SOFTBALL CANADA'S ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT MATRIX (ADM)
Softball Canada’s ADM helps coaches understand the skills and attributes of athletes progressing through each stage of development, as well as provides key information coaches should know at each stage. It lays out in great detail what a player should be able to do throughout their long-term softball development, ensuring they do not miss critical skills – therefore leading to greater success for all players, at all levels of play.
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Softball Canada and our Provincial/Territorial Softball Associations are pleased to present the Coaches Guide series. These guides are based on Softball Canada’s Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) model ensuring coaches have the resources to improve player development from ages 11 to 16.
Each guide contains:
- A season’s worth of practice plans:
- U12: 18 practice plans
- U14: 24 practice plans
- U16: 34 practice plans including 10 indoor practices
- Information on seasonal planning, practice planning, dynamic warm-up routines, and cool-down routines
- Key teaching points for each softball skill
Whether you are a beginner coach or an experienced coach, you can simply follow the practice plans as they are laid out or you can modify them to meet the individual needs of your players and team.
Contact your Provincial/Territorial Softball Association to order your Coaches Guide!
WITH A DISABILITY
Coaching Athletes with a Disability is a manual designed to provide grassroots coaches who have never worked with athletes with a disability with basic information, guidelines, and tips that will assist in creating conditions for effective participation and inclusion.
ABORIGINAL COACHING MODULE
Please visit the Coaching Association of Canada website for details: https://www.coach.ca/aboriginal-coaching-s17076
ABORIGINAL COACHING PROGRAM
The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC) view coaches as a cornerstone of community sport and recreation development. Their role as agents of social change is important because their expert guidance can have a direct and lasting impact on the healthy and active lifestyles of community members, specifically youth. Because of the important roles Aboriginal coaches play, the CAC and the ASC have made it a priority to educate and promote the value of certification and to establish meaningful participation of Aboriginal peoples in the NCCP. The Aboriginal Coaching Program contains culturally relevant materials meant to engage Aboriginal coaches and empower them to make a positive, long-lasting impact in their communities.