Wanted: RCBA 18U AAA Coaching Opportunity

Seeking 18U AAA Coach for 2018 Season

Richmond City Baseball Association is seeking a dynamic, responsible role-model to provide instruction and coaching for the 18U AAA program under the direction of 18U College Prep Head Coach Raul Verde Rios.

As part of RCBA’s initiative to place a greater emphasis on player development and to provide more opportunities for players wishing to play in a “rep” program, the 18U AAA team is directly affiliated/linked with our established high performance 18U College Prep program. The goal of this two-team 18U Midget rep approach is to provide a more focused product, and wider developmental reach. Establishing and maintaining a direct relationship between College Prep and AAA will help first-year players potentially graduate to the College Prep program as second or third year players. In addition a more performance-oriented AAA program will provide a greater developmental platform for third-year players that will aid in their transition from 18U AAA to potentially College and/or Junior Men’s. College Prep and 18U AAA will intend to run joint practices both pre-season and throughout the season when schedules permit. Working with Raul Verde Rios he will introduce consistent systems play and approach, so first and second-year AAA players will find less barrier to entry into College Prep as they will receive similar developmental opportunities that will help them move on to higher levels of play the following season. Both coaching staffs of the College Prep and AAA candidates will train together through pre-season programming. Evaluations and tryouts will be held in the spring, and the AAA rosters will hopefully be named in February. The College Prep team coaching staff will help the 18U AAA team throughout the single season. The 18U AAA season starts in January with team selection try-outs and includes between 30 and 40 league, tournament and exhibition games throughout B.C., the season concludes with the Provincials Championships in early August with a possibility of representing B.C. at an event outside of B.C. thereafter in the United States. The ideal candidate is someone who is prepared to put in the necessary amount of time and energy required to coach young baseball players, enjoys teaching the game, exhibits patience, and will promote a safe and positive baseball environment under the guidance of Raul Verde Rios. A successful candidate will work jointly with Raul conveying a common and consistent messaging of on-field and off-field program goals to aid in the progression through this program. Interested candidates must be willing to complete their required coaching certification for 18U AAA. Also, go through the standard Richmond City Baseball Security Background Check (CRC) and provide a current Province of BC (or other Province if recently moved) driver’s abstract. Richmond City Baseball Program that provides a unique opportunity to build on your coaching credentials. If you have what it takes and would like to help continue to build a dynamic baseball program please contact All-Star Coordinator Rob Houston crhouston@shaw.ca and President John Braaten president@richmondcitybaseball.ca. Application closed Friday, December 31, 2017.

Thanks, John
John Braaten

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