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Coaches Certification


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There is no one single action that can have more of a positive impact on our players than improving the quality and knowledge of our managers and coaches. It is a fact that managers and coaches are the ones who spend the most time interacting with our participants and the ones who can make a child’s experience in youth sports fun and memorable. Therefore, 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 will be available in the coming months, so you’ll have ample time to complete certification requirements prior to 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.

Steven Tellefsen

 "We at ‘home plate’ have reviewed many coaches\' training courses, and with ASEP’s 25 years of sport education experience, we are confident the program offered by ASEP is the premier coaching education program in the market today.

ASEP, in conjunction with Babe Ruth League Inc. and Ripken Baseball Inc., is designing an online coaching course specifically for Babe Ruth Baseball, Cal Ripken Baseball, and Babe Ruth Softball managers and coaches. Once this program is complete, ASEP will provide administrative support—test processing, database management, course documentation—which will make the job of tracking our coaches’ certifications a snap.

At Babe Ruth League Inc., we feel there is no one single action that can have more of a positive impact on our players than improving the quality and knowledge of our managers and coaches. Every manager and coach has an obligation to provide players with the best instruction and leadership possible. It is a fact that the managers and coaches are the ones who spend the most time interacting with the players and are the ones who can make a child’s experience in youth sports fun and memorable. This is the driving force behind Babe Ruth League\'s partnership with the American Sport Education Program."

Steven Tellefsen
President/CEO
Babe Ruth League Inc.

Cal Ripken

 "I couldn’t be more excited that Ripken Baseball is partnering with the Babe Ruth League and the American Sport Education Program to develop an online coaching education program for the nearly 200,000 volunteer coaches in all divisions of Babe Ruth Baseball and Softball.

We established Ripken Baseball in 1999 with the mission of growing the game of baseball worldwide … The Ripken Way. Since then we have in