COACHES CORNER


NEW INFORMATION 2024

  • Games are schedule to begin on March 9, 2024 for our Spring league. We will have a 12 game season, plus playoffs

  • Uniforms will be ordered after the division drafts and will be handed out on or before our league starts.

  • Northwest will now have player agents. The role of these individuals is to make sure all divisions are following league and Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth rules. They are here to answer parent and coach questions throughout the season. If we don't know, we can't improve. 

  • All coaches will be required to attend a coaches clinic at Northwest Baseball before the season starts. The clinic will be given by North High coach Stan Thompson. Stan has over 20 years of coaching experience and has attended several coaching clinics around the country. This clinic will help new coaches and even those who have been coaching a while learn new skills they can pass on to their players. 

  • Each team will be required to assign 8 volunteers over the age of 16 in the snack bar once in the season. If a team doesn't sign up or show for a time slot they will lose 2 points in the standings at the end of Fall ball. If a team doesn't show for snack bar duty in our Spring league, teams will not be eligible to participate in playoffs. 

  • Teams are required to provide a team sponsor each season of $400. We have so many amazing businesses in town who would love to help with just a phone call about the league and your player. Starting Spring 2024 if a team doesn't obtain a sponsor they will lose 2 points in standings at end of season. The sponsorship helps pay for uniforms and a sponsor logo will be added the teams page. The money we raise helps to keep the league running on our off season. 

  •  ALL COACHES MUST COMPLETE SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION TRAINING AND A BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO OPENING DAY. IF YOU HAVE A CURRENT SEXUAL ABUSE TRAINING CERTIFICATE YOU CAN UPLOAD IT TO YOUR ANKORED PROFILE WHEN IT'S CREATED. BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE GOOD FOR 2 YEARS AND 10 YEARS FOR SEXUAL ABUSE TRAINING. IF THIS ISN'T COMPLETED BY SEPTEMBER 10TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE FIELD. 

              BACKGROUND CHECK MUST BE DONE BEFORE MARCH 9TH OR YOU CAN'T BE ON FIELD!

Background check is good for 2 season. If you did it in Fall your next renewal is following Fall. Abuse training once taken is good for life.      

About Ankored:

Ankored is the compliance platform that NW Baseball now uses to manage your individual requirements needed to coach at the league.

All required documents will be collected directly through your Ankored profile and must be completed in a timely manner for you to coach.

CLICK HERE FOR BACKGROUND CHECK

 

Got technical issues or need support from Ankored? Please submit a ticket here  and someone from their team will get back to you as soon as possible!
 
 For urgent issues, please contact Daisy Cobb email: DCobb@ankored.com mobile: (207)450-6082

 

FIELD GROOMING PROCEDURES----ESTIMATED TIME - 30 MINUTES

  • Rake the mound, home plate and sliding areas around bases.

  • Redistribute displaced dirt/clay at around the mound, home plate, sliding areas and player positions areas in a smooth and level manner.

  • Roll or tamp positional areas and base paths to re-compact infield mix.

  • Drag skinned areas by hand or with a tractor cart.

  • Rake and drag base paths by hand.

  • Hose down skinned areas with enough water to moisten to a depth of ¼”. Hose down mound and home plate area with enough water to prevent dust.

  • Outline batters boxes and line boxes with field spray paint.

  • Line the bases.

  • Set bases, sweep home plate and pitchers mound

It is the responsibility of  BOTH teams to prepare the field for game play.  After each game it is the responsibility of BOTH teams to clean the field and make sure all field equipment is put away and locked up after the game or at the end of the game day.  Don't be afraid to ask for parents to assist with field preparation

 

CAL RIPKEN/BABE RUTH BAT RULES

 These are the bat rules that will be used at Northwest Bakersfield Baseball.

Cal Ripken is for all ages 4-12 (T ball, Rookie, AA, Minors, AAA, Prep).  Babe Ruth is for ages 13-15 (Prep) Note: Wood bats are allowed in Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth division. All wood bats are allowed, with the barrel not to exceed 2 5/8

  

YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS A COACH

Coaching at all levels involves much more than making out a lineup, hitting infield/outfield, throwing batting practice, or coaching third base.  Coaching involves accepting the responsibility you face when parents put their children into your care.  As a coach, you will be called to do the following:

  • Provide a safe physical environment

  • Communicate in a positive way

  • Teach the fundamental skills of baseball

  • Teach the rules of baseball

  • Direct players in competition

  • Help your players become fit and value fitness

  • Help young people develop character

  • Be respectful to your players, parents, coaches, and umpires! Remember, these are the responsibilities you volunteered for as a coach.  

Remember, these are the responsibilities you volunteered for as a coach. Every player is an individual. You must provide a wholesome environment in which every player has the opportunity to learn how to play the game without fear while having a fun and enjoying the overall baseball experience.

 

 

 

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