News (Fastpitch softball)
A Midlands Youth Fastpitch Series – three events offering coaching and competition for young current or aspiring fastpitch softball players – will be run on three weekend days in April, May and June by BSUK, with two sessions in Milton Keynes and one in Nottingham.
This weekend, the annual BSUK Awards will be presented from 6:00-8:00 pm at Birmingham City University, immediately following the BSUK Coach Summit. The Awards have been expanded this year to include a Volunteer of the Year and Umpire of the Year in an effort to recognise the wider workforce who impact our sports.
Nine athletes from BSUK’s High Performance Academy and one young coach from our community attended the annual Youth Sport Trust National Talent Camp held at the University of Loughborough from 16-19 November.
UK Sport, the agency that funds Olympic sports and athletes in Britain, announced today that no money has been allocated to baseball or softball national team programmes for the Tokyo Olympic cycle – but the door has been left open to review that decision in a year’s time.
Two young athletes from the GB Baseball and Softball programmes – Conner Brown and Laura Hirai—were nominated recently for the BBC’s Young Sports Personality of the Year competition.
BaseballSoftball UK is now accepting applications from aspiring young coaches and umpires, and from athletes who attend BSUK’s High Performance Academy, who want to be part of the second-ever baseball and softball cohort to attend the annual Youth Sport Trust National Talent Camp.
BSUK is running its next Time to Listen safeguarding course on Monday 17 October in Northampton from 5.45-8.45 pm at Northamptonshire Sport, John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes, Northampton NN4 7YD.
BSUK is pleased to announce that high-quality broadcasts of the semi-final and final games at the Premier Nationals on 14 August, produced byWebcastSport, are now available to watch for free on bsuk.tv.
British Baseball and Softball is elated with the announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (OCOG) to reinstate baseball/softball back on to the Olympic programme, following the 129th IOC Session in Rio de Janeiro.
The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has given its approval for the inclusion of baseball and softball among a new sports package for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.