The game of rounders has been played in England since Tudor times, with the earliest reference being in 1744 in “A Little Pretty Pocketbook” where it was called baseball. This is a sport primarily played in school but US baseball authoritarians agree it was likely their game derived from rounders.
Rounders is a fun game but it's also a good exercise and can improve fitness.
Being outside in the sunshine and fresh air often gives you a mental boost. The better you are at hitting the ball the more exercise you get. If you're a better hitter then you get to do more running!
Rounders is also good for hand-to- eye co-ordination. It's a good way to make friends as many rounders clubs have a good social scene as well.
At West Midlands Sports Development we follow national governing body recommendations.
- We ensure Coaches are suitably qualified i.e. hold at least a UKCC Level 2 coaching award.
- All coaches should have attended a sports coach UK Safeguarding & Protecting Children course or an equivalent child protection course.
- All coaches and club personnel working directly with children are Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checked.
- All coaches are monitored of in their role to ensure they maintain the high standards of coaching practice.
- All coaches have a valid emergency or first aid qualification.
During planning for our courses our aim is to:
- Ensure a suitable coach to player ratio.
- Ensure additional adults are present whilst coaching sessions are undertaken.
- Ensure any volunteers that may support our resident coaches are aware of our strict coaching philosophy.
All our coaches are committed to the new 1st4Sport Level 3 Certificate Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport.
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