Coaching Certifications

UpdatedFriday January 24, 2020 byGYBSL Board.

All GYBSL Coaches are required to complete various levels of USA Baseball Coaching Certifications. Doing so will empower our coaches to create a better experience for each young athlete in our system, promote a safe and positive environment for each players long-term development (both on and off the field), and to better recognize & respond to any health and safety concerns. Below please find the links to the appropriate training courses based on the division level you are coaching. All training courses and certifications are free (you will not be charged). 

Certifications to not require renewal, once received you will not have to re-certify for future seasons. 

Cal Ripken T-Ball & Rookie Division Coaches

T-Ball & Rookie Division Coaches are required to complete the courses required to receive a USA Baseball Coaches "A" Certification. Please use the link below to get started.

USA Baseball Coaches "A" Certification

The "A" Level Certification covers general health and safety, creating a positive environment, and recognizing and responding to misconduct. You will need to complete the following to be granted your "A" Certification:

  • Confident Baseball Coach Course
  • Abuse Awareness Course
  • Pitch Smart Course
  • First Aid Course
  • Agree to "A" Certification Code of Conduct

Cal Ripken Minors, Majors, & Babe Ruth Division Coaches

All Minors, Majors, and Babe Ruth Division Coaches are required to complete the courses required to receive a USA Baseball Coaches "B" Certification. Please use the link below to get started.

USA Baseball Coaches "B" Certification

In order to begin the "B" Level Certification, each coach must also complete (or have previously competed) the "A" Level Certification. The "B" Level Certification covers the fundamentals of the game, situational baseball, practice planning, and creating a positive team culture. You will need to complete the following to be granted your "B" Certification:

  • Completed "A" Certification
  • Introduction to Umpiring Course
  • Building a Baseball Experience Course
  • Coaching Philosophy & Approach Course
  • Baserunning Fundamentals Course
  • Catching Stances, Receiving, and Blocking Course
  • Coaching the Basics of Hitting Course
  • Coaching the Fundamentals of Infield Course
  • Coaching the Fundamentals of Outfield Course
  • Coaching Pitching Delivery Course
  • Agree to "B" Certification Code of Conduct

Babe Ruth Softball Coaching Certifications

The GYBSL Board of Directors is currently researching the appropriate youth coaching certifications for Softball. Coaching certifications for Softball Coaches will be required in the near future. Coaches will be notified at that time.