ACE Certification and Background Checks REQUIRED For J.O.
Effective January 1, 2010, every coach of teams playing in Championship play
MUST be ACE Certified with a background check. The background check will
automatically be included with the ACE Certification. Also, per ASA National
Office, ANY and EVERY ADULT in the dugout MUST have a background check. This
includes scorekeepers, trainers, etc. The background check must be done through
Georgia ASA and all adults in the dugout MUST wear the ID Card verifying the
background check was conducted. Everyone who takes the ACE Certification
Training will receive the required ID Card. The cost of the background check not
associated with ACE is not yet known. This information will be posted as soon as
it is finalized.
Any questions, please contact
(Georgia ASA Commissioner),
Katie Kay (Georgia Junior Olympic Commissioner) or
(Georgia Junior Olympic Commissioner)
Time to Register for 2012 Season ... New
Softball season is here. Time to get your players and teams
registered for the 2012 season. Do so by going to
RegisterASA.COM Web site. This
Web is not run by Georgia ASA, but all Georgia teams are expected to
register their teams through RegisterASA.com. If you'd step-by-step
how to register a TEAM, GO HERE. If
you need further instructions on
how to register a LEAGUE, GO HERE.
NEW FOR 2012!!!...Teams MUST be registered TWO
WEEKS prior to the first qualifier the team is registered to
participate ... this INCLUDES having
ACE/Background Checks completed.
Additional players added to the ASA redlined rosters MUST be
registered and added FIVE (5) DAYS prior to a team's first game in a
qualifier. The last day to add a player to the ASA Roster is Friday,
June 29, 2012. The 2012 deadline dates for each qualifier is as
ASA Qualifier Date
Team Registered By...
ACE/Background Check By...
Additional Player Registration By...
ACE Available Online
Coaches can watch the ACE Coaching Certification
instructional videos and complete their certification tests at
The ACE (Achieve, Certify, Educate) Coaching Certification Program is a
certification program, developed and designed to provide softball coaches of
all levels – from beginning coaches to experienced veterans – an opportunity
to certify as a coach with the ASA.
As the National Governing Body of Softball, it is the ASA’s responsibility
to ensure that 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 coaches will encounter as youth softball coaches. After obtaining
the ACE certification, coaches will be well prepared to coach a youth
The ACE Coaching Certification Program consists of four levels of
certification. Coaches will begin with the ACE Level 1 certification. For
$25.00, in Level 1 coaches will learn the fundamentals of managing a team.
Once a coach has become certified at Level 1 he or she may then move on to
Level 2. In this level, coaches will be introduced to the fundamentals of
playing the game and will gain valuable instruction tips for players in all
positions from USA National Team Head Coach Mike Candrea, all for $20.00. As
a Level 2 certified coach, the coach can then work toward ACE Level 3
certification. In this level the coach will continue to gain valuable
knowledge of the game from Coach Candrea and other USA National Team
Coaches, again for only $20.00. Finally, any coach who has completed ACE
Level 3 Certification is eligible to move on to the Continuing Education
level of the ACE program. In this level coaches will be tested on their
knowledge of ASA Playing Rules and Regulations. ACE Continuing Education
costs $20.00. The Continuing Education tests will be updated every year to
reflect changes made to the ASA’s Playing Rules and Regulations.
Another feature that the new ACE Online Program will include is the ability
for coaches to review the content of the certification videos at any time
after they have completed the certification tests. Also, coaches will also
be able to view and print their ACE Coaching Certificate and Insurance Forms
at any time after completing their certification test. Along with these
features, coaches will be privileged to previous ACE benefits which include
liability insurance coverage when coaching an ASA registered team,
personalized membership card as an ASA/USA Softball ACE Coach, and take-home
copy of ACE Coaching Certification manual.
For more information, contact
Katie Kay or Kim Townsend.