Korea Baseball Softball Association, Baseball 5 Youth Team ‘Public Selection’

In ‘Baseball 5’, which is being strongly promoted by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) to spread baseball, competitions by age will also be held.

In response, the Korea Baseball Softball Association (hereinafter referred to as the ‘association’) is also planning to hold an open tryout to select a representative for the Youth (U-18) Baseball 5 Asia Cup. On the 28th (Sat), when the Lunar New Year holiday ends, it will be held at Songgok High School Indoor Gymnasium located in Jungnang-gu, Seoul.

The U-18 Baseball5 Asia Cup will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from February 8-11. This tournament also serves as a preliminary match for the WBSC U-18 Baseball 5 World Cup. 바카라

In this tryout, individual physical strength/skill tests as well as selection matches will all be held in one day. Only applicants born between 2005 and 2008 received applications. Not only elite baseball players, but both men and women can participate. In fact, Baseball 5 must include female players.

Athletes selected through tryout will undergo strengthening training from February 2nd to 6th, and will be dispatched to the competition from 6th to 12th.

※ What kind of sport is Baseball 5?

Baseball 5 is played in a 5:5 street baseball format without any equipment. It is played by hitting a rubber ball with bare hands, and the WBSC has officially named it ‘Baseball 5’ since 2018.

While announcing the official game rules of Baseball 5, WBSC determined that the nature of baseball, which required exclusive equipment and stadiums, was an obstacle to popularization, and decided to spread baseball around the world and maintain it as an official Olympic event through Baseball 5, which removed these elements. The plan has been revealed.

The batter, without the pitcher, must hit the ball with his hand and bounce the batted ball at least once in fair territory. If a batted ball lands in foul territory without a strike/ball, it is immediately out. That’s how fast the game goes. Although the team consists of 8 players, it also has the peculiarity that the national team must be composed of both men and women (4 players each for each gender).

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