Friday, August 1, 2014

August 1: Sports Day


Rotation Baseball

Materials:

  • bat
  • baseball or tennis ball
  • bases

Directions:

  1. There are no teams. Instead everyone takes turns at every position.
  2. Rotation can vary, but a suggestion would be catcher, batter, first base, outfield, second base, outfield, shortstop, outfield, third base, outfield, pitcher. You can eliminate some positions with a smaller group of players.
  3. There should be at least three players “on deck.” This allows batters to stay on base once they’ve hit the ball. Other extra players can serve as outfielders or wait on the bench to be on deck.
  4. You may choose to give kids points (1 for a single, 2 for a double, 3 for a triple, or 4 for a home run).
  5. Unless you choose otherwise, regular rules of baseball apply.
  6. If kids complain about other children pitching, you might allow them to pick who they want to pitch.

Source(s): Toolbox Training’s book 100 Game Activities for Kids (activity C2)


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