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Winter ball program in Penticton

For the 11th consecutive year, Baseball B.C. is partnering with elementary schools by joining forces in a free winterball program.

Carmi, Parkway and Giants Head Elementary schools will be participating in the 2012 Winterball program.

Launched in 2003 winterball is a way for children to be exposed to the game.

The main focus is to introduce the basic fundamental skills in a fun, non-competitive manner, providing a positive learning experience for all participants.

Winterball is designed for students in Grades K to 6 (ages five to 12) as an introductory program that will progress through nine different lessons plans containing different activities. To ensure students are being taught skills at an appropriate skill and ability, there are a set of lessons for grades K to two; 3/4 as well as another set for students in Grades 5 and 6.

Winterball is designed to fit easily with the current curriculum outlined by the Ministry of Education, ensuring the activities being taught are outcome (expectations) based and measurable

The program has components included to educate teachers, students and parents about the value of creating a positive sporting experience for children and the importance of sport in the community. The Penticton and Area program will be facilitated through Penticton Minor Baseball and the B.C. Youth Baseball Legacy Complex. Axel Scott, B.C.Y.B.L.C. baseball operations, will attend and lead instructional components of the program. Additional information on winterball 2012 program formats can be found at: www.baseball.bc.ca 2012 season youth baseball information and registration: www.pentictonminorbaseball.com.

 

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