Certification

All participating teams must have the following minimum NCCP Softball Certification for 2019 as follows:

U10 Girls:  NCCP Learn To Coach Trained or Weekend #1

Head Coach: NCCP Learn To Coach Trained or Weekend #1
Assistant Coach(es):  NCCP Learn To Coach Trained  or Weekend #1


U12 Girls: NCCP Community Softball Coach Trained or Weekend #1

Head Coach: NCCP Community Softball Coach Trained or Weekend #1
Assistant Coach(es):  NCCP Community Softball Coach Trained  or Weekend #1

**Note: If you plan to continue coaching beyond U10 and U12 age groups, we recommend Weekend #1


U14 Girls, U16 Girls, U19 Women, Intermediate Women, Women and Master’s Women: NCCP Competition-Introduction, Softball Certified

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


Team Ontario (Canada Summer Games)

As per Softball Canada and Canada Games Council Requirements


Coaches Certification Requirements for 2020

U19 Women and Women

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


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 Co-ordinator.


Coaching Information Links

Softball Ontario Coaches Clinic Listings

Coaching Association of Canada

Softball Canada

Softball Ontario


Foundations of Coaching Softball

For Softball Canada members wishing to become a certified coach, the first stop is The Locker, where Softball Canada will be hosting our e-Learning modules. This engaging, interactive online training is the start to getting the information you need to be a successful coach, and it’s all done at your convenience wherever you access the internet. Softball Canada has moved to a blended learning approach for our coach training and education program where coaches will complete online training prior to attending a National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) face-to-face workshop.

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