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: Cardiovascular Endurance Muscular Strength Muscular Endurance Flexibility Body Mass Index (BMI)
Skill-Related Fitness Components: Agility Balance Coordination Power Speed Reaction Time
Skills required to play the game: Catching Throwing Fielding Batting Base Running
Rules of the game: - Fielders may not block the base paths, unless attempting to make a play of a ground/fly ball. - First basemen will use the inside base when making a play. - 3 outs or 10 run max per inning. - Not sure on a call? The advantage goes to the runner. - All pitches will be underhand with a 6-12 foot arch. - Strikes will be a ball that is swung at. - Strikes outs will be a third swing and a miss or a ball that hits the plate or extended mat behind the plate. - NO THROWING THE BAT! (Automatic OUT!) - Follow the batting order (LINE-UP) - if batting out of order is discovered the batter will automatically be called out. - Fly out is a ball that is caught when hit in the air. If the ball is caught off the wall/ceiling it is considered an out. - Runners trying to score at home will use the Stripped Safety Line for scoring a run NOT Home Plate! - NO leading off or stealing. - NO diving or sliding into a base. - Foul Ball is a ball that is hit into another field/diamond. - You may tag a runner anytime they are off the base below the shoulders.
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
Cues for throwing the 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 (the runner closest to home).
2. There are runners on 1st and 2nd. There is one out. What should you do if a ground ball is hit to you at 3rd base?
Best Option Make the play at the closest base.
3. There is a runner on 2nd base. There is one out. What do you do if a ground ball is hit to you at Shortstop?
Best Option Field the ball, look the runner back to the base, and throw to 1st base.
4. You are the runner on 1st base. The ball is hit on the ground to an infielder. What should you do?
Best Option You must run since you are being forced to move by the hitter because two runners cannot occupy the same base.
5. You are the runner on 2nd base. The ball is hit into the air. What would you do?
Best Option Stay on the base and watch to see if the ball is caught. If caught, stay on the base, or tag up and run to the next base if you think you can make it.
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 runners? 3. Should I run, stay, or tag up and run?