Coach tasks Baseball Association on regular age-grade competitions
A coach, Jacob David, yesterday urged the Nigeria Baseball and Softball Association (NBSA) to regularly organise age-grade competitions to develop the sport at the grassroots.
He said in a chat in Lagos that such competitions would provide avenue for the discovery of budding talents at the grassroots.
David, Head Coach of Rivers Baseball and Softball Association, said that the just concluded Gov. Ahmed Abdulfatah National U-15 Baseball championship in Ilorin, Kwara, was an eye opener.
“The only way baseball and softball can thrive in this country is for the NBSA to come up with regular competitions to engage young players at the grassroots.
“If we can have more competitions like the just concluded U-15 baseball championship in Ilorin, our young players will have more opportunity to develop their skills.
“Most of the players at the competition were so delighted and I’m sure they are looking forward to more of these competitions,” David said.
He called on the NBSA to initiate a follow-up programme that would help to hone the skills of the talents discovered at the championship.
David commended the state government for sponsoring the competition and appealed to other states to support the development of the sport by partnering with the NBSA.
Kwara Double T defeated Team Lagos by three runs to two in a six innings game, to emerge winner at the championship sponsored by the Kwara State Government. (NAN)