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COACHES CORNER

BACKGROUND CHECKS / ACE CERTIFICATION

INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Go to www.registerasa.com

2) If this is your first time on this site, you will need to create an account.  When registering for the first time, please make sure to choose the association "Minnesota ASA" and group "Tri-County Associations" and for league choose "Owatonna" if available.  If Owatonna is not a league option, choose any other option as it does not matter which league is chosen. 

3) Find "Background Checks" toward the bottom of the page and click "purchase".  Please note that a background check must be completed before Ace Certification.  If you need ACE certification as well (required for all coaches and assistant coaches), please choose ACE w/background once prompted. NOTE:  If you need both ACE certification and a background check, please choose both at this time as the cost will be discounted to purchase both.

4) You will be prompted to confirm all personal information, agree to terms and enter credit card info to pay for background check and/or ACE Certification.

5) Once background check is complete, continue with ACE certification (if applicable) or log out.  Further instructions on how to complete ACE certification can be found in the following link (copy and paste into your browser):

https://www.registerasa.com/Content/Files/HowToTakeAnACECertificationTest-V.1.04Rev.2015.01.pdf

6) You can check the status of your background check under the "home plate" tab on the ASA website. Once you receive confirmation of the status of your background check and/or ACE certification, please print or save a copy of the page showing you were "cleared" on the background check and ACE certification was complete.  Email to the HFC Treasurer (can be found under contact info on website).  You may request reimbursement for the fee at this time.

***Your ACE Certification card will be mailed to you***

HELPFUL INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS

Below are several videos that will help you guide our young softball players.  They are about 2 minutes each and explain it just the way we teach it.

 

HOW TO THROW A BALL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpPh2D1T9iY

 

HOW TO CATCH A BALL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOwC9wmhd0Y

 

HOW TO HOLD A BAT.  HOW TO STAND IN BATTERS BOX

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4C2kLbkzZg

 

This one just goes to show that I am not making it up!!!!!

I like the jump at the end – it will teach them a lot about their stance!

 

THE SWING

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfklEpsFF8w

 

LEADING OFF

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvK8yymtkmQ

What a great explanation of leadoffs and what to do and not do!  Stay low and side step back to the bag!  EYES ALWAYS ON THE BALL! 

 

ROUNDING A BASE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy5eE4Ac2mk

This one is for rounding a bag!  They say it doesn’t matter which foot you use when touching the inside corner, and I can’t see fault with that, as I see lots of girls slow down to get their footing right.  SPEED AND INSIDE CORNER!

 

HOW TO PROPERLY RUN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr67-XvIC_c

The beginning of this one is the best part about how to properly run while pumping arms!

 

HOW TO USE THE SPORTNGIN APP

 

We ask that coaches be in constant communication with parents about practices, games, tournaments, etc.  An assistant coach, parent representative, or the head coach can be the main communicator for the team.  We ask that all games, practices, and results are posted on our web site.  The SportNgin app makes this easy to do.   If a parent representative will be doing most or some of this work (like score games), let me know and I will give them access. 

 

SportNgin App

You can download this app free of charge.  Once you add your team to the app, you will have full access to communicate to players, add games, add practices, etc. 

 

Put in the ID number to search for your team or search by name. 

 

Team ID Numbers for SportNgin APP:

 

U10 Orange: 912817

U10 Blue: 833135

U10 Gray: 1386823

U12 Orange: 912821

U12 Blue: 912819

U14 Orange: 1386569

U16 Orange: 834529

 

 

MESSAGES TAB

  • This is the first tab on the app.
  • Press on MESSAGES. There should be a large + sign in the upper right corner. 
  • Press the +.
  • Press on where it says TO.
  • Press ALL PLAYERS AND STAFF to send a message. 

 

SCHEDULE/RESULTS TAB

You can add games, practices, game results, and edit games on this tab.  Click on this tab and then click on the large + sign in the upper right corner. 

 

TO ADD PRACTICES

  • Go to SCHEDULE/RESULTS
  • Press SCHEDULE/RESULTS.
  • Press on + in upper right corner.
  • Press on NEW EVENT and add your practice. 

 

TO ADD A NEW GAME 

  • Go to SCHEDULE/RESULTS.
  • Press on + in upper right corner.
  • Press on NEW GAME and add your game. 

 

 

TO EDIT A GAME (if a game is rescheduled or changed)

  • Go to SCHEDULES AND RESULTS tab and then find the game you want to score or edit. 
  • Press on the game you want to edit.
  • Press on the PENCIL icon in the upper right.
  • Press on EDIT GAME.  Make edits. 
  • Press SAVE in upper right. 

 

TO SCORE A GAME 

  • Go to SCHEDULES AND RESULTS tab and then find the game you want to score or edit. 
  • Press on the game you want to score.
  • Press on the PENCIL icon in the upper right and score your game.
  • Press on SCORE GAME. 
  • Mark the game as final (towards the top of your screen).