March 31, 2016
In The Know: What Is The CCAA?
The CCAA, or Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association, is the national governing body for organized college sports in Canada. Currently, the CCAA hosts 10 national championships and is comprised of 5 member conferences encompassing 94 educational institutions. The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association places its focus on enriching the academic experiences of Student-Athletes by offering support, leadership and services that help to develop Student-Athletes while they compete in intercollegiate sports.
Not only does the CCAA govern national championships it also offers several highly touted national awards to its Student-Athletes, Coaches, Directors and their Member Institutions. One of the most prestigious Student-Athlete awards is the CCAA Academic All Canadian Award. This award epitomizes both a commitment to academic success as well as athletic achievement within an academic institution. Awardees must achieve academic honours in addition to achieving minimum athletic requirements (e.g. being named to the All-Star Team, earning a gold or silver medal in their conference championship etc.). The award is also presented each year to the institution with the most student-athlete award recipients. For more information on the CCAA Academic All Canadian Award please click HERE. Other awards include the CCAA National Scholar Award which recognizes outstanding academic accomplishments, Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Community Service Award and many more.
TheCanadian Collegiate Athletic Association is spread across 8 provinces and is regionally governed by its 5 member conferences. The 5 member conferences are:
PACWEST, or the Pacific Western Athletic Association, is the regional governing body for collegiate sports in British Columbia. PACWEST incorporates 11 member institutions which compete at the CCAA national level. Visit the PACWEST website HERE.
ACAC, or the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference, is the governing body for collegiate sports in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Currently the ACAC has 17 member institutions participating at the CCAA national level. Visit the ACAC website HERE.
OCAA, or the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association, is the governing body for collegiate sports in Ontario. The OCAA encompasses 29 member institutions competing at the CCAA national level. Visit the OCAA website HERE.
RSEQ, or le Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec, is the governing body for high school, collegiate and university sport in Quebec. There are currently 28 institutions participating at the CCAA national level. The RSEQ is also a member of the CIS, or Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Visit the RSEQ website HERE.
ACAA, or Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association, is the governing body for collegiate sports in the provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. The ACAA has 10 institutions participating at the CCAA national level. Visit the ACAA website HERE.
For more information on the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association, or its member conferences, please visit the their website by clicking HERE.Tags: ACAA, ACAC, Canadian Sports, CCAA, OCAA, PACWEST, Recruited, RSEQ, Scouted, scoutlete, Student-Athlete