Managers & Coaches Information/Training
The great reward in coaching youth baseball is instilling a love for baseball in the players, while positively teaching a team positive attitude, character values, commitment and emotional composure.
Our league is only able to function when the people who give of their time and talents in being managers and coaches work with our league to become the best they can be. Kids learn from examples and we want our coaches to set the best examples. In order to provide you with the best possible set of skills for this we have developed a training protocol that will be fundamental to your success. Below are the ways in which our league intends to guide new and veteran coaches in continued development of coaching skills and player development. We want our DPLL coaches to be sponges, continuing to seek improvement in themselves in order to help our young players succeed on and off the field.
The Manager and Coaches are responsible for the team and therefore responsible for completing the following requirements in order to ensure a positive experience this season. If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback please do not hesitate to contact our coaching coordinator, Jacob Pepper at email@example.com during your season.
DPLL thanks you for taking on this great challenge that will prove to be one of the most rewarding experiences!
Manager & Coach Training
Please be on the lookout for communication from your division VP on information and dates or the following training:
- Manager and Coaches Meeting: This will be a combination of discussion of culture, philosophy, positive coaching, skill development, practice planning, support, Q and A. This training will include tactical and technical skill development. We will also review State Guidelines for Covid-19 Safety for practice and game play.
- All coaches must complete Concussion in Sports Training one time every 3 years.
- All coaches are highly encouraged to complete the following training provided by USA Baseball
Course A: Mandatory for all managers and coaches
The Confident Baseball Coach
Abuse Awareness for Adults
Introduction to Pitch Smart
Basic First Aid
Course B: Optional training for all managers and coaches
Introduction to Umpiring
Building a Baseball Experience
Coaching Philosophy and Approach
Catching Stances, Receiving, and Blocking
Coaching the Basics of Hitting
Coaching the Fundamentals of Infield
Coaching the Fundamentals of Outfield
Coaching Pitching Delivery
Course C: Optional for all managers and coaches of minor, major and junior divisions
Managing a Pitching Staff
Base running Development
All coaches are highly encouraged to review our Positive Coaching Alliance resources and use as necessary.
More resources to help you along the way as you continue your path to becoming an excellent coach!