August 28 - Member Update
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Diversity and Inclusion
Once again, this week we have seen evidence of racial injustice in the world. In response, major league sports athletes and teams have banded together and are demanding accountability and change by refusing to play. Since then many people have spoken up to remind society that it is long term support from those who are not marginalized that is necessary to make a difference.
SSA and its members have made a commitment to create an environment where all are welcome, and we are pleased to report that our Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group meet for the first time this week.
SSA Launches the Female Coach Mentorship Program
Saskatchewan Soccer Association Strategic Plan 2017-2021
, Goal #9 - Target Adoption of Females particularly at Competitive and High-Performance Levels
has positioned SSA as a leader in Canada in the promotion of coaching standards that support the grow and development of female coaches in soccer. Continuing this effort, we are pleased to launch our Female Coach Mentorship Program
for aspiring female coaches at Grassroots, Competitive and High-Performance levels. The mentorship program will launch October 1, 2020 and run until April 30, 2021.
Application deadline is September 11, 2020.
See the calendar below for other opportunities supporting female participation and leadership in sport.
Return to Soccer Updates
Last week, SSA coordinated a meeting with various provincial sport governing bodies to discuss return to play and concerns with the present guidelines for sport in our province. Our goal this week was to connect with leadership from the Business Response Team (BRT). We are grateful for their very active engagement and pleased to report positive outcomes.
A meeting is scheduled next week with representatives from BRT, Ministry of Parks, Culture & Sport and Sask Sport. We are looking forward to a productive discussion with our sport colleagues to address items of interest to all sport. SSA has facilitated this process and have submitted a list of questions raised by SSA membership and our sport colleagues for consideration by BRT in preparation for the discussions next week.
We have also been advised that high level discussions on the current sport guidelines are currently underway by government and medical authorities. In discussion with BRT reps it is apparent that the comments from sports are being heard. We hope to have more positive news to report next week.
The Outdoor 2020 registration deadline is September 30. The deadline includes all registrations for players, coaches and officials received during the outdoor season.
Please submit the completed Registrar Report and fees no later than September 30. The amended registration fees and Registrar Report are available on the SSA website
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Congratulations Chantal Boudreau!
Chantal made her MLS referee debut on August 18. Check out the clip of the shout-out the announcers gave her on our Facebook page!
SSA Staff Update
Leanne Schellenberg has been welcomed back into her role as Communications and Funds Development Coordinator. A list of her responsibilities and contact information can be found on our website.
Canada Summer Games Information Release
Information Package and Coaching Applications are available on the SSA Website
National Coaches Week
September 19-27 is National Coaches Week and one of the ways the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan will be celebrating is by offering free NCCP courses.
Registration information for all courses can be found on the CAS website
and will be available on a first come, first served basis.
Canadian Women and Sport Workshops
SaskSport has partnered with the Rivers West District to host a number of workshops in September and October. Registration is now open!
An Effective Approach for Enhancing the Sport Experiences of Girls/Young Women
SaskSport is hosting a three-part workshop that is meant for parents to enhance the sport experiences for young women and girls. The workshops will take place September 15, 29 and October 13 at 7:00 pm. Anyone interested can register here.
SSA Calendar of Events & Deadlines
Recordings of past webinars and COVID 19 member calls can be found on our YouTube?Channel
September 16 - Registration deadline for Canada Soccer C-Licence (Online)
September 23 - Registration deadline for Canada Soccer B-Licence Part 1 (Online)
Major Events for 2021
Multisport Games and re-scheduled date confirmations:
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