BaseballSoftballUK's Performance Team has announced a further three Coaching Level 1 Courses for 2023! The Level 1 course, designed to be completed in a five-hour period, is a great way to learn new skills or refresh basic knowledge before the outdoor playing season.

The course has been developed specifically for coaches that need to plan, deliver and evaluate a series of linked and progressive coaching sessions independently over the course of a season. 

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Dates and venues

  • 19 February 2023 - Loughborough University
  • 12  March 2023 - Clifton College, Watson's Playing Fields, Abbots Leigh, Bristol (BS8 3QD)
  • 26 March 2023 - Clifton College, Watson's Playing Fields, Abbots Leigh, Bristol (BS8 3QD)

Further courses will be announced soon in alternative locations. Each session costs £30.

Why do the course?

  • The course has been developed in partnership with Great Britain Baseball and Great Britain Softball, under the supervision of BaseballSoftballUK's new Performance Team.
  • You will learn everything you need to know to run practices and organise your team for an entire season.
  • You will learn how to creatively run practices, making the best use of time and space to engage participants of all abilities.
  • You will earn a coaching qualification recognised by BaseballSoftballUK.
  • You will interact with and learn from your peers while receiving the most up-to-date information on coaching techniques.
  • You will become a better and more well-rounded coach.

Who is the course suitable for?

  • Coaches who are responsible for teams over a season, including running practices, selecting line-ups and planning pre-season training.
  • Assistant coaches who lead on skills or plan other areas of practice.
  • Coaches who want to take responsibility for the ongoing development of players.
  • Coaches wishing to work independently or as a licensed coach.
  • Coaches who need the equivalent of a Level 1 Qualification or Award.
  • Experienced players looking to become a qualified coach.
  • Coaches who are looking for the next step in their development.

What are the pre-requisites to take the course?

Course outcomes

By the end of the course, coaches will...

  • Have an enhanced idea of how an existing baseball or softball club can recruit new members
  • Learn a structure for recreational sessions that isn’t taught on other coaching courses. 
  • Basic rules, skills and how to facilitate a training session. 
  • Fundamentals of running a training session, including: How to hit ground balls/fly balls, basic hitting instruction, basic fielding instruction, and baserunning
  • The basics of Baseball5 - the newest form of the sports


For any further information, please contact Colin Barrett here.


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