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BASEBALL5

Course for Coaches and Game Officials: Seven (7) lessons will introduce you to the basic knowledge for coaches and game officials.

Lesson 1: Game, field and differences between Baseball, Softball and Baseball5

An introduction to Baseball5: Overview of the basic rules, differences between Baseball, Softball and Baseball5, different ways to set-up the field.

Lesson 2: The Rulebook

A deep look into the official WBSC Baseball5 Rulebook.

Lesson 3: The game officials

A deep look into field officials mechanics and table official duties.

Lesson 4: Official paperwork and scoring

Analysis of an entire game and a brief explanation on how to fill-in the official Baseball5 line-up and score cards.

Lesson 5: Defensive training and warm-up

Overview on how to structure a warm-up and defensive training sessions.

Lesson 6: Hitting technique and strategy

A brief look into the common mistakes and a few drills to develop proper mechanics.

Lesson 7: Game preliminaries, game strategies and practice planning

Practical application of the most common game strategies and basic knowledge on practice planning.

COACHING

Coach Licensing Programme: Grassroots - Baseball/Softball: The e-Learning programme developed by the WBSC Coach Commission to equip educators, aspiring coaches, and current coaches with the necessary knowledge and tools to help develop new generations of baseball and softball players.

Lesson 1: Grassroots, Baseball / Softball

Introduction to the Coach Licensing Program developed by the WBSC Coach Commission with a highlight on the role of the coach.

Lesson 2: Grassroots, Baseball / Softball

Overview of the basics to approach Baseball / Softball beginners with a focus on warm-up and catching and throwing drills.

Lesson 3: Grassroots, Baseball / Softball

Basic tips and drills on how to properly field a ground ball and catch a fly ball in Baseball and Softball.

Lesson 4: Grassroots, Baseball / Softball

First approach to the offensive side of Baseball and Softball, with tips and drills on hitting and base running.

Lesson 5: Grassroots, Baseball / Softball

Mini-Baseball / Softball: an extensive program put in place by the WBSC to support school activities and pre-teenage Baseball / Softball organised programs.

Lesson 6: Grassroots, Baseball / Saseball

Baseball5: the new 5 on 5 urban discipline developed by the WBSC to take Baseball / Softball everywhere, with a focus on its various applications in terms of introduction to Baseball and Softball as well as a tool to improve technical skills.

WOMEN'S BASEBALL

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2021, WBSC Women's Baseball Commission initiated a series of six courses dedicated to Women in Baseball.

Week 1 - Creating a Women's Baseball Programme: Four (4) interviews share the experience from different National Federations of how to start the Women's Baseball teams / programmes / events.

Lesson 1: Women's Baseball in France

Lahcène Benhamida, Women's Baseball National Team Manager, French Baseball Softball Federation (FFBS).

Lesson 2: Women's Baseball in Great Britain

Amanda Hocking, Women's Baseball National Team Manager, British Baseball Federation (BBF).

Lesson 3: Women's Baseball in Mexico

Juan Jesús Martinez Manríquez, Women's Baseball National Team Manager, Federación Mexicana de Beísbol (FEMEBE).

Lesson 4: Women's Baseball in Philippines

Rod Tingzon, Vice President, Philippine Amateur Baseball Association (PABA).

Lesson 5: LIVE Q&A Session

LIVE Q&A session with all four panel speakers discovering more deeply about how to start the Women's Baseball teams / programmes / events.

Week 2 - Coaching Girls in Baseball: A Lesson focused on the different method in physical, mental training the female and male athletes.

Lesson 1: Coaching Girls in Baseball

By Andre Lachánce, Women's National Team Director, Baseball Canada.

Frequently Asked Questions & Answer

Find frequently asked question and answer here on coaching girls in Baseball.

Week 3 - Career Development in Women's Baseball: Five (5) interviews aimed to introduce successful female role models working as officials in the Baseball field.

Lesson 1: Career development in women's baseball

Shari Reiniger, Technical Commissioner.

Lesson 2: Career development in women's baseball

Anna Maria Paini - Scoring Director.

Lesson 3: Career development in women's baseball

Alessia Cicconi - International Umpire.

Lesson 4: Career development in women's baseball

Lisa Turbitt - International Umpire.

Lesson 5: Career development in women's baseball

Po Chun Liu - International Umpire.

LIVE Q&A Session

LIVE Q&A session with all five panel speakers discovering more deeply about their role as female officials in Baseball tournaments.

Week 4 - Getting Acquainted: stories from Women's Baseball Players lessons: Five (5) interviews sharing the journey of active players in Women's Baseball.

Lesson 1: Getting Acquainted: Stories from Women's Baseball Players

Shae Lillywhite - Australia

Lesson 2: Getting Acquainted: Stories from Women's Baseball Players

Katherine Psota - Canada

Lesson 3: Getting Acquainted: Stories from Women's Baseball Players

Famke Gildemacher - Netherlands

Lesson 4: Getting Acquainted: Stories from Women's Baseball Players

Veronica Alvarez - USA

Lesson 5: Getting Acquainted: Stories from Women's Baseball Players

Lelys Gomez - Venezuela

LIVE Q&A Session

LIVE Q&A session with all five panel speakers discovering more deeply about their journey as Women's Baseball Player

Date / Time: Thursday, 20 May, 12pm (UTC), 2pm (CEST)

Week 5 - Deep Dive into Women's Baseball Training in Japan: A Lesson exploring different training method from Japanese Women's Baseball Teams.

Lesson 1: Deep Dive into Women's Baseball Training in Japan

By Hiroko Yamada, Chair of WBSC Women's Baseball Development Commission.

Week 6 - Initiatives by MLB: Women's and Girls' Baseball: A lesson to discover MLB's initiatives for Women's Baseball 2018-2021.

Lesson 1: Initiatives by MLB: Women's and Girls' Baseball

By Elizabeth Benn, Senior Coordinator for Baseball Operations in MLB.

PARALYMPICS

Baseball for the Blind - Introduction to National Federations: Two (2) lessons will introduce National Federation representatives to Baseball for the blind, an adapted version of Baseball that is played by the blind and visually impaired.

Lesson 1: Introduction to Baseball for the Blind (B4B): History, field, game rules and differences from Baseball

Overview of the origins of Baseball for the Blind (B4B), the sport equipment, the basic rules, including the ways to set-up the field, the differences with Baseball and the social benefits of practicing the sport for the blind and visually impaired.

Baseball for the Blind (B4B): Mole Cup, summary of the rules and some facts

An in-depth look to the history of Baseball for the Blind (B4B), a summary of the rules and basic knowledge of how to approach to the visually impaired.

Baseball for the Blind: Technical Course for Coaches (Part 1) - Base Running: Participants learn to teach Baseball for the Blind and train blind and visually impaired athletes. The course reviews the methods to approach blind and visually impaired people, the basics of the game and how to teach the main abilities to play Baseball.

Lesson 1: Base Running and Sliding

Participants are introduced to the fundamentals of base running and sliding, starting with the review of the benefits of playing Baseball for the blind and visually impaired and concluding with a 10-question quiz to challenge your knowledge and learning.

Rules and Equipment

A summary of the history of the game, its rules and a description of the equipment required to play Baseball for the Blind.