AP 496 - Non-Faculty Coach Applications
The Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association (SHSAA) urges all schools to have faculty members (teachers) as coaches, and especially head coaches, of their interscholastic teams. Horizon School Division recognizes that non-faculty (support staff and community) coaches have an important role to play in ensuring the quality of the school’s extracurricular activities.
An “approved” non-faculty coach is a coach who has been granted the same status as a faculty coach, and may work with student-athletes without a teacher or other approved coach present at all times, as deemed suitable by the principal.
For junior activities only, non-faculty employees shall be given the same status as faculty members.
The principal shall be responsible for ensuring all non-faculty coaches have submitted the required documentation.
- First time applicants shall complete and submit Form E-14.
- Renewals, or applicants transitioning from faculty to non-faculty status in back-to-back school years shall complete and submit Form E-14 (Renewal).
- Submitted applications shall be approved by the Director of Education, and/or designate. Approval will be emailed to the principal.
- For senior activities, the Director of Education, or designate, will forward the application to the SHSAA for approval.
- A copy of a current Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) must be submitted to the Administrator of Student Activities for all non-faculty coach applications. Please refer to AP 495 – Criminal Record Checks for Volunteers.
- Holds a valid teaching certificate;
- Has been grandfathered (approved as a non-faculty coach in 2013-2014 or earlier); or
- Provides their certificate of completion for the former Fundamentals of Coaching course (accepted as an equivalent), completed prior to January 1, 2021.
- Saskatchewan Hockey’s Speak-Out, if taken in 2006 or later; or
- Respect in School
- Any sport-specific Making Head Way course is acceptable; or
- The former Concussion in Sports – What You Need to Know course (completed prior to July 1, 2020).
Please refer to AP 497 – Concussion Procedure – Interschool Athletics for more information.
- Making Head Way in Football
- Football Safe Contact A first-time tackle football coach has one year to attain the Football Safe Contact course.
References: SHSAA Handbook
Horizon School Division APs: 261, 404, 495, and 497
Horizon School Division’s Safety Guidelines for Student Activities
April 6, 2011
Revised June 2, 2017
November 28, 2022