ATTENTION ALL RETURNING AND NEW COACHES:
All individuals interested in coaching in MSHYB must go through an annual registration and certification process. Please read through these instructions carefully and proceed through the steps in order. If you follow these instructions, it will be an easy and painless process. This year, there is an additional required step for all coaches, completing an online child abuse prevention training session – see Step 3 below. Coaches must complete Step 1 (NAYS membership), Step 2 (concussion training), Step 3 (child abuse prevention training) and Step 4 (MSHYB registration) prior to attending one of the in-person certification sessions (Step 5). ALL 5 STEPS must be completed by March 3, 2019.
SUMMARY OF STEPS TO BE COMPLETED BY MARCH 3:
Step 1: Create a new membership or renew your existing membership with NAYS online. All new and returning coaches must have an active membership as a baseball coach with the National Alliance for Youth Sports Coach Training and Membership Program (NAYS, formerly known as NYSCA), the country’s largest coach training and certification program. An active membership is one that expires after August 31, 2019. The cost of a NAYS initial membership or annual renewal is $20 and is payable online directly to NAYS by credit card.
Step 2: Complete the mandatory concussion awareness training session. Concussion awareness training is required to be completed annually under MSHYB’s Concussion Policy. This online training is provided free of charge through NAYS. (At this time, we are not accepting concussion training from other organizations such as the CDC.) In order to be considered current for the 2019 season, you must have completed or retaken the concussion training after August 31, 2018.
Step 3: Complete the mandatory child abuse prevention training session. This is a new requirement in order to be able to coach for MSHYB in 2019 and must be completed annually under MSHYB’s Child Abuse Prevention Program. This online training is provided free of charge through NAYS. While you are logged into your NAYS account, simply click on “Additional Trainings” and choose “Protecting Against Abuse.”
Step 4: Register online as a coach with MSHYB. Please click here to access the MSHYB coach’s registration page, where you will provide background information, review required documents and provide required authorizations. Once you have successfully completed this step, you will immediately receive a confirmation email from our system. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL IMMEDIATELY WITH THE SUBJECT “2019 COACH REGISTRATION RECEIPT,” YOU DID NOT REGISTER CORRECTLY. A successful registration does not mean that you have been certified as a coach by MSHYB. You must have an active NAYS membership (Step 1), complete the concussion training (Step 2), complete the abuse prevention training (Step 3), attend an in-person certification session (Step 5), and pass a mandatory background check.
Step 5: Attend one of the mandatory in-person Coach’s Certification Sessions. We have scheduled three of these sessions – one session is exclusively for returning coaches and the other two may be attended by either new or returning coaches:
Please arrive 30 minutes early to check in. Doors close promptly at the start time. Please bring a valid photo ID (driver’s license or passport) along with the $25 registration fee (payable by check or in cash – exact change appreciated) to cover the cost of running the mandatory background check.
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