North Shore Girls Fastpitch Association


NSGFA Handbook

2017 Edition

The NSGFA Handbook includes policies, procedures, guidelines, and instructions, including rules of play for all divisions. Although directed to coaches and managers, it contains useful information for parents and players too.


Coach Musings

Thoughts and advice to coaches from NSGFA Head Coach Scott Channell based on his many successful years of coaching (and playing)  variety of competitive and recreational sports, including softball, baseball, basketball, and hockey (girls and boys).

Player Goal Setting

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

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

One page diagram with measurements for all divisions.

Scorekeeping Giude

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

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

Player Pledge Form

Team Summary Form (PDF)

Team Summary Form (Excel)

Team Funding

House Team Reimbursement Form

Rep Team Funding Request Form