Wisconsin Amateur Softball Association

Youth ACE Coaches

ACE Coaches

Updated 11-12-07

ACHIEVE - CERTIFY - EDUCATE

A - chieve: A certain level of knowledge
C - ertify: To confirm that a coach has obtained a level of understanding over that which he/she has been tested on.
E - ducate: To assist with the gathering of knowledge and information

The ACE Coaching Certification Program is designed to help youth softball coaches understand what their responsibilities are as a coach of a youth softball team, and to help coaches have a positive and enjoyable experience on the softball field.

The Coaching program clinic will consist of the following topics:

Principles of Coaching ( including dealing with parents)
Legal issues in Sports
First Aid
Practice Organization
Coach-Umpire Relations
Sport-Specific Skills


First Year Certification

Take a certification test (taken directly from the ACE Coach manual)
Take home a copy of the ACE Coaching Certification manual
Code of Ethics Pledge
$5 million liability insurance policy ( only if coaching as ASA registered team)
Personalized membership card as an ASA/USA Softball Coach
ACE Coach certificate
Discount coupons on ASA merchandise and training videotapes

The coaching clinic will cost $25. The clinic will take approximately one and a half hours. Please contact J O Commissioner Dale Ferron:

4801 Marsh Rd
Madison, WI 53718
608-838-3202
ferron.softball@charter.net

Second Year Re-Certification

1. Re-certification will occur each year

2. Coaches will take a re-certification test. The test covers questions taken directly from the ACE Coaches manual. Therefore, it is critical that you keep the ACE Coach manual. The fee for re-certification will be $20.

3. Code of Ethics Pledge

4. After re-certification the ASA will send the Coach an updated ACE Coach ID Card, an updated ACE Coach Certificate, and the $5 million liability insurance policy.

Third Year Re-Certification & Beyond

1. Re-certification will occur each year

2. Coaches will take a re-certification test.; The test covers questions taken directly from the ACE Coaches manual. Therefore, it is critical that you keep the ACE Coach manual. The fee for re-certification will be $20.

3. A fast pitch or slow pitch rules test.

4. After re-certification the ASA will send the Coach an updated ACE Coach ID Card, an updated ACE Coach Certificate, and the $5 million liability insurance policy.