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For Coaches

One of the essential functions of coaches and team managers is to manage team communications with players and their families.  If you are a coach or team manager, SportsEngine has created a Team Management Guide for Coaches and Team Managers to help you use our website and mobile app to efficiently and effectively communicate and manage your teams. 

Requirements

Courses and Clinics

Paradise Minor Baseball (PMB) will reimburse coaches for all training fees incurred for completing the NCCP online modules or in-class clinics as long as you are actively coaching with PMB during the year the training is taken.

In order to be eligible for reimbursement of any training fees incurred, you must obtain written approval from a Divisional Rep or the All-Star & Coaching Coordinator before registering for a course or clinic.  Simply send an email detailing the training course or clinic you plan to register for or attend and they will note your intention and send you written confirmation in an email reply.   The purpose of obtaining approval is to ensure we are being charged correctly for all fees incurred as a result of our coaches completing training.

After obtaining approval for an online training course, coaches must pay for the course up front and then submit their receipt for reimbursement.

After obtaining approval for in-class clinics, coaches can then proceed to register for the course.  All in-class clinics offered by Baseball NL are billed directly to PMB and no up front cost is required.


Code of Conduct & VulnerablE Sector Check

All coaches, staff, umpires and volunteers with PMB are required to complete and produce a clear RNC Code of Conduct and Vulnerable Sector check every year.  These checks are free of charge for minor sports organizations.  The application form is available on the RNC website at https://www.rnc.gov.nl.ca/services/certificate-of-conduct/

See below for an association letter from the President which is to be submitted along with your application.  The RNC will send the report directly to PMB which will be kept on file.


House League Coaches
 

Step 1 (Required)

Complete the coaching application in the registration system.

Step 2 (Required)

If you have not completed an RNC screening for PMB in the past 12 months, download the PMB Letter & RNC Screening Application document above, fill out the forms and submit them along with the accompanying signed President's letter to the RNC via email.  Email contact information is on their website.  

Contact information to use on the form is:

Contact Name: Sam Oliver
Contact Phone: 709-749-9547

Mailing Address for Organization:
Paradise Minor Baseball Inc.
PO Box 3133
Paradise, NL
A1L 3W3

NOTE: You do not have to pay the fee if you submit the accompanying President's letter.

Step 3 (Recommended)

Create an account on the Baseball Canada's - National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) website. Follow the Community Sport Stream and register to complete the following online modules:

  • Coach Initiation in Sport
  • Coach Initiation in Baseball - Fundamentals

NOTE: These courses are prerequisites for the in-class clinics. Please submit your receipt for reimbursement to PMB via email (coaching@paradiseminorbaseball.ca) along with your NCCP number and copy of certificate so we can put it on file.

Step 4 (Recommended)

After completing Step 3, sign up for the following in-person clinic:

  • Initiation Coach Clinic

After completing the clinic, send an email to PMB (coaching@paradiseminorbaseball.ca) stating your NCCP number along with a copy of your certificate(s) so we can put it on file.

NOTE: Once you complete Step 4, you will be NCCP: Initiation Coach - Trained.

Step 5 (Recommended)

After completing Step 4, sign up for the following in-person clinic:

  • Absolutes Clinic

After completing the clinic, send an email to PMB (coaching@paradiseminorbaseball.ca) stating your NCCP number along with a copy of your certificate so we can put it on file.

NOTE: Once you complete Step 5, you will be NCCP: Regional Coach - In Training.


All-Star Coaches
 

Step 1 (Required)

Complete all steps under the House Leagues Coaches section above, if not already completed.

NOTE: Start following the Competition Stream of the NCCP program from this point forward.

Step 2 (Required for AA, AAA, Girls 12U,14U, 16U and 18U)

Complete the following additional in-person clinics to become a NCCP: Trained Regional Coach:

  • Teaching and Learning Clinic
  • Planning Clinic
Step 3 (Optional) (Required for Pee Wee AAA Head Coach)

To become an NCCP: Certified Regional Coach, complete all of the above plus the following additional steps:

  • Complete NCCP - Making Ethical Decision Online Evaluation
  • Complete NCCP - Online Portfolio
  • Be evaluated during a practice session by a member of NCCP

NOTE: Baseball Canada event (13U AAA National and Atlantic) must follow the Baseball Canada requirements for coaching at their National Championships

Step 4 (Optional)

To become an NCCP: Trained Provincial Coach, complete all of the above plus the following additional clinics:

  • Pitching & Catching Clinic
  • Strategies Clinic
Step 5 (Optional)

To become an NCCP: Certified Provincial Coach, complete all of the above plus the following additional steps:

  • Be evaluated during a game by a member of NCCP

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