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Learning Intention

Fast track is a modified game of softball that builds on striking and fielding skills and encourages teamwork and thoughtful placement of the ball. Fast track introduces the skill of pitching and hitting a pitched ball.

Band Level

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

Content Description


Skill Focus

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


  • 1 soft core ball per group
  • 1 batting tee per group (optional)
  • 4 bases per group
  • 1 glove per player
  • 1 set of catchers gear per group


  1. Play in teams of 6.
  2. Each batter has 3 attempts to hit the ball pitched by the opposition.
  3. If no ball is hit, the coach pitches a maximum of 2 balls to the player or they can use a batting tee.
  4. Batters may run as many bases as they can until the ball is thrown and held on a base ahead of the runner. On a ball pitched by the coach, batters may only run to 1st base.

The batter is out when:

  • The ball is caught on the full
  • A batted ball is fielded and thrown to 1st base before the batter arrives
  • A fielder with the ball touches the base the batter is running to before the batter arrives at the base

Change It...

  • The coach pitches the ball
  • Use a batting tee


  • Can you show me the type of throw that is the most accurate?