Viera FL, USA — Today the WBSC and USSSA organised a first WBSC Jr. Baseball5 Challenge. Students from the Manatee Elementary School after few training sessions with WBSC Baseball5 coaches during the week showed up ready for the Challenge.

Three teams of boys and girls competed in a single round robin tournament where the top two teams advanced to the final. Ultimately, the Gold team won it all. The winners  received free tickets for the Final of the upcoming Premier12 coming up in Tokyo, Japan next 17 November 2019.

Given its quick pace and simplified set of rules, Baseball5 proved to be once again a valuable tool attracting younger generations to the sport. Next month the local school district of Viera-Melburne will explore the possibility to introduce Baseball5 in the next few weeks.