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SHSAA Coach Education and Resources

SHSAA Coach Education

SHSAA Coach Education 2023-24

Click on the link to see what courses must be completed by SHSAA coaches.

Respect In Sport

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

When registering please be sure to select the Saskatchewan High School Athletics Association from 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.

SHSAA Concussion Protocol

The SHSAA developed a concussion protocol (updated 2020); for more on the SHSAA Concussion Protocol click here.

"Making Head Way" Concussion eLearning series can be accessed through "The Locker"


This course offers curriculum that reflects the uniqueness of Indigenous culture, values, and lifestyles. Originally designed for coaches of First Nation, Métis and Inuit heritage, the program has been expanded to include non-Indigenous coaches working within Indigenous communities and with Indigenous people.

The course is an 8 hour, in-person workshop.  Course availability can be found through the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan (CAS). Randi Keshane ( with the CAS is the contact for any inquiries.  The cost to take this course is $25.00 per participant.

All coaches and assistant coaches (both faculty and non-faculty) of school sport will be required to complete this course by September 1, 2027.

Coaching School Sport: Redefining Winning

This course has been developed through the cooperation of School Sport Canada and the Coaches Association of Canada.  The course is centered on educational athletics and the student athlete.  The course has no other equivalents or substitutes.

Although the course is a required course for all first time non-faculty coach applications, all SHSAA coaches are strongly encouraged to take the course to understand fully the philosophy of educational athletics and the importance of a student athlete centered approach to program delivery.

Please click here to see additional information.

For instructions on how to how to register in the Locker and complete the course please click here.

Safe Sport 101

This resource has been developed by Coach Ontario and covers topics such as: COVID, Create Positive Sport, Prevent Injuries & Support Optimal Health & Wellness, Foster Inclusion & Belonging, and Implement Safety Guidelines.

Professional Development Opportunities

This is a living document that will be added to on a regular basis.  If you know of any professional development opportunities (in-person or online) that you feel should be added to this document, please send the information to

NCCP Coach Training

Those coaches who are looking for multi-sport coaching courses 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.

Click here to access information on the National Coaching Certification Program.

NFHS Learning Center

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