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Learning Intention

Bunting accuracy encourages thoughtful placement of the ball and develops fielding and throwing skills.

Band Level

5 - 6, Skill Development, Game Concepts

Content Description


Skill Focus

Catching, Fielding, Shot Placement, Spatial Awareness, Teamwork, Throwing


  • 1 bat per group
  • 1 soft core ball per group
  • 1 glove per fielding player
  • 1 batting tee (optional)
  • 1 set of catching gear
  • 4 marker cones


  1. Set up cones 2 metres from each foul line.
  2. A ball is pitched to the batter who bunts the ball trying to keep it within the marker cones and foul lines.
  3. Players score points for tapping the ball through the scoring zone.
  4. Rotate players regularly.

Change It...


  • Players bunt the ball from a batting tee


  • Shorten the distance between the markers


  • Where are you going to aim to tap the ball?
  • How can we use bunting in a game situation?
  • What do you need to do differently to reduce the speed of the hit?