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ERIC Number: EJ900978
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
British and Finnish Baseball: International Variations on an American Pastime
Williams, Emyr W.; Romar, Jan-Erik; Hartman, Michael
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v23 n3 p24-27 Jan-Feb 2010
Both British and Finnish baseball are easy to introduce, as the specific skills involved in both sports are identical to those used in traditional baseball. If students have the skills to play traditional baseball, they have the skills to play British and Finnish baseball as well. After a brief overview of the unique rules and strategies of these international sports, students can quickly participate in these high activity versions of traditional baseball. The major benefit of including both British and Finnish baseball into a softball/baseball unit is the increase in student activity levels that are inherent in these international variations. Additionally the novelty of both British and Finnish baseball can motivate students who are indifferent to traditional softball/baseball to actively participate in these fun sports. This article outlines the rules (with some American adaptations) for introducing both British and Finnish baseball. The rules outlined have been minimally modified for practical and safety reasons from the original sports for inclusion into American physical education classes. (Contains 3 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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