Doug Hillis elected
The Coaches Association of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce that Doug Hillis was elected to take over the Chair of the Association from long time chair and CAS volunteer Garry Armstrong. Hillis is a professor in Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan and an experience coach, NCCP Learning Facilitator & recently appointed a multi-sport Master Learning Facilitator for Saskatchewan. Also elected new to the CAS board are: Steve Burrows , Regina as University Coach rep. Steve is the current head coach of the U of R Cougars men's basketball team. Tina Chernoff from Pense as the Advanced Coaching Diploma rep., Tina is a Level III certified Synchronized Swim coach. Andrea Wolf from Wapella as a member at large, Andrea is a Softball coach and will be coaching Team Sask at the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games. Thank you to Jason Grieve, Saskatoon, Karen Fahlman, Regina and Garry Armstrong, Saskatoon who are finished on the CAS Board for their many contributions.
Garry Armstrong retires after many years on the CAS Board
The CAS AGM on June 17th was the final opportunity for Chairperson Garry Armstrong to lead the Association. After over 15 years of being on the CAS board and the last 7 years as Chairperson Armstrong decided not to re-run. Garry was one of the key leaders back in the early 90's that formed the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan and helped shape it in to what it is today. Garry will still remain an active NCCP Learning Facilitator for the Competition Introduction modules and the Fundamental Movement Skills workshop. On behalf of the staff, Board or Directors and all the coaches in the province THANK YOU to Garry for your commitment and dedication to coaching and coach education in the province! Your leadership and dedication will be missed but not forgotten.
SHSAA Coaches Symposium
The Coaches Association of Saskatchewan is once again pleased to partner with the Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association (SHSAA) on their fall 2014 Coaches Symposium being held at Evan Hardy Collegiate in Saskatoon on August 18 & 19. Click HERE to view the conference agenda and to register. Community/club coaches are welcome to attend.
NCCP Competition - Development 2014 Fall Schedule Released
The Coaches Association of Saskatchewan is offering the new NCCP Competition - Development multi-sport modules (replaces Level 3 Theory).
Click HERE for the new NCCP Competition - Development 2014 Fall Schedule.
Registration is limited to the first 20 coaches so register early!
NCCP Core Training for Learning Facilitators
The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) has released the ideal pathway for all NCCP Learning Facilitators (LFs) to follow. This includes Core LF Training, Workshop Specific Training, Co-Facilitation and Evaluation. LF Core Training workshops are designed to provide LFs with the basic skills they will need to facilitate NCCP workshops in all contexts. The Coaches Association of Saskatchewan will be offering these workshops starting this spring. Sports are encouraged to send LFs if they haven't received this training already.
For more information on the upcoming Core LF Training workshops, please click HERE.
Saskatchewan Sport Awards - Coaching Winners Announced
On behalf of the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan congratulations to Shane Bradley - Wrestling (Coach of the Year), Roger Anholt - Baseball (Male Coach Dedication) and Brenda Lyons - Synchro Swim (Female Coach Dedication) for the much deserved recognition. Your time, talent and commitment has made a positive impact on your sport and the many athletes that you have coached.
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Maintenance of Certification
The requirement to maintain "Certified" status through the accumulation of Professional Development (PD) points will officially start for all sports on January 1, 2014. Maintenance of certification, through proof of ongoing learning (PD) and active coaching, is viewed as essential to athlete performance and the integrity of the NCCP.
The Coaches Association of Saskatchewan and its partners recognize the value of having certified NCCP coaches that are engaged in PD programs which reinforce the values of lifelong learning and sharing amongst the coaching community.
To view the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), what your sport requires for PD, and to get further information click HERE.
MAKING HEAD WAY IN SPORT – a new Concussion eLearning module
Designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of your athletes, this multi-sport module will cover: what to do to prevent concussions, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, what to do when you suspect an athlete has a concussion, and how to ensure athletes return to play safely.
You should expect to spend 60-90 minutes completing this module, and will receive credit for completion on your coaching transcript in the Locker.
>> Concussion eLearning module
Coaching Masters Athletes resource launched by CAC
Masters sport is booming, and older athletes are seeking coaching guidance as they strive to learn new skills, improve their performance, or compete successfully.
Coaching Masters Athletes, a new NCCP resource now available for coaches, offers an exciting opportunity for all coaches to have a positive impact on the lives of adults who want to lead a healthy and active lifestyle, and on society by encouraging more adults to be active. Download the resource HERE.
Sask Sport Inc. announces the Respect in Sport (RiS) On-line program for Coaches
Sask Sport Inc.; the Saskatchewan Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport and Respect Group Inc. are pleased to announce the implementation of Respect in Sport (RiS) for Coaches, Canada’s first on-line training program for coaches to help create a safer and harassment-free environment for youth and adults participating in sport.
>> Media Release
NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills
The NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) workshop is designed to teach leaders of youth how to analyze and improve a child’s movement pattern along a development continuum. The workshop has been tailored for delivery in three distinct settings:
- Coach Professional Development – a 3-hour PD workshop for coaches
- Community Leader – a 8-hour workshop for leaders of youth in physical activity
- High School Leadership – for senior students facilitated by a PE teacher in a PE class setting.
If you are interested in hosting a FMS workshop contact the CAS office for further details. Click HERE for more information.
Concussions & Safe Return to Play
Coaches must be educated regarding the detection of concussion, its clinical features, assessment techniques and principles of safe return to play. Concussions have the potential for serious and long-lasting symptoms. Click on the links below to access online resources that can increase your knowledge of concussion symptoms and assist you to have increased confidence in making decisions about concussion management.
ThinkFirst Concussion Education Online
Concussions 101, a Primer for Kids and Parents
ThinkFirst Smart Hockey Video
ACTive – Athletic Concussion Training for Coaches
Also, check out this Facts about Concussion & Brain Injury article published by the US Department of Health and Human Services.