‘Pitch In’ : Club Coach

The Club Coach has the potential to be a highly influential figure in baseball and/or softball.  You are responsible for leading training sessions for beginners to the sport and/or club teams in preparation for matches.  It’s an exciting, rewarding and active way of staying in the game and lets you have a direct influence on performance and on people’s enjoyment of their sport.

Time commitment:

To be discussed with the club or BSUK (for development programmes or events).

What you’ll do:

  • Plan and run safe, effective training sessions.
  • Retain players and work with relevant volunteers to recruit players.
  • Build team spirit and encourage participation.
  • Develop individuals’ skills, confidence and fitness.
  • Select competition teams and set tactics.
  • Work with the Club Coaching Coordinator to continue learning and developing your coaching skills.
  • Promote fair play, team standards and Codes of Conduct.

Skills required:

  • Good communication skills.
  • Reliablility and responsibility.
  • The ability to lead by example.
  • Enthusiasm and the willingness to earn a BSUK coach award.
  • Good management and organisational skills.
  • Friendliness and approachability.


  • 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 the Club Coach has contact with young people or vulnerable adults, he or she must have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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