If you are interested in being a coach, please send an expression of interest to the Division Coordinator for the division you are interested in.

Coach Responsibilities

  1. All coaches for Gordon Head at Lambrick Park Baseball Association are required to undergo an RCMP Criminal Background Check.
  2. It is the Coaches responsibility to display and promote good sportsmanship and fair play of their team and parents at all times. Behave the way you want players and spectators too. Be positive and remember that all participants are special and important.
  3. Emphasize that participating and doing one’s best are more important than who wins or loses. Remind players that everyone is a valued member of the team.
  4. Keep it fun while developing their skills and constructive attitudes towards competition.
  5. Respect the Umpires and accept their decisions, do not argue with them. GHLPBA has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy regarding this. Actively encourage players to respect umpires and other competitors that without them there would be no game.
  6. Encourage communication between coaches, players and parents
  7. Learn and respect the rules of the games.
  8. Home Teams are responsible to line the field, fill in depressions and after the game they are to rake the infield, home plate and pitching mound areas. It is also the home team’s responsibility to return all equipment to the equipment room and lock up, including the washrooms and/or clubhouse.
  9. Although it is not mandatory, the Gordon Head at Lambrick Park Baseball Association encourages coaches at all levels to complete a minimum of Level 1 technical. GHLPBA will pay for all Coaches who participate in coaching level courses. In some instances, a Coach may have to prepay their fee and then be reimbursed by GHLPBA. Any coach wishing to coach at during the summer season must obtain the following certifications from NCCP.
  10. Coaches are responsible for all equipment and equipment bags.
  11. Coaches are responsible for picking up team uniforms and distribution, all uniforms are keeper shirts for the players.
  12. One Head Coach and 1 Assistant Coach per team are "official" and will be protected during the draft at team formation.
  13. A Coach must be prepared to spend time practicing with their team in order that the players have a chance to develop skills and team spirit. During pre-season, several practices a week are desirable. As the season progresses practice sessions may vary in duration and frequency. Depending on the needs of the team, a practice will generally have some or all of the following elements in it:
    • Discussion
    • Warm-up
    • Skill demonstration
    • Skill practice
    • Chalk talk
    • Scrimmage or practice

Certification

All coaches within GHBA are encouraged to obtain formal certification and training through NCCP Baseball coaching clinics and courses.  These range from basic introductory level technical courses (also called Initiation Coach), through to more advanced Level 2 and 3 Technical and Theory courses.  Technical clinics are often run within Victoria during March. Theory and other advanced courses may be run at any time. Further details on available and upcoming clinics and the NCCP Certification program, please go to the Baseball Canada website.

Summer Season

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and to lead by example
  • Have a minimum Level 2 NCCP certification
  • At least one game and one practice will be held per week over and above the regular spring house program. The Manager would be required to attend all these games and practices
  • Attend spring house program assessments
  • Involved with coach selection and support and mentor coaches
  • Organize practices to further Player development
Level Initiation Trained Regional Trained Regional Certified Provincial Trained Provincial Certified
18U AAA       Other Coaches Head Coach
18U AA   Other Coaches Head Coach    
15U AAA       Other Coaches Head Coach
15U AA   Other Coaches Head Coach    
15U A Other Coaches Head Coach      
13U AAA   Other Coaches Head Coach    
13UAA   Other Coaches Head Coach    
13U A Other Coaches Head Coach      
11U (All) Other Coaches Head Coach