The Italian Baseball and Softball Federation (FIBS) has announced the national team coaching staffs for the 2011 season. Despite contemplating retirement following the Intercontinental Cup Marco Mazzieri returns as manager of the senior baseball national team. There will just one change, as UGF Bologna manager Marco Nanni will be added to the staff as assistant coach replacing Cariparma manager Gilberto Gerali who decided to take a break from the national team after two busy seasons. Marina Centrone will lead the senior softball national team with the big tournament next summer being the Softball European Championship at home from July 31 to August 6.
Senior Baseball National Team: Manager Marco Mazzieri, Pitching Coach William Holmberg, Assistant Coaches Marco Nanni, Alberto D’Auria and Claudio Vecchi
Junior Baseball National Team: Manager Gianguido Poma, Pitching Coach Claudio Scerrato, Assistant Coaches Gianmario Costa and Mario Mascitelli, Technical Supervisor William Holmberg
Cadets Baseball National Team: Manager Dimes Gamberini, Pitching Coach Domenico Micheli, Assistant Coaches Sandro Rizzi and Mario Da Re
Senior Softball National Team: Manager Marina Centrone, Pitching Coaches Monica Corvino and Calixto Mijar, Assistant Coach Paola Marfoglia
Junior Softball National Team: Manager Luigi Soldi, Assistant Coaches Anna Battigelli, Stefano Cenci and Luca Avanzi