Welcome to the Manchester Softball League

Welcome to Manchester Co-ed Softball League. We are one of the largest softball leagues in the UK, with over 500 players playing across 4 divisions in mixed gender teams (including non-binary). Our teams in Manchester play all year round with the outdoor season running from April to September and the indoor season running from October to March.

What is Softball?

Softball is very similar to baseball: we both play in a diamond, just we use a larger ball, pitch sizes are smaller and we pitch underarm (hence “soft” ball). But the ball itself is definitely not “soft”. We use fielding gloves, helmets, batting gloves and metal bats!

The game that keeps on growing!

Softball is becoming an increasingly popular sport within the UK with a number of leagues all around the country, and tournaments taking place nearly every weekend in summer for all travelling teams to attend.

The last couple of years have been very difficult, with the 2020 season more or less wiped out, and the 2021 season played under strict health & safety conditions. It looks like 2022 will see us return to normal, just in time to celebrate this league’s 30th anniversary!

If you are interested in playing Softball please see the “Get Involved” section.