6 or Safe
Hitting and Fielding
2 teams – 4 batters and 4 felders. the batting team, hitting off a tee, has 6 hits.
Batters have the choice of running to a safe zone for 2 points or completing the round trip for 6 points.
What you need
2 tennis balls or similar per group
Markers to set out the safe zone
Foam bat or other lightweight hitting implement
Batting tee or alternative
Vary – the type size and weight of the balls and bats used according to ability.
Allow player choice.
Use a batting tee – allow player choice.
What to do
The batting team has 6 hits.
The batter hits off a tee and has 2 choices:
– run to safety zone – if the safety zone is reached before the ball is caught in the hands of a felder in the safety zone, 2 points are scored. The batter walks back for the next ball.
– run to safety zone and back – before the ball is placed in the hoop. Score 6 points.
Return the ball to a felder in the safety zone. If the batter makes the return run, the ball is thrown to a felder who runs along C–A.
Rotate felding positions.
Batters score 2 points if they reach the safety zone before the ball does or
6 points for running to the safety zone and back before the ball is placed in the hoop
Fielders vary the pass – allow any pass or vary the pass between felders. With beginning players an underarm pass is suitable.
Pitcher – more experienced players could hit an underarm fed ball from a team-mate.
The Pitcher should be on the opposite side to the hoop – swap over if necessary.
Or use a batting tee if required.
Rolling – use rolling to pass between ?elders. This will assist players with less developed throwing and catching skills.