Alternative Diamond Sports
This page includes manuals and instructional content on how to deliver Aussie T-Ball and Baseball5! Alternative Diamond Sports essentially just means anything adapted or adjusted from traditional baseball.
You can adapt these adjusted games for a variety of uses. For Come and Try activities, School visits or lessons, at a club or social event or you could use one of these formats for a social league!
More instructional resources will be added to this page in the future!
Aussie T-Ball Schools Manual
Aussie T-Ball rules, positions and how to run lessons. (8 weeks of drills)
Aussie T-Ball Club Manual
Game and field overview as well as an assortment of skill specific drills!
Baseball5 Introductory Video
The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) have released an introductory video on Baseball5, this video covers the field dimensions, official rules and gameplay progression.
T-BAll and Baseball Combined manual
General skills drills, activities and more!
WBSC Baseball5 Toolkit
Exercise and Drill cards with a bunch of Baseball5 information.
There are plenty of alternative baseball formats that you could test out, whether that’s for Juniors, as a recreational or social league or for a special event or function.
Little League Challenger
The Little League Challenger Division® was founded in 1989, and is Little League’s adaptive baseball program for individuals with physical and intellectual challenges.
Adjusted format suitable for those with vision impairement.
Beep Baseball is a sound based game, suitable for persons who are blind and vision impaired. Can also be played with blindfolds.
The fastest and most entertaining game of baseball.
If you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favour and go through the Savannah Banana’s website linked above, or google it – you’ll find plenty of videos.
Players kick the ball, instead of striking it with a bat. An inflated rubber ball is used, which is about 16 inches (40cm) in diameter, and is the only required equipment.
Kick Ball is generally played on a softball field, but can be setup elsewhere as long as the bases are marked.
More information on Kick Ball: https://www.rulesofsport.com/sports/kickball.html