Coaches Guides


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!

Coaching Athletes 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.