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Softball

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

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An Overview of Softball

One team is on offence, the other on defence. The team on offence take it in turns to hit the ball and run as far around the pitch as possible before the ball is caught by the other team. The defence team catch members of the opposing team out by catching the ball mid-air or throwing it to a member of their own team who is defending a base.

It's a fast, fun and sociable game and you only need a glove, bat and ball to get started.

Benefits

It's a team sport so it's the perfect way to make friends and batting and catching the ball helps improve reactions and concentration.

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.

Find Softball Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

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Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy is an all through school. We have a wide range of sporting opportunities for all students in the Primary and Secondary phases. The school also welcomes the community as we take bookings in the evenings and weekends.

Loughborough University

Loughborough is extremely proud of its reputation for providing the best student experience. From its earliest days Loughborough University has produced research that matters, with strong links with industry, commerce and the professions.

Robert Smyth Academy

Robert Smyth Academy

Ivanhoe College

Specialist Technology College in North West Leicestershire

East Midlands Softball League

The EMSL is a slow-pitch softball league for men and women over 14 of any skill level.

Step Out Youth Group

Step Out is a youth group based in South Wigston, running two nights a week. Tuesdays 6 pm till 7.30 pm & Fridays 6 pm till 8 pm
We run all kind of sports activities indoor and out. Run for 8 till 16 Year of age

Rawlins Academy

Rawlins is an 11-18 Academy in Quorn

Partners

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

Partners

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