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Coaching

Background checks are required for all coaches.

Travel team coaches

AGSA fields competitive travel teams for girls in four age divisions (8U, 10U, 12U and 14U). Coaches are selected through an application and interview process with AGSA board members. Preference will be given to applicants who are available to coach both the spring (March-May) and summer (May-August) seasons. Applications will be accepted online only, and must include a coaching résumé (in PDF format), with three references. Click here to apply.

Coaches must provide their own transportation to practices and tournaments, and are not responsible for transportation of the team members. Contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with additional questions.

Coaching responsibilities

  • Complete ASA's online ACE coaching certification program
  • Inform, instruct, demonstrate and coach
  • Plan and organize a minimum of two practices per week
  • Ensure availability to manage and coach weekend games (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
  • Possess the knowledge, skill and ability to enhance player skill development
  • Promote, encourage and demonstrate good sportsmanship as a positive role model
  • Create a fun team atmosphere while taking game and developmental skills seriously
  • Maintain team equipment

Job skills and requirements

  • Experience and knowledge of fast pitch softball
  • Previous coaching and/or playing experience
  • Desire to work with talented girls and young women
  • Ability to challenge and develop athletes

Suggested, but not required

  • CPR or first aid certification
  • Working toward or completed your Coaching Endorsement/Authorization

Recreational league coaches

All recreational league teams are coached by volunteers. Parents may indicate their interest in serving as a head or assistant coach during the player registration process. Others may click here to apply online or contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Coaches are encouraged to organize at least two contacts (practices, games) per week, using AGSA's online field scheduling tool. Batting helmets, bats, balls, catcher equipment and scorebooks will be provided by the league.

Rosters will be distributed during a coaches meeting in late March/early April; coaches are responsible for contacting their teams.

New for 2016: In order to standardize the skills and methods being taught in our program, all coaches will be expected to attend a short coaching clinic scheduled for late March/early April. In addition, Central Iowa Rec League (CIRL) will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting in early April; a representative from each team must be present for one of the scheduled dates. No exceptions. 

Background checks are required for all coaches and volunteers.

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