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Softball

Baseball Softball UK

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Contact Telephone
020 7453 7055

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What is Softball?

Softball is a direct descendant of Baseball, only the ball is bigger.

There are two types of softball. Slow-pitch softball (the most common form), the ball must arch on its path to the batter, there are 10 players in a team, and bunting and stealing are prohibited. Fastpitch softball, the pitch is fast, there are nine players on the field at one time, and bunting and stealing are permitted. Softball rules vary somewhat from those of baseball. Two major differences are that the ball must be pitched underhand and seven innings instead of nine constitute a regulation game.

Involvement

Visit the Baseball/Softball UK website to find out how you can get involved.

Facts

  • It was invented in 1887 in Chicago as an indoor game and the earliest known softball game was played in Chicago, Illinois on Thanksgiving Day, 1887.

Campaigns

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

Local Programmes

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

National Programmes

Hit the Pitch

Hit the Pitch is Baseball Softball UK's development programme aimed at creating new playing opportunities and attracting youth, college, university and adult players to softball and baseball.

Local Contacts

Leah Holmes

Development Manager - Midlands

BaseballSoftball UK

Telephone
07581 844 570

Partners

  • QUEST
    Leicester City Council
    Harborough District Council
    Leicestershire County Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Blaby District Council
    East Midlands Platform
    Age UK L&R
    Safeguarding
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Loughborough University
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
    Sport England
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • County Sport Network
    British Heart Foundation
    Equality Standard
    Melton Borough Council

Partners

  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Safeguarding
  • Sport England
    County Sport Network
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Blaby District Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    British Heart Foundation
  • QUEST
    East Midlands Platform
  • Harborough District Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Melton Borough Council
    Equality Standard
  • Age UK L&R
    Leicester City Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
  • Loughborough University