Notice of Motion - Special Resolutions 2016
Please see below for the Special Resolution Motions for 2016. These will be discussed and voted on at the AGM in October. The AGM will take place October 14-16 in Camrose:
2017 Western Host Sites Needed
Alberta will be host to the U21 Men's and Women's Western Canadian Championships for 2017. We need bids to host this championship. The bid deadline is November 1, 2016. Please see the linked poster for more details:
Western Hosting Sites Poster
2016 Home Run Sports Coach of the Year Award
If you think you know of a deserving coach for this award, check out Softball Canada's web page for nomination details. Deadline for submitting nominations is October 1.
Softball Alberta - Casino Opportunity
Softball Alberta has been granted a CASINO at Casino Edmonton on Monday, December 12 & Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Thank you to the volunteers who have signed up, we still require more volunteers for positions of Count Room workers, Chip runners, Bankers and Cashiers. If you are available please contact Shelley Jones to receive forms to be completed and sent to AGLC. Phone # 780-463-1593.
10% OFF Softball Alberta Apparel
Enjoy 10% off your first Softball Alberta online apparel shop purchase! Using the coupon below, you can customize the colour and placement of select logos and even have the option to add your name and number to select merchandise. Free ground shipping to orders within Canada apply, with no order minimum. Visit our Softball Alberta Entripy Shop and explore and save!
IMPORTANT: Level 3 Coaches
After December 31, 2015 the Theory 3 equivalent (4 of 6 multi-sport modules plus MED and Design a Sport Program) will be retired by CAC. Starting Jan. 1, 2016, coaches will need to complete all 6 Competition-Development Multi-Sport Modules (MSMs) to receive Level 3 Theory in the Levels NCCP (old NCCP). If you are a coach who is in the middle of the Level 3 training and haven't completed your Level 3 Certification, you will need to do so before February 2016 before the CAC adopts the Competition Development pathway.
Competition Introduction Evaluation
For 2015, Softball Candada requires at least one coach attending Canadian Championships to be certified at the Cometition-Introduction level in softball for every team. In order for coaches to be CERTIFIED at the Competition Introduction level they must go through the evaluation process. Please use the following links for a more detailed explanation.
Comp-Intro Evaluation Process
Comp-Intro Evaluation Application Form
Softball Canada Coaches Guide Series
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:
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.