The Dominican Republic plans to launch a Baseball 5 National Championship in July, according to the president of the Dominican Baseball Federation (FEDOP), Juan Antonio Nice Nebomuseno.
The president of FedOP, Santo Domingo, was speaking after the successful launch of the Baseball 5 introductory course.
The event was attended by a total of 70 people, including physical education professionals, teachers, coaches and representatives of the Armed Forces.
The long-term goal of the Dominican Baseball Association is to open several Baseball 5 schools throughout the country, which is already one of the best baseball nations in the world.
The course was conducted by World Baseball Softball Federation (WBSC) Instructor Jefferson Quintero and assisted by Fedobin Technical Director Alvaro Manuel Chambai Peltre.
“I was impressed by the level of the participants,” said Nebomuseno.
“This new version of Baseball/Softball includes.
“I’m glad to see so many women participating in the curriculum.”
Baseball 5 is a five-page coed urban discipline that is increasingly successful with the WBSC, with the first Baseball 5 World Cup scheduled for 2022.
The new game, introduced by the WBSC in 2018 to make the game more widespread, does not include bats or gloves, only requiring a rubber ball to play.
Any playing surface can be used and no hand pitcher is required.