Babe Ruth League (BRL) has partnered with Human Kinetics Coach Education to provide online training and certification for the organizations’ nearly 200,000 baseball and softball coaches.
As the exclusive coaching education provider to BRL, Human Kinetics Coach Education designed customized online Coaching Youth Baseball and Coaching Youth Softball courses specifically for BRL. The courses are available through a dedicated BRL website—www.BabeRuthCoaching.org. BRL established a leadership role in youth baseball and softball by requiring all their coaches to successfully complete coaching education and certification by the beginning of the 2008 season.
"This partnership will provide our managers and coaches the tools that go beyond teaching the rules and basics of the game," Steven M. Tellefsen, president and chief executive officer of Babe Ruth League Inc. said. "Every manager and coach has an obligation to their players to provide them with the best instruction and leadership of which their capable. This course is about coaching young people to become successful athletes on and off the field."
"It is a known fact that the 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," states Tellefsen. "Therefore, it is very important youth coaches be properly trained to focus on the child’s baseball and softball experience and less on winning games."
Babe Ruth League-affiliated coaches can visit www.BabeRuthCoaching.org to purchase the course.
Babe Ruth League, Inc. is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to developing better citizens by providing properly supervised baseball and softball competition for players ages 4-18. Established in 1951, there are now over 8,400 leagues and 51,000 teams representing almost one million players in the United States and Canada. It is the fundamental belief of Babe Ruth League, Inc. that every child with a desire to play baseball or softball be afforded that opportunity.
Human Kinetics Coach Education is the leading provider of youth, high school, and elite-level sport education programs in the United States. With the most easy-to-use and the highest quality programs, HK has educated more than one million coaches, officials, administrators, parents, and athletes emphasizing the development of athletes over winning at all costs.