Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Connection Between the CCA and the Grants Awarded by the DCHSBC?
The CCA's goal is to help build the volunteer coaching skills and relationships needed by underserved baseball and softball leagues in the city. This will complement the other activities of the DCHSBC, including its financial grant program and the annual DC Classic All-star Game, aimed at the overall strengthening of youth baseball and softball in underserved neighborhoods.
What neighborhoods do CCA and its partner Little Leagues hope to recruit coaches from?
The CCA needs coaches to assist Coach Bradley in running training sessions. Experienced coaches from
anywhere in the Washington, D.C. metro area are welcome and encouraged to join!
In addition, CCA and its partner Little Leagues are seeking new coaches, and those existing coaches who
would like to brush up on their skills and attend training sessions. To the greatest degree possible,
we would like to recruit these new and existing coaches from east of Rock Creek Park. These are the
underserved neighborhoods that the leaders of Banneker City, Capitol Hill, Satchel Paige, and Southern
District little leagues are working with us to transform. Having committed and well-trained volunteers in
these neighborhoods is the key to providing a quality youth baseball experience for all.
Will CCA be providing training to youth baseball players?
Yes, CCA hopes and expects to add training of players in connection with its program to help coaches.
Will CCA help with girl's softball?
CCA would very much like to help with girl's softball through coaches' trainings. However, during this
formative stage, it is working solely with baseball. Unfortunately, currently, there are no youth softball
leagues in the underserved parts of the city; only baseball has established youth leagues in underserved
neighborhoods with which we can partner. As we build momentum, we hope to able add a softball
What age group of youth baseball and softball players are you aiming to help?
CCA ultimately would like to assist all ages of baseball and softball players through its coaches' training
sessions. However, during this formative stage, the CCA will focus primarily on working with coaches
of little league-aged players, i.e., ages 6 to 12.
Do you have goals beyond helping improve baseball and softball in underserved neighborhoods?
The premise of the DCHSBC is that a quality youth baseball or softball experience can help young
people with all aspects of their lives. The DCHSBC has launched the CCA initiative with the goal of
ensuring that all interested young people in our city have the opportunity for such an experience.