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  • 26
    Feb

    BSUK Level 2 Coaching Award: Southwest Region

    This Level 2 qualification, designed for both softball and baseball coaches, is the minimum operating standard for coaching softball and baseball independently.  Over the course of three full-day sessions (26 February, 19 March and 26 March), 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.  The cutoff for registration is 25 February, and you can find more information and complete an online booking form here.

    Categories : Training

  • 25
    Mar

    National University Softball Championship: Spring 2017

    BSUK's Spring and Autumn National University Softball Championships have been growing year on year, and university co-ed slowpitch teams from all over the country will head to Farnham Park for the first Championship of 2017.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament, National Championship

  • 25
    Mar

    BASU Two-Day Slowpitch Umpire Qualification Course (East Midlands League)

    This is a two-day slowpitch umpire course leading to BASU qualification for those who pass the course and a subsequent game assessment.  To enquire about a place on this course, email the contact listed.

    Categories : Umpire Clinic

  • 25
    Mar

    BSUK Coaching CPD Module: Hitting

    This three-hour module has been developed specifically for softball and baseball coaches looking for an introduction to coaching the basic mechanics of hitting using the ‘The GB Way’ baseball coaching methodology and the same fundamental techniques employed by Great Britain Softball.  The cost is £35, registration closes on 24 March, and more information plus an online booking form can be found here.

    Categories : Training

  • 1
    Apr

    East Midlands First Ball

    The EMSL First Ball returns for its fourth year in Loughborough -- a nice, friendly tournament to brush off those winter cobwebs, featuring Rec and Comp competitions for any level of softball team.  It's on a Saturday this year, so see you there.  Entries are limited to 16 teams, so get yours in early.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 1
    Apr

    BASU Two-Day Slowpitch Umpire Qualification Course (Bristol Softball Association)

    This is a two-day slowpitch umpire course leading to BASU qualification for those who pass the course and a subsequent game assessment.  To enquire about a place on this course, email the contact listed.

    Categories : Umpire Clinic

  • 1
    Apr

    BASU Two-Day Slowpitch Umpire Qualification Course (Windsor and Maidenhead)

    This is a two-day slowpitch umpire course leading to BASU qualification for those who pass the course and a subsequent game assessment.  To enquire about a place on this course, email the contact shown below.

    Categories : Umpire Clinic

  • 8
    Apr

    GB Slowpitch Challenge Tournament

    This tournament provides players in the GB Slowpitch Team programme an opportunity to showcase their skills in a competitive environment after winter indoor training and is an important part of the selection process for competitions the team will undertake in 2017.  Spectators are welcome.

    Categories : Tournament, National Teams, Special Event

  • 8
    Apr

    BASU Two-Day Slowpitch Umpire Qualification Course (Greater London Softball Mixed League)

    This is a two-day slowpitch umpire course leading to BASU qualification for those who pass the course and a subsequent game assessment.  To enquire about a place on this course, email the contact listed.

    Categories : Umpire Clinic

  • 8
    Apr

    BASU Two-Day Slowpitch Umpire Qualification Course (Manchester)

    This is a two-day slowpitch umpire course leading to BASU qualification for those who pass the course and a subsequent game assessment.  To enquire about a place on this course, email the contact shown below.

    Categories : Umpire Clinic

  • 9
    Apr

    GB Slowpitch Open

    This is an annual fun tournament, open to all recreational co-ed slowpitch teams, run by the GB Slowpitch programme as a fundraising event.  It's a tournament with lots of different and unusual features, and it's raising money for a very good cause: to help GB Slowpitch Team players represent Great Britain in European and World competitions.

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

  • 9
    Apr

    Rookieball 2017

    The Southampton Spitfires are once again hosting Rookieball, a C/D-grade tournament aimed at giving new teams and umpires experience for the 2017 season.  This year the event is being held at the  University of Southampton's Wide Lane Sports Field in Eastleigh (former venue for Solent Lastball).  Entry is only £100 (maximum 16 teams).  Entry form here or view the event for more info. 

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 22
    Apr

    BASU Advanced Slowpitch Umpire Course (North)

    This is a one of two Advanced Courses for slowpitch umpires that BASU will run this year, one in the South and this one in the North.  Attendance is by invitation.

    Categories : Umpire Clinic

  • 22
    Apr

    Great Britain Fastpitch League 1

    This is the first of six Saturdays on which the Great Britain Fastpitch League (GBFL) will play in April, May and June 2017.  There will be a Men's League and a Women's League, with Great Britain Senior, Under-19 and Under-16 players spread among different teams.  All players are welcome regardless of previous fastpitch experience, and new players will be assigned to appropriate teams.  Spectators are welcome to come and see the best fastpitch competition available in the UK.

    Categories : Tournament, Fastpitch Tournament, League

  • 29
    Apr

    Manchester First Ball Tournament

    This is an early-season open co-ed slowpitch tournament aimed at B-grade and C-grade teams from the Manchester Softball League and around the country.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 29
    Apr

    Great Britain Fastpitch League 2

    This is the second of six Saturdays on which the Great Britain Fastpitch League (GBFL) will play in April, May and June 2017.  This year, there will be a Men's League and a Women's League, with Senior, Under-19 and Under-16 Great Britain players spread among the different teams.  All players are welcome regardless of previous fastpitch experience, and new players will be assigned to appropriate teams.  Spectators are welcome to come and see the best fastpitch competition available in the UK.

    Categories : Tournament, Fastpitch Tournament, League

  • 29
    Apr

    BASU Advanced Slowpitch Umpire Course (South)

    This is a one of two Advanced Courses for slowpitch umpires that BASU will run this year, one in the North and this one in the South.  Attendance is by invitation.

    Categories : Umpire Clinic

  • 6
    May

    North West Slowpitch Series 1

    A brand new co-ed slowpitch tournament series will be held in the North West in 2017.  This is the first of two one-day tournaments that will be a great introduction to softball for rookie teams or for C-grade and D-grade rec teams looking to have some fun.  The tournament fee will be £120 per team and an entry form can be downloaded here: https://bsuk.wufoo.com/forms/zdsawdw0o20bw6/.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 6
    May

    Windsor First Ball Tournament

    The is an early-season open co-ed slowpitch tournament in the South of England, for recreational teams from the Windsor & Maidenhead League and beyond.

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

  • 6
    May

    Great Britain Fastpitch League 3

    This is the third of six Saturdays on which the Great Britain Fastpitch League (GBFL) will play in April, May and June 2017.  This year, there will be a Men's League and a Women's League, with Senior, Under-19 and Under-16 Great Britain players spread among the different teams.  All players are welcome regardless of previous fastpitch experience, and new players will be assigned to appropriate teams.  Spectators are welcome to come and see the best fastpitch competition available in the UK.

    Categories : Tournament, Fastpitch Tournament, League

  • 13
    May

    Diamond Tournament Series 1 plus NSL League Play

    This is the first of three Diamond Series tournaments that will run in 2017 at Farnham Park,  This event will include NSL 1 and NSL 2 league games alongside Diamond competitions in various grades.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 20
    May

    GLSML Firstball

    This is the first of two annual tournaments that bookend the season for Greater London Softball Mixed League teams.  Teams of all ability are welcome to enter.

    Categories : Tournament, League Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 20
    May

    Great Britain Fastpitch League 4

    This is the fourth of six Saturdays on which the Great Britain Fastpitch League (GBFL) will play in April, May and June 2017.  This year, there will be a Men's League and a Women's League, with Senior, Under-19 and Under-16 Great Britain players spread among the different teams.  All players are welcome regardless of previous fastpitch experience, and new players will be assigned to appropriate teams.  Spectators are welcome to come and see the best fastpitch competition available in the UK.

    Categories : Tournament, Fastpitch Tournament, League

  • 20
    May

    Manchester LGBT Charity Tournament

    This will be the third year of the LGBT charity softball tournament in partnership with Pride Sports (http://www.pridesports.org.uk).  The tournament grew from six teams in 2015 to nine in 2016, and we would like to make this the best year yet, with the most funds raised for charity.  All co-ed slowpitch softball teams at C-grade or D-grade are welcome to enter, as well as teams with no experience at all, as guidance will be available throughout the day.  Just make up a team from your staff networks, business or club -- or grab 10 mates and come along ready to play.  Softball is a mixed game and players of all gender identities are welcome.  Softball's usual gender rules for mixed competition will not apply to this tournament.  All equipment will be provided for teams that need it, games will run from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm (be there by 09.00) and the cost is £100 per team.  Various fundraising activities will be organised during the day.  You can register for the tournament on this link: https://bsuk.wufoo.com/forms/zpccoa81i3gldj/.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 21
    May

    Chicks with Sticks Tournament

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

    Categories : Tournament, Single-Sex Slowpitch Tournament

  • 21
    May

    Cotswold Spring Tournament

    This is the first of two small, friendly tournaments for recreational co-ed slowpitch teams from around the country held annually in the southern Cotwolds town of Stroud.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 21
    May

    Nottingham Men’s Single-Sex Slowpitch 1

    This is the first in a series of three men's slowpitch tournaments to be held in the East Midlands in 2017, aimed at recreational teams.

    Categories : Tournament, Single-Sex Slowpitch Tournament

  • 27
    May

    Sefton Shield Tournament

    This co-ed slowpitch tournament for B, C and D-grade teams, with a limit of 16 entries, won the BSF's Tournament of the Year award a couple of years ago, and brings another high-standard tournament to the North West.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 27
    May

    Bristol DD Cup Tournament

    This is a well-attended early-season tournament for recreational teams from the Bristol Softball Association and beyond.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 27
    May

    Great Britain Fastpitch League 5

    This is the fifth of six Saturdays on which the Great Britain Fastpitch League (GBFL) will play in April, May and June 2017.  This year, there will be a Men's League and a Women's League, with Senior, Under-19 and Under-16 Great Britain players spread among the different teams.  All players are welcome regardless of previous fastpitch experience, and new players will be assigned to appropriate teams.  Spectators are welcome to come and see the best fastpitch competition available in the UK.

    Categories : Tournament, Fastpitch Tournament, League

  • 3
    Jun

    Diffodil Tournament—CANCELLED FOR 2017

    Due to Cardiff playing host to the UEFA Champions League final, we have sadly had to cancel the 2017 Diffodil Tournament because the Council has taken back our facilities.  Our apologies to all teams who have already showed interest.  But we'll be back, bigger and better, on the first weekend in June next year for Diffodil 2018.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 3
    Jun

    Glasgow Tartan Tournament

    The Central Scotland Softball League's annual Tartan Tournament attracts B and C-grade co-ed slowpitch teams from Scotland and further afield, and the tournament is growing in popularity every year.  Along with the Edinburgh Festiball at the end of August, the Tartan Tournament gives softball fans in Scotland and the North a chance to see excellent softball played in a great spirit North of Hadrian’s Wall.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 3
    Jun

    Great Britain Fastpitch League 6

    This is the sixth of six Saturdays on which the Great Britain Fastpitch League (GBFL) will play in April, May and June 2017.  This year, there will be a Men's League and a Women's League, with Senior, Under-19 and Under-16 Great Britain players spread among the different teams.  All players are welcome regardless of previous fastpitch experience, and new players will be assigned to appropriate teams.  Spectators are welcome to come and see the best fastpitch competition available in the UK.

    Categories : Tournament, Fastpitch Tournament, League

  • 3
    Jun

    Zeister Slot Men’s Fastpitch Tournament

    The annual Zeister Slot Tournament for top European men’s fastpitch club and national teams will take place over what is a Bank Holiday week in Holland.  The GB Meteors Men’s Team will compete, featuring a number of current and potential GB Men’s Team and Under-19 Men's Team players.  It’s well worth a quick trip to Holland for this tournament to see some of the best men’s fastpitch action in Europe.  For more information and directions, contact Lee Grafton (lee@circle-associates.co.uk).

    Categories : Tournament, Fastpitch Tournament, International Tournament, National Teams

  • 10
    Jun

    Diamond Tournament Series 2 plus NSL League Play

    This is the second of three Diamond Series tournaments that will run in 2017 at Farnham Park,  This event will include NSL 1 and NSL 2 league games alongside Diamond competitions in various grades.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 17
    Jun

    Nottingham Women’s Single-Sex Slowpitch 1

    This is the first of two women's slowpitch tournaments to be held in the East Midlands in 2017, aimed at recreational teams.

    Categories : Tournament, Single-Sex Slowpitch Tournament

  • 17
    Jun

    British Airways Tournament

    This is one of the top tournaments in the London area each year for A, B and C-grade teams, played on the excellent fields and with the excellent facilities at Imperial College's Heston venue, formerly the BA Concorde Club in Cranford, Middlesex.  The best that British slowpitch has to offer will be on display.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 18
    Jun

    Nottingham Men’s Single-Sex Slowpitch 2

    This is the second in a series of three men's slowpitch tournaments to be held in the East Midlands in 2017, aimed at recreational teams.

    Categories : Tournament, Single-Sex Slowpitch Tournament

  • 24
    Jun

    Blitz Tournament

    This is a major new co-ed slowpitch tournament organised by the Blitz Softball Team for A, B and C-grade teams.  The event will be held on a university campus in Colchester, Essex, with university accommodation available.  The grounds can accommodate up to 11 diamonds, and the organisers are looking for a large entry.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 24
    Jun

    Leeds Tournament

    This annual co-ed slowpitch competition is one of the top tournament events in the North of England, open to B and C-grade teams from around the country.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 25
    Jun

    European Women’s Fastpitch Championship

    The GB Women's Fastpitch Team will compete in the ESF's top women's tournament for national teams, and will need to finish in the top three to qualify for the 2018 World Championship in Japan and to stay on course for Olympic qualification in 2019.

    Categories : Tournament, Fastpitch Tournament, International Tournament, National Teams

  • 1
    Jul

    North West Slowpitch Series 2

    A brand new co-ed slowpitch tournament series will be held in the North West in 2017.  This is the second of two one-day tournaments that will be 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 will be £120 per team and a tournament entry form can be downloaded here: https://bsuk.wufoo.com/forms/zat4k4g1tq95qr/.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 1
    Jul

    Bristol Main Tournament

    This is the Bristol Softball Association's main co-ed slowpitch tournament of the year, played on their excellent facilities at Clifton College and open to all grades of teams from all around the country.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 7
    Jul

    WBSC Men’s Fastpitch World Championship

    The GB Men's Fastpitch Team, under Head Coach Kevin Stockford, will compete in the world's top men's fastpitch event.  The GB Team will come into the tournament ranked 10th in the world.  

    Categories : Tournament, Fastpitch Tournament, International Tournament, National Teams

  • 8
    Jul

    Disco Ball

    After a successful inaugural tournament in 2016, Disco Ball is back -- a one-day tournament for D & low C-grade teams played on the fenced fields at Farnham Park usually reserved for the A-graders!  The tournament will be a great opportunity to play lots of games to gain experience, show newer players how much fun tournaments are and (hopefully!) get a wicked sun tan.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 8
    Jul

    British Softball Federation Single-Sex Slowpitch National Championships

    In 2017, the BSF Single-Sex Slowpitch Nationals will once again be played in Birmingham, where the tournament regularly attracts a large number of entries.  The competition is open to men's and women's slowpitch teams from around the country.

    Categories : Tournament, Single-Sex Slowpitch Tournament, National Championship

  • 10
    Jul

    European Cadette (Under-16) Girls’ Championship

    The GB Under-16 Girls' Fastpitch Team will compete in this ESF Championship, which takes place every other year.  The GB Under-16 team will be the fourth seed after their highest-ever finish in this tournament in 2015.

    Categories : Tournament, Fastpitch Tournament, Youth Tournament, National Teams

  • 10
    Jul

    European Co-ed Slowpitch Championship

    The GB Slowpitch Team will compete in this biannual event, aiming to win its 11th straight European Championship.

    Categories : Tournament, International Tournament, National Teams

  • 15
    Jul

    Windsor Tournament

    The Windsor Tournament is one of the major co-ed slowpitch tournaments on the calendar, open to A, B and C-grade teams.  This tournament will fill up quickly, so teams that want to enter should do so soon.

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

  • 22
    Jul

    East Midlands Labor Day Tournament

    This popular co-ed slowpitch tournament caters for B-grade and recreational teams from the East Midlands Softball League and around the country.  

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 22
    Jul

    London Advertising League Tournament

    This is an annual tournament run by London's top corporate co-ed slowpitch league, the London Advertising Softball League.  Entry is restricted to league teams only.

    Categories : Tournament, League Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 24
    Jul

    WBSC Junior Women’s World Championship

    The GB Junior Women's Fastpitch Team, coming off their European Championship gold medal last summer, will be looking to move up the world rankings at this prestigious World Championship event for Under-19 players.

    Categories : Tournament, Fastpitch Tournament, International Tournament, National Teams

  • 24
    Jul

    European Under-19 Men’s Fastpitch Championship

    The GB Under-19 Men's Team, currently ranked fifth in Europe, will compete.

    Categories : Tournament, Fastpitch Tournament, International Tournament, National Teams

  • 29
    Jul

    Diamond Tournament Series 3 plus NSL League Play

    This is the third of three Diamond Series tournaments that will run in 2017 at Farnham Park,  This event will include NSL 1 and NSL 2 league games alongside Diamond competitions in various grades.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 4
    Aug

    Insurance Institute of Manchester (IIM) Tournament

    This closed co-ed slowpitch tournament for teams representing insurance companies in Manchester will be running for the fourth straight year in 2017.  Last year the event raised over £700 for charity.

    Categories : Tournament, League Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 5
    Aug

    Manchester Tournament

    The annual Manchester Tournament, for competitive and recreational B and C-grade teams from around the country, is one of the leading co-ed slowpitch competitions held in the North of England.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 5
    Aug

    Let the Girls Play Women’s Slowpitch Tournament

    This is a very popular annual weekend tournament for women's slowpitch teams from around the country, and the only two-day tournament for women's slowpitch teams apart from the Single-Sex National Championships.

    Categories : Tournament, Single-Sex Slowpitch Tournament

  • 9
    Aug

    European Massimo Romeo Youth Cup

    The GB Under-13 Girls' Fastpitch Team programme has competed in this event since it was founded in 2012, and may compete again this year as the London Cubs. The event is open to both national and club teams.  In 2015 and 2016, the London Cubs had good wins in the competition.

    Categories : Tournament, Fastpitch Tournament, International Tournament, National Teams

  • 12
    Aug

    BSF Co-ed Slowpitch League National Championships 2017

    These National Championships, in four grades of play, will be for co-ed slowpitch league teams that finished first or second in league divisions in 2016.  Those teams invited by the BSF to enter must submit entry forms and payment by 30 June 2017.

    Categories : Tournament, League Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament, National Championship, Post-Season

  • 19
    Aug

    Bristol wRECk Tournament

    Hosted by the Bristol Softball Association, the Bristol WrecK Tournament is one of the largest tournament for recreational co-ed slowpitch teams on the softball calendar.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 19
    Aug

    GLSML Lastball

    This is the second of two tournaments that bookends the season for Greater London Softball Mixed League teams.  Teams of all ability are welcome to enter.

    Categories : Tournament, League Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 26
    Aug

    Edinburgh Festiball

    This annual co-ed slowpitch tournament, covering all grades of play, is one of the most popular on the tournament calendar, and coincides with the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe.  Teams from all over the UK, including some of the top teams and players in the country, will be playing and the finals on Sunday are always worth watching.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 2
    Sep

    BSF Co-ed Slowpitch NSL Championships 2017

    The event will be the BSF Co-ed Slowpitch National Championship for teams that play in the National Softball League -- both Division 1 and Division 2.  The top eight teams in the standings from NSL 1 and NSL 2 will get to compete in their own Nationals, with the winner of the Premier Nationals (NSL 1) earning a place in the 2018 European Slowpitch Super Cup.

    Categories : Tournament, National Championship, Post-Season

  • 2
    Sep

    Publishing League Tournament

    This is the annual co-ed slowpitch league tournament for the Publishers Softball League in London.  Entry is restricted to league teams.

    Categories : Tournament, League Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament, Post-Season

  • 9
    Sep

    Softball World Series Tournament

    The Softball World Series is an annual high-level co-ed slowpitch tournament for real or ex-pat national teams or teams representing countries or areas of the world.  Many teams fly in from European countries including Ireland, Jersey, Belgium, Switzerland, Holland, Germany and the Czech Republic.  Teams made up of players resident in the UK include England, Scotland, Wales, USA, Canada, Africa, Australia/New Zealand, Latin America and Japan/Asia.  Spectators are welcome.

    Categories : Tournament, International Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament, National Teams

  • 10
    Sep

    Hit and Run Tournament 5

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

    Categories : Tournament, Single-Sex Slowpitch Tournament

  • 23
    Sep

    Nottingham Women’s Single-Sex Slowpitch 2

    This is the second of two women's slowpitch tournaments to be held in the East Midlands in 2017, aimed at recreational teams.

    Categories : Tournament, Single-Sex Slowpitch Tournament

  • 23
    Sep

    SPAM Tournament

    This will be the fourth edition of a co-ed slowpitch tournament run by the London team SPAM, designed as a season finale for B-grade teams.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament

  • 24
    Sep

    Nottingham Men’s Single-Sex Slowpitch 3

    This is the third in a series of three men's slowpitch tournaments to be held in the East Midlands in 2017, aimed at recreational teams.

    Categories : Tournament, Single-Sex Slowpitch Tournament

  • 1
    Oct

    Cotswold Autumn Tournament

    This is the second of two small, friendly tournaments for recreational co-ed slowpitch teams from around the country held annually in the southern Cotwolds town of Stroud.

    Categories : Tournament, Open Co-ed Slowpitch Tournament