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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 jlpepper@gmail.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:

  1. Manager and Coaches Meeting: ‚ÄčThis 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.
     
  2. All coaches must complete Concussion in Sports Training one time every 3 years.
     
  3. 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

Baserunning Fundamentals

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

Managing Players 

Offensive Development

Outfield Development

Infield Development

Base running Development

Pitching Development

Catching 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!