Aerobic kickball is great! Here is another great idea that I got from Dr.
Gary Barrette at Adelphi U.
1. Nine players up, nine players at bat
2. Batting team must be 20 yards away from plate in batting order.
3. Team in field uses normal baseball numbering system for positions
........P-1, C-2, 1B-3, 2B-4, 3B-5, SS-6, LF-7, CF-8, RF-9
4. One pitch per batter
5. Hit or miss, foul or fair, batter runs to 1st base and tries to go as far
as possible at his own risk (he /she may stop at any base). The opposing
team tries to get the runner out in normal fashion.
6. If the player is safe, he/she stays on base, If the player is out, i.e.,
pop fly, tag out, etc., he/she runs to the end of the batting order when
rotation is called.
7. When the play is over, Ump or teacher calls rotate
8. When rotation is called, runners can not advance.
9. The no.2 batter runs the 20 yards to home plate to bat
10. At the same time the fielding players rotate as follows
P runs to C
C runs to 1st
1st - 2nd
2nd - RF
RF - CF
CF - LF
LF - SS
SS - 3rd
3rd - P
.......* Not only does this create aerobic activity but it also helps the players
get equal opportunity to play all positions.
.......* Encourage the fielding players to finish the rotation correctly before the
batter gets to the plate.
11. To increase their aerobic level, you can have the batting team do 5
jumping jacks, 5 push-ups and 5 squat bends, consecutively while they are
waiting to bat.
12. The number of outs do not determine the end of the inning, all players
bat as described above, then you switch sides.
13. Modifications can be made at your discretion.