2016 AMBA Junior Coaching Program
To be eligible to participate in the Jr. Coaching program, applicants must be 15 yrs or older.
The purpose of the program is to provide an opportunity for applicants to be mentored and gain coaching experience, meanwhile gaining volunteer hours that may be required by their school or other affiliations.
Players will be matched with a Head coach in the Tadpole or Mosquito Division. Jr. Coaches will be expected to make 1 practice a week and 2 games per month (or 6 session per month. In the tadpole division they tend to combine practice and game sessions).
Jr. Coaches are encouraged complete their Baseball Level 1 theory. This is an online course which takes 2-3 hrs to complete. AMBA will cover the fees to complete the course.
The Jr. Coaching program’s intent is to assist the Head Coach. Jr. Coaches will not be allowed to, or be expected to, run a practice or game without the approved coaches being on the field.
The Jr.Coaching program runs during the spring baseball season (April through mid-June).
At the end of the season, a reference letter will be written by the AMBA volunteer coordinator, indicating the hours that the player has allocated to the Jr. Coaching program, and will also outline their performance and contribution as a Jr. Coach to their assigned team.
Jr. Coaching candidates should possess:
- good communication skills
- an ability to teach baseball to younger players
- a love and appreciation of baseball
- the ability to work on a team
- a willingness to follow directions from your Head Coach
- a desire to learn
- exemplary behaviour and character on and off the field.
If you are interested in applying for the Jr. Coaching Program: please submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org before March 15, 2016.
Please note all applications received may not be accepted. Each application will be reviewed by select members of AMBA Board of Directors and granted acceptance into the program based on the individual’s ability, attitude, and willingness, to meet the criteria noted above.
Your application should include;
A 1-2 paragraph bio:
Past baseball experience:
Other volunteer roles:
Division Preference: Tadpole or Mosquito
Contact Information: (ph, email)
3 references (past coaches, teachers or other people that have seen you demonstrate leadership skills)