BaseballSoftballUK, along with the British Baseball Federation and the British Softball Federation, are excited to announce that Coach Summit 2023, the UK’s biggest baseball and softball coaching event of the year, will take place live and in-person at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre on 28-29 January 2023!


The British Baseball and Softball Coaching Awards will take place at an awards dinner on the night of 28 January, and nominations are now open. New for 2023 is the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion award, given to the coach who has “made a contribution towards tackling inequality and removing barriers to participants from underrepresented groups.” You can nominate a deserving coach here.

The theme of the 2023 Coach Summit is “Getting Back to It” – with a return to a full season of normality following the COVID-19 Pandemic and a massive year coming up for British Baseball and Softball, including the World Baseball Classic, London Series 2023, and the Softball World Cup Qualifiers for the GB Women’s Fastpitch Team, 2023 will be one of the biggest years ever for our sports!

Workshops will provide you – the coach – with a ‘one-stop-shop’ to get you ready for the 2023 season.  Including specialty skills training tailored to baseball, fastpitch softball and slowpitch softball, all your governance requirements, safeguarding and DBS service will be available.  

You will be able to participate in panel discussions with coaches from our sports and others, talking about why it is so important to have great coaches feeding the system – from the grassroots to the elite and professional level, each coach will share their personal perspective on their journey through sport.

For the first time, the Coach Summit 2023 will take place at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, one of the UK’s most stunning and famous sporting venues.

The ticket packages for the Coach Summit 2023 are as follows:

  • Coach Summit (No Accommodation): £140
  • Coach Summit (Single Room): £200
  • 2x Coach Summit and Shared Room: £355
  • Coach Awards/Dinner/No Accommodation: £40
  • Coach Awards/Dinner/Single Accommodation: £100
  • 2x Coach Awards/Dinner/Shared Accommodation: £160

*All Coach Summit tickets include Coach Awards

Sponsorship opportunities are available, please contact Erica Barrett here.

The Coach Summit 2023 Programme, schedule and speakers will be updated as we get closer to the day - please check the Coach Summit hub for updates, here.

Book your place here and we'll see you at Bisham Abbey in January!