The Softball Alberta Board of Directors is asking for your input on our Provincial Championships. We have a survey for each role in the provincial:
This survey is designed to provide feedback to the Provincial Championship Review Committee on some key areas of our Provincial Championships. Your feedback is appreciated, thank you.
PD Points Webinar Series
Softball Ontario will be hosting a webinar series of 6 sessions. Each session has a different guest coach speaker who will touch on a variety of topics a coach faces. Each session will be worth 1 PD point. You can take a look at the coach's biographies and when the sessions will be on Softball Ontario's website.
Coach Initiation in Sport
The Coaching Association of Canada is now offering the Coach Initiation in Sport module online... and it's FREE for 150 days (until Aug. 3)! The module will be $15 after that and should take about an hour to complete. This is a great module for any coaches/parents new to coaching or anyone who needs a refresher. Head to the CAC website to find out more information.
Check out our coaches page for all the scheduled clinics! There are Community Softball clinics as well as Competition Introduction clinics available.
2018 ASG - Grande Prairie
Softball is back in the 2018 Alberta Summer Games! The 2018 Games will be hosted in Grande Prairie. We are looking for coaches for the girls teams in all zones. For the 2018 ASG, there will be a max of 4 coaches per zone (2 male & 2 female). Two coaches (1 male & 1 female) must be trained in Community Softball and have the Make Ethical Decisions online module complete. Players born in 2002 or later are eligible (with the exception of players in U16A & U18A). Visit the Alberta Summer Games page for more information on applying.
2019 WCSG - Swift Current
Softball Alberta is looking for Head Coaches for our Western Canada Games both Male and Female teams that will compete at the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games held in Swift Current, Saskatchewan on August 9-17, 2019. For more information contact Camille Czarnecki at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office.
Player Transfer Information
Softball Alberta's Zone Transfers will no longer be in effect. Beginning in the 2017 season, there will now be PLAYER TRANSFERS. This means all players U12 and under who wish to register on a team outside their own local association for the softball season must apply each year for a Player Transfer. This Player Transfer will be accepted by Softball Alberta subject to the release of the player from their home association only. If you have any questions regarding this form, please contact your District Organizer.
2017 Player Transfer Form
List of Member Associations
Junior Men's Camps
Softball Canada will have a series of one to three day identification camps across Canada. Athletes born between the years of 1999-2003 are invited to register to attend any of the ID camps listed below. Each player will be evaluated on fitness levels, speed, throwing, hitting, defensive play and general softball game play.
The registration fee is $50 per player to attend a one day Provincial Camp and $100 to attend a two to three day Regional Camp.
The registration deadline will be 14 days prior to the start of each camp. If there are not enough registrants, a full refund will be offered, or players are welcome to transfer to another location.
Please visit Softball Canada's website for more information.
Rule Change Summary
The rule change summary is now available on Softball Canada's website. These were rule changes discussed and voted on at the 2016 Softball Canada AGM.
Rule Change Summary
Softball Alberta AGM Minutes
Please click here to see the minutes from the 2016 AGM.
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!
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.