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Coaches Corner

Concussion Training and Certification

HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion. Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate, making it easy to show your league or school you are ready for the season. What Will I Learn in This Training? This course will help you: Understand a concussion and the potential consequences of this injury, Recognize concussion signs and symptoms and how to respond, Learn about steps for returning to activity (play and school) after a concussion, and Focus on prevention and preparedness to help keep athletes safe season-to-season.

National Sports Clinic

Our National Softball Coaches Clinics feature some of the most knowledgeable, successful and passionate instructors in the world. We believe our pool of instructors is unrivaled. They are dedicated to helping our clinic participants become better coaches and enjoy the game. When you attend one of our clinics you will see firsthand the love and passion our instructors have for our sport!

Guide To Positive Coaching

We’ve partnered with the youth sports experts from Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) to create this Guide to provide resources, advice, tools and tips to help you – the youth sport coach – focus your athletes to achieve their best in practice, competition and in life. In the following pages, you’ll learn more about how to help athletes set goals for the season, how to foster Mastery Approach rather than a focus on winning and losing, how to fill your athlete's Emotional Tanks to keep them motivated to work harder, how to create a positive coach-parent relationship, and how to teach your athletes to Honor The Game and represent the best of sportsmanship.


Heat Index Policy

NUAGFP will cancel LEAGUE games in accordance with Southern Star policies when the heat index reaches 105º (for reference, the MN State High School League uses 115º as their threshold). The association will adjust TOURNAMENT schedules and game duration when heat index reaches these thresholds. The

National Weather Service reading at 3:00PM will be used for determining cancelations.