OTTAWA- Baseball Canada is pleased to announce that North Winnipeg Minor Baseball has become the 12th RBI (Reaching Baseball Ideals) Approved association in Canada. The association, which has been in existence for over 30 years, becomes the 3rd association in Manitoba to achieve this designation.
“On the suggestion of our Grassroots Director, we decided that becoming RBI Approved would be good for our association,” says Bryan Ward, Registrar and Rally Cap Convener with North Winnipeg Minor Baseball.
Becoming RBI Approved requires an association to conform to standards set out by Baseball Canada in four areas:
-Membership with Baseball Canada
The North Winnipeg Minor Baseball Association has nearly 400 kids registered in programs from Rally Cap to Midget baseball.
“The decision to become RBI Approved came with great support from our association,” added Ward.
The requirements to become RBI Approved in 2011 are as follows:
-The Association is a member in good standing with the Provincial Baseball Association (as recognized by Baseball Canada) and with Baseball Canada through the registration of all players, coaches and umpires participating in the local Association.
-The Association is fully utilizing the Rally Cap program as the main Initiation program for kids between 4 and 8
-The Association is providing support to its coaches by directing them to the Baseball Canada NCCP Programs ensuring that all Rep level coaches are properly certified as per Baseball Canada requirements and that all house league/community programs have at least one coach per team who have completed the Initiation Coach level at minimum
-The Association is providing access to all programs to boys and girls at any age
-The Association is in support and using the Baseball Canada pitch counts
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