BSUK Coaching Award- South West

'The Level 2 qualification is the minimum operating standard for coaching baseball and softball independently. You will learn everything you need to run practice and organise your team for an entire season, whilst making the best use of time and space to engage participants of all abilities.'

26th February (9am-5pm)
19th March (9am-5pm)
26th March (9am-5pm)


This course has been developed specifically for club coaches that need to plan, deliver and evaluate a series of linked and progressive coaching sessions independently. It is a combined course designed for both baseball and softball coaches

Why do the course? 

  • You will learn everything you need run practice and organise your team for an entire season
  • Learn how to creatively run practice making the best use of time and space to engage participants of all abilities
  • Earn a coaching qualification that is recognised by BaseballSoftballUK, the British Baseball Federation and the British Softball Federation
  • This course has been developed in partnership with Great Britain Baseball and GB Softball
  • Interact with and learn from your peers whilst receiving the most up to date information on coaching techniques
  • You will become a better more well rounded coach because of this course

Who is it suitable for?

  • Coaches who are responsible for teams over a season including running practice, selecting lineups andb planning preseason
  • Assistant coaches who lead on skills areas or plan other areas of practice
  • Coaches that want to take responsibility for the ongoing development of players
  • Coaches wishing to work independently or as a licensed coach
  • Coaches who need an equivalent of a Level 2 Qualification or Award
  • Experienced players looking to become a qualified coach
  • Coaches with the old BSUK Level 1 and are looking for the next step in their development

What are the pre-requisites?
  • Learners must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Learners must attend one of the Pitching CPD modules (Baseball, Fastpitch or Slowpitch) plus one other CPD module prior to certification. The cost of attending each CPD course is included as part of the Coach Award, but if you choose to use the BSUK Coach Summit for your second CPD module then you must cover the full cost of attending the summit
  • Attendance of the CPD workshops is required before you can be certified.
  • Learners must have a coach license prior to certification
Learning Outcomes
  • Explain the role of the coach, how this relates to baseball and softball and how this differs for different participants needs
  • Lead sessions either on their own or as part of a coaching staff through the development of their skills, knowledge and confidence
  • Plan and deliver effective practices taking into account time and space considerations, safety, age specific needs, time of year, development stage of participants and sport specific needs
  • Understand the basic safety requirements when teaching pitching in baseball, fastpitch and slowpitch softball as well as catching in baseball and fastpitch softball
  • Teach the fundamental and generic skills of throwing and catching, hitting, playing infield, playing outfield and baserunning
  • Understand the basic principles of coaching and informing athletes on health and lifestyle including warming up and cooling down, nutrition, hydration, strength and conditioning, and the dangers of using performance enhancing drugs

Funding Funding opportunity through Sports Coach UK. For more details click the link-


  • Please be aware that we need to achieve a minimum requirement of learners to be able to confirm the course is going ahead.
  • We aim to communicate a cancellation with learners 7-14 days in advance of the course date.

Terms and Conditions

  • If you cancel within 7 days or fail to attend the course without good reason (at the sole discretion of Sport Structures), the full fee will apply.
  • If you cancel within 14 days of the qualification then 50% of cost will be returned to you
  • Once payment and the application form is returned, confirmation of course details will be sent 7 days prior to the course.
  • If Sport Structures cancels the course, you will automatically be booked onto the next available course date. 
  • We advise that accommodation / train tickets should not be booked until a course confirmation letter is received or a Sport Structures member of staff confirms that the course is definitely going ahead as we will not refund expenses incurred
  • In the event of a tutor not being able to tutor a course at short notice due to an emergency, we will contact you to inform you and re-organise the course. 
  • The information provided by the applicant will be stored on the Sport Structures CIC Database and held in accordance with the Data Protecting Act 1998.


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