Large Group (10 and up)
10 minutes or more
To develop communication, teamwork, eye-hand and eye-foot coordination.
Before You Start
- Offensive team lines up behind the basket, second player in line is the thrower holding the second ball
- The fielding team spreads out on the field as in baseball, one player being the pitcher, and one being the shooter
- Demonstrate when and where to make a basket for both teams
Lay out the playing field as in the diagram.
How to Play
- At the start of each player’s turn, the pitcher gets one ball and the offensive team’s thrower gets the other
- Play begins with the pitcher rolling the ball to the kicker
- The kicker kicks the ball and has to run all four bases
- Before running home the runner must make a basket, taking as many shots as needed to make one
- The thrower for the offensive team can throw the ball to the base runner (the kicker) after he or she has rounded third base
- After the base runner (the kicker) makes a basket, s/he runs home
- The thrower then becomes the next kicker, and the next person becomes the thrower
- Meanwhile, players on the fielding team must retrieve the kicked ball and throw it to first base, second base and third base
- Third baseman throws the ball to the designated team shooter, who shoots a basket, taking as many shots as needed to make one
- If the kicking team scores a basket first, the team gets a point. If the fielding team makes a basket first, it is an out against the kicking team
- Once both teams are shooting, everyone is counting down 10 seconds at which the turn is over.
Rather than having outs, first team to make a basket gets a point.