Welcome to Rally Cap - Baseball Canada's Official Initiation Baseball Program!
The Rally Cap Program is an initiative to enhance players' and coaches' first experience with the game of baseball! The program helps teach players the five FUNdamentals of baseball (fundamental movement skills, throwing, receiving, hitting, and base running) in a fun and safe environment. Players have the opportunity to learn, acquire and perform different baseball skills in order to progress through the different levels of the program.
Baseball Manitoba has adopted Baseball Canada's Rally Cap as the entry level, or initiation program for the 4 - 7 age group. The format involves three teams of six players that meet at the park at the same time. Two teams play a 20 minute game, while one team practices in the outfield. Every 20 minutes they switch, so that each team plays offense and defense and has one practice in the 60 minutes session.
1. Create a fun environment in which children and adults are actively engaged together in the game of baseball.
2. Develop fundamental motor skills, teach baseball skills, and basic rules to our athletes.
3. Experience success with an emphasis on respect and fair play.
4. Promote increased self-esteem among Rally Cap participants.
5. Recruit new coaches, parent helpers and volunteers.
Rally Cap Training Session
Baseball Canada and the Toronto Blue Jays have created an online training video to provide Convenors, Coaches, and Parent Helpers everything they need to know to effectively run a Rally Cap Program in their community.
To view the video, click HERE.
Resources - Mini Book, Drills, and Progress Report
All Rally Cap resources are available online for free. This includes the Mini Book, Drills, and Progress Report. Click on the links below!
Mini Book - Coaches Manual: Goals, Structure, Skill Levels, Practice Plans, etc.
Drills - All the activities you will need to run your program. Includes 30 instructional videos.
Progress Report - Participant Progress Report.
All coaches and parent helpers are encouraged to attend a Rally Cap Online Training Session, while utilizing the free resources on this page.
For additional training, there are online modules available on the NCCP website: Coach Initiation in Sport and Coach Initiation in Baseball - Rally Cap. Coaches wishing to take these will need to create an account ($37.45) at nccp.baseball.ca.
Note: All coaches in Manitoba are required to complete the Respect in Sport online training program - http://www.baseballmanitoba.ca/respect-sport.
For more information, contact Britt at firstname.lastname@example.org