Baseball to Pitcher
Regular baseball rules apply except that a batter/runner is only out when they are not on a base when the pitcher gets the ball. The batter self tosses, the pitcher only ends the play.
-Fundamental Movement Skills:
One bat or battle
Set up bases like regular baseball.
Assign teams of about 6 players per team--if more players have several players run as a unit at a time with the hitter.
One team is up and on team is in the field.
A batter hits the ball (either from a pitcher or by self-toss).
The batter then runs as many bases as possible before a player on the pitcher's mound receives the ball--if the runner is on a base the runner is safe, if the runner is not on a base then the runner is out.
Multiple runners can be on a base.
When there are no more batters (or if everyone has hit) then switch sides.
-Questions & Notes:
With lighter balls this can easily be played in a half-gym (walls are in play)--no outs for fly balls.
Questions for Understanding:
What are the best places for a batter to hit the ball?
How can teams best be in a defensive position and most quickly get the ball to a player on a pitching mound?
Why is it exciting when playes are safe or score a run?