The intent of the Canada Cup is to give the opportunity for young football players to be involved in a national competition. The Canada Cup has been run since 1993 and this year marks the eleventh time Saskatchewan will have a U-18 team entered in this competition, first time sending two teams in the same division. The selection process for U-18 Team Saskatchewan is a long procedure, which consists of identifying players from around the province in an attempt to find Saskatchewan’s elite young football players.
The coaching staff of U-18 Team Saskatchewan begins identifying players at the 2014 Combine and the nine Skill ID camps throughout the Province. Skill ID camps were held in Regina, Moose Jaw, Foam Lake, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Melfort, Outlook, Prince Albert, and Unity so players from throughout the province have a chance to showcase their talents. A Roughrider Bowl Camp was then held where again the U-18 Team Saskatchewan coaches continue to identify possible players for the Canada Cup. The U-18 Team Saskatchewan coaches held two selection camps in Regina & Saskatoon, where the players attended a 1 day tryout camps. From there, another selection camp was held where the top 120 kids came to Regina for the second camp. Players from all across Saskatchewan have come together to play as one for Saskatchewan White or Green. Coaches have seen players develop through the year and are ready to show Canada what Saskatchewan has to offer.