2022 Coaches Info from NESA

U9 & up Coaches,

Thank you on behalf of NESA for stepping up and coaching this year.  We could not play ball this season without you!

  1. Staff Registration in RAMP - this page has been updated on our website with instructions on how to register.  Please register your 5 staff members ASAP. Each team should consist of the following:
    1. Head Coach
    2. Assistant Coach 
    3. Assistant Coach 
    4. Assistant Coach 
    5. Manager 
      1. NESA requires that one Staff member MUST be female. 
      2. NESA requires that the Head coaches and Assistant Coaches to have a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening.  This check will be good for (2) seasons.  Therefore, if you got one last year please just upload it to RAMP at time of registering yourself as a coach.  (Instructions to follow on separate email) 
      3. NOTE: ALL COACHES AND MANAGERS MUST HAVE THEIR RESPECT IN SPORT CERTIFICATION WITHIN THE LAST 5 YEARS IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER WITH SOFTBALL MANITOBA.  ONLY REGISTERED COACHING STAFF ARE ALLOWED ON A TEAM’S BENCH.  (please go to the following website to fully understand coaching requirements - https://www.softball.mb.ca/content/nccp-coaching-requirements and NESA website) Please contact Niki Nazarewich @  secretary@northeastsoftball.ca with any questions or concerns.
      4. If your team is going to be attending provincials, one coach on your team must have the following credentials: NESA WILL COVER ALL COST OF COURSES AND CHECKS - please provide receipt to Julie van Leeuwen at treasurer@northeastsoftball.ca and she will ensure reimbursement is completed. 
        1. Multi-Sport Module: Making Ethical Decisions (2 hour online course) 
        2. Foundations of Coaching Softball: Part 1 (must be complete prior to NCCP Community Softball Clinic) (2.5 hour online course)
        3. Ongoing Participaction Community Softball: Trained (NCCP Certified - A Ball) (May 1st - In Person at Sport for Life 8 hours) 
        4. Plus, the standard Respect in Sport and CRC/VSS check 
  2. Safety manager is not required for the 2022 ball season.  
  3. Team formation will be completed on April 11th.  Amanda Martens will be in contact with each head coach to determine time and method of communication. 
  4. Equipment will be managed this year by Roland Jolicoeur.  Contact him for pickup rjolicoeur@master.ca
  5. Uniforms - this year all teams will be provided with “North East Storm” jerseys.  Our colors are Navy, Orange and White.  A $75 deposit check is required for each jersey.  The check will only be cashed if the jersey is not returned.  Coaches must deliver checks to Julie van Leuwen by April 30th.  
  6. Socks will be available on the NESA store and can be ordered up till April 16th.  Coaches will be asked to determine which socks you will want your team to have and to communicate this with your team as soon as you receive your final team roster.  Tight deadline on this is mandatory so that we can ensure socks are available for beginning of game play. 
  7. Practice Diamonds - Visit the Google sheet to view/how to request available dates and times.
    1. Permits are effective starting May 1, until then, diamond availability is on a first come, first serve basis.
    2. If your home diamond is East St Paul, please contact Julie van Leeuwen @ treasurer@northeastsoftball.ca for booking requirements.
    3. Gateway diamonds can be booked directly through Sherri at Gateway Community Centre.
  8. Schedule - will be released via RAMP team app (like TeamSnap) NESA will release this once teams are formed.  
  9. There will be a “Head Coach” group set up on WhatsApp.  Please ensure that you have the WhatsApp app on your phone to be included. This will allow for quick access to NESA and faster responses to all. 
  10. Reporting scores - Winning teams report scores.  
  11. To report cancelled games, contact our UIC Tony Kuleza by text or email: 204-793-3309 tkuleza@gmail.com
  12. To contact Mike Ryan for pitching or coaching questions text or email: 204-227-3086 mjryan@mymts.net

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