KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The Softball Confederation of Asia (SCA) has released the official calendar of events for 2018 at the conclusion of their Executive Committee meeting. The annual meeting was attended by 12 member national federations.

The Asia continent will feature four official softball competitions and will host two umpire certification seminars.

10th Asian Men’s Softball Championship
23-28 April 2018
Jakarta, Indonesia
(An umpire certification seminar will be held in conjunction with the championship)

7th Asian Junior Women’s (U-19) Softball Championship
13-18 May 2018
Pampanga, Philippines
(An umpire certification seminar will be held in conjunction with the championship)

7th East Asian Women’s Softball Cup
12-15 June 2018
Nantou, Taiwan

2nd Asian Women’s Softball University Championship
26-27 October 2018
Nanjing, China

The SCA, in partnership with the Japan Softball Association, also conducted a coaching clinic in conjunction with the continental gathering.

WBSC At-Large Member and former national team coach Taeko Utsugi, along with Japanese Olympians Satoko Mabuchi and Rei Nishiyama trained approximately 100 coaches and athletes from Malaysia and Brunei.