Saturday, December 11, 2021
On behalf of the Saskatchewan Athletics Board of Directors and Staff, we would like everyone to welcome Jamie Epp and Jared Welsh to the team of Saskatchewan Athletics.
Jamie will be our High Performance Coach and Jared will be our Program Coordinator. Both of them will start in the office on Monday Oct 4. So please give them a call to congratulate them and if you would like to chat about programming in your area.
On September 19, 2021, the Saskatchewan Athletics Board of Directors passed a motion making it mandatory for all eligible members of Saskatchewan Athletics to be fully vaccinated (2 doses) in order to participate in track and field, cross country & road races.
Eligible members will be required to be fully vaccinated (2 doses) in order to take out a Saskatchewan Athletics membership. In order to participate in any sanctioned Saskatchewan Athletics event (athletes, coaches, officials, recreational runners, instructors and volunteers) proof of being fully vaccinated will be required.
First vaccine needs to be administered no later than November 1, 2021 and second no later than December 1, 2021. Club members must submit proof of vaccination to their club manager. Unattached members must submit proof of vaccination to the Saskatchewan Athletics office.
Please note: The vaccine mandate is for individuals aged 12 & older. When the vaccine comes available for individuals under the age of 12, Saskatchewan Athletics will give plenty of time for these individuals to get vaccinated.
Saskatchewan Athletics will not be accepting any exemptions under the membership category.
For those who are going to visit the Saskatchewan Athletics office in the Saskatoon Field House or going to visit a city leisure facility, you MUST ABIDE by the following GUIDE.
Athletics Canada announced that everyone over the age of 12 who is attending or participating in Athletics Canada events or activities must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.
This new mandate applies to all athletes, coaches, fans, volunteers, media and event staff and contractors on site for an Athletics Canada event or activity. The new vaccination policy takes immediate effect and applies to sport events and in-person meetings alike, to ensure a safe environment for everyone.
For more information and to view the full announcement, click HERE.
Riversdale Athletics Club is currently seeking Event Coaches in all track and field disciplines.
Under the guidance of the Lead Event Coaches and the Head Coach, Event Coaches will assist as directed to support phases of the program to include, but not limited to practice and competition support, skill instruction, and any other related duties as assigned by the Head Coach.
The process of restarting sport activities presents significant challenges for coaches and participants. After an extended period of restricted training and competition, participants may experience a variety of physical and psychological effects that will influence their return to sport participation.
Coaches play an important role in providing a supportive environment for participants during this transition period. This eLearning module provides guidance and resources to help coaches create a safe and adaptable return-to-sport plan.
After completing Leading a Return to Sport Participation, coaches will be better prepared to:
- Identify the physical and psychosocial effects participants may be experiencing
- Understand the role of a coach in facilitating the return to sport participation
- Design a plan to return to sport participation during COVID-19
- Lead and communicate with empathy
How to Register - This free eLearning module takes approximately 45 – 60 minutes to complete and is available HERE. Coaches who are maintaining their NCCP Certification will earn one NCCP PD point upon completion of this module.
For an NCCP overview (at a glance) for Saskatchewan Athletics coaches, please click HERE.