Sportsmanship means being modest in victory as well as accepting defeat graciously after trying your best. The Code of the Sportsmanship Brotherhood is:
Keep the rules.
Keep faith with your teammates.
Keep your temper.
Keep yourself fit.
Keep a stout heart in defeat.
Keep your pride under control in victory.
Keep a sound soul, a clean mind and a healthy body.
Play the game.
Our Coach's Code
The Major League rulebook defines proper conduct
and prescribes action that shall, in the judgment of the umpire,
be taken if this conduct is not upheld.
Since we as managers and coaches are dealing with a very important commodity,
namely the minds and ethics of young men and women,
it behooves us to go one step beyond the rulebook.
We have designed a league to demonstrate not only the skills involved in the sport,
whatever it may be, but to give a chance to
young men and women to perform despite their ability.
It is up to us to demonstrate the true Christian aspects of fair play.
This does not mean we do not teach the winning habit or the desire to win,
but it means that in losing we can still be a success to our ideals and ourselves.
During the spring baseball season, coaches who
run a practice or are on field on game day
must be CAL-certified coaches.
In order to get your certification lanyard, you must:
- Attend a Double Goal Coach workshop presented by the Positive Coaching Alliance.
These courses are held in mid to late February.
- Submit to a LiveScan background check.
Check our LiveScan Page to download an application
with our League-specific information and our preferred provider's
For the Fall Camp, coaches must still be certified, but coaches certified in the spring are still certified for fall. Any new coaches must submit the LiveScan background check (see link above) and complete an online version of the Positive Coaching Alliance coaches clinic.