4/5 students to a group.
A player is bowled a ball and they must try and hit the ball so it lands as close as possible to the students stood at the bases.
Once the player has hit three balls, the people stood at the bases must collect the balls as quickly as possible and and throw them in into the bowler in a controlled manner (take turns).
Once all the balls are back in the bowling square the players can then move round one place so they are stood in a different position than previously.
This drill has a particular focus on batting but also has an element of throwing and catching involved in it.
This drill can be altered for different ability groups because the people stood at the bases can come in closer so the person hitting does not have to hit is as far so they are able to focus on technique instead of power.
One player is batter, one as back-stop, one as first base and other deep fielding. The bowler feeds the ball to the batter. The batter gets several balls feed them to practice hitting.
Four players working with 1 ball and 1 bat. One of the 3 players throws the ball at the batter who has to tap the ball back to any of the 3 players so they can catch the ball and throw the ball back again.
Players work in fours with one batter, one bowler and two fielders. The basic structure of this drill is that the ball is bowled to the batter who has to try and hit the ball. To improve hand-eye coordination there are 3 stages to this drill. Firstly the batting player should hit the ball with their hand (or yellow hand CP where available), then with a paddle bat and lastly a rounders bat.
Feeder places ball on Flik it board and times her stamp to enable the batter to hit the ball
In this game the batter tries to score as many rounders as they can by hitting the ball through the area so it either flies over or rolls through the area out the end or either side. The onlyÂ criteriaÂ is that the ball has top enter the front of the area to be able to score a rounder. When the ball is caught the catching fielder becomes the bowler the bowler becomes the batter and the batter becomes a fielder
Mark out a 12m track with cones. Players work in 3's with 1 hoop. Each player stands 2m apart. Player A hits the soft ball with their hand through the hoop (held by B) to C. This continues with all players moving positions i.e. C hits through hoop held by A to B until they reach the end of the 12m track. Repeat drill on return.
Set up in 2's with 1 bat and a ball. The aim here is to keep the ball up in the air by hitting it lightly with the bat. If the ball hits the ground it becomes your partner's turn.
Set up in groups of 5. 3 different coloured spots are placed in a triangle in front of the batter, with 3 fielders placed directly in line with the spots about 5m away. Player 3 bowls a tennis ball to player 1 who tries to hit the ball with their hand to players 2, 3, and 4. Group rotates after 3 hits i.e 1 to 5, 5 to 2, 2 to 3, 3 to 4, 4 to 1.
Divide players into two teams, one fielding and one batting. The fielding team bowls 4 consecutive balls to a better. Once the batter has hit all 4 balls into the field, all of the batters on the batting team must run around all the bases at the same time, as many times as they can before all of the balls have been returned by the fielding team. The next batter then does the same, and all of the batters run when all 4 balls have been hit. Do this for each batter on the batting team, before the fielding team goes in to bat. Winner is the team with the most rounders scored.
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