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Slowpitch Expanding into Europe


May 2, 2023


USSSA Slowpitch Expands Into Europe Through New Partnership With 360 Softball 


USSSA-sanctioned leagues and tournaments are set to start in European countries in 2024, giving the softball community opportunities to play slowpitch across Europe and North America.  


VIERA, Fla. — The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), the No. 1 multi-sport association in the country, today announced a partnership with 360 Softball Europe to bring USSSA Slowpitch to European countries beginning in 2024. 


The new partnership will offer greater opportunities for the softball community to play in USSSA-sanctioned Slowpitch leagues and tournaments throughout Europe and North America. 


Marc Stein, president of 360 Softball Europe who has successfully operated the European Slowpitch Softball Championships (ESSC) and other premier softball events with his team, takes on the role of USSSA Director of Slowpitch, Europe. 


“The partnership with USSSA is an important step for the development of slowpitch,” Stein said. “It opens up new opportunities for players in Europe and in the United States. USSSA entering the European market is exactly what we need for growth and expansion within the sport, and we look forward to a great future together.”


Added Sean Melvin, USSSA National Director of Slowpitch: “This is another giant step in the right direction of having a true USSSA World Tournament. This is something we’ve been working on for a long time, and we’re excited about the opportunities this will present for USSSA Slowpitch on an international level.” 


More details about USSSA Slowpitch’s European program will be released over the coming months. For more information on USSSA Slowpitch visit More information on 360 Softball can be found at


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