Fun At Bat is an entry-level bat and ball 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. The Fun At Bat program is FREE for schools and school districts to adopt.
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If you are a physical education teacher or district administrator interested in bringing Fun At Bat to your school or district, free of cost, please click “Apply to Host” and complete the program application process.
Fun At Bat is an ideal addition to any physical education curriculum, as it has been engineered to operate in gymnasiums, open playgrounds, blacktops, or ballfields. The grade-specific curriculum includes active warm-up exercises and other 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, as teachers will be provided with equipment from Franklin Sports. Teachers will receive a kit that includes equipment, a detailed and easy-to-follow curriculum, a book set, and access to a FREE online instructor training module. All these components help teachers easily implement the program into their core curriculum for physical education.
Fun At Bat aims to provide children with a fun and active experience while reinforcing “USA Baseball Championship Principles” such as teamwork, honesty and responsibility. The program aims to create an environment that produces both healthier and more well-rounded kids.
By operating within a framework that de-emphasizes winning and losing, Fun At Bat uses a series of dynamic warm-up activities to develop basic athletic and motor skills. The program builds 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.