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Softball

Baseball Softball UK

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020 7453 7055

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What is Softball?

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

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.

Campaigns

Make your Move

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!

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.

Partners

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

Partners

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