‘Pitch In’ : University Baseball / Softball Officer

Responsible to: the university

Role:

To lead and co-ordinate the development of softball at the host institution to encourage new players to come into the sport and to ensure that all players have a quality experience at whatever level they participate.

Key Relationships:

  • Athletic Union.
  • Student Union.
  • Club captains.
  • Sports Development Centre staff.
  • Hall sport secretaries.
  • University Director of Sport.
  • Local softball clubs.
  • BUCS.
  • BaseballSoftballUK (BSUK).

What you’ll do:

  • Start and promote the University Softball Club and increase the number of students playing softball at the university.
  • Appoint and work with club captains to develop the Softball Club, identifying where there may be a need for coaches, umpires, volunteers etc.
  • Work with BaseballSoftballUK and the university's Athletic Union and Student Union to deliver recreational softball activities/festivals that will encourage softball participation.
  • Increase access and opportunities to play softball on campus for staff and local residents.
  • Report monthly to the university and to BSUK on the number of students that have participated in a university softball session or event during that month.
  • Provide feedback to the Softball Club on best practice when necessary.
  • Promote volunteering opportunities to students outside the Softball Club.
  • Promote softball competition at the university; looking at BUCS teams, student Cup teams and/or intramural teams.

What you’ll be:

  • An existing student based at the university -- but you do not necessarily have to play softball.
  • Enthusiastic, with a "can do" attitude.
  • An excellent communicator, both written and verbal.
  • Able to work in a team but also able to work independently.
  • IT-literate.
  • Passionate about developing sports participation.

What you’ll get:

  • Funding support for your university's baseball or softball club.
  • BaseballSoftballUK clothing to promote and assist in your role.
  • Access to free training and NGB qualifications relevant to your role.

Benefits:

  • An excellent CV boost, with references provided by BaseballSoftballUK and the university.
  • Gaining invaluable skills, experience and training.
  • Experience of people management and partnership working.
  • Gaining confidence.
  • Making new friends, with great chances to network.
  • The opportunity of summer volunteer and paid work.

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