Coach Award


The American Samoa Baseball Association (ASBA) and the Baseball Confederation of Oceania (BCO) have been conducting the Level 1 Baseball Technical and Theory Certification Course over the past year to local coaches. This course instructed the coaches in the different aspects of baseball at a certain level in understanding the concepts of technically executing skills on the field, to strategically playing the game in certain situations, and having an understanding also of the fundamental rules of the game. The technical part of the course is primarily taught on the baseball field, and the theory part is taught in the classroom.

The BCO Development Officer Ray Brown taught the course which begun late last year, and ended April 11, 2009. The Level 1 Certification Course started with 9 participants, but only eight of them successfully completed both the technical and theory parts of the course. The individuals that successfully completed the Level 1 Coaches Certification Course are Clayton “Boom” Mahuka, Clayton “Kona” Mahuka, Gabriel Sewell, John Love, Tali Ho Ching, Teuila Ho Ching, Vili Fa’apouli, and Victor Langkilde.

The certification allows these individuals to properly train players and coaches at the level 1 stage that is from little league baseball to high school baseball. These individuals are also all active members of the ASBA, which also will be starting the Little League Summer Program soon. The ASBA and BCO congratulate these individuals for successfully completed the Level 1 Certification Course.


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