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Major League Baseball - First Pitch - New Schools

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?

  • The School with the responsibility for organising will receive £800 capacity funding along with resources to support curricular, club and competition.
  • 10 - 15 schools will have access to a  3  hour introduction/familiarisation training session that will be delivered physically or virtually. Any member of staff could attend who has an interest in the programme, although we would suggest a teacher who would be responsible for delivering in PE/Extra-curricular club.
  • 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 locally to access ‘First Pitch’ CPD
  • responsible for coordination of local teacher/school staff training for 10-15 primary schools
  • responsible for coordinating data collection and reporting progress on behalf of 15 schools