If you are interested in coaching with any of our leagues you must complete the following, all links to do so are listed below:
** Note: 8U is run under our Little League organization and 8U coaches must follow these steps including the background check.
HOWEVER - every other softball league (10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U) will perform background checks under the direction of Tri-County Softball. Please do not run your background check with us.
For the concussion Training:
The course should take about 40 minutes and there is a short quiz at the end. It is good for two years. Keep the certificate for future proof of completion or you will need to retake the course.
Please save a copy of your completed training certificate and submit it to the "2022 Concussion Proof of Certification".
After completing your concussion training you should save your certificate of completion and then complete this registration to submit proof of completing the training.
The requirement to be certified for concussion training is a MINNESOTA STATE LAW. We require this because we must, and agree that it is a good idea to have coaches understand concussions.
Please note that after completing the concussion training, a pdf certificate will be presented to you. You must make this certificate available to us by uploading it into the proof of concussion registration seen below on this page..
We recommend you first print this certificate at the completion of the training, then save it so you can upload it in the registration. NHFS has historically also emailed you a copy of your proof of completion.
Concussion Certification Required for ALL Coaches & Officials
The Minnesota Legislature passed a "Concussion Law" which requires any municipality, business, school district or nonprofit organization that organizes a youth athletic activity and charges a fee to follow the statute's requirements, including implementing concussion training and education to improve player safety and establish safe return-to-play policies for athletes who sustain a concussion.
The law mandates that:
The Concussion Education we recommend for coaches and officials is the online video training session developed by National Federation of High Schools with the Center for Disease Control (CDC). This course requires registration but is free. The training process involves watching a video and then successfully completing a quiz. The entire training module can be completed in a little over a half an hour and then participants will be emailed a certificate of completion and can be accessed on demand online.