Each year, BCC Baseball adopts and maintains 15-20 youth baseball and softball fields in Montgomery County. These fields, at local parks and schools, are not maintained by the county, which can lead to uneven playing surfaces, dead grass, and out-of-date equipment, among other issues. All of this can prompt unsafe or uncomfortable playing conditions for kids, which causes a lack of interest in the sport and a heightened risk of injury.
Additionally, Bethesda Big Train offers one of the Washington D.C. area’s best baseball camps. Children ages 5 to 12 learn the fundamentals of the game, as well as advanced strategy and techniques, from top-level Division I college players that are part of Big Train’s summer team. In the evenings, our campers come out to our games to see their counselors compete in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, as they watch their college mentors show off the skills that they’ve emphasized all week.
Sports can have a widespread impact on children and teens, and baseball has brightened the lives of millions of kids across many generations around the world. According to the University of Florida, children who play sports are less likely to be overweight, smoke or use drugs, are less likely to suffer from depression or anxiety, and are more confident and have higher self-esteem. At Big Train, our goal is to provide youth in our area with the opportunity to fall in love with baseball while getting all of the aforementioned benefits of physical activity.
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