This resource uses the ‘TGfU’ idea to teach rounders in physical education. The area should be split into 3/4 different areas so each game can be played safely at one time. Included is a table covering the basic tactics in rounders. There are also tactic cards for four one hour lessons. Start by giving the cards to students to learn about the game. Get them to look at the situations, then answer the questions. Play a game, then ask the students more questions. Then try a practice session and move into a game situation. This helps improve understanding of Irish Rounders / Softball and gets students thinking about what they should do as a batter or fielder. The questions and practice situations are also included. Both PDF and Word formats are available.
A card for a small sided game so that all pupils can experience a modified softball game. I give it to my PE groups and they learn/develop this so that they can then play it as a warm up game, recapping basic skills of batting, catching and general fielding skills.
In 2-Pitch Stickball pupils will practice hitting and fielding balls in a modified softball game. The object is for the Batting team to score runs by hitting the ball past the field spot markers. The Fielding team makes outs by cleanly fielding hit balls.