Long-term partner Baseball Australia has developed a new program and Sporting Schools is excited to announce that Baseball5 will be a new sport offering in our targeted program for secondary schools from Term 1, 2020.
Baseball5 will be a great fit in secondary schools as a unique product aimed at targeting inactive youth, with a reduced student to coach ratio of 1:20 to increase student engagement.
“Baseball5 is a new five-on-five, five inning street version of the game,” explains Baseball Australia CEO Cam Vale, “it is a fun, fast-paced game, and with limited barriers to playing lends itself to being popular option for children through Sporting Schools, and also in their own time.”
“Sporting Schools is about increasing children’s participation in sport and we see Baseball5 as a perfect fit. Sporting Schools will allow Baseball5 in Australia to reach new heights.”
Sport Australia is excited to have another sport to offer Year 7 and 8 secondary students in the bid to get more Aussie children moving more often. We have seen many programs result in increased participation with those sports after programs have completed.
Cam Vale agreed, “It is also a significant boost to baseball, with both junior high school and primary school students now being introduced to our great sport. We’re thrilled to target a new demographic as we roll Baseball5 out into secondary schools early next year.”
Baseball5 will also be offered in the primary school program in addition to the Aussie T-Ball program.
Term 1 2020 Sporting Schools grant applications will open on Monday 11 November and close at 8pm AEDT Friday 22 November.