Offer access to high-level further training, support or specific opportunities to an individual coach through his/her National Federation, for personal sport development, which they will use to benefit their respective sport structure.
A coach must have the following profile before his/her inclusion in this programme can be considered:
This programme offers to a specific coach, through his/her National Federation, a support for his/her participation to a high level development programme (i.e. training camp, baseball/ softball academy, international competition, coaching session, etc.), with the condition that the organisation in charge of the same programme has been previously approved by the WBSC.
Each National Federation can make a proposal, on behalf of a specific coach pertaining to the same federation, for a grant to the WBSC. This grant should be used as a limited financial support for his/her participation to a high level training session, such as a baseball/softball camp, baseball/softball academy, international recognised competition, coaching session etc.
In order to allow sufficient time for analysis, the official application form must be presented no later than 3 months prior to the start of the proposed project. The following information must be included on the application form:
Analysis and Approval
The WBSC, with the support of the Continental Confederation, will analyse the action plan submitted and will inform the National Federation within 30 days from the submission on whether the application has been approved, denied or needs further analysis. In case the WBSC officially approves the action plan, by doing so in fact, the organisation running the project shall be considered approved as well and also the budget to be allocated. This approval will be accompanied by an official contract, which should be signed by the NF and the coach. The action plan may only commence when all the concerned parties, thus conforming their agreement upon the overall terms and conditions of the project, have signed the contract.
The application must be complemented by a cost breakdown document, which must include all the items, and the respective requested amounts, such as:
Follow-up and Control
During the programme, the National Federation must maintain constant contact with the liaison of the organisation.
Depending on the duration of the project, the National Federation will periodically report to the WBSC and the Continental Confederation on the implementation of the programme including any problems, which may arise (injury, accident, administrative, nancial or any other dif culty etc.).
At the conclusion of the project, the National Federation must present the following documents to the WBSC and the Continental Confederation, as soon as possible: