Mandatory Coaches Certification

Rallye Cap (T-Ball, Pitching Machine)   
Coach/Association Coordinator Rallye Cap training
Atom B:  
One coach per team (usually the head coach)  Initiation course- “In Training”
Mosquito B- Midget B:  
One coach per team (usually the head coach)  Initiation course- “Trained”
  *Baseball Quebec recommends that one coach per team take a training course annually*
Atom A-Midget A:  
Head Coach   Initiation course- “Trained”
One Assistant Coach Initiation course- “In Training”
One coach per team (usually the head coach)  Annual training



  1. Rallye Cap training: offered in English and French in April & May by BQ through LSL.  Only needed by one coach/coordinator for all of Rallye Cap but recommended by LBA to be taken by all coaches.
  2. Initiation course: “In Training”: This is the first step to becoming a coach and is an online training course (minimum 1 hour). Go to to begin the process.

This is what you will find on the website:


Once you fill out the steps from this photo, click to register for the Online Initiation Module. The cost of this course is $37.45, which you need to pay and email receipt to LBA Treasurer to be reimbursed.

  1. Initiation course: “Trained”: This is the second and final step to becoming a coach (“in Training” course is a prerequisite).  It is a 4 hour initiation coach clinic offered by LSL. LSL usually offers 2 courses in English and 2 courses in French in May and June. LBA will notify coaches of the dates as soon as they become available.

*The 2 levels of the initiation course- “In training” and “Trained” are only needed once in a coach’s career. For those coaches that took the Initiation Course “Trained” prior to 2014, you can take the current Initiation course “Trained” and it will count as your annual training as it has been updated since 2014.

  1. Annual training: These are courses that are offered by LSL starting in January of the current season on a variety of coaching topics. One coach on each A level team needs to take an annual training course.

Please refer to the following link at BQ for higher level coaching certification:

If you would like to take a higher level coaching certification, it can also count towards an annual renewal. These clinics can be taken online or will be offered by LSL. 

We are so often tangled up in our own limited successes that we lose track of our reason for doing what we set out to do in the first place

It's not about the color of the jersey... we are all on the same team !

He pulls on a helmet, picks up the bat,
and walks to the plate, "gotta hit and that's that".

The crowd starts to yell, the game's on the line,
last inning, two outs, the score's nine to nine.

Dad yells, "go get it", Mom wrings her hands,
Coach hollers, "hit it", but alone there he stands.

Heroes are made in seconds such as this,
But, he's just a little boy, what if he should miss?

Years after this game's ended and he's little no more,
will he remember the outcome or even the score?

No, he'll have forgotten if he was out, hit or a run,
he'll only look back on his friends and the fun.

So cheer this boy on, along with his fate;
Help him remember with fondness, this stand at the plate.

Spend your time wisely and help in his quest,
To be a hitter with confidence and always his best.

And when the game's over, this boy can stand tall,
for you've helped him prepare to give it his all !

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