Softball Canada is pleased to announce that eight umpires have received their Level V certification in 2019.
The Canadian Women’s National team punched its ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with a 7-0 run-rule win over Brazil at the 2019 WBSC Softball Americas Qualifier
For Softball Canada members wishing to become a certified coach.
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!
Rawlings is the Official Softball of Softball New Brunswick.
Softball New Brunswick enforces the ‘Rule of Two’ which is a part of the Responsible Coaching Movement – coordinated by the Coaching Association of Canada.
Rule of Two – The goal of the Rule of Two is to ensure all interactions and communications are open, observable and justifiable. Its purpose is to protect participants (especially minors) and coaches in potentially vulnerable situations by ensuring more than one adult is present. There may be exceptions for emergency situations.
Good Rule of Two Implementation Practices:
• The coach is never alone and out of sight with a participant without another screened coach or screened adult (parent or volunteer) present.
• Allow training environment to be open to observation.
• Ensure a participant rides in a coach’s vehicle with another adult present. • Consider the gender of the participant(s) when selecting the screened coaches and volunteers who are present.
• Eliminate one-to-one electronic messaging. Ensure that all communications are sent to the group and/or include parents.
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