Assistant Coach Provides both instructional and developmental guidance to the participants. Assures players, parents, and coaches that skill development, sportsmanship and equal participation are the primary goals for the team.DC is celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary in 2013. Serving the youth of Columbia area.
2013 Coaches Clinics
April 6, 2013
9:00am – 12:00noon
DC Sponsored – Advanced Baseball Coach Clinic
Show Me Heart Youth Sports Assn
3609 Mojave Court
LOCATION UPDATE (4/2/13) - CLINIC WILL BE AT ANTIMI GOLD FIELD
Mandatory for Coaches of Recreational 9/10U, 11/12U, 13/14U, 15-18U Boys Leagues
Optional for coaches of younger divisions.
Any DC head and assistant coaches attend for free.
Open to the public – anyone wanting to attend may do so, cost is $15, paid at the door.
BACKGROUND CHECKS In order to be eligible to head coach in the Diamond Council of Columbia, individuals interested in coaching MUST complete a Criminal and Sex Offender background check. Background checks have become a standard practice in youth sports, as coach violence and sexual abuse and harassment have become more frequent (although still rare) occurrences. We believe that every reasonable effort should be made to protect youth sports participants from adults in the program who have a history of unacceptable criminal activity. In an effort to streamline this process, Diamond Council of Columbia has partnered with Protect Youth Sports in order to conduct the background checks. All recreational team head coaches and 1 randomly selected Assistant coach per team, are required to complete this assignment and have an accepted background check prior to the start of the season. There are no exceptions to this rule. As you would agree, the safety and welfare of our children is our top priority and concern. Please Contact League Director Debbie Jameson with any questions or concerns at 573-499-9741, email@example.com or Ryan Hough at Protect Youth Sports (877) 319-5587 ext 288 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click on the Protect Youth Sports imagine below to start the process. Once the review is completed by Protect Youth Sports a simple Background Verification Report will be sent to Diamond Council of Columbia indicating whether or not a Criminal or Sex Offender record has been found. If an unacceptable record has been found, the applicant WILL NOT be eligible to coach within the Diamond Council of Columbia organization. ALL background check results MUST be completed prior to allowing any individual on either the volunteer or coaching staffs.
Diamond Council Equipment Shed Located just inside COSMO PARK Enter Cosmo Park; at Roundabout take second right, Go North, on you left is a parking lot, enter the parking lot, On the North end of this parking lot there is a road leading towards the golf course, the Equipment Shed is located just west Of this parking lot. Please park in the parking lot and carry equipment back to the shed. Please do not drive to the equipment shed.
There have been a lot of questions about the new bat rules effective Jan. 1, 2012
Here is an excerpt from the USSSA bulletin:
BIG BARREL BATS A. JANUARY 1, 2012 14 U AND YOUNGER BIG BARREL BAT RULES. TO BE LEGAL IN 2012 FOR USSSA 14U AND BELOW, A BIG BARREL BAT MUST BE MANUFACTURERED BY AN APPROVED USSSA BAT LICENSEE AND
1.) HAVE THE NEW USSSA MARK ON ITS TAPER, OR
2.) BE A QUALIFIED BBCOR BAT, OR
3.) BE A WOOD BAT
Here is a picture of the required USSSA mark:
Follow this LINK for the full USSSA bat bulletin