SAFE Baseball – Softball Online Course Preview

Want to take a preview of the SAFE Baseball – Softball online course we have been telling you about? They’d love you to! All you need to do is go here, and then create an account with your name, email address and any password you choose and you’re in! We highly recommend this course be provided for every youth baseball and softball league.

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Baseball and Softball SAFEty

We all want the safest environment for children to play in our leagues. When kids play baseball and softball, some injuries are unavoidable. However, as league administrators, it is up to us to do everything we can to ensure that the number of avoidable injuries that occur is ZERO. Did you know that coaches and board members could be liable for preventable injuries?

I have been involved in youth baseball and softball for 35 years, beginning as a high school player when I was paid to coach a summer recreational league. Four of my own kids, thousands of games and countless practices later, I have pretty much seen it all on the diamond. And, unfortunately, I’ve witnessed my share of injuries and potential injuries. Now, I can’t walk by a youth league practice or game without noticing something that needs to be corrected for the sake of safety.

So I have produced what I hope I will look back on as one of the most important pieces of work in my career. I have started SAFE Baseball, and our flagship product is our Baseball/Softball Safety Course which is designed to allow youth leagues to educate their coaches, team parents, board members and other volunteers on how to foresee potentially dangerous situations and how to avoid putting players in harm’s way.

The course is fully interactive, containing quizzes, photos, and tons of videos showing actual footage of youth league practices and games which are lacking in adult supervision, adherence of rules and, in many cases, common sense. There are sections on first aid, treatment of injury, concussion awareness, but mostly the course is designed to get your volunteers to be hyper-aware of everything that could go wrong on the field so that they’ll see accidents coming in time to prevent them from happening. I believe every league should invest in this course and guarantee you’ll be glad you did.

What’s so special about this course? Unlike other courses which only discuss treatment of injuries, this course shows actual video footage of mistakes being made so that viewers fully understand how to prevent them in their own games and practices. Do you believe all of your coaches are fully versed in when players should be wearing helmets, when they should swing bats, come out of dugouts, where they should be in position on the field? You can’t be at every game and practice to ensure there are no gaps in supervision or judgment. This course aims to drive home the importance of safety in a no-nonsense, easy-to-understand format. Students can take the course on their desktop computers, tablets or phones, at their own pace with a total time investment of around an hour.

We’ve made the course extremely affordable so that there are no barriers to providing access to everyone in your organization. And, in the unlikely event you sign up and decide the information wasn’t all that helpful then we’ll just give you your money back. If only one avoidable injury is prevented in your league because of Baseball/Softball Safety, I’m sure anyone reading this will agree it was worth it.

Ready to get started or want to learn more? Go to SAFEBaseball.com to see a preview and to get your league signed-up. We can give you immediate access and get your volunteers thinking SAFETY the rest of the season. And, because the subscription is for a full year, you can use the course to train your fall ball coaches and even new coaches early in 2019.

Brian Gotta is a former youth baseball coach and volunteer Little League board member. He is the President of CoachDeck and also author of four youth sports novels and a baseball coaching book which can be found at www.booksbygotta.com. He can be reached at brian@coachdeck.com

SAFE Baseball – Softball

We are extremely excited to spread the word about SAFE Baseball – Softball, an online course taught by CoachDeck President, Brian Gotta. This course is a MUST for all youth baseball recreational and travel leagues. In the course you’ll learn the basics of first aid and concussion awareness and, more importantly, ways to foresee potentially dangerous situations and how to avoid them. We really believe this course will transform your league from one that may hope for safe practices and games to one that makes safety part of the culture. Check it out and register at http://www.safebaseball.com.

Baseball safety course coming!

In the next few days we will have something transformative to offer your baseball and softball leagues. We are joining forces with SAFE Baseball to offer our customers a chance to provide the SAFE Baseball – Softball Online Safety Course to their coaches and other volunteers! This course is dynamic and exciting and is taught by CoachDeck LLC President, Brian Gotta. More details to come this week so stay tuned!

Baseball and Softball Safety

By Brian Gotta

We all want the safest environment for children to play in our leagues. When kids play baseball and softball, some injuries are unavoidable. However, as league administrators, it is up to us to do everything we can to ensure that the number of avoidable injuries that occur is ZERO. Did you know that coaches and board members could be liable for preventable injuries?

I have been involved in youth baseball and softball for 35 years, beginning as a high school player when I was paid to coach a summer recreational league. Four kids, thousands of games and countless practices later, I have pretty much seen it all on the diamond. And, unfortunately, I’ve seen my share of injuries and potential injuries. I can’t seem to walk by a youth league practice or game and not notice something that needs to be corrected for the sake of safety.

So I have produced what I hope I will look back on as one of the most important pieces of work in my career. I have started Safe Baseball LLC, and our flagship product is our Baseball/Softball Safety Course which is designed to allow youth leagues to educate their coaches, team parents, board members and other volunteers on how to foresee potentially dangerous situations and how to avoid putting players in harm’s way.

The course is fully interactive, containing quizzes, photos, and tons of videos showing actual footage of youth league practices and games which are lacking in adult supervision, adherence of rules and, in many cases, common sense. There are sections on first aid, treatment of injury, concussion awareness, but mostly the course is designed to get your volunteers to be hyper-aware of everything that could go wrong on the field so that they’ll see accidents coming in time to prevent them from happening. I believe every league should invest in this course and guarantee you’ll be glad you did.

What’s so special about this course? Unlike other courses which only discuss treatment of injuries, this course shows actual video footage of mistakes being made so that viewers fully understand how to prevent them in their own games and practices. Do you believe all of your coaches are fully versed in when players should be wearing helmets, when they should swing bats, come out of dugouts, where they should be in position on the field? You can’t be at every game and practice to ensure there are no gaps in supervision or judgment. This course aims to drive home the importance of safety in a no-nonsense, easy-to-understand format. Students can take the course on their desktop computers, tablets or phones, at their own pace with a total time investment of around an hour.

If you’ve read this far and you’re wondering what the investment is for your organization to participate, that’s the best part. Most online courses with this much rich content and information charge per student from $49.00, to upwards of $100.00 each. Multiply that times the number of managers, coaches, board members, etc. and it could get very pricey. We didn’t want there to be any barriers for your organization to offer the course to everyone who can benefit….so the course is being made available for just a flat $360.00 for unlimited users. And, in the unlikely event you sign up and decide the information wasn’t all that helpful then we’ll just give you your money back. If only one avoidable injury is prevented in your league because of Baseball/Softball Safety, I’m sure anyone reading this will agree it was worth it.

Ready to get started or want to learn more? Go here to see a preview and to sign-up. We can give you immediate access and get your volunteers thinking SAFETY the rest of the season. This may be the best investment your league makes all season.

Brian Gotta is a former youth baseball coach and volunteer Little League board member. He is the President of CoachDeck and also author of four youth sports novels and a baseball coaching book which can be found at www.booksbygotta.com. He can be reached at brian@coachdeck.com

Safe Baseball and Softball

We have some new and exciting news coming soon! We have aligned with a company that is going to ensure that your coaches run the safest possible baseball and softball practices and games. We are very concerned and passionate about youth baseball and softball safety and this relationship is one that we will proudly point to as a monumental accomplishment.