"Sometimes the only thing fair in life is a ball hit between first and third"
Happy Valley Softball
What is a coach? A person that will be helping in the dugout or on the field during games
What if I help at practice but not during games? We appreciate your help, but you do not need to complete the coaches paperwork.
Becoming a coach:
1. Let the league president know you would like to coach. Contact info can be found here.
2. Complete and turn in the following items - all items are required yearly
2. Signed coaches code of ethics
3. Front and back copy of drivers license
4. Complete yearly Concussion training:
Create a account (if you don't already have one) and click "order course" on the "concussion in sports" course. It is free!!!
5. Complete ACE online certification.
Once your information is entered into register ASA and your background check has cleared you will be notified and required to complete the yearly ACE certification.
1. Request a rule book if you haven't been given one yet, learn the ASA rules for your team. Also learn the CCGSA league rules for your team which can be found here. (Pro Tip: Learn the ASA rules first and then the CCGSA league rules, this way if you play outside of CCGSA
(at a tournament) you know both rules. This also allows you to understand what the CCGSA rules are referring to).
2. Pick up practice equipment from league equipment manager at the beginning of the season and return it at the end of the season
3. Contact players/families when you get your roster.
4. Find a assistant coach and ensure they complete required coaches paperwork as outlined above. Parents can help at practice, but only ASA certified coaches can be in the dugout or on the field during games.
5. Collect uniform number information for your players and turn it in to the uniform manger.
6. Create a practice plan. You will typically have two practice nights a week at the start of the season.
7. Communicate with players and parents about team event times and locations. (You should receive a schedule and game locations)
8. Have your team attend the Opening Day Jamboree in mid-April, it is the start of games for the season and also picture day.
9. Find a parent volunteer to keep score for at games. The home team book is the lead at games.
10. Have your team attend the End of Season (EOS) tournament in mid-June.
11. Sign up for a couple tournaments. This is not required but this is the format that the older girls play in the summer after high school ball is over. Also if you plan on going to a state tournament or move up to a "tournament only" team it is good exposure for the girls.