As an expansion to the BC Girls Baseball Development & Instructional program, Baseball BC has started a pre-season development league to help prepare girls for the season ahead. The program is designed for girls ages 6-12, on Thursday evenings from Feb. 13 to Mar. 12 (5 weeks) and serves to develop confidence, skill and resilience prior to joining their Spring & Summer teams, whether it’s a predominantly male team, the BC Girls Baseball Instructional League, etc. The goal of the program is to help girls continue to excel on teams & in leagues with the newfound confidence of knowing that there are other girls that play the same sport that they do.
As someone who grew up strictly playing “boys” baseball until the age of 12, I know that joining a brand-new male-dominated team every season can be nerve wracking. This program can help calm the nerves of female players by providing a safe space for skill development alongside mentors from the Women’s National Team, and Team BC. It is also an excellent place for curious friends to come try out a new sport! Plus, it’ll be a lot of fun!
Baseball can be more diverse & inclusive, so please spread the word by posting on you association webpage, social media feeds or other ways that could help.
Here is the link to our girl’s instructional league page for more information!
https://baseball.bc.ca/girlsinstructionalleague (Also, take note of the upcoming FREE FESTIVAL…)