EFBA: Coaches




We need Coaches! We are always looking for volunteer coaches and we especially need them at the younger levels. Please check below to take the Coaching Certification course. It is full of useful information on how to run practices, dealing with youth sports, and for brushing up on your baseball skills. Anyone can coach if they have the right information to do it! Our children depend on it and it will bring great satifaction. Please let us know if you are interested in coaching when you register for the upcoming season.

Thank You.....

Background Checks are now required for coaches participating in any sport in the Town of East Fishkill. Follow the information in the link below to register and complete the background check. The Town of East Fishkill is funding the cost for the checks. The background check will be good for two years. It must be completed before the start of the 2012 Baseball Season. Any questions, contact your league director. Thank You...The EFBA


Coach course requirements -- at least two members of each coaching staff in the Minor, National, and American Leagues (meaning ALL American League coaches) must take the Babe Ruth coaching course. At least one each from Senior, Super Senior, Teeball, and Peewee team must take it. For the minors on up, if a team has two or more certified coaches (official coaches who have taken the course) at a game, they are the only ones who can coach the bases. If (and only if) a team does NOT have two or more certified coaches present, either another official coach OR a prior-year-certified non-coach parent may coach the bases. THIS MEANS THAT IN THE AMERICAN AND SENIOR LEAGUES IF YOU ARE NOT CERTIFIED YOU CAN NOT BE ON THE FIELD. Please note that the Babe Ruth coaching course is available to anybody who wants to take it. IF a team does not have two adults who fit into at least one of the above categories (official rostered coach or manager, or other Babe Ruth certified parent), then a child can coach the bases. KIDS COACHING THE BASES MUST WEAR HELMETS!! League directors, at their discretion, may make exceptions to this on a case-by-case basis. If a Minor or National League manager knows ahead of time that he will not have two coaches at a game, and is reluctant to have a child coach, he can contact his league director and give the director the name of the "substitute coach" he would like to use. If this happens frequently, we may require this person to also take the coaching course.
Interaction with Umpires -- the ONLY person allowed to talk to the umpires about questionable calls is the Manager (or acting manager) for that game. That means if the official manager is there, he's it. If he's not there, the coach running the team is it. Non-coach parents (whether on or off the field) should NOT be addressing the umpires at all. Managers and coaches -- please remember that you are ultimately responsible for the behavior of your players and their parents.
Thank you very much* East Fishkill Baseball Association 

Coaching Certification Program

All Managers and Coaches who participate in Babe Ruth Baseball Leagues must complete a Coaching Education Program. The course is administered online at the Babe Ruth League Website. The EFBA has already pre-paid for the course. Please click the COACHES link below to create an account, and then email the EFBA, or let your league director know that you have created the account, so we can assign a course for you. You will then recieve an email with instructions specific to EFBA coaches on taking the course.

To Create an Account and Order the course: COACHES

The following statement about certification is from the Babe Ruth Site:

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 managers and coaches. It is a fact that managers and coaches are the ones who spend the most time interacting with our participants and the ones who can make a child’s experience in youth sports fun and memorable. Therefore, it is very important for youth coaches to be properly trained to focus more on the child’s baseball and softball experience and less on winning games.

With this in mind, the Babe Ruth League/Ripken Baseball Coaching Certification Program was developed. Under the program, all baseball and softball coaches must complete coaching education before the beginning of the 2008 season.

The Babe Ruth League/Ripken Baseball Coaching Certification Program consists of the Level 1 coaching certification online courses Coaching Youth Baseball: The Ripken Way for Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Baseball Coaches and Coaching Youth Softball: The Ripken Way for Babe Ruth Softball Coaches. Babe Ruth League, Inc. and Ripken Baseball, Inc. exclusively endorse these online courses, which are being developed by the American Sport Education Program. The courses are available now, so you have ample time to complete certification requirements prior to the beginning of the 2008 season.

Coaches who complete the Level 1 course with a score of 80% or better will receive the Babe Ruth League/Ripken Baseball Coaching Certification Program Level 1 certification for baseball or softball and will be able to print a certificate of completion and wallet card from the Web site.

Effective February 1, 2008, any coach who successfully passes the Babe Ruth League Coaching Education and Certification Program will receive a certification that is valid for their entire coaching career with Babe Ruth League, Inc. This also applies to any coach who has already taken and successfully passed the Babe Ruth Coaching Education and Certification Program


  "Managers & Coaches" for Umpire Vouchers click the link below and download the vouchers for your league

2012 Umpire Vouchers for Minor, National, & American Leagues  

Field Usage Guidelines For Managers/Coaches

Whenever you approach a field to use at the Hopewell Recreation Facility, you must pay close attention to the GREEN or RED dot on the backstop that shows whether a Field is closed or available for play.  The boys fields are fields numbers #1, #2 & #5.  The Girls Softball fields are fields #3 & #4.

GREEN DOT = Field is Open for Practice/Games

RED DOT = Field is Closed and "NOBODY" is allowed on the field for any reason.

QUESTION: What if the Girls Field is open and the Boy's fields are closed and nobody is using the field?  Can the boys use this field? 

ANSWER: Yes if there is nobody using the field.  However, if a Girls Softball Team shows up and wants to use the field, you must leave the field with no questions asked.

QUESTION: Can we use the Hockey Rink on the blacktop for practice if nobody is using it? 

ANSWER: Definately NO!

If for any reason a Park Policeman or Town Recreation member asks you to get off of the field for any reason, you must leave the field.  If you think you were asked to leave the field unfairly, you should ask the person's name who asked you to leave and then bring it to your Director for follow-up.  No arguments are to take place over closed fields.  Even if the SUN is shining!