BaseballSoftballUK (BSUK) is the development agency for baseball and softball in the United Kingdom. BSUK is working through four key areas:
- Setting up new adult leagues
- Developing teams and leagues in Higher Education Institutes
- Developing teams and leagues in Further Education Institutes
- Increasing the number of teams playing in existing clubs or leagues (adult and youth)
Their four priority regions are London, the South East, the North West and Midlands, where all four of these areas are being worked on by regional staff members. BSUK also works across the rest of the country, mostly supporting existing clubs or leagues.
Further information available at: http://www.baseballsoftballuk.com/
ABOUT HIT THE PITCH
Hit the Pitch is BaseballSoftballUK's national participation programme.
It aims to introduce new players to baseball and softball in a meaningful, engaging and fun way. It can be tailored to suit your needs and is offered to you in three distinct though interrelated packages: Day, Team and League. The programme is aimed at a range of sectors including schools, universities, colleges, community groups and companies, as well as enabling existing clubs and leagues to grow their numbers.â€¯We are confident that one of these packages will help you to add new players, teams or a new league to your existing structure.
DAY The Day programme is an ideal way of testing the waters to see if you and your other potential members would be interested in playing. It is offered in half-day and full day packages with everything included that you will need for a great day's play including bats, balls, gloves and qualified facilitators to give you a really high quality experience.
TEAM Once you've got the bug, the Team programme will support you in establishing your own team. It includes an online resource that will help you communicate with your players, have resources for sign up and also contains easy to use guides to the game. You can even pick your team name and order your team shirts through it!
LEAGUE The League package takes you on a step-by-step basis through the process you will need to establish your own league. Through an online resource you will be able to share information with your teams about the league and will also allow you to schedule fixtures and establish league tables as well. It is a one-stop shop for everything that you will need to run your own league!
Coaching and qualifications
For how to get started in coaching and for a list of courses and development opportunities, please visit the Baseball/Softball UK coaching pages.
For further information please contact: South East Development Manager, Patrick Knock
Tel: 02074537005 or 07982920095