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  • 29
    Oct

    BSUK Level 2 Coaching Award: North West Region

    This Level 2 qualification, designed for both baseball and softball coaches, is the minimum operating standard for coaching baseball and softball independently.  Over the course of three full-day sessions (29 October, 19 November and 3 December 2017), you will learn everything you need to know to run practices and organise your team for an entire season while making the best use of time and space to engage participants of all abilities.  The cost is £290, but check out funding possibilities here.  A minimum number of registrations will be required for the course to run; if it has to be cancelled, you will be notified 7-14 days before the start date.  You can find more information and complete an online booking form here.

    Categories : Training

  • 4
    Nov

    National Academy Softball Session 1

    This is the first of five National Academy Softball days that will be held during the 2017-18 off-season, open to all players aged 10-25 who want to improve their softball ability and raise their game with the help of top-level coaching.  Register here for 2017-18 National and/or Regional Academy Softball sessions.

    Categories : Training

  • 5
    Nov

    BSUK Level 2 Coaching Award: North East Region

    This Level 2 qualification, designed for both baseball and softball coaches, is the minimum operating standard for coaching baseball and softball independently.  Over the course of three full-day sessions (29 October, 19 November and 3 December 2017), you will learn everything you need to know to run practices and organise your team for an entire season while making the best use of time and space to engage participants of all abilities.  The cost is £290, but check out funding possibilities here.  A minimum number of registrations will be required for the course to run; if it has to be cancelled, you will be notified 7-14 days before the start date.  You can find more information and complete an online booking form here.

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  • 11
    Nov

    Academy Softball Regional Session 1: South

    This is the first of four Academy Softball regional sessions that will be held in the South during the 2017-18 off-season.  The sessions are open to all players aged 10-25 who want to improve their skills and raise their game under the guidance of expert coaches.  Register here for Regional and/or National Academy Softball sessions in  2017-18.

    Categories : Training

  • 11
    Nov

    BSF 2017 League Heads Forum

    This is an annual meeting hosted by the British Softball Federation, at which members of the BSF Executive meet with softball League Heads to discuss issues and opportunities.

    Categories : Meeting

  • 12
    Nov

    Academy Softball Regional Session 1: Midlands and North

    This is the first of four Academy Softball regional sessions that will be held for players in the Midlands and the North during the 2017-18 off-season, with two sessions in Loughborough and two in Manchester.  The sessions are open to all players aged 10-25 who want to improve their skills and raise their game under the guidance of expert coaches.  Register here for Regional and/or National Academy Softball sessions in  2017-18.

    Categories : Training

  • 17
    Nov

    BSUK Fastpitch Pitchers CPD: North West Region

    This course has been developed specifically for fastpitch softball coaches looking for an introduction to developing pitchers, using the techniques and methodology employed by Great Britain Softball.  The course will benefit coaches who want to share knowledge in a practical environment or who want to become specialist fastpitch pitching coaches as well as parents who wish to learn more technical information so they can help their child develop as a fastpitch softball pitcher. Learners must be a minimum of 16 years old. It is advised that very inexperienced coaches should take either 'The Activator Award' or 'Drills for Beginner Coaches - CPD Clinic'. Coaches working towards their 'Coach Award - Level 2' must take either this course or one of the other pitching CPD clinics in order complete their award.  You can find more information and complete an online booking form by clicking here.

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  • 24
    Nov

    BSUK Baseball/Fastpitch Catchers CPD: North West Region

    This course has been developed specifically for baseball and fastpitch softball coaches looking for an introduction to developing catchers using 'The GB Way' methodology for baseball and GB Softball’s techniques for fastpitch. The course would benefit coaches who want to share knowledge in a practical environment or who wish to become specialist catching coaches, or parents who wish to learn more technical information so they can help their child develop as a catcher in either baseball or fastpitch softball. Learners must be a minimum of 16 years old. It is advised that very inexperienced coaches should take either 'The Activator Award' or 'Drills for Beginner Coaches - CPD Clinic'.  You can find more information and complete an online booking form by clicking here.

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  • 25
    Nov

    National Academy Softball Session 2

    This is the second of five National Academy Softball days that will be held during the 2017-18 off-season, open to all players aged 10-25 who want to improve their softball ability and raise their game with the help of top-level coaching.  Register here for 2017-18 National and/or Regional Academy Softball sessions.

    Categories : Training

  • 2
    Dec

    Manchester Indoor Softball Tournament 1 of 2

    Following the success of the inaugural Manchester Indoor Softball Tournament, this event will now be run twice over the coming off-season -- on 2 December and 3 March. So this will be the second national tournament run by the Manchester Indoor Softball League, currently playing with 15 teams at the Powerleague Soccerdome in Trafford, Manchester.  The tournament is open to any team from around the country.  A minimum of four men and four women need to play in the field, but teams can bat as many as they wish.  A buffet lunch will be provided and the bar at the venue will be open all day.  Trafford Soccerdome is easily accessed by various forms of transport.  There are plenty of hotels in the vicinity as well as the famous Trafford Centre Mall if teams wish to go out afterwards.

    Categories : Tournament, Indoor Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 9
    Dec

    Academy Softball Regional Session 2: South

    This is the second of four Academy Softball regional sessions that will be held in the South during the 2017-18 off-season.  The sessions are open to all players aged 10-25 who want to improve their skills and raise their game under the guidance of expert coaches.  Register here for Regional and/or National Academy Softball sessions in  2017-18.

    Categories : Training

  • 10
    Dec

    (Not) Jingle Balls Winter Indoor Tournament

    This indoor softball tournament, run by Maidenhead Softball Club, is open to all comers and will raise money for charity.

    Categories : Tournament, Indoor Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 10
    Dec

    Academy Softball Regional Session 2: Midlands and North

    This is the second of four Academy Softball regional sessions that will be held for players in the Midlands and the North during the 2017-18 off-season, with two sessions in Loughborough and two in Manchester.  The sessions are open to all players aged 10-25 who want to improve their skills and raise their game under the guidance of expert coaches.  Register here for Regional and/or National Academy Softball sessions in  2017-18.

    Categories : Training

  • 20
    Jan

    National Academy Softball Session 3

    This is the third of five National Academy Softball days that will be held during the 2017-18 off-season, open to all players aged 10-25 who want to improve their softball ability and raise their game with the help of top-level coaching.  Register here for 2017-18 National and/or Regional Academy Softball sessions.

    Categories : Training

  • 21
    Jan

    BSUK Hitters CPD: Midlands Region

    This course has been developed specifically for baseball and softball coaches looking for an introduction to coaching hitters using the ‘The GB Way’ baseball coaching methodology and the same fundamental techniques Great Britain Softball.  The course is suitable for coaches who want share knowledge in practical environment or who wish to become specialist hitting coaches, and for parents who wish to learn more technical information so they can help their child develop as a hitter. Learners must be a minimum of 16 years old and be passionate and inquisitive about learning new drills for hitting. Very inexperienced coaches may wish to take 'The Activator Award‘ to ensure rules and game play knowledge is sound.  For more information and to sign up click here.

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  • 2
    Feb

    BSUK Slowpitch Softball Pitchers CPD: North West Region

    This course has been developed specifically for slowpitch softball coaches looking for an introduction to developing pitchers, using the techniques and methodology employed by Great Britain Slowpitch. This course would also benefit coaches who want to share knowledge in a practical environment and softball coaches who wish to become specialist slowpitch pitching coaches. Learners must be a minimum of 16 years old. It is advised that very inexperienced coaches should take either 'The Activator Award' or 'Drills for Beginner Coaches - CPD Clinic'. Coaches working towards their 'Coach Award - Level 2' must take either this course or one of the other pitching CPD clinics in order complete their award.  For more information and to complete an online booking form click here.

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  • 10
    Feb

    Academy Softball Regional Session 3: South

    This is the third of four Academy Softball regional sessions that will be held in the South during the 2017-18 off-season.  The sessions are open to all players aged 10-25 who want to improve their skills and raise their game under the guidance of expert coaches.  Register here for Regional and/or National Academy Softball sessions in  2017-18.

    Categories : Training

  • 11
    Feb

    Academy Softball Regional Session 3: Midlands and North

    This is the third of four Academy Softball regional sessions that will be held for players in the Midlands and the North during the 2017-18 off-season, with two sessions in Loughborough and two in Manchester.  The sessions are open to all players aged 10-25 who want to improve their skills and raise their game under the guidance of expert coaches.  Register here for Regional and/or National Academy Softball sessions in  2017-18.

    Categories : Training

  • 17
    Feb

    National Academy Softball Session 4

    This is the fourth of five National Academy Softball days that will be held during the 2017-18 off-season, open to all players aged 10-25 who want to improve their softball ability and raise their game with the help of top-level coaching.  Register here for 2017-18 National and/or Regional Academy Softball sessions.

    Categories : Training

  • 24
    Feb

    British Softball Federation 2018 AGM

    This is the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the British Softball Federation.  An AGM Pack will be sent to all members early in February.  All slowpitch leagues and National Softball League members, plus other categories of teams to be confirmed will be required to send representatives in order to be eligible to play in National Championships.

    Categories : Meeting

  • 25
    Feb

    BSUK Level 2 Coaching Award: Birmingham

    This Level 2 qualification, designed for both baseball and softball coaches, is the minimum operating standard for coaching baseball and softball independently.  Over the course of three full-day sessions (25 February, 04 March and 25 March 2018), you will learn everything you need to know to run practices and organise your team for an entire season while making the best use of time and space to engage participants of all abilities.  The cost is £290, but check out funding possibilities here.  A minimum number of registrations will be required for the course to run; if it has to be cancelled, you will be notified 7-14 days before the start date.  You can find more information and complete an online booking form here.

    Categories : Training

  • 3
    Mar

    National Academy Softball Session 5

    This is the fifth and last of five National Academy Softball days that will be held during the 2017-18 off-season, open to all players aged 10-25 who want to improve their softball ability and raise their game with the help of top-level coaching.  Register here for 2017-18 National and/or Regional Academy Softball sessions.

    Categories : Training

  • 3
    Mar

    Manchester Indoor Softball Tournament 2 of 2

    Following the success of the inaugural Manchester Indoor Softball Tournament, this event will now be run twice over the coming off-season -- on 2 December and 3 March. So this will be the third national tournament run by the Manchester Indoor Softball League, currently playing with 15 teams at the Powerleague Soccerdome in Trafford, Manchester.  The tournament is open to any team from around the country.  A minimum of four men and four women need to play in the field, but teams can bat as many as they wish.  A buffet lunch will be provided and the bar at the venue will be open all day.  Trafford Soccerdome is easily accessed by various forms of transport.  There are plenty of hotels in the vicinity as well as the famous Trafford Centre Mall if teams wish to go out afterwards.

    Categories : Tournament, Indoor Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 17
    Mar

    Academy Softball Regional Session 4: South

    This is the fourth and last of four Academy Softball regional sessions that will be held in the South during the 2017-18 off-season.  The sessions are open to all players aged 10-25 who want to improve their skills and raise their game under the guidance of expert coaches.  Register here for Regional and/or National Academy Softball sessions in  2017-18.

    Categories : Training

  • 18
    Mar

    Windsor and Maidenhead Spring Indoor Tournament

    This is the second of two indoor softball tournaments that will be run by the Windsor and Maidenhead League over the 2017-18 off-season.

    Categories : Tournament, Indoor Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 18
    Mar

    Academy Softball Regional Session 4: Midlands and North

    This is the fourth and last of four Academy Softball regional sessions that will be held for players in the Midlands and the North during the 2017-18 off-season, with two sessions in Loughborough and two in Manchester.  The sessions are open to all players aged 10-25 who want to improve their skills and raise their game under the guidance of expert coaches.  Register here for Regional and/or National Academy Softball sessions in  2017-18.

    Categories : Training

  • 21
    Apr

    2018 North West Slowpitch Series 1 of 3

    This is the first of three one-day tournaments that make up this co-ed slowpitch series that was introduced successfully in the North West in 2017.  The tournaments provide a great introduction to softball for rookie teams or for C-grade and D-grade Rec teams looking to have some fun.  The entry fee is £120 per team and a tournament entry form will be available to be downloaded here soon; in the mean time contact luis.arrevillagas@bsuk.com to express interest.  When forming your teams, please remember that this is a C/D-grade tournament and there may be some corporate teams with no experience at all.  Therefore, we are asking teams not to have players of Division 1 or 2 Manchester League standard (A-grade or B-grade in national terms) on your rosters.  Such players are most welcome to come with your team and help them by coaching.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 5
    May

    Rookieball 2018

    The Southampton Spitfires have brought Rookieball back for 2018, this year at a new venue at Testlands Hub College in Southampton.  This year it will be a two-day tournament with a party venue somewhere in the city centre on the Saturday night.  The tournament is for low C-grade and D-grade teams, and new umpires are encouraged to take part.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 13
    May

    Chicks with Sticks Tournament 3

    The team that has brought you the Hit and Run Development Tournament over the past five years is now offering the all-female version for the third time.  This one-day women's slowpitch event will be open to eight all-female teams.

    Categories : Tournament, Single-Sex Slowpitch Tournament

  • 17
    Jun

    BSUK Pride Tournament (formerly Manchester LGBT Tournament)

    This will be the fourth year of the Manchester LGBT Charity Softball Tournament, re-named as the BSUK Pride Tournament in partnership with Pride Sports (http://www.pridesports.org.uk).  The tournament, which raises funds for the Youth Pride Games, has grown from six teams in 2015 to nine in 2016 and then 10 teams in 2017.  We are working to make this tournament even bigger in 2018 and to link it to Pride events in the city in June.  If you are interested in entering a team in this tournament please contact luis.arrevillagas@bsuk.com.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament, Special Event

  • 23
    Jun

    UK Corporate Games Softball Tournament

    This is a tournament for company teams run by BaseballSoftballUK on behalf of the UK Corporate Games organisation.  If your company is interested in entering a team, visit: http://www.corporate-games.com/.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament, Special Event

  • 30
    Jun

    2018 North West Slowpitch Series 2 of 3

    This is the second of three one-day tournaments that make up this co-ed slowpitch series that was introduced successfully in the North West in 2017.  The tournaments provide a great introduction to softball for rookie teams or for C-grade and D-grade Rec teams looking to have some fun.  The entry fee is £120 per team and a tournament entry form will be available to be downloaded here soon; in the mean time contact luis.arrevillagas@bsuk.com to express interest.  When forming your teams, please remember that this is a C/D-grade tournament and there may be some corporate teams with no experience at all.  Therefore, we are asking teams not to have players of Division 1 or 2 Manchester League standard (A-grade or B-grade in national terms) on your rosters.  Such players are most welcome to come with your team and help them by coaching.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 6
    Jul

    2018 Greater Manchester School Games

    This tournament is run by BaseballSoftballUK for Greater Sport Manchester and includes teams from schools and colleges in the Greater Manchester area.  If your school or college wishes to enter this tournament contact your School Sport Coordinator or contact emma@greatersport.co.uk.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament, Youth Tournament

  • 9
    Sep

    Hit and Run Tournament 6

    The Hit & Run team is back for a sixth year with this end-of-season co-ed slowpitch development tournament at North Maidenhead Cricket Club, open to new, youth and developing teams.  This low C-grade and D-grade tournament aims to be lots of fun -- a relaxed and friendly way to end the summer.

    Categories : Tournament, Single-Sex Slowpitch Tournament

  • 15
    Sep

    2018 North West Slowpitch Series 3 of 3

    This is the third of three one-day tournaments that make up this co-ed slowpitch series that was introduced successfully in the North West in 2017.  The tournaments provide a great introduction to softball for rookie teams or for C-grade and D-grade Rec teams looking to have some fun.  The entry fee is £120 per team and a tournament entry form will be available to be downloaded here soon; in the mean time contact luis.arrevillagas@bsuk.com to express interest.  When forming your teams, please remember that this is a C/D-grade tournament and there may be some corporate teams with no experience at all.  Therefore, we are asking teams not to have players of Division 1 or 2 Manchester League standard (A-grade or B-grade in national terms) on your rosters.  Such players are most welcome to come with your team and help them by coaching.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament