June 30 - Member Update


Jun. 30, 2021


In response to June 24 heart-breaking announcement from Cowessess First Nation, it is important to take this time to reflect on the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) Calls to Action and to acknowledge our Indigenous members and communities that have experienced the negative effects of residential schools. 
 
We stand with Sask Sport in their commitment to support TRC #s 87-91. We have and will continue to provide ongoing support to programs that work to advance Indigenous athletes, coaches and volunteers. Through our Everyone’s Game initiatives we will continue to seek out future learning opportunities for staff, board, and members that advance the work in alignment TRC. 
 
To anyone who has been triggered and may need extra support during this time of grief and mourning can reach out to access the following resources: 
 
Indian Residential School Survivors and Family 24-hour Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419 
IRS (Indian Residential School) Support Line: 1-800-464-8106 
Inuit & First Nations Hope for Wellness Line: 1-855-242-3310 
Mobile Crisis: 1-306-767-0127 
Mental Health Clinic: 1-306-766-7800 
Regina Crisis/Suicide Line: 1-306-525-5333 
Canadian Mental Health Association: 1-306-525-9543 
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 

SSA Offices Closed

SSA offices will be closed on July 1 for the Canada Holiday, and also on July 2nd.

Return to Soccer

The provincial government announced on June 20th that Step 3 of the Re-opening Roadmap will begin on July 11th as targeted, and as of that date, all public health orders will be removed. This includes the removal of the province-wide mandatory masking order, and the removal of limits on events and gathering sizes.  
 
Please continue to check our biweekly communications for updates. As we have seen over the past 15 months, guidelines can change at any point in time. We are optimistic however, that we are finally returning to normal, and that we will be able to enjoy and participate in sport in its fullest going forward.  
 
Once again, thank you to all organizers for your dedication to the game and participants’ safety. You have put in a tremendous amount of work this past year that does not go unnoticed. The opportunities you’ve provided to your players, referees, and coaches have meant a lot to those that love the game. We hope the news of the public health orders being removed lifts a weight off your shoulders, and that you can focus on what the future holds for your organization.  
 

Important Update - Indoor, Futsal and Walking Soccer Fees

With the full return to play, fees for 2021 return to previous levels. Starting in Outdoor 2020, Walking Soccer, Futsal & Beach Soccer became their own categories and have separate fees.  
 
Indoor Soccer & Futsal Fees 
Mini - $16.00 
Youth - $32.00 
Adult - $32.00 
Team Personnel - $10.00 
 
Walking Soccer - $10.00 
 
Beach Soccer - $0.00 (Beach soccer is a promotional category; once competitive leagues and tournaments begin MOs should anticipate that fees will be added.) 

Toyota Club Nationals 

Canada Soccer confirmed yesterday that a decision on the status of the Toyota Club Nationals would be announced next week. 

Eatonia and District Recreation Board was recently approved as a Regular Member of the Saskatchewan Soccer Association. Eatonia is offering mini and youth outdoor soccer in their community and had 80 % of their school participate in soccer programming in their first year! They believe in fair play and offer opportunities for all youth in their community. They also have a relationship with Kindersley Soccer nearby and have travelled to offer even more opportunities for their players. Welcome Eatonia! 
 
SSA is hiring a Coordinator of Member Services to fill a maternity leave!   
 
 
Applications can be submitted to ea@sasksoccer.com. Deadline to apply is July 16, 2021.  
 
Please share the posting within your network. 

Saskatchewan's Daniel Boudreau appointment 

Daniel Boudreau has been appointed to the opening game of the Canadian Premier League 2021 season, FC Edmonton - Atletico Ottawa. Daniel has performed very well to earn this honour. A couple of highlights show a great offside decision and teamwork
 
We are looking forward to watching Daniel in action as CPL matches resume on June 30 and July 1. Canada Soccer latest referee appointments can be accessed here
 
For more information on the Canadian Premier League, “The Kickoff” and a complete schedule of games, please visit https://canpl.ca/ 
 

Sask Sport Article - CHANTAL BOUDREAU TOKYO BOUND 

 

Yesterday, Sask Sport released a story highlighting Chantal Boudreau’s journey to the Tokyo Olympic Games.  
 
Read more at cheeronsask.ca.  

2021 Provincial Soccer League (PSL) Details 

Following the June 27 entry deadline, we are pleased to confirm available details for the 2021 Provincial Soccer League (PSL). Games will start July 18 and conclude with the PSL Finals August 20-22. 
 
U13 Girls - 4 teams - 6 games/team 
U13 Boys - 6 teams - 6 games/team 
U15 Girls - 3 teams - 6 games/team 
U15 Boys - 5 teams - 8 games/team 
U17 Boys - 4 teams - 6 games/team. 
 
We are working to confirm the fields and the release of the schedule is expected July 9. 
As part of SSA’s Return to Soccer Stimulus strategy a subsidy of $100/game/team will be provided to support the participating teams. 
 
PSL Finals will take place on August 20-22 in Saskatoon. Stay tuned for further information regarding a jam-packed weekend of activities! 
 
Thank you to all participants! We are looking forward to another great PSL season! 

Coach Education - July Coach Education & Development Opportunities

C-Licence Online Theory Workshop "Youth Edition" (Ages 16 to 25) July 20th to 29th  
This edition of the Canada Soccer C-Licence online theory course is targeted towards youth players and is available for FREE to anyone aged 16 to 25. 
 
The theory will be delivered in a mixed synchronous and asynchronous format where students will complete portions of the course on their own and other components will be delivered through online group review sessions scheduled for Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 pm from July 20 to the 29th. 
 
Jul 20, 2021 07:00 PM to 8:30 PM -Welcome and Introduction / Block 1 Review 
Jul 22, 2021 07:00 PM to 8:30 PM -Block 2 Review 
Jul 27, 2021 07:00 PM to 8:30 PM -Block 3 Review 
Jul 29, 2021 07:00 PM to 8:30 PM -Block 4 Review 
 
*To register please visit your Member Organizations RAMP registration portal. 

Vancouver Whitecaps Coach Development Series

 

Membership Organizational Development 

Virtus Group - Fraud & Internal Controls - We want to express our thanks to our colleagues at Virtus Group for sharing this resource.   
 
Description:  During times of change, companies and organizations are challenged to adapt quickly to ensure they continue to thrive. Whether your employees are working at the office or from home, oversight of financial processes continues to be a critical business function. We will discuss key internal controls you should have in place and how to adapt your processes quickly while maintaining the integrity of your control framework. We will also explore the fraud triangle and current trends, as well as highlight some red flags to watch for. 
 
SSA recommends this as a good education resource for Audit & Finance and Risk Management Committee Members as well as Board Directors and Staff. 
 
Read more on how on fraud and theft are real risks for sport organizations: CBC - Canadian youth sports groups are losing millions of dollars to fraud and theft 
 
 
Description: This one-hour video will help you to quickly and easily design printed and online materials that will look great, standout from the crowd, and get you noticed! Teaching you the basics of layout and design to assist you to get the right information out to your audience.  

 
Two 50/50 Fundraiser draws have been completed since our last communication. Congratulations to both the winners!  
 
June 29, 2021 
Winning Ticket: 1024 - Shawn Johnston 
Supported: Whitecaps FC Men's Program 
Total Pot: $530 
Prize: $265 
 
June 22, 2021 
Wining Ticket: 1423 - Raelene Regier 
Supported: Saskatoon Adult Soccer Inc. 
Total Pot: $680 
Prize: $340 
 
Now Open to Teams!  
We will now be accepting clubs and teams to sign up for the 50/50 Fundraiser! Please circulate this page to your clubs and teams to let them know they are eligible to sign up for the raffle.  
 
Ticket Sales 
We would like to thank everyone for their support in drawing attention to the fundraiser and would like to reemphasize the importance to drive ticket sales. SSA has provided the platform, but ultimately cannot be the main driver of ticket sales for each organization. If each organization sets a goal of selling $200 (10 purchases of $20) a week, we will hit $3,800 a week in sales with the current number of organizations signed up. Consistently high payouts will incentivize individuals to continue to purchase tickets and will ensure the success of this fundraiser. Please interact as much as possible with our weekly social media posts and promote the draws to your membership when possible. 
 
Haven’t Signed up yet? 
If your organization hasn’t signed up yet, there’s still time and there is no deadline! Fill out and return this signup form to ea@sasksoccer.com. It doesn’t get easier than this to raise money for your organization! Your volunteers can focus on the players and the game - we’ll do the work, and you will see the profit! You just need to 1 - sign up and 2 - promote the lottery through social media or other means to your membership. 
 
Get your tickets today! 

 
Each week visit Everyone’s Game Resource Centre on our weekly communication to find informational and inspirational articles, member interviews, and developmental opportunities.
 
Monthly Member Interview: Odean Thomspon
Odean is a certified educator from Lloydminster. He played CIS Soccer at Brock and Nipissing University. Coached Team North in the 2016 Saskatchewan games. Assistant Coach for the U-19 Male Saskatchewan team at NAIG 2017. Currently an assistant coach for Lakeland Rustlers Men's Soccer Team. His favorite quote is "Be the change you want to see in the world."
 
 
Past Interviews
 
 
Inspirational Articles: Creating a “Fun” Sport Environment - Reflecting on how to create a “fun” atmosphere for girls and young women in sport.


Euro 2020 Final Watch Party @ Sports on Tap in Saskatoon hosted by The Wheatpool Supporters Group  
 
When: July 11, noon to 3 pm
 
RSVP at https://www.thewheatpool.ca/.../euro-finals-2021-watch.../ to be entered into door prize draws
 
Q&A with Living Sky Sport and Entertainment's Al Simpson about a CPL team coming to the Saskatchewan and the soccer stadium project
 
Free #BuildTheStadiumSK scarf to the first 50 attendees
 
19+ (no minors) 

SSA Calendar of Events & Deadlines

Recordings of past webinars and COVID 19 member calls can be found on our YouTube Channel.
 
See our full Calendar of Events on our website. 
 
July 9 - Provincial Soccer League Schedule released
 
 
July 18 - Provincial Soccer League Kick off
 
 
 
August 20-22 -  PSL Finals & stayed tuned for a more information on a jam-packed weekend of activity!  
 
 

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
 
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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