SKILL FOCUS

Striking, Fielding

GROUP SIZE

10+

EQUIPMENT

Bats, Balls, Markers

PURPOSE

The object is for the batting team to strike a pitched ball out into the playing area and then run to the back base.

HOW IT WORKS


Setup playing area as shown. Place a line at each end as the ‘crossing lines’ .

Divide group into batting teams and fielding teams.

The aim is for the batting team to strike a pitched ball out into the playing area and then run to the back base.

Fielding team aims to get the batter out by: Catching the ball, tagging the batter when running to the back base, throwing (underarm)and hitting batter below the knees when running to the back base.

Fielding team can also tag and throw at a runner heading back to the home base.

Batting team scores a run if they successfully make it back to the batting base.

Once a runner crosses the ‘crossing line’ they cannot head back to the back base and must run to the home base.

Switch after each person in the batting team has had a bat.

MODIFY IT


Increase or decrease the distance between the bases.

Students can choose striking implement Play 3 out and side away.

Change the striking action or implement e.g kicking a ball.

ASK STUDENTS


Where did you decide to place the ball for maximum runs?

How can you decide when to run for home base?

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