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USA vs. England preview: Young Americans face The Three Lions at Wembley
The international soccer calendar for 2018 is drawing to a close. November always represents the last games of the year for the USMNT. This year is no different. The permanent manager still has yet to…
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Whelan to captain Republic against Northern Ireland
Dublin (AFP) – Glenn Whelan will captain the Republic of Ireland against Northern Ireland on Thursday knowing that while it may be a last appearance for his country, he will never actually retire from international…
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Rooney reckons he picked ‘right time’ to leave Man Utd
London (AFP) – Wayne Rooney believes he left Manchester United at the right time, even though he wanted to finish his career at Old Trafford. The 33-year-old, who is set to make his final England…
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Premier League to weigh-up controversial ‘golden goodbye’ for outgoing chief exec
London (AFP) – The English Premier League is set to consider a controversial plan to reward outgoing chief executive Richard Scudamore with a ‘golden goodbye’ of some £5 million ($6.5 million) at a meeting on…
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‘Super-agent’ Zahavi in spotlight as police raid Mouscron
Brussels (AFP) – Three people were arrested following a series of raids in Belgium that have intensified the spotlight on Israeli ‘super-agent’ Pini Zahavi amid reports of an illegally-held role at the Mouscron club. Zahavi,…
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Modric says return of home fans will help in Spain clash
Zagreb (AFP) – Croatia captain Luka Modric has welcomed the return of home fans for Thursday’s difficult Nations League meeting with Spain in Zagreb. The World Cup finalists have been forced to play their last…
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A letter from our president
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of the year awards announced
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13 alum to play in ncaa first round at uw
13 former WA Youth Soccer players at the University of Washington will compete tomorrow, November 15th, in the first round of the NCAA tournament against Lipscomb University… READ MORE http://www.idevmail.net/link.aspx?l=48&d=27&mid=567345&m=2919

national winners announced
US Youth Soccer has announced the regional and national winners of its annual awards. Three WA Youth Soccer members won a regional award and Rocky Fresh went on to win the national award for TOPSoccer Coach of the year. Congratulations to all… READ MORE http://www.idevmail.net/link.aspx?l=49&d=27&mid=567345&m=2919

Tacoma stars youth camps
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resect campaign
WA Youth Soccer Respect Campaign aims to change the climate of youth soccer and elevate our conduct as players, coaches, spectators, and referees to a higher level… READ MORE http://www.idevmail.net/link.aspx?l=51&d=27&mid=567345&m=2919

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Canadian Premier League Acquires Ontario Soccer’s League1 Ontario

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Canadian Premier League acquires Ontario Soccer’s League1 Ontario
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The Canadian Premier League is pleased to announce the addition of Ontario Soccer’s League1 Ontario to its operations.

The move creates a deeper association between Ontario Soccer and the Canadian Premier League and the new structure puts a focus on young soccer players in the largest provincial association in Canada.

Starting in 2019, this ground-breaking arrangement will allow the Canadian Premier League, in its entirety, to facilitate the continuing development and growth of League1 Ontario.

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Just two weeks left to secure the best prices for Ontario Soccer Summit 2019
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The Ontario Soccer Summit 2019 tickets are now on sale and the entire roster has been revealed.

The first window of advantage pricing, which offers the best dollar value anywhere in soccer development, closes Dec. 1 for this team-building event. With only tickets available during this initial period, be sure to act quickly as prices will increase incrementally after Dec. 1.

Click here for more on ticket prices, messages from our keynote speakers and everything you need to know about the Ontario Soccer Summit 2019.

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Club Excellence Awardees for 2019 announced
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce the 2019 Club Excellence Awardees.

As Ontario Soccer continues to support Canada Soccer on the implementation of their new National Youth Club Licensing Program, these successful organizations will be granted the Club Excellence Award for the 2019 year only.

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Ontario Indoor Cup deadline is Dec. 5
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The 2019 Ontario Indoor Cup dates and locations have been finalized and are posted on the Ontario Soccer website.

The entry deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018.

The entry fee per team is $500.

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7 OASL champion honoured at Ontario Soccer Centre
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The 2018 Ontario Academy Soccer League (OASL) concluded this past weekend with a formal awards ceremony hosted at the Ontario Soccer Centre.

The OASL crowned seven teams as League Champions.

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Have your say about Ontario Soccer
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Ontario Soccer is seeking Membership input via a Membership Satisfaction Survey.

The survey will take no more than 10-15 minutes and will allow all participants to voice their opinion as well as be entered into a draw for a chance to win an exclusive Ontario Soccer prize pack, which includes: apparel, gift cards and more.

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HUB International Presents – The LTOD Practice Series
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Ontario Soccer is proud to announce the release of the HUB International Presents – LTOD Practice Series.

The second eight videos in this series focus on a variety of drills to help improve match official performance on the field.

Ontario Soccer, through the LTOD program, are providing resources that benefit the match official on and off the field of play.

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Female Leadership Day a smash success
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The first ever Female Leadership day, presented by Ontario Soccer and Brams United, was a massive success that brought together female Match Officials, Administrators, Executive Members, District members, Coaches, Players and Volunteers from all over the community.

The day featured a number of marquee speakers that spoke to everything from empowering themselves and positioning their personal brand.

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The Play Inspire Unite Podcast – Featuring: Match Official Dept.
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The Play Inspire Unite Podcast is an interview series which features conversations with influential people from within Ontario Soccer and the Ontario Soccer membership. Discussing issues which impact the province, it’s designed to highlight the work of those who are showing us how to Play, Inspire and Unite in our community.

This week on the podcast we are joined by the entire Ontario Soccer Match Official department including Manager, Nicky Pearson, and Match Official Development coordinators, Kyla Di Perna and Luis Paredes to talk about the making of LTOD, its future and how it can help change the game in Ontario.

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Grassroots Practices You Can Use – Active Start
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The Player Development department puts together practices for coaches to use with their players across the province.

Each week focuses on one of the three LTPD development stages at the Grassroots level, which includes Active Start, Fundamentals and Learn to Train.

In this week’s session, the Player Development department has focused on Active Start stage.

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Spots still available for TD and Goalkeeping Diploma courses
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce the date and location of two upcoming Coach Development opportunities.

Information is now available for Technical Director Diploma and Goalkeeper Diploma courses.

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Update on outdoor 2019 season registration data entry
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Board approval was granted on June 9, 2018 to move to the SportsEngine Member Management System (MMRS) for Phase 2 of the three-phase implementation plan. Effective for the Outdoor 2019 season and for all seasons thereafter, SportsEngine’s MMRS will be the official record of registration for Ontario Soccer.

In order to facilitate the smoothest transition possible to the new MMRS platform, two primary districts will commence the onboarding process and conduct live interaction with the new platform from November 2018 to January 2019.

To ensure that there are no gaps in service while the two districts and their clubs work in the new MMRS system, the remaining 19 districts will maintain their registration and competitive rostering needs in AIMS temporarily for their initial Outdoor 2019 data.

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OPDL 2018 season wraps up in thrilling fashion
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The top soccer athletes in Ontario were in action this weekend as the Ontario Soccer Centre played host to the Ontario Player Development League Charity Shield.

Twelve teams, across six divisions, competed for provincial glory at the U-14, U-15 and U-17 OPDL age groups wrapped up their 2018 seasons.

This year upwards of $7,500 was raised for Ontario charities. The Canadian Cancer Society, Kids Help Phone, the Canadian Liver Foundation and Ronald McDonald House will all receive a portion of the proceeds, to be presented by the winning teams.

Click here for stories, video and highlights from all the weekend’s action.

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Ontario Soccer membership elects new Board of Directors
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Ontario Soccer has elected a new Board of Directors and with it put the final touches on a new, modernized governance structure.

Under the new governance structure, the business of Ontario Soccer will now be conducted by a Board of Directors, composed of 12 elected individuals and one senior staff. Previously the board had been made up of 21 representatives from each District Association as well as an elected executive.

Click here to find out who has been elected to the new board.

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Over 20,000 soccer leaders now certified in Activity Leader program
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Ontario Soccer is continuing to show that the safety of their athletes and participants are a priority to the community.

This week, Respect in Sport revealed that Ontario Soccer has surpassed 20,000 certifications in the Respect in Sport Activity Leader program.

This is in addition to the 10,000 parents who have already been certified in the Respect in Sport Parent Program.

Click here to read more about Ontario Soccer’s commitment to keeping kids safe.

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Ontario Soccer’s partners recently weighed in on the benefits of working with a leading Provincial Sport Organization and how this province is helping them Play, Inspire and Unite in our communities.

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Largest Ever Youth Sport Safety Initiative Launches

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Largest Ever Youth Sport Safety Initiative Launches, Led by US Youth Soccer, Mayo Clinic, Supported by InjureFree & the US Center for SafeSport
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 14, 2018) – US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sports organization in the country and the leader in youth soccer, announces a new major sports safety initiative. In collaboration with Mayo Clinic, powered by software technology partner InjureFree, and with guidance from the U.S. Center for SafeSport, US Youth Soccer is placing a renewed focus on player safety and wellness as a core responsibility by incorporating accessible technology.

As youth sport organizations struggle to balance player development and player safety, US Youth Soccer is taking a proactive “safety first” mindset with its members, administrators, and volunteers. That commitment begins by making available the US Youth Soccer Athlete Incident Management System (AIMS). The digital platform is designed, in part, to assist with the delivery and tracking completion of, state and federal safety education mandates for 600,000 volunteers and 3 million parents.

US Youth Soccer Chief Executive Officer, Chris Moore, says, “As the largest youth sports organization in America and the leader in youth soccer, US Youth Soccer has an incredible responsibility for the health and safety of our 3 million registered players. With the adoption of the Safe Sport Act earlier this year, we began searching for a solution to help our 57 organization members, including 55 state member associations, distribute the federally mandated trainings as well as the various state laws requiring concussion education.”

“The InjureFree platform reduces the associated administrative and logistical burdens and is a critical partner in establishing the gold standard for player health and safety for children as they participate in athletics in this country,” Moore adds.

Beginning fall 2018, US Youth Soccer organization members and their member clubs and leagues have had free access to the US Youth Soccer AIM System, which is powered by InjureFree. The risk management platform allows administrators to deploy, track, and certify completion of state and federally mandated education courses for all coaches, volunteers and parents throughout the country’s 10,000 youth soccer member clubs and leagues.

The following US Youth Soccer member state associations have committed to implementing the US Youth Soccer AIM System:

Alaska Youth Soccer Association
Arkansas State Soccer Association
Colorado Soccer Association
Connecticut Junior Soccer Association
Delaware Youth Soccer Association
Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
Georgia Soccer
Louisiana Soccer Association
Missouri Youth Soccer Association
Montana Youth Soccer Association
Nevada Youth Soccer Association
South Carolina Youth Soccer Association
Tennessee State Soccer Association
Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association
Wyoming Soccer
“Providing easily-accessible abuse prevention education is imperative to creating safe and supportive playing environments for our nation’s athletes,” says Shellie Pfohl, CEO of the U.S. Center for SafeSport. “The InjureFree platform is helping US Youth Soccer take a safety-first approach by helping 3 million families easily access important SafeSport training on how to identify and prevent abuse.”

InjureFree CEO, Charlie Wund, explains “White-labeling is an industry term for using something that’s already created – in this case, our InjureFree technology. By white-labeling InjureFree for US Youth Soccer, we’re able to provide a risk management system with a familiarity to end-users, where coaches and parents are more inclined to adopt new procedures with a recognized brand.”

“Compliance is about creating new behavior patterns. Understanding our user base is critical to successfully deploying a system of this magnitude,” Wund adds.

Aligning with national safety goals for the organization, US Youth Soccer members can now securely report all injury and safety incidents utilizing the new US Youth Soccer AIMS platform. In conjunction with delivering safety education, each participating member can customize their reporting levels, with many choosing to emphasize compliance with their individual state concussion laws and the documentation of suspected head injuries.

In response to injury and education components, having the world-renown Mayo Clinic as a medical resource is not just significant or critical, but groundbreaking for this level of sports.

“Concussion and other sport-related injuries continue to capture national headlines. Evaluation and management of concussion has changed drastically in the last decade, contributing to anxiety and confusion among athletes, parents, and even medical providers. Through this collaboration, US Youth Soccer athletes, coaches, and parents will have ready access to current, evidence-based concussion education and management information provided by Mayo Clinic experts. This will include concussion risk and prevention, identification of athletes who should be removed from play due to suspected concussion, what to do and expect in the early stages of recovery, and return to play,” states Dr. Jennifer Wethe, PhD, Co-Director, Concussion Program, Mayo Clinic Arizona. She continues “InjureFree’s technology allows for scalable delivery and providing personalized information to athletes and parents at the time they need it.”

While compliance with national and state laws is one factor behind the US Youth Soccer initiative, improving the standard of care for its families is an equally important consideration.

US Youth Soccer Chair, Dr. Pete Zopfi, says, “US Youth Soccer is committed to keeping kids safe while playing soccer and I am confident that the US Youth Soccer AIM System will play a significant role in our efforts to grow the game while supporting the national initiative to place a truly great team on the field when we host the World Cup in 2026.”

The costs associated with risk are everyone’s concern. Data collected by researchers from UNC Chapel Hill in 2007 indicates $5.4 billion dollars are spent in youth athletic injury costs, each year. By monitoring overall rates of reported injury for 3 million children, and working with healthcare providers to streamline access to care, US Youth Soccer families can expect a new level of safety and a refocused wellness experience.

“It’s establishing a new standard of care,” Wund says. “Today, parents demand a personal experience for their children, and expect immediate access to care when a child gets hurt. Once a US Youth Soccer member state association makes the decision to join the national initiative, we connect their clubs and teams with local health care providers, who are committed to delivering quality care and within 24 to 48 hours. That could be an existing partnered provider, or one vetted within the InjureFree network. Each state association has the autonomy to make its own choice.”

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About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer)
US Youth Soccer – “The Game for ALL Kids!®” is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit http://www.USYouthSoccer.org.

About InjureFree
InjureFree is a web-based technology service empowering child safety initiatives and risk management for youth sports organizations and schools. InjureFree provides an all-in-one solution that helps organizations maintain compliance with state and federal laws, reduce paperwork, and provide a communication platform during injury recovery – including return to play documentation. For more information, please visit http://www.InjureFree.com

About Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, providing expert, comprehensive care to everyone who needs healing. Learn more about Mayo Clinic. Visit the Mayo Clinic News Network.

About the U.S. Center for SafeSport
The Center is the first and only national organization of its kind focused on ending all forms of abuse in sport while carrying out its mission of making athlete well-being the centerpiece of our nation’s sports culture through abuse prevention, education and accountability. As an independent non-profit headquartered in Denver, CO, the Center provides services to sport entities on abuse prevention techniques, policies and programs and provides a safe, professional and confidential place for individuals to report sexual abuse within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movements. For more information please visit http://www.safesport.org/.

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