Softball Canada is pleased to present the Softball Canada Coaches Guide series! The guides contain practice plans for ages U12-U16 that are based on the Long Term Player Development model along with key teaching points for skills. For more information click the link below:
The 2015 Western Canadian Summer Games roster for Team Alberta has been finalized:
Natalie Bender (St. Albert)
Ky Desaulniers (Lloydminster)
Jordan Dougherty (Calgary)
Taylor Gallagher (Calgary)
Zoe Hicks (Calgary)
Keelee Huff (Calgary)
Hayley Jackson (Calgary)
Jade Lee (Red Deer)
Kylie Macaig (Airdrie)
Sydney May (Sherwood Park)
Becki Monaghan (Spruce Grove)
Morgan Rackel (Calgary)
Karen Sondergard (Calgary)
Julia Suchan (Calgary)
Kaylee Bertrand (High River)
Congratulations and the best of luck during the games in August 2015!
For any teams wanting to host a tournament in Leduc next summer, the Tournament Hosting Application is provided in a link below. The applications are due October 15 to the City of Leduc.
Tournament Hosting Application
Congratulations to Alberta umpire Jason Clark for obtaining his Level V Certification in the National Officials certification Program! This title was earned based on his recent performance at the Canadian Championships held this past summer.
Softball Canada is accepting bids as of Wednesday October 1, 2014 for 2016 Canadian Championships. The following are still open for bids for 2015:
U21 Womens – Bid Pending
Slo-Pitch – Mens and Womens
If interested, click the link below for the Softball Canada Bid Package:
Softball Alberta is now accepting resumes for the position of Team Alberta (Mens and Womens) Head Coach for 2017 Canada Summer Games. Contact Jackie Desilets at 780-461-7735 or email@example.com for more information on applying. Deadline for applications is November 15, 2014.
Click here for Head Coach Requirements
Competition-Introduction Coaching Clinic now scheduled for November 29-30 and December 6-7 in Strathmore. Click here to see our Coaches page for more information!
2014 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
2014 WESTERN CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
2014 PROVINCIAL RESULTS
Tim Hortons becomes new Title Sponsor
Softball Canada is extremely pleased to announce a new and exciting partnership with Tim Hortons as the new title sponsor of the Tim Hortons Learn to Play Program. Under the terms of the new four-year agreement, Tim Hortons will help Softball Canada grow the program throughout the country.
“Our Learn to Play Program is an exceptional program to give young athletes their first experience with the sport of softball in a relaxed and fun-filled environment” said Softball Canada President Kevin Quinn. “The program’s manual allows first time coaches and educators to feel comfortable they have the tools needed to teach young athletes about our sport. We would like to thank Tim Hortons for their assistance as the title sponsor of this fantastic program and we look forward to working with them to help increase participation at the grassroots level.”
For more information, click here.
Track your Coach Training
Maintenance of Certification launched January 1, 2014, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to track your training and the professional development points you’ve earned. Check out our new Maintenance of Certification webpage, and login to the Locker to check out your updated transcript -- complete with the number of professional development points you need, and the amount of time you have to earn them. What are you waiting for – start collecting your professional development points TODAY! For more information click here.
Please note that the following fees for NCCP online evaluations will be implemented on April 1, 2014.
Make Ethical Decisions (all streams): $85.00
Managing Conflict: $85.00
Leading Drug-free Sport: $85.00
As a reminder, here are some points of clarification related to these fees (as originally sent out in August 2013):
Coaches who have completed the corresponding multi-sport module training will not have to pay for the online evaluation for that module and will have unlimited attempts at passing the evaluation;
Coaches who have completed the corresponding module component as part of an integrated sport program, will not have to pay for the online evaluation for that module and will also have unlimited attempts at passing the evaluation;
This Board directive and the related fees only apply to those coaches who choose to go directly to the online evaluation without completing the training in advance;
This Board directive is consistent with valuing the high-quality NCCP training provided by all of our partners across the country, and to ensure that all coaches in the system are contributing to the ongoing development and success of the NCCP;
This Board directive is also consistent with what is being implemented by the sports when a coach demonstrates prior learning and goes directly to the sport specific evaluation components and are charged a fee;
As with all revenue collected, these fees will be re-invested into the continued development and on-going maintenance of the NCCP in the best interest of all partners.
A series of FAQs has been created and is now posted to coach.ca here.