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Baseball

Baseball Softball UK

Contact Name
Head Office
Contact Telephone
020 7453 7055

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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

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.

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

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

Partners

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