Regional and Provincial Coach


The new Baseball Canada Regional/Provincial Coach program is designed to provide valuable and accessible resources and training to coaches who are working with children in the introduction to competition level baseball programs.

The program is comprised of seven parts:
 

  • Baseball Canada's On-line Module - a complete resource to help get you started and a place to revisit often while you coach children's baseball;
  • Initiation Coach Clinic - a Provincial/local 4-5 hour, on-field/gym clinic that you can attend only after completing the On-line Module. The clinic covers the fundamentals of the game and some ethical decision making;
  • Teaching and Learning Clinic - a Provincial/local 4-5 hour, in-class clinic that you can attend only after completing the On-line Module. The clinic covers organization, explanations, demonstrations, supervision and feedbacks;
  • Absolutes Clinic - a Provincial/local 4-5 hour, in-class clinic that you can attend only after completing the On-line Module. The clinic covers the minimum standards for the skills that coaches must teach players at the age group in which they are playing.
  • Planning Clinic - a Provincial/local 4-5 hour, in-class clinic that you can attend only after completing the On-line Module. The clinic covers the structure of a practice and the design of a simple season plan.
  • Pitching & Catching Clinic - a Provincial/local 4-5 hour, in-class or gym/fiield clinic that you can attend only after completing the On-line Module. The clinic covers basic pitching mechanics as well as fundamentals for catchers.
  • Strategies Clinic - a Provincial/local 4-5 hour, in-class clinic that you can attend only after completing the On-line Module. The clinic covers signals, line-up, basic positioning, steal, hit and run and other tactical aspects.

Each part of the program provides credits towards your status as a Baseball Regional/Provincial Coach.
 

Baseball Canada On-line Module

On completion of this module, you will get credit for:

  • Select pre-designed practice plans that show flexibility for number of children, helpers, space and equipment.

Your coaching status in the Baseball Canada Regional/Provincial Coach program will be In Training.

 

Initiation Coach clinic

On completion of this module, you will get credit for:

  • Run a practice session that is fun, safe and keeps children actively engaged.
  • Explain the fundamentals of a game so children understand and can successfully play in a game.
  • Make ethical decisions.

Your coaching status in the Baseball Canada Regional/Provincial Coach program will be In Training.

 

Teaching and Learning Clinic

On completion of this module, you will get credit for:

  • Ensure that the practice environment is safe.
  • Implement an appropriately structured and organized practice. Make interventions that promote learning.
  • Apply an ethical decision making process.

Your coaching status in the Baseball Canada Regional/Provincial Coach program will be In Training.

 

Absolutes Clinic

On completion of this module, you will get credit for:

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Your coaching status in the Baseball Canada Regional/Provincial Coach program will be In Training.

 

Planning Clinic

On completion of this module, you will get credit for:

  • Identify appropriate logistics for practice.
  • Identify appropriate activities in each part of the practice.
  • Design an emergency action plan
  • Outline program structure based on available training and competition opportunities
  • Identify program measures to promote athlete development
  • Develop practice plans that integrate seasonal training priorities

Your coaching status in the Baseball Canada Regional/Provincial Coach program will be In Training.

 

Pitching & Catching Clinic

On completion of this module, you will get credit for:

  • Detect and correct fundamental pitching performance.
  • Detect and correct fundamental catching performance.

Your coaching status in the Baseball Canada Regional/Provincial Coach program will be In Training.

 

Strategies Clinic

On completion of this module, you will get credit for:

  • Makes effective interventions during and after the competition.
  • Prepare for readiness in competition.

Your coaching status in the Baseball Canada Regional/Provincial Coach program will be In Training.

 

Your coaching status in the Baseball Canada Regional/Provincial Coach program will be Trained Regional Coach once the Online Module, Initiation Clinic, Teaching & Learning Clinic, Skills Analysis Clinic and Planning Module are completed.

Your coaching status in the Baseball Canada Regional/Provincial Coach program will be Certified Regional Coach once the Making Ethical Decision Online Evaluation is completed as well as completing your online portfolio and be evaluated during a practice session.

Your coaching status in the Baseball Canada Regional/Provincial Coach program will be Trained Provincial Coach once all modules are completed.

Your coaching status in the Baseball Canada Regional/Provincial Coach program will be Certified Provincial Coach once the Making Ethical Decision Online Module (done once only) is completed as well as completing your online portfolio (done once only) and be evaluated during a game.

As you progress through the program, you will receive a National Coaching Certification Program coaching card that indicates your status in the program.