August 7, Member Update

Aug. 07, 2020

Saskatchewan Soccer and member organizations continue to adhere to all Government of Saskatchewan Public Health Orders regarding the COVID 19 pandemic. 

Return to Soccer Update 

With school starting up in less than a month, there will be increased risk of transmission, and more than ever, it will be pertinent that all Member Organizations continue to follow the provincial guidelines, prioritizing participant safety and ensuring proper contact tracing procedures are in place.  
This week, we have no updates to report to the Return to Soccer Plan or the FAQ. We have information requests into the Business Response Team and will share updates when available. 

Member Discussions 

The next two Member Discussions are as follows: 
Tuesday, August 11th at 8:00 PM - Click here to register
Tuesday, September 8th at 8:00 PM - Click here to register
As indoor approaches, it is important all we all remain informed, and we strongly encourage your organization to continue to join us on these calls.  If you are unavailable to attend a meeting, all Member Discussion Recordings are available on our YouTube Channel.   

Member Orientation Webinars 

Are you in a new role, or are you a new organizer with your organization? We want to get to know you! Join us for one of the below orientation webinars and learn more about SSA, your responsibilities as a Member Organization, and what benefits and services are available to help increase your capacity and grow the game. 
Tuesday, August 18 at 12:00 - 12:45 PM - Click here to register 
Tuesday, August 25 at 8:00 - 8:45 PM - Click here to register 

SSA Staffing 

We are pleased to welcome Octavian Iliuta, Coordinator of Competitions, back to the SSA team as of today. Octavian’s contact information and responsibilities are available on our website

Invitation to apply for Canada Soccer National Youth Club License 

Canada Soccer is now inviting organizations to apply for the National Youth Club License. The National Youth Club License is the highest category of recognition within the Club Licensing Program, with applications managed by Canada Soccer with support from SSA. 
Canada Soccer asks if your organizations wishes to declare your intent to apply for the National Youth Club License, that you do so in advance of the deadline of Monday, August 31st.  

Coaching Education  

SSA is pleased to announce that we will be hosting online versions of the Canada Soccer Association C-Licence and B-National Part I Licence this September. The online portion of these courses will cover the theory and classroom work and will be delivered in both a synchronous and asynchronous method.   
*Completion of on field modules for both courses will still be required, however they will not be scheduled until 2021.  
Registration for these courses are now open under your Member Organizations (MO) Clinic registration, please visit your MO RAMP registration portal and click on Clinics to register for either:   
CSA C-Licence (Online) - Starts September 17th 
CSA B-Licence Part 1 (Online) - Starts Sept 24th  
If you require registration assistance contact Eden Senger

Virtual workshop series focusing on sport experiences for girls and young women 

In this three-part free virtual workshop hosted by Sask Sport, parents and caregivers will be introduced to resources and learn skills to help girls and young women manage difficult and demanding sport experiences. 
The workshop is interactive and will include experiential learning, opportunities for participation and group discussion. 
The three sessions are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Sept. 15 & 29 and Oct. 13, and each session is expected to last 30-45 minutes. 

HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development online workshop 

The HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development-C (PHCD-C) is designed for those working with children aged 4-12 to assist them in enhancing their program quality and ensuring that every child has a positive experience. 
This training equips participants with the knowledge about the physical, social, emotional and cognitive attributes of each age and stage of a child's development. They will also learn how to incorporate the three essential design guidelines so that programs are welcoming of diversity and uniqueness, safe and developmentally appropriate. 
The two-hour workshop is available at any time for participants to learn at their own pace. 

SSA Calendar of Events & Deadlines 

Recordings of past webinars and COVID 19 member calls can be found on our YouTube Channel.
August 11 - Member Discussion 
August 18 Member Orientation (for new member organization contacts) 
August 25 - Member Orientation (for new member organization contacts) 
September 8 - Member Discussion 
September 16 - Registration deadline for Canada Soccer C-Licence (Online) 
September 23 - Registration deadline for Canada Soccer B-Licence Part 1 (Online) 
September 30 - MAP Grant Follow-up Deadline 

Canada Soccer Nation Inside   

Every Friday - Canada Soccer Podcast 


As a reminder, please continue to take care of yourself, your families, and others. 
Wash your hands frequently (it is the single most effective way of reducing infection spread).
Practice other good hygiene habits: do not touch your face/eyes/mouth with your hands and cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough (ideally with a disposable tissue or the crease of your elbow).
Clean and disinfect frequently touched workspace surfaces.
Maintain good general health (eat a balanced diet, get enough sleep, and move in moderation).
Stay home if you are sick


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