Introduction

Baseball5 is a modified baseball game launched by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), without bats or gloves. The newly-emerged sport is simple and convenient to play with. Team spirit, decision-making and athletic ability can be trained throughout the game.

Unlike traditional Baseball, Baseball5 could be played either Indoor or Outdoor. The only venue required is a plain ground and equipment required would be a rubber ball. Baseball5 is made of five innings. There are five players on each team. There is no pitcher, with the batter instead starting each play with possession of the rubber ball, which they hit with their bare hand.

The regular pitch size of Baseball5 in official game is 21m x 21m. During training or unofficial game, the pitch could even be modified according to the environment, as long as there is a plain ground which could place all the four bases. Therefore, Baseball5 is very suitable for the densely-populated Hong Kong.

Baseball5 has already been listed as one of the event in the 2026 Summer Youth Olympics. World Cup, Youth World Cup, Asia Cup and Youth Asia Cup has been regularly organising, which shows the sport has its potential and being developed rapidly all over the world.

WBSC Baseball5 Website: https://baseball5.wbsc.org/index.html

WBSC Baseball5 Rulebook:www.hkbaseball.org/userfiles/file/Baseball5_Rulebook_ENG_2023.pdf


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“M” Mark Event

The WBSC Baseball5 World Cup 2024 is proud of being an “M” Mark event that helps enhance the image of Hong Kong as Asia’s sports event capital. The “M” Mark awarded by the Major Sports Events Committee, symbolising intense, spectacular and signature event in the territory sports calendar.

This second edition World Cup is organised by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) and hosted by The Baseball Association of Hong Kong, China (BAHKC), to be held on 7-12 October 2024 at the Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong.  Twelve teams from five continents Africa (2), Americas (3), Asia (3), Europe (2), Oceania (1) and the host Hong Kong, China.will compete for the World Championship.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) will be named as the “Official Community Partner” of the World Cup. A series of Jockey Club Baseball5 Community Programmes will be jointly organised for students, the underprivileged and the wider community to better understand and participate in the fun of Baseball5 and to experience the excitement of a globally recognised sporting event.

Event website: https://www.baseball5-world-cup-2024.hkbaseball.org/

Upcoming "Jockey Club Baseball5 Community Programmes" Events:

► Jockey Club High Five Baseball5 Roadshow(Details
Date: June 2024 - January 2025

► Jockey Club Junior Baseball5 Commentators Training(Details
Date: 9 - 11 August 2024

► Jockey Club Baseball5 Community Programmes Launching Ceremony & Xperience Day(Details
Date: 11 August 2024

► Jockey Club Baseball5 World Cup Guided Tour(Details
Date: 7 - 12 October 2024

► Jockey Club Baseball5 Flash Game: High five Athlete-Fan Interactions(Details
Date: 7 - 12 October 2024

Other Upcoming Related Events:

► WBSC Baseball5 Coach Programme(Details
Date: 8 - 10 June 2024

► WBSC Baseball5 Game Officials Seminar(Stay Tuned)
Date: 8 - 11 August 2024

► Baseball5 Sports Day@Summer BaseballFest(Stay Tuned)
Date: 11 August 2024

► Baseball5 Stars of Tomorrow Defender Cup(Stay Tuned)
Date: 11 August 2024

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Local Baseballl5 Social Media Accounts

Baseball5@Hong Kong Official Facebook Page

Baseball5@Hong Kong Official Instagram Account

Baseball5 Coaching Development Programmes

Baseball5 Train the Trainer

Baseball5 Trainer Certification Programme

Local Baseball5 Promotional Events

Baseball5 School Promotion Campaign

Baseball5 Young Athletes Training Scheme

Baseball5 & Baseball SIX Training Scheme

Baseball5 District Promotion

Baseball5 Rising Stars District Training Scheme cum Challenge Cup in Yau Tsim Mong

Local Baseball5 Competition

Hong Kong Baseball5 Competition

Baseball5 Elite Training Programme

2023-24 Baseball5 Regional Squad Training Programme