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Beep Baseball is an adaptive version of baseball for those who are blind or vision impaired. 

WHO: 

Beep baseball is designed for those who are blind and vision impaired. The game also requires sighted volunteers to serve some roles to insure safety of all participants.

WHERE:

Practices are primarily held at Harding Middle School located at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center on the campus of Drake University. The Tennis center address is 2425 Clark Street in Des Moines,

WHEN:

Practices take place on Sundays at 1:00 pm. A full game and practice schedule is listed under team information.

COST:

Adaptive Sports Iowa provides the balls, bats, eye shades, and uniform for all volunteers and players. The players and volunteers are responsible for their footwear and any lodging and travel costs for competitions. 


IOWA REAPERS TEAM INFORMATION

The Iowa Reapers are a competitive beep baseball team organized and operated by Adaptive Sports Iowa.

The team practices throughout the spring and summer on Sundays at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center at Drake University located at 2421 Clark Street in Des Moines, IA. 


If you are interested in joining the team as a player or volunteer please contact at 888-777-8881 or info@adaptivesportsiowa.org 

TEAM COSTS

Adaptive Sports Iowa provides the balls, bats, eye shades, and uniform for all volunteers and players. The players and volunteers are responsible for their footwear and any lodging and travel costs for competitions. 

2017 TEAM SCHEDULE

DATE TIME TYPE LOCATION
Sunday, April 30 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Practice Drake University Tennis Center
Sunday,May 7 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Practice Drake University Tennis Center
Sunday, May 21 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Practice Drake University Tennis Center
Sunday, June 4 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Practice Drake University Tennis Center
Sunday, June 11 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Practice Drake University Tennis Center
Sunday, June 25 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Practice Drake University Tennis Center
Sunday, July 9 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Practice Drake University Tennis Center
Sunday, July 16 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Practice Drake University Tennis Center

 






 

WHAT IS BEEP BASEBALL

This variation on “America’s Pastime” is designed to be played by those that are visually impaired or blind, and shares most rules with the traditional game with a few subtle differences.

All players wear blindfolds no matter the level of blindness except the pitcher and catcher. The pitcher, catcher and batter are all on the same team, with the fielders being the opposing team. Games are typically 6 innings. Here are some other aspects and rules of beep baseball:

  • No second base, only first and third.
  • Bases are padded cylinders with speakers placed 100 feet down the foul line ten feet off the line.
  • One off the speakers sounds when a hitter connects with a fair ball, and the hitter must then make it to the correct base. They are “out” if a defending player grabs the ball and holds it up before the hitter reaches a base.
  • No base running; a batter is either put out, strikes out or scores a run
  • Batters are given four strikes and one ball. To strike out, the last swing has to be a complete miss of the ball
Beep baseball is an extremely fun game, and Adaptive Sports Iowa is proud to sponsor the Iowa Reapers, Iowa’s beep baseball team. Players of all skill levels are accepted! Get registered today, or contact Mike Boone at 888-777-8881 ext. 115.

Adaptive Sports Iowa is proud to host the
National Beep Baseball World Series

 

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Want to get involved? Call 888-777-8881 ext. 115 or contact us online


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