The “certified coach on record” for a team entering a Provincial Championship that does not lead to a Western or Canadian Championship are required to be at least Community Softball Trained. Trained status is achieved by completing the Foundations of Coaching Softball Part 1, the Community Softball clinic and the Make Ethical Decisions (MED) course.
The “certified coach on record” for a team entering a Provincial Championship that leads to a Western or Canadian Championship (U15A, U17 A & AW, U19 A & B, Senior A) are required to be at least Competition Introduction Certified. Certified status is achieved by completing the Foundations of Coaching Softball Part 1 and 2, the Competition Introduction clinic, the Make Ethical Decisions (MED) course and an on-field practice evaluation.
* Exception: Intermediate A Men & Women – those categories require Community Softball*
If you are unsure of which level of training/certification you are required to have, use the Link Tools on Softball Canada’s website to help!
The Foundations of Coaching Softball courses can be found here. They are online courses that can be completed at your own pace.
The Make Ethical Decisions course can be found here. It is an online course that is completed in a virtual classroom setting at set dates and times.
For more information about each coaching pathway, including scheduled clinics, please see below: