Legion coaches checklist for kickoff meeting Jan. 28

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Posted by Alliance staff | Jan 3, 2023

The first meeting for Alaska Legion coaches willbe Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Post 1 headquarters.

Here are early season checklist for coaches:

Team Registrations - Legion National is working on our system again this year. You will not be able to register and pay your team fees until after February 12th. Please hold off with team registration and I will notify everyone when I receive the go ahead.

Alaska plays Senior Legion Baseball - Do not register your A team as a JUNIOR team. It will create extra work for you. Also the team registration site is for Post Managers and team administrators only. Please ask your players not to register on the National site.

Background checks expired 12/31/2022 and are due again for 2023. If you have a coach, volunteer or any other person that has face to face contact with your player they must have passed a PYS background check. You can find the link to the background check on our AlaskaLegion site. Compliance is the responsibility of the Post Manager.

Abuse training is also required, Alaska Legion ONLY accepts the Protect Youth Sports certificate. USA Baseball's course is not valid in Alaska. After successfully completing the Background Check PYS will send you a link to the abuse training. The link expires about 10 days after you receive it. Please notify your coaches and volunteers so they can plan accordingly.

The same coaching credentials will be required like in years past. If you are unsure of the NFHS courses required please reach out to me. Remember the main coaching course required is Fundamentals of Coaching with the Alaska Component. (Fundamentals of Coaching Baseball is not the required course).