Crazy Kickball

On a traditional kickball field, place a large container that can hold many balls at the pitcher’s mound, a hula hoop also works well. Mark the outfield with enough numbers for half the group. The numbers should designate outfield play positions. Positions can be marked with cones or chalk. Do not put positions farther into the outfield than you expect the students to kick. Divide the group into infield and outfield teams and give each child on each team a number. The numbers denote the kicking order and their positions in the outfield. Kickers come up one at a time. They kick the ball into the field and run around the bases continuously for a homerun. Emphasize to the runners that they need to touch each base with their foot. While one kicker runs, the next kicker comes up to home plate and kicks. There are many balls so there can be many runners going around the bases at a time. The fielders retrieve the kicked balls, pass them infield and put them into the container. The fielders are trying to quickly pass the balls infield to keep the container full. Tell the fielders to get the balls that come toward their position and throw them inward to the nearest player until the ball gets back into the container. Have students pass the ball to each other rather than running it all the way back. When the whole kicking team has kicked and run the bases one time, the teams switch.


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