Mini Leagues - Coaches & Volunteers
ONLY under the following circumstances may a coach or volunteer participate in more than one mini league:
The coach maintains 2 metres social distancing at all times and wears a non-medical mask
If the coach cannot maintain social distancing at all times, they must wear medical (surgical or procedural) mask.
Coaches that cannot follow either of the above requirements, must remain in one mini league. It is always recommended that masks be worn by coaches.
Mini Leagues - Referees
ONLY under the following circumstances, may a referee participate in more than one mini league:
The Referee maintains 2 metres social distancing at all times and wears a non-medical mask
If the Referee cannot maintain social distancing at all time, they must wear medical (surgical or procedural mask).
Please note: It is highly recommended that referees participate in only one mini league. Soccer referees are considered highly active as they run at the same pace as the players and therefore will have difficultly wearing masks.
If a Member Organization chooses to have referees in multiple mini leagues, they should be aware that the referees’ abilities will be limited by the above requirements. The member organization will also need to determine an alternative to a referee blowing the whistle (i.e. electronic whistles).
All referees need to continue best practices of not touching equipment with hands, maintain social distancing during ID checks, pre-game routines (no coin toss unless social distancing is achieved), and post-game routines (no handshakes), etc.
Mini Leagues - Coach/Referee/Volunteers that are also players
A volunteer, coach or referee can also participate as a player in a separate mini league but only if they follow the guidelines above when participating as a coach/referee/volunteer.
Playing in more than one Mini League within soccer
Although it was discouraged, it was confirmed that there are no guidelines that prohibit participation in more than one mini league within a sport. (see discussion below the chart).
Mini Leagues -
Field Size, Size of Mini Leagues, Adjusting Mini Leagues
1. Fields can be split into more than one field of play, however there should be no opportunity for the groups sharing the field to co-mingle (ex. Use barriers between fields, separate entrances, staggered start times, etc.). There should be more than 2 M between groups.
2. The field of play is considered the playing area. The 30 on the field, does not include players or team staff on the bench. This allows for 11 v. 11 games with substitutions and team staff to be played on a full-size pitch. Please note however the overall mini league size remains at 50. Member Organizations need to be aware of their field size to not overcrowd a field (for example, do not put 30, U5 players on one quarter field at a time as this creates increased risk).
Member Organizations must be aware of their specific facilities’ guidelines and adhere to those guidelines.
There have been concerns that the restrictions on sport will drive athletes to participate in non-sanctioned sports that are not following the same standards. The BRT informed us that any unsanctioned sports must also follow the same rules and guidelines in the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan. Enforcement is supported by public reports to the BRT. 1-844-800-8688
Travel between communities
Intra-provincial travel for sport is only allowed under two conditions:
1. In-sufficient numbers do not allow mini leagues to be formed locally, and,
2. Distance between communities is reasonable.
Therefore, if small communities cannot form their own mini league, then community # 1 could form a team with community # 2 to join in a mini league operated by community # 3 as long as they are within reasonable distance.
Tournaments are still NOT allowed.
Transition from outdoor to indoor
The BRT indicated that this is up for discussion, but no change has been made yet. We are continuing to seek clarification on this item.
|Whenever possible we should limit the number of people we come in contact with, in our daily lives, including within sport.|
|Whenever possible we should stay close to home, limiting travel and thus contact and exposure.|
|With school opening it is likely COVID numbers will spike and therefore everyone is being asked to be more diligent and to adhere to all safety precautions, or the government may be required to reinstate increased restrictions to keep numbers low.|
|MAP web page on the SSA Website - Includes recorded webinar, Follow-up Guide, and link to MAP Grant Policy|
|MAP Grant Population Based Funding Follow-up Form|
|MAP Grant Special Project Funding Follow-up Form|
Recordings of past webinars and COVID 19 member calls can be found on our YouTube Channel.
SaskSport has partnered with the Rivers West District to host a number of workshops in September and October. Registration is now open!
|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|