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Aussie T-Ball Terrific at building social skills

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Image: Students across age groups had a ball learning how to play Aussie T-Ball.

Baseball South Australia’s delivery of the Sporting Schools Aussie T-Ball program at Thiele Primary School enabled students to explore skill concepts within small sided games. Having multiple coaches created a team dynamic which students responded well to.

Rowena Trevaskis , Aussie T-ball & School Coordinator for Baseball South Australia is delighted with the delivery of the Aussie T-Ball program through Sporting Schools. “Aussie T-Ball is essential for developing fundamental skills such as basic hand-eye coordination, how to hold and swing the bat and how to work as a team. 

Aussie T-ball is key in students understanding how to defend and run bases. Skills that keen students can transfer over to their local baseball club.”

Renee Sawyer, Sporting Schools coordinator at Thiele Primary School, was thrilled with the results. “I wanted students to get an in-depth understanding of striking and fielding games. The students were exposed to new ideas and skills that are transferable across similar sports.

“I have seen such an improvement in their social skills, particularly across age groups. Sports, particularly T-ball is great at getting children to work together towards a common goal and really feel a sense of achievement.”

Children can benefit greatly from being active and participating in sport.

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Sporting Schools is a $200 million Australian Government initiative to get more children playing more sport, before, during and after school. 

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