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Extra Point - Winter 2017

WELCOME TO 2017!!

Hopefully the snow will disappear fast as we have work to do in 2017! 2016 was a very successful year for all of our programs and this is a direct result of the time and commitment made by all of our members. So in return, we thank you for your commitment and dedication to the sport of football as well as developing Saskatchewan’s youth!!

FOOTBALL CANADA CUP – TEAM SASKATCHEWAN

Football Saskatchewan and its members are pleased to announce that Saskatchewan will be participating in the 2016 Football Canada Cup.  Players must be born in 2000 or 2001 to be eligible to play with our U18 Team Saskatchewan program. 

The Football Canada Cup will be held July 8-15 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Saskatchewan practices will run from July 1st – 5th prior to departing for Wolfville.  All tournament games will be held at Acadia University.  Teams will play 3 games, while scheduling ensures teams at least two full days rest between games.

Football Saskatchewan’s mandate is to bring together representative individuals from our membership to compete in the Football Canada Cup.  With this in mind, we firmly believe that the outstanding talent base of players and coaches in the province gives Saskatchewan a legitimate opportunity to realize success on a national stage.

The Saskatchewan roster will include a maximum of 40 players who will be chosen by the U18 Saskatchewan Coaching staff.  These evaluations and subsequent selections will be made through the new U18 Team Saskatchewan open tryout format. It will be similar to the Senior Bowl format. Camp dates are May 13th (North), May 14th (South), June 3rd & 4th, and July 1st – 5th. Here is the U18 Team Saskatchewan Coaching Staff, which has numerous years of experience at the Minor, High School, and Post Secondary levels. 

Registration for prospective players will only be done online.  Players and coaches should be notified that some costs will be incurred to cover accommodation, training, travel, meals and other miscellaneous expenses.  With this in mind, player fundraising and sponsorship is an important and necessary venture to reduce player fees.  A package outlining these details will be available in the coming weeks.

If you have any questions or inquiries regarding the Football Canada Cup, please contact Mike Thomas at (306) 780-9239, or by email at mthomas@footballsaskatchewan.ca 

2017 FOOTBALL SASKATCHEWAN’S ANNUAL CFL INVESTORS GROUP COACHES CLINIC

Football Saskatchewan’s Annual CFL Investors Group Coaches Clinic will be taking place in Regina on March 24th & 25th. This year we are excited to announce the clinic will be in conjunction with the 2017 CFL Combine in Regina!! Football Saskatchewan and the CFL & U Sports are working together to provide top quality coaches to present at this year’s clinic! The clinic will feature approximately 9 hours of Football Instruction, Clinic Note Packages, Friday Evening Coaches Social, Saturday Luncheon, Door Prizes and Equipment Displays.

**AGAIN FOR 2017** we will be incorporating two NCCP components to the clinic, INTRODUCTION TO COMPETITION CLINIC & SAFE CONTACT. Please start making arrangements with your Board of Education or your League President to attend this year's clinic.  Detailed information on the clinicians, format and registration forms will be posted on our website www.footballsaskatchewan.ca

Remember to pre-register by March 17th for your reduced rate of $125, or pay a higher fee of $150 after the deadline. Please check the Football Saskatchewan website for more information on the Coaches’ Clinic Host Hotel information. To sign up online for the clinic please visit: https://sportform.ca/footballsask/index.php and click sign in under the coaches section or sign up if you are a new coach. The site will be updated frequently with Clinic updates!! Please let your assistant coaches know about the clinic!!

INVESTORS GROUP COMMUNITY SPORT ADMINISTRATOR AWARD

At the 2017 Annual Coaches Clinic the Investors Group Community Sport Administrator Award will be presented to recognize the contribution to community sport programs made by a dedicated volunteer who has given countless hours of time so that coaches and athletes can enjoy the benefits of well-organized sport.

To be eligible the nominee must have demonstrated outstanding commitment and service in an administrative capacity for a club, organization, or event, resulting in a strong impact on the community for coaches and athletes. The Football Saskatchewan Annual Coaches organizing committee will select the award recipient that our membership will nominate. To nominate a volunteer who has played a pivotal role in your organization, please provide the following information:

  • Name and address of nominee
  • Name and address of nominator
  • The history of service to community sport programs reflecting the commitment and service of the nominee
  • List of other awards or recognition received
  • Description of any outstanding qualities or contributions that the nominator feels would be of interest to the selection committee.

The presentation to the award recipient will be made at the 2017 Football Saskatchewan’s Annual CFL Investors Group Coaches Clinic. The recipient will automatically become eligible for the Investors Group National Sport Administrator Award, which is presented at the Annual Coaching Awards Dinner to be held by the Coaching Association of Canada in 2017.Please send all nominations to Jeff Yausie at the Saskatoon office. Football Saskatchewan, Box 1838, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 3S2 Fax: (306) 975-1295 email: jyausie@footballsaskatchewan.ca

ANNUAL ED HENICK SENIOR BOWL

Again the 2017 Sr. Bowl Event will consist of 3 games highlighting the three distinct games of Football played in the province. There will be 12-a-side, 9-a-side, and 6-a-side games. Coaching Staffs will be selected from the Provincial Champions and Finalists. Players will be selected from a series of camps. First one is the COMBINE, April 8th (North) & 9thy (Moose Jaw), weekend tryout April 22nd and 23rd in Saskatoon and Regina where Positional Drills will be run with players from all 3 games and team drills will divide the players into their respective 6man, 9man, and 12man games. The 6 Man team will have a roster of 18 players, 9 Man team will have a roster of 27 players, the 12 Man team will have a roster of 40 players. Players can only register online. Registration for the combine is to be completed by April 3rd.

SASKATCHEWAN COMBINE

The Saskatchewan Combine is an initiative by Football Saskatchewan to showcase the talent of players in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 who are eligible for U16, U17, U18 Team Sask, Aboriginal Team Sask, Senior Bowl, Saskota, Can-Am. Elite Coaches from CIS and CJFL Programs will be in attendance assisting with the event. This combine will include Athleticism and Positional Drills Similar to NFL/CFL Combines. The combine will replace all testing for Football Saskatchewan Programs, therefore it is HIGHLY suggested that you have your players attend to measure their abilities against the best in the province! For those trying out for Senior Bowl it is MANDITORY.

VISUAL EQUIPMENT INSPECTIONS

Brad Herschmiller, former Saskatchewan Roughrider equipment manager in conjunction with Football Saskatchewan will travel to high schools or minor tackle football leagues in the province and conduct visual equipment inspections and fitting seminars. To save Brad’s time and to make these inspections as cost efficient as possible we will try to do them on a regional basis.  The inspections will be scheduled upon request.  Once requested arrangements will be made at a centrally located school in your area.  Coaches will be responsible to transport their own equipment to this location.

Talk it over with the other coaches in your area and if you wish to schedule a visual equipment inspection please contact Mike Thomas in Regina at (306) 780-9239, Jeff Yausie in Saskatoon at (306) 975-0827, or Brad Herschmiller at (306) 536-2637.  This is a great opportunity for you to utilize the experience and expertise of Brad Herschmiller.

For our full calendar of events & programs please click HERE!