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Baseball

Baseball Softball UK

Contact Name
Head Office
Contact Telephone
020 7453 7055

Get Involved

What is Baseball?

Baseball is played by two teams of nine players each. The teams take turns batting and fielding. The batting team is called the offensive team and the fielding team is called the defensive team.

BaseballSoftballUK (BSUK) is the development agency for baseball and softball in the United Kingdom. Whether you're a beginner, a relative novice or an experienced player, you'll find more information on Baseball and Softball on the Baseball Softball UK website.

Benefits

  • Running, batting and throwing provide similar exercise to that you'd expect from a cricket game.
  • Batting will build upper-body strength
  • Sprint around the bases, coupled with some fielding, will take care of around 400 calories in a game.

Costs

To join a baseball/softball team will require a membership from that team which can be around £100 a year.

Involvement

BaseballSoftballUK (BSUK) works to increase participation in the UK and is a great place to start their diamond finder provides a handy club and facilities guide to anyone looking for their nearest club.

Equipment

Baseball, bat, fielding glove, shoes, batting helmet and a batting glove

Facts

  • The modern form of baseball began to take shape when, in 1871, the first professional league was formed.

Campaigns

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Local Programmes

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day.

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

Baseball Softball UK

Telephone
07581 844 570

Partners

  • Sport England
    Active Rutland
    Harborough LSA
    NWL LSA
    O&W LSA
  • Safeguarding
    H&B LSA
    Blaby LSA
    County Sport Network
    Charnwood LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Active Leicester
    Equality Standard
    Melton LSA

Partners

  • H&B LSA
    O&W LSA
  • Safeguarding
    Active Leicester
  • Leicestershire County Council
    NWL LSA
  • Melton LSA
    Harborough LSA
  • Equality Standard
    Active Rutland
  • County Sport Network
    Sport England
  • Charnwood LSA
    Blaby LSA