Clubs & Leagues

Are you looking to expand the reach of your current club or league – perhaps by forming a new team, establishing a junior programme or seeing if there is a market to establish a new league in your local area? If so, then BaseballSoftballUK’s Hit the Pitch programme is for you.

BaseballSoftballUK (BSUK) has put together a programme tailored to the needs of existing clubs and leagues that want to expand. There are already more than 500 adult teams and 150 youth teams playing baseball, slowpitch or fastpitch softball through clubs and leagues up and down the country, and this provides a great basis for expansion. Whether you want to run a Taster Day to increase your profile and pick up new members, set up another team within your club or league or start up and run a new league to reach new playing markets, perhaps using a different format of the sports than is currently played by your club or league, we have a support package for you.

The Packages

OPEN DAYS FOR NEW MEMBERS

Do you want to attract new members to your club or league? BSUK can help you stage an open 'Come and Try' day.

Ideal For:

  • Creating new competition opportunities
  • Attracting new members
  • Fundraising
  • Raising profile

Delivery Ideas:

  • Club Open Day
  • Club Social Day
  • Community events

Includes:

  • Pitch hire including provision of bases and fields marked (if required)
  • Activator to make your session an enjoyable experience, or Activator training
  • Playing Guide resource

Sample Format:

  • 10.00 am: Introduction to the game, explanation of rules and how to use equipment
  • 11.00 am: Skills development and practice
  • 12.00 pm: Game(s)
  • 1.00 pm: Wrap-up and close

Equipment:

  • All the equipment you need

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FORMING A NEW TEAM IN AN EXISTING COMPETITION (DEVELOPMENT TEAMS)

Do you want to expand your club or league by establishing a new team?

Ideal For:

  • Creating a new team
  • Growing the club 
  • Integrating new players 

Delivery Ideas:

  • Create competition opportunities for new members
  • Satellite clubs

Includes:

  • As Day Package PLUS:
  • Online Team Organisers' Pack
  • Connections to local leagues
  • Entry to local competitions
  • Development support to link with local schools
  • Volunteer development support
  • Playing membership for Hit the Pitch

Sample Format:

  • 6.00 pm: Arrival, warm-up, throwing and batting practice
  • 7.00 pm: Game time
  • 8.30 pm: Wrap-up and close

Equipment:

  • Discounted equipment available and access to BSUK payment scheme

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NEW ADULT LEAGUE ASSOCIATED WITH AN EXISTING CLUB OR LEAGUE

Establishing a new league, in the format you already play or perhaps in a different format, is a great way of expanding the reach of baseball and/ or slowpitch or fastpitch softball in your local area.

Ideal For:

  • New members 
  • Income generation 
  • Growing the club
  • Developing new volunteers 

Delivery Ideas:

  • New weekend morning/evening league 
  • Schools league run by club at club ground
  • Satellite clubs/league

Includes:

  • As Team Package PLUS:
  • Online League Organisers' Pack
  • League schedules
  • Finals Day support from BSUK staff
  • League and team administration functionality
  • Support to establish teams to enter local and regional competitions

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 Club were really pleased to launch our first ever youth programme at the Mustangs and we plan to deliver more programmes in schools to grow our youth numbers to the point that we have a little league running out of our home field!

    Lee Ralph, Southampton Mustangs Baseball Club

  • Overall, this can only benefit ourselves as a club, and will hopefully lead to more members – not just of our adult and junior baseball teams, but also to the development of a softball section and even a league run by the club.

    Michael Burdett, Guildford Mavericks Baseball & Softball Club

 

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!