About the Indigenous Coaches and Officials Program

Saskatchewan has a thriving community of Indigenous athletes who compete across the country and around the globe. These athletes are an inspiration to all young people to get involved in sport. At every level of participation, opportunities would not be possible without volunteer coaches and officials.

The program consists of:

  • NCCP Community Sport, Competition and Instruction modules
  • NCCP Aboriginal Coaching Modules
  • NCCP Sport Specific Clinics
  • Officials Clinics

(Note: other coaching or officials training initiatives not listed above may be considered).

Participation is free.


Further Questions?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions, or Contact:

Garett Mathiason
Coaching and Officials Development Coordinator
Phone: (306) 975-0865
Email: gmathiason@sasksport.ca


Know an Indigenous Coach who deserves to be recognized for their work from September 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020?

Nominate them for an National Indigenous Coaching Award.

The nomination deadline is July 26, 2020.

ASC National Indigenous Coaching Award Form


Our thoughts and condolences are with Dale Mike’s family and friends, as well as all those he affected in the sport community.

Dale’s enthusiasm and dedication to sport was felt through his work as the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation Sport, Youth, Culture and Recreation Coordinator, his assistance to CAS and ICOP in getting coaches certified for the recent Tony Cote Summer/Winter Games, his organization of the 2019 FSIN Volleyball Championships and his many other endeavours
Read more about the volleyball championship: https://bit.ly/2NP1e0j

Frequently Asked Questions

A Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) is responsible for the overall development of its sport, from grassroots to high performance. There are 65 PSOs in Saskatchewan. PSOs train athletes, coaches and officials, provide professional guidance, ensure safety, provide insurance, set rules, raise money, and acquire sponsorships in support of their organization and members. The purpose of PSOs is to foster, develop, promote and regulate the playing and officiating of their sport.

Full list of PSOs in Saskatchewan

ICOP funds the following programs:

  • NCCP Community Sport, Competition and Instruction modules
  • NCCP Aboriginal Coaching Modules
  • NCCP Sport Specific Clinics
  • Officials Clinics

For a list of multi-sport clinics in your region, please contact your local Sport, Culture and Recreation District. For multi-sport clinics hosted by the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan (CAS) in Saskatoon and Regina, visit the NCCP Upcoming Events listing.

Each pathway to become a nationally certified coach is different for each sport. To find out your pathway visit the What Do You Need section of the CAS website. Additional information can be provided by the Provincial Sport Organization.

For help setting up a clinic in your area, please contact your Sport, Culture and Recreation District. In Saskatoon or Regina, contact your PSO for sport-specific clinics. For multi-sport clinics currently scheduled by CAS consult the Upcoming Courses calendar.


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