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Feb, 2021

SAYNEWS - February 2021

 
FEBRUARY 2021
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
 
SAY Age Standards
 
New SAY Referee Materials
 
Risk Management
 
Stay Up To Date on Covid-19
 
 
Get Ready For 2021
SAY Soccer has been hard at work this winter! In the February 2021 edition of the SAY NEWS we are excited to share new and updated materials that will help our membership set themselves up for a successful 2021!
 
2021 SAY AGE STANDARDS
In 2021 SAY Soccer will be aligning its age standards and names with the updated SAY rulebook. You can find the age classification standards in the SAY organizational rules starting on page 6. Follow the link below to access the SAY Organizational Rulebook
 
Here is the updated rule:
The lower age must be reached and the higher age not exceeded prior to first date of the current “playing year”. “Playing year”, as it is defined here will:
 
  • USSoccer Standard (calendar year) commence on January 1 and conclude on December 31.
  • SAY Alternate Standard (school year) commence on August 1 and conclude on July 31
 
Please note that after 2021 the "Gold Age Matrix" will no longer be a "Standard" while SAY members are free to continue to use this method of age classification it is not a "Standard" included in the SAY rulebook.
 
Please feel free to reach out to the SAY office with any questions or inquiries.
 
NEW 2021 SAY REFEREE MATERIALS
 
SAY Soccer provides a wide variety of referee educational materials and support for referee educators. In 2021, online training, referee testing, and assistance in organizing referee courses are NEW items available to SAY members. Please visit the new referee webpage for further details.
 

 
2021 RISK MANAGEMENT
SAY Soccer intends to prevent the physical, emotional and sexual abuse of children by the coaches, referees, players, administrators, and parents. SAY Soccer seeks to create a welcoming and nurturing environment for those in attendance and has zero tolerance for those whose actions may jeopardize the safety, health or innocence of a minor. We are committed to maintaining an environment for our members that is free from all forms of discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of any legally protected status. check out the link below to see what you can do to comply with risk management standards and keep your program safe.
 
STAY UP TO DATE ON COVID-19
 
The Covid-19 section of the SAY website is dedicated to providing SAY Soccer members with guidance, resources, and information that contains important updates concerning SAY Soccer's ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that the information provided is fluid and can change based on the latest guidelines and protocols put in place by the SAY National Board of Directors.
 
For any clarifications or assistance please contact the national office.
 
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