Learning to play softball has been great for my store. Not only have we burned some calories together and had a lot of fun, we've learned to work together as a team and improve our communication skills. We were very excited to have made the Wickes Finals this year and my colleagues are already talking about playing again next year.
Ross Webber, Store Manager, Wickes - Chippenham
On behalf of everyone at Carluccio's, a huge thank you to BSUK for organising us this year! I speak on behalf of everyone in saying that it was a huge success and we couldn,t have achieved it without your help and support. Speak to you soon regarding next year!
Chris Pool, Regional Operations Director Carluccio's
I went along to the Softball Day and just wanted to say a personal thank you. I had a fantastic day. The Softball Day left all of us here at Kidd Rapinet feeling upbeat and inspired us to get back into fitness. I look forward to hearing more about the Slough Trading Estate Softball league and hopefully getting involved.
Nicola Charvis, Kidd Rapinet at the SEGRO Softball Day
Hit the Pitch is BaseballSoftballUK's national participation programme. It aims to introduce new players to baseball and softball in a meaningful, engaging and fun way. It can be tailored to suit your needs and is offered to you in three distinct though interrelated packages: Day, Team and League. The programme is aimed at a range of sectors including schools, universities, colleges, community groups and companies, as well as enabling existing clubs and leagues to grow their numbers. We are confident that one of these packages will help you to add new players, teams or a new league to your existing structure.
The Day programme is an ideal way of testing the waters to see if you and your other potential members would be interested in playing. It is offered in half-day and full day packages with everything included that you will need for a great day's play including bats, balls, gloves and qualified facilitators to give you a really high quality experience.
Once you've got the bug, the Team programme will support you in establishing your own team. It includes an online resource that will help you communicate with your players, have resources for sign up and also contains easy to use guides to the game. You can even pick your team name and order your team shirts through it!
The League package takes you on a step-by-step basis through the process you will need to establish your own league. Through an online resource you will be able to share information with your teams about the league and will also allow you to schedule fixtures and establish league tables as well. It is a one-stop shop for everything that you will need to run your own league!
We also offer a membership scheme for all players who sign up to the Hit the Pitch programme. As a member you will receive regular communication about the latest news stories in Hit the Pitch, exclusive members' offers from our partners as well as making sure you are insured whilst playing.
Check out the Categories section to find a package that suits you. Please contact us with any questions or for further details!
Formed in 2000, BSUK is the development agency for baseball and softball in the UK, funded by Sport England to increase participation in the sports. We have a core full-time staff of 12, managing development programmes that reach the 20,000 people already playing the sports in the UK. But while we work closely with established clubs and leagues, the majority of our plans to grow participation are focused on finding new people to play.