The Baseball WA Participation & Development team enjoyed a busy week of outreach activities, introducing diamond sports to young kids across the state.
On Monday we visited the Scouts WA OneCamp at the Swan Valley Adventure Centre. We did Baseball5 in the morning and tee-ball in the afternoon for Scouts from all over WA ranging in age from 5 to 17 years old.
On Thursday, we were guests at Curtin University’s Carnaby Kids school holiday sport program. Approximately 100 kids from age 5 to 12 learned the basics of tee-ball and played mini games. We had to compete with the solar eclipse for the kids’ attention, but it was a lot of fun and there were smiles all around.
Finally, on Saturday morning, Baseball WA hosted a group of 17 children (and a couple of interested parents) from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in conjunction with Culture Care WA. The two-hour session introduced tee-ball to families who have moved to WA from Asia. The kids learned hitting, fielding and baserunning skills, capped off with a game in front of an enthusiastic crowd of parents. Many of them told us they cannot wait for the new season to start so that they can sign up with their local clubs.
We are looking forward to more participation and development activities in the coming months and hope to see more kids join our sport as a result!