Thank you, there would be no Fury without you! This page is to help guide you through all stages of becoming a coach.
Calgary Minor Softball Association Districts must ensure that all teams meet the requirements outlined in the chart above. Any team that does not meet the requirements outlined is not an eligible team and therefore is not able to participate in league play for Calgary Minor Softball until all requirements are met
The Okotoks RCMP detachment will provide Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector (VS) checks to local residents only. These checks are provided for various purposes such as volunteer work.
$5.00 fee must be paid by exact cash only, there is no debit or credit payment option available at this time.
Applicants are required to produce two pieces of valid ID and a volunteer letter.
Due to COVID restrictions,
call 403-995-6400 to receive your paperwork to submit through email.
RIS Certification is required by All coaches and managers listed on the player roster. The course MUST be completed prior to April 1st of the current year.
The Respect in Sport Program is an online certification program designed to protect our youth as well as enhance Calgary Minor Softball of providing a safe and fun environment for all our participants. It is Canada’s leading online bullying, abuse, harassment, and negligence prevention program for parents, coaches, and community leaders.
Respect in Sport Activity Leader/Coach/Officials
All Calgary Minor Softball coaches must have either a complete Level I Softball NCCP or a Calgary Minor Softball Coaches Orientation Number. Coaches who do not have Softball NCCP Certification must take a "one time only" orientation session in order to coach.
A representative (Preferably Head Coach) from each team must attend the meeting for their age category.
All coaches wanting to coach at a Provincial Championship are required to be at least Level 1 Certified or have the Community Sport - On Going certification. If you are coaching a team that is playing in a provincial that leads to Post-Provincial play, such as a Western or Canadian Championship, you are required to be at least Level 2 Certified Softball Coach or the certified in the "Competition Introduction Stream" premium service.
These key dates can be found on our website
Looking for a weekend away with your team?
Tournaments are a great team building adventure and a great way to check out the competition
Kick off the end of the year, with the ultimate tournament
We believe it is crucial to have a parents meeting so you can set your expectations for the season with the players, and most importantly, with the parents.
This is a sample document to help to put together a summary of the season for your parents.
Please use this as a guide to help get your season off on the right foot. It may seem long, but the more information, details and team rules you can provide at the beginning of the season, the less confusion and questions you will have moving into and throughout the season.
You may also want to hand out the preseason questionnaires for the athletes and parents/guardians, the athlete code of conduct forms and the athlete medical form. These can be found in the common downloads section.
Remember Basketball Coach ~ Jack Ramsay said it best!
"Well-coached teams are never surprised; they can adapt to anything they see."
Purpose - To raise extra funds for an individual team to support the additional costs throughout the season. Fundraising can also create great team bonding moments throughout your season.
When fundraising, you are representing your Foothills Fury Fastpitch Association within the community, please remember this and represent us in a positive and professional manner.
The maximum amount of funds a team can accumulate during the season is $5,000. These funds are to be used towards tournament entry fees, apparel, and anything else the team deems necessary. We strongly encourage that at least 1 team fundraising initiative is taking place. Some suggestions are: bottle drive, online silent auction, car wash, bake sale, sponsorship.
Teams can request a higher team limit, but it must be formally submitted to the Association at email@example.com.
If any fundraiser requires a license or includes gambling, this must be formally submitted to the Association for approval at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cash calls should only be requested when absolutely necessary. A team may ask for no more than $200/family for Tier 1 teams and $100/family for other tiers.
All proceeds from fundraisers must be deposited into a team bank account and recorded as part of the team financials. Banks will open a team account with some paper work from the Foothills Fury Fastpitch Association.
At no time should a team's financial balance be in the negative.
Team funds do not roll over year to year.
Any and all excess funds at the end of the season must be (completed in the following order):
- used to pay for any outstanding bills that are the responsibilities of the team
- cash call refund, divided up evenly and given back to the families to a maximum of what was asked for.
- if there are funds still left over, they are to be donated back to the association.
Teams are required to submit a team FINANCIAL BUDGET BY THE 2ND WEEK OF MAY outlining how much money they will require for the season.
The final team financial report WILL BE DUE THE 2ND WEEK OF JULY (including bank statements and receipts).
If you are looking to book the Crescent Point Field House, you can do that on your own, however you are responsible for payment of the field as well
Such as Kids Help Phone, Cybertip.ca, Eating Disorders, etc.
Templates and Documents to help you with your team throughout the season.
To enhance the experiences of all athletes and participants in Canada through quality coaching.
Excelling in leadership, development, and participation in softball.
NCCP Clinic Listings
Community-based programs for girls and boys that offer developmental, intermediate, and competitive levels of play in each age category.
*updated June 10, 2019
All Pitchers U10 through U19 must wear an approved Protective Facemask