Participation in the Saskatchewan Games will be one of the most fun and rewarding experiences for any young athlete. As the largest ongoing multi-sport event in the province (over 48 years!), you will experience tremendous camaraderie with other athletes from your District and the entire province, and receive the highest standards of quality care, comfort and competition by the Host Organizing Committee in Lloydminster.
Athlete and District Eligibility
The Saskatchewan Games has strict regulations regarding athlete eligibility and District eligibility. Some of the key criteria have been synthesized and bulleted below, however, if questions arise it will be in the athlete’s or coach’s best interest to contact the Team Regina Coordinator as soon as possible (before playdowns or tryouts) to have the matter clarified by the Saskatchewan Games Council.
- The Saskatchewan Games shall be open to Saskatchewan residents who are Canadian citizens or who have landed immigrant status for a minimum period of one year prior to the Games.
- Each District team shall be comprised of eligible athletes whose Saskatchewan domicile or actual residence for at least six months prior to the Games, was located within the recognized boundaries of the District they are representing. In the event an athlete moves from one District to another, less than six months prior to the start of the Games, a special request may be made to the Saskatchewan Games Council to determine eligibility.
- Students enrolled and attending secondary or post-secondary school on a full-time basis outside their District residence may elect to compete in a District play down in either their home district or academic resident district, but not both.
- First Nations athletes who reside and attend school in one District but are members of a First Nation Reserve in another District may elect to participate in either District, but not both. If they try out for one District and are not selected for that team, they are not permitted to try out for that sport in another District.
A list of the Districts and information on their boundaries can be viewed starting on Page 44 of the Saskatchewan Games Handbook.
Sports in the Summer Games
For a breakdown of which sports are included for the 2020 Saskatchewan Summer Games, check out the sport calendar here.
If you are age eligible and District eligible, you will have to attend a tryout or playdown. How the selection works and when they take place varies by sport, but details on the selection process can be found in each individual sport technical package which can be accessed on the specific sports pages on the Sask Games website. If it's unclear to you how the process works after reading the technical package, it's best to contact the Team Regina Coordinator directly.
Regina District Tryouts
Each sport's selection dates and methods will be different, the information will be posted on this website as it becomes available. The recommendation is to monitor (or directly contact) either the Team Regina or the PSGB's website. Every attempt will be to coordinate and update information as it is made available.
Cost to Participate
Provincial Sport Governing Bodies (PSGBs) may require a fee to help cover costs of tryouts, practices and competition uniforms. It is at the PSGB's discretion whether a separate fee is collected or not.
If officially selected as a Team Regina athlete for the Games, a $75 Games fee is required. This fee covers the costs associated with the Games, including your ceremonial walkout uniform, accommodations, meals, and transportation to and from Lloydminster.
Prior to the Games
Team Regina will host a Pep Rally (Staging Event) on Wednesday, July 15 at the Regina Performing Arts Center, 1077 Angus Street, Regina. The program will include the opportunity to hear a motivational speaker, receive final information about the Games, and to distribute the walkout uniforms to coaches/managers for their teams, etc. Details will be posted when finalized.
Getting to the Games
Bus transportation will be coordinated to and from Lloydminster for all Team Regina athletes, coaches and managers.
At the Games
Everyone must attend the Opening or Closing Ceremonies of the Saskatchewan Games (dependent on which half you participate in). The Host Community will be making these ceremonies special with exciting entertainment and celebrities.
All athletes, coaches and managers will be housed in the Athletes' Village at Lloydminster Comprehensive High School. All meals will be provided through the Lloydminster Host Society.
Once selected, a lot more information will be coming (communicated through your coach or manager) such as final details about Games registration, fee payment, uniforms, transportation and accommodations. If you are unsure or have questions after being selected, check in with this website, or the Team Regina Coordinator or your coach/manager and they'll help you out.