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Cal Ripken Coaching Certification

Cal Ripken now requires that all Team Coaches must be certified before participation in All Stars this season.  This is for all coaches of teams in the 7-18 yr old Baseball Leagues. This is a lifetime certification and is very easy to obtain.  Just follow the link below and take your certification exam.  

Cal Ripken Coaching Certification Course

When you complete your certification, you will be asked to Print your Certificate and wallet card.  The screen will look something like this:


Coaching Youth Baseball: The Ripken Way for Babe Ruth Baseball Coaches
Buy Course   Certified
Print Certificate
Coaching Youth Softball
Buy course   Certified/Print Certificate

Click on the Print Certificate link in the upper right box.  On the next screen, select: Print my course completion certificate and once your certificate comes up on the screen in Abode Acrobat, just choose the Save As or Save Copy As on the left side of the menu bar.  This will allow you to save your certificate onto your computer.  You can then email me a copy of this pdf file and I can store it on the web site under your database record.  Feel free to call or email me if you have any questions.

Even if you have completed your certification, you can log back into the site and follow these steps to save a copy of the certificate.  Call me for more details if you need assistance with this.




Adobe PDF file All Star Team Sponsorship Form *-  All Star Team Sponsorship Form with OGAA Tax ID

Adobe PDF file OGAA Coach Website Training Manual *-  OGAA Coach's Website Training Manual

Adobe PDF file Pitch Count Suggestions for Young Pitchers *-  This document shows some good examples for maximum pitch counts and rest periods for young pitchers of all ages.

Adobe PDF file Too Many Pitches Can Damage Young Arms *-  From a Hattiesburg American article.

Adobe PDF file Young Arms and Curveballs *-  From a NY Times Article

*Note some or all of the preceding documents can be downloaded and displayed and/or printed in Adobe's Acrobat format.  If you do not have Adobe's free Acrobat Reader software, download it now.