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2014-2024 Alberta Sport Plan

The 10 Year Alberta Sport Plan provided Albertans the opportunity to share their ideas about current and future sports in Alberta. This plan in the following link provides a coordinated approach to advancing sport in Alberta.

Going the Distance: The Alberta Sport Plan
2014-2024

 

2017 Canada Summer Games

Softball Canada and Softball Alberta are extremely pleased to announce that the Canada Games Council has selected both men’s and women’s softball for the 2017 Canada Summer Games program. The sport of softball has been part of the Canada Summer Games since 1969, but the men’s competition was not selected for the 2009 and 2013 Games. Thus, the men’s competition will return to the program in 2017.

Click here for more informaton.

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 
SOFTBALL ALBERTA

CAAWS Women and Leadership Program

Alberta Sport Connection, the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS), and the Canadian Sports Institute Calgary have partnered to deliver the CAAWS’ Women and Leadership Program across the province of Alberta.The sessions blend theory with practical applications, and provide an opportunity for women working or volunteering in the sport or physical activity sector to share experiences, reflect on ideas and apply specific techniques. Great opportunity to network and earn NCCP PD Points! Click the links below for the Edmonton and Calgary sessions and for registration information:

CAAWS Edmonton Workshops
CAAWS Calgary Workshops

 

Softball Canada has posted the Special Operating Rules Motions and Rule Change Proposals that will be discussed at the AGM in Charlottetown, PEI on November 12-15.

If you are curious to read what these motions and proposals are click the link below:

http://www.softball.ca/english/about/annual-general-meeting.html

 

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:

http://www.softball.ca/english/programs/canadian-championships/coaching/coach-resources.html

 

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!

 

Softball Canada is accepting bids as of Wednesday October 1, 2014 for 2016 Canadian Championships. The following are still open for bids for 2015:

U16 Boys
U21 Womens – Bid Pending
Sr. Womens
Sr. Mens
Slo-Pitch – Mens and Womens

If interested, click the link below for the Softball Canada Bid Package:

Bid Package

 

Team Alberta Canada Summer Games Head Coach

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 jackie@softballalberta.ca 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!

 

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

 

Attention Coaches:

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.