SAL – Become A Coach

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The ideal start for the beginner coach is the Softball Community Coaching Program. The program is based on Game Sense and will help you plan and prepare fun and engaging training sessions for your team. To find out more about the program, and when the next course is scheduled, go to the Softball Community Coaching Program website.

Coach Accreditation Pathway

For coaches wanting to extend their softball knowledge to include basic skills and how to play the game, there is a formal coaching pathway of coach education and accreditation. Whether you are a coach, teacher, parent or a volunteer providing an opportunity for young people to play softball, Softball Australia’s coaching program will assist you to provide the best environment and progression to ensure lifelong participation in the sport. Click here for an Introduction to the Coach Accreditation Pathway.

Coach Accreditation Updating Requirements (Updating Brochure) (Updating Form)

Coaches can update their accreditation by completing the next level of accreditation or achieving a total of 100 points over four years. Levels 4-6 coaches must achieve a maximum of 25 points per year and a minimum of 20 points in each category. Coaches must use NCAS Accreditation Updating Activity Sheet to validate their updating activities available athttp://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/officials/education.

When updating is completed, the coach forwards the Activity Sheet/s, the NCAS registration fee and the signed Softball Australia Coaches Code of Conduct to their state softball association. New updating requirements commence immediately re-registration is received by NCAS.

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More information

If you would like to find out more about becoming a softball coach, contact Softball Australia on  03) 9417 0022