Wednesday, March 07, 2012 12:32 PM
Windsor Wildcats, Napanee Express, Brantford Bobcats/Heat & Palmerston Marlins Partner with Softball Ontario to Host Competition-Introduction, Softball On-Field Evaluation Clinic
Toronto, ON - The Softball Ontario Coaches Program is pleased to announce the Competition-Introduction, Softball On-Field Evaluation Clinic (OFE Clinic) is being offered in four (4) locations this March. The Evaluation Clinic is supported by the Quest for Gold Program - Coach Enhancement category.
Dates and Locations
Windsor, ON- Saturday, March 24, 2012 and Sunday March 25, 2012
Burford, ON- Saturday, March 24, 2012 and Sunday March 25, 2012
Napanee, ON- Saturday, March 24, 2012 and Sunday March 25, 2012
Palmerston, ON- Saturday, March 31, 2012 and Sunday, April 1, 2012
What is ‘Competition – Introduction, Softball’?
Competition – Introduction, Softball is the first Coaching Clinic available in the NCCP Competitive Stream. In the Competitive Stream, Coaches usually have previous coaching experience or are former athletes in the sport. They tend to work with athletes over the long term to improve performance, often in preparation for provincial, national, and international competitions. There are three (3) components to Competition Introduction, Softball which include:
- What to Coach (16 hours)
- How to Coach (16 hours)
- On-Field Evaluation (2 hours)
The On-Field Evaluation component (OFE Clinic) is the final step in becoming ‘Certified’ in ‘Competition – Introduction, Softball’. Please note that Competition-Introduction, Softball has replaced Level 1 and Level 2 in the old NCCP.
Who is eligible for the upcoming OFE Clinic?
To be eligible to apply for the OFE Clinic at any of the locations listed above, Coaches must have taken ‘What to Coach’, ‘How to Coach’, have successfully completed the on-line Make Ethical Decisions test which is considered ‘Trained’ in Competition-Introduction, Softball.
The OFE Clinic is available to all eligible Coaches who are “Trained” in Competition-Introduction, Softball on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to twelve (12) Coaches per location.
What do I need to do to attend?
Interested softball Coaches are asked to complete an application form and send it into the Softball Ontario office by fax at 416-426-7368 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to get your application in today! Here is the link to the application(s):
Softball Coaches MUST have the following items completed and submitted to the Softball Ontario office for the Evaluator to review by the below noted dates:
- Practice Plan
- An outline of a full practice for 1.5 - 2 hours of a specific skill (i.e. throwing, bunting, etc.)
- Coach Portfolio
- Completed with all the Coaches current information
- Emergency Action Plan
- To be used from their current practice facility or softball diamond
The above listed items must be sent to the Softball Ontario office no later than the following dates for each of the Clinics:
- Windsor OFE clinic- March 16 , 2012
- Burford OFE clinic- March 16, 2012
- Napanee OFE clinic- March 16, 2012
- Palmerston OFE Clinic- March 24, 2010
Coaches should be prepared to participate in the following activities during the Evaluation Process:
- Have introductory and exit interview with one of Softball Ontario’s qualified NCCP Evaluators
- Implement a 45-minute practice while instructing a specific skill with guest athletes to demonstrate their competencies of the theory and technical components learned from “What to Coach” and “How to Coach”
- Write a Skill Analysis test after reviewing video of athletes and determining how to re-direct them to improve their skills
Softball Ontario delivers the National Coaching Certification Program and Coach Education on behalf of Softball Canada and the Coaching Association of Canada in the Province of Ontario for the sport of Softball.
If you have any questions regarding the Softball Ontario Coaches Program or the National Coaching Certification Program, please contact Steph Sutton via email at email@example.com.