BBYSL Coaches are the most important people in our organization. Coaches determine the kind of experience our players have with softball. We are committed to the principles of Positive Coaching. We expect our coaches to be “Double-Goal Coaches” who want to win and help players learn “life lessons” and positive character traits from softball. Coaches should actively represent the intent of BBYSL to provide recreational softball programs committed to the safety, health, and education of all registered players by fully embracing the mission, objectives, purposes, and game playing rules of the league. They further shall strive to provide the leadership and example to our player members and their parents. Along with their communication skills, team expectations, softball teaching skills, and willingness to be a student of the game; they are the heart of superb sportsmanship, character, and the promotion of fun in the game of softball for the league. Every coach is expected to make positive suggestions to improve the league for all teams and players and should do so by actively participating and attending their specific division and league meetings to the best of their ability. The following is what we expect from BBYSL Coaches during the season.
1. Model and teach players to Honor the Game. Teach the elements of R.O.O.T.S. – Teach Players To Have Respect for: R ules, O pponents, O fficials, T eammates, and one’s S elf.
2. Help players Redefine what it means to be a “Winner” in terms of the E.L.M. Tree of Mastery, not just the Scoreboard. ( E ffort, L earning, and bouncing back from M istakes.)
3. Fill players’ Emotional Tanks by using encouragement and positive reinforcement as primary motivation.
4. Have conversations during Team Meetings with players at every practice and every game.
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