North Shore Girls Fastpitch Association


NSGFA Handbook

2017 Edition

The Coaches & Managers Handbook contains various NSGFA policies, procedures, guidelines, information, instructions, and rules of play for all divisions. Intended as a resource for coaches and managers, the NSGFA Handbook contains useful information for parents and players too.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list of answers to your frequently asked questions. Please check to confirm your inquiry has not already been addressed before contacting us.


Coach Musings (click to read)

Some thoughts and free advice to coaches from NSGFA Head Coach Scott Channell based on many successful years of competitive coaching numerous sports, including softball, baseball, basketball, and hockey (girls and boys), and as a multi-sport athlete.

Player Goal Setting (click to open)

Parents often impose their own opinion on what position their daughter should play. Why not ask the player (not her parent) what she wants? Here's a handy tool to fill out and discuss one-on-one with each player at the start of the season, and gain real insight into her goals and preferences.

Lineup Tool (click to open)

Use this to plan and track who is playing where and when each game. If you aren't tracking and tallying this over the season, parents of your players surely will be.

Also available in MS Excel.

Field Lining Diagram (click to open)

One page diagram with measurements for all divisions.

Score Keeping Guide (click to open)

A handy tutorial for keeping the official record of the game, including at-bats, plays, notations, etc. Covers all the basics plus some advanced tips.

Playdown Intent Form (click to open)

Complete and submit to your Division Coordinator or the District 4 Coordinator on Opening Day, if your team plans to compete for a spot in the annual Provincial Championships.

Team Managers

Ball Toss

Individual Pledge Form

Team Summary Form (PDF)

Team Summary Form (Excel)

Team Funding

House Team Reimbursement Form

Rep Team Funding Request Form