Baseball, softball attract kids during Olympic Week

Baseball, softball attract kids during Olympic Week

Baseball and softball made their debut in the Olympic Week in 2017. The edition 38, that finished on 18 October 2018 in Lausanne, Switzerland, saw over 200 kids in the age bracket 8-15 attend during each of the four days of activities

Baseball and softball were amongst the 30 sports that offered activity for kids in the age bracket 8-15 during the 38th Olympic Week in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The baseball-softball stations involved more than 200 kids in each of the five days of activity. This resulted in a total 1,000 kids experiencing baseball-softball and marks a significant improvement in comparison to 2017. During the 37th edition of the Olympic Museum initiative 675 kids attended baseball-softball activities.

Taylor Eichhorst, the Swiss Baseball National Team head coach, coordinated the activity through three different stations: catch and throw, t-ball hitting, batting cage. He was supported by Cody Bradt, who served as a volunteer during the U-18 Baseball World Cup in Thunder Bay, Canada, and a group of volunteers from the Lausanne Indians, a local club.


WBSC instructors and administrators at the Olympic Week


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