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.

2021 Coaches Handbook 

2021 Coaches Handbook 

COACHES EQUIPMENT PICKUP DATES: TBD

 

 

USSSA 2019 Baseball Rulebook

USSSA 2019 Softball Rulebook

Competitive BB-SB Shorthand Rule

 


Coaches Schedule your team photo date by clicking on the Legends Icon!

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
Cancellations are also sent out on our listserv.  To sign up for the listserv go to www.como.gov/parksandrec

–       Click on parks, recreation & the arts on the left
–        Click on Sports in the box on the left
–        Click on Sports Cancellations listed under General Sports in the middle
–        Go under Web Mail and click on Subscribe Now
–        Type in your email address in the space provided
–        Place a check next to the programs in which you would like to be included on the listserv
–        i.e. Indoor Sports – Status of all indoor sport activities or Youth Baseball & Softball – Status of all Diamond Council games
–        Then click on the Subscribe button

You can also put your 10 digit phone number @your cell phone provider address to receive these notifications on your cell phones as a text message

 

 

 

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.