July 10, 2020 Member Update

Jul. 10, 2020

July 10, 2020


Saskatchewan Soccer and all member organizations continue to adhere to all Government of Saskatchewan Public Health Orders regarding the COVID 19 pandemic.  
For the first time in weeks, we have no updates to report to the Government’s Re-open Plan or the SSA’s Return to Soccer Plan (RTSP).  We are able however to offer clarity on a number of items, based on the responses we have received from the government’s Business Response Team. The RTSP FAQ has been updated this week to include the answers to the following:
Can two organizations collaborate to have one mini-league of 50?
If one organization is in stage 1 of the RTSP and the other is starting mini-leagues in Phase 3, can a player participate in both?
If an individual player is in a ‘mini-league of 25’ can they join a separate non-collaborative mini league of 25, as that player would be exposed less than 50 people total?
If a person in the mini-league of 50 leaves, whether it be a player, coach or referee, can they be replaced by another person?
Can players play both other sports and soccer?
Why can a player play multiple sports, but not with multiple soccer organization’s mini-leagues?
All updates are marked 07/10/20.
During the Member Session on Tuesday, there was a request to consider changing the day of communication each week. After consideration, we have determined Friday is still the best day for our member communication as it allows for all our other organizational meeting commitments (Canada Soccer and Sask Sport) to be reflected in a single communication for the week, as well as time to connect with the Business Response Team based on any provincial government guideline changes or communications throughout the week. If there are any major announcements with immediate impact to membership, those will be communicated as soon as possible.

Club Licensing

Due to the impact of COVID 19, we will be delaying the requirements of different Club Licensing levels as they relate to participation in different Competition Streams. These requirements will now take affect in 2022.
The 2020 Club Licensing intake will still be going ahead for August 31, 2020, and we encourage organizations to continue to remain engaged as they work towards their desired levels of the Club Licensing Program.
Reminder, we are here to support Member Organizations with the Club Licensing Program. Support manuals, templates, webinars and training opportunities are available on our website.
For any questions regarding Club Licensing, please contact Nicole Drozda.

Member Discussions

The next call is Tuesday, July 21st at 8:00 PM - Click here to register.
All Member Discussion Recordings are available on our YouTube Channel.  

Referee Registration and Fees

Referee registrations for Outdoor 2020 due September 30. For 2020 Referee Fees have been reduced by 50%. Member Organizations will receive a credit for those referees already registered.
Referee Registration Process:
Referee Registrar Report located on SSA website.
REMINDER: referee registrations will be collected by their respective member organizations. This will be done through your RAMP Official registration and submitted to SSA by using the Amended Outdoor 2020 Registrar Report, in the same manner player and team personnel registrations are currently submitted. 
Just as players register through the RAMP registration, the same type of process will be required for referees. The set up and maintenance of this registration is done the same way as players and staff. *Note* To turn on referee registration make sure to "Enable Official Registration" in your season settings. 
If you collect payments from referees for registration you will need to create packages within the RAMP system to track and or collect the payments. This process is the same as player and staff (team personnel). 
Referees are not required to register with every member they officiate with, only one organization per year.

Saskatchewan Summer Games

As previously released, the Saskatchewan Summer Games originally scheduled for 2020 are now set to be held in Lloydminster from July 18 - 24, 2021. SSA is now able to confirm that the years of birth in soccer will remain the same as originally stated for 2020.
The age categories for soccer for 2021 will be as follows:
U15 Saskatoon and Regina players, born on or after January 1, 2006
U16 All other district players, born on or after January 1, 2005
If you require any further information, please contact Markus Reinkens.

SSA Calendar of Events 

Recordings of past webinars and COVID 19 member calls can be found on our YouTube Channel. The slide decks from our presenters, including Paul Varian and Stuart Neely, are available on our website.  
July 21 - Member Discussion
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.
July 15 - Stress and Relaxation - 4:30 pm

Canada Soccer Nation Inside

Every Friday - Canada Soccer Podcast
This week Canada Soccer Nation Podcast Episode 11, host Jason deVos speaks with Saskatchewan Soccer Association Director of Soccer Rahim Mohamed, Executive Director Doug Pederson, and President Lisa Bagonluri about governance reform, academy membership, and strategic planning, plus COVID-19.


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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