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Learning Intention

Diamond 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, Decision Making, Fielding, Shot Placement, Striking, Teamwork, Throwing


  • 1 foam ball per group
  • 1 batting tee per group
  • 1 foam bat per group
  • 4 marker cones (bases) per group


  1. Form 2 teams of 6.
  2. The batter hits the ball off the batting tee into the field and runs to 1st base.
  3. The batter may continue running until the ball is thrown by the fielding team in the direction of the home plate but must stop at the next base once the ball is thrown.
  4. All players in the batting team bat and then change over with the fielding team.
  5. The batter scores 1 run for each base reached.

Change It...


  • Decrease the distance of the bases
  • Players throw the ball into play


  • Increase the distance between the batting tee and bases


  • Ensure a safe distance is kept around the batter at all times


  • Where is the best place to hit the ball to score the most runs?