Works on reaching base and advancing runners in a fun, game-like environment
- Split your players into three even teams of roughly 4-5 players each.
- Each team should have a designated pitcher.
- Two teams fill out the defensive positions while the third team is on offense.
- The first offensive player steps to the plate with a bat and helmet against a live pitcher.
- The batter tries to reach base while the defense tries to make an out.
- The offensive team is awarded a point for each base the player reaches: 1 point for first, 2 points for second, 3 points for third and 4 points for home.
- Once all players have batted, rotate the teams and repeat.
- Each team gets two offensive innings. At the end of the game, the team with the most points wins.
- The points are cumulative – so a player reaching second would receive 3 points (1 point for first plus 2 points for second).
- This game greatly rewards advancing baserunners, so encourage your players get safely on base, then try aggressively to advance.
Make it harder: Batters start with an 0-1 or 0-2 count
Make it easier: Have batters hit off a tee, soft-toss pitching or a pitching machine.