Baseball: throw a ball 30 metres or hit a ball that’s been pitched to you.
Traditionally an American pastime, baseball in Australia has grown in popularity over the years. It’s a simple and timeless sport played with a bat and ball, making it ideal for people of all ages, race, size or gender. A lot of body movements are used throughout the game through running, throwing, catching, moving from side to side and swinging a bat. It’s good for reflexes and hand-eye co-ordination and as it’s a team sport, teamwork is an important skill in baseball.
Baseball SA is affiliated with Baseball Australia and offer resources and opportunities to get involved in baseball across SA.
T-Ball (Baseball SA)
T-ball is a great way to introduce boys and girls to the game of baseball. Generally offered in summer, the program is based on skill development in throwing, catching, batting, fielding, hand/eye coordination, motor skills, rules of the game, sportsmanship, teamwork and responsibility and modified competitions. Children as young as 3 and 4 years of age can participate.
Baseball5 (Baseball SA)
This is a fast-paced 5-on-5, five inning version of baseball, where individual skills and hand-eye coordination are highlighted, focusing on hitting, throwing, catching and running. It’s an adaptable, street-style discipline, self-regulated by those who participate. Perfect for people of all ages and abilities. All you need is a rubber ball.
This is an adaptive baseball program for individuals with physical or intellectual challenges, to promote community, inclusivity and an opportunity to succeed for all. Players from 5-18 years or up to 22 years if still enrolled at school, can participate. Flexibility and adaptability are key foci and the use of buddies to help with batting, base running and defence are utilised.
- Home Workouts via Baseball SA
- The Inclusive Power of Baseball: How a Game Can Help People With Learning Disabilities Move Away From the Fringes of Society
- National Beep Ball Association (baseball for the blind and visually impaired in America)