Female Coach Mentorship Program

Softball Manitoba is excited to invest in female coaches across Manitoba. Our Female Coach Mentorship Program aims to harness the expertise of veteran Coaches to create development opportunities for up-and-coming coaches. Mentors and Mentees will range across all minor categories (U11-U19) and classifications (A, AA, AAA). Softball Manitoba will be accepting a maximum of nine (9) Mentor Coaches for the 2024 season (1 per Softball MB Region).


Program Details:

  • Softball Manitoba's Female Coach Mentorship Committee will choose Mentors based on applications submitted
  • Successful applicants will connect with their chosen Mentee and invite them to join team events for the duration of the Mentor's team season (minimum of 2 team events per month)
  • Regional Leads will check-in monthly to provide information, support and require updates/feedback from the Mentor and Mentee Coach
  • Mentees will be certified in Softball Canada’s Foundations of Coaching Softball modules Part 1 and 2 and Make Ethical Decisions Module and Online Evaluation (paid for by Softball MB)
  • Mentees must attend a minimum of 2 team events per month with the Mentor's team (practices, games, team bonding, etc.)
  • Mentees will receive a Softball Manitoba backpack, t-shirt, glove + Coaching resources
  • Mentors will receive a Softball Manitoba backpack, t-shirt, dozen balls, tee, bownet and Softball Manitoba Development Session (Canpitch, Tobacatch, Hitting, etc.) for their team 


  • Gain Coaching experience before fully committing to Coaching a team
  • Create relationships and learn from existing female Coaches in your community
  • Get a head start on the Softball Canada Coach Certification pathway
  • Leave the Female Coach Mentorship Program with the resources and experience needed to confidently begin Coaching

Role of the Mentor Coach:

  • Provide team schedule to Mentee, welcome them to a minimum of 2 team events per month
  • As the Mentee Coach gets comfortable, help increase their involvement such as helping them lead a drill at practice
  • Share knowledge and answer questions

Mentor Eligibility:

  • Anyone who self-identifies as female
  • Minimum age of 18
  • Must have coached for a minimum of three (3) years
  • Must be in good standing with Softball Manitoba
  • Must have a valid Respect in Sport Certificate (within the past 5 years)
  • Must have a valid Criminal Record Check (within the past 5 years)
  • Must be Community Softball - Trained for A/AA teams
  • Must be Competition Introduction - Certified for AAA teams 

Mentee Eligibility:

  • Open to past players but playing experience is not required
  • Open to people interested in Coaching any classification/age category
  • Must have a valid Respect in Sport Certificate (within the past 5 years)
  • Must have a valid Criminal Record Check if over 18 years old (within the past 5 years)


Wednesday, April 24, 2024 Mentor Application Form Opens Online
Friday, May 3, 2024 Application Deadline
Monday, May 6, 2024  Successful Mentors/Mentees Chosen 
Wednesday, May 8, 2024  Introduction Meeting via Zoom
Thursday, May 9, 2024 Program Begins
May 9 - July 28 Monthly Meetings with Regional Leads (3)
July 29 Program Ends
August, 2024 Program Review with Mentors and Mentees


MENTOR COACH APPLICATION - Registration closed

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