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/.
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. Thank you for completing the course
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.
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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 email@example.com.
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