There are certain requirements to coach at different levels for Minor Baseball that apply mostly to summer ball and single-season teams, but COMBA is in the process of requiring ALL coaches to at least complete their initiation course.
Here are the upcoming 3h NCCP Courses in Kelowna:
May 4th - 9am - Initiation Coach Clinic (Initiation)
May 4th - 1pm - Teaching and Learning Clinic (Regional)
May 5th - 9am - Planning Clinic (Regional)
May 5th - 1pm - Absolutes Clinic (Regional)
May 11th - 9am - Strategies Clinic (Provincial)
May 11th - 1pm - Pitching and Catching Clinic (Provincial)
Register here: https://nccp.baseball.ca/clinics.php. All fees related to these courses are covered by COMBA (or your local organization).
If you don't have your NCCP number yet, there is a reimbursable $37.45 registration fee that you will be required to pay when you sign up. If you are an active coach with COMBA, send your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are new to coaching and not sure what to do, there is a step-through guide here: https://www.baseball.bc.ca/uploads/files/Registering%20for%20NCCP%20Program.pdf
None of the courses are prerequisites for the other, but to get certified, you will have to take all of the courses for each previous level.
To be a summer ball / single season coach, you are REQUIRED to meet each of these levels:
Assistant Coach at all levels, or head coach A and AA - Initiation Trained
AAA - Regional Trained
At least Regional Trained for all levels
A, AA - Head Coach - Regional Certified
Bantam & Midget
Assistant Coach - At least Regional Trained for all levels
Head Coach - At least Regional Certified for all levels
AAA - Assistant Coach - Provincial Trained
AAA - Head Coach - Provincial Certified
*Trained = you have taken all the required courses.
*Certified = you have been evaluated and passed
The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is part of a national sports system that is built on solid research and sound principles relating to athlete development across different sports, yet, it’s tailored to the specific needs of baseball. This coach program is recognized nationally & and around the world; in fact, Baseball Canada was just honored with The Sheila Robertson Award for demonstrating a consistent approach in valuing and recognizing the role of the coach within baseball, the media, and the public. Baseball’s NCCP gives coaches the confidence to succeed and is the only coach program for baseball recognized in Canada. When you take an NCCP workshop, you’ll not only gain sport-specific technical abilities, but also leadership and decision-making skills.