Coaching Application

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Coaching Information

             The Manitoba Thunder organization believes in helping to support the next generation of coaches by providing mentoring opportunities to anyone looking to learn more about our programs. Starting at U15, our athletes typically spend some time helping to run camps and clinics in the catchment, in order to begin their path to coaching in the future. 

 

             We are powered by volunteers, and that includes our coaches. We understand the financial burden that coaches take on, so we reserve some of our yearly budget to assist coaches in completing their mandatory certifications, offsetting travel and other miscellaneous costs. Don't hesitate to reach out for more detailed information. 

 

Head Coaching Requirements

U13 Age Category  (must be Community Softball Ongoing Participation - trained)

- Respect in Sport

- Multi-Sport Module Make Ethical Decisions + Online Evaluation

- Foundations of Coaching Softball: Part 1

- NCCP Community Softball Clinic: Ongoing Participation

U15-U21 Age Category  (must be Competition Introduction - certified)

- Respect in Sport

- Foundations of Coaching Softball: Part 1

- Foundations of Coaching Softball: Part 2

- NCCP Softball Competition Introduction Clinics

       > Weekend #1 & #2 OR Virtual Model #1, #2, #3 & On-Field Module

- Multi-Sport Module: Making Ethical Decisions + Online Evaluation

- Coach Portfolio Submitted

- On-Field Evaluation

Assistant Coaching Requirements

U13 Age Category
- Competition Introduction to Softball

- Respect in Sport

U15-U21 Age Category  (must be Competition Introduction - trained)

- Respect in Sport

- Foundations of Coaching Softball: Part 1

- Foundations of Coaching Softball: Part 2

- NCCP Softball Competition Introduction Clinics

       > Weekend #1 & #2 OR Virtual Model #1, #2, #3 & On-Field Module

- Multi-Sport Module: Making Ethical Decisions + Online Evaluation

Time Commitment
Our program conducts tryouts within the first two weeks of September. Teams are formed immediately following tryouts, and practice sessions begin in January. The AAA season begins on early May and ends sometime between mid-July to mid-August, depending upon age category and qualification for the Western or National tournaments.