My students need baseballs, protective netting, and baseball training aids for fielding and throwing.
CIS 303 is located in the South Bronx, the poorest Congressional district, where funding for extracurricular activities has been an afterthought for quite some time. Our students compete on the baseball team every year yearning for a safe, fun, and, productive way to spend their time after school.
As the school is in the heart of the South Bronx, space is nearly non existent and the parks around are, quite frankly, not safe for us to practice at.
However, our reality has never dampened our players' spirits, as each one floods to my classroom every day at three ready for practice. Our options are the basketball gym, which we share with two other schools, or our horseshoe shaped concrete recess area behind the school building. Although the only times we played on an actual baseball diamond were for our games, the team played with fierce tenacity never making excuses.
The materials: a proper pitching aid, reaction balls, and heavy hitting trainer, will be used to develop our players' skills despite the disadvantages of our physical environment. Since we have limited space, the batting netting can be used inside of our gym so we can continue to practice hitting indoor without damaging the gym. Students will also benefit from having fielding aids like the return trainer and fly ball aid to continue the development of students baseball skills. The students put in maximum effort but we do not have the equipment necessary to address all the facets of the game. This project aims to address our need for flexibility and developing our students' love of the game.
As most of the students are immigrants or children of immigrants from the Dominican Republican, baseball provides them with an opportunity to see connections between American and Dominican culture.
Teachers have also seen the undeniable and positive affect baseball has had on the academic performance of our players. Our kids love to play.Read More
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