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Coaching Requirements

As a non-profit organization, the Andover Girls Softball League relies on parent volunteers to serve as head and assistant coaches at all levels. If you are interested in helping as a coach, please e-mail us and let us know which team you'd like to assist.

No experience? No problem! AGSL can offer training to coaches new to softball and unfamiliar with the rules as well as provide plans to run fun and instructive practices.

All coaches and AGSL personnel who interact with the players directly must complete several processes to be allowed to coach with AGSL.

1) Annual CORI review

Please contact your age group coordinator or the in-town coordinator to complete this process. You will need to complete the CORI Form along with a copy of the front of your driver’s license.

If you have been CORI’d by another group in town, you still need to be CORI’d by AGSL. 

If you completed a CORI form for AGSL last year, you will still need to complete one this year.

The completed form and driver’s license copy should be given to your age-group coordinator or the in-town coordinator or mail them to:

P.O. Box 344
Andover, MA 01810

2) USA Softball – Massachusetts Background Check and Training

Complete the registration process and pay any fees (you will be reimbursed)

Complete the background check and pay any fees (you will be reimbursed)

USA Softball Massachusetts:

Registration Link:

3) Safesport Certification

Please complete the Safesport requirements per the USA Softball Massachusetts site.

There is a Safesport tab at the bottom of their home page after you’ve logged in.

This is free. If you are asked to pay, please contact us and we will assist.

Note: if you’ve done this for another league, please make sure you have linked your account with USA Softball so they have the previous records

After you have completed the USA Softball Massachusetts registration and the Background Check, please send the In-Town Coordinator your USA Softball Membership # so we can record it on our master list. Please also let the In-Town Coordinator know when you have completed the SafeSport certification.

– Reminder the background check is only $13 so don’t pay more … don’t need to do ACE certification.

– After after done with SafeSport training log back into  and click on SafeSport tab at bottom of page.  Under the section “2022 Season Compliancy” you need to hit “Sync Account” button (or something like that).

4) Town of Andover COVID-19 Waiver

Click here to complete and DocuSign the Andover COVID Release Form for yourself. (A separate form must be completed for your player. When completing the form, enter “Andover Girls Softball League” on the first line, enter “Softball” on the second line, and then check Adult on the third line and then enter the applicable information in the remaining fields.)

5) Photo Release

If not completed in a prior year, click here to fill out Photo and Video Release Form – Adult. Completed forms can be e-mailed to