Coaching Requirements

Following training are required by Saskatchewan Soccer and mandatory for all coaches and team personnel:


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Respect in Sport

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All sports in the province are now required to ensure that their Coaches and Team Personnel are certified in RiS. PAYSA is committed to creating a sport environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Coaches and Team Personnel have a responsibility to create a sporting environment that is free of harassment, abuse, bullying and neglect.

The Respect in Sport curriculum consists of seven modules and takes approximately three hours to complete. When the program has been completed a Certificate of Completion can be printed. RiS must be re-certified every 5 years. 


Respect in Sport (RiS) is a tool designed to assist leaders to identify and respond to abuse, neglect, harassment, and bullying. This program not only protects players but also prepares and educates the leaders associated. Currently, RiS is a mandatory training program for all registered Coaches and Team Personnel of Provincial Sport Governing Bodies in Saskatchewan.

In our continued effort to stay up to date and aligned with our partnership programs. The Saskatchewan Soccer Association will also require that all coaches and team personal maintain an up to date RiS certified status. As such, anyone who has completed the RiS training in 2013 or earlier will now be required to re-certify prior to the start of the indoor and outdoor season. 



Coaches and Team Personnel whose certification has expired will or may already have received an email notification from RiS notifying them of the expiry. If you are not sure or didn't receive an email notification we recommend that you login to your RiS account by visiting



Coaches and Team Personnel who are currently active and have not yet completed their RiS Training need to be aware that they are not eligible to be involved with any team until they complete their RiS. Subject to fines and discipline, Member Organizations are responsible to suspend participation of coaches or team personnel until they complete RiS.

It is encouraged that individual coaches 'transfer' their Respect in Sport Training into the NCCP Transcript at the time of re-certification, for easier record-keeping.


NCCP Making Ethical Decisions (MED)

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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.


NCCP Making Head Way in Soccer (MHW)

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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.


NCCP Emergency Action Planning Module (EAP)

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The NCCP Emergency Action Plan Module prepares coaches to respond calmly, quickly, and effectively if a sport participant is seriously injured during practice or competition.


NCCP Rule of Two Module (Rof2)

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The goal of the Rule of Two is to ensure all interactions and communications are in open, observable, and justifiable settings.


Additional Resources

Concussion: Click Here 


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