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About Coach Certification

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. 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 vital for youth coaches to be properly trained to focus more on the child's baseball and softball experience and less on winning games.

With this in mind, the Babe Ruth League Coaching Certification Program was developed. Under the program, all Babe Ruth League-affiliated baseball and softball coaches must complete coaching education and certification.

The Babe Ruth League Coaching Certification Program consists of the following online courses:

  • Coaching Youth Baseball the Babe Ruth League Way
  • Coaching Youth Softball the Babe Ruth League Way

Babe Ruth League, Inc. exclusively endorses these online courses for certification. The courses were developed and are delivered by Human Kinetics Coach Education.

Coaches who successfully pass the course for the sport they coach receive a certification that is valid for their entire coaching career with Babe Ruth League, Inc.

Babe Ruth League, Inc., their affiliates, and their respective officers and agents cannot control who goes through the certification process as it is open to all interested coaches. Babe Ruth League, Inc. requires all of its coaches to have background checks. Babe Ruth League, Inc. recommends Sports Engine Verify for the background-check service. Once a volunteer has successfully completed a background check, it is valid for a two-year period.

About Babe Ruth League

The Babe Ruth Baseball/Softball program, using regulation competitive baseball and softball rules, teaches skills, mental and physical development, a respect for the rules of the game, and basic ideals of sportsmanship and fair play. In all aspects, Babe Ruth League, Inc. is committed to providing our participants the very best educational, sports experience possible. It is our fundamental belief that every child with a desire to play baseball or softball be afforded that opportunity.

"At Babe Ruth League Inc., we feel 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. Every manager and coach has an obligation to provide players with the best instruction and leadership possible. This is the driving force behind Babe Ruth League's partnership with Human Kinetics and our commitment to providing the best possible training for Babe Ruth League coaches."

Steven Tellefsen
Babe Ruth League Inc.

About Human Kinetics Coach Education

Human Kinetics Coach Education is the leading provider of youth, high school, and elite-level sport education programs in the United States. Rooted in an athlete-centered philosophy that places the developmental needs of sport participants ahead of winning at all costs, Human Kinetics Coach Education has educated more than two million coaches, officials, sport administrators, parents, and athletes. For more than 40 years, local, state, and national sport organizations have partnered with Human Kinetics to lead the way in making sport a safe, successful, and enjoyable experience for all involved.

Earn your Babe Ruth League coach certification

More than 15 years ago, Babe Ruth League partnered with leading coaching education provider Human Kinetics Coach Education to develop and deliver online courses for Babe Ruth League. Since then, nearly 250,000 baseball and softball coaches have earned their certification through the courses. This education helps ensure Babe Ruth League coaches have the knowledge and tools needed to provide athletes with the most positive sport experience possible.

The Coaching Youth Baseball the Babe Ruth League Way Online Course and Coaching Youth Softball the Babe Ruth League Way Online Course present the fundamental coaching concepts, responsibilities, and the most important coaching points of the major skills and tactics of youth baseball and softball.

To get your certification, begin by purchasing the course. Course access instructions will be emailed to you immediately, and when you have completed the course, you can print a certificate of course completion from the website to document your achievement and submit to your league administrator.


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