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Schoolcoach.ca is now offering activity specific on-line courses including a newly release course on Coaching Basketball Fundamentals.
The Fundamentals of Coaching is now a required component of the non-faculty E-14 approval process for any first time applications. The course provides a unique student-centered curriculum for interscholastic teacher/coaches, designed to assist them in creating a healthy and age-appropriate athletic experience that supports the educational mission of our schools. The curriculum provides coaches with key information related to topics such as: organization, administration, communication with parents/athletes/officials, nutrition, growth and development as it pertains to the Canadian Long-Term Athlete Development model (LTAD), conditioning... and more. Coaches can start and complete a course immediately after a course purchase is approved, and will have up to one year after purchase to complete it and to review and access all printable resources. SchoolCoach.ca website
The SHSAA developed a concussion protocol that was approved at the 2013 AGM. For more on the SHSAA Concussion Protocol click here.
Effective the 2013 -2014 school year all coaches and assistant coaches, (both faculty and non-faculty) at all levels of school sport (Bantam, Junior, and Senior) administered by the SHSAA and/or District Associations, will be required to complete the on-line training 'Respect In Sport' offered through Sask Sport.
This course will take approximately 3 hours to complete and may be completed in a series of sessions with the program remembering each time where the course was last accessed. Initial access to the course can be gained through http://www.sasksport.sk.ca/RiS/.
A complete set of instructions for registering and completing the course is accessed at http://www.sasksport.sk.ca/RiS/pdf/instructions.pdf
When registering please be sure to select the Saskatchewan High School Athletics Association form the list of Associations you are coaching with.
Equivalent courses that are recognized in replacement of 'Respect in Sport' include NCCP 'Empower+', Hockey Canada 'Speak Out' (those courses completed after 2005), and 'Respect in Schools'.
Upon completion of the course you will be provided with a registration number and an opportunity to print a certificate of completion. Thank you for completing the course
Those coaches who are looking for multi-sport coaching courses like Making Ethical Decisions, Practice Planning, Strength Training, Part A and Part B, etc. are encouraged to contact the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan (click here to access the CAS website). CAS also has information on NCCP sport specific offerings including certification levels and maintenance of NCCP certification. You may also contact the specific provincial sport governing body for further opportunities to enhance your knowledge and skills in coaching today's student athletes.
The National Federation of State High Schools Associations offers a number of on-line educational opportunities for those involved with coaching high schools athletics. The courses cover a variety of topics from sport specific modules to more generalized offerings including information on concussions, steroids, dealing with parents effectively, and sportsmanship. NFHS website