April 9 - Member Update

Apr. 09, 2021

Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program Intake 2021/22

An information session will be held on April 14th at noon for Canada Soccer Club Licensing 2021 Intake.  Interested Member Organizations should try to attend. A recording of the information session will also be posted on the SSA Website afterwards.

Return to Soccer

This week, the Government announced the extension of the current public health orders until April 26th. This means we will not see restrictions lessened for sport until at least this date. Organizations may continue to train in groups of 8 for youth players, following the restrictions outlined on page 5 of the SSA Return to Soccer Plan
Reminder: ONLY organizations that have completed a Return to Soccer Plan and the Canada Soccer Assessment tool may return to the pitch. How to Develop a Return to Soccer Plan Webinars have been scheduled to help organizations with this process, with the next one scheduled for Thursday, April 15th at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Register Here.

Next Member Discussion

The next Member Discussion will be pushed back to Tuesday, April 27th at 8:00 PM to align with the government update. We hope to have more information on the guidelines to inform what our Outdoor season will look like. This will be an important meeting that Member Organizations will not want to miss. Register here.

Everyone’s Game Community - Join the Movement!

Everyone’s Game, SSA’s new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy, is a strategy where diversity, inclusion, and equity are ingrained as fundamental values within our organization.
We are pleased to announce Everyone’s Game Community, a group of SSA Member Organization representatives, that will play a role in:
growing membership, volunteers, and public support,
providing opportunities to listen, learn, engage with one another,
increasing sponsorship opportunities, and
building organizational strength through diverse skill sets and experiences.  
We are calling on our members to make the commitment to support Everyone’s Game.
Please complete the form below to be a part of the Everyone's Game Community. The group will consist of any interested member organization representatives who are ready to take action, join the movement and make a difference in their organizations. It will be a safe place to learn from one another, grow together and celebrate successes. It will consist of quarterly meetings to allow for open discussions, free workshops, and resource sharing.
The first two meetings are set for June and September.
June TBA - Diverse Gender Strategies
September TBA - Understanding Reconciliation and Land Acknowledgments

Join the Movement Today!

MAP Grant

Reminder, MAP Grant Applications are now open and the deadline to apply is May 1st
To support your success with the MAP Grant program, on the MAP Grant webpage of the SSA website you will find Section 11 - Grants, Article 1 - Membership Assistance Program, as well as a Membership Assistance Program Easy Guide which outlines key information about MAP, as well as provides suggestions for projects under each of the funding categories.
We also encourage you to join us for the next MAP Grant Application webinar on Tuesday, April 13th at noon - 1:00 PM - Click here to register. On this webinar you will learn best practices in applying and how you can get the most out of your MAP Grant funding. 

Rafflebox Update

Now is the time to create some energy around the 50-50 Rafflebox Project! Rafflebox has received provincial gaming approval and SSA is in the process of getting our license approved.
The more Members we have participating the higher the jackpots and the more enthusiasm we will generate. Let’s get excited about raising funds to support your organizations soccer goals. Let’s aim high - groups like Nova Scotia Firefighters have jackpots over $200,000 weekly. For SSA Members 35% of sales will go to support soccer every week.
There is no risk. SSA and Rafflebox will manage the 50-50, and all you have to do is encourage sales which can go directly back to your organization. Currently we have 11 of 52 Member Organizations who have enrolled in the Rafflebox project. Our goal is to have every Member Organization join in as this is a no risk opportunity for each organization to raise funds and aide in the return to soccer. 
Please fill out and return the agreement form located here to ea@sasksoccer.com for your organization to be added to the Rafflebox dropdown and ensure your organization is included in receiving funds.

Referee Laws of the Game Refresher 2020-2021

SSA will be offering 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 the 2020-2021 modifications to the IFAB Laws of the Game. Choose between April 15 or April 28, both sessions will start at 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 5 Leaderboard

The winner of the Week #4 Techne Leaderboard draw and a $50 Soccer Locker gift card was Gabriel H. from Valley Soccer Association!

Techne March Member Organization Leaderboard

Congratulations to the above organizations who finished in the top 5 for total time trained on the Techne Futbol app in March!  Also congratulations to QC United, the winner of the top 5 draw and a $250 Xtratime Sports Soccer Locker gift card! 

SSA Calendar of Events & Deadlines

Recordings of past webinars and COVID 19 member calls can be found on our YouTube Channel.

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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