Friday, April 13, 2012 7:56 PM
Toronto, ON - Softball Ontario is pleased to announce its partnership
with Halton Hawks Girls Fast Pitch Association in hosting a National
Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) clinic for Softball Coaches
~ Competition-Introduction, Softball - What to Coach April 21 & 22/2012
and How to Coach - April 28 & 29/2012 in Georgetown, ON.
The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is a coach training
and certification program for 66 different sports and is offered in both
official languages across Canada. NCCP workshops are designed to meet
the needs of all types of coaches, from the first-time coach to the head
coach of a national team. The NCCP is the recognized national standard
for coach training and certification in Canada. As part of the program,
all coaches are trained in ethical decision-making and sport safety.
Softball Ontario is the provider of the NCCP Program for the sport of
Softball in the Province of Ontario.
The requirements for Competition-Introduction, Softball - 40 hours total
(2 weekend clinics + On Field Evaluation) include:
The goals of this course are to promote fun, fitness, fundamentals and
performance among the beginning and intermediate coaches who are either
coaching youths and/or adults.
What to Coach – 16 hours (1st Weekend) *Trained- which is the
requirement for Provincials and Nationals
How to Coach - 16 hours (2nd Weekend) *Trained - which is the
requirement for Provincials and Nationals
On-Field Evaluation – 2 hours (3rd Weekend) *Certified
This course replaces the Level 1 and Level 2 Technical/Practical and
Theory courses of the old knowledge based program. An evaluation is
required to become certified.
If your team is participating in a U14 (Novice/Pee Wee) and
above Provincial Championship this season for PWSA or OASA or a Softball
Canada Canadian Championship, the requirements for your coaches are as
PWSA- All participating teams must have at least one
(1) registered Coach with NCCP Softball Certification as follows:
U12 (Squirt)- Level 1 Certified or Competition-Introduction,
Softball What to Coach (1st weekend)
All other Divisions- Level 2 Certified or Competition-Introduction,
Softball- What to Coach (1st Weekend); How to Coach (2nd
weekend) and the On-Line Make Ethical Decisions Test-Completed
OASA-Requires coaches to hold the following (new)
NCCP coaching certification qualifications:
U14, U16, U19 (Peewee, Bantam, Midget) - Competition-Introduction,
All coaches who currently hold NCCP certification are considered
fully certified for OASA tournaments. New coaches without
certification are encouraged to get their certification.
ORSA- Requires coaches who are participating in the
2012 Ontario Summer Games to be Competition-Introduction, Softball
Softball Ontario is pleased to share an exciting opportunity for
Softball Coaches to have their Coach Education funded by the Quest for
Gold (Q4G) Enhanced Coaching Program. The Quest for Gold Enhanced
Coaching Program recognizes coaches have out-of-pocket expenses for many
things. Coaches who wish to continue their training and education, or
increase their knowledge and certification, can directly benefit from
this bursary program.
The Quest for Gold program provides an education bursary for higher
levels of professional development and training. Up to 75% of course
registration fees will be reimbursed for Ontario resident coaches who
pass and complete coursework.
Q4G Bursaries can be applied by softball Coaches in any of the
National Coaching Certification Program- Competition-Introduction,
National Coaching Certification Program- Level 3 Theory
National Coaching Certification Program- Level 3 Technical Softball
National Coaching Certification Program- Competition-Development
National Coaching Institute-National Coaching Certification Program
Level 4 and Level 5)
Enhanced Coaching Level (3/4/5)
Please note that there are different pre-requisites and application for
NCCP courses, the NCI and the Enhanced Coaching.
The Quest for Gold program provides an education bursary for coaches to
complete eligible NCCP training.
to a maximum of $500 per application will be available to cover up to
70% of course registration fees and travel subsidy combined. A travel
subsidy up to a maximum of $200 is available for coaches travelling more
than 100km each way to attend NCCP training.
The total allocation for Coach Bursaries for April 1, 2012 to March 31,
2013 is $150,000. To qualify for this funding opportunity, the NCCP
clinic you attend must fall between these dates. Applications for
course preceding these dates will not be considered.
For more information about each of the above programs or to download the
bursary applications, travel subsidy, please visit the Coaching
Association of Ontario website at
There are only 6 spots left! So register today!
To register for What to Coach and How to Coach contact Cindy Bodrug,
President Halton Hawks Girls Fast Pitch Association at
For more information about Softball Ontario’s Coaches Program and the
NCCP Program, please contact Steph Sutton at 416-426-7150 or
Softball Ontario is the governing body for the sport of softball in
Ontario. Our goal is to promote and develop the sport of softball for
its athletes, officials and volunteers by providing programs and
services at all levels of competitions.