Good Day MSA Families,
We hope everyone is keeping safe. We again want to thank everyone for working with us durning this time. Please note that you're going to be getting information overload in this email. Please read very carefully in full. Thanks for understanding this from the bottom of our hearts!!
With the uncertain time also comes with the unknown. MSA wants all players to know that as of right now our season for outdoor 2020 is currently from instruction from Canadian Soccer (CSA) and Sask Soccer (SSA) as suspended. SSA has a meeting coming up for us this coming week with information of options of how we could possibly have a small season for our kids. MSA totally understands this may or may not be something you interested in but we ask you to keep us with you :) MSA is going to keep all players in the RAMP system registered so we can keep you updated. Then if something comes up or happens your’re aware of whats available. We are going to miss hearing our kids on those fields but hold hope of something we can do to keep the sprint of the game alive within our community with love.
MSA has ideas going if things can’t happen for our outdoor season. Keep your eye on our website as we are hoping to have a small, one day jamboree with our players in the late summer/early fall. There will not be a registration fee for this event, as we would like to extend our thank you for understanding this year’s Outdoor season being suspended and we would also like to keep the kids interest in such a great teambuilding sport such as soccer.
There will be online training courses for both our coaches and ref’s. Please watch the website for more information as it becomes available to us regarding the courses being offered through SSA. These are FREE of charge for our families in the MSA.
MSA has some options when it comes to payed player fees for the outdoor season. Please read this very carefully ……
At this time I would like MSA to remain holding my fees and wait until the email of info comes out of information of season and/or the option again for refund or move my fees into the indoor season. Next info email will come out the week of May 10th - May 15th, 2020.
If option 1 is your choice please email MSA at email@example.com please have your player(s) last name and first name.
I would like an EMT transfer for my player(s) Outdoor 2020 fees.
If option 2 is your choice please see below with roll out days of EMT dates
Please see the chart below as to when you should expect your refund via E-Transfer.
LAST NAME STARTS WITH:
DATE REFUND WILL OCCUR:
Password for EMT will be refunds
Fundraising MSA relays on the help of our families with fundraising. MSA is nonprofit and we work at getting grants and fundraising to but towards indoor fields, outdoor fields, equipment, maintenance, and so much more for our players. This year we have also lost the weekend of Buster days. This takes a lot away from the association with our fundraising. We want to keep growing for the future. MSA is asking each family to complete the already paid for packages to help support of the Martensville Soccer Association. We need to fundraise in order to make the future of soccer in Martensville feasible for the foreseeable future. We are currently working out the details on how to provide the fundraising packages that MSA already has on hand. We also want to be following the current social distancing recommendations. Please remember that these coupon books are for lots of places local and in the city of Saskatoon. You keep the money once you have sold a coupon book. Any family that is financially unable to fundraise or has an objection to this idea please email firstname.lastname@example.org and from there the board will be in contact with you.
To any families that would like to do more then what we have asked we would so appreciate it! MSA has got a few prizes for draws for all families who pick up and complete fundraising. We will also add your family in for each extra one you pre purchase. Email us at email@example.com if you need more or want to add it after you pick up also. We can’t do it with out YOU!!!! Thanks MSA Families.
Deposits MSA will return deposits at the fundraising package pick up time. Those dates will be coming out soon.
Thanks so much,
Martensville Soccer Association
We hope that everyone is staying safe in this wild world that we live in right now. Thank you for your patience with our volunteer board as we navigate this unprecedented season. Right now its to soon to see what things will be in the next 4-6 weeks. MSA is working hard at with keeping updated and moving forward.
Martensville Soccer has been in contact with our governing bodies (the Valley Soccer Association, and the Saskatchewan Soccer Association)(VSA, SSA) and have been informed that we are to go ahead as if our season will continue at the end of April as planned. Until we hear different please understand we need patience. MSA is working this week at looking ahead with season plans that we can control. MSA U5, U7 play in house and we can move that around for them to have a season. MSA U9 and U11's play along with Warman and we work close with them through out the season. MSA in confident in those age groups also that plans can be made. MSA U13 and U15 play within the Valley. VSA makes those schedules so at this time we have to sit back and wait to see plans as they role them out.
There is a lot that goes into the development of the season. Much of this is easy enough to do from our home computers, however there may be some delays and/or changes to the following items; Start times, team building, pre-season practices. Please be patient with us as we navigate these speedbumps, and we will try to keep everyone updated on the website and by email as things progress.
PLEASE NOTE MSA board has also decided that social media pages ie. Facebook WILL NOT be used at this time for getting info out. Unfortunately this is a very time consuming feature. Our Webpage and emails will be the ways MSA board will get info to you has we have it.
On March 15th, 2020 all season teams had to be into the VSA and believe us (we had been 1 day late getting it in) I was reminded to complete this or face a late fine. All our deadlines are in place and need to be followed.
Message to MSA from VSA....
VSA understands that at this time you may find it challenging to meet deadlines, however, we still have deadlines to meet with SSA and those deadlines for us have not changed. Our administrator is doing her best to stay on top of everything, but in order to do so, we need our member organizations to still work together with us.
One STEP at a TIME is all we can do together! Look for the positive in the dark time.
Martensville Soccer Association.
Updated March 23/2020
March 18, 2020
Good Day MSA Families, we want to take some time and reach out to all our families. With the COVID-19 the health and safety of the soccer community is our number one priority. The MSA along with the VSA will follow all Canada Soccer and Saskatchewan Soccer Recommendations when it comes to the current indoor season and the 2020 Outdoor Soccer Season.
MSA outdoor registration has been completed. At this time MSA will have a COMPLETE hold of the Indoor and Outdoor season. We believe at this time we need to give it time. Starting on THURSDAY MARCH 19th, 2020 until MARCH 29th, 2020 the MSA board will taking some time for our families and also our MSA families. MSA board will be working on our plan on moving forward. Emails and calls at this time we ask for our MSA families to understand we will do the best we can to answer these. Please also remember the MSA RUNS on all VOLUNTEER HOURS. Lots happening for everyone right now. Thanks for understanding. Once we have a plan in place we will role it out starting with the Indoor season and moving into the outdoor season.
Message from the SSA from March 13th, 2020
Saskatchewan Soccer continues to follow the developments around the Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19). The health and safety of all members is the top priority as we make decisions and share information.
As of 3:30 p.m. EST (1:30 p.m. CST) Canada Soccer has announced that they are suspending all domestic sanctioned soccer activities immediately, Saskatchewan Soccer is following their decision and suspending all soccer activities in the province until further notice. These are precautionary measures that are made with participants in mind. Sanctioned activities include all competitions, training, coach and match official education and team building activities.
As the situation continues to change rapidly, there is no way to predict what will transpire in the coming days and weeks. We encourage members to continue to plan for the outdoor soccer season. Saskatchewan Soccer continues to work diligently and will be monitoring the situation.
In regards the Saskatchewan Soccer AGM we are currently working through the details. A communication will be sent out to all member organizations once more information is available.
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