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Beat the ball home

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-Objective:

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To score more runs than the other team by running all the bases before the ball is passed to all the bases.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Locomotor

    • Run

  • Manipulative Send

    • Strike

    • Throw​

  • Manipulative Receive​

    • Catch​

-Equipment List:

-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • A baseball diamond—bases 30 yards (26 meters) apart

  • On a baseball diamond, set up a defensive alignment consisting of a back catcher, a pitcher, players on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, a shortstop playing between 2nd and 3rd, and 4 out fielders.

  • Line up the offensive team behind the back-stop in the order they will be hitting the ball. The batting order is maintained throughout the game.

-Instructions:

  • Explain to players that the same rules apply as for 3-pitch with 1 major exception.

  • This exception is that the batter must, after a fair hit, run all the bases before the ball is successfully thrown from 1st to 2nd to 3rd to home.

  • Teams provide their own pitcher who pitches a maximum of 3 pitches to each player.

  • Bunting is not allowed

Queestions

-Questions & Notes:

  • Teaching Tips

    • The distance between bases may need to be shortened to allow batters to successfully get around and score a run.

  • Questions for understanding:

    • Which offensive tactics are most useful for the teams?

      • What makes it easiest to throw the disc where you wish?​

    • Which defensive tactics are most useful for the teams?

      • What makes it easiest to receive the disc the easiest?​

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