BSF re-emphasises policy on lightning during softball play
15 May 2021
Recent news reports of the death of a nine-year-old boy who was struck by lightning while playing football in Blackpool have led the BSF to remind the community about its own policy and advice regarding lightning.
BSF looking for a Federation Safeguarding Officer
8 April 2021
The British Softball Federation (BSF) is looking to recruit a Safeguarding Officer.
PowerPoint presentation on concussion in softball now available
13 May 2019
A webinar on concussion issues in softball was presented to the BSF AGM earlier this year by an experienced Canadian physiotherapist, Jessica Mancini. The PowerPoint slides from this presentation are now available to any softball club or league that would like to have them.
Run the Bases launches pilot programme in Malta
10 November 2017
Run the Bases is a newly-formed sport development organisation that aims to tackle gender inequalities in sport through softball, and one of the key people behind it is former UCLA softball player Tara Henry, currently resident in the UK and providing occasional coaching support for BSUK’s Academy Softball.
BSF looking for Safeguarding Liaison Officer
24 November 2014
The British Softball Federation wishes to appoint a Safeguarding Liaison Officer (SLO) to play an essential role in fulfilling the BSF’s commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. The SLO will oversee the implementation of the Joint Safeguarding Policy on behalf of the BSF and will work directly with BaseballSoftballUK’s Lead Welfare Officer.
BSF Executive Meeting Report: 13 November 2014
16 November 2014
The BSF Executive held its latest monthly conference call meeting on the evening of Thursday 13 November. Click through for a journalistic report on the highlights of discussions and decisions.
Concussion in youth softball and baseball
14 July 2014
Concussion in sport has been much in the news lately following a number of incidents in the recent football World Cup, and the British Softball Federation thinks that more awareness of the issue in softball and baseball would be a good thing – particularly where youth players are concerned.
Guidance for Pregnant Players
21 August 2013
The British Softball Federation Executive is looking to develop guidance for individuals, teams and leagues regarding players playing softball when pregnant, and the Executive is keen to speak to doctors and other medical professionals in the softball community.
BSF Executive still looking for Welfare Officer
12 April 2013
One post remains unfilled on the BSF Executive—that of Welfare Officer. This is a key role and the Executive is looking for suitable candidates to come forward.
BSF requirements for Under-18s playing adult softball
18 March 2013
After several months of consultation and refinement, the BSF Executive has now published minimum requirements that must be met in order for young people aged under 18 to play, coach or umpire in adult softball teams, whether slowpitch or fastpitch. A vote at the BSF AGM in February has made these requirements mandatory rather than voluntary guidelines.