Ju­niors pass on tee­ball tips to tiny tots

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Sport -

BEL­MONT Raiders Tee­ball started in­volv­ing older play­ers to help its tini­est of play­ers, some aged just two, last sea­son.

The club formed in 1978 and has al­ways in­cluded plenty of fam­ily in­volve­ment, but de­cided to take it a step fur­ther to help its Tiny Tot Tee­ball.

“We were able to get a past player, who is 16 and now plays base­ball, to come back and coach a sub ju­nior team,” club regis­trar Robyn Vaka­tini said. “We had a group of 12-year-olds that went and com­pleted the um­pire course and be­came ac­cred­ited.

“Th­ese kids vol­un­teer to um­pire games of the younger di­vi­sions.”

Tiny Tot Tee­ball is a new con­cept that is a mod­i­fied game of tee­ball in which par­ents play with the play­ers who are aged two to four years.

“It was a great suc­cess last sea­son and the num­bers steadily in­creased through­out the sea­son, Vaka­tini said.”

Tee­ball tu­tor... Ni­co­las Vaka­tini (12) and Indya Par­mar (3).

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