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Certification

All participating teams must have the following minimum NCCP Softball Certification as follows:

U10 Girls: NCCP Learn To Coach Trained

2017: At least one (1) Registered Coach has the minimum NCCP Softball Certification

2018: Head Coach: NCCP Learn To Coach Trained; Assistant Coach(es): NCCP Learn To Coach Trained

U12 Girls: NCCP Community Softball Coach Trained

2017: At least one (1) Registered Coach has the minimum NCCP Softball Certification

2018: Head Coach: NCCP Community Softball Coach Trained; Assistant Coach(es): NCCP Community Softball Coach Trained

All Others- U14 Girls, U16 Girls, U18 Girls, U21 Women, Intermediate Women, Senior Women and Master’s Women:

NCCP Competition-Introduction, Softball Certified

2017: At least one (1) Registered Coach has the minimum NCCP Softball Certification

2018: Head Coach: NCCP Competition-Introduction, Softball Certified; Assistant Coaches: Competition-Introduction, Softball In Training

2019: Head Coach: NCCP Competition-Introduction, Softball Certified; Assistant Coaches: Competition-Introduction, Softball Trained

U18 Girls, U21 Women and Senior Women and Team Ontario (Canada Summer Games)

2020: Head Coach: NCCP Competition-Development, Softball Certified; Assistant Coaches: Competition-Development, Softball Trained

Definitions of terms used for PWSA:

In Training– This means a Coach has attended a portion of the requirements. For example- a Coach has attended Weekend #1 of Competition-Introduction, Softball- their status is “In Training”.

 Trained– This means a Coach has attended a portion of requirements. For example- a Coach has attended Weekend #1 and Weekend #2 of Competition-Introduction, Softball and completed the Make Ethical Decision On Line Evaluation- their status is “Trained”.

Certified– This means a Coach has attended and completed all of the requirements, including the On Field Evaluation. For example, a Coach has attended Weekend #1, Weekend #2 of Competition-Introduction, Softball; has completed the Make Ethical Decision On Line Evaluation and had a On Field Evaluation completed (Weekend #3)- their status is “Certified”.

It is the Coaches responsibility to provide proof of Certification if required to do so. This applies especially to new Coaches or if there is any upgrade in their Coach education. Copy of Clinic Certificate or NCCP transcript (in the Locker) – U10 and U12; NCCP passport or NCCP transcript (for all others) as required.

(a) At a Provincial Tournament, participating teams without a properly Certified Coach on the bench, will be fined $100.00 per game.

Exception: Should a properly certified coach be ejected from a game and is the only properly certified coach registered with that team, the $100.00 fine will not be levied. If ejected from the entire tournament, the $100.00 fine per game will be levied, until the team has a properly certified coach on the bench.

 

(b) Coaches MAY be granted an exemption ONE TIME ONLY, upon written application to their Divisional Coordinator.

Links re Coaching Information:

Coaching Association of Canada

Softball Canada

Softball Ontario