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Northern Virginia Girls Softball Association

In the Spirit of Sportsmanship

Coach Checklist

□ Submit the coach registration form.

□ Complete concussion training, submit certificate to commissioner. Concussion training takes about 30 minutes.  You have to create an account, take a pre-test, watch videos, take a post-test and everyone gets a certificate.

□ Ensure you, and assistant coach or a parent has completed the Fairfax County Volunteer Field Director program. NVGSA stores all forms you may need under Field Info.

□ Read Rules Preamble, age-specific Rules and Interleague Rules. These are stored under Rules.

□ Read and distribute Codes of Conduct to players and team parents. Everyone in NVGSA has a role in promoting the spirit of sportsmanship in all we do.

Inclement Weather Policy

In the case of inclement weather...

It is the home team coach's responsibility to call the game due to weather.  During the game both coaches and the umpire consult.  The umpire can make a unilateral call to stop play. 

This should be done at least 2 hours prior to game time, when possible (to avoid umpire fees)

  1. Check the County hotline for non-school fields. To check the hotline, click here or call 703-324-5264. Neither the website nor the phone number are updated on the weekends.
  2. You may have to physically check the fields at a given school or school-owned site unless it is obvious that play is not possible. Every field drains differently, and it may be possible to play even with light rain.  The primary consideration should be player safety, in particular the potential for slipping on a base/home plate or in the outfield grass.  Consideration should also be given to minimizing damage to the field.
  3. 10U games - Notify the 10U umpire scheduler (email on our Contacts page) to cancel the 10U teen umpire for your game.
  4. 12U & 18U games - Notify the NVGSA umpire scheduler, Chris Richardson or his alternate Steve Vlcan, so that the umpires may be cancelled. DO NOT call umpires directly unless asked to do so by the scheduler or his alternate.
  5. Notify the opposing team's coach.
  6. Notify your team.
  7. Work with the opposing coach and the NVGSA scheduler, Chris Richardson, to reschedule your game.

Please try to quickly reschedule your rain-out.  As weekends fill up, consider using one of your practice nights.

Contact Us

Northern Virginia Girls Softball Association

NVGSA Softball, P.O. Box 523432
Springfield, Virginia 22152

Email: [email protected]

Northern Virginia Girls Softball Association

NVGSA Softball, P.O. Box 523432
Springfield, Virginia 22152

Email: [email protected]
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