Schools

Are you looking to broaden the sports offer at your school? Do you want to engage some of your pupils in sport for the first time? Then baseball, softball or Teeball (a mini-version of the sports) could be for you.

Baseball and softball are fast becoming a part of the school sports landscape and our Hit the Pitch programme will help you add one or both sports to your current sporting offer. Teeball is the age-appropriate version of baseball and softball for primary-aged pupils, aimed particularly at Years 5 and 6. Whether your aim is encouraging children to try something new, setting up an intra-mural sports programme for all types of pupils or the chance to enter a team in local school competitions, Hit the Pitch will help you achieve your aims.

BaseballSoftballUK (BSUK) has put together a programme tailored to the needs of primary and secondary schools and their pupils and teachers. There are already hundreds of schools with baseball or softball clubs, and many primary schools with Teeball clubs, so why not join the growing list of schools looking to broaden their sports offer and improve the pupil experience? We have support packages that can help you achieve this.

The Packages

SCHOOL OR AFTER-SCHOOL ROADSHOW

A great way to offer pupils an introductory playing experience.

Ideal For:

  • Fun event
  • School showcase event
  • Taster/introduction
  • Welcoming new students (Year 7, Year 12)
  • Adding to the learning experience
  • Enhancing the pupil offer
  • Enrichment weeks for students
  • Developing young leaders 

Delivery Ideas:

  • End-of-term party/exams party
  • Sports Day
  • Parents' Day
  • Charity Fundraiser Day
  • Enrichment weeks

Includes:

  • Pitch hire including bases (if required)
  • Playing fields marked out
  • Playing guide resource
  • Activator to make the session an enjoyable and engaging experience and support the teacher

Sample Format:

  • 3.30 pm: Introduction to the game, explanation of rules and equipment
  • 4.30 pm: Skills development and practice
  • 5.30 pm: Game(s)
  • 6.30pm: Wrap-up and close

Equipment

  • All the equipment you need

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AFTER-SCHOOL TEAM TO ENTER LOCAL YOUTH LEAGUE OR COMPETITION

This is a great way to start up an extra-curricular club at school to broaden your pupil sports offer and/or to enter local inter-school competitions.

Ideal For:

  • Learning a new sport 
  • Friendly competition 
  • Fun social event
  • Being part of a team
  • Development of young leaders
  • Complementing the student learning experience
  • Exercise/health 

Delivery Ideas:

  • Extra-curricular club
  • Team activity
  • Local school competitions (e.g. School Games)

Includes:

  • As Day Package PLUS:
  • Online Team Organisers' Pack
  • Connections to local club/league playing opportunities
  • Entry to local and regional competitions
  • Teacher development support package (Activator training)

Sample Format:

  • 3.30 pm: Arrival, warm-up, throwing and batting practice
  • 4.00 pm: Game time
  • 5.00 pm: Wrap-up and close

Equipment

  • Discounted equipment available and access to BSUK payment scheme

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INTRA-MURAL OR INTER-SCHOOL LEAGUE

A great way to add a new sport to the intra-mural programme at your school or to develop competition structures with other schools in your local cluster.

Ideal For:

  • Fun social events
  • Exercise/health
  • Inter-school relationships
  • Friendly competition 
  • Team-building
  • Offering the chance for students to experience a different sport
  • Complementing the student learning experience
  • Development of young leaders

Delivery Ideas:

  • Cross-class, year groups or house league
  • Teacher versus students league
  • School Cluster league (different host each week)

Includes:

  • As Team Package PLUS:
  • Online League Organisers’ Pack
  • League schedules
  • Finals Day support from BSUK staff
  • League and team administration functionality
  • Young Leaders Award training

Sample Format:

  • Weeks 1-2 – Skills training and fun games
  • Weeks 3-6 – Games followed by refreshments and social
  • Weeks 7-8 – Semifinals and finals followed by social

Equipment

  • Discounted equipment available and access to BSUK payment scheme

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what's in the organiser pack?

  • The Hit the Pitch baseball/softball Intro Day was really enjoyed by all, and has got the kids asking for more. We would be interested in future Hit the Pitch sessions across our schools and to work with you to provide equipment and professional coaching and training for our staff.

    Beth Cutting, teacher, Wexham School, Slough School Sports Partnership

  • The Softball Series was very well organised from the start, which meant that our students got as much as possible out of it. It also offered the chance for our students to receive some high quality coaching at the same time as playing. The players commented that it was an easy sport to pick up but a challenge to master. As a result, we’re now running a weekly coaching session for softball and will teach this in our PE lessons.

    Duncan Fawcett, Chalfont Community College, Farnham Park School Softball Series

  • The Softball Day tournament was a really fun event held at a great facility near to us. Over the past term all five schools have worked towards forming teams to take part in this and the partnership with BSUK on the HTP programme has been really strong. We look forward to consolidating the after-school softball clubs and for the competition to be a regular fixture going forward.

    Laura Goodall, School Games Organiser, Slough

 

Now that you have decided to join the softball revolution, we thought you might need some tips and advice on how to go about getting your team together!

As an organiser, your will have access to a range of materails in order to raise awareness of the opportunity to play. BSUK can provide editable posters allowing you to add in your logo, details of the playing programme and relevant contact details for your organisation. There will be access to videos to show what softball is and the benefits that are associated when playing, as well as other template materials and features!