FAQ

Which bats are allowed to be used in ESF tournaments?
Check the  Bats regulations section. For complete specifications.

Bats used in ESF Competitions must have the current ISF logo and / or an ASA (USA Softball) logo and NOT be present on the ASA (USA Softball) non-approved bat list. Please check the list carefully: several bats have been added since 2015. Bats on that list cannot be approved. http://usa.asasoftball.com/e/build_batlist_one_page.asp

How can I enter a team to an ESF tournament?
Championships may only be entered by national teams through an official application form "Entry form for Championships" which can be found in the  Documents section. For the following European Cups, teams need to be qualified through the last edition or through a national competition: Men’s Super Cup, Women’s Premiere Cup, Women’s Cup Winners Cup, Women’s Cup, application form "Entry form for Cups" available in the Documents section. The following European Cups are open to any teams if approved by their National Federation: EMRYT (U-13), special application form "Entry for EMRYT" in the  Documents section. 

Entry forms must be sent to the ESF no later than December 31st of the year preceding the year of the competition. Entry form for EMRYT must be sent no later than April 15 of the year when the competition takes place.

I want to play/coach softball in Europe, who do I contact?
You can create your profile in the " Player Market" section, from where European clubs/teams have the option to contact you. Teams too, can submit their needs for players or coaches here.

I’d like to go to a tournament with my team abroad, where can I find a list of available tournaments?
In the Unofficial Tournaments section you can pick a tournament that suits you the best. You can also filter these by various categories.

How can I have my article / project / tournament published on the ESF website?
Contact our Communications Director at hnovotna(at)europeansoftball.org

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