February 12 - Member Update


Feb. 12, 2021


February 12, 2021

SSA Offices Closed for Family Day

SSA offices will be closed Monday, February 15th for the Family Day holiday. We hope you have a wonderful weekend enjoying quality time with your families.

IMPORTANT - February 16 Member Discussion

Now is the time to get excited for and begin preparing for Outdoor! On February 16th we will be discussing SSA’s comprehensive Return to Play Stimulus Strategy, including new funding opportunities for members and fee information. All active member organizations have the opportunity to take advantage of these benefits and you are strongly encouraged to have a representative join us - we have good news to share to help position your organization for success this year!
 
Member Discussion - Tuesday, February 16 at 8:00 PM - Click here to register.
 
All Member Discussion recordings are available on our YouTube Channel.

Return to Soccer Plan

There are no updates to the SSA’s Return to Soccer Plan this week. We continue to work closely with Canada Soccer and Sask Sport to monitor return to play and consider how we can best prepare to return to the pitch when that becomes possible.
 
Developing a Return to Soccer Plan Webinar
 
This webinar is geared towards organizations that are currently planning for their return to soccer for the first time since the pandemic began last March, however all organizations are welcome to join if they are looking for a refresher!
 
Although there are still many unknowns at this time, we'll go through what we may expect based on our recent experiences; we will talk programming possibilities, safety requirements, and answer any questions you may have. We know you are anxious to get back out there and we’re here to help make that happen in a way that is safe for all!
 
Wednesday, February 24 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Click here to register.
Thursday, February 25 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Click here to register.

External Funding Sources

CEBA Loan Update - SSA has been advised that if you received the CEBA loan you must apply the $10,000 or $20,000 loan forgiveness amount to your revenue for the fiscal year you have received it in. If you have any questions, please contact Steven at ea@sasksoccer.com.
 
Jumpstart - Sport Relief Fund - Applications are now open for Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund. In the final months of 2020, JumpStart helped nearly 700 organizations, impacting over 70,000 kids from coast-to-coast. Thanks to a generous gift of $12 million from Canadian Tire Corporation to Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund, they are able to continue to provide much needed financial support to sport organizations to help build back sport and play through 2021.
 
For further external Funding Sources, visit our COVID Resources Page.

Insurance - Request for Proposal Completed

The SSA Board of Directors recently completed the review of all submissions from the insurance RFP process. AON Reed Stenhouse has been selected as our Insurance Broker. We currently have a three month extension on our transition policies with AON that expire on April 1st, 2021. At that time we will be renewing the policies for a full year. Moving forward our renewal dates will remain on April 1st instead of January 1st each year.

Intro to Starting a Futsal Program 

Member Organizations and individuals interested in starting futsal and supporting the growth of the game in Saskatchewan are welcome to join us on March 4th at 7:00 PM (postponed from Feb 11th) for a Member Call.  
 

Vancouver Whitecaps FC / Saskatchewan Soccer Association Coach Education Series

The SSA in partnership with VWFC are pleased to offer an eight-part education series for Coaches. Join us for Part 1 of 8 - Coaching Philosophy & Practical Application, February 20 at 7:00 PM.
 
 
Led by Bart Choufour, Academy Centre Director and Head Coach, Vancouver Whitecaps FC & Adam Miller, EXCEL manager and High-performance Coach Saskatchewan Soccer Association. 

Stories on SSA and its members in the media this week:
 
My dad and I bonded over soccer when I was young. Now we're doing it again during the pandemic’ - a heartwarming story by Heather Morrison that demonstrates how our sport bring families and people together.
 
Weyburn’s new CU Spark Centre on track for opening this year’- exciting news as the Weyburn facility reaching 96% completion
 
Have we missed something? Let us know

SSA Calendar of Events & Deadlines

Recordings of past webinars and COVID 19 member calls can be found on our YouTube Channel
 
February 15 - SSA Offices Closed for Family Day
 
February 16 - Member Discussion Call
 
 
 
 
February 27 and 28 - eNational Championships Finals
 
March 15 - Membership Renewal
 
 
March 20 - SSA Annual General Meeting (Watch for the formal announcement in the coming weeks)
 
April 17 - VWFC / SSA Coach Education Series Part 2 of 8
 
Every Friday - Canada Soccer Podcast
 

Concussion Management presented by the Sport Medicine & Science Council of Saskatchewan 

Coaches, Parents and Sport Administrators (Feb. 23) 
Learn what a concussion is, how to identify it, as well as how to create and implement concussion management protocols and plans. This workshop will be facilitated by certified athletic therapist and sport physiotherapist Rhonda Shishkin. You can register for a session from either 12-1 p.m. or 7-8 p.m., but you must pre-register 48 hours in advance.  
 
Athletes (Feb. 24) 
Learn what a concussion is, how to identify them, how to manage and prevent them, as well why it is important to report them. This workshop will be facilitated by sport physiotherapist Michelle Keene. You can register for a session from either 12-1 p.m. or 7-8 p.m., but you must pre-register 48 hours in advance. 
 
BE SAFE! BE THE SOLUTION!
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

 

 
Our sport is underway during the pandemic. It's a challenging time, but support from our partners allows us to offer opportunities for kids to play. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada. Nous reconnaissons l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada.

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