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Ridgefield Girls Softball Coaching Requirements

All coaches must submit the appropriate documentation for the coaching requirements listed below. 

If you have any questions regarding Ridgefield Girls Softball's coaching requirements, contact your RGS Division Director or email jillrotunno@yahoo.com.

 

 

Rec/House Coach

Rec/House Assistant Coach

Tigers Travel Coach

Tigers Travel Assistant Coach

Background Check Required Required Required Required
CPR/AED Training Certification Required Required Required Required
Babe Ruth Coaching Certification Recommended Recommended Required Recommended
SafeSport Training Required Required Required Required
ACE Education/Coaching Certification Recommended N/A Required Required
CDC Concussion Training Certification Recommended  Recommended Required Required

 


Background Check

All Rec/House and Tigers Travel Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches are subject to an annual background check.  RGS will provide your name and email to Ridgefield Little League to facilitate the background check. 

Please email jillrotunno@yahoo.com once you have completed the background check.


SafeSport Training

All Rec/House and Tigers Travel Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches must complete SafeSport training.  SafeSport is a free, online training course designed to keep all athletes safe, supported, and strengthened through sport.  The U.S. Center for SafeSport helps members of the sports community recognize, reduce and respond to misconduct in sport.  

The SafeSport Training requirements may be fulfilled at http://www.registerusasoftball.com

Once you receive your completion certificate, please email it to jillrotunno@yahoo.com


CPR/AED Training:

All Rec/House and Tigers Travel Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches are required to submit an active CPR/AED training certificate of completion. Certificates are to be renewed every two years.

** RGS will reimburse this cost by sending the receipt to Nick Cappiello at ntc31974@yahoo.com **

To sign up for an online class, please click below. 

https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/classes/adult-first-aid%2Fcpr%2Faed-online/a6R0V0000015FV3.html

Send your active CPR/AED training certifications to jillrotunno@yahoo.com


Babe Ruth Coaching Certification:

It is strongly recommended all Rec/House and Tigers Travel Head Coaches complete the Babe Ruth coaches certification.

** RGS will reimburse this cost by sending the receipt to Nick Cappiello at ntc31974@yahoo.com **

The Babe Ruth coaches certification requirements may be fulfilled at https://us.humankinetics.com/products/coaching-youth-softball-the-babe-ruth-league-way

Once you receive your completion certificate, please email it to jillrotunno@yahoo.com


ACE Education Coaching Certification

All Rec/House Head Coaches are not required but are recommended, to take the ACE Coaching course.  The ACE Program is developed and designed to provide softball coaches of all levels - from beginning coaches to experienced veterans - an opportunity to be educated as a coach with a national softball organization.

The $25 fee includes a background check, so if you decide to become ACE certified, please do not also complete a separate background check.  The $25 fee for this course will be fully refunded by RGS. All Tigers Travel Head Coaches are required to be ACE certified.

The ACE Education/Coaching Certification requirements may be fulfilled at RegisterUSASoftball.com - Account-Login.

Once you receive your completion certificate, please email it to jillrotunno@yahoo.com


CDC Concussion Training:

All Rec/House Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches are not required but are recommended, to complete CDC Heads Up to Youth Sports Concussion Training.

Tigers Travel Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches are required to complete the training.

The CDC Concussion Training requirements may be fulfilled at CDC HEADS UP to Youth Sports Online Training Link
 
Once you receive your completion certificate, please email it to jillrotunno@yahoo.com

Team Communications:

Coaches are recommended to utilize the RGS League Athletics website for communications (www.ridgefieldgirlssoftball.org). We are requesting that all RGS related communications with your team be completed via the RGS website. The site takes a short time to master and is a very clean and secure way to manage communications. 


Player Medical Forms:

Coaches are required to have the player's medical and emergency contact information for their team with them at all practices, games, and tournaments.  This information must be provided to medical staff should the need arise. This information will be provided to you at the start of the season.