Our certification process focuses on safety to ensure our athletes receive the best instruction possible and in order to align with the insurance we provide our members. It is mandatory that ALL coaches are certified prior to coaching independently. Coaches must be at least sixteen years of age to become certified.
Coach In Training
To qualify to be a coach in training (CIT) you must be at least 12 years old. All coaches in training must be accompanied at ALL times by an SCA certified coach. All coaches in training over the age of 16 are limited to 2 years under this program at which time they must become certified under the SCA coaching certification program.
All coaches in training must complete the following before assisting in any practices:
1. Intro to Coaching online exam
2. Concussion Course (one-time)
3. Respect in Sport Online course (one-time)
CITs will not be considered “SCA qualified” until documentation is provided proving all requirements have been met.
Intro to Coaching Online Exam
The “Intro to Coaching” includes a power-point presentation, which can be helpful through-out the safety exams. Registration for the SCA CIT Intro to Coaching exam is FREE .
Concussion awareness training is mandatory for all coaches certification.
Recommended – NCCP – Making Headway in Sport
This free concussion e-learning module will teach you how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion – and also how to respond. The SCA recommends coaches complete this training for their requirements, as it is also the course that Cheer Canada will also require in the future.
Respect in Sport
The Respect in Sport Activity Leader Program educates youth leaders, coaches, and officials to recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD). Sask Sport Inc., along with the support of the Saskatchewan Government, has launched this required program for Coaches in the province to help to provide a safer and more respectful sporting environment for all to participate. The online training program is being provided free of charge for all users.