When attempting to teach youngsters kickball, it's important to remember that it's not all about winning. In fact, kids this age aren't the least bit concerned with who gets the trophy. Liv, Holland, and Mary had a kickball lesson today. Several times, these sweet gals just decided they were done running bases after only second base, and instead veered off to play in the dirt. Even so, I do think they learned a few things today.
It's definitely cool to play kickball wearing striped socks.
Base location: Make sure players know where the bases are before the start of the game.
They were taught how to run the bases. (yes, this is something that actually has to be shown)
Remember, this is kickball. Make sure the kids know that:
And even if you miss the ball, apparently it's okay to run around the bases anyway:
Kickball is more fun when you smile (even if you sacrifice speed because of that smile):
Always, ALWAYS cheer and comfort your teammates.
It's polite and considerate to wait your turn.
And the dugout is definitely the most fun part of playing kickball.