With 1000+ players per year involved in Southlake Baseball Association we are always in need of volunteer coaches. If you enjoy working with the youth of our community, want to see your player get the most out of their baseball experience then we encourage you to consider volunteering to be a head or assistant coach.
All coaches must pass a routine background check and complete a coach certification course offered by DYB at no charge.
Two or three coaches are designated per team with a maximum of 2 per team attending the draft. Afterwards other parents are encouraged to help at practices and games especially at the younger ages. Attention spans being what they are it helps to keep the players engaged at all times. It is not uncommon to see 4 or 5 parents helping out with fielding, pitching, hitting, etc. during practice and coaching bases and keeping the dugout orderly during games.
To keep teams competitive we only lock or freeze 3 players at the draft. Returning coaches may freeze 5 players. These are generally the coach's players. We attempt to keep team sizes to a manageable 10-12 players per team.
Did you know that coaching hours are eligible for service hours and some company matching programs? If you have questions please contact us using the link on this page. Thank you for supporting Dragon Youth Baseball.
How are Recreational and Premier coaches selected?
We encourage and need parents to participate in coaching. Coaching is a great experience for both you and your child. If interested, please sign-up on-line to volunteer to become a coach.
In selecting head coaches, the SBA’s primary objectives are to provide and sportsmanship, but a safe and secure environment and allow our children to have fun playing baseball.
As the Premier Program is more competitive and players are more accomplished, Premier Coaches will generally have prior head coaching experience in the SBA or other Baseball Associations and previous baseball playing experience at the high school or higher levels. To be selected to coach a Premier Team, the prospective Coach’s child must qualify to play in the Premier Program. Therefore, the prospective Coach’s child must attend the League’s Coach Look and based on the rankings, be qualified to be drafted in the Premier Program.
As Recreational Program is developmental in nature, these Coaches generally have prior assistant and head coaching experience in the SBA or other Baseball Associations.
Coaches will be selected in the following manner:
How are summer tournament team coaches selected?
In order to coach a Summer Tournament Team, a prospective coach’s child must be registered and playing in a SBA Spring League. Otherwise, the child is not permitted to play on a Summer All-Star Team due to PONY Baseball Tournament participation rules.
Coaches will be selected for Summer All-Star Tournament Teams in the following manner:
Those interested in coaching must submit a coaching application to the League Commissioner and attend the summer team appropriate Summer Tryout.
The CSC will consider coaching candidates on the same criteria as the recreational league coach selection and then make a recommendation to the full SBA Board for approval.
NOTE: Prior to any discussion regarding the CSC’s recommendation of coaches or the Board voting on coaching candidates, any member(s) of the CSC or Board that is/are among those candidates being considered shall leave the premises while further discussion is held for that particular age group. The member(s) may rejoin the discussion when the CSC or Board considers another age group.