March 19 - Member Update

Mar. 19, 2021

March 19, 2021
Reminder the SSA AGM is tomorrow, March 20th!
We are pleased to report that representatives from Living Sky Sports & Entertainment and the Canadian Premier League will be joining us for the Education & Interaction session, tomorrow at 11:45 a.m.
For the schedule and working papers, visit our website
SSA Offices closed Monday & Tuesday
In accordance with our annual practice, following the AGM SSA Offices will be closed on Monday and Tuesday. We will re-open on Wednesday, March 24th. 

2020 Survey Report  

With the support of the membership, we received significant responses to our 2020 Individual Satisfaction, Member Organization Satisfaction, and Non-Returning Player Surveys. The responses collected provide key learnings which are presented in the 2020 Survey Report. These surveys help us to monitor and gauge progress against defined metrics, listen better to membership, and guide future planning. We encourage Member Organizations to review these findings to assist in your owning planning. 
Thank you to all those that provided your feedback in 2020.

Canada Soccer announces new Club Licence Program cohort for Q1 2021

This week, Canada Soccer announced ten SSA Member Organizations have upgraded or been awarded a Club Licensing program designation. Click here for the announcement.
 “It is great to see the Saskatchewan Organizations wanting to participate in the Club Licensing program. A lot of work has been undertaken by those involved to work towards the different criteria outlined in the respective levels and a commitment has been given to maintain and enhance the participants’ experience.” Rahim Mohamed, SSA Director of Soccer.
“Saskatchewan Soccer has aligned our efforts with Canada Soccer to encourage achievement of the Club Licensing program. We have and will be adopting policy and practice that will reward achievement and maintenance of these standards for all Clubs province wide. Access to competition and SSA Member benefits including MAP funding will be more closely tied to achievement of these standards in the years ahead. We applaud those members that have been early adopters of Club Licensing principles in their organizations.” Doug Pederson, SSA Executive Director.
As we move towards 2022, please be reminded of the Club Licensing program designations needed to participate in specific streams of participation. Please see the Club Licensing Competitions Designations Chart.
Information regarding the 2021 intake will be available in early April on the Club Licensing page.
Congratulations to the below Member Organizations!
Member Association Level 2
Eastside Youth Soccer*
FC Regina*
Hollandia Soccer Club*
Queen City United*
*Upgraded from Quality Soccer Provider
Member Association Level 1
Astra Academy*
Aurora Soccer*
Lakewood Soccer*
Saskatoon United*
*Upgraded from Quality Soccer Provider
Quality Soccer Provider
Valley Soccer Association
Weyburn Soccer Association

Return to Soccer

This week the government announced the extension of the current public health orders until April 5th, however, as previously mentioned, we still do not expect to see lessened restrictions for sport until April 19th earliest. 
Reminder the next ‘How to Develop a Return to Soccer Plan Webinar’ is March 23rd at 8:00 PM. Register here

SSA Coach Education and Development

Referee Laws of the Game Refresher 2020-2021

SSA will be offering Referee Laws of the Game Refresher Online Education Sessions open to all Saskatchewan Soccer referees. Sessions will be approximately 1.5 hours and will focus on modifications to the IFAB Laws of the Game. You can register for one session either on April 15 or April 28 - 7:30pm.
If you are interested, please register here. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with details regarding accessing the session of your choice.

Techne Launch Week 2 Leaderboard

The winner of the Week #2 Techne Leaderboard draw and a $50 Soccer Locker gift card was Nathan H. from Saskatoon Adult Soccer Inc.!
For more information on the Techne App visit our website.

Canada Soccer announces hosts of the 2022-24 Toyota National Championships

Canada Soccer has announced the locations for three future editions of its Toyota National Championships. Charlottetown, PE, Surrey, BC, Vaughan, ON, Waterloo Region, ON, Moncton, NB, Halifax, NS, Quinte West, ON, and Cape Breton, NS have all been selected.

Join us in the Celebration! 

Our players, coaches, referees, and volunteers had an outstanding year in 2020, and we are excited to celebrate all of their accomplishments. We hope you can join us for the online ceremony LIVE on Facebook on March 31st at 7:00 pm.

SSA Calendar of Events & Deadlines

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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