Coaches

Head Coach—Takes responsibility for team participation… serves as the primary contact for the team with the DC. 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.

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.

2023 Coaches Handbook will be available soon

 

COACHES EQUIPMENT PICKUP DATES: TBD

 

 

USSSA 2019 Baseball Rulebook

USSSA 2019 Softball Rulebook

Competitive BB-SB Shorthand Rule

 

INFORMATION FOR CANCELLATIONS

Parks and Recreation Hotline Phone – (573) 874-7663
When the hotline number picks up press 1 for up to the minute program cancellations

Email cancellation notifications

To sign up for email cancellation notices through listserv go to como.gov/webmail
–        Type in your email address in the email address box
–        Place a check next to the programs in which you would like to be included on the listserv
–        i.e.  Youth Baseball & Softball – Status of all Diamond Council games =>  Youth Baseball and Softball is towards the bottom of   the page
–        Then click on the Subscribe button

For questions go to   https://www.como.gov/webmail-faq/

OR

Download CoMo   Mobile App for cancellations and other info from the Apple store or Google Play.

 

 

 

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. It is also Federal Law.  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 USSSA and USA Baseball in order to conduct the background checks and provide training.   All recreational team head coaches and Assistant coaches 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 Paul Blythe  with any questions or concerns at 573-499-9741, diamondcouncilcomo@gmail.com.

 

 

Diamond Council Equipment Shed is located at the Antimi Complex at Cosmo Park, between the Green and Purple fields. There is a parking lot located next to the shed. It can be used when picking up or dropping off equipment. It may not be used on game nights.  It is reserved for umpires and concession staff.