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.

A Baseball5 international online training course for coaches in Egypt concluded on Friday 11 September 2020, under the supervision of the WBSC, the African Baseball Softball Association and the Tunisian Baseball and Softball Association. The online courses attracted 27 coach participants.

بالتعاون مع الكونفدرالية الدولية للبيسبول السفتبول نظمت الجامعة التونسية للبيسبول و السفتبول على مدى 3 أيام 07 و 09 و11...

Posted by Fédération Tunisienne de Baseball et Softball FTBS on Monday, September 14, 2020

International coach Shali Mograni and international umpire Hatem Bouzidi, both Tunisians, led the course, introducing Baseball5 rules, basic mechanics of the sport, field applications, warm-up exercises, training drills and various playing methods (boys - girls - mixed) for different age groups, all of them supported with pictures and videos.

After the conclusion of the international Baseball5 training course, a joint working session was held between the Egyptian and Tunisian baseball softball federations to discuss ways of cooperation between the two Northern-African nations, particularly regarding courses, training camps, international tournaments, expertise exchange, promoting and developing the game, and the elaboration a future action-plan targeting youth in the region.

In August, the first Baseball5 competition at a national level was held in Egypt with the participation of eight teams.