GLSML Softball 101 sessions to start on Monday 9 May

Thu 5 May 2016

The Greater London Softball Mixed League (GLSML) will start its annual series of beginners’ sessions, Softball 101, on Monday 9 May from 6.30-8.30 pm.  The sessions will run every Monday evening until mid-August – usually followed by a trip to the pub!

Sessions will be held on Pitch 7 in Regents Park, and participants should enter the park by the Gloucester Gate.  The cost will be £3 per session and equipment will be provided – but players should bring their own glove if they have one.

The sessions are designed, not only for complete beginners, but for relatively new players who want to improve their game.

The sessions will give all players the confidence to catch, throw, field and bat while learning the rules of the game.  All skills are built into game situations – and unlike X-factor, no one will be voted off each week!

Softball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the UK at the moment.  GLSML Softball 101 offers a great chance to get involved with a fun and friendly mixed-sex sport and community.  GLSML coaches will help new players hit home runs, take amazing catches and turn outstanding double plays – and you’ll meet a load of new people while doing it.

At the end of the summer, participants who attend the sessions will form a team to enter the Greater London Softball Mixed League in the 2017 season.

For more details, email or join the Facebook group:


Here is what some former Softball 101 participants have had to say about the sessions:

“The social side is strong, and everyone is welcomed regardless of experience or skill level.” Alex

“Easy-going atmosphere, no pressure and great people.” Lili

“I knew nothing at all about softball.  I had seen baseball but that’s about it!  My girlfriend suggested we play and I loved it!” Neal

“I liked the fact that the sessions were split into skills/drills and a game.  This allowed the correct techniques required for general game play to be learned, and then we implemented them in a match.”  Sarah

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