FOUNDATIONS OF COACHING SOFTBALL

eLEARNING MODULE TOOLKIT

Below is a list of the Toolkit resources to support you in completing the Foundations of Coaching Softball eLearning module.

You should bookmark this page to quickly return to access all these resources. You can also log-in to the Foundations of Coaching Softball module through The Locker and click on the Toolkit icon at the top of the screen. Now that you have started or completed this e-Learning module, you will always have access to this module should you wish to return to it.

On this Toolkit landing page, the resources have been grouped according to the section within the module where they are needed. Under the Media column, you will find a link to the latest version (indicated by the version number and date) for each document in PDF and/or Word format (if applicable).

If you would like to download all the toolkit documents as a group, click here to download a compressed zip file with all the documents. Note: You will still need to download Softball Canada’s LTPD Guide and ADM documents separately by clicking on the links below. These documents are not part of the compressed file.

Should you require the French version of the resource, simply click on “Français ” in the top right corner of your screen.

If you have any questions about this page or comments about these resources, please contact Kristin Noonan (knoonan@softball.ca) at Softball Canada.

RESOURCE VERSION MEDIA
BECOMING A COACH
Pre-Season Player Questionnaire v.2 (Sept.28-2018) PDF | WORD
Top Five Reasons Kids Play Sports (Active for Life Website)   WEB PAGE
Softball Canada - Coaching Landing Page   WEB PAGE
What Training Do I Need?   WEB PAGE
Training vs. Certification (Coaching Association of Canada Website)   WEB PAGE
LONG-TERM PLAYER DEVELOPMENT
Softball Canada Long-Term Player Development: LTPD Resources (including LTPD Guide and ADM)   WEB PAGE
Growth and Development Table v.2 (Sept.28-2018) PDF
Softball Canada - Long-Term Player Development Landing Page   WEB PAGE
Sport for Life Resource - Developing Physical Literacy: A Guide for Parents of Children Ages 0 to 12   WEB PAGE
What is Physical Literacy? (video) (Physical Literacy Website)   VIDEO
Physical Literacy for Life (Definition)   WEB PAGE
Sport for Life: Physical Literacy Landing Page   WEB PAGE
Sport for Life: Physical Literacy Resources (for Download)   WEB PAGE
150 Activities to Plan and Deliver in Practice (Coaching Association of Canada)   WEB PAGE
Active for Life: Activities Page   WEB PAGE
Sample Activities:
- River Bank
- Bucket Toss (Golf)
- Running Long Jump
- Tag
 
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SKILL DEVELOPMENT
Softball Canada Long-Term Player Development: LTPD Resources (Including LTPD Guide and ADM)   WEB PAGE
Stages of Skill Development v.2.1 (Sept.28-2018) PDF
Practice Conditions v.2 (Sept.28-2018) PDF
Teaching Methods v.2 (Sept.28-2018) PDF
SAFETY
Life in the Fast Lane   PDF
Recommended Bat Weights by Age   PDF
Softball Canada Facility Safety Checklist (Diamond)   PDF | WORD
Softball Canada Facility Safety Checklist (Gym)   PDF | WORD
Government of Canada’s Lightning Safety and Preparedness Fact Sheet   WEB PAGE
Softball Canada Inclement Weather Policy   WEB PAGE
Steps to Follow when an Injury Occurs v.2 (Sept.28-2018) PDF | WORD
Emergency Action Plan Template v.2 (Sept.28-2018) PDF | WORD
Emergency Action Plan Example v.2 (Sept.28-2018) PDF | WORD
Emergency Action Plan Checklist v.2 (Sept.28-2018) PDF | WORD
Medical Information v.2 (Sept.28-2018) PDF | WORD
First Aid Kit Checklist v.2 (Sept.28-2018) PDF | WORD
Concussion Recognition Tool Latest version available on this web page WEB PAGE
Pre-season Concussion Education Sheet Latest version available on this web page WEB PAGE
Softball Canada: Concussion Protocol Latest version available on this web page WEB PAGE
Return to Play Guidelines Latest version available on this web page WEB PAGE
Concussion Resources (Coaching Association of Canada)   WEB PAGE
Making Head Way in Sport (Concussion e-Learning created by the Coaching Association of Canada)   WEB PAGE
COACHING PROCESS
Softball Canada: Coaching Resources Page   WEB PAGE
Practice Plan Structure v.2 (Sept.28-2018) PDF | WORD
Practice Plan Template v.2 (Sept.28-2018) PDF | WORD
Self-Reflection Checklist v.2 (Sept.28-2018) PDF | WORD
Practice Planning Checklist v.2 (Sept.28-2018) PDF | WORD
Practice Plan – Example – Timbits Softball v.2 (Sept.28-2018) PDF
Practice Plan – Example – U12 Coaches Guide v.2 (Sept.28-2018) PDF
WORKING WITH PARENTS
Meeting Notice for Parents/Guardians and Player (Template) v.2 (Sept.28-2018) PDF | WORD
Introductory Email for Parents/Guardians and Players (Template) v.2 (Sept.28-2018) PDF | WORD
Pre-Season Parent/Guardian Questionnaire v.2 (Sept.28-2018) PDF | WORD
Pre-Season Player Questionnaire v.2 (Sept.28-2018) PDF | WORD
Medical Information v.2 (Sept.28-2018) PDF | WORD
Player Information List v.2 (Sept.28-2018) PDF | WORD
Parent/Guardian Code of Conduct v.2 (Sept.28-2018) PDF | WORD
Coaches’ Code of Conduct v.2 (Sept.28-2018) PDF | WORD
Player’s Rights and Responsibilities v.2 (Sept.28-2018) PDF | WORD

HELPFUL WEBSITES

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION MEDIA
Softball Canada The Canadian Amateur Softball Association, commonly known as Softball Canada, is a not-for-profit National Sport Organization (NSO) based in Ottawa, Ontario. It is recognized and financially supported by the Government of Canada as the National Governing Body for the sport of softball. WEBSITE
Coaching Association of Canada The Coaching Association of Canada unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the CAC empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches. WEBSITE
Sport for Life (S4L) The Sport for Life Society, incorporated as a nationally registered not for profit organization, exists to build physical literacy and improve the quality of sport based on Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD). WEBSITE
Physical Literacy Two organizations have collaborated to deliver www.physicalliteracy.ca – Sport for Life Society, a national non-profit, and Physical Literacy for Life, a charitable organization. This website is meant to inform you about programs, partnerships, projects, best practices, research, leading-edge innovations, and opportunities within the physical literacy movement. Sport for Life has three key outcomes: physical literacy development, excellence in sport, and a Canadian population that is active for life. Physical Literacy for Life has been established to combat the issue of decreased physical activity, and the many diseases and health issues caused by inactivity. Through education, research, and the impact of innovative projects, Physical Literacy for Life inspires kids and families to live healthier, more physically active lives. WEBSITE
Active for Life (A4L) Active for Life is a Canadian not-for-profit social initiative created to help parents give their children the right start in life through the development of physical literacy. WEBSITE