There is no one single action that can have more of a positive impact on our players than improving the quality and knowledge of our coaches. It is a fact that coaches are the ones who spend the most time interacting with our participants and the ones who can make a child’s experience in youth sports fun and memorable. Therefore, it is very important for youth coaches to be properly trained to focus more on the child’s baseball and softball experience and less on winning games.
With this in mind, the Babe Ruth League/Ripken Baseball Coaching Certification Program was developed. Under the program, all coaches are strongly encouraged to complete the program. Completion is required to for head coaches and assistant coaches of Cal Ripken post-season teams.
The Babe Ruth League/Ripken Baseball Coaching Certification Program consists of the Level 1 coaching certification online courses Coaching Youth Baseball: The Ripken Way for Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Baseball Coaches and Coaching Youth Softball: The Ripken Way for Babe Ruth Softball Coaches. Babe Ruth League, Inc. and Ripken Baseball, Inc. exclusively endorse these online courses, which are being developed by the American Sport Education Program. The courses are available now, so you have ample time to complete certification requirements prior to the July 31, 2008 deadline.
Coaches who complete the Level 1 course with a score of 80% or better will receive the Babe Ruth League/Ripken Baseball Coaching Certification Program Level 1 certification for baseball or softball and will be able to print a certificate of completion and wallet card from the Web site.
The Level One certification is valid for life.
The cost of the course is $20 and is taken on-line at your own pace.
While the course is not mandatory until 2008, the EJBL Board of Directors strongly encourages all new coaches to complete this certification training prior to the coming season. It is an important step in ensuring a successful season for all our kids!
For more information and to register for the course visit www.baberuthcoaching.org