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November 20, 2019
New Ontario Soccer Summit speakers
Discover. Develop. Excel. Ep. #2
Ontario Indoor Cup Registration
Goalkeeping Coach Diploma
League1 Ontario Expansion
Canada Soccer Call for Nominations
OSCAR Updates
HUB International Presents: Session Prep
Ontario Cup 2020
Provincial Projects
Ontario Futsal Cup
Ontario Soccer Strategic Plan video
2019-2021 Strategic Plan
Membership Benefits
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Ontario Indoor Cup Registration Deadline
Dec. 4

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The second roster of Ontario Soccer Summit 2020 speakers have been announced
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Ontario Soccer has announced that there are 12 new speakers joining the Ontario Soccer Summit 2020 and the announcement comes on the heels of the Early Bird Tickets selling out in record time.

With Regular Pricing now in effect, tickets will continue to move quickly as this next round of announcements is a cast of Canadian soccer’s most influential leaders.

Click here to find out who is joining the Ontario Soccer Summit 2020.

Click here to purchase tickets.


WATCH – Previewing the 2020 Ontario Soccer Summit in Hamilton
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This week, Ontario Soccer continues to take you on a journey through the City of Hamilton and reveal to you the magnificent roster of experts joining us for the Ontario Soccer Summit 2020 at Redeemer University College.

Lauren Maharaj gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the campus facilities that will host the event.

Click here to watch Episode 2 of Discover. Develop. Excel.


Just two weeks left to register your team for the 2020 Ontario Indoor Cup
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The 2020 Ontario Indoor Cup dates and locations have been finalized and are now available online.

The 2020 Ontario Indoor Cup Entry Rules and Entry Form are now available online. The entry deadline is Dec. 4, 2019.

Click here to watch highlights from last year’s most inspiring Ontario Indoor Cup moments.

Click here for more information and how to register.


The deadline to register for the Goalkeeping Coach Diploma is fast approaching
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Ontario Soccer has announced the upcoming Goalkeeping Coach Diploma Course, which is being held at the Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan on Dec. 5 and 6, 2019.

The Goalkeeper Diploma Course is an in-person workshop, produced by Ontario Soccer, that combines theoretical and practical components on Goalkeeping Coaching.

Click here to read more about the course and how to register.

Click here to watch a video with more about the Goalkeeping Coach Diploma Course.



Three new teams join League1 Ontario for 2020
League1 Ontario will welcome two new men’s teams and one new women’s team for the 2020 season – the seventh campaign in the evolution for the provincial pro-am league – significantly expanding options for elite male and female players in both Toronto and Hamilton.

North Toronto SC will add both a men’s and women’s side while Hamilton United completes the full suite of League1 offerings.

Click here to read more about the announcement.


Canada Soccer Call for Nominations
The Nominations Committee of the Canada Soccer Board of Directors calls for nominations for the positions of President (for a four-year term), as well as Director (elected) and Director (independent) for three-year terms commencing after the Canada Soccer 2020 Annual Meeting of the Members.

The Committee is seeking qualified candidates to play a role in the stewardship of an organization that reflects values such as engagement, transparency, accountability and other attributes representing leading-edge governance.

Click here for more on the process.


Find the latest updates on OSCAR for Nov. 19
Ontario Soccer has added an additional page to its website where regular updates and changes to OSCAR can be found for those who are active in using the registration platform on a more consistent basis.

Recently, there have been updates, support insights, tip of the week and spotlight on an Ontario club.

Click here to read more about OSCAR and how to find updates.


Re-watch all the HUB International Presents: Session Prep series
HUB International and Ontario Soccer are proud to present a series of Coaching Development videos targeted at helping coaches of all levels.

The HUB International Session Prep series focuses on different topics relevant to educating today’s coaches further.

Click here to watch all 12 videos in the Session Prep series.


Application details for 2020 Ontario Cup semi-final hosting
Ontario Soccer is now accepting bids from District Associations interested in hosting the Ontario Cup Semi-Finals in 2020.

The 2020 Ontario Cup Semi-Finals will be held on Aug. 29-20, 2020. The deadline for submitting a bid to host the Ontario Cup Semi-Finals is January 18, 2020.

Click here for more information on hosting.


Ontario Soccer announces 2020 Provincial Projects invites
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce the selections for the 2020 Provincial Projects.

The selected athletes, between 40-50 per age group and gender, were previously evaluated at the Provincial Screening Competition in October or throughout the year and will now be further screened as part of the Provincial Projects.

The screening sessions and the preparation weekends will take place at the Ontario Soccer Centre, before the final rosters selections for the Provincial Teams are announced in April.

Click here to see the selections and find out more about the Provincial Projects.


Ontario Futsal Cup registration now open for all divisions
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For the first time ever, the sport of futsal will be introduced in the 2020 Ontario Winter Games.

The 2020 Ontario Futsal Cup will be played in the Winter Games in the U-18 Boys and Girls divisions. Teams that enter the Ontario Futsal Cup in these divisions will be given an opportunity to qualify for the Final Round of the Ontario Futsal Cup, which will be held at the Ontario Winter Games.

Registration for the U-18 division, as well as other divisions, are now open for the Ontario Futsal Cup.

Click here for more information and how to register.


WATCH – Ontario Soccer Strategic Plan: Reflections and Ambitions
Ontario Soccer announced its 2019-2021 Strategic Plan early in 2019.

At the Ontario Soccer Summit, delegates got a first look back on the recent successes at Ontario Soccer and a deeper dive into the areas Ontario Soccer will target over the next three years.

Click here to watch the Ontario Soccer Strategic Plan: Reflections and Ambitions.


Ontario Soccer releases 2019-2021 Strategic Plan
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce its, Board of Directors approved new Strategic Plan for 2019-2021, which will serve as a road map for soccer in the province over the next three years.

The Strategic Plan will focus on four key areas of the sport and within those areas, each have three Strategic Initiatives where Ontario Soccer will look at tackling opportunities on and off the field.

Click here to read more about the 2019-2021 Strategic Plan.


What are the benefits of being an Ontario Soccer member?
As the third-largest youth sports organization in Canada, Ontario Soccer is proud to serve a massive membership of over half a million Ontarians.

Our organization develops, supports and delivers programs and services throughout Ontario in partnership with grassroots communities, Clubs, Districts, Private Academies and many more.

Click here to read more about the benefits of being a member of Ontario Soccer.

Click here to read the 2018 Annual Report.


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US Youth Soccer Common Goals Newsletter | November 2019

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The schedule is now available for the Fall Showcase events that will mark the beginning of the 2019-20 US Youth Soccer National League season. The opening weekends will take place in late November and early December. READ MORE

US Youth Soccer Workshop
Sign up now for the US Youth Soccer Workshop that takes place at the 2020 United Soccer Coaches Convention in Baltimore, Md.

USYS Award Winners Announced
USYS announced the Regional and National Youth Soccer Award winners this month. National winners will be recognized in Baltimore, Md.

NWSLPA Experience Kicks-Off
We’re excited to kick-off our first devleopment activation with the NWSLPA and have two interns from the NWSL in our National Office.

Speak Up And Be Heard
Take a moment to find your club in the US Youth Soccer Directory powered by TiPEVO. Share your experience and leave a club review!

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Register Now for the 2020 United Soccer Coaches Convention The time to register for the 2020 United Soccer Coaches Convention in Baltimore is now! Immerse yourself in valuable educational opportunities, live field demonstrations, networking events, and more this January. Register by 11:59 pm EST on December 10th to beat the price increase deadline. Learn more about the Convention held January 15-19, 2020.

When Does Recruiting Really Start for Student-Athletes? Although college coaches cannot reach out to recruits directly until June 15th of their Sophomore year, you can begin receiving recruiting questionnaires, camp invites, and other materials at any age. Find out how to get ahead of your competition in the recruiting process

Defense Wins Championships on the Field. The Same is True Online. Cyber security is so important to your kid’s future. They spend hours on social media, playing games, and watching videos. As a leader in digital and identity protection, we want to make sure you have the tools to keep them safe online. As an exclusive opportunity for US Youth Soccer Members, you can save up to 15% off of our identity protection plan, ID Mentor powered by MyIDCare, and get the peace of mind that comes from knowing your family is protected. Get protected now
Cheering the Right Way with PCA It’s disconcerting for athletes to have parents yell out instructions from the stands. This PCA article shares advice on how to cheer from sidelines using a technique called “No-Directions Cheering.”

Put Your Players’ Mental Health First BTI has partnered with Crisis Text Line to introduce SAFE Tags These tags give students and young people everywhere the opportunity to confide in a trained Crisis Counselor –real life human beings– anonymously, 24/7, and at no cost to the texter. Because everyone deserves someone to talk to.

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US Youth Soccer announces national winners of annual awards

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US Youth Soccer Announces National Winners of Annual Awards

FRISCO, Texas (Nov. 18, 2019) — US Youth Soccer is excited to announce the national winners of its annual awards. The national winners will be recognized at the 2020 US Youth Soccer Awards Gala, held in Baltimore, Md., Jan. 18, alongside the United Soccer Coaches Convention.

The awards include: Boys and Girls Competitive Coaches of the Year, Boys and Girls Recreation Coaches of the Year, Young Referees of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Administrator of the Year,TOPSoccer Buddy and Coach of the Year and the Dr. Thomas Fleck Award. In addition, the 2019 US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame Class will be inducted at the Gala.

National Goal and Save of the Year awards are still to be determined.

USYS National Award National Winner Hometown

Female Young Referee of the Year Maya Ryder Xenia, Ohio

Male Young Referee of the Year Andrew Kennedy Webster, N.Y.

Volunteer of the Year John Mingus Arlington, Va.

Administrator of the Year Erin Misaki San Diego, Calif.

TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year Jessica Lee West Hempstead, N.Y.

TOPSoccer Coach of the Year David Robinson Bradenton, Fla.

Girls Recreation Coach of the Year Fred Nelson Omaha, Neb.

Boys Recreation Coach of the Year Epiphany Vera Harvard, Mass.

Girls Competitive Coach of the Year Giuliano Oliviero Wauwatosa, Wisc.

Boys Competitive Coach of the Year Daniel Trosper Brighton, Mich.

Dr. Thomas Fleck Award Timo Liekoski

Hall of Fame

Rick Tompkins
Susanne Conlon Glenside, Pa.
Burlington, N.C.

For more information about the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala and award winners, go to ###

About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sport organization in the country, is on a mission to make soccer the preeminent youth sport in the country. US Youth Soccer registers 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19. Through its programming, resources and leadership, US Youth Soccer is advancing the game for its 55 Member State Associations, 10,000 clubs and leagues and nearly 1 million administrators, coaches and volunteers. US Youth Soccer connects families and communities to the power of sports and its shared love of soccer. US Youth Soccer provides a path for every player, offering programs that provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit

Schedule announced for 2019-20 US Youth Soccer National League Fall Showcases

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT : US Youth Soccer Communications, or 800-4SOCCER

Schedule announced for 2019-20 US Youth Soccer National League Fall Showcases

Scores and Schedule:

FRISCO, Texas (Nov. 18, 2019) — The schedule is now available for the Fall Showcase events that will mark the beginning of the 2019-20 US Youth Soccer National League season. The opening weekends will take place in late November and early December.

The first games of the season will take place Nov. 24-27 when the 14U Girls teams each play four matches (teams play one match per day at all events) in Boca Raton, Fla. The 15U-19U Girls teams will then kick off their season Dec. 5-8 in Wilson, N.C., and Goldsboro, N.C., where each team will play four games.

Teams in the 15U-19U Boys age groups will open their season Dec. 11-15 in Panama City Beach, Fla. The 17U-19U Boys teams will each play four games from Dec. 11-14, while the 15U-16U Boys teams will play four games each from Dec. 12-15.

The 14U Boys will play their first matches of the season Dec. 27-30 at the Winter Showcase event in Tampa, Fla.

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All 14U Girls teams will compete in Boca Raton, and their games will take place alongside the US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Interregional. Meanwhile, the 15U-19U Girls weekend in North Carolina and the 15U-19U Boys weekend in Panama City Beach will each feature all teams in those competing age groups — 144 for each event — to create more significant opportunities for the nation’s collegiate, professional and national team coaches to see National League players in an environment of meaningful play.

The 14U Girls games in Boca Raton will be played at the Spanish River Athletic Park. The 15U-19U Girls games Wilson and Goldsboro will be played primarily at the Wilson Gillette Soccer Complex, Bryan Multi-Sport Complex and Wilson Rotary Park.

For the 15U-19U Boys, the games in Panama City Beach will be played at the Panama City Beach Sports Complex and Frank Brown Park.

The National League provides a pathway for four teams per gender age group to qualify for the US Youth Soccer National Championships, sending the top finishers in each division of the 14U through 19U Boys and Girls age groups to compete for the National title. The four National League representatives will join the four regional champions at the 2020 US Youth Soccer National Championships, July 20-26 at the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex in Overland Park, Kan.

The 13th year of National League play is shaping up to be one of the most competitive yet, as the pool of teams includes the following:


6 National Champions
5 National Finalists
19 National League Division Champions
19 Regional Champions


5 National Champions
5 National Finalists
17 National League Division Champions
18 Regional Champions

“With each team earning its way into the league, the National League provides the most competitive environment possible with quality play and meaningful games,” said Paul Luchowski, National League commissioner. “In July 2019, National League teams claimed all 12 possible National Championship titles in Overland Park. This season, we have 78 teams competing in the league that qualified for this past summer’s National Championships, including many of those title-winning sides.”

After the teams begin their seasons at their respective Fall Showcase events, the National League will continue with a pair of Winter Showcase events in Florida.

Half of the 15U-19U Boys teams will join all of the 14U Boys teams to compete in the National League Boys Winter Showcase at the Tournament Sportsplex of Tampa Bay in Tampa, Fla. The 14U Boys teams will each play four games from Dec. 27-30, while the 15U-19U Boys sides will play their final three games of the season from Dec. 28-30. Meanwhile, half of the 15U-19U Girls teams will take part in the National League Girls Winter Showcase, Jan. 10-12 at The Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

Each gender wraps up its season alongside the Player College Showcase in Las Vegas, Nev., as the boys compete March 13-15 and the girls follow with games March 20-22. All teams — no matter the location of their second event — play a seven-game season.

The National League provides an avenue for teams to play in meaningful matches against top competition from across the country for continued development. In addition to recruiting opportunities, National League teams compete for the National League title and one of four slots from each gender age group to the annual US Youth Soccer National Championships. Teams in the 14U-18U age groups are also competing for a chance to re-qualify for the National League’s 2020-21 season.

The US Youth Soccer Leagues Program also includes a multi-state tier with a network of 13 high-level competitive conferences throughout the country that help to round out participating teams’ competitive calendars. In 2019-20, the conferences will provide opportunities for qualification into the 2020 US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, as well as the 2020-21 National League.

Since its inception, National League teams have captured a combined 77 of 100 possible National Championships. For a list of past National League champions and history, click here.

Keep up with the National League all season:
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Schedule and results: Twitter: @NationalLeague


About US Youth Soccer Leagues Program – The US Youth Soccer Leagues Program is for highly competitive boys and girls teams in the 13U through 19U age groups, offering additional exposure to collegiate, professional and U.S. National Team coaches. The program includes the national tier called the National League which is holding its 13th year of competition in the 2019-20 season and features the top US Youth Soccer boys and girls teams in the 14U-19U age groups. The reimagined Leagues Program also includes a new multi-state tier with a network of 13 high-level competitive conferences throughout the country. The conferences provide opportunities for qualification into the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, as well as the following season’s National League.