Diamond Ball is a baseball/softball game. It is played just like baseball/softball only the game is played indoors. The CMS P.E. class will use the softball game rules with some other modifications for indoor softball.
Health-Related Fitness Components: MUSCULAR STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE FLEXIBILITY
Skill-Related Fitness Components: BALANCE COORDINATION SPEED REACTION TIME
Skills required to play the game: CATCHING THROWING FIELDING BATTING
Rules of the game: - FIELDERS MAY NOT BLOCK THE BASE PATHS. - NOT SURE OF A CALL? THE ADVANTAGE GOES TO THE RUNNER. - All pitches will be underhand with at least 6 feet of arch. - NO THROWING THE BAT! (Automatic OUT!) - Follow the batting order (LINE-UP). - FLY OUTS ARE BALLS THAT ARE CAUGHT WHEN THE BALL IS IN THE AIR. - NO leading off or stealing. - IF THE BALL HITS A RUNNER BETWEEN BASES THEY ARE OUT.
CUES FOR CATCHING A GROUND BALL: 1.Start in a Ready Position 2. Move to the Ball 3. Stay low 4. Use both hands when possible 5. Come up ready to throw the ball ahead of a runner
CUES FOR CATCHING A FLY BALL: 1. Start in a Ready Position 2. Drop Step, Crossover Step, Run to ball 3. Use two hand if possible 4. Ready to throw ahead of the runner.
CUES FOR THROWING A BALL: 1. Ball in throwing hand behind the ear 2. Step in opposition 3. Throw to a target - the chest of a teammate 4. Follow through to target.
1. There is two outs or less, and a runner on 1st base. A Ground Ball is hit to you as an in-fielder. What should you do? Best Option: Throw the ball to 2nd base trying to get the lead runner out.
2. You are the runner on 1st base. The ball is hit on the ground to an infielder. What should you do? Best Optio: You must run since you are being forced to move by the hitter because two runners cannot occupy the same base.
As a fielder you need to be able to answer the following 3 questions:
1. How many outs are there? 2. Where are the runners? 3. What do I do if the ball is hit to me?
As a runner you need to be able to answer the following 3 questions:
1. How many outs are there? 2. Where are the other runners? 3. Should I run, stay, or tag up and run?