Tsawwassen baseball is built on volunteers and we welcome everyone to become involved in coaching. It’s a great way to become involved in the community, have fun with your kids in the program and keep baseball in Tsawwassen growing.
You don’t have to fit any particular profile or be a baseball lifer (although we welcome those too!) to become involved. There is opportunity at all levels and we will help you get better through our coaching development and you can learn as you go.
If you start at Blastball the training/knowledge requirements are minimal (cat herders welcome) and even for older ages you can assist with only a few hours training commitment.
Criminal Record Check
The non-negotiable requirement for all coaches in the TABA system is a criminal record check. This must be completed before any position is undertaken. For most this will be a simple process that can be completed online: Criminal Record Check
We ask that all coaches register/apply.
There is always a need for coaches, but especially at the older/competitive levels there can be multiple applicants for positions and TABA will screen all applicants to ensure qualifications are met.
Register for 2023 here: Coach Registration
Each division then has its’ own training requirements following the Baseball Canada National Coaching Certification process. See the Baseball Canada page. Below are the BC Minor requirements for summer programs:
11U Coach Trained – when the 2 Online Initiation Modules (Coach Initiation in Sport and Coach Initiation in Baseball Fundamentals), Initiation Coach Clinic, Absolutes Clinic, My First Pitch online module, and the 11U Video Package are completed.
13U Coach Trained – when the 2 Online Initiation Modules, Absolutes Clinic, Teaching & Learning Clinic, Planning Clinic, Pitching and Catching Clinic, and 13U Video Package are completed.
13U Coach Certified – once you are 13U Trained and the online Core Portfolio Evaluation, 13U Portfolio Tasks, you have been Evaluated during a Practice Session as acting Head Coach, and the Making Ethical Decision Online Evaluation, & the Safe Sport eLearning module are completed.
15U or 16+ Coach Trained – when the 2 Online Initiation Modules, Absolutes Clinic, Teaching & Learning Clinic, Planning Clinic, Pitching and Catching Clinic, Strategies Clinic, Skills Clinic and 15U or 16+ Video Package are completed.
15U or 16+ Coach Certified – once you are 15U or 16+ Trained and the online Core Portfolio Evaluation, 15U or 16+ Portfolio Tasks, you have been evaluated during a Practice Session and a Game as Head Coach, and the Making Ethical Decision Online Evaluation, & the Safe Sport eLearning module are completed.
Rules and Pitch Counts
Tsawwassen Baseball follows the rules of baseball as supplemented BC Minor Rules. You can find the current BC Minor rulebook here: BC Minor Rulebooks
Each division has strict rules regarding pitch count limits. You can find the limits for each division on their info page. Below are pitch count sheets to download:
Coaching and Parent Resources
We have moved these plans over to the coaching development page
All players must complete a medical information form. You can download this below or will also be available on the parents page.
A link to schedule batting cage time is below and can also be found in the menu under coaching.