May 1, 2020 Member Update


May. 01, 2020


May 1, 2020
 
To: All SSA Member Organizations

BE SAFE! BE THE SOLUTION!
 
Saskatchewan Soccer and all member organizations continue to adhere to the Canada Soccer Suspension of all Sanctioned Soccer Activity and the Government of Saskatchewan Public Health Order issued on April 4, 2020 which states that indoor and outdoor gatherings of 10 people or more are prohibited.
 
While the suspension of activity is in place, we encourage everyone to stay safe and maintain physical distancing. 
 
Coach and Referee Education has gone online!
We are pleased to announce that the theory components of Community Stream coaching workshops and the Small Sided Games and Entry Level referee courses will now be delivered by Google Classroom. The new blended format (online and in-person) will allow participants to cover the classroom component online, at their own time, from anywhere they have an internet connection. Participants will register for these online courses through the Clinic Registration form on their Member Organization's RAMP registration platform.
 
For more information see these pages on our website: Coaching Courses or Referee Courses!
 
Fees and Insurance
The SSA Board of Directors have decided to rescind the $2.00 registration fee increase for 2020.
 
For Insurance purposes, anyone registered as a part of indoor will be considered registered until May 31, 2020. More information on Insurance will be available during our May 12 Member Call.
 
Club Licensing Resources
SSA released last week a number of support materials, templates, and information guides that were developed internally to support members with their pursuit of Club Licensing.
 
SSA Awards Recognition
We are seeking feedback from those of you who joined us on our online SSA Recognition Awards Celebration. Please let us know what you thought of the celebration through our survey. If you missed the awards, no worries! The recording is available on our Facebook and YouTube pages.
 
SSA Calendar of Events

May 12 @ 8:00 pm - Member Session
 
May 14 @ 8:00pm - What is Accessible and Inclusive Programming - Presented by Dave Nutt, Canada Soccer. Registration details will be available in next week's communication.
 
 
Continue to check out our website for online learning opportunities and if you have any to share please send them our way!
 
SSA Resources
Kickin' it up a Notch! - There are some great resources available to take your organization to the next level!
 
The Coach's Tool Box - The latest and greatest in coaching resources are highlighted in this article.
 
8 ways to Return to Play this Year - There are many ways that we can get back to the pitch, check out our ideas!
 
We have hosted a number of webinars over the past month and a half, if you didn't get a chance to tune in live check out the recordings on our YouTube channel. Topics include:
Launching an Adaptive Soccer Program
Newcomer Engagement and Inclusivity
New Organizer Orientation
Club Licensing
Launching a Walking Soccer Program
 
Looking for a way to keep your athletes playing soccer? Join VWFC for Daily Live Skills Clinic!
 
"To help keep youth soccer players engaged around the country during these unprecedented times, we have been running live skills clinics that players can do at home. These skills clinics are open to any player and any organization in Saskatchewan as part of our partnership with Saskatchewan Soccer. We have over 2000 players logging on daily and want to make sure that any child who wants to keep active with the ball has the opportunity." - Marinos Papageordopoulos (VWFC Academy Centre Director) 
 
Live Skills Clinics - Monday to Friday 3pm SK Time https://www.whitecapsfc.com/skillsclinic
 
Canada Soccer Nation Podcast
 
The new Canada Soccer Nation Podcast hosted by Jason deVos, Canada Soccer's Director of Development, will feature engaging Canadian soccer guests speaking about a range of grassroots, coach education and club development topics. Published weekly, the first episode is available now at https://soundcloud.com/canadasoccer or wherever you listen to your podcasts. 
 
 
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

 

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