‘Pitch In’ : Assistant Team Coach

The role of the Assistant Team Coach is to assist the Head Coach with the selection, preparation, coaching and performance of the team, as well as ensuring that programmes are in place for individual athletes so that they are prepared to perform to the highest standard they can.

Time commitment:

To be discussed with the Head Coach and/or members of the club Committee.

What you’ll do:

  • Work with the Head Coach.
  • Assist in the preparation and running of team training sessions as required.
  • Develop and maintain high ethical standards in coaching. 
  • Commit to the further development of your coaching knowledge and skills.
  • Undertake training appropriate to the role (eg, Child Protection training).
  • Ensure that all coaching/training sessions take place in a safe environment through carrying out risk assessments.
  • Offer feedback on players’ performances.
  • Attend competitions with teams.
  • Assist in the selection of teams.
  • Attend club meetings and report to the main club Committee where appropriate.
  • Inform the session/club co-ordinator, in advance, of any sessions/games that you cannot attend.

Skills required:

  • A knowledge and understanding of baseball/softball.
  • Confidence and good leadership skills.
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to earn a BSUK coach award.
  • The ability to communicate with groups and individuals.
  • The ability to listen to and mentor people.
  • Good organisational skills.


  • Learning new skills and developing existing skills through hands-on experience.
  • Personal and professional development and/or training.
  • The ability to explore career or job opportunities in a voluntary capacity.
  • A chance to have fun and meet new people, enjoying the traditional social life that baseball or softball clubs generate.
  • Experiencing new challenges.
  • Supporting your local community, with the personal satisfaction that comes with knowing you have helped others.
  • A written/verbal reference.
  • A brilliant CV booster (73% of employers will employ a candidate with volunteer experience over one without).

Special conditions:

If working with young people or vulnerable adults, the Assistant Team Coach must have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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