It is very important for youth coaches to be properly trained to focus more on the child’s baseball and softball experience and less on winning games.
With this in mind, the Babe Ruth League/Ripken Baseball coaching certification program was developed. Under the program, all baseball and softball coaches must complete coaching education before July 31, 2008.
The Babe Ruth League/Ripken Baseball coaching certification program consists of the level 1 coaching certification online courses Coaching Youth Baseball: The Ripken Way for Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Baseball Coaches and Coaching Youth Softball: The Ripken Way for Babe Ruth Softball Coaches. Babe Ruth League, Inc. and Ripken Baseball, Inc. exclusively endorse these online courses, which are being developed by the American Sport Education Program. The courses are available now, so you have ample time to complete certification requirements before the July 31, 2008, deadline.
Coaches who complete the level 1 course with a score of 80% or better will receive the Babe Ruth League/Ripken Baseball coaching certification program level 1 certification for baseball or softball and will be able to print a certificate of completion and wallet card from the Web site.
The level 1 certification is valid for three years. If you take the course in 2007, your certification is extended to four years.