April 2019 Newsletter
The Coaches Association of Saskatchewan has taken the pledge to join the Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM). 

The RCM is a multi-phase system-wide movement, coordinated by the Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport that has the potential to affect all sport organizations and coaches. The RCM is a call to action for organizations to implement realistic change based on their individual state of readiness.

The RCM is the result of extensive ongoing consultation with the Canadian Sport Community. These consultations will guide the different phases of the RCM that will address the role coaches play with issues relating to the health and safety of athletes, both on and off the field of play.
Coaching Networking Opportunities
Watch for more information
Coaches Association of Saskatchewan is partnering with Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan and Women in Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation to offer new initiatives for Saskatchewan coaches! We are looking to increase opportunities for collaboration, peer-to-peer learning and navigating common coaching challenges. 

We want to help you learn from one another and develop an even stronger coaching community in our province. We are bringing you two new ways to learn and work together in 2019 and 2020.
Jacked Up: coffee and coaching conversations will be an opportunity to come together for a 30 minute presentation, on topics that pertain specifically to high performance coaches in our province, followed by 30 minute discussion. These sessions will focus on the topics we have heard from you about. Please watch for registration information, coming soon!

* Please note this is for HPCC grant coaches, ACD graduates and current applicants as well as those coaches placing athletes onto National teams.
Round Table Coffee: Women in Coaching Conversations this is an opportunity to meet and share with fellow female coaches in our province. Just as we want young women to stay in sport we also want to help our coaches feel supported and empowered in their positions. These 60 minute sessions will focus on the topics that you have been encountering and asking about. Come out, meet your fellow women in coaching and let’s build our community! The first session is set for June, watch for registration information coming out soon!
As an added bonus you will receive 1 PD point for each hour you participate in.
Grant Opportunities for Coaches
The Coaches Association of Saskatchewan (CAS) offers a Coach Development Grant to support CAS member coaches to attend customized professional development and advanced education opportunities that will enhance their skills and abilities. 
High Performance Coach Development Grant
Next Deadline June 1
The High Performance Coach Development Grant is funded by the Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan and administered through a partnership with the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan. 

The purpose of this grant is to support Saskatchewan coaches who work with high performance athletes and are committed to upgrading their coaching skills & abilities through education, training, and certification. This grant allows the coach to participate in coaching workshops or conferences, attend major competitions as a coach, mentor with a Master Coach, upgrade their NCCP certification (including the Advanced Coach Diploma), or consult with a recognized sport expert. This grant may also be used in combination with support from other cost-sharing partners to help coaches broaden the scope of their learning options.
2018 Saskatchewan Sport Awards
Congratulations to the 2018 recipients of the Saskatchewan Sport Awards. 

Coaching Dedication Awards
Andrea Wolf, Softball
Kaspar Wirz, Para Nordic Skiing
Udo Baecker, Soccer

Coach of the Year
Tom Sargeant, Football 
NCCP Workshop Updates

Making Ethical Decisions
& Nutrition
The updated National Coaching Certification Program’s Make Ethical Decisions workshop leaves coaches with no doubt as to what to do when the going gets tough. After completing the training, coaches will be fully equipped to handle ethical situations with confidence and surety.
The in-person NCCP Nutrition Course has been updated and adapted into an eLearning module. This module will provide coaches with an engaging and accessible means of understanding the basics of sport nutrition. 

Need a Comp-Intro or Comp-Dev Workshop this summer?
Contact coach@sasksport.sk.ca for more information.
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