Beepball is a form of baseball for the blind or visually impaired. All players wear a blindfold while playing. Beep baseball is played with a softball that has a beeper placed inside. The ball makes a loud beeping sound which the players use to locate the ball to hit and field. Beep baseball is played on a baseball diamond with just first and third bases which buzz. After the ball is hit, a base will buzz and the batter runs to tag the base that’s buzzing. The goal is to tag the base before one of the six fielders picks up the ball. If the batter tags the base first, it’s a run. If the fielder picks up the ball first, the batter is out. Three outs per inning, six innings, game over.
Beep kickball has rules similar to its sister sport, beepball, but uses a ten inch soft foam ball that beeps and there is no pitcher. Instead of batting you kick!
Students will learn skills in the morning, have lunch, then play modified games. Please be sure to dress your child in comfortable clothes, tennis shoes and a hat. Also, please provide sun screen and a water bottle.
Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time: 9 am – 1 pm
Location: The Maryland School for the Blind Campus
For more information and to receive the application form, please contact:
Ruth Ann Hynson
Director of Statewide Outreach Services
The Maryland School for the Blind – Outreach Program
3501 Taylor Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21236
Phone: 410-444-5000 x1726Fax: 410-319-5708