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Learning Intention

Tee ball is a modified game of 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 soft core ball per group
  • 1 batting tee per group
  • 4 bases
  • 1 bat per group
  • 5 batting helmets per group
  • 1 bat per group


  1. Play with a maximum of 6 per team; 1 batting team and 1 fielding team.
  2. Each batter hits the ball into the field from a batting tee, then tries to run around the bases while fielders field the ball.
  3. Score 1 run for each base touched.

A batter is out when

  • A batted 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 a base before the runner arrives at the base

Change It...


  • Use a larger bat and ball
  • Shorten the distance between the bases


  • Rotate players in the field regularly
  • No base stealing is allowed


  • How can you work as a team to stop players scoring runs?