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The year 2021 of French baseball, softball and baseball5

The year 2021 of French baseball, softball and baseball5


Publication} 12-23-2021

Again in the year 2021 of French baseball; softball and baseball5 marked by the resumption of activities after a new year 2020.

Find them end of the year message by Acting President Fabien Carrette-Legrand.

At the end of the tunnel; a short but intense 2021 season!

After months of waiting; respecting the protocol for resuming activities and recovery assistance systems such as Take your license and the Discovery pass; the 2021 season was able to officially resume in early June. Despite a schedule that has sometimes become a puzzle given the congestion of national events in a period of just five months; all the planned events were able to take place and the game resumed with such intensity that the level of practice has already returned. to that of pre-covid. Find the full national ranking at the end of the article.

The Little League of Interligues 2021 at the end of August in Pineuilh; symbol of resilience with more than 350 participants; supervisors and organizers gathered in a reinforced health framework for a successful event. Credit FFBS / Glenn Gervot.

Didier Seminet delivers to the head of the Federation

After more than 10 years at the head of the Didier Seminet Federation; re-elected in March 2021; he assumed office after his election as general secretary of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee in June. Appointed in September by the Steering Committee; Fabien Carrette-Legrand assumed the Interim presidency pending the election of the new President for the remaining term on January 4; 2022.

Didier Seminet and Fabien Carrette-Legrand during the handover in early September in La Rochelle.

Men’s softball; the test – finally – transformed

Relaunched in 2020 but frustrated by the postponement of the European Championships due to Covid; the French men’s softball team was finally able to compete in the Euro; the first European competition of the year. For their first outing since 1995; the Blues ended at the foot of the podium; making his way entry to the WBSC World Ranking and already giving an appointment for Euro 2023.

France’s men’s softball team; 4th at Euro 2021. Credit FFBS / Glenn Gervot.

15U Baseball; a historic classification for the 2022 World Cup

After the 18Us in 2009 and the 12Us in 2014; it is the turn of the 15Us to earn the first qualification in their history for the WBSC Baseball World Cup. European runners-up in a final with an unimaginable scenario; the French have validated their ticket to the 2022 World Cup; the dates and location of which have yet to be announced.

The Czechs and the French pose for a souvenir photo after an unprecedented final at the 2021 15U European Baseball Championship. The two nations will meet again in the 2022 World Cup.

Find all the France Collectives results; including the second consecutive Top 6 of the French Women’s Softball Team; at the end of the article.

Despite a rejuvenated team following the retirement of several internationals; France posted its second consecutive Top 6 to the Euro; synonymous with qualification for the 2022 Super 6. Photo credit: Glenn Gervot Photography

The “five-five” continues to grow; driven by an ambitious federal strategy

While the third season of theCall for Baseball5 Projects just closed and the names of the participants in the 2nd edition of the French Open Baseball5 January 22/23; 2022 in Montpellier has just been presented; the Federation announces the launch of an Infrastructure Plan with the aim of providing the Regional Leagues with removable pitches for the organization of events and tournaments in the territories and continue with the work of massification of the urban discipline of baseball / softball that has just been recognized as high-level by the Ministry in charge sports.

Nothing seems to stop the development of the five-five; a new urban baseball / softball discipline; added to the Youth Olympic Games program and recently recognized as the highest level. Photo credit to FFBS / Glenn Gervot.

New alliances to strengthen digitization and service to clubs and practitioners

In line with the actions undertaken during the previous legislature; the Federation has intensified its service efforts to the club and has reinforced its digitization strategy with the signing of several alliances that have reinforced the club’s offer. Club MVP – Most Valuable Members. With Skillful shark; in particular in the framework of TripleJeu Challenge; in order to assist data collection and analysis; with SwishLive to improve the visibility of the practice; with hello for payment management and simplification of license entry (launch early 2022); with GoMyPartner to help licensees finance their sports practice and with My trainer to help coaches manage their daily lives (application scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2022).

The association signed by the Federation with MyCoach thinks big with an application that should constitute the digital ecosystem of French baseball softball baseball5 that brings together all the services offered to clubs and licensees. A real leap forward coupled with a unique opportunity to centralize and harmonize many digital initiatives that have emerged in recent years.

Following its brand strategy; the Federation has also signed a Historic licensing agreement with New Era and the Decathlon network in order to distribute the cap of the French team in the stores of the world leader in the distribution of sporting goods. Presented by Camille Foucher; international baseball player and employee of the group; the cap was acclaimed by French female golfers… who wore it during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics!

First issuance of Professional Qualification Certificates

New milestone for training with the expedition of the first Certificates of Professional Qualification (CQP); a long-awaited device for finding qualified employment in the sports field. Holders of this professional diploma obtain a first qualification and can intervene in many sports structures. The National Training Institute The list of participants for the third session of DEJEPS Baseball Softball Cricket has also been finalized.

They won a scholarship to continue their training course abroad

After a record 2020 year for the signing of young French athletes into the North American school system; the series continued in 2021 with Lucas khemache; Mathias lacombe; Joseph Toubeaux and Thibault Mercadier; from leo jiminian – first player trained in France to sign in NCAA Division 1 Baseball and kimane rogron.

The son of former international Carlos Jiminian; Léo Jiminian became the first French-trained player to sign for NCAA Division 1 Baseball. Credit FFBS / Glenn Gervot.

After a 2020 season canceled by the Covid; the NCAA resumed its rights in 2021 and the internationals Mélissa Mayeux and Kimane Rogron he shone there; respectively; in NCAA Division 1 Softball and NJCAA Division 1 Softball.

Kimane Rogon (NJCAA D1) and Mélissa Mayeux (NCAA D1) qualified for the playoffs in the 2021 season.

In your Clubs; a series that puts clubs in the spotlight

Each month the Federation dedicates a portrait to one of the Federation clubs; reviewing its history; its news and its projects.

The national record

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The teams of the Beeball 9U Rookie 2022 French Open.
Montigny-le-Bretonneux winner of the 2021 French Open Beeball 10U Major.


Good winner of the French Open 12U Softball 2021. Credit Armand Lenoir.
Saint-Raphaël; 2021 French women’s softball champion. Credit Glenn Gervot.
Evry-Courcouronnes; winner of the 2021 France Women’s Softball Challenge.
Montpellier; 2021 French Men’s Softball Champion. Credit Glenn Gervot.


La Vallée du Gapeau French Baseball Champion 12U 2021.
  • Little League 12U / Major Interleague: BALE
The 2021 PACA League Winner of Interligues Little League Baseball 12U / Major. Credit Glenn Gervot.
Nice France Baseball Champion 15U 2021.
The winner of the Ile-de-France League of the Little League Baseball 15U / Senior of Interligues 2021. Credit Glenn Gervot.
Rouen winner of the 2021 18U French Open Baseball.
2021 Rouen French Baseball Champion. Credit Glenn Gervot.
Montpellier winner of the France Baseball Challenge 2021. Credit Glenn Gervot.
Béziers winner of the 2021 Division 2 Baseball French Championship.
La Rochelle reserve; winner of the 2021 Division 3 Baseball Open.

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International results

European cups

european championships

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they left us

The Federation has a moving thought for those close to it Jean-Christophe Leperchois; didier chenal and the other members of the community who have left us this year. Copr.