• One Year Trial of WBSC Rules for Pitching & Strike Zone

    At the recent Softball Canada Congress a proposal to implement a one-year trial of these two new rules was discussed at several workshops and unanimously approved at the Annual General Meeting. This trial will be effective January 1, 2018!

  • Coach NB’s Competition Development courses are NOW available!

    The first round of competition development courses of 2018 are now up on the locker! Please forward this information on to all of your clubs and coaches. The calendar will continue to update with event specifics, so continue to check back on a regular basis!

  • Softball Canada Canadian Championships 2018

    Softball Canada presents 10 Canadian Championships in various locations across the country. These Championships represent the pinnacle of many athletes' careers, as they compete for the title of National Champion. To attend a Canadian Championship, teams must first contact their Provincial or Territorial Softball Association.

  • Rawlings launches 2018 Spring Catalogue

    REDEFINED • LEGENDARY • PERFECTION: The culmination of 130 years of Rawlings’ glove-making craftsmanship, the Rawlings Gold Glove® series delivers the ultimate in playability and feel, inspiring a new generation of defensive excellence.

  • 2018 SNB Hall of Fame Inductees Announced!

    Softball NB recognizes the past achievements of Athletes, Teams, Officials and Builders at its Hall of Fame Awards Banquet.

  • Softball Canada LTPD

    Softball New Brunswick is committed to Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) and its principles.

  • Rawlings launches 2018 BAT LINE-UP

  • Softball Canada announces 2018 Junior Women’s National Team Combines

    Softball Canada has just announced the dates, locations and registration details for the 2018 Junior Women’s National Team Combines.

  • Rawlings Canada

    Rawlings is the Official Softball of Softball New Brunswick.

  • Softball New Brunswick GRANDSLAM 50/50

    All proceeds go towards funding Softball New Brunswick programs including: Scholarship Fund, Special Olympics Program, High Performance Athlete Development, Coaching Development, Slo-pitch Initiatives & Umpire Development.

FOR COACHES

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is here to help you be the best coach that you can be. When you take an NCCP clinic, you’ll gain softball technical abilities as well as leadership and decision-making skills. NCCP training will open doors to new opportunities in coaching and in life.

Which Clinic is Right for You?

Not sure what clinic to take? Click here to find out which clinic is best for you, and scroll down this page to see a list of the clinics and clinic descriptions.

Softball Canada offers the following NCCP workshops:

Learn to Coach: For parents of participants or volunteer coaches, this 6-hour workshop focuses on softball essentials, placing emphasis on safety, fun, ethics, teamwork, and values beyond the game. It will enable participants to teach basic skills to beginners of all ages through a variety of activities. More…

Ongoing Participation: This 12-to15-hour weekend workshop will show coaches how to help participants continue their love of the sport and learn more sport specific skills. Participants will leave the course with a coaching toolbox filled with drills, skills, and positions. More...

How to Coach: Working to improve long-term athlete performance, a coach that takes this two-day workshop will learn to prepare their athletes (youth ages 10 + or adults) for provincial, national, or international competitions. In this 14-to 16-hour course, the role of the coach will be covered, and participants will deepen their knowledge of planning and positions while learning technical softball skills and drills. More…

What to Coach: Generally taken as a complement to the “How to Coach” workshop, this two-day technical course oversees offensive softball strategies, the detection and analysis of performance, and ethics and helps coaches build their coaching portfolio. More…

The Softball Competition – Introduction Clinic is comprised of two weekends of training. Weekend #1 sets the stage by teaching you the ‘What’ of coaching softball, while Weekend #2 teaches you the “How”.

 

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?

This clinic is for coaches preparing players in the Learn to Train and Train to Train stages of softball’s Long-term Player Development (LTPD) model to improve performance, often in preparation for local, provincial, regional, and/or national competitions. Coaches usually have previous coaching experience or are former softball players.

NCCP Coaching Clinics

NCCP Coaching ClinicDate(s)TimeLocationContact Register Cost
Competition Introduction (2 weekends)Weekend 1: April 7-8th, 2018
9-5pmMiramichi Valley High School
345 McKenna Ave
Miramichi, NB E1V 3S9
Bobby Despres
(506)440-8163
Click HERE$100
Competition Introduction (2 weekends)Weekend 2: April 28-29th, 20189-5pmMax Aitken Academy
58 Crocker Crescent
Miramichi, NB E1V 3T8
Bobby Despres
(506)440-8163
$100

NCCP Professional Development Points

PD Point Opportunity DateLocationContactRegister
Elissa Sivel
Common Problems in Young Pitchers
March 19th, 2018WebinarSteph Sutton
(416)426-7150
Click HERE
Sal Gara
Rules
March 26th, 2018WebinarSteph Sutton
(416)426-7150
Click HERE
Jen Yee
The Science of the Swing- Physics behind Softball
April 9th, 2018WebinarSteph Sutton
(416)426-7150
Click HERE
Isabelle Cayer
Women in Coaching
April 23rd, 2018WebinarSteph Sutton
(416)426-7150
Click HERE
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