Inefi and Fedobe sign agreement to promote baseball in schools

The National Institute of Physical Education (INEFI) and the Dominican Baseball Federation (FEDOBE) signed an agreement whose main purpose is to encourage the practice of this discipline in the different educational centers of the country, especially in the minor categories that require learning the fundamentals of that sport.

The agreement was signed by Alberto Rodríguez Mella, executive director of INEFI, and teacher Juan Núñez, president of FEDOBE, who agreed on the importance of promoting the ball game in all schools in the Dominican Republic.

Rodríguez Mella described the signing of this agreement as a “historic event”, and hopes that massive work will be achieved at the national level to encourage the practice of baseball among students, a sport that has elevated the country in international events.

He revealed that President Luis Abinader Corona has shown great interest in making baseball popular in schools and colleges in the country. He even highlighted that the president has spoken with Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, who also recommended this initiative.

“I insist that the big investment in baseball must be in school, which is the initial stage and where children will learn the essential fundamentals to play this sport effectively,” said Rodríguez Mella in front of a group of technicians and experts in the room. of INEFI acts.

“We cannot continue losing this great space for sports initiation, as well as rescuing the plays in schools, holding events, clinics and training programs for technicians,” he stressed.

“We are very happy with this agreement and the idea is to bring this sport to educational centers so that students can be encouraged, can train and then hand them over to the federation so that they can be high-performance competitors and represent the country with dignity”, stated Rodríguez Mella, who added that this pact will be very fruitful for both INEFI and FEDOBE.

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On his side, Juan Núñez revealed that “in the 10 years that I was a physical education teacher, I never saw INEFI work as it has been doing since last November when Alberto Rodríguez Mella was positioned as director of this government institution.”

He indicated that with this project, INEFI gives the sports entity that it directs the opportunity to work in schools, which FEDOBE will make the most of.

“Our technicians and athletes have made the Dominican Republic a benchmark in this discipline. With this agreement, we are undoubtedly going to grow, and I want to conclude by saying that baseball will take a different direction,” Núñez explained after signing the aforementioned alliance.

Rodríguez Mella asked Núñez and the other association presidents who were present to provide him with the tournament calendars in which underage players participate in order to supervise them.

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