certification Process

Step #1: Complete the Background/Child Safety Course

Completing the Background Check and Child Safety Course is a prerequisite for the Coach Certification Course. You will not be allowed into the Certification process until your Background Check is completed and you have passed the Child Safety course. PaulyGirl Fastpitch will be notified by Protect Youth Sports when you have passed your Background Check. Additionally, once you have passed the Background Check you will receive an email from Verity/Protect Youth Sports directing you to the Child Safety Course. Once both the Background Check and the Child Safety Course are completed, you will be notified by PaulyGirl Fastpitch that you can purchase the Certification Course. 

Special Note: Completing the Intermediate Level Certification is a prerequisite to pursuing the Elite Certification Level.

Do not purchase the Certification Course until you are notified by PaulyGirl Fastpitch that you have passed the Background Check/Child Safety Course.

Register for and complete the background check here.

Step #2: Register/Pay Your Certification Fee

Once you’ve received your completed background check confirmation, you can pay the course Certification fee. PaulyGirl Fastpitch receives a confirmation when you have completed this purchase. At that time your profile will be moved into a special Coaching Certification group that automatically applies a 33% discount to any course you purchase within that Certification Level. This move into the special purchasing group may take up to 24 hours, so please be patient. 

Register and Pay following this link

Step #3: Follow the Prescribed Learning Pathway

Completing each course within the Certification Level is a requirement. You may purchase/take the courses in any order you desire, however they must all be completed to achieve the Coaching Certification designation.

Step #4: Pass All Quizzes/Tests

Each paid course has a quiz at the end of it. You are required to take each quiz and receive a passing score. The quizzes typically consist of 7-12 questions with multiple choice answers.

Step #5: Personal Interview

At the completion of your coursework and quizzing, you will do a personal interview with Rick and/or Sarah. The topics of this interview will center on your understanding of the content of the courses, your understanding of how to coach in a positive manner, and your dedication to the safety of the youth you coach.

Step #6: Sign the Code of Conduct/Ethics

This nationally recognized Code of Conduct/Ethics was created by the US Olympic Committee. PaulyGirl Fastpitch has adopted this code for all Certified Coaches to adhere to.

Sign the document found here

Step #7: Sign the Standards of Instruction Document

The “High Performance Pitching Coach Certification Program” is a result of the passion PaulyGirl Fastpitch has for the health and safety of our youth pitchers and in providing the opportunity to every aspiring pitcher to be all they can be. This standards document is a synopsis of the inefficiencies to avoid in your instruction and the efficiencies you should embrace in your instruction. 

Sign the Standards of Instruction document here.