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Welcome (or welcome back) to EP Fastpitch Softball, Coach!

Thank you for taking time out of your life to coach a youth athletic team and helping our wonderful Eden Prairie girls learn and master the game of softball. Not gonna lie to you, volunteering as a coach takes a lot of your own personal time and lots of your patience and sanity, but the smiles throughout the season and watching the girls get better by the end of the season should make it all worth it.

First things first - there's a lot to prepare prior to the start of the season, and a small chunk to manage during. Now that you've been selected by the EP Fastpitch commissioners as a coach for this upcoming season, head coach or assistant, it's important to get started with some administrative work first.

HEAD COACHES:

USEFUL LINKS (epfastpitch.com -> Hey Coach-> ):

  • Coach Training Requirements
    • Coach Background Checks
    • Head Coach ACE Certification
    • Concussion Awareness
  • Coach Resources
    • Head Coach Checklist
    • ​Field Reqest Form
    • NAFA Fastpitch Rulebook
    • Misc tips and documents to help you
  • EP Fastpitch website - a tutorial on how to use the epfastpitch.com website for:
    • Team communication
    • Roster info
    • Viewing, adding events or editing your team schedule
  • Minnesota Softball / Big West websites - an overview why you need to use these websites
    • Creating a SportNGIN username
    • Entering coach contact info
    • Entering regular season game info
      • Dates, opponents, field location
    • Entering official game scores and viewing division standings
  • Volunteering
    • Understand the requirements expected of your families because you will be asked questions. Know and communicate which dates your families are likely to be assigned their volunteer shifts.