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The Heart of Twins Territory

Play Ball! Minnesota Coaches Award

Play Ball! Minnesota Coaches Award


Play Ball! Minnesota and the Twins Community Fund are proud to present the Play Ball! Minnesota Coaches Award.

The Play Ball! Minnesota Coaches Award honors youth baseball and softball coaches who work to provide a positive youth athletic experience for their players.

AWARD CRITERIA

Coaching youth baseball and softball should be as much about developing positive character traits as it is about teaching the fundamentals of baseball/softball or creating winning teams. Under the proper guidance, youth sports can have a powerful and lasting influence on a child's self-esteem and confidence.

CANDIDATES FOR THE PLAY BALL! MINNESOTA COACHES AWARD MUST:
  • Excel at teaching the game in a fun and positive manner;
  • Model and teach respect for teammates, opponents, officials, and game rules;
  • Promote and support good sportsmanship by players, parents and coaches;
  • Help players develop important values by rewarding effort, good citizenship and fair play; and
  • Share enthusiasm for the game of baseball/softball.
Play Ball! Minnesota Coaches Award
NOMINATION GUIDELINES:

Nominees are evaluated on how closely they model the Play Ball! Minnesota Coaches Award principles listed in this brochure. Coaches who have guidelines in place around any of the following will be given special priority:

  • Sportsmanship;
  • Preventing sideline rage and violence; and
  • Promoting good citizenship.

To be eligible, a person must have actively coached a full season of youth baseball or softball in Minnesota within the last two years.

The founding members of Play Ball! Minnesota will select the winners.

AWARD PRESENTATION

Award winners will be selected each month throughout the season from July through September 2012.

Each winner will receive four tickets to a Twins home game, a pre-game recognition ceremony on the field and a Twins jacket.

Questions about the Play Ball! Minnesota Coaches Award should be directed to:
Josh Ortiz PLAY BALL! MINNESOTA COACHES AWARD
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Nominations received by July 1, 2012 will be given top priority.