Saskatchewan Leading The Way With Safe Sport Campaign
Media Release February 24, 2020:
The Government of Saskatchewan and Sask Sport Inc., are launching the second phase of a joint marketing campaign to ensure a healthy, safe and respectful environment for all participants in amateur sport in the province.
“We are proud to partner with Sask Sport, recognized as a leader across Canada for their dispute resolution services and tools, on this important initiative,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky said. “Following a growing movement of what is no longer acceptable in sport, this campaign increases awareness of the valuable tools available to assist coaches, athletes and parents.” Learn More >
Media Release October 7, 2019:
“The Government of Saskatchewan and Sask Sport Inc., have teamed up to launch a joint marketing campaign to increase awareness on the tools and resources available to assist coaches, athletes and parents on bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination in sport.” Read More
In addition, the campaign supports Sask Sport and their members in the promotion of resources to ensure more coaches are trained in current safe sport best practices. Visit http://www.sasksport.sk.ca/safesport/for more information on the various sport resources, contacts and training
Coaches Association of Canada launched Coaches Kitchen
Check out the Recipe Videos for Sport Performance that provide coaches and parents with recipes that will support the dietary needs of their athletes. The recipe videos offer ideas on what to eat and drink before, during, and after training or competition in order to enhance performance.
Indigenous Coaches & Officials Program
The Indigenous Coaches and Officials Program assists with coach and official training plus provides development opportunities for Indigenous people in the province of Saskatchewan. Becoming a coach or an official is a rewarding experience and helps the younger generation grow, not only as athletes, but as our future leaders. More information can be found here. The Indigenous Coaches and Officials Program Participant Profile form can be found here
What Courses do you need to coach?
There are over 850 NCCP workshops available at every level of sport – from 3-hour online introductory workshops, to weekend workshops for intermediate coaches, to intensive yearly training programs for advanced coaches. To find out what NCCP training your sport requires, please click here
Are you a coach and curious about what kind of coach training you have? The NCCP Locker database stores all the coach training you have completed in one place. With an active email account, you are able to view your very own coaching transcript. To gain access, log into https://thelocker.coach.ca . If you have trouble logging in, or have any questions please contact the ACOP Coordinator for assistance.
Thanks to everyone who participated in our week long #thankscoach social media campaign for National Coaches Week in Canada! During the week we hosted a number of initiatives geared to helping coaches develop and grow their skills! In total we reached over 2445 people!
Winners for the draws are..
My coach is the best because:
Erin Kinder– Girls Softball, Davidson and Aaron Schweitzer– Hockey, Lumsden
Certified in Keeping Girls in Sport- Respect in Sport & CAAWS:
Melanie Chasmar, Multi-sport, Hanley
NCCP – Sport Nutrition:
Thera Nordal Multi-sport, Southey and Jolene Berkan, Multi-sport, Silton
Participants were offered up the chance to win back their NCCP Sport Nutrition workshops fees if they answered a few short questions. Here is just a sampling of the answers!
Advice for new coaches: “come prepared to be at every practice and game AND have fun – if you are hving fun the kids will too.”
I coach because: “I want to give my daughter a positive female role model, so that she knows girls can do it too!”
I LOVE: “seeing the kids improve from the start to the finish of the season, and see how they become part of not only the team but part of the sport family”
We continued to advertise for our free CAAWS/ Respect in Sport workshop for coaches who work with female athletes as well as our Fall Concussion Series that continues to generate uptake throughout the District! The week may be done, but remember to always celebrate coaches in your community and most importantly remember to say #thankscoach. Peruse our website for more programs and services of which the district can provide assistance.