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REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS

Coaches Certification (Required):
All Managers & Coaches are REQUIRED to complete a coaching education certification course.  The USA Baseball "A" Certification course satisfies this requirement.  NOTE:  The course is generic enough to support softball coaches as well. 

Visit 
USA Baseball "A" Certification for course requirements, topics covered and benefits.  This is a FREE course.

It is encouraged for all parents to also complete this course as it provides a general understanding to the core principles of positive atmosphere, player development and recognizing and responding to health and safety issues.  The Play Ball Parentcourse is another nice resource.

 
 
"A" Certification from USA Baseball including Abuse Awareness Training
  1. Visit USA Baseball and select SIGN IN
  2. If not already member, select CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT
  3. Enter in all *required information.  For Organization, type "Cheektowaga Youth Baseball & Softball".
  4. Select SAVE
  5. Select CERTIFICATION / COACH CERTIFICATION
  6. Select GET STARTED at the bottom of the page.
  7. Select "A" CERTIFICATION PACKAGE
  8. Select UPDATE CART and then PROCEED TO CHECKOUT (course is FREE)
  9. Select CHOOSE ANOTHER ADDRESS.  Even though this is an online course, the system wants an address filled in.
  10. Select SUBMIT ORDER
  11. The link to your course will be on top of the Order Confirmation page.  Clicking on it will open a new tab to begin your course.

The course can take 1-2 hrs depending on your familiarity with the topics.  You may stop at any time and come back where you left off.  You can ALWAYS find your courses in the "My Profile" tab in the top menu.  To return to the course, select GO TO COURSE.

Your are required to complete ALL 4 modules in the "A" Certification course as well as SIGN the Code of Conduct.

Once you have completed the course, SAVE your Certificate as a PDF and submit it tothe division commissioner.  You will need to submit the follwing certificate:
  •     The Confident Baseball Coach

(USA Baseball generates a PDF file.  All you have to do is save it to your device.)

You can access your certificates by going to MY PROFILE and select GO TO COURSE for the certificate you wish to retrieve.

While not required,  it is recommended to continue the coaching education courses to receive the "B" and "C" certifications.  Each certification level delves deeper into all aspects of the game.  For more information, visit:  USA Baseball Coach Certification.
   
   
Background Check (Required):
 
All adult coaches, volunteers and umpires are required to have a background check performed.  The company that we use to perform our background checks has made the process more private and secure.  Through this new process Cheektowaga Youth Baseball will not have access to any of your personal information.  Additionally, we will not have any visibility to any information contained within the background check, we will only receive a "Thumbs Up" or a "Thumbs Down" response based on pre-defined acceptance criteria.  If by chance you get a "Thumbs Down" it does not immediately disqualify you but you will be asked to supply additional information.  There is no cost to you for to have the background check performed.

Please go to the link below and complete the form.
https://opportunities.averity.com/CheektowagaYB
 
Concussion Training (Required):
 
The Erie County Department of Health requires that all Team Managers and Assistant Coaches watch a brief concussion awareness video.  The concussion module in the USA Baseball certification course meets this requirement so this is no longer a required separate step however the CDC "Heads Up!" concussion awareness program is an excellent resource and we encourage you to watch it. 

The video is about 30 minutes and is available online for you to watch at your convenience.  You will be asked to login to an existing account or create a new one.  After watching the video you will be given the opportunity to print a certificate of completion.  If you have completed the USA Baseball certification there is no need forward this certificate to us but we encourage you to keep a copy for your own records.
 View the "Heads Up!" concussion awareness video.  
  
  

Contact Us

Cheektowaga Youth Baseball & Softball

121 Starlite Ave 
Cheektowaga, New York 14227

Phone: 716-249-1292
Email: [email protected]

Cheektowaga Youth Baseball & Softball

121 Starlite Ave 
Cheektowaga, New York 14227

Phone: 716-249-1292
Email: [email protected]
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