Indoor Softball is an increasingly popular version of slowpitch softball, played mainly during the winter months. It's a great way to keep sharp and hone your skills while getting (or staying) fit in a fun and friendly environment.
Indoor Softball, a co-ed (or mixed-sex) sport, is played by two teams of eight players as a variation of slowpitch softball in a contained court with a pitcher pitching an underarm delivery to a batter. However, unlike normal slowpitch softball, the aim of Indoor is to score points for the number of bases a batter reaches, while teams lose points when batters are out. This means that in some cases, a team can actually get a negative or minus score.
There is no standard rulebook for Indoor -- the game usually evolves to fit the site or the requirements of particular players.
Indoor softball is normally two innings long and innings are not defined by the number of outs but instead are played against the clock.
As a starting point, you can download the rules from the BSUK London Indoor Softball League here as a reference for playing the game.
London Indoor Softball League
The league is divided into two divisions, with Competitive (Comp) and Recreational (Rec) divisions playing on alternate weeks. All teams will have five weeks of regular season play, with as many games possible per day.
Those registering teams are welcome to request a division, but, in the interests of fairness and to balance both the Comp and Rec divisions, BSUK reserves the right to make final decisions on which division teams will be assigned to.
To be announced
Please note that all venue rules must be followed, and no alcohol is allowed on site. Failure to follow these rules could jeopardise the league.
London Indoor rules are bespoke to the format, and you can find them below
To be announced for 2023
Individual players who wish to get involved can email Liz Knight here.
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If you have any questions, please contact BaseballSoftballUK
North West Indoor Softball League
Soccer Factory Sports - Royle Barn Rd, Rochdale OL11 3DT (map)
Please note that all venue rules must be followed. Failure to follow these rules could jeopardise the league.
North West Indoor rules are bespoke to the format, and you can find them below
League fees will be £65 per week.
Please note that your team is nor officially registered until the first payment is received in full.
If you have any questions, please contact Luis Arrevillagas here.