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

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Baseball

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

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National Governing Bodies

Baseball Softball UK

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Head Office
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020 7453 7055

Wessex Coach Education

UK Coaching Partner Centre - delivering UK Coaching workshops including, Safeguarding & Protecting Children.
FA Centre - delivering FA Safeguarding Children Workshops

BRS Coaching Academy

At BRS it is our goal to inspire the next generation of young athletes, of all abilities. Using our PPA sessions in schools, football centres and Multi-sports holiday camps to encourage a healthy, positive lifestyle & most importantly nurturing a desire f

Marnhull Cricket Club

Marnhull Cricket Club is delighted to be running softball cricket training for women and girl's aged 12+. Training is run every Thursday evening 19:00 - 20:30. With a number of softball cricket festivals lined up throughout the summer,

John Boyd

National Development Manager