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Coaches' Corner

Letter to 2019 Coaching Applicants

Dear Potential Coaches:

We are well underway preparing for the start of the 2018 season and we need to start gathering information on potential coaches. And as we continue to welcome even more of our friends and neighbors from Rye Brook into our league, we strongly encourage and welcome Rye Brook residents to apply for and accept coaching and other volunteer positions with PCYBL.  

As always, we will try to place everyone requesting a coaching position, but there may not be enough positions available. Returning coaches in good standing based on past performance will be given first priority for available positions. New coaches will be approved based on the Coaches Application, Questionnaire, and Pledge (which can now be completed online!) as well as recommendations from board members, current coaches and league volunteers. It is important for all coaches to understand that coaching children is a privilege, and PCYBL always strives to ensure that we place the best qualified and most dedicated coaches with our children.

There are usually some open coaching positions at each level, in particular with the younger age groups. We are also now accepting player registration forms and documenting the date of receipt. It is our goal to be able to provide each and every registrant with a spot on a team, but that is only possible if we have a commitment from enough coaches, so please consider volunteering your time… you won’t regret it!

Whether you are a new coach or a returning coach you must fill out all required paperwork to be considered.  Our coaching Application, Questionnaire and Pledge is enclosed and is also available on our website, www.portchesterbaseball.com.  As a reminder to returning coaches, this Application, Questionnaire and Pledge must be completed in its entirety, each season.

IMPORTANT:

  • Ripken Baseball Coaching Education Program – all approved PCYBL coaches (and all coaches affiliated with Cal Ripken and/or Babe Ruth Baseball) must become certified, by completing an online course, “Coaching Youth Baseball the Ripken Way.”

This online course is available through the Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken websites.  PCYBL will cover the cost of training for all approved coaches (we will purchase access to the course in bulk), and coaches become certified for life once the course is completed and passed. 

Additional information and details will be provided at our mandatory Coaches Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, January 23rd at 7pm, in the Port Chester Senior Center.  We will send out notice and reminders for this meeting over the next few weeks.

In the meantime, if you are interested in coaching with PCYBL for the upcoming 2019 season or would like to find out more information, please email Eileen Pellegrini epellegrini311@gmail.com or call/text us at 914-939-8619.

 

PCYBL Coaching Handbook - Click Here

All PCYBL coaches should refer to this handbook for suggestions and guidance on how to run an effective practice for your team


2018 First PCYBL Coaches' Meeting Presentation - January 24, 2018

Access the presentation from the first 2018 PCYBL Coaches' Presentation, held on January 24, 2018 at the Port Chester Senior Center.


2018 Major and Minor Practice Schedule - Click Here

2018 Major & Minor Practice Schedule.  Be sure to notify PCYBL to reserve open time slots so we can keep the schedule current for all coaches.


PCYBL Coaching Clinic - Skills & Drills for Majors and Minors

This document should be used as guide to run practices for all teams in the Major and Minor divisions of PCYBL.


Coaching Application, Questionnaire & Pledge

The PCYBL Coaching Application, Questionnaire & Pledge.