In case you missed it - Return to Soccer Stimulus Strategy
Last week we released details on SSA’s comprehensive Stimulus Strategy. Approximately $700,000 has been allotted to this strategy to help position Member Organizations to Return to Soccer. You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity! Read more here
, and ensure you renew on time
in order to be eligible!
Techne Futbol Update
Techne Futbol is an app that works on iOs, Android and Google and will be made available to any interested players from a participating Member Organization at no cost for the months of March, April, and May. The app can help Member Organization’s engage with current and attract future participants by engaging them through a variety of technical soccer activities that can be completed at home.
If you are interested in participating (opt-in for Member Organizations) please email Rahim Z Mohamed email@example.com
for a detailed information sheet. Members of the Techne Futbol team presented this past Thursday, please see recording of the video here
SSA will run weekly leaderboards with prizes for participants and a monthly Member Organization prize, more details to follow.
Thank you for all those that expressed your interest in Rafflebox so far. We are gaining momentum and would love to hear from more organizations.
Rafflebox is a province wide 50—50 style online fundraiser, that will directly benefit those member organizations that opt in to use it. We were pleased by the interest we received on the Member call and are moving forward with the setup of the lottery.
We have planned this as a direct Member, Club, Team and Participant benefit. SSA will do the work to manage the raffle and sellers will receive 35% of total sales. 50% will go to the winner and the remaining 15% will cover the costs of the raffle and all related marketing.
Purchasers will be able to select your Member Organization/Club or Team from the online platform and the proceeds from those sales will go directly to you.
Declare your interest! Our goal is to launch at the AGM and be ready to start selling by April 1, but to do that we will need your support. For members that may wish to participate, you may still confirm your interest by completing this agreement form
and returning it to firstname.lastname@example.org
as soon as possible.
REMINDER of Required Steps to Return to Soccer
For those organizations that have not returned to soccer since the pandemic began, we want to remind you that there are steps that must be completed prior to your return to reduce the liability exposure for your organization, and most importantly, to ensure a safe environment is being provided to all participants.
Step 2. Create a Return to Soccer Plan (RTSP) for your organization and have your board/organizing committee approve it.
Missed out on our ‘How to Create a Return to Soccer Plan’ Webinar this past week? Don’t worry, we’ve scheduled more times! Pre-registration is required.
Step 4. Once the tool is complete, we will follow up with you. Based on your risk score, either start your return to the pitch or revisit your plan and make revisions to reduce your score.
This can be an overwhelming time, and we are here to support your organization through it. Returning to soccer safely will take work and it is important that your organization does your due diligence to mitigate risk and ensure you adhere to provincial health guidelines. Your participants will appreciate your efforts and it will all be worth it when you see their smiling faces back on the pitch.
Saskatchewan’s own Chantal Boudreau was back on the pitch recently in Florida for the 2021 SheBelieves Cup. Chantal was appointed as a referee for 2 very important games. The first appointment was US vs Brazil (top 2 teams in the final SheBelieves Cup 2021 standings). After a great performance in her first game, Chantal also shined in her second appointment which was the final game of the tournament US vs Argentina. In the final, Chantal was very involved and required to make several correct decisions that resulted in goals such as this one
. We are very proud of you Chantal!
“It was wonderful being able to get back onto the pitch after so many months off. Going down to Orlando, the organizers took every precaution to make sure that the players, referees, and staff were safe with covid testing on a regular basis. It was a great tournament to be part of and an excellent start to the 2021 season for all involved”. - Chantal Boudreau, FIFA Assistant Referee
March 8 is International Women's Day, a global day of recognition celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and girls, and raising awareness of the work left to be done.
This International Women's Day, we will be celebrating women leaders in soccer and applauding when equality is achieved on and off the field.
We want to celebrate the players, coaches, volunteers, administrators, referees, and parents that exemplify the involvement and leadership of women in soccer across Saskatchewan.
Help us by nominating a female leader that inspires you! Nominations will be open until March 3, midnight.
Nominate Someone Today!
Canada Soccer’s Toyota eNational Championships Finals Weekend Set To Kick Off
The eNational Championship Finals are set for this weekend! Twenty competitors are set to compete for two titles - XBOX Champion and PS4 Champion.
Congratulations to ITSJAMESBROWN (XBOX) and PUGINMYCEREAL (PS4), who earned their spots to represent Saskatchewan in last weekend’s provincial qualifier.
Competitors will compete in a best-of-three series kicking off with opening round matches at 2 p.m. ET each day. Quarter-Final matchups kick off at 3 p.m. ET with the Semi-Final slated for 5 p.m. ET, ahead of the best-of-five Final at 8 p.m. ET. All matches will be streamed LIVE on Twitch.tv/canadasoccer
hosted by eSports personality Chuboi, along with Faizal Khamisa and Nicco Carderelly.
The two Toyota eNational Championships Winners crowned will receive a Canada Soccer Prize package including a custom Nike Canada Soccer jersey. Updates will be available via the official Canada Soccer National Championships Twitter feed @CanadaSoccerNC
or by following #eNatChamps on Twitter and Instagram.