SOFTBALL ACT – COACH
Softball ACT will be focusing on local development in 2017 holding face-to-face accrediations during the off season, to create an updated and upskilled worforce within the ACT softball community.
|SCCP + Level 1 Coach||Tuesday 2nd May + Wednesday 3rd May (both nights)||6:00pm – 8:30pm (both nights)||Hawker International Softball Centre|
|Level 2 Coach||Sunday 7th May||9:00am – 5:00pm||Hawker International Softball Centre|
Coach Accreditation Program
|Accreditation||Mode of Delivery||Required prior to course|
|Softball Community Coaching Program (SCCP)||Face-to-face||Current Working With Children Check (WWCC) + AIS Coaching General Principles|
|Level 1 Coach (delivered in conjunction with SCCP)||Face-to-face||As above|
|Level 2 Coach||Face-to-face||Current WWCC + Current Level 1 Softball Coaching Accrediation|
|Level 3 Coach||Online||Current WWCC + Current Level 2 Softball Coaching Accrediation – Course online|
|Level 4 Coach||Face-to-face||Current WWCC + Current Level 3 Softball Coaching Accrediation|
If your accreditation is still current or expired, you can renew your qualifications by completing the reaccrediation processes. To request this form email email@example.com.
Softball ACT will email you all documentation required and confirm your current accreidation level & status. After the documentation has been submitted to Softball ACT, we will assess your application and will communicate further action required.
As a coach you need to familiarise yourself with the rules of softball as there are many versions of the game and different levels of competition to cater for different age groups and abilities. While each of these versions share common terminology, they often have variations on the standard rules of softball.
The Official Playing Rules & Rules Case Book of Softball Australia (adapted for local conditions from the ISF Official Rules of Softball) is used for all Australian Championships, national and international events conducted or hosted by Softball Australia. You can order a copy of the Rule Book by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. In the case of Australian Championships, these rules are supplemented by the Australian Championship Regulations. For all local competition, please refer to your league wesbite or contact the league delegate.
Softball Australia has developed many policies for the improvement of the sport, and the policy most relevant to coaches is the Member Protection Policy. In particular, coaches should refer to the Coaches Code of Conduct within this policy as it outlines your duty of care and roles and responsibilities.