Course Detail

BSUK Coach Award - £290.00

21 hours taught, 0 hours of coursework

Dates and Times:9/3/19 (10-5.30)
30/3/19 (10-5.30)
31/3/19 (10-5)
Level:Coach Award (Equivalent to Level 2)
Tutor:Liz Knight

St. Albans Girl School
Sandridgebury Lane
St. Albans
Herts AL3 6DB


This course has been developed specifically for coaches that need to plan, deliver and evaluate a series of linked and progressive coaching sessions independently. It is a combined course designed for both baseball and softball coaches.

Why do the course?

- You will learn everything you need to run practice and organise your team for an entire season
- Learn how to creatively run practice making the best use of time and space to engage participants of all abilities
- Earn a coaching qualification that is recognised by BaseballSoftballUK
- This course has been developed in partnership with Great Britain Baseball and GB Softball
- Interact with and learn from your peers whilst receiving the most up to date information on coaching techniques
- You will become a better more well rounded coach

Who is it suitable for?

- Coaches who are responsible for teams over a season including running practice, selecting lineups and planning preseason
- Assistant coaches who lead on skills areas or plan other areas of practice
- Coaches that want to take responsibility for the ongoing development of players
- Coaches wishing to work independently or as a licensed coach
- Coaches who need an equivalent of a Level 2 Qualification or Award
- Experienced players looking to become a qualified coach
- Coaches with the old BSUK Level 1 and are looking for the next step in their development

What are the pre-requisites?

- Learners must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
- Learners must attend one of the Pitching CPD modules (Baseball, Fastpitch or Slowpitch) plus one other CPD module prior to certification. The cost of attending each CPD course is included as part of the Coach Award, but if you choose to use the BSUK Coach Summit for your second CPD module then you must cover the full cost of attending the summit
- Attendance of the CPD workshops is required before you can be certified.
- Learners must have a coach license prior to certification

Learning Outcomes

- Explain the role of the coach, how this relates to baseball and softball and how this differs for different participants needs
- Lead sessions either on their own or as part of a coaching staff through the development of their skills, knowledge and confidence
- Plan and deliver effective practices taking into account time and space considerations, safety, age specific needs, time of year, development stage of participants and sport specific needs
- Understand the basic safety requirements when teaching pitching in baseball, fastpitch and slowpitch softball as well as catching in baseball and fastpitch softball
- Teach the fundamental and generic skills of throwing and catching, hitting, playing infield, playing outfield and baserunning
- Understand the basic principles of coaching and informing athletes on health and lifestyle including warming up and cooling down, nutrition, hydration, strength and conditioning, and the dangers of using performance enhancing drugs

Learners must be 18 years of age or over.

The cut off date for applications to this course has now passed.

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