USA Baseball Coaches "B" Certification

Fundamentals, Leadership, and Approach

Requirements to Obtain a "B" Certification:

  • Completed “A” Certification
  • Introduction to Umpiring
  • Building a Baseball Experience Course
  • Coaching Philosophy and Approach Course
  • Baserunning Fundamentals Course
  • Catching Stances, Receiving, and Blocking Course
  • Coaching the Basics of Hitting Course
  • Coaching the Fundamentals of Infield Course
  • Coaching the Fundamentals of Outfield Course
  • Coaching Pitching Delivery Course
  • “B” Certification Code of Conduct

Benefits of Obtaining a “B” Certification:

  • Education in fundamental areas of baseball such creating a positive culture and experience, coach philosophy and approach, umpiring, and other skills of the game.
  • Complete further education and become engaged in the coaching community by participating in events and taking online courses.
  • Learn more about communication and game management from the umpires’ perspective.
  • Expanded professional network within the baseball coaching community, both locally and nationally.
  • Listed in the user search feature of the USA Baseball Develops website as a Certified Coach.

Topics Covered:

  • Baserunning
  • Hitting
  • Pitching
  • Catching
  • Infield
  • Outfield
  • Fundamentals of the Game
  • Practice Planning, Coach Philosophy
  • Creating a Positive Team Culture
  • Umpiring Basics

Coaches who have completed a “B” Certification have demonstrated the following:

  • Knowledge of all concepts in the “A” Certification level.
  • Knowledge of basic fundamental skills of the game in every major area.
  • Taken the step to be a positive part and contribute to the circle of learning and development within the coach community, become leaders within the industry who continue to promote active learning in players and coaches. 
  • Understanding of communication and game management with umpires.


  • “B” Certification is free of cost.

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