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COACHES: NEWS

High Park Coaches Needed

High Park Softball, based out of Edmonton, is currently recruiting both Head Coaches & Assistant Coaches for the 2018 season. 

Are you interested in coaching? Do you know someone who would be interested? We can work around your schedule! Not only will we pay for your Community Sport On-Going (replaced Level 1 technical clinic) with your commitment to help out at least one season, but you will become part of our volunteer family!

If you are interested, or require more information please contact Eldon at 780-920-5437 or email him at softball@highparkcommunity.com!

Alberta Concussion Alliance

Alberta Concussion Alliance is a group who provide information and direction in the prevention, recognition and recovery of concussions. Their website has many valuable tools and resources to help all individuals in sport, whether it be coaches, players or parents. Visit their website to access all these tools or follow them on Twitter (@ABConAlli).

IMPORTANT: Level 3 Coaches

After December 31, 2015 the Theory 3 equivalent (4 of 6 multi-sport modules plus MED and Design a Sport Program) will be retired by CAC. Starting Jan. 1,  2016, coaches will need to complete all 6 Competition-Development Multi-Sport Modules (MSMs) to receive Level 3 Theory in the Levels NCCP (old NCCP). If you are a coach who is in the middle of the Level 3 training and haven't completed your Level 3 Certification, you will need to do so before February 2016 before the CAC adopts the Competition Development pathway.

Concussion Recognition

Click here for a great tool to use for Concussion Recognition. This tool can be used in children, youth and adults.

Competition-Introduction Evaluation Process

Softball Alberta is now offering another option for coaches to complete their evalutaion at the Comeptition Introduction level. In order to be certified at the Competition-Introduction level in softball, a coach must go through the evaluation process after completing the Competition-Introduction clinic. We are now accepting video submissions to be evaluated as well as still offering on-field sessions. Use the links below for a more detailed explanation on this process and for the application form.
** NOTE: The application must be submitted to Softball Alberta at least 3 weeks prior to the earliest request date for an on-field evaluation**

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

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.

Coaches Plan Magazine

The magazine for Canada's Coaches! Click here to check out the latest issue.

Effective 2013 (motion that was passed in 2010 has been modified to a workable solution in 2012):

On the Provincial Roster, the “Certified Coach of Record” MUST HAVE the Making Ethical Decisions Module.

Click here for the online evaluation.

To get a clear understanding of the process to attain a CC# or complete your MED module please click here for detailed information.

COACH ALBERTA

Coach Alberta is a new organization designed for coaches in Alberta. The goal of the organization is to build a network of coaches in Alberta from the grassroots/community level up to the Olympic and Paralympics level. For more information please visit www.coachalberta.ca.

If you know of any upcoming events you feel may be coach related, send them to info@coachalberta.ca so they can be posted on the "Upcoming Events" section of the Coach Alberta website.