Athlete Services

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The Centre's athletes' service curriculum is divided into three streams:

Performance Services

Performance Services was created, developed and delivered in partnership with the Sport Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan and other agencies. Performance Enhancement services are specifically designed to meet your high performance training needs. These services include the Sport Science program, the GymFit strength training network, and medical monitoring through our registry of Sport Medicine professionals.

As a registered CSCS athlete, you can enjoy the benefits of the GymFit program. As a high performance athlete, you already know that you need access to resistance training, recovery, and cardiovascular training equipment to maximize your results in your competitive sport. GymFit brings numerous fitness facilities, health clubs, and community centers to the athletes of the CSCS. This program enhances your training environment by providing access to one or more local training centers.

Click HERE for a list of fitness facilities that are part of the CSCS GymFit program. The facilities offer complimentary access to athletes registered with the CSCS. To gain access to any of the facilities, you need to show your Athlete ID card when you enter.

Sport Science
In partnership with the Sport Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan, as a registered CSCS athlete you will receive access to fully certified sport science and medicine services. These services ensure you are healthy, well-trained, and have sound training programs to maximize your performance.

Types of service include:

  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Mental Training (Sport Psychology)

    For more information, contact:
    Sport Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan
    TRAVIS LAYCOCK, Manager of Sport Science Services
    510 Cynthia Street, Saskatoon, SK S7L-7K7
    Phone: (306) 975-0867
    Toll Free: 1-888-350-5558
    Fax: (306) 975-0891

    Sport Medicine
    This program is designed in partnership with the Sport Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan to meet the needs of Saskatchewan’s high performance athletes who are registered members of the Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan.

    Types of service include:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Athletic Therapy

    There are a few basic steps outlined below for athletes that access the reimbursement program.

    1. Athletes must use all other forms of reimbursement such as their own personal health plan or health plans or parents/guardians, spouse, etc. before they are eligible to receive reimbursement from the CSCS Medical Services and Treatment Plan.

    2. Athletes are expected to use a SMSCS approved consultant as their service provider. These individuals are the sport experts in their medical area. A complete listing of the eligible service providers is available on the SMSCS website at

    3. Athletes must coordinate and then pay the service provider for any treatments.

    4. Reimbursements will be paid out four times per year. The deadlines for submissions are: March 15, June 15, September 15, and December 15.

    5. Attach the original bills and receipts for all expenses and itemize them on the reimbursement form. Receipts will not be returned so make a copy for your files (if required).

    6. Send the completed reimbursement form and required receipts to:
      Sport Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan
      Attention: Manager of Sport Medicine Programs and Services
      2205 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK, S4P 0S4
      Fax: (306) 780-9416

    For more information, contact:
    Sport Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan
    SCOTT JULÉ, Manager of Sport Medicine Services
    2205 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK S4P-0S4
    Phone: (306) 780-9446
    Toll Free: 1-888-350-5558
    Fax: (306) 780-9416

    Game Plan
    A Total Athlete Wellness Program

    Game Plan is a world-class program being developed to support national team athletes in living better lives both during their high-performance careers and beyond. The program is being delivered across Canada by the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSIN), supported by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC), and Sport Canada.

    The program serves to accomplish the following:

    • Create a holistic approach to athlete development and total wellness throughout an athlete's high performance sport career, and beyond
    • Enable the development of mentally stronger athletes who apply what they have learned to the betterment of themselves and their communities
    • Address athletes' most pressing needs: career development, personal development, and healthy minds and bodies

    The wellness needs of Canadian athletes will be addressed through five Game Plan elements:

    1. Career Management: resources targeted at helping athletes explore and engage in different career paths (e.g., career counselling, networking, job postings)
    2. Network: network of individuals which provides expertise related to individual athlete needs (e.g., mentorship, alumni network, resources in remote places) and access to communities of interest (e.g., Parents, LGBTQ)
    3. Education: flexible schooling and learning opportunities developed through collaboration with education providers (e.g., universities, colleges)
    4. Skill Development: broad and accessible portfolio of skill development opportunities (e.g., personal and life skills)
    5. Health: programs aiming to raise awareness of health related services and provide facilitated access to health resources (e.g., health insurance promotion, mental health services)

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    Tutoring Support
    Through the CSCS you are eligible to receive support for tutoring in preparation for exams and to enhance study skills. This support will help to minimize the impact your competition and training schedules have on your academic success. Please contact the Athlete Services Manager for details on how to access.

    Personal Counselling
    Through various partnerships this program also offers confidential personal counselling to deal with problems. The CSCS recognizes that sometimes support is needed to deal with personal issues outside of sport so that it won’t have a long term detrimental affect on your overall performance in sport and life.

    Professional & Personal Development Services
    These sessions provide access to information that will help you succeed in and out of sport. The development program is designed to strengthen your skills and capabilities in areas such as public speaking and presentation skills, media training, personal marketing and corporate relations, financial planning and budgeting, and time management. Seminars will be scheduled based on your input of what topics would be most useful.

    The aim of this service is to provide you with short and long-term personal and professional development, as well as to assist you in dealing with pertinent issues that you will, no doubt, face during your high performance career.

    Rosetta Stone®
    Canadian Sports Centre Saskatchewan athletes now have the unique opportunity to learn a new language with Rosetta Stone®. This self-paced interactive language- learning program is available to all athletes and is completely adaptable to your busy schedule.

    Support Services

    Athletes CAN -

    • Sport Solution
      Sport Solution is committed to helping national team athletes find solutions to a wide range of sport related issues. The program offers access to free information, as well as assistance and guidance on sport issues that may require legal council, such as selection, carding and discipline disputes.

    • Dale Carnegie Scholarship
      AthletesCAN, together with Dale Carnegie & Associates offers scholarships to enable current and retired national team athletes to enroll in a Dale Carnegie program offered near you.

    • Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund
      Working in partnership with AthletesCAN, the Fund awards twenty bursaries of $5,000 to Canadian amateur athletes each year. The bursary selection committee is made up of active and retired national team athletes and officials from AthletesCAN.

    • National Car Rental & Enterprise Rent-A-Car Program
      Through a NEW strategic partnership with official suppliers National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car of Enterprise Holdings, AthletesCAN members and sport partners can now benefit from reduced rates for car rentals across the globe. To access the discount, simply use contract ID "XVC3122" when booking. If you are asked for a password, it is "ATH".

    Pfizer Product Support
    Through a sponsorship with Pfizer you may access products including: Centrum, Advil, Chapstick, Caltrate and Cold FX.

    Self-Marketing Support
    Support in developing self marketing tools such as promotional materials, business cards, website design, etc.

    Sport Tax
    Athletes who receive financial assistance from scholarships or carding often have trouble finding information on where to include this income on their tax return. Information will be available to help ensure you are completing your return properly and not paying more income tax than you need to. Contact the Athlete Services Manager for more information.



    Contact Infomation:

    Please contact Michelle Dezell, Athlete Services Manager at (306) 975-0861 if you require any further information or if you have any questions.

    Other Important Contact Numbers:

    Coaching Services
    Coaches Association of Saskatchewan
    1870 Lorne Street, Regina, SK S4P 2L7
    Telephone: (306) 780-9313
    Fax: (306) 781-6021

    Advanced Coaching Diploma Saskatchewan
    Noreen Murphy, ACD Director
    Telephone: (306) 975-0898

    Sport Medicine Services
    SCOTT JULÉ, Manager of Sport Medicine Services
    Sport Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan
    2205 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK S4P-0S4
    Phone: (306) 780-9446
    Toll Free: 1-888-350-5558
    Fax: (306) 780-9416

    Sport Science Services
    TRAVIS LAYCOCK, Manager of Sport Science Services
    Sport Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan
    510 Cynthia Street, Saskatoon, SK S7L-7K7
    Phone: (306) 975-0867
    Toll Free: 1-888-350-5558
    Fax: (306) 975-0891

    Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (Medications Hotline)
    Telephone: 1-800-672-7775

    Athletes CAN
    Telephone: 1-888-832-4222

    Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC)
    Telephone: 1-866-733-7767
    Canada's premier source for tools and information to help prevent and resolve disputes at the highest levels of the Canadian sport system. The SDRCC website contains one of the world's largest on-line collections of reference materials and practical tools designed to meet the unique needs of athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, national and multi-sport organizations as well as the legal community.


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