Coaching Standards



Battlefords Youth Soccer requires all Head Coaches to complete the following at minimum:  Criminal Record & Vulnerable Sector Check, Respect In Sport, Register as a Coach at

Additional Training is available:  Making Ethical Decisions (MED), Making Headway in Soccer (MHW), Get your National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Number.

Coaching Clinics:  Active Start, FUNdamentals, Learn to Train & Soccer for Life.   


The Saskatchewan Soccer Coaching Standards have been established in an effort to improve the training and game environment for all players in Saskatchewan. The coaching standards are targeted to meet the specific age and stream requirements with a player-first priority and focus.

In addition to the SSA Soccer specific Coaching Standards, all Soccer Coaches in Saskatchewan are required to complete the following training. 

Respect in Sport

Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders is a required training program for all registered coaches and team personnel of provincial sport governing bodies in Saskatchewan. Respect in Sport (RiS) for Activity Leaders is a tool designed to assist leaders to identify and respond to abuse, neglect, harassment, and bullying.

Make Ethical Decisions (MED)

By successfully completing the NCCP Make Ethical Decisions training, coaches will be fully equipped to handle ethical situations with confidence and surety. MED is a requirement for the FUNdamentals coaching workshop through to the A Licence workshop.


Making Head Way in Soccer (MHW)

Concussions can occur while participating in any sport or recreation activity. Since the circumstances under which a concussion can be sustained are so varied, it's important for all coaches, parents/coaches/guardians, and athletes to be aware of the signs, symptoms, and what to do if a concussion occurs. The eLearning modules teach you how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion - and also how to respond.


Coaching Associations

Coaching Association of Canada & NCCP 

The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) educates and certifies coaches and celebrates their achievements at all levels of sport. Through its coaching education, research, and advocacy programs, the CAC promotes safety in sport, works to increase diversity and inclusion within Canada's coaching community, and strives to enhance the sport experiences of participants across the country.


National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) provides standardized, inclusive, and sport safety education to coaches and coach developers across 65 sports. Since 1974, more than 1.8 million coaches have engaged in NCCP training to develop their own coaching skills and to improve the performance of their participants at all levels of sport. NCCP Multi-sport Training Modules cover topics relevant to all sports (nutrition, for example) and help you become a more effective coach. They also provide training for coaches working towards Trained status within their NCCP coaching pathways.


The Coaching Association of Canada also manages The Locker, their online platform built specifically for coaches. Create a free account to engage in NCCP eLearning, register for events, access your NCCP coaching transcript, and more.

Coaches Association of Saskatchewan (CAS)

Coaches Association of Saskatchewan is the voice for coaching in Saskatchewan and a leader in coach development and recognition, providing quality programs and services to Saskatchewan coaches at all levels.

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