To provide a safe and fun environment for our players to develop their skills and build their self-confidence
To ensure our coaches, volunteers, staff, and players' families also enjoy a fun, positive experience with CGB
With these goals in mind, please read the following tips to see how you can help to make sure that everyone has a great season!
Kindness, Respect, and Dismissal Policy
Canadian Girls Baseball is a child-serving organization, and we're here to make sure that our participants have the best experience possible! As a grassroots, non-profit organization that is actively growing, we encourage and welcome your feedback as parents and caregivers, and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to grow.
While constructive, kind, and respectful feedback is always welcome, we will not tolerate any communication that is aggressive, disrespectful, condescending, or rude. Engaging in this type of communication may result in your child's dismissal from our organization, which would be very sad.
We operate from a model of kindness, respect, and dignity toward all children and families that we serve, and we expect this to be reciprocated to all directors, staff, coaches, and volunteers.
Tips for Parents & Spectators
Encourage your child to attend practices! We’ve designed the “skills and drills” portion of each session in such a way that they’re able to be taught in fun, game-like ways. Though the repetition of learning these baseball fundamentals may at times seem, well, repetitive, that’s the point! Repetition is key in teaching our bodies how to make movements accurately and efficiently.
Make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather and the environment we’re playing in; this means with sunscreen, a hat, the provided uniform, a glove, and sneakers or cleats.
Try to arrive at the park a few minutes before the session begins. This will allow time to find a space to settle and make sure your baseball player has everything she needs for the field!
Stay and watch! Besides the primary benefit of being able to share in something special with your daughter, getting to see her confidence and skills blossom, we all want our coaches to be doing what they’re supposed to be doing – coaching our girls, helping them feel comfortable to try different skills, and getting them used to being on the field!
Be a supportive spectator and only make comments that support and encourage all players. Never ridicule young players who make mistakes. Mistakes, missteps, and anxiety around trying new skills are all aspects of the season that you will witness – in your daughter and in others’ daughters. This is not only perfectly okay, but is expected!
Treat all surrounding families, Canadian Girls Baseball coaches, umpires, staff, and volunteers with the same respect you’d expect for yourself.
If you have any concerns, please speak with your child’s coach after the practice or game. If they’re unable to answer your question, you can always reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. When doing so, please indicate your location.