USA Baseball Coaches "A" Certification

Culture, Safety, and Awareness

Requirements to Obtain an "A" Certification:

  • Confident Baseball Coach Course
  • Abuse Awareness Course
  • Pitch Smart Course
  • First Aid Course 
  • “A” Certification Code of Conduct

Benefits of Obtaining an “A” Certification:

  • Further the game of baseball through yearly coaching education.
  • Become a better coach through continual learning and development, both on and off the field.
  • Create a better experience for baseball athletes through understanding leadership fundamentals.
  • Promote a safe and positive environment for long-term development of athletes, both personally and athletically.
  • Be able to better recognize and respond to health and safety issues and other instances of emotional and physical misconduct.
  • Listed in the user search feature of the USA Baseball Develops website as a Certified Coach.

Topics Covered:

  • Health and Safety
  • Creating a Positive Environment
  • Arm Safety for Pitchers
  • Recognizing and Responding to Misconduct

Coaches who have completed an “A” Certification have demonstrated the following:

  • Knowledge in ways to create a more positive impact on each of their players. 
  • Knowledge of general health and safety, including common baseball injuries. 
  • Knowledge of the importance of creating a positive atmosphere and keeping the integrity of the game.
  • Understanding of how to recognize and respond to any misconduct, and how to create a safe environment for all players, coaches, parents, and umpires.
  • Understanding and agreement with the principles of the Pitch Smart program and general arm care for pitchers.


  • “A” Certification is free of cost.

To begin your courses and complete your "A" Certification, click the button below.