Simply put, a coach is a leader. Our coaches hold positions of great responsibility when it comes to the development of the kids in our league – on the field and off. As the coach, you’re a teacher, a leader, a role model, and the one to help instill structure, a love of the game, and respect into the children on your team. That’s why it’s important for us to help you, the coach, succeed. We want to provide resources for you if you choose to develop your knowledge of the game or just brush up on some basics.
2017 Rule Changes
For information on rule changes for the 2017 season, please visit: http://baberuthleague.org/latest-rule-changes/2017-rule-changes.aspx
Safety for our kids is our number one priority and we want to make sure it’s yours as well. Please follow the guidelines set forth at littleleague.org to maintain proper arm safety for your kids. Visit http://www.littleleague.org/managersandcoaches/pitchsmart.htm or http://m.mlb.com/pitchsmart for information regarding pitching safety.
League Approved Bats
To view Babe Ruth sizing rules, please visit: http://baberuthleague.org/bat-rules.aspx.
For a complete list of league approved bats by company, please visit: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo/mobile-batlist.htm.
The Positive Coaching Alliance offers online courses to help you focus on your team and its goals. Find out more about this course here: http://shopping.positivecoach.org/Courses.
Here are some great tips and a sample agenda of what to go over. It’s important for you all to be on the same page when it comes to your team and its goals. This will help if you need somewhere to start. Visit this page for tips and the agenda: http://devzone.positivecoach.org/resource/article/parentguardian-meeting-agenda-coaches.
First Time Coach
If you’re a first-time coach, you may have some questions of how to start or what to do. While the people on the GYB board are always here to help you out, you may find some benefit in checking out these tips: http://devzone.positivecoach.org/resource/article/11-tips-first-time-coach.