CMBA is trying to ensure that our coaches have adequate tools and resources to help our players develop their skillset and have an enjoyable year at any level they play in. We also want our coaches to be confident they can run a successful program by supplying them with adequate knowledge and resources to have an enjoyable season as well, with the intent that they will have the desire to return and progress in there coach development. We have been working hard with trying to build up the CMBA Coach program and supply these resources to our coaches either through clinics, resources such as web info/booklets/practice plans or mentor-ship programs. This page will also be a useful tool to get our coaches the information to help them succeed within there role as a Coach. We plan to grow this program and this page will grow as we do so. Please check back as we continue to work on this program for the upcoming Season.
Welcome returning and first time coaches to the upcoming baseball season, thank you for volunteering. I hope the season is rewarding for you as well as for your teams. CMBA along with Baseball Alberta has mandated that all coaches in our program must be NCCP qualified and must have completed the Respect in Sport module. Both are available on line. Coaches must complete an online Initiation Coach course and the online Respect in Sport course. The NCCP course is approximately 2-3 hrs and the Respect in Sport is approximately 6 hrs.
CMBA encourages volunteers to coach our young athletes and endorses the education and training of all our Head and Assistant Coaches at all levels for the betterment of our Association and especially for the benefit of our children playing the great game of baseball. Coaches are mentors, motivators and leaders and along with parents and teachers, they can have a profound impact on the future of our children. It’s a great responsibility, and Canada’s two million coaches embrace it with passion and dedication. The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) gives coaches the confidence to succeed. When you take an NCCP workshop, you’ll not only gain sport-specific technical abilities, but also leadership and decision-making skills. NCCP training will open doors to new opportunities in coaching and in life.
We have to think about what kind of service we are providing for our children and we believe that these coach clinics are necessary. CMBA will help alleviate these costs by reimbursing you if you are selected as a coach or assistant coach for the upcoming season.
CMBA will NOT pay ANY fines levied by a Provincial or National body for lack of coaching certification. This has been clearly explained to all coaches and will be considered a coach/team expense.
We would also like to note that if you have any concerns regarding field conditions, baseball issues, please feel free to contact CMBA President - Ryan Foss firstname.lastname@example.org to assist you with any of these concerns.
We hope that we've addressed some of your concerns with regard to the upcoming season. Good luck with your teams and remember that our goal for every team at every level s to instill that fun is the most important aspect of the game.