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USA Baseball Coaches "A" Certification
Culture, Safety, and Awareness
Requirements to Obtain an "A" Certification:
Confident Baseball Coach Course
Abuse Awareness Course
Pitch Smart Course
First Aid Course
“A” Certification Code of Conduct
Benefits of Obtaining an “A” Certification:
Further the game of baseball through yearly coaching education.
Become a better coach through continual learning and development, both on and off the field.
Create a better experience for baseball athletes through understanding leadership fundamentals.
Promote a safe and positive environment for long-term development of athletes, both personally and athletically.
Be able to better recognize and respond to health and safety issues and other instances of emotional and physical misconduct.
Digital “A” Certification card.
Listed in the user search feature of the USA Baseball Sport Development website as a Certified Coach.
Health and Safety
Creating a Positive Environment
Arm Safety for Pitchers
Recognizing and Responding to Misconduct
Coaches who have completed an “A” Certification have demonstrated the following:
Knowledge in ways to create a more positive impact on each of their players.
Knowledge of general health and safety, including common baseball injuries.
Knowledge of the importance of creating a positive atmosphere and keeping the integrity of the game.
Understanding of how to recognize and respond to any misconduct, and how to create a safe environment for all players, coaches, parents, and umpires.
Understanding and agreement with the principles of the Pitch Smart program and general arm care for pitchers.
“A” Certification is free of cost.
To begin your courses and complete your "A" Certification, click the button below.