WBA is a proud subsidiary of Coastal Carolina Athletic Association (CCAA) and is affiliated with Cal Ripken Baseball League and Babe Ruth Baseball League. Our league is funded entirely by registration fees, concession profits, and sponsor donations, HOWEVER, IT IS OPERATED ENTIRELY BY DOZENS OF VOLUNTEERS!!!
We are always in need of motivated and enthusiastic volunteers to help ensure that the organization remains structured and runs smoothly. Wilmington Baseball Association is always looking for responsible and enthusiastic individuals to support and coordinate events and activities. These roles may include coaching, concessions work, field maintenance, fundraising, Pro-bono work etc.
If you have questions or would like more information about opportunities to volunteer please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can register to volunteer online HERE:
Looking to make an impact on the youth in our community? Do you have skills – life, leadership, patience and/or sports – you can share with the children of Wilmington? We are looking for POSITIVE role models to serve as team managers and coaches in ALL DIVISIONS.
When the spring season registration process begins, start the process by clicking including head coach/manager/assistant coach positions you are interested in volunteering when you register your player. Then send an email to
WILMINGTONBASEBALL@OUTLOOK.COM to receive your VOLUNTEER APPLICATION.
*ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST COMPLETE A COATAL CAROLINA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION VOLUNTEER APPLICATION EVERY TWO YEARS.
Managers will be required to attend coaching clinics, annual background checks, and any league required meetings and programs.
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The team manager and coach must be leaders. All must recognize that they hold a position of trust and responsibility in a program that deals with a sensitive and formative period of a child’s development.
It is required that the manager and coach have understanding, patience and the capacity to work with children. The manager and coach should be able to inspire respect. Above all else, managers and coaches must realize that they are helping to shape the physical, mental and emotional development of young people.
The manager must be something more than just a teacher. Knowledge of the game is essential, but it is not the only badge of a Youth Baseball coach or manager.
While an adult with training and background in the game is a desirable candidate for manager or coach, league screening committees should look for other important qualities. Screening of managers, coaches, and others at the local league level who have contact with children is also important in attempting to discover those with a history of child abuse.
The heart of Wilmington Baseball is what happens between the adult manager/coach and player. It is the manager more than any other individual who controls the situation in which the players may be benefited. Improving the level of leadership in this vital area must be a continuing effort.
Children of WBA age are strongly influenced by adults whose ideals and aspirations are similar to their own. The manager/coach and player share a common interest in the game, a desire to excel, and determination to win. Children often idolize their managers and coaches, not because the adult is the most successful coach or mentor, but because the manager and coach are sources of inspiration.
Managers and coaches must be adults who are sensitive to the mental and physical limitations of children of WBA age and who recognize that the game is a vehicle of training and enjoyment, not an end in itself. It has been stated many times that the program of WBA can only be as good as the quality of leadership in the managing and coaching personnel. WBA make's a determined effort to enlist the best adults in the community to serve as managers and coaches.
Anyone interested in being a team manager or coach should contact their local league president in person, and be willing to undergo a screening process that may include a background check, as well as interviews of those with personal knowledge of your qualifications.
The best way to train and qualify WBA managers and coaches is through the Cal Ripken/ Babe Ruth Education Program for Managers and Coaches. A wide variety of materials are available for players and adults, as well as clinics and seminars led by experienced experts.
Who is responsible for the conduct of the manager and coach? First and foremost, it is the manager or coach themselves. Each of us at WBA must take responsibility for our own actions.
However, as the chief administrator, the president selects and appoints the managers and coaches. As such, no person becomes a manager or coach without the approval of the president. All appointments are subject to final approval by the local league’s board of directors.
Only the local Wilmington Baseball Association board of directors has the authority to remove or suspend a manager or coach.