LondonSports is the largest and longest established youth baseball and softball league in the UK. For over 30 years we have given boys aged 5 to 17 and girls aged 5 to 18 the opportunity to learn and play baseball and softball in a safe, fun and family friendly environment.
Since our founding in 1986 we have registered over 15,000 children to play baseball and softball, throwing more than a million pitches. Our diverse enrolment from over 130 different schools representing around 20 different nationalities makes our league a unique learning environment. The atmosphere we create each game day by popping up 15 fields of play separates us from all youth leagues. Every year our league has an average of 36 teams across the 9 divisions and puts on over 250 games, while the fans enjoy a wonderful food court and merchandise stand.
We welcome young people of all nationalities, whether they are newcomers to the game or are experienced players. Our goal is to give each player the chance to learn about baseball or softball, instruction on how to improve their skills, develop self-confidence and self-esteem. In all our baseball divisions, whether developmental or competitive, we emphasize the value of teamwork and above all, good sportsmanship. We maintain this approach through the careful selection of coaches and assistants and constant vigilance of the players, coaches, umpires and parents during every game, to ensure they follow our code of conduct.
At the same time, we continuously enhance the skills of our players and are the largest feeder club to the youth national baseball and softball programs of respectively the British Baseball Federation and the British Softball Federation. Each year several of our players across all competitive age groups are selected to play for Team GB and some of our coaches are also part of the national program.
Since 2015 we are a charitable incorporated organization (London Baseball CIO #1161180), managed by a board of five Trustees and around twenty commissioners and league directors. We offer scholarships as well as discounts to players who live locally. We rely on sponsorships from Café Nero, JP Morgan and MASECO and the generosity of individual donors.
LondonSports is entirely made up of parent volunteers. We welcome your interest in volunteering. There are a variety of positions available e.g. Commissioners, coaching (head coach and assistants), general volunteering (events, administration, league desk, setting up the fields), umpiring, etc. Every little bit helps us run our League which provides our players a great way to learn baseball and softball, in central London.
If you would like to volunteer please email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your contact details, your preference of position (e.g., events, administration, league desk, coaching and etc) and a short bio of yourself.
NOTE: All our volunteers are required to pass a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check as required by UK regulation and our coaches attend a safeguarding course.