Hosting a Championship
The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) invites member federations to express their interest in hosting a WBSC Championship. WBSC Softball World Championships showcase the best players and teams from throughout the world at various categories.
These are: WBSC Women’s World Softball Championship, WBSC Jr. Women’s World Softball Championship, WBSC Men’s World Softball Championship, WBSC Jr. Men’s World Softball Championship.
Organising these WBSC events gives the opportunity to the national federation to develop the game locally, while also providing world-wide exposure for their program and the hosting region.
Benefits of hosting a championship
The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) is committed that baseball not only grows worldwide through the organisation of various WBSC championships, but also ensures that national federations benefit of hosting a WBSC Softball World Championship before, during and after an event. Other benefits are:
- Helps construction of new or renovation of existing facilities to support the development of the game at all levels.
- Increased number of high quality softball development programs for professional, amateur, youth and grassroot levels.
- Improved cooperation between host cities, sponsors, media and local community at large.
- Enhanced partnerships and greater commercial activity and investment from new sponsors, media and broadcasters.
- Help in breaking down social barriers for participation and better opportunities for both women and young people.
- Using well-known softball players and coaches as role models to encourage kids and emerging players and to promote health and other social benefits.
Process of bidding for a championship
- WBSC asks National Federations to express interest in hosting a WBSC Championship.
- National Federations express their interest in an WBSC event and return the bidding form to the WBSC Office.
- WBSC evaluates the various bid submissions.
- WBSC identifies and selects the most suitable candidate for approval by the Executive Committee.
- WBSC announces the successful host for the WBSC Championship.
The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has produced a number of manuals that aim to guide the local commitees through the organization of an international baseball event. The manuals were produced by the WBSC Tournaments Department to help set a standard for the organisation of events, in order to ensure the success delivery and sustainable legacy of the WBSC Softball World Championships.