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

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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

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

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.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can seeks to tell the real stories of women who get active or play sport in the way that’s right for them using images that show what activity really looks like in all its glory.

National Governing Bodies

Baseball Softball UK

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Leeds Softball League

Leeds Softball League

Welcome to Leeds Softball - a fun, friendly and inclusive sport.

Sport Works (Yorkshire) Ltd

Sport Works (Yorkshire) Ltd

Sport Works has a clear vision – to improve health, education and employment skills by harnessing the power of sport and leisure.

Aligned to this, we specialise in working with schools and disadvantaged/ disabled groups to improve health outcomes via

Softball

Dynamite Softball Club

We are leeds biggest and most active softball club. We have 3 adults teams and one Youth (14-19yrs) team who all play in Leeds Softball Association. Games are played on week nights and we also send teams to tournaments up and down the country on weekends

BaseballSoftball UK Facilities Fund

BaseballSoftball UK Facilities Fund

BaseballSoftballUK, the development agency for both sports in the United Kingdom, has launched its new Facilities Fund. BSUK has committed £10,000 per year to the Fund for the next five years, and Development Chartered clubs and leagues can apply for up to £5,000 in funding.

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