BRYC softball's foundation is their coaches. We are dedicated to improving your coaching skills so that we can provide the best possible experience for our players.
This page is designed to provide helpful information for coaches, volunteers and parents and to keep them aware of information about Braddock Road Youth Club, BRYC Softball, and the leagues our various teams are playing in. Important information from commissioners, umpires, and other coaches will be posted here, as well as information about rule changes, and other things impacting the way you coach our players.
One of the best ways to learn how to coach is by watching other experienced coaches run their practices. The league can not survive without having coaches who work hard at improving their skills and at providing the best possible practices for their players. The league IS NOT about winning games - it is about properly training our players. If you train your players correctly in the fundamentals, then the wins will follow! There are several ways to receive training:
- ASA ACE certification - this is a formal training coach certification process administered by ASA softball. Cost is $25 for the first year and then it decreases for subsequent years. We recommend all new coaches go through the first year certification to receive training in running a team, first aid considerations, fundamental player skills, etc. It is worth $25 - you will receive a coach's "how to" book in the mail and you also receive additional insurance coverage as a coach. It is a great program for coaches to take advantage of. This is REQUIRED if you intend to play the district tournament at the end of the spring seasons - click on the link to the right to go the their website.
- Use the internet! Just Google "Fastpitch Softball Training" and you will have access to more information than you will ever read. We've listed a few sites below.
- WATCH HOW OTHER SUCCESSFUL COACHES RUN THEIR PRACTICES - ASK QUESTIONS!
- Contact the VA Stingrays coaches and visit some of their practices
BRYC Softball is a girls fastpitch softball organization in Fairfax County, Virginia that is dedicated to providing girls with the opportunity to experience recreational and competitive softball in an atmosphere that encourages and promotes teamwork, friendships, and good sportsmanship.