Things like bullying, discrimination and even abuse. They’re just some of the many difficulties kids may face. To help identify issues, every coach in Manitoba must take the Respect in Sport course. As of 2017, coaches and managers will be required to re-take it every five years.
Over the years the course has been updated to include topics such as cyber-bullying, hazing and gender identification.
Updated course includes:
To take your Respect in Sport Certification click on the logo below.
Coaches who certified prior to 2015 must re-certify in 2020.
Requirement for all coaches attending Minor Provincial Championships:
In addition to the Coaching Certification Requirements listed below, coaches must complete the Respect in Sport course to be eligible to participate in any of the Softball Manitoba Minor Provincial Championships. Information to complete this 3-hour on-line course can be found by visiting the Softball Manitoba Website. Home Page - Respect in Sport Program.
All teams attending Canadian Championships/WCSC - One of the registered coaches/managers must have a Competition Introduction Coaching Certification Level.
1. Teams participating in a Provincial Championships not leading to a Western Canadian or a Canadian Championship require a Community Softball level coach signed on its team registration form.
2. Teams participating in a Provincial Championship leading to a Western Canadian or a Canadian Championship are required to follow Softball Canada’s Coaching Certification Requirements as follows; (As per the Nov-2018 Softball Canada AGM - Updated SOR in the 2019/20 Rulebook).
Managers and Coaches are eligible to participate in Canadian Championships under the following provisions:
* In 2020, for U19 all coaches (Head Coach and Assistant Coaches) must be Competition - Introduction Certified.
3. If, for any justifiable reason, the certified coach or manager registered with a team is unable to meet the coaching commitments necessary for the team to compete at any of the above mentioned championships, the team may replace its certified coach with another certified coach who can meet all further coaching requirements. The pick-up coaches must be properly registered no later than June 22nd (June 30th north of the 53rd parallel) and approved for the Championship they are participating at least ten (10) days prior.
4. The certified coach or manager substitute must be with the team in the dugout or on the field when it participates in a Provincial Championship. (Teams that do not meet the proper coach certification requirements by June 22nd are ineligible for an approved substitute.) Any team, which earns the right to represent the Province in WCSC/Canadian competition through a Provincial Championship, will forfeit this right if the team did not meet the above requirements.
Note: A team forfeiting its right to represent the Province in a WCSC/Canadian competition because it did not meet the above coaching requirements will be replaced as Provincial representative by the next highest team in the Provincial Championship standings, which did meet the coaching requirements. If no other team indicated intent to represent the Province at a WCSC/Canadian, the team forfeiting will face further action. ($2000 fine).
5. The certified coach must be the coach that signs the line-up card at the pre-game meeting for all games.
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