Why Play Baseball?

The essence of playing baseball is not merely for the physical development of the student only. Baseball can provide other benefits that is extremely valuable, among others:

  1. It’s a fun and easy game to play. For children aged up to 8 years just need to hit the ball which is placed on a batting T (standing pole to place the ball). Children in general are used to throwing and catching a ball.
  2. Regular training and competition can help the formation of an independent character, discipline, self-confidence, responsible, sportive, time management, ambitious, competitive, and endurance
  3. Baseball and Softball is a unique sport, not only it is an individual sport, but also a team sport, which the combination of those two help create a more complete character.
  4. Baseball and Softball motion requires not only active, but also analysis and active thinking. The more often an athlete competes, the better he/she learns to analyze, sharpen critical thinking, and make decisions quickly and accurately.
  5. Baseball is one form of non-academic activities, where prospective athletes will be able to develop their talents. As many games / tournaments held on Saturdays and Sundays, baseball become an excellent choices for family activities as well.
  6. The presence of the parent organization for early childhood baseball is very neat and orderly in Indonesia and the world, in which each organization (Perbasasi, IBAF, BFA, JYBA, Little League, Pony League, Turnamen Pelajar) has had a routine schedule and regular matches both in Indonesia and abroad, even for athletes ages ranging from 5 years old,
  7. Due to national development is still limited, the opportunity to become a regional and national athletes is still wide open. For players who excel will become the next baseball and softball athletes representing South Tangerang, Banten Province, even Indonesia, in a local, regional or international championship.
  8. Children can collect trophies, medals and certificates which can be submitted as non academic achievements for college enrollment purposes, where today the university in Indonesia or abroad and the communities requires children not only good for the academic field but also have to balance the non academic field.

 

Esensi dari olahraga baseball bukanlah semata-mata untuk pembinaan fisik siswa/siswi saja. Olahraga baseball dapat memberikan manfaat lain yang sungguh sangat berharga antara lain:

  1. Adanya induk organisasi baseball untuk usia dini yang sangat rapi dan teratur di Indonesia maupun didunia, dimana masing masing organisasi (Perbasasi, IBAF, BFA, JYBA, Little League, Pony League, Turnamen Pelajar) telah mempunyai jadwal pertandingan yang rutin dan teratur baik di Indonesia dan luar negeri, bahkan untuk atlit usia mulai dari 5 tahun,
  2. Baseball dan Softball memerlukan tidak saja gerak yang aktif, namun juga analisa dan pemikiran aktif. Sehingga dalam latihan maupun pertandingan calon atlit dituntut untuk melakukan analisa dan membuat keputusan secara tepat dan cepat. Semakin sering sang atlit bertanding, semakin sering pula dia belajar melakukan analisa dan membuat keputusan secara cepat dan tepat.
  3. Merupakan salah satu bentuk kegiatan aktifitas non akademis, dimana calon atlit dapat menyalurkan bakat olahraga, sambil mengisi waktu dengan kegiatan yang positif, terutama bagi remaja, karena banyak pertandingan / turnamen diselenggarakan pada hari Sabtu dan Minggu.
  4. Latihan dan pertandingan yang rutin dapat membantu pembentukan karakter yang mandiri, disiplin, percaya diri yang kuat, dapat bekerjasama, bertanggung jawab, sportif, dapat membagi waktu antara belajar, latihan dan tanding, berambisi, serta mempunyai "fighting spirit" dan "endurance" (ketahanan mental) .
  5. Baseball dan Softball merupakan cabang olahraga yang unik karena selain merupakan olahraga individu, juga merupakan olahraga tim sehingga perpaduan dari keduanya membentuk fisik dan karakter yang lebih komplit.
  6. Bagi pemain yang berprestasi, selanjutnya dapat menjadi atlit baseball dan softball yang mewakili Tangerang Selatan dan Propinsi Banten, bahkan Indonesia, untuk kejuaraan yang bersifat lokal, regional dan Internasional.