In an effort to better serve our Lakeville Baseball Athletes and Coaches, we have partnered with USA Baseball to offer a free three-tiered coaching certification. The USA Baseball Coaches Certification Program is a certification pathway for any and all individuals who are currently coaching baseball or aspire to coach at any level of the game. The program aims to create a higher standard of coaching education and enhance the ability of coaches to better serve their athletes, their team and their communities.
The pathway consists of three certification levels ("A," "B," and "C"), as shown below, which are each free of cost, and require the completion of a series of courses, resources and programs offered by USA Baseball. The curriculum includes educational resources that cover important topics such as health and safety, creating a positive environment, recognizing and responding to misconduct, practice planning, game management, skill-specific development and hosting local coaching clinics in your own community.
This program is for all members of the baseball coaching community, regardless of age, level, or experience. With the launch of the Coaches Certification Program, USA Baseball hopes to proliferate a culture of continued development amongst the coaches of our great game. Ultimately, we aim to positively influence the maturation and experience of all athletes, at all skill levels.
LBA is very excited about this partnership and how it will assist us in player development through quality training of our volunteer coaches. The Coaching Certifications – ABC – do not expire, but the Pure Baseball Compliance Designation expires based on the expiration of the background check, which is on a yearly basis. Click here to read more about the USA Certification program.
NOTE: Click on the banners to learn more about each certification
If you plan on coaching or volunteering to work with our athletes at all in 2020, you must start by reading the PURE BASEBALL INSTRUCTIONS (Click here to download) which will describe the EXACT steps to get signed up on the USA Baseball website (note how to register as a "Lakeville Baseball Association" registrant AND be sure to use the promo code so you don't have to pay for the background check). If you follow those instructions, you will move through the steps quite easily.
Lastly, I want to thank all of our baseball families in Lakeville for supporting this move. As the development director, it is difficult to find ways to impact all athletes in a positive way. Our partnership with USA Baseball should be a very positive thing moving forward. If you have any questions, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Player and Coach Development Director
Lakeville Baseball Association
Twitter - @CoachHenze