This PE game is a fun cross between baseball and soccer. It’s played on a baseball diamond, but by kicking a soccer ball to the outfield, while simultaneously dribbling a second ball to base.
To play this game with the kids, I recommend having lessons before hand where you practice dribbling, trapping, and punting. Then, playing baseball field soccer works out great as a follow-up to work on soccer skills.
Skills learned from Baseball field soccer
- Baseball diamond
- Hula Hoops
- 5 Soccer Balls
How to play Baseball Field Soccer for PE or gym class
- This PE game was set up on a baseball diamond.
- Instead of bases I used hula hoops on the ground, with the exception of home plate which was a standard cone.
- Fielding team played traditional baseball positions.
- Kicking team needs 5 soccer balls.
- First kicker comes to home plate with 2 balls. The first ball is punted (I let them drop kick or kick from the ground as they are comfortable)
- The 2nd ball must be dribbled to 1st base and trapped in the hoop before the fielding team gets the punted ball trapped in the base. No hands are allowed — kicks only.
- Next kicker again has 2 balls, one punted & one dribbled to base.
- Fielding team can get either player out by trapping the punting ball into a base hoop. The game continues with the possibility of 5 balls being in play at once (1 on each base, kicker with punted ball and dribbling ball).
- To score at home, the dribbled ball had to hit the cone before the punted ball. It was a good paced game with some real focus on the dribbling and trapping.
Everyone had a chance to kick and practice. Baseball and soccer fans alike seemed to enjoy the game.
*note: I had 8 players on a team. I did not play 3 outs. Every player kicked and then teams rotated. Strongest punter should kick last as the person needed “home run” to score.
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