RCBA seeking College Prep Program Coaches for 2019 season

Richmond City Baseball Association is seeking dynamic, responsible role-models to provide instruction and coaching 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. Our association currently fields an 18U AAA program to complement the College Prep program that will be entering its third year in 2019. 18U Fall Ball programming begins in September and runs through October. The goal of this two-team 18U “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’s 2019 season begins with Fall Ball practices and games this September. Then moves on to Phase I (November-December) & Phase II (January – February) of Winter Training leads into pre-season training. Working under the direction of Raul Verde Rios, he will introduce consistent systems play and approach, Players will receive plenty of developmental opportunities throughout the season. The College Prep team plays in BC Baseball’s single season format which includes 38 league games, external tournaments 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(s) 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. There may be an opportunity in the future for the successful candidate(s) to transition into a leadership role within the program. This can be discussed to candidates when interviewed. Candidates must 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 21, 2018.
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