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Welcome to NBGSA 

Our objective is to implant firmly in the youth of the community the ideals of Good Sportsmanship, Honesty, Loyalty, Courage, and Respect, so that they may be happy, strong and well-adjusted youth and will grow to be good, decent, healthy, trustworthy adults.
10U - 12U Inferno Spring Tournament
by posted 03/10/2014
 

 


1ST ANNUAL NBGSA INFERNO
10U – 12U FASTPITCH SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
 
Due to a schedule conflict our tournament dates have been changed
new dates are: May 3rd - May 4th
 
FIREMAN’S PARK NILES, MI

COST: $275 ($250 if payment is received by 4/18/2014)

4 Games Guaranteed

Any questions please contact:


Tim McIntyre – Cell (574)532-8086 or email at


Register your team here
 

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Michigan concussion law
by posted 03/03/2014
 

Beginning June 30, 2013, Michigan lawmakers passed a law stating that all adults associated with youth programs and all participants under the age of 18, must review a Concussion Training program. 

Please click here for the Coaches fact sheets. 

Please click here for the Parents fact sheet.

Adults: 

All adults associated with youth programs must complete a training program that has been approved by Michigan Law. The two web sites are listed below:

http://nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?courseID=38000   (Preferred Choice by MASA)

http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/Training/index.html

Either of these sites will take you about 30 minutes to complete and there is no cost. Once you have completed the course, you will be able to print a certificate. Please send MASA a copy of the certificate. At this time, you only have to be certified once.

If you have a certificate from either of the above listed web sites, this will satisfy the requirement. Your certificate must be on file with MASA.

These requirements need to be completed before a team can be approved.


Players:

All players must review the concussion requirements, then print and sign their name. This requirement also needs to be completed before a team can be approved. This requirement is valid till a player reaches his/her 18th birthday. 

Concussion Form:

This Concussion Form, which is now a fill in form, must be completed by all adults and players, and then submitted to the MASA state office by the head coach. The fillable columns are Student Athletic Name and Parent or Guardian Name only!

We would ask the head coach to submit all of the above items 'at the same time'. Please do not send separately.

Please click here for the Concussion Form.


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Volunteer background checks
by posted 03/03/2014
 

ASA affiliated leagues are required to conduct background checks on all adult volunteers/employees.  This includes all Board Members, grounds crew, umpires, managers, coaches, team mom/dad and concession stand employees and any other adults that have repetitive access to or contact with the players or teams.

NBGSA is required to conduct the background checks thru M.A.S.A., Michigan Amuteur Softball Association, thru one of two ways.  

1. Sign up and take the ACE certification at https://www.registerasa.com, you will be asked to enter your personal info as well as a drivers license, once you have been cleared (can take 24 hours or more to clear) then you can take the ACE test, which is required by all Managers, and highly recommended for all coaches.   the ACE certification gives you access to teaching materials and a insurance policy. Cost for this is $25 for first year, $20 for each year after that

2.   Print out and fill out the background check form at the following link and turn the completed form in to the NBGSA board along with a copy of your drivers license and a $15 fee to cover the background processing. http://www.masasoftball.org/jop/Background_Check_Form.pdf

All coaches and managers will be required to provide proof of ACE or a clear background check if asked. Managers must have a ACE certification completed prior to Draft Day. All coaches must have background checks or ACE completed immediately after Draft Day.


ACE COACHING CERTIFICATION

The ACE Coaching Certification program is provided to any coach through RegisterASA.com. Coaches normally log in to take the certification exam using a username and password (if a profile already exists from a previous certification or from a registration). After purchase, a clear ASA background check is required before access to the certification program is allowed.

Coaching instructions are provided in short video clips categorized by topic which are then followed by an on-screen question and answer section. The certification will be complete once all questions are answered correctly.

NOTE: All missed questions are presented at the end of the exam to allow the coach to review the question again and answer correctly.

Each coach who successfully completes the ACE certification receives an ID card, with background check clearance noted on the card. Level 1 coaches also receive an ACE manual in CD-Rom format. All ACE certifications expire on December 31 each year.

It is necessary for each coach to recertify each year in order to maintain an active certification for the current season.


 
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