WHAT IS USA BASEBALL?
In addition to our Coaching Philosophy in MRLL, which is based upon Positive Coaching Alliance's guidance, we encourage all of our coaches to take advantage the resources made available by USA Baseball.
Education is one of the fundamental building blocks of the game. As such, USA Baseball’s educational resources emphasize a culture of development, safety, and fun within the sport through free online training courses and programs for players, parents, coaches, and umpires. Content is available in both English and Spanish. This USA Baseball website has a list of programs and resources that have been launched to date, with more resources being made available on a weekly basis.
In addition, the USA Baseball Coaches Certification Program is a certification pathway for any and all individuals who are currently coaching baseball or aspire to coach at any level of the game. The program aims to create a higher standard of coaching education and enhance the ability of coaches to better serve their athletes, their team, and their communities.
The pathway consists of three certification levels ("A," "B," and "C") which are each free of cost, and require the completion of a series of courses offered by USA Baseball. The curriculum includes educational resources that cover important topics such as health and safety, creating a positive environment, recognizing and responding to misconduct, practice planning, game management, skill-specific development, and hosting local coaching clinics in your own community.
This program is for all members of the baseball coaching community, regardless of age, level, or experience. With the launch of the Coaches Certification Program, USA Baseball hopes to proliferate a culture of continued development among the coaches of our great game. Ultimately, we aim to positively influence the maturation and experience of all athletes, at all skill levels.