Washington State Amateur Softball Association

JO Coaching Information
Posted Jun 18, 2016

ACE Education Program - As the National Governing Body of Softball, it is the ASA’s responsibility to ensure that our coaches achieve a certain level of understanding of what their duties are as coach of a youth softball team. The ACE Certification videos and the ACE Certification Manual are practical guides to the everyday situations you will encounter as a youth softball coach. After obtaining your ACE certification, you will be well prepared to coach a youth softball team.  To become an ACE Certified Coach, please visit RegisterASA.com.

Background Check - As the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, USA Softball has taken steps in an effort to protect the youth who particpate in our sport.

All coaches who wish to participate in the ACE Coaching Education program must consent and pass USA Softball’s background check in order to take the exam. Cost for the background check is included in the ACE exam fee.

Participants who process an independent background check, normally paid by credit card on RegisterUSASoftball.com, receive an ID card from USA Softball stating that they’ve passed the background check. Other participants may receive notice of background check clearance through the form of an ACE ID card or on their individual team registration card.

The cost for a background check ranges between $7.00 and $11.00 and depends on other services that can be bundled together such as ACE Exam or registration. Background checks are available through registerasa.com.

Educational Resources - ASA offers many resources for our coaches.