Udo Baecker • Regina • Soccer
Nominated by Saskatchewan Soccer Association
Baecker has served Saskatchewan’s soccer community for 35 years. In that time, he has made a considerable impact on coaching development within the province, assisting in hundreds of courses and helping Saskatchewan Soccer Association coaches achieve almost 100-percent certification. Baecker has also spent countless hours mentoring other learning facilitators and has served on committees with both the Saskatchewan Soccer Association and Canada Soccer Association. Baecker, who led the implementation of Respect in Sport within Saskatchewan for the sport of soccer, has coached teams at the Saskatchewan Summer Games, Western Canada Summer Games, Canada Games and North American Indigenous Games, as well as successful youth club teams, select teams and senior women’s teams. Baecker has completed dozens of certification programs, clinics and seminars and is recognized as a Master Coach Developer.