Keeping Girls in Sport is a 90-minute interactive online course designed to help coaches, mentors, and leaders understand what girls need to feel included, be successful, and stay active. Saskatchewan Soccer is proud to offer Keeping Girls in Sport to soccer participant interested to take the course.
The new Gender Equity LENS e-learning module gives you the information and tools you need to act on your commitment to gender equity, helping you make policy and program decisions to better serve women and girls in your sport.
You’ll learn how to bring a gender lens to your decision-making and create the conditions to support women and girls to participate, lead and stay involved.
The Rally Report shows that sport participation levels for Canadian girls are much lower than boys. Among girls who have participated in sport, there is a dramatic dropout rate observed with 1 in 3 girls leaving sport by late adolescence. By comparison, the dropout rate for teenage boys (aged 16-18) is only 1 in 10. Sport participation rates for Canadian girls decline steadily from childhood to adolescence with as many as 62% of girls not playing sport at all.
This study is designed to inform, educate, and inspire action across Canada and to keep girls in sport. We invite you to rally with us—to drive change and build the momentum we need to achieve gender equity. Let’s use our collective voices to advocate for sport that is inclusive and reflects our values.
COVID Alert - Pandemic Impact on Women and Girls in Sport
We need to understand how the COVID-19 stoppage is impacting girls and how this relates to the existing barriers women and girls face in sport. This will point us to targeted solutions. Learn more about the findings of this research and share this data with your networks to help build back sport better.
Saskatchewan Soccer offers several grant opportunities that female participants are able to access, including the Female Development Grant, Coaching Professional Development Grant, and Referee Development Grant.
REX Athlete Empowerment Opportunities
As part of the REX Program, female high performance athletes are provided the opportunity to lead sessions (in the classroom and on the field) to gain presentation, leadership, communication, and coaching skills.
The MAP Grant provides all Member Organizations with significant funding opportunities to grow female participation in their communities.
Female-Specific Player, Coach & Referee Education
Member Organizations are able to offer player, coach, and referee clinics specifically for females to encourage a safe and welcoming environment to learn the game.
Commitment to Good Governance
Female Visibility in the Game
If women and girls see female role models and representatives in sport, they believe they too can be involved in sport. Saskatchewan Soccer uses its social media platforms to promote and acknowledge the contributions of inspiring female influences in soccer.
Member Organizations are able to acknowledge outstanding contributions and achievements of girls and women in individual and team play, coaching, officiating, and volunteerism through Saskatchewan Soccer's technical and recognition awards.
Standards Coaching Gender Requirements through Competitions