Central Florida Bambino Buddy Ball A Service Learning Community Project William Phillips [email_address] April 2010 EEX424...
A Little Pre-Game Warm-up… <ul><li>Participation in Youth Baseball is enjoyed by boys and girls of all ages, and from a va...
Existing “Buddy” Programs <ul><li>Baseball programs for players with special needs are available in the area </li></ul><ul...
There’s a New Game in Town!
A Little Pre-Game Warm-up… <ul><li>“ Coach Bill”  </li></ul><ul><li>Youth baseball coach with 10+ years of experience </li...
Pre-Game Thoughts <ul><li>How will the game be different? </li></ul><ul><li>How will the players be different? </li></ul><...
Building the Dream
And now, a word from our SPONSORS Specialty Metals, Inc (407) 299-6853
The Players <ul><li>Age range from 5 – 16 </li></ul><ul><li>Boys and Girls </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnically, Culturally, Socio...
Field Dedication Day <ul><li>An acknowledgment of those who have helped make this a reality </li></ul><ul><li>Local Press ...
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A Power Point presentation with narration detailing the Teachers In Action student's participation in a project that offers a Buddy Ball league for children with special needs living in the Central Florida area.

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Eex4242 william phillips central florida bambino buddy ball

  1. 1. Central Florida Bambino Buddy Ball A Service Learning Community Project William Phillips [email_address] April 2010 EEX4242
  2. 2. A Little Pre-Game Warm-up… <ul><li>Participation in Youth Baseball is enjoyed by boys and girls of all ages, and from a variety of backgrounds all over the U.S. and the World. </li></ul><ul><li>Kids get physical exercise and also learn lessons about teamwork, competition and sportsmanship </li></ul><ul><li>Most of all, the kids and families have fun! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Existing “Buddy” Programs <ul><li>Baseball programs for players with special needs are available in the area </li></ul><ul><li>Usually played on regular baseball fields </li></ul><ul><li>Programs are good but dirt and grass fields present some limitations </li></ul><ul><li>Using other’s fields does not provide a sense of “ownership” </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities often don’t provide comfort for players, friends and family </li></ul>
  4. 4. There’s a New Game in Town!
  5. 5. A Little Pre-Game Warm-up… <ul><li>“ Coach Bill” </li></ul><ul><li>Youth baseball coach with 10+ years of experience </li></ul><ul><li>T-Ball to Travel Ball </li></ul><ul><li>Beginners to All-Stars </li></ul><ul><li>Players with “Special Needs?”.... </li></ul>
  6. 6. Pre-Game Thoughts <ul><li>How will the game be different? </li></ul><ul><li>How will the players be different? </li></ul><ul><li>What will I have to do differently? </li></ul><ul><li>What if I don’t do things right? </li></ul><ul><li>Besides coaching, what will I have to do? </li></ul><ul><li>What have I gotten myself into? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Building the Dream
  8. 8. And now, a word from our SPONSORS Specialty Metals, Inc (407) 299-6853
  9. 9. The Players <ul><li>Age range from 5 – 16 </li></ul><ul><li>Boys and Girls </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnically, Culturally, Socio-Economically Diverse </li></ul><ul><li>Autism </li></ul><ul><li>PDD-NOS </li></ul><ul><li>Downs Syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>Kabuki Syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>Cerebral Palsy </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety Disorder </li></ul><ul><li>ADHD </li></ul>
  10. 10. Field Dedication Day <ul><li>An acknowledgment of those who have helped make this a reality </li></ul><ul><li>Local Press and Media coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Games and Prizes </li></ul><ul><li>A Celebration of this Program and These Kids </li></ul>
  11. 11. Post Game Notes
  12. 12. Central Florida Bambino Buddy Ball

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