August 28 - Member Update

Aug. 28, 2020


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

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 2017-2021Goal #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.   

Member Discussions 

The next Member Discussion is Tuesday, September 8th at 8:00 PM - Click here to register
All Member Discussion recordings are available on our YouTube Channel

Registration Deadlines 

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. If you have any questions, contact  

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 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 

Major Events for 2021 

Multisport Games and re-scheduled date confirmations: 

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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