base is not allowed

  • 22. 
    What is a safety base?
    • A. 

      A free base is given to the batter

    • B. 

      It is the orange base that is attached to first base

    • C. 

      When each player is allowed to advance a base

  • 23. 
    What is not a skills station in the Individual Skills event?
    • A. 

      Hitting

    • B. 

      Fielding

    • C. 

      Bunting

    • D. 

      Throwing

    • E. 

      Base race

  • 24. 
    How many pitches are allowed per batter in coach pitch?
    • A. 

      Six pitch, three-swing rule

    • B. 

      Four pitch, three-swing rule

    • C. 

      Six pitch, two-swing rule

    • D. 

      Four pitch, two-swing rule

  • 25. 
    In coach pitch, who does the pitching?
    • A. 

      A coach from the team in the field

    • B. 

      A coach from the team batting

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