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Learning Intention

Blast ball is a modified game of softball that builds on striking and fielding skills and encourages teamwork and thoughtful placement of the ball. It provides a good introduction to softball.

Band Level

3 - 4, 5 - 6, Skill Development, Game Concepts

Content Description


Skill Focus

Catching, Fielding, Shot Placement, Striking, Teamwork, Throwing


  • 1 batting tee per group
  • 1 foam bat per group
  • 1 foam ball per group
  • 1 blast base per group


  1. Form 2 teams of 6.
  2. The fielding team take their positions in the field.
  3. The batter hits a ball off a tee into the field and attempts to reach the blast base before 1st base receives the ball.


  • If the batter reaches the base before a defensive player either catches the ball in the air or fields it and yells ‘BLAST’ they score 1 run
  • The batter can continue running until the fielding team yells ‘BLAST’
  • Allow each team to bat through their order before changing over
  • The batter scores 1 run for each base reached

Change It...


  • Reduce the distance to the bases


  • The ideal number of players per team is 5-6. This keeps the game moving quickly and makes the players more active.


  • Can you show me what type of throw you would use to get the ball in faster?