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Coaching Resources

Coach/Volunteer Resources & Requirements

Volunteers are the strength of a community program and the more qualified, caring parents we have the better. We are always in need of great coach volunteers. To volunteer for a coaching position or as a team/league volunteer, please register here.

All coaches and any volunteer who assists the team MUST COMPLETE complete a background check - our league will provide instructions following your registration. It is the head coach's responsibility to have all his assistants and team volunteers background checked. 


All youth sports coaches and umpires must complete annual concussion training. This is required by Oregon law that took effect January 1, 2014. 

  1. Please complete the CDC training at this website.  Completion must occur BEFORE ANY PRACTICES CAN COMMENCE (this includes assistant coaches).  
  2. Once complete, email a PDF of screen shot of the completed certificate to

Tips for new coaches

Every coach can learn new things, skills and approaches to the game of softball and the proper way to instruct young players. As in any sport there are fundamental elements that require properly executed skills to make the game safe, fun and to provide a growth experience. There are numerous guidelines and handouts created to help the newer coaches create practice plans, teach fundamental skills and prepare the girls for games.

Lake Oswego Girls Softball will provide resources to increase consistency in our fundamental approach to softball skills and to ensure each player gains skill and confidence at every practice and during every game.

Online Resources



Pitching Instruction

Pitching and catching skills are very important to the overall success of any softball team and having players skilled enough to throw and catch strikes appropriate to their age level is crucial to keeping the game fun. Many pitchers and catchers ultimately need the help of specialized coaching and instruction to gain those skills above and beyond those required to play infield or outfield. Where possible Lake Oswego Girls Softball will host pitching clinics to help the younger level players and where necessary find outside resources for those players advancing.



Thanks to our pitching coaches for supporting our league.  For info on private coaching, please contact us at

Amelia Safley began her softball playing career in Lake Oswego at age 10.  She pitched for Lakeridge High School and in competitive softball during the summers.  Amelia pitched at Linfield College from 1996-1999.  She has played co-ed softball in the summers since that time.  Amelia has loved coaching her daughter, and many other athletes in Lake Oswego softball for 5 years.  This included 3 years coaching at the Little League level and then co-coaching the first ever LO Little League All Stars 9-11 year olds in the summer of 2018.  She is currently coaching at the LO Renegades level for the 2nd full year, developing and working with the pitchers and assistant coaching the 2nd year 12U team.  Go LO!  

Kalin Rooney has been helping at clinics, camps and team practices in the Lake Oswego area since she was 14. She has coached over 200 youth pitchers in private batting and pitching lessons and continues to be a part of the youth organizations. She began her career with the Renegades and Lake Oswego organizations. She was a 4-year varsity High school pitcher at Lakeridge, earning honorable mention and 2nd team all-league awards as well as Scholar Athlete Recognition. Kalin advanced her softball career at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR and was a 4-year starting pitcher for the Pioneers. She pitched in over 100 games and ended her career with a 2.95 ERA and named Easton/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar Athlete. Today, Kalin continues to be active in the Lake Oswego community and provides private pitching and batting lessons to youth softball players.