December 2019 Newsletter
Happy Holidays! The Coaches Association of Saskatchewan wishes you happiness this holiday season and throughout the coming year.

2020 will be special for us! Not only will it bring a New Year, but a new look for the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan. In January, we will be excited to share a new online presence and look with members, partners and the coaching community!

New Year, a new look for the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan!
Save the Date – NCCP Workshop Calendar
Register now for an NCCP workshop hosted by the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan for Winter 2020:  
NCCP Core Training
Canada Games Apprenticeship Programs Open
The Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program and the Aboriginal Apprentice Coach Program are now both accepting public interest forms for the 2021 Canada Summer Games in Niagara Region, Ontario, August 6-21, 2021. 

Each apprenticeship program selects two applicants from each province to participate. The public interest form closes January 10, 2020.
To submit an expression of interest visit:

Local Questions?

Contact: Garett Mathiason, Coaching and Officials Development Coordinator,
306-975-0865 or
Advanced Coaching Diploma
Registration Deadline:
December 31
Every athlete deserves an educated coach. The Advanced Coaching Diploma is the most extensive multisport training program offered by the NCCP in Canada.

The Advanced Coaching Diploma coaches are recognized as being among the most qualified coaches and leaders of Canadian athletes and sport programs competing provincially, nationally and internationally. This unique, multi-sport program is essential for Canadian coaches seeking the next step in their coaching careers. 

The registration deadline for the next cohort is December 31, 2019. If you are interested in learning more about the program, email
CAS Member Exclusive -
Free NCCP Sport Nutrition E-Learning Module
From now until December 31, CAS members can use a coupon code to take the NCCP Sport Nutrition eLearning Module for FREE .

The Sport Nutrition module provides coaches with education about basic sport nutrition principles. This 40-60-minute eLearning module will provide an understanding of how best to support athletes and their parents or caregivers to make effective nutrition choices. Coaches who are maintaining their NCCP trained or certified status will receive 5 Professional Development (PD) points upon completing this module.

To redeem the coupon code, log into the Locker with an NCCP number, click on the eLearning section and find the NCCP Sport Nutrition option. One coupon code can be used per Locker account and are available on a first come, first serve basis for the first 20 coaches who use the code until December 31 .
NCCP Sport Nutrition eLearning Module
Coupon code:

Mental Health and Wellness for Coaches
Mental health and wellness are key components for individual functioning and achieving success in sport. Coaches play a key role in shaping the athlete experience but also need to prioritize their own wellness. This workshop will focus on providing tools and strategies for coaches to use to enhance their own mental health and wellness.

Watch for registration information soon!
New Saskatchewan Coaching Academy
Congratulations to Rob Lang (wrestling), Kirk Brecht (fencing), Taryn Larson (lacrosse), Michael Auchstaetter (lacrosse) and Emily Auchstaetter (lacrosse) as the first to complete the Saskatchewan Coaching Academy.

Don’t miss your chance to register for the spring session.
The Saskatchewan Coaching Academy program offers coaches the opportunity to complete all NCCP Competition-Development multisport modules in two intensive 3-day blocks. This program is designed to support coaches in the completion of NCCP Multi-sport training in an engaging, interactive environment.  

Coaches completing the all 9 NCCP modules will earn the CAS-CSCS Performance Sport Coaching Certificate , recognizing their accomplishment as a NCCP Competition-Development Trained coach.

The CAS-CSCS Performance Sport Coaching Certificate includes 62 hours of in-class learning.

The following modules will be offered as part of the program:
Developing Athletic Abilities, Coaching and Leading Effectively, Performance Planning, Manage a Sport Program, Prevention and Recovery, Advanced Practice Planning, Managing Conflict, Psychology of Performance and Leading Drug Free Sport

Coaches must complete the following pre-requisites to be eligible for the Saskatchewan Coaches Academy program:

  • Certified Comp-Intro* or equivalent and minimum 3 years coaching experience
  • NCCP Make Ethical Decisions (online evaluation complete)
  • Respect in Sport
  • Application Form
*NSOs/Game Plan may endorse former NT athletes without Comp-Intro Certification

The Saskatchewan Coaching Academy program will be offered twice a year to accommodate summer and winter sports. The program runs Friday to Sunday. 


Block 1: April 17-19, 2020                                    
Block 2: May 15-17, 2020

Tuition for the Saskatchewan Coaches Academy is $500* and includes all 9 modules. Lunch will be provided each day for coaches. 
* Scholarships up to 50% of registration and travel costs are available through the CAS Coach Development Grant for CAS member coaches. 
Responsible Coaching Movement:
The Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM) is a multi-phase system-wide movement, coordinated by the Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, which has the potential to affect all sport organizations and coaches.

Resulting from extensive ongoing consultation with sport organizations and leaders in Canada, the RCM encourages the commitment and implementation of supportive policies to ensure the safety and protection of athletes and coaches, both on and off the field of play. 

The RCM calls on sport organizations to adopt policies and processes in three key areas of their coaching practices:

  • The Rule of Two;
  • Background screening; and
  • Respect and ethics training.

The Responsible Coaching Movement invites parents to follow the three steps to Responsible Coaching and encourages them to play a more active role in their child’s sport activities. The Responsible Coaching Movement empowers parents and provides them with tools to ask a coach if their organization has taken the RCM pledge and adopted its policies.
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