News (Umpires / BASU)
Two BASU umpires selected for Junior Women’s World Championship
14 March 2017
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.
Well-attended BASU AGM looks at how to make umpires better
20 February 2017
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.
Two BASU umpires selected for the Softball World Cup in Florida
10 October 2016
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.
BASU Fastpitch Umpire Course attracts good turnout
9 May 2016
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.
BASU to run fastpitch umpire course in May
28 March 2016
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!
BASU plans more training and umpire support
11 February 2016
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.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT EASTON SOFTBALL BATS
31 January 2016
The American Amateur Softball Association (ASA) has recently published an important announcement on its website about Easton softball bats.
Baseball and softball in YST Talent Camp
3 August 2015
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.
Legal bats and balls for the 2015 slowpitch season
29 March 2015
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.
Bridget Cameron to umpire at Junior World Championships
20 March 2015
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.