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Major League Baseball – First Pitch - Existing

Major League Baseball (MLB) First Pitch is a programme that offers fun and inclusive resources to spark an interest in physical activity and sport through play and basic skill development.

The programme provides content orientation and training to upskill key stage 2 (KS2) teachers to support the development of children and young people’s health, wellbeing and wider skill and personal development.


The programme will look to continue to address the challenges of:

  • Confidence and competence to deliver high quality PE/Physical literacy
  • Tackling inactivity and physical wellbeing
  • Opportunity to engage parents and families

What support will successful schools receive from Youth Sport Trust?

  • 10 - 15 schools who took part in the 2020-21 First Pitch programme will have access to a 2 hour teacher networking and sharing practice workshop.
  • An opportunity for a select number of schools to be part of a pilot testing brand new cross curricular resources that support the embedding of first pitch across schools.
  • First sight of newly developed First Pitch cross curricular resources to share locally with schools.
  • Programme Manager Support from the YST Development Manager with responsibility for the Major League Baseball – ‘First Pitch’ programme.

Expectations of hub schools

  • responsible for recruiting 10 - 15 primary schools to sign up to access the ‘First Pitch teacher networking and sharing practice’ workshop
  • responsible for coordinating data collection and reporting progress on behalf of 10-15 schools
  • Engaging and delivering a minimum of 350 pupils across 10-15 schools and reported through termly data collection
  • Provide monitoring and evaluation feedback on teachers trained and pupils engaged