Glebe Little League Coach’s Corner

Resources for Coaches

Understanding the Rules

Target Skill Drills

Forms and Checklists

Being a Baseball Coach for GLL

Win or lose, we believe that good baseball coaching is one of the key ingredients for a good baseball experience for our players.

Glebe Little League is trying to find and develop the best baseball coaches. If you have a positive attitude, good communication skills, and you are willing to learn and improve, we want to hear from you.

We need many baseball coaches for our spring season. If you have never coached baseball before, we will let you know about baseball coaching seminars that you can attend prior to the start of the spring baseball season. Glebe Little League will also organize some baseball coaching events prior to and during the baseball season to allow our baseball coaches to meet and exchange ideas about their baseball coaching experience. We will also schedule joint practices where new coaches bring their team to practices organised and run by experienced coaches – part of our train the trainer program.  If you are a new baseball coach with Glebe Little League, we will do our best to provide you with support and advice.

For a primer or refresher on the Rules of Play, please see the set of Little League University videos on the Umpire Resources section of the GLL Umpiring Page on this Web Site.

Please review our Codes of Conduct for coaches, parents and players.  This is mandatory since the template for Concussions Protocols is listed on that page.  Coaches are also to review in detail the Concussions section (Rowan’s Law) on the Parents Portal Page. Coaches are to review these policies with players and parents at your first practice of the season. 

You can apply to be a head baseball coach or assistant baseball coach by this Coaching Application link.

Vulnerable Sector Check

Baseball coaches are required to obtain and provide a Vulnerable Sector check. If you already have one (perhaps obtained through your role with another organization), please scan and forward a copy to safety@glebelittleleague.ca as of March 1.

If you do not already have a Vulnerable Sector Check, this is the process:

  1. Go to the Ottawa Police Services website at  www.ottawapolice.ca
  2. Read the Process and what information is included in a Vulnerable Sector Check
  3. Download this Glebe Little League letter. The vulnerable sector check is less costly with this letter.
  4. Either Apply online through the Apply Now button or follow the procedures to submit the application in person.
  5. Scan the Application in process receipt proving you have started the process and send to safety@glebelittleleague.ca and submit the receipt for costs to the GLL Treasurer.
  6. When your approved form is mailed back to you (about eight weeks), please scan and email it to our Safety Officer at safety@glebelittleleague.ca.

If you have submitted a police check or Vulnerable Sector Check to Glebe Little League within the past three (3) years, you do not have to submit a new one so long as you have continuously volunteered. We will honour the balance of a police check from another organization, to the maximum of three (3) years, if you volunteered continuously there. If you are returning to volunteering after a break of any duration, or your records check is out of date, you will need to obtain a new Vulnerable Sector check and submit it.