IF YOU HAVE AN EXISTING NGIN ACCOUNT YOU WILL SEE THIS.....
If you see this text box appear when you log in it means you are NOT a registered user of NGIN on this site. You must click on this box to become a member.
Remember, you only need ONE NGIN account across ANY sport. However, with each sport OR web site you must be a member of that site. If you don't become a member and just log in it will APPEAR as if you are logged in but you are NOT.
Coaches read all the information (on the teams tab- getting started section) to create your NGIN user account. Once you login look for the Edit mode/User mode switch and then edit your team page. (you will not see this switch until you log in AND are at YOUR team page)
IF you entered your team online this should not be an issue this year.
By Tom Bye, 05/08/17, 9:45AM CDT
*IF YOU CAN'T EDIT YOUR PAGE IT MEANS I COULDN'T FIND YOUR NGIN USER NAME.
*If you can't edit your page it means I couldn't find your NGIN user name. Please read ALL the steps below in the getting started section before you email me AND with all of your information requested below.
Coaches, the first thing you'll notice to the team pages is that I have created a team template to get you started. Minimally all you have to do is to update your contact information by clicking on the edit button. However, if you want to be more creative you can edit your team page anyway you like.
If you don't have an account yet please follow these directions: (These are generic directions and assume you are in the Tri County League. Same directions for ALL leagues, just change the name)
After you have joined, contact your association director first. Many directors have editing access and can assign you to your team page.
IF not, please send an email to tbye@JOsoftball.com (for Tri County, 8U & 18U leagues) so Tom knows your registered. For Big West and the Gold League email Dan to Dan@josoftball.com
Make sure to include in your e-mail: (I have to assign close to 750 teams so the more information you provide the better)
Age & level coaching i.e. A, B or C
(***Please make it simple*** i.e. Tom Bye, MVSA, MVSA Green, 14B)
This is signed electronically during the registration process.
Parent’s Code of Conduct:
Parent’s Name (Please print)
Parent’s Signature will be done electronically at registration
Note: This must be signed and returned to your daughter’s coach no later than the first practice. Failure to sign and return this form will result in the removal of your daughter from the roster, and she will not be allowed to play until the form is returned.
A mandatory Coaches Meeting will be held on in late March/early April. Check back for a date.
Turn in ACE certificate and receipt of Background Check to the Program Development/Travel Director before first practice
The background checks are handled through a centralized provider through TriCounty Fastpitch League of Minnesota.
ACE and BG checks link to view instructions or follow the steps below.
1. Go to RegisterUSASoftball.com http://RegisterUSASoftball.com
2a. New Users: Click on Create Profile and then create account. This will bring you straight to Personal Steps Grid
2b. Existing users Login: Then go to Personal Steps Grid
3. Choose between “ACE Certification w/ Background Check” OR “Background Check” by selecting “purchase”
4. Follow directions.
ACE and Background Fee
Year 1 is $25.00
Year 2 and on is $20.00
Background Check ONLY
*Required for all on-field personnel
Player’s Code of Conduct
it is recommended that you print this for each player to sign & return
As a Player representing Northfield Fastpitch Softball Association, I affirm my commitment to the following:
Player Signature Date
MN State Law requires coaches to be recertified every 3 years. The leagues will follow this guideline.
**Please note this is a Minnesota Law. IF you play out of state you MAY be required to follow their state guidelines. It is the responsibility of the coach to contact the tournament director to determine what those requirements are.**
Certificate will be offered through NFHS (National Federation of High Schools) website.
After you click on the exam link and are on the NFHS site please click the “Register” link in the upper right corner and create an account for yourself. Once this set up and you are logged in, click on “Courses” along the top.
In the “Search for Courses” box, type in “Concussion” and the “Concussion in Sports” online course will show up. You have the option to "view course" if you want to read up on it first. When you are ready to take the course click on “Order Course,” select your state and click “Checkout.” The next page will contact a link for accessing the course.
When done, you will have access to a pdf certificate that you can print out. Also, when you log in again later (next year, for example), you can search your course history.
Turn in proof of completion to Program Development/Travel Director before first practice
Coach's Code of Conduct
print, sign before first practice then turn into Program Development/Travel Director
By reading and signing this code, all Coaches for Northfield Fastpitch Softball Association agree to abide by the following rules of conduct. Accordingly, as an NFSA Coach, I:
1. Agree to abide by the rules, directives, and codes of conduct put forth by NFSA, Tri County League and Minnesota Softball.
2. Agree to attend all required coaches meetings.
3. Agree to hold practices as required, appropriate to the age of the players, and to be punctual in arriving for practices and games.
4. Agree not to leave practices or games until all players have been picked up by a parent, guardian, authorized adult, or have made arrangements with another coach / league administrator.
5. Agree to teach the players proper sportsmanship;
6. Will refrain from seeking any advantage beyond that of superior skill, tactics and fitness;
7. Agree that official decisions made by the umpires will be accepted without rancor or anger, no matter how unfair they may seem;
8. Agree not to use verbal or body language which is intimidating toward the umpire, coach, player, parent, or administrative official during all practices and games (including but not limited to vulgar, improper, foul, demeaning, or abusive language). The NFSA Board of Directors will have the final say on actions or language deemed vulgar, improper, foul, demeaning, or abusive.
9. Will ensure players understand the Players Code of Conduct, and teach the players respect for themselves, the opponent, and the umpire.
10. Will ensure player’s parents understand the Parents Code of Conduct, and will address any of their improper behavior at games or practices with that parent(s) (including disrespecting the umpire, the “opposing” parents, coaches, or players). Coaches will inform the Traveling Director of any parents who continue to demonstrate unsportsmanlike behavior or behavior that is inconsistent with the Parent’s Code of Conduct.
11. Will support the umpire’s actions no matter how unfair they may seem. I will address any issues with the NFSA Traveling Director after the incident.
12. Agree not to use illegal drugs or alcohol during all practices and games;
13. Will encourage safe, competitive, fair play and will reward improvement and effort, regardless of skill, and regardless of the outcome of any game. I will further take steps to avoid “running up the score”.
14. It is mandatory that all players participate in the games and practices. I agree to target 50% of playing time for all of my players during games and practice. Exceptions to this requirement would be; player(s) missing practice without an excuse, disruptive in practices or games, injured before or during a game/practice, or who arrive late to games/practices. An excused absence includes but not limited to school related events, homework, activities, sick or injured, or others deemed reasonable and approved by NFSA.
15. Will only play those children listed on my official roster.
16. I will practice the rule of 3 as it relates to the presence of players. No Coach will be alone with a player one on one. There will always be a 2nd adult present when working individually with a player.
Sanctions for violating the Coach’s Codes of Conduct sections
1st offense: Letter of counseling explaining the Code of Conduct violation, and warning the coach not to violate the same Code of Conduct.
2nd offense: Memorandum of Expectation explaining the Code of Conduct violation, listing the coaching expectations for the remainder of the season, and noting further violations of the Coach’s Codes of Conduct may result in suspension, or separation as a coach in our league.
3rd or more offenses: Game suspension to separation from the league as a coach