Handbook & Forms

NSGFA handbook

The NSGFA Handbook contains various policies, procedures, guidelines, information, instructions, and rules of play for all divisions. Although intended as a resource for coaches and managers, it contains useful information for parents and players too.


Field lining diagram

One page PDF diagram with measurements for all divisions:

Scorekeeping guide 

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.


Coach musings (click to read)

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

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 (right click, save as)

Playdown intent form

Complete and submit to the NSGFA president or the District 4 coordinator if your team plans to compete for a spot in the annual Provincial Championships. Forms due May 15, 2023.


Medical & safety

Player medical form

Photo day


Ball toss

Individual player pledge form

Team summary form (PDF) or (Excel)

Concession duty

2024 concession schedule TBD

Concession Duty Information

Team funding

Reimbursement form

Criminal record checks

Coaches and managers must provide a current Criminal Records Check (CRC) with the vulnerable sector check. This process is completed online, and details on how to do this are included in the coach and manager registration form.