Coaching Youth Softball the Babe Ruth League Way Online Course

Coaching Youth Softball the Babe Ruth League Way Online Course

ISBN 9781718221468

Regular price $19.95 $0.00

This package includes the following:
  • Coaching Youth Softball ebook
  • Online test
Learn fundamental coaching concepts and responsibilities and come away with the most important coaching points for the major skills and tactics of youth softball.

In this interactive online course, you’ll learn to prepare for your season and provide the best possible experience for your athletes. The course is supplemented by the Coaching Youth Softball ebook—written by Babe Ruth League, Inc.—which is included in the price of the online course. As you progress through the course, you’ll be prompted to read chapters to complete course activities.

The course features numerous interactive exercises that apply and enliven concepts from the book. The first unit, Stepping Into Coaching, provides the underpinnings for being a successful coach—before even stepping on the diamond. You’ll learn your responsibilities as coach; the five tools of an effective coach; the importance of having a coaching philosophy; and how to communicate effectively with your athletes, parents, and other coaches. The focus then shifts to ensuring player safety, including injury prevention and treatment protocols. The course concludes with technical and tactical skill instruction for all facets of softball.

The course includes a handy Coaches’ Clipboard that houses the various forms, documents, checklists, and season and practice plans introduced throughout the course. A 30-question online test is at the end of the course. After successful completion of the course, you can print a certificate of course completion from the website to document your achievement.


New and experienced coaches who are coaching a Babe Ruth League team for the first time and need to be certified.
Stepping Into Coaching
Understanding Rules and Equipment
Providing for Players’ Safety
Making Practices Fun and Practical
Teaching and Shaping Skills
Coaching Offense
Coaching Defense
Coaching on Game Day
Developing Season and Practice Plans
Babe Ruth League, Inc., is one of the premier amateur baseball and softball programs in the world. With a combined size of over a million players, Babe Ruth League divisions include Cal Ripken Baseball (for ages 4-12), Babe Ruth Baseball (for ages 13-18), Babe Ruth Softball, Bambino Buddy Ball, and Xtreme Fastpitch. Founded in 1951 with the belief that every child with a desire to play baseball or softball should be afforded that opportunity, Babe Ruth League is dedicated to teaching baseball skills, furthering athletes’ mental and physical development, instilling respect for the rules of the game, and embracing and promoting the basic ideals of sportsmanship and fair play.

Human Kinetics Coach Education has been developing and delivering coaching education courses since 1981. Human Kinetics Coach Education specializes in customizing online coaching education courses for national, state, and local youth sport organizations for training and certifying coaches. These programs incorporate an athlete-centered philosophy that places the developmental needs of athletes above winning at all costs.