September 2019 Newsletter
It’s time to say “Thanks Coach” during
National Coaches week
Say “Thanks Coach” during National Coaches week September 21-29!

This week is a time to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada and an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying “Thanks Coach.”

Today more than 27,000 trained coaches work with 320,000 registered participants in Saskatchewan on 6,000 different local teams, clubs and leagues. Across Canada, more than 1.5 million Canadians have received coach training and one in seven Canadians will coach at some point in their lives.

Support the movement by using the hashtags #ThanksCoach or #CoachesWeek on social media.
List of Workshops during Coaches Week:

Sept 21: NCCP Planning a Practice - Regina
Sept 24: CAAWS Conflict Management - Regina
Sept 25: Female Leadership Workshop (Carmelina Moscato) - Saskatoon
Sept 26: Coach Education Workshop (Carmelina Moscato) - Saskatoon
Sept 26: NCCP Make Ethical Decisions - Saskatoon
Saskatchewan Female Sport Leaders PD Opportunity
Event: Bison Transport Sport LeadHERship Conference
Event Timing: October 4-5, 2019
Event Address: Lakeview Gimli Resort

Coaches Association of Saskatchewan (CAS) and Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan (CSCS) are supporting ten (10) female sport leaders (coaches, administrators, or students) to attend this incredible Leadership development opportunity in Gimli, Manitoba! 

Successful applicants will receive FREE registration, transportation and accommodation. 

Participants will leave from Regina on Friday, October 4th at 10:00 am and return the evening of Saturday, October 5th. 

Deadline to apply is September 20, 2019 at 4:30 pm.
Indigenous Coach Professional Development Opportuniy
The Indigenous Coaches and Officials Program, along with Sask Sport, is sending three coaches to attend the annual Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Conference in Richmond, B.C., November 7-9.

The conference is for Canadian coaches, researchers, sport executives, and administrators. It consists of three full days of learning, professional development, and networking with the top minds and leaders of the Canadian sport, business, and education communities.

Fill out the application form by September 22 at 11:59 p.m. CST.
Save the Date – NCCP Workshop Calendar
To say thank you to Saskatchewan coaches, all NCCP Workshops during September 21-29, will be available to Saskatchewan coaches at no cost, courtesy of CAS. All fees will be reimbursed to participants after the workshop.

Register now for an NCCP workshop hosted by the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan for Fall/Winter 2019:  

New Saskatchewan Coaching Academy
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 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 NCCP modules will be offered as part of the program:
  • NCCP Developing Athletic Abilities
  • NCCP Coaching and Leading Effectively
  • NCCP Performance Planning
  • NCCP Manage a Sport Program
  • NCCP Prevention and Recovery
  • NCCP Advanced Practice Planning
  • NCCP Managing Conflict
  • NCCP Psychology of Performance
  • NCCP 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-Into Certification

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


Fall 2019
Block 1: October 24 - 26                           
Block 2: November 21 - 23

Spring 2020
Block 1: April 16 - 18                                     
Block 2: May 14 - 16

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. 
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 and .
National Indigenous
Coaching Awards
Nominate Now
Nominations are now being accepted for the National Indigenous Coaching Awards presented by the Aboriginal Sport Circle in partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada.

The awards honour the accomplishments of a coach within a given program year (September 1 to August 31). Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible:
  • Applicants must be Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Metis)
  • Applicants must be active within the year of nomination (September 1, 2018 -August 31, 2019)
  • Applications must demonstrate sportsmanship, fair play and ethics in sport

Nomination deadline is September 13 at 11:59 pm EST. 
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