Learn about training available through BSA, as a player, youth or umpire.

About training with bsa

What do we offer at BSA?

Want to improve your game? Our qualified  coaches run regular training, a great opportunity to improve your game or to keep your skills honed. Weekly outdoor sessions run during the first half of the summer season and a series of indoor evening sessions are organised during the off-season.

The Bristol Softball Association has a long history of providing quality coaching for all levels of play.   All our coaches are nationally qualified with years of experiences and hundreds of coaching hours. 

Outdoor Training

Usually held at our league fields – Clifton College, Abbotts Leigh.  During the season there are open training sessions held 6.30 to 8.30 p.m. on Mondays, using starting on the last Monday in April – watch out for announcements on the Bristol softball Facebook site. These sessions are primarily aimed at beginners and intermediate but all players are welcome. All balls, bases bats and gloves are provided for use, all in a friendly welcoming atmosphere to help you improve your game. 

There is a small charge for these events of £2 per head.  

In 2021 these practices will be Covid compliant, please bring your own hand sanitiser and mask.     

2021 Outdoor Training Information

WHERE: Little Stoke Park (Initially. Any changes to the location will be posted on the Facebook page)

TIME: 5:30 PM for beginners and 6:00 PM for everyone

– Wed 31 Mar,
– Thur 8 Apr,
– Tue 13 Apr,
– Mon 19 Apr,
– Tue 27 Apr.
(more dates TBA)

COST: £2 per session

Teams are welcome to join and we will try our best to keep you together as best we can (in line with Covid regulations). Mark your calendars and please invite new people who might like to give softball a try. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kevin Quincey or Aaron Thomas. We can’t wait to see you out there!

Indoor Training

This is currently on hold due Government restrictions 

Over the spring of the year, the BSA hold a series of indoor coaching sessions, normally on a Tuesday or Thursday evening for two hours at Badminton School sports hall, starting at 6.30 p.m. followed by a social beer at the nearest pub. There is a small charge of £5 to cover the cost of the sports hall. 

This may change so please watch the Bristol Softball Facebook page for details