New Coaching Youth Baseball video available to NYSCA chapters

1/20/2009

As part of the National Youth Sports Coaches Association’s (NYSCA) ongoing efforts to provide volunteers with the best coaching information available, it is proud to announce the release of its new Coaching Youth Baseball instructional video.
 
The new 90-minute video was filmed with the help of several Ripken Baseball instructors, as well as participants from its highly acclaimed instructional youth baseball camps in Baltimore, Md.
 
The video covers everything that a volunteer baseball coach needs to know – from proper throwing and hitting mechanics to detailed drills and activities for practice. All NYSCA chapters who train their coaches in baseball will use the newly revised piece during their clinics, which is available in DVD and VHS format. Coaches who utilize NYSCA’s online program will have access to the new video as well.
 
“When it comes to teaching the great game of baseball to children no one does it any better than the Ripken Baseball staff,” said John Engh, chief operating officer of the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS), which oversees NYSCA. “Their expertise will benefit the thousands of moms and dads who volunteer to coach baseball who go through our training program.”  
 
NYSCA helps make volunteer coaches aware of their roles and responsibilities and holds them accountable to a strict code of ethics. The training program is offered by more than 3,500 community-based organizations nationwide, as well as on military bases worldwide.
 
The baseball video is all part of NYSCA’s new and upgraded package of member benefits. Now, NYSCA coaches have access to an array of innovative tools – available at www.nays.org – to enhance their coaching skills. For example, the Coaching Forum allows volunteers to tap into the expertise of more than 100,000 coaches to gain advice on any topic, or solutions to a problem they are facing; and the Coach Rating Tool enables coaches to find out how well they are teaching their players everything from the skills of the sport to good sportsmanship.   
 
Coaches who successfully complete the NYSCA training program are eligible for the full benefits of membership, which includes $1,000,000 excess liability insurance for Initial Level members, SportingKid magazine and a membership card. Additionally, a Gold Level program is available for coaches who wish to obtain a higher level of coaching education.
 
Since 1981, more than 2.5 million coaches have been trained through NYSCA, making it the most widely used volunteer coaches training program in the nation. For more information, call (800) 729-2057 or email nysca@nays.org.
 

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