The BCSC summer classic what is it?
We were all taken by surprise – early 2021 – when the ‘Battle at the Castle’ organization announced that they were going to call it quits in. During its seven year tenure this successful and well organized event paved the way for a new kind of travel ball tournament, which gave so many kids, volunteers and supporters something to look forward to during the summer break.
We have to applaud Paul Bun (Baseball) and Jeroen den Duijn (Softball) for organizing an event where young athletes could experience high level baseball and softball in a fun and competitive environment. Shortly after the cancellation of the BatC we were bombarded with messages from our followers asking us to step in and take over.
It was practically a “No Brainer” to make an effort to fill the void the BatC was going to leave behind and organise a similar 5-day event but with our own touch and style.
“Grow the game of Baseball and Softball in the Netherlands and create the biggest, most exciting and fun youth tournament in the Netherlands and Europe”
The Baseball and Softball Culture Summer Classic is a tournament for kids and young adults between the ages of 10 and U21 and will be played in
Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
All games will be hosted at the Neptunus baseball and softball park. The U16 and U21 baseball finals will be played at the Neptunus Family stadium and all the softball and U13 baseball final(s) at the brand new turf pro field. Many games will also be streamed live, including the finals.
“This will arguably be the most exciting and fun youth tournament in the Netherlands and Europe”
Our goal is to bring you a next level summer tournament dedicated to creating a competitive but fun atmosphere where young players can excel at the highest level possible. This aluminum bat and wood bat tournament showcases some of Europe’s biggest talents. There is also room for fun, side events and entertainment.
We are going to create a nice “festival vibe” with different food- and shop stands at the ball park.
Players who register will be drafted into custom teams to make sure we have evenly balanced teams and more importantly to mingle people and form new friendships.
All teams will be coached by experienced coaches/players. And we will strive to get everybody an even amount of playing time.