BV Kangaroos Touring Teams
In 2010, Baseball Victoria was pleased to launch the Kangaroos Touring Teams. The program is a baseball participation, friendship and cultural experience for boys and girls in Under 12 and Under 14 age groups.
The program has five major aims, being:
- Create an environment in which kids can have fun
- Learn about baseball through travelling, training and playing
- Teach competitiveness while maintaining emphasis on sportsmanship
- Provide at least one 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to experience international travel and a different culture
- Increase the retention rate of players at U/16 level by positive experiences in U12/U15 age groups.
This program is not designed as a high performance development program. It is focused on skill development, participation, fun and cultural exchanges.
The cost of the trip for each player includes airfares & all airport taxes, ground transport, travel insurance, accommodation and meals (U12 is billet and 14U dorms), entry to all MLB games and sightseeing attractions, full uniform with name & number on the back, swap gifts and caps and other walk-out clothing items.