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Coaches Information

FRB exists because of the many volunteer coaches throughout the program.  The success of the league and the positive experience gained by the children is direct related to the quality of our coaches.  We appreciate the contribution that each coach can provide and we also expect our coaches provide an example for the children.  The safety and well being of the kids is paramount.  To this end, FRB has a Coaches Code of Conduct that we expect each coach to adhere.

As required by the state of NJ and the local regulation, each coach must enroll in the background check program.  This program is administered by a third party on behalf of many volunteer organizations throughout the state.  Background recertification is required every 3 years, and coaches will be prohibited from coaching will out completing this process. In addition, each coach is required to attend the Rutgers Safety Course. This course is typically offered by FRB prior to the start of the spring rec season. This course only needs to be completed once and will cover a coach for all the years in FRB program.  Please contact  Ryan Flandro for information and schedule.

Background Check Process:
Step 1: Fill out the FRB Background Check Form. The attached fingerprinting form contains the ORI# and VRN# you will need when scheduling.
Step 2: Register and schedule your Fingerprinting Date and Location via this link.  Once on the IdentoGO website, click the START HERE button under new applicant.  Please note you should complete Step 1 above prior to registering for a time. Costs associated with the Fingerprinting process are reimbursable by the league.

Concussion Protocol and Resources for Coaches

As part of FRB’s efforts to ensure the safety of all players we are requiring all HEAD coaches to complete a free, online concussion training course, Heads-Up Coaches.  All assistant coaches are also encouraged to take this training.  All coaches should read and review the Heads Up Protocol and Coaches Action Plan and NJ State Concussion Law for school sports.  Although not specifically addressed in this act, youth athletic activities are encouraged to follow the guidance in the act.  Additional information can be found on the CDC Heads up Web Site and Concussion Fact Sheet for coaches and parents.

Baseball Drills, Workouts and Training Information

FRB Recommended Practice Drills baseball drills


Coaches Guide – I have a team, so what do I do now?!

) Contact your team right away. Introduce yourself to parents and notify them of the first meeting time for your team.  Communication is paramount in all aspects -- most of the issues we see with coaches is due to lack of effective communication with players, parents, other coaches, and with the Board.

b) Make a roster for distribution to your team including phone numbers and parent’s names.
c) Send out a schedule including important dates such as opening day, pictures, and volunteer workdays 
d) Have a team meeting at the first practice to introduce yourself to parents. 

1. Review the age appropriate guidelines
2. Review equipment requirements. Gloves are required but beware of “toy” or plastic gloves. Cleats and player bats are optional. Guidelines for proper sized equipment can be found at the FRB website.
3. Review FRB inclement weather process (email blast, social media)

e) [Spring Only] Contact your sponsor and thank them for their support. Be sure to provide them with the team plaque at end of season.

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