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  • 14
    Mar

    Two BASU umpires selected for Junior Women’s World Championship

    The World Baseball Softball Confederation has announced the appointment of 30 umpires from 23 countries to officiate at the 2017 WBSC Junior Women’s Softball World Championship, and two BASU umpires are among them.

  • 20
    Feb

    Well-attended BASU AGM looks at how to make umpires better

    More than 20 members of the British Association of Softball Umpires attended the 2017 BASU AGM on Saturday 11 February in Bristol to celebrate the organisation’s 25th anniversary and to make plans for the 2017 season.

  • 10
    Oct

    Two BASU umpires selected for the Softball World Cup in Florida

    Two experienced BASU umpires—Chris Moon and Pete Saunders—have been selected to umpire at the 2016 WBSC Slowpitch World Cup, to be played in Plant City, Florida from 17-20 November.

  • 9
    May

    BASU Fastpitch Umpire Course attracts good turnout

    An inaugural BASU one-day Fastpitch Umpire Course was run on Sunday 8 May at the Heston Venue, formerly the British Airways Concorde Club, in Cranford near Heathrow Airport.  The course was well-attended, with 12 participants who had wide-ranging experience as coaches, players and umpires, with backgrounds in fastpitch, slowpitch, and baseball.

  • 28
    Mar

    BASU to run fastpitch umpire course in May

    A one-day theory course in fastpitch umpiring and rules will be held on Sunday 8 May at a venue near Farnham Park, open to anyone interested in umpiring and to players who want to know more about the rules to gain that strategic edge!

  • 11
    Feb

    BASU plans more training and umpire support

    The British Association of Softball Umpires (BASU) held a well-attended AGM on Saturday 6 February in Slough, and much of the discussion was about how BASU can improve widen training opportunities and provide more support for new umpires.

  • 31
    Jan

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT EASTON SOFTBALL BATS

    The American Amateur Softball Association (ASA) has recently published an important announcement on its website about Easton softball bats.

  • 3
    Aug

    Baseball and softball in YST Talent Camp

    The Youth Sport Trust (YST) will include baseball and softball as two of the sports to be included this year in the annual YST National Talent Camp, to be held at Loughborough University in December 2015.

  • 29
    Mar

    Legal bats and balls for the 2015 slowpitch season

    BASU umpire and BSF Technical Officer Chris Moon sets out which bats and balls will be legal in British softball in 2015 – and it turns out to be the same as last season.

  • 20
    Mar

    Bridget Cameron to umpire at Junior World Championships

    Bridget Cameron, a BASU umpire who relocated from Brisbane, Australia to Edinburgh at the end of 2013, has been selected to represent Great Britain as an umpire at the 11th WBSC Junior Women’s Fastpitch World Championships in Oklahoma City, USA in August.

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