NCCP Coaching Requirements


NEW as of Fall 2021: Make Ethical Decisions update

Make Ethical Decisions (MED) is still required, but it is no longer integrated in the weekend Community Softball or Comp-Intro NCCP clinics. If you are registered for an upcoming NCCP clinic and have not taken MED yet, you can complete it prior to attending the clinic.

*Coaches are only required to take MED training once, and it is good for all contexts in all sports. 

For more info on registering for MED, please click HERE

National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

 

Requirement for all coaching staff (Head Coach, Assistant Coaches, Managers) attending an A, AA or AAA Minor Provincial Championship:

All coaching staff 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 at the top of this page.

 

Requirement for the Head Coach of a team attending an A Minor Provincial Championships, OR Head Coach of a team attending U13 AAA Minor Provincial Championship:

  • Foundations of Coaching Softball: Part 1
  • Ongoing Participation Community Softball: Trained
  • Multi-Sport Module: Making Ethical Decisions + Online Evaluation


View Softball Canada's Community Softball Ongoing Participation Pathway here.

 

Requirement for the Head Coach & Assistant Coaches of a team attending a U15, U17, and U19 AAA Minor Provincial Championship:

 

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; 

Managers and Coaches are eligible to participate in Canadian Championships under the following provisions:

  • They are signed to the current Softball Canada or Provincial/Territorial Team Registration Certificate of their team.
  • The Head Coach is Competition Introduction: Certified in the National Coaching Certification Program and is in attendance at all games and on the team’s bench. All Assistant Coaches are Competition Introduction: Trained.
  • If the Head Coach is not fully Certified and in attendance at all games and on the team’s bench, then all coaching staff will not be allowed on the field or in the coaches box at a Canadian Championship. If the Head Coach is Certified and in attendance at all games and on the team’s bench then the coaching staff (coach, assistant coaches, and manager) may go on the field. If an Assistant Coach is not Trained they will not be allowed on the field or in the coaches box.
  • A province/territory sending a team to a Canadian Championship without the Head Coach Competition - Introduction Certified will be fined $2,500. (Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars).
  • Managers and Coaches may not participate as players unless they are so registered.

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.

KEY POINTS:

1. Head Coach must be Comp-Intro CERTIFIED.

2. Assuming the Certified Head Coach is 1 of the base coaches, whoever else is base coaching only needs to be Comp-Intro TRAINED (the other base coach can also be Certified, but the minimum is Trained).

3. IF items 1 and 2 are in place, any other assistant coaches can be in the dugout/on the bench without Comp-Intro, but CANNOT go on the field/base coach.

 

 

Competition Introduction: TRAINED Requirements:

  • Foundations of Coaching Softball: Part 1
  • Foundations of Coaching Softball: Part 2
  • Softball Competition Introduction Clinics (Weekend #1 & Weekend #2)
  • Multi-Sport Module: Making Ethical Decisions + Online Evaluation

Competition Introduction: CERTIFIED Requirements: 

  • Foundations of Coaching Softball: Part 1
  • Foundations of Coaching Softball: Part 2
  • Softball Competition Introduction Clinics (Weekend #1 & Weekend #2)
  • Multi-Sport Module: Making Ethical Decisions + Online Evaluation
  • Coach Portfolio Submitted 
  • On-Field Evaluation

 

View Softball Canada's Competition Introduction Pathway here.

 

CLICK HERE to view all the NCCP pathways 

 

FOR HELP CHECKING YOUR CERTIFICATIONS, VIEW OUR WEBPAGE HERE

 

NOTE: ALL COACHES AND MANAGERS MUST HAVE THEIR RESPECT IN SPORT CERTIFICATION WITHIN THE LAST 5 YEARS IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER WITH SOFTBALL MANITOBA. ONLY REGISTERED COACHING STAFF ARE ALLOWED ON A TEAMS BENCH. FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE.

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