Coaching Certification and Mandatory Background Check

UpdatedFriday January 21, 2022 by Kent Wannamaker.

Dear Potential Bear Babe Ruth Managers and Coaches:

Re: Coaching Certification Program

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. In fact, 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.

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 the beginning of the 2008 season.

Under this requirement, Bear Babe Ruth, will make it a mandatory requirement that all of our managers (K-Ball through Softball) and all of our coaches (AA-Ball through Softball) become certified, prior to opening day, for every season. Failure to comply with this mandatory requirement will mean that you will not be permitted to manage or coach a team for the season.

The Babe Ruth League Coaching Education Center web site makes it easy for you to gain your certification quickly and effectively through the convenience of online learning. Through this you will become a certified coach with Babe Ruth Baseball, Cal Ripken Baseball, or Babe Ruth Softball! These were developed by the American Sport Education Program. The courses are available now and it only takes a few hours, so you have ample time to complete the certification requirements.

The courses are $19.95 each and can be purchased through the Babe Ruth League Coaching Education Center by logging onto Coaches who complete the Level 1 course will be able to print a certificate of completion and wallet card from the Web site. The Level One certification has no expiration so it will be valid throughout your coaching experience. Upon request, Bear Babe Ruth will reimburse you for the $19.95 course fee, once proof of completion is established.

Mandatory Background Check
Every manager and rostered coach (Exception: Rostered coaches in A-Ball) in Bear Babe Ruth are required to take a background check. It is very quick and simple and all information is kept private. This is a yearly requirement. To complete your background check simply enter the site you used to register your player, sign in, and click the background check button.

We are proud to stand behind the Babe Ruth League Coaching Education and Certification Program.

The Board of Directors

Bear Babe Ruth

If you have any further questions about this requirement or of the course content, please contact a board member.