National Development Coach


The new Baseball Canada National Development Coach program is designed to provide valuable and accessible resources and training to coaches who are working with athletes in the competition – development level baseball programs.

The program is comprised of 16 parts:

     
  • Baseball Canada's On-line Module - a complete resource to help get you started and a place to revisit often while you coach baseball;
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  • Performance Planning Clinic - a Provincial 4 hour, in class clinic that you can attend only after completing the On-line Module. The clinic covers advanced concepts of periodization;
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  • Plan a practice 2 Clinic - a Provincial 4 hour, in-class clinic that you can attend only after completing the On-line Module. The clinic covers practicing planning based on your yearly training plan;
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  • Manage a sport program - a Provincial 4 hour, in-class clinic that you can attend only after completing the On-line Module. The clinic covers team management, team selection, team budget and more;
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  • Baserunning Clinic - a Provincial 4 hour, in-class or gym/field clinic that you can attend only after completing the On-line Module. The clinic covers advanced concepts at each base. 
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  • Pitching & Catching Clinic - a Provincial 4 hour, in-class or gym/field clinic that you can attend only after completing the On-line Module. The clinic covers advanced pitching mechanics, detection and correction as well as advanced mechanics for catchers.
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  • Strategies Clinic - a Provincial 4 hour, in-class clinic that you can attend only after completing the On-line Module. The clinic covers advanced offensive and defensive strategies.
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  • Hitting Clinic - a Provincial 4 hour, in-class or gym/field clinic that you can attend only after completing the On-line Module. The clinic covers identification and correction of flaws, tee drills and soft toss drills etc…
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  • Infielding Clinic - a Provincial 4 hour, in-class or gym/field clinic that you can attend only after completing the On-line Module. The clinic covers double plays, cut-off and relays, rundowns and holding runners.
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  • Outfielding Clinic - a Provincial 4 hour, in-class or gym/field clinic that you can attend only after completing the On-line Module. The clinic covers communication, line drives, diving, playing the sun and the fence etc…
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  • Developing Athletic Abilities Workshop – A provincial, 12-hour in class workshop that you can attend only after completing the pre-online portion of it. This multi-sports workshop is organized by your provincial coaching association within your provincial government.
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  • Prevention and Recovery Workshop - A provincial, 8 hour class workshop that you can attend at any time once in the program. This multi-sports workshop is organized by your provincial coaching association within your provincial government.
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  • Psychology of performance Workshop - A provincial, 6 hour class workshop that you can attend at any time once in the program. This multi-sports workshop is organized by your provincial coaching association within your provincial government.
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  • Coaching & Leading effectively Workshop - A provincial, 12-hour in class workshop that you can attend anytime once in the program. This multi-sports workshop is organized by your provincial coaching association within your provincial government.
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  • Leading Drug Free Sport Workshop - A provincial, 6 hour class workshop that you can attend at any time once in the program. This multi-sports workshop is organized by your provincial coaching association within your provincial government.
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  • Managing Conflicts Workshop - A provincial, 6 hour class workshop that you can attend at any time once in the program. This multi-sports workshop is organized by your provincial coaching association within your provincial government.

Each part of the program provides credits towards your status as a Baseball National Development 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 National Development Coach program will be In Training.
 

 

Performance Planning Clinic

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

     
  • Outline program structure based on training and competition opportunities
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  • Identify appropriate measures to promote athlete development
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  • Integrate yearly training priorities for baseball into own program
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  • Organize and sequences training priorities and objectives on a weekly basis to optimize adaptations
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  • Outline program structure based on training and competition opportunities

Your coaching status in the Baseball Canada National Development Coach program will be In Training.

 

Plan a practice 2 Clinic

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

     
  • Implement an appropriately structured and organized practice
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  • Make adjustments to practice based on athletes’ response to the training task
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  • Identify logistics and appropriate background information for practice
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  • Identify appropriate activities in each part of the practice

Your coaching status in the Baseball Canada National Development Coach program will be In Training.

 

Manage a sport program

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

     
  • Manage administrative aspects of program and oversees logistics

Your coaching status in the Baseball Canada National Development Coach program will be In Training.

 

Pitching & Catching Clinic

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

     
  • Detect pitching and catching technical elements that have to be improved or refined to enhance performance and/or to prevent injuries
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  • Correct pitching and catching technical elements that have to be improved or refined to enhance performance and/or to prevent injuries
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  • Detect pitching and catching tactical elements that have to be improved or refined to enhance performance.
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  • Correct pitching and catching tactical elements that have to be improved or refined to enhance performance.

Your coaching status in the Baseball Canada National Development Coach program will be In Training.
 

 

Hitting Clinic

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

     
  • Detect hitting technical elements that have to be improved or refined to enhance performance and/or to prevent injuries
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  • Correct hitting technical elements that have to be improved or refined to enhance performance and/or to prevent injuries
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  • Detect hitting tactical elements that have to be improved or refined to enhance performance.
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  • Correct hitting tactical elements that have to be improved or refined to enhance performance.

Your coaching status in the Baseball Canada National Development Coach program will be In Training.
 

 

Baserunning Clinic

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

     
  • Detect baserunning technical elements that have to be improved or refined to enhance performance and/or to prevent injuries
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  • Correct baserunning technical elements that have to be improved or refined to enhance performance and/or to prevent injuries
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  • Detect baserunning tactical elements that have to be improved or refined to enhance performance.
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  • Correct baserunning tactical elements that have to be improved or refined to enhance performance.

Your coaching status in the Baseball Canada National Development Coach program will be In Training.
 
 

 

Infielding Clinic

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

     
  • Detect infielding technical elements that have to be improved or refined to enhance performance and/or to prevent injuries
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  • Correct infielding technical elements that have to be improved or refined to enhance performance and/or to prevent injuries
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  • Detect infielding tactical elements that have to be improved or refined to enhance performance.
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  • Correct infielding tactical elements that have to be improved or refined to enhance performance.

Your coaching status in the Baseball Canada National Development Coach program will be In Training.

 

Outfielding Clinic

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

     
  • Detect outfielding technical elements that have to be improved or refined to enhance performance and/or to prevent injuries
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  • Correct outfielding technical elements that have to be improved or refined to enhance performance and/or to prevent injuries
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  • Detect outfielding tactical elements that have to be improved or refined to enhance performance.
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  • Correct outfielding tactical elements that have to be improved or refined to enhance performance.

Your coaching status in the Baseball Canada National Development Coach program will be In Training.
 

 

Strategies Clinic

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

     
  • Implement procedures to promote readiness for performance.
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  • Detect tactical elements that have to be improved or refined to enhance performance.
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  • Correct tactical elements that have to be improved or refined to enhance performance.

 

Developing Athletic Abilities Workshop

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

     
  • Design and sequence activities appropriately within the practice to enhance performance or create optimal adaptations
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  • Evaluates if the athlete’s sport-specific fitness level is adequate for performance and for continued progression in the sport
     

 

Prevention and Recovery Workshop

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

     
  • Make decisions and interventions that promote sport-specific performance: During competition
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  • Use the competitive experience in a meaningful manner to further athletes’ development: After competition

 

Psychology of Performance Workshop

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

     
  • Make decisions and interventions that promote sport-specific performance: During competition
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  • Use the competitive experience in a meaningful manner to further athletes’ development: After competition

 

Coaching & Leading Effectively Workshop

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

     
  • Make interventions that enhance learning and are aimed to at improving the athletes’ performance

 

Managing Conflicts Workshop

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

     
  • Apply an ethical decision making process
     

 

Leading Drug Free Sport Workshop

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

     
  • Take appropriate measures to promote drug-free baseball
     

 

Your coaching status in the Baseball Canada National Development Coach program will be In Training.

Your coaching status in the Baseball Canada National Development Coach program will be Trained National Development Coach once all 16 modules completed.

Your coaching status in the Baseball Canada National Development Coach program will be Certified National Development Coach once the Making Ethical Decision Online Evaluation, Managing Conflicts Online Evaluation, Leading Drug Free Sport Online Evaluation, Baseball Canada National Development Coach online portfolio, Baseball Canada National Development Coach practice evaluation and Baseball Canada Development Coach game evaluation are all completed.