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.
2021 Rule Changes
For information on rule changes for the 2021 season, please visit: https://www.baberuthleague.org/latest-rule-changes/2021-rule-changes.aspx
Bat rule changes: http://baberuthleague.org/bat-rules.aspx
Tips for Coaches
If you’re a first-time coach with some questions of how to start or if you’re just looking to expand your knowledge, these links can be a great resource. While the people on the GYB board are always here to help you out, you may find some benefit in checking out these tips:
- Age Specific Goals (Ages 4-15+) (PDF)
YouTube is a great source for fundamentals, bat stance, practice drills, and other information. If you need any specific advice, please ask us!
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 here https://www.mlb.com/pitch-smart for information regarding pitching safety. If you have questions about pitching in GYB, please contact a board member.
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.
If you would like to receive a Coaching Certification, an online course is available. This is required for our All Star Managers and Coaches but optional for our regular season Managers and Coaches. To take the online course, please visit: https://us.humankinetics.com/products/coaching-youth-baseball-the-babe-ruth-league-way