Courses

Courses, available in English and Spanish, are instructed by specialists in each particular subject and will serve as a platform for the lessons, offering expert training and sharing of technical advice. It is hoped the WBSC Academy will help to provide the development tools necessary to further expand the sports’ popularity and practice, in both traditional and emerging baseball/softball countries and territories.

The Academy is composed of 2 different areas:

OPEN AREA: Accessible to everyone through the WBSC website, which contains all educational and informative content to keep the WBSC Community continuously stimulated and up-to-date on the latest WBSC initiatives.

RESTRICTED AREA: Available to all WBSC Members only: all users must obtain a profile through their National Federation of belonging. This area is dedicated to premium material and to the WBSC Licensing Programmes for officials and coaches that wish to be certified or re-certified by the world governing body for Baseball and Softball.

Available courses

CategoryCourseDescriptionOpen AreaRestriced Area
Baseball5Course for Coaches and Game Officials Seven (7) lessons will introduce you to the basic knowledge for coaches and game officials.
CoachingCoach Licensing Programme:
Grassroots -Baseball/Softball
The e-Learning program developed by the WBSC Coach Commission to equip educators, aspiring coaches, and current coaches with the necessary knowledge and tools to help develop new generations of baseball and softball players.
Women's BaseballWeek 1 - Creating a Women's Baseball ProgrammeFour (4) interviews share the experience from different National Federations of how to start the Women's Baseball teams / programmes / events.
Women's BaseballWeek 2 - Coaching Girls in BaseballA Lesson focused on the different method in physical, mental training the female and male athletes.
Women's BaseballWeek 3 - Career Development in Women's BaseballFive (5) interviews aimed to introduce successful female role models working as officials in the Baseball field.
Women's BaseballWeek 4 - Getting Acquainted: stories from Women's Baseball PlayersFive (5) interviews sharing the journey of active players in Women's Baseball.
Women's BaseballWeek 5 - Deep Dive into Women's Baseball Training in JapanA Lesson exploring different training method from Japanese Women's Baseball Teams.
Women's BaseballWeek 6 - Women's and Girls' Baseball: Initiatives by MLBA lesson to discover MLB's initiatives for Women's Baseball 2018-2021.
ParalympicsBaseball for the Blind: Introduction to National FederationsTwo (2) lessons will introduce National Federation representatives to Baseball for the Blind (B4B), an adapted version of Baseball that is played by the blind and visually impaired.
ParalympicsBaseball for the Blind: Technical Course for Coaches (Part 1) - Base RunningParticipants learn to teach Baseball for the Blind and train blind and visually impaired athletes. The course reviews the methods to approach blind and visually impaired people, the basics of the game and how to teach the main abilities to play Baseball.

Upcoming courses

CategoryCourseDescriptionOpen AreaRestricted Area
ParalympicsBaseball for the Blind: Technical Course for Coaches (Part 2)
ParalympicsBaseball for the Blind: Technical Course for Coaches (Part 3)
CoachingCoach Licensing Programme:
Level 1 - Baseball
CoachingCoach Licensing Programme:
Level 1 - Softball
CoachingCoach Licensing Programme:
Level 2 - Baseball
CoachingCoach Licensing Programme:
Level 2 - Softball
CoachingCoach Licensing Programme:
Level 3 - Baseball
CoachingCoach Licensing Programme:
Level 3 - Softball
CoachingCoach Licensing Programme:
Level 4 - Baseball
CoachingCoach Licensing Programme:
Level 4 - Softball
Softball UmpireUmpire Licensing Programme:
Level 1 - Rules Module
Softball UmpireUmpire Licensing Programme:
Level 1 - Mechanics Module
Softball UmpireUmpire Licensing Programme:
Level 1 - Philosophy of Umpire Module
Softball UmpireUmpire Licensing Programme:
Level 2
Softball UmpireUmpire Licensing Programme:
Level 3
Baseball TCDevelopment Course for Current TCs:
Lesson 1
Baseball TCLicensing Course for TCs
Softball TCLicensing Course for TCs
Baseball UmpireLicensing Programme:
Level 1
Baseball UmpireLicensing Programme:
Level 2
Baseball UmpireLicensing Programme:
Level 3
ScorerScoring Course:
Level 1 - Baseball/Softball
ScorerScoring Course:
Level 2 - Baseball/Softball
ScorerScoring Course:
Level 3 - Baseball/Softball