All TCA coaches, managers, and volunteers are required to complete Respect In Sport training. Those attending a provincial championship in 2022 are also subject to the certification requirements from Softball Saskatchewn.

Softball Saskatchewan Handbook 2022

NCCP Clinics 

NCCP Coaching Certification Requirements (Section 5 of Handbook)

  1. ALL coaches and managers MUST be affiliated prior to being listed on a Provincial Roster.
  2. ALL persons listed on a Provincial Roster (Coach/Manager) MUST have their Respect in Sport (RiS) for Activity Leaders.
  3. Provincial Rosters allow for up to a maximum of five (5) coach/managers.
  4. Provincial Rosters must have a minimum of one (1) coach who is of the same gender as the category the team is registering in. (ie: Female teams must have a minimum of one female coach, male teams must have a minimum of one male coach).

Coach Certification Pathways 

CSOP - Community Sport On-Going Participation (Can also be called CSCCommunity Softball Coach). - Coaches who complete the e-learning (FOCSPart 1 and MED), online module #1, and the in-person clinic are deemed to be TRAINED (There is no certification at this level)

Comp. Intro. – Competition Introduction - Coaches who complete the e-learning (FOCS-Part 1 & 2 and MED), online modules #1, #2, #3 and the in-person clinic are deemed to be TRAINED. Coaches can become CERTIFIED after completing and passing the on-field evaluation.

Comp. Dev. – Competition Development - This is pathway is for coaches who are interested in Canada Games and National team opportunities and is administered by Softball Canada.

Coach E-Learning  (Pre-requisites to take above Pathways) 

  • E-Learning - Foundations of Coaching Softball (FOCS)– Part 1
  • E-Learning - Foundations of Coaching Softball (FOCS)– Part 2
  • E-Learning - Making Ethical Decisions (MED)-Online Evaluation

Coach Certification Terminology

  • CSOP Trained – This is coaches who have completed the e-learning (FOCS 1 & MED) online module(s), and in-person clinic. There is no certification in this level.
  • COMP. Intro. Trained - This is coaches who have completed the elearning (FOCS 1,2 & MED) online module(s), and in-person clinic.
  • COMP. Intro. Certified – This is coaches who have completed the Comp. Intro trained requirements and have passed the on-field evaluation.

Which Pathway is Right for Me?

Certification Requirements for Provincial Championships 2022

Please see Section 5 of the Softball Saskatchewan 2022 Handbook for full details and information. The chart below is in addition to the NCCP Coaching Certification Requirements listed above. 

Age Group
 
Requirements
 
Teams registering in a Provincial Championship category that DO NOT lead to a Western or Canadian Championship. U11 boys/girls, U13 B boys, U13 A & B girls, U15 B girls, U17 B girls, U19 B girls, men's and women's C. 
 
Must have: a minimum of one (1) coach on the Provincial Roster who is CSOP Trained and on the bench at the championship.

 
Minor teams registering in Provincial Championship categories that lead to a Western Canadian Championship. U13 A boys, U15 B boys, U15 BW girls, U17 B boys, U17 BW girls, U19 B boys, and U19 BW girls.
 
Must have: a minimum of one (1) coach who is Comp. Intro Certified and on the bench at the championship. 

 
All teams registering in a Provincial Championship category that leads to a Canadian Championship. U15 A boys/girls, U17 A boys/girls, U19 A boys/girls, U23 A mens's/women's, men's and women's. The Head Coach must be identified on the roster and must be Comp. Intro Certified and in attenance at all games. Any assistant coach who wishes to be on-field and in the coaches box must be Comp. Intro Trained.

*Note: This page is accurate as of January 2022. Please refer to information provided by Softball Saskatchewan for the most up to date requirements and related details. 

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