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UPDATED 12/21/2018

  • Follow this link for a list of OYAA coaching requirements:
    https://clubs.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=319709

  • Being a Baseball Coach is more than just teaching the game of baseball.

  • COACHING STAFF 

  • Coaches are volunteers who have a son playing OYAA Baseball. Each team has a head coach and up to one assistant.

  • COACHES TRAINING AVAILABLE FOR ALL OYAA COACHES AND PARENTS:
    • Coaching Clinics with Olentangy High School Coaches:
      • Liberty HS: Feb 11, 2019 from 6P to 8P at the Liberty HS indoor hitting facility. Taught by Coach Ty Brenning. Coach Brenning led the Liberty Patriots to the 2018 Ohio Division I State Championship. Parking is behind the varsity baseball scoreboard, near the bus garage. Enter through the door near the backside of the 1st base dugout.
      • Orange HS:  Feb 18, 2019 from 6:30P to 8P at Orange MS. Taught by Coach Tom Marker. Coach Marker is entering his first season at Orange HS after head coaching stints at Upper Arlington HS, Bexley HS, and Independence HS. Enter the main entrance of the middle school and meet in the lobby.
      • Olentangy HS:  Feb 25, 2019 from 7:00P to 8:30P at Olentangy HS in the library. Taught by Coach Ryan Lucas. Coach Lucas is entering his 7th season at the helm of the Braves program. Coach Lucas's teams are in the hunt every season for a state title. He has also coached at Hilliard Darby and Davidson along with Lakota East HS,
      • Berlin HS:  March 5, 2019 from 6:00P to 7:30P at Berlin HS in room 1001C. Enter the school from the back by the gyms & football field. Taught by Coach Mike Weaver. Coach Weaver is guiding the Berlin Bears in their inaugural season. Coach Weaver has been an assistant at Orange HS the past 3 seasons. He has many years of coaching experience having coached at Dublin Coffman HS, Defiance HS, and Central Crossing HS.
    • Sign in for the training at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044da8ad28a3fe3-oyaa4


Here's a link to a great series of podcasts presented by the ABCA (American Baseball Coaches Association):
https://abca.org/ABCA/Education/Calls_from_the_Clubhouse_Podcast/ABCA/Education/Calls_from_the_Clubhouse_Podcast.aspx?hkey=56ac0c35-0c8b-461b-af6d-b5776eb627ee

  1.  All 2019 coaches are REQUIRED to complete the below course and provide proof by submitting your completion certificate. It will be mandatory for all coaches in 2019. Certification is good for life once completed.
  2. ONLINE TRAINING:  Go to baberuthcoaching.org and register yourself. Sign up for one of the two options: 1) basic ($15.96 w/discount), or 2) advanced ($19.96 w/discount). Enter code "OYAA" during checkout and get a 20% discount. I have completed the training and found it to be very beneficial. This is necessary training in order to keep improving the product we are offering our children.

The training was created by a company called Human Kinetics in partnership with Babe Ruth League. Human Kinetics have many books out on the market to help you become a better coach. Ripken Baseball has many training videos for sale and for free on YouTube. Our young ball players are only going to get out of their training what we as parents and volunteer coaches are willing to put into it. The completely online training will take approximately 6 hours for the basic course and approximately 8 hours for the advanced course. After completion of the course and passing the end of course exam, you will receive a certificate which is good for your lifetime.


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