Parasport

Parasport refers to adapted disciplines of Baseball/Softball/Baseball5 that can be played by athletes with an impairment. WBSC recognises Baseball for the Blind (B4B) as one of the forms of baseball for blind and visually impaired athletes.

Baseball for the blind was invented by the AIBXC (Italian Association of Baseball for the Blind) and is a dynamic and fast team sport that help athletes improve their autonomy and mobility. The discipline is being offered to the WBSC Member Federations thanks to a cooperation agreement between the AIBXC and the WBSC. National Federations interested in starting and developing baseball for the blind in their countries/territories should contact their Continental Liaison and refer to the Procedure to be followed by NFs to access B4B Development Funds.

The Report on the Development of B4B worldwide contains more information about the countries/regions where Baseball for the Blind is present as well as WBSC goals for the expansion of para-sports in the coming years.