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Blast Ball Rules

Amherst Athletic Association

2017 BlastBall Rules and Guidelines

Most Important Rule

·         Be patient, laugh right along with the kids, and  HAVE FUN!

Basic Skills to Teach

·         Hitting off of the Tee

·         Proper batting stance

·         Identifying all of the bases

·         Running the bases in the correct order

·         Throwing the ball (step-and-throw)

·         Fielding the ball and throwing to first base

·         (Optional) Running through first base and looping to the right before returning to the base  

Batting Team Rules

·         Safety first!

o   Make sure the children are being responsible with the bats

o   The children should be coached to lay down the bat – no throwing!

o   The children waiting for their turn should be seated away from the Batter to avoid injuries

·         There are no outs

·         Each child has a turn at bat

·         When the ball is hit,  each child moves ahead one base

·         The last child to bat always hits a home run – all base runners run until they reach home base.

o   Warn the other team by calling “last batter!”

Fielding Team Rules

·         Safety first!

o   Make sure the children are paying attention and facing the batter

·         Place children around the field at your discretion. 

·         The child fielding the ball should always throw to first base.

Contact Us

Amherst Athletic Association Baseball & Softball Amherst, Ohio

PO Box 336 
Amherst, Ohio 44001

Email Us: amherstball@gmail.com
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