Community
Coaching
Alliance
The Community Coaching Alliance ("CCA") was created by the DC High School Baseball Classic, Inc. ("DCHSBC") Board of Directors to provide the tools and resources to promote youth baseball and softball in underserved areas of Washington, DC.
Our
Coaches
Are You
We are looking for experienced coaches to assist us and Andy Bradley, the head baseball coach at Gonzaga High School, to run training sessions for coaches, and possibly players, as well, throughout 2014, as we establish this valuable program.

Second, we are looking for existing coaches who would like to brush up on their skills and attend training sessions and/or get financial assistance from the DCHSBC for your league or team. Third, we are looking for new coaches who want to get involved in coaching youth baseball or softball.
Add your headshot to the scroll! Just email us at communitycoachingalliance@gmail.com to sign up as a CCA coach!
Who We Are
For many years the DCHSBC has provided valuable services to the Washington, D.C. community, including the DC High School Baseball Classic, played at Nationals Park, the DC High School Softball Classic, played at Guy Mason field, and important grants to underserved baseball and softball leagues.

We are pleased to announce that in 2014 we are launching a major new initiative, the Community Coaching Alliance. The CCA will provide the tools and resources to promote youth baseball and softball in underserved areas of Washington, DC.
Our Goals Are...
To provide experienced coaches to conduct training sessions;
To provide training from the CCA and financial resources from the DCHSBC to current coaches; and
To recruit and develop new coaches.
Our initial focus will be working with leagues and coaches who are working with players ages 6 through 12 in underserved neighborhoods east of Rock Creek Park. We will organize coaches' training sessions for any leagues that request our assistance. Coach Bradley will be leading the training sessions and a number of additional experienced coaches have already volunteered to assist him. If you would like to be one of these coaches, please contact us! All training sessions will be offered free of charge.
How You Can Get Involved
First, the CCA needs experienced coaches to assist Coach Bradley in running training sessions throughout 2014 as we establish this valuable program.
Second, we are looking for existing coaches who would like to brush up on their skills and attend training sessions and/or get financial assistance from the DCHSBC for your league or team.
Third, we are looking for new coaches who want to get involved in coaching youth baseball or softball.
If you fall into any of these categories, or have questions or suggestions,
please email us at communitycoachingalliance@gmail.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Connection Between the CCA and the Grants Awarded by the DCHSBC?
Answer:
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?
Answer:
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?
Answer:
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?
Answer:
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 component.
What age group of youth baseball and softball players are you aiming to help?
Answer:
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?
Answer:
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.