What is baseball5? (Will be replacing Winterball beginning 2023; more info to come then on how schools/programs can apply...)

Baseball5 is a new five-on-five sport derived from traditional Baseball. This faster urban discipline can be played anywhere with no bats and no gloves.

Baseball5 program content

Description of play
Once the hitter puts the ball in play, the participant must run to first base.

During the game, the runners can leave their base only when the ball is put into play (hit) by a teammate. 

There can be no more than one player on a base at any time. If there is, the last player to arrive at the base is called out.

A run is scored when the runner circles all the bases and gets to home plate without being called out.

A game consists of FIVE INNINGS. In each inning, each team takes a turn playing OFFENCE and DEFENCE. The roles switch when the team on defence records three outs or when all the players on a team have had a chance to hit.

How the game is played
In this version of baseball, the player on the offensive team must hit the ball with their hand. The hitter can strike the ball with a hand, fist, wrist or arm. Once hit, the ball must fall within the playing area to be in play. The ball CAN NOT leave the playing area. 

There are NO Pitchers in Baseball5. There are NO home runs in Baseball5.


WBSC/Baseball Canada video

Module 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyc6xBIjls8

Module 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYsAPmir2LU

Module 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3v8QyvFDEg

Module 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwXS5JpgSnE

Module 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY5B-ofG0W8

Module 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXm3VnOpGBI

Module 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idz2XgdILcY

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Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)

What is LTAD?

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is a systemic approach developed and adopted by Baseball Canada to maximize a participant's potential and involvement in our sport. The LTAD framework aims to define optimal training, competition and recovery throughout an athlete's career. Enabling everyone to reach their full potential in the game of baseball and as an athlete. 


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Current MLB Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Hometown: Richmond, BC



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