Baseball in the British Baseball Federation (BBF) is an amateur sport. In 2016, the BBF had 39 clubs registered that played in our adult and youth competitions and leagues. Registered clubs to the BBF are primarily non-profit and in some cases, are registered charities. The BBFs regular season starts in April and finishes in September with our National Baseball Championships and Youth National Baseball Championships.
BBF Club teams are responsible for organising their own in and off- season activities (training). Clubs are also responsible for coordinating their playing fields, practices, sourcing equipment, recruiting players to their clubs and adhering to the BBF rules. Playing fields vary in dimensions, based on youth and adult competition and regulations. To view any baseball game as a fan usually requires no tickets as attendance is free. Club fields are in an open field configuration. Check our website for club address details.
There are baseball clubs all around the country with adult teams (primarily men but women are also welcome) and with youth teams at different age levels (similar to Little League age groups; age groups in image below are indicative only). These teams play in leagues that range from social and recreational to very competitive, and most clubs will welcome new players and teach them the game.
To learn more about how to join a club near you, refer to our diamond finder or our website sections: senior or junior (youth).
The following clubs or organisations are running open recruitment and/or training sessions during the winter where new players will be welcome in the lead-up to the 2017 season.
At this time please refer to our club team page for more information regarding any respective club providing offseason training.. As teams finalise their offseason training schedules we will post in the below section.
There are also Regional and National Academies for youth baseball players, open to anyone aged 10-25 who wants to attend. You can find dates and details in the Events section on the BSUK website or on the Academy Page.
The 2016 baseball season has now ended, so the emphasis over the winter will be on recruiting and training. Many clubs will run open training sessions over the closed season where new players will be welcome, and these are listed below.
We will add to this list as we get more information, so re-visit this page from time to time.