In 2003, Ransome Sporting Goods, looked to produce their own brand of baseball and softball equipment targeting the volume and recreational side of the market.
Since that time the range has continued to grow with RSG owning the brand and being capable of applying it to a whole range of product ideally suited to this side of the market, both from a Retail and Educational perspective. All products are well designed and attractively packaged. The range includes wood and aluminum bats, as well as gloves and packs.
BRONX FASTBALL PROGRAMME
With the aid of BaseballSoftballUK, the development arm of the British Baseball Federation and British Softball Federation, RSG developed a range of equipment aimed at the development of players within the United Kingdom and Ireland. This equipment is specifically aimed at entry level of both sports and to introduce key skills need to play the games.
The aim of the Bronx Fastball products is to introduce Baseball and Softball to players in schools and clubs to teach the fundamental skills of catching, throwing and hitting whilst having fun and enjoying the two sports. The equipment is designed to be lightweight and easy to use. Wood bats have been replaced by polypropolene bats, whilst gloves are replaced with Velcro catching paddles.
Alongside the Bronx Fastball programme we have also developed team packs which are ideally suited for starting to play the sports more competitively. These packs have two levels; Under 16 to introduce new players to the type of equipment which will be used, and a full Senior pack for those looking to start playing at a higher level. Both packs are endorsed by BaseballSoftballUK.
Bronx Fastball is a new programme launched to introduce young people to the exciting sports of baseball and softball. The programme is made up of fun activities and games that will help develop movement, striking, fielding, throwing and catching skills.
Bronx Fastball is an exciting new summer sport game that youngsters will be demanding to play all year round - inside sports halls and outside on grass fields.
Bronx Fastball is the official introductory game of BaseballSoftballUK.
Head of development - BSUK