Forms and Important Info
For any forms that require board approval (e.g. coaches application), please submit online
Any adult that has constant contact with a youth team / players needs to be compliant. This includes registering them through USA Softball as a coach, but includes completing the background check, ACE certification and SafeSport requirements. State law mandates that all staff members involved with youth sports be SafeSport compliant as well having a Concussion Training Certification on file.
(Information on all these resources is shown at the bottom of this page)
Positive Coaching Alliance is a national nonprofit organization that provides online tools courses and workshops. This positive culture encourages athletes to play multiple sports and never pressures players to specialize in one sport too early in their
USA Softball has many important responsibilities as the National Governing Body of softball in the United States, including regulating competition to ensure fairness and equal opportunity to the millions of players who play the sport.
The ACE (Aspire, Challenge, Encourage) Coach Education Program is a coaching program, developed and designed to provide softball coaches of all levels – from beginning coaches to experienced veterans – an opportunity to be educated as a coach with a national softball organization.
As the National Governing Body of Softball, it is the USA Softball’s responsibility to ensure that our coaches achieve a certain level of understanding of what their duties are as coach of a youth softball team. The ACE Education videos are a practical guide to the everyday situations you will encounter as a youth softball coach. After obtaining your ACE education, you will be well prepared to coach a youth softball team.
To become ACE Coach Educated, please visit RegisterUSASoftball.com.
SafeSport developes materials and resources to help organizations create a culture that encourages safety, openness and disclosure. The U.S. Center for SafeSport is an independent nonprofit committed to building a sport community where participants can work and learn together free of emotional, physical and sexual abuse and misconduct. Explore our site for training resources, help and best practices for coaches, parents, athletes, youth and amateur sports organizations in creating your SafeSport environment.
Learn more https://uscenterforsafesport.org/