Purchase hard copy here

Learning Intention

Field hit 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

Content Description


Skill Focus

Fielding, Shot Placement, Striking, Teamwork, Throwing


  • 1 batting tee per group
  • 1 bat per group
  • 4 foam balls or similar per group


  1. 1 batter and 4 dispersed fielders.
  2. The batter hits the ball off the batting tee into the playing area.
  3. Fielders field the ball and throw it to the player on 2nd base.
  4. Rotate positions in the field regularly.
  5. The batter scores 1 run for each base reached.

Change It...


  • Use a larger, softer ball and bat
  • Players kick the ball into play


  • Batters attempt to run to 1st base before the player on 2nd base receives the ball
  • The ball has to be passed by all fielders before the ball is thrown to 2nd base


  • Ensure a safe distance is kept around the batter at all times
  • The player at 2nd base rolls the ball back to the coach standing at the batting tee
  • Ensure all players in the field are ready prior to the ball being hit


  • What can you do as a team to stop the ball passing you?
  • What type of throw will be the most accurate?