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Suomen Pesäpalloliitto - Arto Ojaniemi

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presentation of the Finnish baseball association at the SETS conference in Vilnius

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Suomen Pesäpalloliitto - Arto Ojaniemi

  1. 1. Vilnius 4.-6.2.2015 Finnish Baseball Association called in Finnish Suomen Pesäpalloliitto Founded 1932 Game starts 1922 - first 10 years in Finland’s Football Association - Father of the game is Lauri “Tahko“ Pihkala, who developed game after he saw children playing baseball in Boston year 1907.
  2. 2. Vilnius 4.-6.2.2015 Finnish Baseball Association called in Finnish Suomen Pesäpalloliitto - players to complete 15200 - enthusiasts about 35000 - Clubs 300 - Teams 1000 - Womes’s serie spectators 670 / game -- most popular in Finland
  3. 3. Vilnius 4.-6.2.2015 Home page: www.pesis.fi In english: http://www.pesis.fi/pesapalloliitto/international_site/ http://www.pesis.fi/pesapalloliitto/international_site/vocabulary/
  4. 4. Vilnius 4.-6.2.2015 The game idea - Two teams with 12 players - Both teams have four offensive half and four defensive half in period - The team that scores the most runs win the period - In one game is two periods (one point / period), if a team wins both periods it gets three points - If both teams win a period, winner will be resolved with Super inning
  5. 5. Vilnius 4.-6.2.2015 Field - 3 field base and home base - length 96 meters and width 42 meters - backline (foul hit, if the ball cross the border
  6. 6. Vilnius 4.-6.2.2015 Differences to American Baseball - pitcher throw ball up - we have backline (foul hit, in baseball homerun) - bases are in different places
  7. 7. Vilnius 4.-6.2.2015 Our goals - Everyone shall have the opportunity to play Finnish Baseball - associations, schools, universities - Enthusiasts 45 000 (children 20 000) - Club activities competent and high-quality
  8. 8. Vilnius 4.-6.2.2015 Activities of Finnish Baseball Association - Competition system consists of five steps (man and woman) - Young people, there are seven age groups - 1000 teams - Young people have four nationwide camps - 5200 players - We have 2 900 referees on education system - Coaching education system (four steps) - 20 000 condition player have own serie - Associations has own education system

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