COACHES CORNER: Resources FOR Every coach

Mission Statement:

The Ephrata Baseball Association is committed to cultivating adult volunteer managers, coaches, and instructors.  We are committed to teaching consistent, effective instructional practices that are safe, fundamentally-based, and skill-appropriate for the overall instructional well-being of its participants.

Great Perspectives on being a sports parent:

Matheny Manifesto - Mike Matheny, St. Louis Cardinals Manager, lays out his thoughts on the roles of players, parents, and coaches.  

I never thought it would end like THIS  - we all think we want our player to drive in the winning run or strike out the 3rd out. But what if our player is the last out or gives up the winning run?  From a Coaching Dad's perspective on preparing our children for more than success. 

Start here (yes, you need to read this!)

  • Safety Information (Concussion Training, Incident Form, Tips for Safe Practices/Games)
    • For Little League® Coaches, there is also a Safety Plan available here.

Practice & Game Resources

  • Equipment - The EBA will provide you league rule book, balls, bats, helmets, catcher's gear, score book/forms, tee's (if applicable).  If you need anything, please contact the Uniform & Equipment Coordinator listed here.

End of Season

  • Post-Season Evaluation Form is key part of a player's progressive development and placement next year is your player feedback. Please provide to your league director/president or include with your equipment. Download Form
  • Tournaments -  there are many tournaments around the area for ages 8 and up.  For Little League, click here.  Please discuss any questions with your director or board member.
  • Equipment Return - at the end of each season, you'll receive an email asking for all equipment to be returned.  
  • Feedback - Please provide feedback to your league director, president, EBA President, or any EBA Board member.  To help us continually improve, the EBA will be sending out a post-season parent survey about the fields, coaching, and all around experience.

Interesting in becoming a manager or coach in our program?

Read this and then contact: Adrian Shelley (, Director of CDEP