Steps to Become an NSPL Coach
This year ALL coaches will be required to be USA Softball/ACE certified. This is a three-step process that is not as daunting as it initially seems and can all be done from your computer. You will need to complete a background check, Safe Sport training and ACE training.
- Reach out to the head of the division in which you would like to coach to make sure there is a spot. The number of coaches needed in each division changes from year to year.
- Click here to register at USA Softball
- Begin the Background Check process by entering all required information.
- If you do not see the PURCHASE now button under background checks - click the submit a help ticket in the upper right-hand corner - it is a glitch many have been experiencing. (emailing does not work as well)
- Request the Background with ACE Exam - it is $25
- Once your background check has cleared you can submit your Safe Sport and ACE training. FYI - Safe Sport will ask you for your USA # - it is the membership # under your name on the USA Softball site.
- After completion of all three steps, you will receive an email with the subject "Congratulations on becoming ACE Educated" and a badge that is required for all coaches.
- The badge will say Volunteer Coach Educated ACE Level 1
- Please forward the completion email to NSPLCoaches@gmail.com and your division head
- Links to helpful information is below
- If you have any questions or problems with the process contact NSPLCoaches@gmail.com.
REMINDER: A person can be head coach of only one (1) team within NSPL. If needed, a person can be an assistant coach for an additional team within NSPL, with approval by Board of Directors. Please note no special scheduling considerations will be given.
Majors Division - One (1) head coach and one (1) assistant coach are assigned to a team before the draft. After the teams are created a third coach may be added.
Information for Coaches
USA Softball (formerly the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) and ASA/USA Softball) is the governing body for the United States national softball team. In addition, it oversees more than 150,000 amateur teams nationwide.