Coach Resources

Newton Canadian Baseball is built on volunteers, and we welcome all applications to coach. Coaching is a great way to become involved in the community, have fun with your kids in the program and keep baseball in Newton growing.

To coach you don’t have to fit any particular profile or be a baseball lifer (although we welcome those too!). There is opportunity at all levels, you can learn as you go, and we will help you get better through our coaching development program.

If you start at Rally Cap the training/knowledge requirements are minimal and for the older ages you can assist with only a few hours training commitment.

Coaching Requirements

Criminal Record Check
The non-negotiable requirement for all coaches in the NCBA system is a criminal record check. This must be completed before any position is undertaken.

We ask that all coaches register/apply.
There is always a need for coaches, but especially at the older/competitive levels there can be multiple applicants for positions and NCBA will screen all applicants to ensure qualifications are met.

Each division has its’ own training requirements as set out by BC Minor and following the Baseball Canada National Coaching Certification program.
You can find out more about the details of this program and how to sign up and receive training on the directly on the Baseball Canada NCCP page but below are the current levels/requirements as applicable to NCBA teams:

  • Initiation Coach (in-training, trained)
  • Regional Coach (trained, certified)

The two main levels are Initiation Coach and Regional Coach, but then these two levels are broken down into two further levels: Initiation in-training, Initiation Trained and then Regional Trained and Regional Certified.

As seen below most positions are now open to Initiation level coaches

To become Initiation in-training you must register and complete an online course. To be Initiation Trained requires attending a half-day seminar covering coaching basics.

Regional Training requires a further number of more specialized seminars and Regional Certification completes with an on-field assessment.

  • Rally Cap
    • All coaches: Initiation in-training
  • Tadpole (9U)
    • Head coaches: Initiation Trained
    • Assistants: Initiation in-training
  • Mosquito (11U)
    • Head coaches: Initiation Trained
    • Assistants: Initiation in-training
  • Pee Wee A (13U)
    • Head coaches: Initiation Trained
    • Assistants: Initiation in-training
  • Pee Wee AA (13U)
    • Head coaches: Regional Trained
    • Assistants: Initiation Trained
  • Bantam A (15U)
    • Head coaches: Initiation Trained
    • Assistants: Initiation in-training
  • Bantam AA (15U)
    • Head coach: Regional Certified
    • Assistants: Regional Trained
  • Midget AA
    • Head coach: Initiation Trained
    • Assistants: Initiation In-training

Code of Conduct
We ask that all our coaches read and abide by the NCBA coaches code of conduct: NCBA Coaches Code of Conduct

Coaching Resources

See the development page for periodic development and training opportunities for coaches

Rules and Pitch Counts

Newton Canadian Baseball follows the rules of baseball as supplemented by BC Minor Rules. You can find the current BC Minor rulebook here: BC Minor Rulebooks

Each division has strict rules regarding pitch counts. See our pitch count sheet page.



All Managers, Coaches, and Assistant Coaches MUST COMPLETE the criminal record check process prior to Opening Ceremonies for the Spring Season and July 1 for Summer ball. Your CRC is valid for 2 years. There is no charge to NCBA volunteers for this process.

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We’re looking for Coaches and Assistant Coaches at all levels to help kids in the Surrey/Newton area.

Please click below to open our Coach application.

Coach Application



Please see the Coach’s Code of Conduct that is required for all Newton Canadian Coaches.

Code of Conduct



Please click on each link to see the rules for each division. We will try and keep these updated as soon as changes are made. Please click below to see the most recent BCMBA rulebook.


Rules updated as of April 6, 2021

Rules updated as of April 6, 2021

Rules updated as of April 6, 2021