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Information For Coaches

Background Checks

Click the link below to visit the Child Welfare Portal and complete the online application (it's free!).  Once completed, print/save the results and email them to Mark Beran:

Application:  https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home
More Information:  http://www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm


Communication Tips

Contact your team as soon as possible. Your players’ parents will have instant confidence in you once they read this letter informing them what to expect. And while this is specifically written for baseball, it can be modified for other sports as well.

Example Welcome Email from Head Coach

CoachDeck Baseball Drills Inside this deck you will find 52 color-coded baseball/softball drills. Your players will never get tired of the same old practice. Each deck includes instructional cards and a card holder.

10 Positive Coaching Tips

  1. Applaud effort and attitude more than performance.
  2. Look for positives, and make a big deal out of them.
  3. Stay calm when my kids make mistakes, helping them learn from their mistakes.
  4. Have reasonable and realistic expectations.
  5. Treat players with respect, avoiding put-downs, sarcasm, and ridicule.
  6. Remind players not to get down on themselves.
  7. Remember not to take myself too seriously during the game.
  8. Maintain positive attitude, with lots of laughter and a sense of humor.
  9. Emphasize teamwork, and help my kids think "we" instead of "me."
  10. Be a role model of good sportsmanship:
    (a) Winning without gloating
    (b) Losing without complaining
    (c) Treating opponents and officials with fairness, generosity, & courtesy

Concussion Awareness

HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion. For more information, follow this link: http://www.cdc.gov/HeadsUp/youthsports/training/index.html