Bylaws and Policies


 

 

Bylaws: 

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Policies:

Lightning Policy

Cast Policy

 

SSA Policies & Procedures:

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Referee Code of Ethics

Game officials having certain privileges through and by Saskatchewan Soccer, with respect to the game, shall realize their responsibilities and duties to the Association and the game. The Saskatchewan Soccer Code includes and enlarges upon the Canadian Soccer Association's Code of Ethics for Game Officials.

A Saskatchewan Soccer Referee shall: 

  1. Conduct him/herself with dignity both on and off the field of play and shall, by example, seek to inspire the principles of fair play and earn the respect of those the referee serves.

  2. Not cause the Canadian Soccer Association, Saskatchewan Soccer Association or any regional referees association to become involved in any controversial matters and shall abide by the rules and regulations of the provincial soccer association and the referee's own regional association.

  3. Adhere to all standards and directives established by the international (F.I.F.A), national (C.S.A.) and provincial (S.S.A.) soccer association, and the referee's regional association.

  4. Always be neat in appearance and maintain a high level of physical and mental fitness.

  5. Study the Laws of the Game and be aware of all changes and shall enforce all said Laws and Changes.

  6. Perform his/her designated duties, including attending organized clinics and lectures, etc and shall assist their colleagues in upgrading and improving their standards of officiating, instructing and assessing.

  7. Adhere to the Canadian Soccer Association's Anti-Doping Policy.

  8. Honor any appointments made for and accepted by them unless unable to do so by virtue of illness or personal emergency.

  9. Not publicly criticize other referees, the national or provincial soccer association, or any referee's association.

  10. Not make any statement to the media (newspaper, television, radio, etc.) related to a game in which the referee has officiated, or to the performance of the players or other officials.

  11. Not accept any appointment to officiate in any competitive game involving a team in the same age group and gender division in the same league to which the referee is directly affiliated as a player, registered coach or manager.

  12. Not accept an appointment to officiate in any provincial championship game involving a team or club to whom the referee is directly affiliated as a player, a registered coach or manager, and elected executive or board member.

  13. Not accept any appointment to officiate in any competitive game in which an immediate member of his/her family by marriage or common law is a registered player or coach. An immediate member of the family is a parent, a spouse, a son or daughter, a brother or sister.

  14. Be subject to disciplinary action for not complying with this Code of Ethics.

 

 Rule of Two

 PAYSA Rule of Two Policy: Click Here

 

The Rule of Two serves to protect minor athletes in potentially vulnerable situations by ensuring that more than one adult is present. Vulnerable situations can include closed doors meetings, travel, and training environments. PAYSA are encourages to create and implement policies and procedures that limit the instances where these situations are possible.

Ultimately, the Rule of Two states that there will always be two screened and Respect in Sport and NCCP trained or certified coaches with an athlete, especially a minor athlete, when in a potentially vulnerable situation. This means that, with the exception of medical emergencies, any one-on-one interaction between a coach and an athlete must take place within earshot and view of a second coaches/team personnel. 

In the event where screened and NCCP trained or certified coaches are not available, a screened volunteer, parent, or adult can be recruited. In all instances, one coach/volunteer must reflect the genders of the athletes participating or be of an appropriate identity in relation to the athlete(s).

The "staircase approach" is similar to the Rule of Two. While the Gold Standard is the preferred environment, it is not expected that it will be reached at all times. The alternatives presented, although increasing risk, are acceptable and would be considered to be in alignment with the Rule of Two. The one-on-one interaction between a coach and an athlete without another individual present, as depicted at the lowest stair in the approach, is to be avoided in all circumstances.

 

For more information about the Responsible Coaching Movement or The Rule of Two, you can check out the CAC’s website: HERE

 

 Respect in Sport

 

Respect in Sport Certification (RiS)

 

All sports in the province are now required to ensure that their Coaches and Team Personnel are certified in RiS. The SSA is committed to creating a sport environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Coaches and Team Personnel have a responsibility to create a sporting environment that is free of harassment, abuse, bullying and neglect.

The Respect in Sport curriculum consists of seven modules and takes approximately three hours to complete. When the program has been completed a Certificate of Completion can be printed. RiS must be re-certified every 5 years. 

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