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Josh Barone

9U/10 VP

NKB Board Start Date: 2017
Residence: Union, KY



  • Responsible for the overall coordination of activities associated with corresponding NKB divisions:

9U and 10U Divisions

  • Serve as the main point of contact for any coaches to ask questions or escalate issues that need to be addressed.  Be proactive in communications with coaches and parents.

  • Organize and lead pre-season and post-season coaches’ meetings.

  • Help organize pre-season, mid-season and post-season tournaments that the league will be hosting for the division.

  • Organize all star tryouts, gather other coaches to help, run the tryouts, notify players who did or did not make the All-Star teams.

  • Ensure rules are followed by all coaches, players and spectators.

  • Ensure that all coaches’ certifications and background checks have been completed.

  • Ensure communication is prompt and clear to all coaches.

  • Ensure safety is a top priority for the players, coaches and spectators.

  • Validate that game results and pitch counts (as applicable) are entered into the NKB website in a timely fashion.

  • Help promote the division and NKB to any prospective players and/or teams in the area to increase the size of the division.

  • Work with Vice President - Players, Fields and Scheduling to ensure all players are assigned and that practice locations, game scheduling, tournament scheduling, etc. are completed and communicated.

  • Work with Vice Presidents - Equipment and Uniforms to make sure all teams are supplied with equipment and uniforms (if teams are ordering uniforms from the league) in a timely fashion.

  • Work with Vice President - Marketing to make sure coaches are aware and engaged with the fundraising efforts.

  • Work with Vice President - Umpires to ensure qualified umpires are being hired and provide feedback, both positive and negative, regarding umpires.




  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Ability to work well with others



  • Weekly

Address any questions, comments, requests and concerns received related to individual divisions.

  • January

Conduct initial pre-season coaches’ meetings for spring season.

  • March

Conduct follow up pre-season coaches’ meetings for spring season.

Ensure that all coaches’ certifications and background checks have been completed.

  • May

Oversee try outs and formation of All-Star teams.

  • June

Oversee post-season tournaments.

Oversee all star tournaments.

  • July

Conduct post-season coaches’ meetings for spring season.

  • August

Conduct pre-season coaches’ meetings for fall season.

  • November

Conduct post-season coaches’ meetings for fall season.