Lake Zurich Baseball and Softball Association recognizes the important role that youth coaches play in providing a positive sport experience for our kids. We feel there is no one single action that can have more of a positive impact on our players than improving the quality and knowledge of our coaches.
The LZBSA has partnered with The American Sport Education Program (ASEP) to bring ASEP coaching education online courses to LZBSA coaches in an effort to enhance the overall experience for both players and coaches.
The LZBSA is offering two levels of coaching education for its managers/coaches and parents: (1) Coaching Youth Baseball/Softball; (2) Coaching Baseball/Softball Technical and Tactical Skills.
The Coaching Youth Baseball/Softball online courses provides baseline knowledge in general coaching principles, sport first aid, and baseball/softball-specific techniques and tactics, the course provides common ground for all coaches in our organization, so that we’re working in concert to achieve shared goals and objectives, whether it is developing our organization’s coaching philosophy or running practices.
In this course, you'll learn how to:
The Coaching Technical and Tactical Skills online courses are designed to help coaches learn how to teach the technical and tactical skills of baseball or softball and is suitable for high school coaches, serious club coaches, undergraduate students and advanced coaches at the youth level.
In this course you will learn how to
The Coaching Youth Baseball/Softball course costs $15.96 and takes about 3 hours to complete.
The Coaching Baseball/Softball Technical and Tactical Skills course costs $49.95 and takes about 20 hours to complete.
Go to this web link below to take the course. You will see a Sign in button at the top right of the screen. Please sign in to create an account first, and then you will be able to complete the purchase of the course. With your course registration for the advanced classes, you'll receive a hard copy of the Coaching Baseball Technical and Tactical Skills or Coaching Softball Technical and Tactical Skills book which will be sent to you within five to seven business days after purchase.
Upon completion of the course (80 percent is considered a passing score), you will be entered in the ASEP National Coaches Registry, an online listing of coaches who've completed ASEP courses. From the registry, you can view your course transcript and print a certificate of course completion at any time. With your listing in the directory, you receive a 10 percent discount on all non-course purchases from the ASEP site.
The LZBSA will reimburse 2012 Managers up to $15 following the successful completion of the Coaching Youth Baseball/Softball course (A Certificate of Course Completion will need to be submitted to Andy Flaherty by September 1, 2012)
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Andy Flaherty at: Andy.Flaherty@lzbsa.org
Good luck Coach!