Coaches Corner

Thank you to all of our coach volunteers. Your time and commitment play a huge role in the development of our young girls on and off the field. This page is designed to provide a central location for hosting information that will help you and your fellow ROSA coaches be successful. Please review all the links and information below and let us know of any additional information that we can share on this page that will benefit all of our coaches. Contact us via email with any information that you want posted to this page rosa2020@rogersotsegosa.org

ROSA 2021 COACHING APPLICATIONS

Calling all Coaches - We Need You!!

If you are interested in coaching for ROSA fastpitch this summer now is the time to sign up. Whether you have many years of previous coaching or this would be your first time, we are here to help you as a parent coach volunteer. Over the last 3 years we have been very fortunate to find parents excited to coach and will need the same support in 2021.

This year we will again be offering Coach Training Sessions that will help set coaching expectations and provide training and contacts for any of our newer coaches. These sessions can help prepare you to coach and give those considering coaching a place to ask questions.

For those interested in coaching, Complete the Coaches Application Form

MINNESOTA SOFTBALL - BIG WEST

Minnesota Softball is an affiliate of USA Softball (Formerly ASA), the National Governing Body of softball. Rogers Otsego Softball Association plays under Minnesota Softball in the Big West League.

BACKGROUND CHECKS - REQUIRED FOR TRAVEL & HOUSE COACHES

A background check will be needed from all coaches and assistant coaches to ensure the safety of our players. The background check needs to be completed prior to the first practice. Please complete the ACE background check. ROSA will reimburse you.

ACE Background Check

ACE & SAFESPORT CERTIFICATIONS - REQUIRED FOR TRAVEL COACHES


ACE:

As the National Governing Body of Softball, it is USA Softball’s responsibility to ensure that coaches achieve a certain level of understanding of what their duties are as coach of a youth softball team.

The ACE (Aspire, Challenge, Encourage) Coaching Program is a coaching education program, 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.

SafeSport:

USA Softball, under USOPC Bylaw Section 8.7.1(c), is indeed under more stringent requirements from the USCSS in regard to implementing abuse prevention training and other measures to reduce one-on-one interaction between adults and minor athletes. However, this should be viewed in a positive light as we continue to set the standard for athlete safety and well-being.

We take protecting our members both on and off the field seriously and are dedicated to building and maintaining a supportive and nurturing environment in which our participants may flourish and grow. We are the leaders in the sport of softball and as such our commitment to athlete safety is unmatched. Simply put – USA Softball will not tolerate ANY abuse whether it is emotional, physical, mental and sexual.

You will be able to complete both certifications in the link provided below. ROSA will reimburse coaches for ACE & SAFESPORT training costs.

ACE Background and Safesport Certifications

CONCUSSION TRAINING - REQUIRED FOR TRAVEL & HOUSE COACHES

Completing the concussion training is a very important and mandatory step in being a ROSA coach. All coaches must complete the FREE on-line HEADS-UP Concussion training course before their first 2021 game. The State of Minnesota requires all coaches of youth sports teams complete concussion training prior to working with athletes. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has provided the required training program that coaches will need to complete for certification. The training will take about 45 minutes to complete. There is a test at the end of the training you are required to take to complete the training. You will be presented with a certificate once finished. When you finish the training, you will need to forward the Certificate of Completion to rosa2020@rogersotsegosa.org


If you have already completed this for another sport, you should already have a certificate and can forward it to the Board.

Concussion Training Course

USA SOFTBALL FUNDAMENTAL TRAINING

Learn softball fundamentals by watching instructional videos for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Topics cover infield, outfield, baserunning, bunting, throwing, catching, and hitting.

Softball Fundamental Videos - USA Softball

MINNESOTA SOFTBALL ROSTER INSTRUCTIONS

Creating you team roster:

Minnesota Softball Roster Instructions

FIELD ALLOCATIONS AND WINTER FACILITY SCHEDULE - 2021

Managing your field allocations is an important part of being the team head coach. Below is a link to the current field allocations and the ROSA winter facility schedule. Changes to this schedule will likely occur and will be updated regularly. Please take a look at your game schedules to make sure there are no errors. Please contact us via email asap with any corrections rosa2020@rogersotsegosa.org

2021 ROSA Field Allocation Grid

CODE OF CONDUCT - COACH, PLAYER AND PARENT

ROSA Coaches Code of Conduct.pdf

Coaches - Code of Conduct


ROSA Players Code of Conduct.pdf

Player - Code of Conduct


ROSA Parent Code of Conduct.pdf

Parent - Code of Conduct