Rural Member Strategy
The Rural Member Strategy defines the programs, services, and initiatives that specifically serve rural participants and rural Member Organizations.
SSA Rural Soccer Organizers Facebook Group
Join the SSA Rural Soccer Organizers Facebook Group
, open to anyone who is a volunteer, board member, or administrator with a Member Organization located outside of Saskatoon and Regina. The Facebook group is a great place to share ideas and network with other organizers from across the province.
The SK Coaches Room Facebook Group
Join the SK Coaches Room Facebook Group
, open to any Saskatchewan coach. The Facebook group is a place to exchange ideas and resources, and engage in discussion about coaching.
Rural Advisory Group
Open to anyone who is an organizer with a Member Organization located outside of Saskatoon and Regina, the Rural Advisory Group meets quarterly to share ideas, network, and provide feedback to SSA on its current and future program and service offerings.
SK Four Corners Championships
SaskTel S4L Indoor Youth 6-Aside Provincial Championships
S4L Adult Provincial Championships
Grassroots Workshops provide the opportunity for Member Organizations' staff, boards, and volunteer groups to meet with SSA staff right in their home communities. The open discussion identifies the Member Organization's strengths, successes, struggles, and areas of support. Saskatchewan Soccer implements changes to programs and services based on the feedback received, leading to improvements in delivery for rural Member Organizations.
The MAP Grant provides all Member Organizations, particularly rural Member Organizations, with significant funding opportunities to grow the game in their communities.
Coach & Referee Education
Rural Member Organizations are able to deliver community soccer coaching courses, referee clinics, and Laws of the Game refresher courses in their communities, for their members.
Saskatchewan Soccer offers several grant opportunities that rural participants are able to access, including the Female Development Grant, Coaching Professional Development Grant, Referee Development Grant, and Adult Engagement Grant.
Player & School Camps
Member Organizations are able to offer player camps and school camps in their home communities. Camps could be used as a promotional event ahead of the season starting, a partnership with your local school or community association, or purely for fun!
Saskatchewan Summer & Winter Games
Saskatchewan Soccer supports the delivery of soccer in the Saskatchewan Summer Games and the delivery of futsal in the Saskatchewan Winter Games (brand new in 2022!) by holding the application process for District teams, promoting District team formation, and overseeing the delivery of the competition. Coaches and athletes all around the province are welcome and encouraged to participate!
REX Youth Engagement Days
The REX Program hosts youth engagement days, where Member Organizations' youth teams come to tour the facility, watch the REX Program's games, participate in post-game interviews, interact with the REX athletes, and receive presentations on the REX program and player pathway. As well, coaches are welcome to come and interact with REX Program team personnel and get insights from their strategies.
MO Resources & Technical Resources
Saskatchewan Soccer has created and compiled a variety of technical and organizational resources meant to support coaches, technical leaders, and organizers to do the business of soccer even better.
Member Organizations are able to acknowledge outstanding contributions and achievements in individual and team play, coaching, officiating, and volunteerism through Saskatchewan Soccer's technical and recognition awards.
Player Pathway Identification Network
Athletes throughout Saskatchewan are able to be identified to the next step of the player pathway through the player pathway identification network established by Saskatchewan Soccer.