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Armstrong Cooper Girls Fastpitch Association

Required Meetings

AC Fastpitch Coaches Meeting

Topics include team registration, schedules, training, running practices, game philosophy and more.

When: April 3rd
Where: TBD


Big West League Coaches Meeting

Each team must send one representative to create the schedule for the season.

When:
April 11th
Where: Medina Entertainment Center in the ballroom

Team Management

Minnesota Softball manages their teams, rosters and events using a separate system, which can be found at https://tournaments.mnsoftball.com. Head coaches are responsible for managing their team's roster and events (including tournament entry). See https://www.mnsoftball.com/rosterhelp for helpful information about using the system.

With more tournaments going paperless, it is important to have your team rostered prior to their first tournament. Using a player that is not on your team's online roster can result in a forfeit for using an illegal player. Don't be that coach.

New for 2022: parents can optionally upload their player's birth certificate and have their age verified by Minnesota Softball. You do not need to keep paper copies of birth certificates for verified players.

Required Training

The following training/certification must be completed prior to your first team event. When finished, upload the SafeSport, Concussion and ACE certificates to your MN Softball account at https://tournaments.mnsoftball.com/#/pages/dashboard. There will be a compliance button next to your name for uploading your certificates.

Head coaches are required to complete Code of Conduct, Background Check, SafeSport, Concussion and ACE training. Your background check will be included in ACE training.

Assistant coaches are required to complete Code of Conduct, Background Check, SafeSport and Concussion training. 

Code of conduct

Coaches code of conduct: 2021 coaches code of conduct.docx

Background Check

Head coaches - your background check is included with ACE training. Once completed, send your receipt to [email protected] (Attn: Kris) and upload your digital card to your Minnesota Softball account.

Assistant coaches - your information for the background check will be collected prior to the season beginning. Armstrong Cooper Girls Fastpitch covers the cost (without reimbursement).

SafeSport Training

URL: https://www.registerusasoftball.com/

If you are creating a new account, use the following information:
      Association = MN - Minnesota
      Group = Minn JO (Youth) - Play
      League = Minnesota Softball

Once logged in, select the SafeSport tab on the bottom of the page and follow the instructions.


CDC Heads Up Concussion Training

URL: https://www.train.org/cdctrain/course/1089818/


If you are creating a new account, using the following information to select a group:
  1. Select Prevention & Promotion
    • Click Confirm These Selections and then Continue
  2. Select Not a State Employee
  3. Select Metro
  4. Select Hennepin
  5. Click Confirm These Settings

Next, click your username in the upper-right and select Your Profile from the dropdown.



Missing information is indicated by a warning icon in the navigation panel on the left. Fill in all missing information, click the Save button and then click the Close button.

For organization information:
Organization Name = CA Heat
Division = Age Group (example 12U)
Title = Coach

For Professional Role information:
Select Volunteer

For Professional Setting information:
Select Other and indicate softball field

Click the Pre-Assessment button to begin the course. 




ACE Training (Head coaches only)

URL: https://www.registerusasoftball.com/

If you are creating a new account, use the following information:
      Association = MN - Minnesota
      Group = Minn JO (Youth) - Play
      League = Minnesota Softball

Once logged in, select the ACE Education tab on the bottom of the page and follow the instructions.




Field Status

Closed Closed

Armstrong High School (12:07 PM | 11/06/22)

Closed Closed

New Hope Learning Center (12:07 PM | 11/06/22)

Closed Closed

Lee Park (08:31 AM | 08/16/22)

Closed Closed

Manor Park (12:07 PM | 11/06/22)

Closed Closed

Robbinsdale Middle School (12:07 PM | 11/06/22)

Closed Closed

Sanborn Park (12:07 PM | 11/06/22)

Closed Closed

Spanjers Park (12:07 PM | 11/06/22)

Closed Closed

Sunnyside Park (12:07 PM | 11/06/22)

Closed Closed

Begin Park (08:31 AM | 08/16/22)

Closed Closed

Medley Park (08:31 AM | 08/16/22)