Stamford Stars Girls Softball League

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Coaching Certification Requirements
by John Vomacka posted 1/1/2023


Stars Board Member

Rec/House Manager

Rec/House Assistant Coach

Stars Travel Coach

Stars Travel Assistant Coach

Babe Ruth National Verified Background Check Required Required Required Required Required
Babe Ruth Abuse Prevention Training Required Required Required Required Required
Babe Ruth Coaching Certification N/A Recommended Recommended Required Required
SafeSport Training Recommended Recommended Recommended Required Required
ACE Education/Coaching Certification N/A Recommended N/A Required Required
CDC Concussion Training Certification N/A Recommended  Recommended Recommended Recommended


Babe Ruth Background Check and Abuse Prevention Training

All Rec/House and Travel Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches are subject to an annual background check.  Stamford Stars will distribute the link to the Bae Ruth Safety site once created.


Babe Ruth Coaching Certification:

It is required that all Travel Coaches complete the Babe Ruth coaches certification.  This is reccommended for house coaches.

The Babe Ruth coaches certification requirements may be fulfilled at

Once you receive your completion certificate, please add it to your team binder.

SafeSport Training

All Travel Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches must complete SafeSport training through USA Softball.  SafeSport is a free, online training course designed to keep all athletes safe, supported, and strengthened through sport.  The U.S. Center for SafeSport helps members of the sports community recognize, reduce and respond to misconduct in sport.  

The SafeSport Training requirements may be fulfilled at

ACE Education Coaching Certification

All Rec/House Head Coaches are not required but are recommended, to take the ACE Coaching course.  The ACE Program is developed and designed to provide softball coaches of all levels - from beginning coaches to experienced veterans - an opportunity to be educated as a coach with a national softball organization.

The $25 fee includes a background check, so if you decide to become ACE certified, please do not also complete a separate background check.  All Travel Coaches are required to be ACE certified.

The ACE Education/Coaching Certification requirements may be fulfilled at - Account-Login.

CDC Concussion Training:

All Coaches and Assistant Coaches are not required but are recommended, to complete CDC Heads Up to Youth Sports Concussion Training.

The CDC Concussion Training requirements may be fulfilled at CDC HEADS UP to Youth Sports Online Training Link


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