Vancouver Girls Softball Association


Physical: 800 NE 117th St., Vancouver, 98685
Mail: P.O. Box 65099
Vancouver, WA 98665

For rainout information call the VGSA Info Line: 360-699-0664 or get updates via Facebook by liking VGSA Fast Pitch

Next Board Meeting:

December 9th, 2019 at 7 PM at VGSA Fields

Every 2nd Monday of the month

Field Calendar that shows league days, high school games, team try out dates and tournaments.

Coaching Requirements
Posted Dec 19, 2014

We Love Our Coaches!! 

If you love girls softball as much as we do then please consider coaching a team. Every year we have several teams that would not be able to play without the generosity and committment of people like you.

Here are the initial requirements to coach an ASA team:

  1. Coach Registration - sign up through our website so we have your contact information: (link is on the Home page as well)
  2. Background check - For the National background check and the ACE testing please go to You will need to create a profile on this site so make sure you keep your log-in information. The 2016 fee is $9 or can be bundled with the ACE certification.
  3. ACE Certification - Once the background check is confirmed, then log back into your account on and take the ACE certificate test.  This takes about 45 minutes and includes watching instructional videos and answering simple questions. Cost is $25 for level 1 and $20 for Level 2.  Incudes the background check. (This is an annual requirement so take it early in the year. Not needed for fall ball)
  4. Concussion Certificate -  Free course. Please remember to fill in your name on the certificate that pops up and print it.  
  5. Cardiac Arrest Certificate complete the free course and print the certificate at the end of the course.
  6. Registering a team with ASA.  If you participate in VGSA spring league then the player fee includes the cost for the standard ASA cards (without photos). However, you will still need to set-up our team in the ASA system. Please follow the instructions on this document. You will need to first complete your background check before you will be allowed to set up your team.

After you recieved all these documents, please upload a copy to this Google Form or forward to your league coordinator so they can keep on file at VGSA.Your league coordinator will also be very helpful in helping you secure equipment, players and finding other teams that will mentor you as you begin this amazing journey of coaching girls fastpitch.


Additional Information

Field Prep Instructions


Cardiac Arrest Fact Sheet

Parents role in sports (free course)

NFHS Coaching Softball Course ($50 for series of 7 courses)