Saskatchewan Athletics has released the selection criteria for Team Saskatchewan for the 2022 Canada Summer Games. The selection trials will be held in Saskatoon June 10-12, 2022. The athletics competition at the Canada Summer Games will be held August 16-20, 2022.
In place of the 2022 Sanderson Classic and 2022 Knights of Columbus Indoor Games that were recently cancelled, PR Athletics will be hosting two twilight meets at the Saskatoon Field House. The first meet will be held on Friday January 14th and the second meet will be held on Friday January 28th. Visit the event page on the PR Athletics website for more details.
We have just learned the unfortunate news that the 2022 Knights of Columbus Indoor Games has been cancelled. Visit the Knights of Columbus Games website for the official announcement.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Canada Games Council (CGC), with the endorsement of the 2022 Canada Games Host Society and the 2023 Canada Games Host Society, will implement a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all accredited individuals at the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Niagara Region and the 2023 Canada Winter Games on Prince Edward Island.
To read the full media release, click HERE.
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.
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.