Coach Role and Responsibilities


Coaches can have a tremendous influence on our athletes.  The Coach needs to be an effective leader, teacher and organizer who has a genuine concern for the athletes' total well being.  The Coach's impact on the players' overall learning experience and enjoyment is significant.  While the Coach must earn the respect of the Players and Parents, the Coach must be given the latitude to apply principles and approaches in order to gain their respect.  The following is an outline of expectations, responsibilities or roles of a Coach in the Camrose Minor Ball Association:

 

As part of Team Operations

  • Oversee all team operations along side the Team Manager and Assistant Coaches
  • Follow and apply all Association Policies or Procedures
  • Establish a coaching philosophy and set all team rules
  • Be involved in the Selection of a team in conjunction with the Independent team of evaluator's
  • Follow all Baseball Canada/Baseball Alberta rules
  • Report to Camrose Minor Ball as required
  • Ensure proper use, care and return of all Camrose Minor Ball equipment and Jerseys
  • Ensure that all players are properly and fully equipped when practicing and/or playing

As a Leader

  • Establish Team and Individual Seasonal Goals and Objectives
  • Ensure that all players are given the opportunity to develop in a non-threatening environment
  • Involve, encourage and develop Assistant Coaches
  • Be a positive role model for all players to follow
  • Develop leadership abilities in the players
  • Help players maximize their potential
  • Be effective in handling difficult situations with players and parents
  • Communicate openly and effectively with Players and Coaches
  • Show respect to all players, parents, competitors and officials and encourage all those associated with your team to act in similar fashion
  • Follow the Coach's Code of Conduct 

As a Teacher 

  • Teach the necessary baseball skills
  • Teach skills in proper sequence and progression
  • Teach skills using understandable language
  • Realize that players differ in their readiness to learn a skill
  • Realize that players learn skills at different rates
  • Teach more than just baseball skills
  • Players will receive adequate explanation and understanding from the Coach regarding strengths, weaknesses and positioning for optimal skill development and team success

As an Organizer

  • Plan and run effective practices
  • Select effective assistant coaches
  • Invite parents to get involved if required

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