Assistant Coach Mentoring Program
Are you a former hGsa player age 18 - 21? Do you want to become an hGsa Coach, but are too young and/or lack coaching experience? Are you no longer eligible to play, but want to stay involved? Now you can join the hGsa Assistant Coach Mentoring Program and make the transition from player to coach.
Our program is designed to help players break into the ranks of coaching. The goals of the mentoring program are threefold: First, we want to provide former players, without coaching experience, an opportunity to apprentice with an experienced team of coaches. Our second goal is to take advantage of the knowledge and skill hGsa participants developed as players and apply it to coaching and instructing future players. Lastly, by encouraging the integration of former players into the coaching ranks we hope to strengthen the heritage and enrich the quality of the hGsa program as a whole.
How it works:
Complete and submit a coaching application. Be sure to indicate on the application that you are applying as a ‘mentee’. The Assistant Coach Mentoring Program is available in all leagues except for the Majors.
After review and approval by the hGsa Board, you will be assigned to a team and contacted by your head coach pertaining to practice schedules, game schedules, and meetings, etc. As an Assistant Coach in Training you will have the ability to participate in all practices, games, meetings, clinics, etc. You will learn the rules of the game, how to set goals, conduct a practice, learn new drills, evaluate and motivate players, score games, create rosters and batting orders, etc.
An hGsa team t-shirt/jersey will be provided by the Board. Because of strict league rules regarding player assignments, Assistant Coaches in Training may not be permitted to designate a player for assignment to their team. Beyond the specifics mentioned here. All other rules and regulations governing coaches will apply.
Do you love the game of girls’ fast pitch softball? Do you want to have fun teaching young girls good sportsmanship and the love of the game? Do you want to stay involved in a great organization, and give back to the community? Then you should consider the hGsa Assistant Coach Mentoring Program. Apply today!