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FREE 2019 IGHBA Coaches/Parent Clinic

By IGHBA Staff 02/11/2019, 12:15pm CST

Former Concordia University baseball staff member to speak

To register Click Here.

IGHBA and IGH Parks & Rec are proud to announce our 2019 IGHBA Coaches/Parent Clinic being held at the VMCC on March 16th, 2018 from 9 am – 12 pm. This is a FREE event and all past/present/future baseball coaches are invited to attend along with any parent who will be having a player participate in this year’s IGHBA traveling, IGHBA VFW/Legion, or IGH Parks & Rec season.

The clinic will consist of approximately 90 minutes of classroom time and 90 minutes of demonstration time. Classroom time will consist of a guest speaker and a question and answer session. We are extremely excited to have former Concordia University baseball staff member, Cory Kissling, as our guest speaker. Cory has coached various levels of youth baseball for the past 30 years.  In addition to working with Little League, Babe Ruth, and American Legion teams, Cory has coached at both the high school and college level.  Most notably, 7 years coaching with Concordia University.  Because of connections with the Minnesota Twins, Cory has had the opportunity to learn from many of Twins coaches, including Ron Gardenhire and Tom Kelly.  Cory has enjoyed a 40 plus year career as a Paramedic and Flight Nurse. He will provide some insight on what it takes to coach a youth team, running effective practices, dealing with disciplinary issues, making youth sports fun, and more. Following the presentation, Cory will walk you through some drills he has used while coaching and what you can do at home to help your player improve.

We encourage as many present/future coaches to attend along with all parents. This clinic is meant to give you insight on what it goes into being one of our coaches and help everyone understand what we are trying to accomplish as the season moves along. This also gives you a chance to ask questions about situations that may arise and how to deal with them effectively. You'll also be able to network with other IGH baseball coaches and share ideas on how to keep moving IGH baseball in the right direction.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on March 16th. Even though this event is free, registration is required in order for us to properly plan for space allocations.

To register Click Here.

IGHBA Jersey Day on Feb. 13th

By IGHBA Staff 02/11/2019, 7:00am CST

Tell your friends to get registered

All past/present IGHBA members are encouraged to wear their white IGHBA jersey this coming Wednesday, Feb. 13th to school to help raise awareness and interest in baseball. Evaluations are only 2 weeks away and we want to get as many players registered as possible. Have your player wear their jersey to school and have them tell all their friends to sign-up for baseball for this upcoming season. Registration is currently open and we will be able to register players at evaluations.

Have any interested parents or players visit our website for more information and to register.

IGHBA Searching for 2019 Coaches

By IGHBA Staff 02/11/2019, 6:45am CST

Be part of coaching the future of Simley Baseball

To fill out the Online Coaches Application, please CLICK HERE.

Attention all IGHBA members. We are currently taking applications for head and assistant coaches for the upcoming 2019 traveling season. Anyone who is interested in coaching needs to complete the IGHBA Online Coaches Application regardless of their past coaching experience and history. By completing the application in no way guarantees you will be selected as a coach for one of our teams. Each team will consist of 1 head coach, 1 head assistant coach, and 1 or more other assistant coaches.

All coaches with less than 3 full years of IGHBA coaching experience have the potential of being paired with a more experienced coach. This will allow our new coaches to learn from and gain experience and knowledge from our established coaches to allow for a seamless transition as they move into the leadership role.

IGHBA will be selecting coaches prior to the parent meeting in March. This is an ongoing process and we will be contacting all applicants as we review qualifications and make selections. The head coach of each team will have their son’s (1 player per family) fee and volunteer hours waived for the season and the head assistant coach for each team will have their son’s (1 player per family)  volunteer hours waived. All assistant coaches must be approved by IGHBA. IGHBA reserves the right to make any coaching changes/adjustments at any time.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Coaches Director, Nick Schiltz, via EMAIL.

To fill out the Online Coaches Application, please CLICK HERE.

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