Coaching Standards

NCCP Coaches are described as follows:

In Training – when they have completed some of the required training for a context 
Trained – when they have completed all required training for a context;
Certified – when they have completed all evaluation requirements for a context.

Softball Coaching Standards in Canada:

Canada Summer Games:

  • All Coaches must be Competition - Development Certified

Canadian Championships:         

  • Head Coach must be Competition - Introduction Certified, Assistant Coaches must be Competition - Introduction Trained

Provincials/Westerns/Easterns: This is governed by the individual Provinces/Territories, not Softball Canada. Please contact your Provincial or Territorial Softball Association for more information.

*Foundations of Coaching Softball (FOCS) - Part 1 eLearning Module is the minimum training that coaches require at all levels of play. Please check for any additional coaching requirements (MED, Safe Sport, Respect In Sport, Making Headway, etc) with your individual Province/Territory.