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 Franklin Sports equipment, a detailed and easy-to-follow curriculum, book set, and access to a FREE online instructor training module to help them easily implement the program into their core curriculum for physical education.
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).
USA Baseball is committed to providing instructors with the tools and resources needed to effectively operate the Fun At Bat program. This includes access to a FREE, online instructor training module that covers the key components of the program. The purpose of the module is to empower program instructors to confidently and effectively implement the Fun At Bat program in their school or community.