June 12, 2020 Member Update

Jun. 12, 2020

June 12, 2020 


Saskatchewan Soccer and all member organizations continue to adhere to all Government of Saskatchewan Public Health Orders regarding the COVID 19 pandemic.
Yesterday during the provincial government COVID Update, Deputy Premier Gord Wyant indicated that we can be assured that we will see sports go ahead this summer. They were not ready, however, to announce a date for phase 4 which we should anticipate early next week.  Also released yesterday were the government’s Outdoor Sport Guidelines (pg. 70 of the Re-open Saskatchewan Plan). Based on this new information, we are sure you have many questions and we hope to be better equipped to answer those questions once we have more clarity on these guidelines and phase 4 from the government. Until that time, our focus remains on supporting membership to undertake the steps indicated within the Return to Soccer Plan (RTSP) which are to be completed prior to resuming activity.
On Wednesday we released the SSA Return to Soccer Plan (RTSP), and we are pleased to now provide access to the Canada Soccer Assessment tool. Once Member Organizations complete their individualized Return to Soccer Plans, they can access the tool available here: https://returntoplay.canadasoccer.com/ 
We have developed a COVID 19 Resource page on our website to assist you in the planning process.  If you have any resources you’d like to share with the membership, it would be appreciated if you could email them to cms@sasksoccer.com.

Outdoor Registration

With return to play approaching members will need to turn their attention back to online registrations. Registrants previously registered for this outdoor are required to update their submissions. To ensure the RAMP system is prepared SSA will be temporarily shutting down the RAMP Outdoor 2020 registration from Monday, June 15 at 8:00 a.m. - Tuesday, June 16 at 8:00 a.m. This is necessary to ensure that updated waivers and compliance forms, which have been amended to the realities of COVID19, are in place and completed by each participant prior to any activity.
Member Organizations will receive detailed information outlining the changes for the updated Outdoor 2020 registration next week.
Note: Each organization will still have access to their registration systems but no “SSA season” will be active to receive registrations during the shut down time.

SSA Member Discussions

The next SSA Member Discussion is scheduled for June 23rd at 8:00 PM. It is possible that as the government releases information that we may require a meeting prior to this date.  If this is the case, we will try to give membership as much notice as possible.
Recordings of all previous Member Discussions are available on our YouTube Channel.

Canada Soccer Online Youth License

Canada Soccer has announced an Online Youth License. Interested coaches are encouraged to register as soon as possible, and Member Organizations can choose to utilize their MAP allocations to support participants from their organization completing the courses. If you were not previously approved for coaching education on your MAP Grant and would like to revise your application contact Nicole Drozda at cms@sasksoccer.com  (revising your application does not change the amount of allocated funding, but rather your eligible projects).

DEADLINE Extended to June 14th - Enhanced Female Mentorship Program

The Coaching Association of Canada has initiated an Enhanced Female Mentorship Program. The Year 1 pilot of this program runs from June 2020 to March 2021. Eligibility criteria is as follows:
Currently an active coach in a high-performance sport environment
High-performance is inclusive of post-secondary, national or provincial level team involvement, and/or NCCP Competition-Development certified
Minimum 5 years of coaching experience, or equivalent experience
Currently obtain Registered Coach license and/or pursuing Chartered Professional Coach designation
The deadline to register for this program is this Sunday June 14 (extended from June 12th). If you are aware of any coaches who should apply of this program, please provide them this information.

SSA Calendar of Events 

Available recordings of past webinars and COVID 19 member calls are available on our YouTube Channel. The slide decks from our presenters, including Paul Varian and Stuart Neely, are available on our website.
June 23 @ 8:00 pm - Member Discussion
June 29 @ 7:00pm - Success leaves clues, how we use data at the U of S to inform our decisions, and a comparison of top U-sports Programs - delivered by Jerson Barandica-Hamilton (U of S Women’s Head Coach)
SSA have partnered with Sports Medicine and Science Council for Saskatchewan to bring a coaching education webinar series to assist coaches in supporting their athletes and maintaining their own health and wellness. Registration information for these workshops can be found here.
June 17 - Coach Wellness - 4:30 pm
June 24 - Understanding Sleep & Performance -7:00 pm
July 8 - Goal Setting - 4:30 pm
July 15 - Stress and Relaxation - 4:30 pm

Canada Soccer Nation Inside

Every Friday - Canada Soccer Podcast  https://soundcloud.com/canadasoccer


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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