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Net World Sports recently attended the BaseballSoftballUK Coach Summit, the UK’s biggest baseball and softball coaching event of the year, at the Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre in Marlow. This world-famous centre is a premier sporting venue and centre of excellence, providing world-class facilities to sports clubs and organisations, internationally, as well as to local clubs.

The BSUK Coach Summit returned live and in-person this year for the first time since 2020, and had the theme of “Getting Back To It” – following a return to a full season of normality, and with a massive year ahead for British Baseball and Softball – including Great Britain Baseball’s debut at the World Baseball Classic in March, the return of the MLB London Series 2023 in June, and the Softball World Cup Qualifiers in July for the GB Women’s Fastpitch Team.

The summit gathered some of the best and brightest minds in baseball and softball coaches from around the world to share their knowledge and expertise. The speakers at the summit included Chase Utley, a Major League Baseball (MLB) Veteran and MLB Europe Ambassador, Amy Moore, GB Softball Catcher and British Softball Hall of Famer, and Liam Carroll, Manager of the Single-A Salem Red Sox in the Boston Red Sox organisation.

Net World Sports were sponsors of this year’s Coach Summit and the British Baseball & Softball Coaching Awards, and also exhibited our products to the coaches that were all very well received. The products showcased included our FORTRESS Pro Baseball L-Screen [Nimitz Edition], FORTRESS Pro Softball Pitching Screen, and the FORTRESS Pop-Up Baseball Sock Net Screen.

“Net World Sports’ generosity in sponsoring the Coach Summit and Coaching Awards was fantastic, and they went above and beyond all expectations. Their donation of FORTRESS products to the coaches in attendance was a hugely appreciated surprise for the community and was a highlight for many attendees… we’re excited to work with Net World Sports going forward!”

Chris Knoblock, Public Relations Officer & Sports Broadcaster for BaseballSoftballUK

Our new found partnership with BSUK will enable us to improve our FORTRESS product range, through providing valuable feedback and assisting with product development. Both parties share the same ethos of wanting to increase education, accessibility and participation of baseball and softball in the UK so we’re excited to be working with the BSUK team.

Having previously supplied and installed our FORTRESS equipment to Baseball Ireland for their new 10,000sq. ft indoor facility, ‘Strike Zone’, we knew our equipment would be well received by the BSUK coaches. We provided custom netting, baseball cages, protective screens, along with training equipment to the Baseball Ireland team. You can find out more about the install here.


 By: Lois Jones

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