Meet UCLA Club Softball!
We are a student-run, student-funded fastpitch softball team under UCLA Recreation Club Sports. Our 2017-2018 squad is composed of 18 Bruins spanning all years, majors, and hometowns, but we are united by our drive and desire to play softball. Under the Pacific-South Conference of the NCSA, we play six other teams in three-game series from across Southern California and Arizona during our nine-week-long regular season.
After dying out due to lack of funding and interest, this program was reinstated by a group of ambitious Bruins in 2014 who were determined to continue playing fastpitch softball in college. Since that first start-up season with a roster of thirteen players, the club has had student leaders who not only maintained our club but have strived to recruit players that share their passion for the game. Now, four years later, our mission is to use this foundation to improve our program’s financial stability so that teams in the upcoming years will have the resources necessary to reach their full competitive potential!
The funds for the past few years have been just enough to get the team through the season. We work to keep our club dues as affordable as possible so that financial constraints are not a deterring factor for our college-age athletes, but the costs for maintaining our program can run very high. One home series will cost us about $600-$700, which includes reserving a softball field, hiring umpires, and providing game balls. One away series will cost us about $450-$500, including lodging, fleet rentals, gas money, and food. One Bruin’s entire uniform will come out to about $80, and our current team equipment consists of one dozen practice balls, a tee, one set of catcher’s gear, and a set of practice bases. Every contribution to our campaign alleviates the financial burden placed on our players, and for that we are grateful!
How You Can Help!
As an organization, providing our players with reliable equipment, safe playing fields, and comfortable travel are our main financial priorities. Our team hopes to push past the bare minimum and build a momentum that will bring us up to par with the resources that more established club teams in our league have. We aim to establish a lasting foundation for future Club Softball Bruins that will take our program to the NCSA World Series in Georgia. Your contribution, however much, will help us toward achieving these goals! Your kind and generous support is very much appreciated. Go Bruins!!
If you'd like to read more about our program, check out these articles! Courtesy of The Daily Bruin and the UCLA Club Sports website.
Check us out on instagram @uclaclubsoftball and find us on facebook under UCLA Club Softball to meet our players and follow our season!