1. All coaches for Ladner Minor Baseball Association are required to undergo a criminal records check.
2. It is the Coaches responsibility to display and promote good sportsmanship and fair play of their team and parents at all times. Behave the way you want players and spectators too. Be positive and remember that all participants are special and important.
3. Emphasize that participating and doing one’s best are more important than who wins or loses. Remind players that everyone is a valued member of the team. Keep it fun while developing their skills and constructive attitudes towards competition.
4. Respect the Umpires and accept their decisions, do not argue with them. LMBA has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy regarding this. Actively encourage players to respect umpires and other competitors that without them there would be no game.
5. Encourage communication between coaches, players and parents
6. Learn and respect the rules of the games.
7. Home Teams are responsible to prepare the fields for play. After the game they are to rake the infield, home plate and pitching mound areas. It is also the home team’s responsibility to return all equipment to the bins and lock up them up. Home team is also responsible to have one parent man the concession stand during their home game. Coaches should find a parent to coordinate team responsibilities.
8. Although it is not mandatory, Ladner Minor Baseball Association encourages coaches at all levels to complete a minimum of NCCP Initiation Coach Trained Status Coaching Association of Canada. LMBA will pay for all Coaches who participate in coaching level courses. In some instances, a Coach may have to prepay their fee and then be reimbursed by LMBA.
9. Coaches are responsible for picking up team equipment bags and returning them (Cleaned out) at the end of the season to the Equipment Manager.
10. A Coach must be prepared to spend time practicing with their team in order that the players have a chance to develop skills and team spirit. During pre-season, several practices a week are desirable. As the season progresses practice sessions may vary in duration and frequency. Depending on the needs of the team, a practice will generally have some or all of the following elements in it:
Scrimmage or practice
Delta Police Criminal Background Check
All coaches for Ladner Minor Baseball Association are required to undergo a Criminal Background Check. The process is free for coaches, and is quick and easy to complete. You must complete all the following steps:
2. Take the completed forms, with two pieces of identification (one must be a picture ID and one must contain your current address) and a self addressed stamped envelope to:
Delta Police Department
4455 Clarence Taylor Crescent
8:00am-5:00pm Mon - Fri
9:00am-3:00pm Sat – Sun
3. When the Criminal Records check is completed by the Delta Police Department the completed forms will be sent back to you. When you receive these forms please submit them to the LMBA President, by mail to PO Box 97, Ladner B.C. V4K 3N5.
Coaching Application Deadlines
Any coach who wishes to apply to coach one of the following teams must submit a Coaching Application to the Manger of the Division you are applying for by the listed deadlines.
Midget, Bantam, Pee Wee, Mosquito, Tadpole, T-Ball and Blastball Spring Season
Applications submitted by: February 28th
Decision made by: March 5th
Midget, Bantam, Pee Wee, Mosquito or Tadpole Summer Ball
We now have a great set of tools that will assist our association members including coaches and executive and will serve to limit the liability of our association, by documenting action that we took to remedy a particular problem.
All coaches should obtain a copy of each players BC healthcare card # and keep a list of these numbers on his/her person at all times during practices and games. LMBA provides a standardized for form obtaining the necessary information:
Copies of the LMBA Accident Report Form will be available at the concession in the event that an accident was to occur, copies can always be downloaded from this site.
Teaching Player Skills (Rally Cap through Mosquito)
We are developing a set of tools that will assist coaches in the younger divisions to develop skills in their player’s base on a standardized approach. The document below is a starting point for these programs, and should be reviewed.
Please discuss any questions you have with the Divisional Managers.