WPS Coaching Requirements/Certification

Water Polo Saskatchewan requires the following for coaches in Saskatchewan:

  1. Respect in Sport Certification (details below)
  2. Criminal Record Check (for coaches 18 years or older at any time in the season) (option to: a) upload document during registration; OR b) complete an Enhanced Online Police Information Check (Criminal Record Check) during registration


Water Polo Saskatchewan strongly recommends the following for coaches in Saskatchewan:

  1. Community or Competitive Coaching Course completion and certifcation (details below)
  2. NCCP Making Head Way in Sport (free module; more details below)



Community/Competitive Coaching Courses

Water Polo Saskatchewan provides coaching courses for its members in the Fall. The Community Coaching course is for coaches who will provide training at the club level or train non-competitive athletes. The Competitive Coaching course is for coaches who will coach at a competitive level in Provincial Leagues or National level competitions. 


Competitive Coaching Course Fall 2021
Date: TBC (December 2021 or January 2022)
Facilitator: Evan Andrews
Location: Online via Zoom or WebEx
Details: This course will be completed over a two day period. The course will be an interprovincial course, where Sask members will have the opportunity to interact with coaches across Canada.


All coaches in Saskatchewan are required to complete the Respect in Sport module. Additional training is required for provincial and competitive level coaching, such as Making Ethical Decisions module and other multi-sport modules provided by Coaches Association of Canada.  


Respect in Sport Home Page

Respect in Sport Module Login





NCCP Making Ethical Decisions Info Page


NCCP Making Ethical Decisions Module can be registered for and accessed through the coaching profile. 





NCCP Multi-Sport Modules 


Upcoming NCCP Training Modules can be found here.





Water Polo Saskatchewan recommends all coaches take the free NCCP Making Head Way in Sport module to prepare themselves for concussions in sport. This module will educate coaches on: 

  • how to prevent concussions;
  • how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion;
  • what to do when you suspect an athlete has a concussion; and
  • how to ensure athletes return to play safely.



WPC Coaching Requirements/Certification 



Water Polo Canada has created a document outlining the Coaching Training Pathways for coaches in Canada. Please refer to the NCCP Coach Training & Certification Pathway document to review the requirements for certifications. 

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