New WBSC Academy opens first online courses in push to further globalise baseball, softball

New WBSC Academy opens first online courses in push to further globalise baseball, softball
30/10/2020
The WBSC Academy will help facilitate athletes, coaches, officials and National Federations to conduct efficient self-learning of the various topics related to Baseball, Softball and Baseball5.
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New WBSC Integrity Unit releases updated Baseball5 official ball certification programme

New WBSC Integrity Unit releases updated Baseball5 official ball certification programme
29/10/2020
The recently established WBSC Integrity Unit is tasked with enhancing fair play and transparency, protecting athletes’ rights, promoting inclusiveness and further enhancing governance.
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Federation Focus: Iran Baseball Softball Association banks on Baseball5 as cost-effective way to grow the game

Federation Focus: Iran Baseball Softball Association banks on Baseball5 as cost-effective way to grow the game
26/10/2020
Iran has "the most advanced and modern baseball stadium in the Middle East", according to Houman Mansourian, the new President of the Iran Baseball and Softball Association (IBSA). "The venue is the outstanding achievement of the visits to Iran by WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari. We hope we can earn hosting rights of the West Asia Cup from the Baseball Federation of Asia," Mansourian said.
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Former WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup winner Ayako Rokkaku backs Baseball5 in Japan

Former WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup winner Ayako Rokkaku backs Baseball5 in Japan
26/10/2020
The fast-pace makes the urban version of baseball/softball entertaining to play and watch, and "it can improve the image of the game," says the World Cup winner.
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Softball Asia's Executive Committee meets online, reviews activity in the region

Softball Asia's Executive Committee meets online, reviews activity in the region
14/10/2020
Most of the countries could complete the domestic activity. Construction of the Asian Games baseball/softball venues proceeds. The mid-term Congress will be held online at the end of the year
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WBSC Europe postpones elective Congress to November 2021

WBSC Europe postpones elective Congress to November 2021
09/10/2020
A second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic was the central motive behind WBSC Europe's decision to postpone the congress from the original date in February.
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WBSC's 'GameTime' channel to live-stream inaugural Taiwan Baseball5 Championships on 13-14 Oct, logo revealed

WBSC's 'GameTime' channel to live-stream inaugural Taiwan Baseball5 Championships on 13-14 Oct, logo revealed
09/10/2020
A total of 17 Baseball5 championship games will be programmed on WBSC and GameTime Facebook pages and on the GameTime.Sport website on 13 and 14 October.
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First-ever Taiwan Baseball5 Championship to open 13 October in Taipei City

First-ever Taiwan Baseball5 Championship to open 13 October in Taipei City
02/10/2020
A total of 12 teams will participate in the new urban five-on-five event, six of them in the youth (16-18 years) age bracket.
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WBSC publishes new Baseball5 rulebook for the 5-on-5 urban game

WBSC publishes new Baseball5 rulebook for the 5-on-5 urban game
24/09/2020
The main rule change is in hitting. The slapped/hit ball has to gain enough momentum to reach the outfield fence.
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Mexican Baseball League LMB signs agreement to boost Baseball5 in schools across the nation

Mexican Baseball League LMB signs agreement to boost Baseball5 in schools across the nation
21/09/2020
The new street version of baseball/softball can help the prevention of health problems that come from the lack of physical activity.
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Federation Focus: Russia proud past, promising baseball future

Federation Focus: Russia proud past, promising baseball future
21/09/2020
As the main Republic of the Soviet Union, Russia was officially introduced to baseball in 1987. Current Russian Baseball Federation President Dmitry Kiselev reveals the nation's history and future of baseball.
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Growing the game in Africa: Online Baseball5 training course targets coaches in Egypt

Growing the game in Africa: Online Baseball5 training course targets coaches in Egypt
15/09/2020
A total of 27 coaches from Egypt participated in the three-day online seminar, boosting Baseball5 development in the country.
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Palestine Women's Baseball5 Championship won by Al-Nasr Al-Arabi 'A' squad

Palestine Women's Baseball5 Championship won by Al-Nasr Al-Arabi 'A' squad
07/09/2020
The nine-team tournament marked another step forward in the development of the new five-on-five discipline, helping baseball/softball grow in new territories, such as the Gaza Strip.
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Final video of the WBSC Coach Commission Workout series available on YouTube

Final video of the WBSC Coach Commission Workout series available on YouTube
04/09/2020
The full 12-day training programme was launched on Olympic Day as a part of the #staystrong #stayactive campaign.
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New Zealand launches Baseball5 inter-school tournaments

New Zealand launches Baseball5 inter-school tournaments
03/09/2020
A total of 72 games were played in two different tournaments in Lower Hutt and capital city Wellington, involving 110 students from eight different schools.
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