By Anashe Murombedzi
THE Harare Baseball Association has organised a three-day coaching clinic in the capital as part of efforts to develop local baseball.
In their quest to promote and develop local baseball, the Harare Metropolitan Baseball Association is conducting a three-day coaching clinic which ends this Sunday at Belvedere Technical Teachers College.
With Baseball not widely played, such initiatives are meant to equip more players, thereby bringing choice to selection.
The clinic consists of theory, practicals and examinations giving participants the requisite baseball skills.
Zimbabwe Tertiary Institute Sports Union lecturer, Stewart Jonhasi gives some insight into the clinic; “We have invited Baseball Association of Zimbabwe to give participants a three-day course after which they’ll write an examination and get certified.”
Harare Baseball Association chairman Willmore Mubariri emphasized the importance of the clinic in developing baseball.
“This coaching clinic is very significant in developing baseball as you all know we have to teach the trainer to develop a sport code. As Harare Baseball we’re going to run these clinics in order to develop baseball at all levels,” he said.
An invited facilitator from Japan Yusuke Takehara is focusing on improving the skills and general behaviour of baseball players.
“Of course we want to grow skills in baseball, not only the skills but the behaviour and how they act like human beings.”
Sixty-four participants are taking part in the three-day course.
Zimbabwe baseball is ranked third in Africa and 53 in the world.