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Baseball Softball UK

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020 7453 7055

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Mum & Mia

Friday 24th November

Special Olympics Multi-Sport Club

Wednesday 22nd November

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.


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


  • 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.


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

07581 844 570


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