Fun At Bat is a bat and ball, entry level program for kids with an emphasis on character development, functional movement, active play and fun. The initiative stems from meticulous research on introductory youth sport programs and is supported by Major League Baseball, USA Baseball and industry professionals.
Fun At Bat is an ideal addition to any physical education curriculum, as it includes active warm up and play activities that support the age-based physical literacy standards of the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America). Students do not need to own any baseball specific equipment and the program has been engineered to operate in gymnasiums, open playgrounds, blacktops or ballfields. Teachers will be provided with a detailed and easy-to-follow curriculum to run the program effectively, and a free online teacher training course will be available in the spring of 2018 to make the implementation of Fun At Bat even more convenient and accessible.
Fun At Bat makes for a community or after-school program that is both fun and educational for kids and beneficial to the development of the community at large. In addition to providing a safe, fun and active experience, the program helps kids learn the value of community building by reinforcing principles such as teamwork, honesty and responsibility. League operators around the country are provided safe equipment and educational materials in order to help facilitate a successful program that will produce healthier and more well-rounded kids in their communities.
By operating within a framework that de-emphasizes winning and losing, Fun At Bat uses a series of dynamic warmup activities to develop basic athletic and motor skills. We build a foundation for physical literacy in children that is verified and endorsed by movement professionals and the Society of Health And Physical Educators (SHAPE America).