Coaching Certification


Softball Saskatchewan is happy to present the new coaching pathways format which should make getting your coaching requirements easier for the 2023 season.  

For instructions on how to access the Foundations of Coaching Softball (FOCS) and Making Ethical Decisions (MED) certification information, please read below. For info on Respect in Sport (RiS) please see the RiS portion of our website. 

Steps to Getting Your Coach Training!  


STEP 1: Choose Your Pathway   

If you cannot find your coaching category below, you only need your Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders and do not need a "pathway."

Community Coach Pathway (NOT attending a Western or Canadian Championship)

U11 'Open' Girls 1 Coach
U11 'Open' Boys 1 Coach
U13 B/C Girls 1 Coach
U13 'Open' Boys 1 Coach
U15 B/C Girls 1 Coach
U15 'Open' Boys 1 Coach
U17 B/C Girls 1 Coach
U17 'Open' Boys 1 Coach
U20C Girls 1 Coach
U20 'Open' Boys 1 Coach

Competition Introduction Pathway

U13A Girls Westerns 1 Coach Certified
U13 'Open' Boys Westerns 1 Coach Certified
U15A Girls

Canadians

Head Coach Certified 
Assistant Coaches Trained
Westerns 1 Coach Certified
U15 'Open' Boys

Canadians Head Coach Certified
Assistant Coaches Trained 
Westerns 1 Coach Certified
U17A Girls Canadians Head Coach Certified
Assistant Coaches Trained
Westerns 1 Coach Certified
U17 'Open' Boys Canadians Head Coach Certified
Assistant Coaches Trained
Westerns Head Coach Certified
U19A Women's Canadians Head Coach Certified
Assistant Coaches Trained
U19B Girls Westerns 1 Coach Certified
U20 'Open' Men's Canadians Head Coach Certified
Assistant Coaches Trained
U23A Women's Canadians Head Coaches
Women's 'A' Canadians Head Coaches
U23A Men's Canadians Head Coach Certified
Men's 'A' Canadians Head Coach Certified

 

 

STEP 2: Get your Respect in Sport!

All coaches and assistant coaches MUST have their Respect in Sport. Click here for more information

STEP 3: Foundations of Coaching Softball (FOCS)

FOCS online modules are a prerequisite for many coaches before they continue on to taking their Making Ethical Decisions (MED).  FOCS has 2 parts. 

In order to obtain your FOCS - Part 1 and/or 2 you must go to www.coach.ca

  • Put your curser over "The Locker" and click.
  • Either:
    1. Login to your account. If you have taken any NCCP clinic before you will have a account.  If you have your NCCP number, but don’t have a password, just go to "forgot password", or email jac@softball.sk.ca and she will look up your NCCP # and give you a password. 
    2. OR; If you have never taken an NCCP clinic before, then click on "Don’t have an NCCP#? Create one now!"
  • Choose "eLearning" - then select from the "Multi-Sport tab - Softball".
  • Choose "FOCS- Part 1" and proceed OR Part 2 if you have already completed Part 1.
    • The Part 1 module will cost $10.00, the Part 2 module will cost $15.00.
    • Part 1 should take 60-75 mins. to complete.  Part 2 should take 75-90 mins.

STEP 4: Making Ethical Decisions (MED)

Coaches need to take their MED after their FOCS.  In order to obtain your MED Online Evaluation you have 2 options:

Option #1: Take the online module prior to the exam for a fee of $50 and have an unlimited number of chances to pass the evaluation at no extra cost. Go to CAS (Coaches Association of Saskatchewan) to find this: https://saskcoach.ca/nccp-training/upcoming-courses/If they do not have any courses available please email them directly off of that page under "Contact Us."  Please do not email us as this is not our course and we will not be able to help you. 

Option #2: Try to do the evaluation without the online module for a fee of $85 and with 2 chances to pass. If you do not pass, then you will be locked out of the exam until you complete the online module for a fee of $50.  In order to access the MED Online Evaluation you must go to www.coach.ca

  1. Login to your account. If you have taken any NCCP clinic before you will have a account.  If you have your NCCP number, but don’t have a password, just go to "forgot password", or email jac@softball.sk.ca and she will look up your NCCP # and give you a password. 
  2. OR; If you have never taken an NCCP clinic before, then click on "Don’t have an NCCP#? Create one now!"
  3. Choose eLearning - look for "NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation".  

Step 5: Modules & Clinics

The Community Pathway requires the Community In-Person clinic. The Competition Introduction Pathway requires the 3 Competition online/zoom modules and the Competition Introduction In-Person clinic.  Click HERE to be taken to Coaching Clinics. . 

Competition Introduction Evaluation


Click HERE for information on the evaluation process, and click HERE for the application form. 

Competition Development (Level 3 Technical)


Softball Competition-Development focuses on coaches working with athletes in the Train to Train and Train to Compete stages of Softball Canada’s LTPD model. Certification in this context is required for Canada Summer Games and to be eligible as a National Team Coach.  This training involves both softball specific content over 2 weekend clinics, as well as 6 multi-sport modules offered through your Provincial/Territorial Coaching Association. Once coaches have completed both Weekends they will have Competition-Development In-Training status, and will move to Trained status once the 6 multi-sport modules have been completed. To become Competition-Development Certified, coaches will also need to fully complete the evaluation process. 

Please note, this is not the Certification required for coaching at Canadian Championships. Coaches attending these Competition-Development clinics should already be Trained and/or Certified in Competition-Introduction.

To register for the Competition-Development Clinics Weekend 1 and 2 please see the link below.  Each weekend will run Friday evening, and all day Saturday and Sunday.  Specific details, schedule, and location will be sent out to registered participants prior to the clinic.

 

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