Offer assistance, limited financial support or specific opportunities to an individual player through his/her National Federation, for personal sport development.
A player must have the following profile before his/her inclusion in this programme can be considered:
This programme offers to a specific athlete, a support for his/her participation to an elite development programme (i.e. high level training center, baseball/softball academy, international competition, etc.), with the condition that the organisation in charge of the same programme has been previously approved by the WBSC.
The grants allocated to the context of this programme can be used to finance the following activities:
Each National Federation can make a proposal, on behalf of a specific player (pertaining to the same federation), for a grant to the WBSC to be used as a financial support for his/her participation to a high level training session or an international recognised competition, etc.
In order to allow sufficient time for analysis, the official application form must be presented no later than 3 months prior to the start of the proposed project. The following information must be included on the application form:
Analysis and Approval
The WBSC, with the support of the Continental Confederation, will analyse the action plan submitted and will inform the National Federation within 30 days from the submission whether the application has been approved, denied or needs further analysis. In case the WBSC officially approves the action plan and the budget to be allocated, this approval will be accompanied by an of official contract, which should be signed by the NF and the player. The action plan may only commence when all the concerned parties, thus con confirming their agreement upon the overall terms and conditions of the project, have signed the contract.
The application must be complemented by a cost breakdown document, which must include all the items and the respective requested amounts, such as:
Follow-up and Control
During the programme, the National Federation must maintain constant contact with the liaison of the school/organisation.
Depending on the duration of the project, the National Federation will periodically report to the WBSC and the Continental Confederation on the implementation of the programme including any problems, which may arise (injury, accident, administrative, financial or disciplinary difficulties etc.).
At the conclusion of the project, the National Federation must present the following documents to the WBSC and the Continental Confederation, as soon as possible: