News


2012-04-25

World Children’s Baseball Fair from July 22 to 30
22nd Edition of WCBF in Japan will be held with over 300 children from 15 countries/regions


The 2012 edition of the World Children's Baseball Fair (WCBF) will be held in Mie, Nara and Wakayama Japan from July 22 to 30. Over 300 children from 15 countries and regions will be attending the event to learn the proper mechanics of baseball fundamentals.

The one week cross-cultural program specifically targets the youth while providing a valuable experience for the participants to foster international friendship through the sport of baseball.

The International Baseball Federation (IBAF) has been a partner of the WCBF since the inaugural event in 1990 and seven certified coaches will represent the organization at this year's event as "Global Baseball Ambassadors".

The event also looks to serve as a platform to interact with and encourage the local communities of Mie, Nara and Wakayama, severely damaged areas after hit by the Tropical Storm Talas last August.

Participating countries/regions

Baseball Clinics
Canada, Cote d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Fiji, France, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain, Chinese Taipei, USA, Venezuela, Japan

International Exchange Games
China, Korea, Japan

IBAF Coaches

Angel Bonilla (Head Coach), Peter Caliendo (Sub Head Coach), Robin Wallace, Edgar Perez, Greg Kosolof, Lucio Taschin, Darwin Barker



Schedule

Jul. 22 (Sun)
Participants Arrive, Registration and Orientation
P.M. Japanese Groups Initial Meeting
Distribution of Baseball Equipments
Teams arrive for the International Exchange Games
Distribution of baseball equipments for IBAF coaches

Jul. 23 (Mon)
A.M. Distribution of Baseball Equipments
15:00 ~ 16:30 Participants’ Orientation
18:00 ~ 20:00 Welcome Party (Midoriya)

Jul. 24 (Tue)
9:00 ~ 10:25 Photo Session & Rehearsal
10:30 ~ 11:30 Opening Ceremony (Kumano Stadium)
12:00 ~ 15:30 Exchange Game #1 (Kumano Stadium)
13:00 ~ 15:30 Baseball Clinic Day 1 (Kenko Undo Hiroba Softball Field)

Jul. 25 (Wed)
9:00 ~ 12:00 Baseball Clinic Day 2 (Kumano Stadium)
(Kenko Undo Hiroba Softball Field)
9:00 ~ 12:30 Exchange Game #2 (Shimokitayama Sports Park)
14:00 ~ 17:00 Exchange Event #1

Jul. 26 (Thu)
9:00 ~ 12:00 Baseball Clinic Day 3 (Kumano Stadium)
(Kenko Undo Hiroba Softball Field)
9:00 ~ 12:30 Exchange Game #3 (Shimokitayama Sports Park)
14:00 ~ 17:00 Exchange Event #2

Jul. 27 (Fri)
9:00 ~ 12:00 Baseball Clinic Day 4 (Kumano Stadium)
(Kenko Undo Hiroba Softball Field)
9:00 ~ 12:30 Exchange Game #4 (Kuroshio Stadium)
14:00 ~ 17:00 Exchange Event #3

Jul. 28 (Sat)
9:00 ~ 12:00 Baseball Clinic Day 5 (Kumano Stadium)
(Kenko Undo Hiroba Softball Field)
9:00 ~ 12:30 Exchange Game #5 (Kuroshio Stadium)
14:00 ~ 17:00 Exchange Event #4
18:00 ~ 20:00 Good Will Party (Kumano City Cultural Exchange Center)

Jul. 29 (Sun)
9:00 ~ 12:00 Baseball Clinic Day 6 (Kumano Stadium)
(Multi-Purpose Sports Field)
9:00 ~ 12:30 Exchange Game #5 (Kenko Undo Hiroba Softball Field)
13:30 ~ 14:30 Closing Ceremony (Kumano Stadium)

Jul. 30 (Mon)
Participants Depart