2021 NCCP Coach Clinics

NEZ 2021 Coaches Clinics – Advance your NCCP certification!

All registration (course offerings) through Baseball Alberta will be updated soon on the Baseball Alberta website in order for you to register!

NEZ Baseball is a Baseball Canada RBI Approved association.  With that designation we require that all coaches, at a minimum, complete the following three certification courses:

The cost of Respect in Sport is $31.50.  This fee will be reimbursed by NEZ Baseball.  Please submit your receipt and completion certificate for reimbursement.

The cost of On-line Initiation is $37.50.  This fee is generally reimbursed by the community.  Please contact your Community Baseball Director for instructions on reimbursement prior to registering for the clinic.

The cost of the On-field Initiation is $50.00 and is also generally reimbursed by the community.  Once again please contact you Community Baseball Director prior to registering.

NEZ Baseball plans to host 4 additional NCCP coaching clinics for baseball coaches in April 2021 to advance their certification.
The goals of these sessions are to improve the certification, knowledge, confidence and technical skills of coaches of all skill levels.

Clinics will be facilitated by Baseball Alberta Technical staff.

The sessions are primarily facilitated in a classroom but also include hands on learning in a gym setting, that will include detailed lessons, technical information and video analysis.

NCCP Modules covered will be as follows…

All clinics start at 5:30 PM sharp and will be held at Bannerman School (14112 23 St NW)

  • Absolutes Module (Formerly Skills Analysis) – Date TBA
  • Teaching and Learning Module – Date TBA
  • Planning Module – Date TBA
  • Pitching and Catching Module – Date TBA

Please visit Baseball Alberta’s website to register for these four modules  here 

Please reference the below table to determine what modules you need to take.

Welcome Coach’s to the 2021 Baseball Season

Welcome returning coaches and first time coaches to the 2021 baseball season.  Thank you for volunteering this season.  I hope it is rewarding for you as well as for your teams.
Baseball Alberta has mandated that all coaches in the program must be NCCP qualified and must have completed the Respect in Sport module.  Both are available on line.  The NCCP course is approximately 2-3 hrs and the Respect in Sport is approximately 6 hrs.

First time coaches must complete an online Initiation Coach course and the online Respect in Sport course.  On Friday, May 7, 2021, 5:30 PM at the Northeast Zone Building, we have the follow up to the Online Initiation with the Field Initiation.  This course is also mandatory, and will be an excellent lead into your first Rally Cap event on May 8, 2021.
We have to think about what kind of service we are providing for our children and we believe that these coach clinics are necessary.

We will follow pitch count guidelines for 11U & 13U again this season.  Pitch count rules and regulations are outlined in the Baseball Alberta handbook.

For the 11U, 13U & 15U coaches, contact me for the code to the lockers at Rundle Park.  You must clear the panel with the center toggle enter the code and press the top toggle down to open.  The process must be repeated to lock the locker when you are finished your game. I don’t have to emphasize enough the importance of making sure that these lockers are locked after we are finished.With regard to practice we have a number of diamonds available for this.  Contact me for your diamond preference.  Dave Ball 780-982-9165, email balldave308@gmail.com and I will try to find something that will work for you.

Field closure line 780-496-4999 is updated Monday to Friday after 4:00 pm, website www.edmonton.ca

If you have any concerns regarding field conditions, baseball issues, I am available to answer questions that may arise.
I hope that I have addressed some of your concerns with regard to the upcoming season.  Good luck with your teams, remember that this is house league baseball and fun is the most important aspect of the game.

We have been ahead of the curve with improvements to our program with regard to coaches’ education and it shows at registration.  We owe this to the kids that are in our program.

Dave Ball
Baseball Director
Northeast Zone
Ph: 780-982-9165
Email:  balldave308@gmail.com

Northeast Zone Baseball is “RBI Certified” by Baseball Canada.  A requirement of that designation is coach certification.  At minimum, coaches in the NEZ House League program must have the Online Initiation Coach Module and must complete the online Respect in Sport Coach Clinic.

Coaches are mentors, motivators and leaders.  Along with parents and teachers, coaches have a profound impact on the future of our children.  It’s a great responsibility, and Canada’s two million coaches embrace it with passion and dedication.  The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) gives coaches the confidence to succeed.  When you take an NCCP workshop, you’ll not only gain sport-specific technical abilities, but also leadership and decision-making skills.

NCCP training will open doors to new opportunities in coaching and in life.

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