Becoming a Coach in the League

Updated Wednesday November 21, 2018 by Jim Tweed.

Becoming a Coach

"You're going to be down at the field anyways, you might as well coach!"  That comment from a good friend and current coach in the Apponaug Babe Ruth Baseball League, is what first got me into coaching my son's T-Ball Team many years ago.  It was as easy as that.  I new the game, but more importantly, I knew I wanted to be with my son and give back to my community.   Four years later, and his team was at the U8 Regional Tournament in Chelmsford, MA, representing RI as State Champions!   The ABRBL is a fun, family-focused, 100% volunteer run League. 

Becoming a coach in the ABRBL is easy.  Whether you voluneer to help out at practice, become an Assistant Coach, Team Parent, or a Head Coach, it is a wonderful experience collaborating with others who are all "in it" for the same reasons - the love of the game of Baseball, and the desire to share that experience with children.  

So what do you need to do:

  1. When you register your son or daughter, indicate on the registration form that you would like to coach
  2. Complete a Background Check via the League's Website
  3. Complete online training regarding safety and concussions via the League's Website
  4. Attend the League's monthly meetings/coaching clinics  
  5. HAVE FUN!

For more information about coaching in the ABRBL, please contact the appropriate Division Director at:  

  • Major Division Director - Josh Ritz
  • Minor Division Directors -  Gary Maccarone & Jim Tweed 
  • T-Ball & Rookie Divisions Director - Steve Madden