Professional baseball owners' meeting Confirmed strengthening of popularization activities for children September 19th 1:00
A professional baseball owners' meeting was held, confirming that the NPB = Japan Baseball Organization will strengthen dissemination activities for children to stop the decline in the baseball population.
NPB is working on popularizing activities as children move away from baseball, and reported on future plans at an owner meeting held in Tokyo on the 18th.
Specifically, the “baseball-type” class that simplified baseball and softball, which has been mandatory for physical education at elementary and junior high schools since 8 years ago, is encouraged to continue even if the course of study is revised. In addition to holding class workshops for teachers, we will increase the opportunities for children to touch baseball by spreading “baseball play” that can be easily enjoyed even by preschool children. .
In addition, I would like to promote research with universities, etc., about the benefits of playing baseball from an educational standpoint.
In addition to this, it was reported that the NPB held an “e-sports” tournament in which computer games with professional baseball teams appear as competitions in order to expand the baseball fans.
Rakuten Hiroshi Mikitani, the chairman of the conference, said, “I have reached a new fan base and will continue to work on it.”