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SASKATCHEWAN COACHES CONFERENCE
May 2 & 3, 2014 - Sheraton Cavalier, Saskatoon

The Coaches Association of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2014 Saskatchewan Coaches Conference being held on May 2 & 3 at the Sheraton Cavalier in Saskatoon. To check out the conference program and to register click HERE.

We are excited to have Carla Nicholls, Lead of Olympic Development and Women in Coaching, Sharon Anne Firth, 4 time Olympian and Scott Perras, Biathlete and Olympian at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi as headliners for our conference. The conference will also feature leading edge topics delivered in 12 breakout sessions and 3 workshops.

The agenda for this multi-sport coaches conference is designed to benefit all levels of coaches from all sports.

Coaches who attend will earn valuable PD points towards their NCCP maintenance of certification.

Space is limited so register early!


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. >> Read More


NCCP Competition - Development 2014 Winter/Spring 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 Winter/Spring Schedule.

Registration is limited to the first 20 coaches so register early!


NCCP Professional
Development &
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.


NCCP Learning Facilitator Professional Development Forum

 

The Coaches Association of Saskatchewan (CAS) hosted its first ever NCCP Learning Facilitator (LF) Professional Development Forum at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Regina, October 4 & 5, 2013. Thank you to the over 35 NCCP LFs who participated. This proved to be an excellent opportunity for both multi-sport and sport-specific LFs to enhance their Learning Facilitator skills, catch up on the latest NCCP developments, network with fellow LFs, and receive professional development credits on their NCCP transcript.


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


2012 Saskatchewan Sport Award Recipients Team and Coach of the Year honoured at the 2013 Senior Bowl

The 2012 Saskatoon Hilltops and Head Coach Tom Sargeant were honoured by Sask Sport Inc. and Football Saskatchewan during half-time at the final 12 man game of the Senior Bowl, at Mosaic Stadium in Regina on Monday, May 20. Dave Pettigrew, Vice President, Saskatchewan Lotteries and Football Saskatchewan President, Kim Wudrick presented the 2012 Coach of the Year to Saskatoon Hilltops’ Head Coach Tom Sargeant and the 2012 Team of the Year Awards to representatives from the Saskatoon Hilltops, Dylan Kemp, Brett Pisio, Derrick Sorrenson, Adam Morrison and Zach Schmidt, along with their Trainer, Charlene Storey & Head Coach Tom Sargeant
>> Saskatchewan Sport Awards


Canada Basketball announces Lisa Thomaidis as Senior Women's National Team Head Coach

Canada Basketball is proud to announce the appointment of Lisa Thomaidis as the new head coach of the Senior Women’s National Team (SWNT).

Canada Basketball President and CEO, Wayne Parrish, believes strongly in the Dundas, Ontario native, given her wealth of knowledge and experience. “We are very excited to announce Lisa Thomaidis as our next Canadian Senior Women’s National Team head coach. Lisa has played an integral role in the development of our nation’s basketball players, both as a national team assistant coach for the past 11 years and as the current head coach of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). Having worked under the tutelage of successful former national team coaches Bev Smith and Allison McNeill, Lisa is ready to put her stamp on the program and continue its momentum.” >> Read More


Congratulations to the recipients of the
2012 Saskatchewan Sport Awards

Tom Sargeant
(Football)
Coach of the Year
Brendan Curson
(Canoe/Kayak)
Coach Dedication Male
Myra Kirk
(Baton Twirling)
Coach Dedication Female

>> Saskatchewan Sport Awards


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.


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