National University Baseball & Softball Conference 2016
The Second University Baseball / Softball Officer conference will be held on Saturday, 24 September at Arena Sports in Kettering.
This day offers an opportunity for those involved, or wanting to become involved, in baseball or softball within the university environment. It will be a chance to get together and share ideas about the growth of the sports in this sector.
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Training will be provided in a series of workshops, including recruitment, working with the University, and post-study routes into the baseball and softball communities. For those who are not currently qualified we will also be running a BSUK Activator course on the day. This course is designed to engage players of all abilities, keeping sessions fun and focusing on participation through challenges, mini games as well as skill development.
We are currently able to support two members of each university to attend, however, as the date approaches extras spaces may be opened up.
The USO programme was born out of an idea put forward in 2011 by the BSUK Youth Panel (now called the BSUK Future Leaders). Closely following behind this the UBO programme also commenced, giving similar benefits to those who wanted to develop baseball within their universities.
Since 2009 the university sector has grown from five teams to now having over 1,000 new participants finding the sports through this route. To maintain this growth and sustain the current teams, we hope that this conference will support you in the coming year to further this crucial area of development.
So, what do you need to do now?
- Click here to register for the day by 12:00pm on Friday 16th September and to let us know about any dietary requirements that you have.
- For those needing to attend the Activator course, you need to register for this separately by clicking here.
- Talk to any previous USO/UBOs that have been part of your university to bring any problems/concerns that they may have previously run into.
- Book any train/coach tickets to Kettering that you need as travel is often cheaper when booked in advance. The full address is: Arena Sports, Thurston Dr, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6PB
- You will need to bring sports clothing and if you prefer to bring your own equipment for the Activator course please do so, although equipment will be provided.