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  1. 2. Back Softball <ul><li>“Back Softball” is the official name of the campaign launched by the International Federation to reinstate Softball into the Olympic Programme (for the Olympic and Paralympic Games) in 2016. </li></ul>
  2. 3. Cont. <ul><li>The Back Softball Campaign includes a ten point blueprint that lays out how the sport will continue to meet and exceed the IOC evaluation criteria for inclusion of a sport into the Olympic Programme. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Blue Print <ul><li>The Back Softball blue print includes the following initiatives: </li></ul><ul><li>Increase number of nations playing softball (see following slide) </li></ul><ul><li>Increase number of youth accessing sport through softball </li></ul><ul><li>Increase number of worldwide participants playing softball (see following slide) </li></ul><ul><li>Place even greater emphasis on opportunities of women in sport </li></ul><ul><li>Provide even greater worldwide access to people with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Provide softball equipment/coaching to where it is most needed </li></ul><ul><li>Increase television time broadcasting tournaments </li></ul>
  4. 5. Scope: <ul><li>Current countries belonging to the ISF are in red </li></ul>
  5. 6. Working Together <ul><li>As members and board directors of GASP, your leadership within the softball community is ever present. </li></ul><ul><li>With your help and guidance, along with the Back Softball blueprint, we can do our part to bring softball to the Olympic programme in 2016. </li></ul>
  6. 7. GASP’s Vision <ul><li>To be the recognized leader in player, coach and team development. </li></ul><ul><li>To provide opportunities for all players to progress and gain life skills, self-esteem and to continue to contribute to the sport on a life long basis. </li></ul><ul><li>To produce a growing number of players who excel in the game. </li></ul><ul><li>To provide education and development within the program as well as in the communities and sports associations. </li></ul><ul><li>To conduct affairs with fairness, integrity and equal opportunity. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Working Together <ul><li>Both GASP as well as the ISF have coinciding visions. For continual training of players and coaches in order to develop life skills such as self-esteem and confidence as well as to provide playing opportunities to all players. </li></ul>GASP BACK SOFTBALL COMMUNITY
  8. 9. Partnership <ul><li>Though the Back Softball campaign, and numerous GASP tournaments, together we can: </li></ul><ul><li>Organize a drop off point for old equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Bring awareness to the Back Softball campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Provide coaching opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Broadcast tournaments to capture a larger audience, in turn bringing more girls to GASP, and more awareness to the campaign </li></ul>
  9. 10. SOURCES <ul><li>Photo: taken from and edited http://www.dordt.edu/main/alumni/wallpaper/softball1280.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.backsoftball.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.allstarsoftball.ca/league.php?scriptName=HOME&leagueID=13043 </li></ul>

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