Requirements for Coaches
1. Cal Ripken Online Coaches Course Completed (Certification)
With the requirement that all baseball coaches affiliated with Babe Ruth League, Inc. and Ripken Baseball, Inc. become certified prior to coaching games, the Ripken Baseball Web site makes it easy for you to gain your certification quickly and effectively through the convenience of online learning. If you have registered online as a manager/head coach, you will receive an email with instructions on how to proceed with certification. Assistant coaches do not need to take this course.
2. City of Scottsdale Brain Injury Online Course (Head and Assistant Coaches)
Beginning January 1, 2012 a new State law goes into effect.
The City of Scottsdale will not issue a permit nor will you be able to play on any school field until you meet this new requirement. Arizona recently passed SB 1521 which requires the education of coaches, athletes and parents of the danger of concussions and head injuries. In an effort to ensure the well being of children who play sports using school facilities, the City of Scottsdale is requiring that each coach in your organization complete a free, on-line course regarding concussions. The course takes approximately 20 minutes and at the end of the course a certificate will be issued. Once your coaches take the course, they do not have to take it again. Any new coaches, however, will have to take the course.
Once registered as an assistant coach, you will receive an email with instructions on how to proceed with certification.
3. Background Checks
Background checks for all coaches of SCR will be conducted prior to the start of the season.
4. Abuse Awareness for Adults Certification (Head and Assistant Coaches)
A requirement from the Babe Ruth League is the Abuse Prevention Training Course. This is a requirement for all managers, coaches and assistant coaches. If you have registered online as a manager/head coach, you will receive an email with instructions on how to proceed with certification. Assistant coaches do not need to take this course.
The link to the Abuse Prevention Course is listed below.
Many injuries occur from excessive pitching, and can be prevented if players and coaches follow these safety guidelines.
To decrease shoulder and elbow problems from excessive pitching:
Protective equipment is one of the most important factors in minimizing the risk of injury in baseball. Here are some safety tips to prevent injuries:
Before Each Practice and Game "Inspect the playing field for holes, glass, and other debris"
Make Sure all Dugouts and Fields are cleaned up after your practice or game!
Helpful Videos for coaches
Hey Coaches and players we've uploaded some Cal & Bill Ripken videos for you to look at in your spare time to work on your techniques and to also learn new ones over the summer. Please watch the site for new enhancements and training information to help you become a better coach as well as a player.
Video 1 - Outfield Relay - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj7IWfXFoxw&feature=channel
Video 2 - Backhand Drill - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcEN_-KUCqg&feature=channel
Video 3 - Pitcher Covering First - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DWTl4yVtxk&feature=channel
Video 4 -Underhand Flip Drill - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOeMWfr5SQs&feature=channel
Video 5 - SS Double Play Pivot Drill - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYdNgiI09dA&feature=channel
Video 6 - Firstbase Basics - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUZsufD2-t4&feature=channel
Video 7 - 2B Double Play Pivot Drill - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S979jwkuAxU&feature=channel
Video 8 - Throw after the Catch Drill - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2SsVCqmmb4&feature=channel