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Saskatchewan Soccer Association (SSA) offers funding to registered Saskatchewan referees looking to advance their refereeing careers through professional development opportunities. 

Priority will be given to officials wishing to obtain Regional Classification, Provincial Classification or National Nomination criteria; however, applications for other referee development opportunities may be considered on a case-by-case basis should funding remain in any given year. Funding can be used to help offset the cost of the following: 

 Clinic Fees or Registration

Traveling to Clinics and High Level Matches (if not covered)

 Accommodation & Meals (if not covered)

 Educational Opportunities (in province or out)

 How it works:

  1. Applicants MUST be registered as a referee with SSA.
  2. Applicants  MUST pay for their development opportunity prior to attending and participate fully in the      course/clinic/event to be eligible for funding. 
  3. Applicants MUST submit an application to the SSA for the Referee Development Grant by October 31st to be considered for funding.
  4. The application MUST include all original receipts pertaining to the development opportunity. 
  5. Applicants  are encouraged to include a one page cover letter describing the benefits of attendance at the developmental opportunity to their Member Organization and/or SSA.
  6. Applicants are eligible for reimbursement of up to 50% of eligible expenses pertaining to the developmental opportunity to a maximum of $300 per calendar year.
  7. Individuals are limited to 1 application per calendar year. 
  8. SSA will review all applications in November with grants distributed before the end of the calendar year.
  9. A pool of $3,000 will be allocated to the Referee Development Grant to be divided amongst successful candidates based on eligible expenses.
  10. If the full allocation of  funding is not utilized in any given year, it may be reallocated to the Professional Development Coaching Grant and/or Female Development Grant.

For all inquiries about the Referee Development Grant please contact Manager of Referee Development at o.iliuta@sasksoccer.com.

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