Winterball Video

Teacher Survey

The 2015-2016 Teachers Survey

General Information 

The primary focus of Winterball is to introduce to children the fundamentals of baseball in a fun manner that is non-competitive and that provides a positive learning experience for all involved. Designed for students in aged 6-12, Winterball progresses through activities set out in nine different lesson plans, taught in three sets to ensure students learn at an appropriate skill and ability level.  All students following the teacher's lesson plans detailed in the Winterball program will exhibit proficiency in movement skills while gaining social skills by working and getting along with others.

Goals

1. To promote an active and healthy lifestyle to children while encouraging them to participate in sport.

2. Help increase participation in baseball locally, provincially and nationally by introducing the sport in a fun and exciting program.

3. To teach the fundamentals of baseball while promoting a safe and non-competitive environment that provides children with a fun sport experience that is inclusive of everyone, regardless of gender or physical ability.

4. To give students the opportunity of working in a teamwork setting, teaching them the importance of working together to achieve a common goal.

5. To develop a program that helps students realize individual progress on a continual basis.

Example Resources

Kindergarten-Grades 1 & 2- Lesson 1

Grades 3 & 4- Lesson 1

Grades 5 & 6- Lesson 1

Teachers Support Material- Throwing

Baseball Worksheet 1

Included Equipment

Winterball Kit

200 Fan Guides

This Is Baseball DVD

To register contact your provincial association

Additional Information

 

Partners

RBC Wealth Management

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Hometown: Langley, BC

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