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July 18, 2018
Ontario Cup Finals
Ontario REX program
Canadian Championship
Board of Directors
Play Inspire Unite Podcast
OPDL Spotlight Series
League1 Ontario recap
Canadian Men’s National team
Canadian Premier League
Match Official mentors
Spirit of the Game
National B License Part 1
Ontario Soccer’s MMRS
Talent on Location Days
Canadian Women’s National Team
Respect in Sport
Accessible Soccer
Sheldon Kennedy on abuse in sport
Ontario Soccer partners
Upcoming Events
Ontario Cup Semis and Finals (U18, U21)
July 21-22

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WATCH – The U-18 and U-21 Ontario Cup finals this Sunday
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Four Ontario Cup champions will be crowned this coming weekend, with the U-18 Boys and Girls and U-21 Men and Women’s divisions wrapping up their competitions with games this Sunday in Vaughan.

The semi-finals for all four divisions will take place Saturday with the finals being broadcast live on Sunday.

Click here for more information on this weekend’s games.

Click here to subscribe to the Ontario Soccer livestream and be notified by email when games kick-off.


Ontario REX program narrowly defeats League1 Ontario Young Stars
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Kaila Novak struck pay dirt in the first half and that would be enough to ensure the Ontario REX program a 1-0 win over the League1 Ontario Young Stars last week.

The Young Stars had plenty of chances to tie it throughout the match but couldn’t find a way through as the best female talent in Ontario was on display for those in attendance at the Ontario Soccer Centre.

Click here to read more about the match.


WATCH – 2018 Canadian Championship semi-final round kicks off tonight
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After advancing from the 2018 Qualifying Round, Ottawa Fury host 2017 Canadian Championship winners Toronto FC at TD Place while Montreal Impact FC host Vancouver Whitecaps at Stade Saputo.

Both matches will be streamed live via as well as on with each match kicking off at 7:30 p.m.

Click here for more information on the Canadian Championship.


Submit expressions of interest for Ontario Soccer Board of Directors by July 25
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A new Board of Directors for Ontario Soccer will be elected on Oct. 14. 2018.

The Nominations Committee is seeking qualified candidates who are able to contribute to Ontario Soccer, that reflects the values of inclusiveness, respect, integrity, high ethical standards, community building and is player-centered.

Complete candidate packages must be submitted electronically or by mail by end of the day, Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

Click here for more information on submitting an expression of interests


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The Play Inspire Unite Podcast – Featuring: Dave Kelly
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 others in our community.

This week, Dave Kelly, the Ontario Soccer Manager of Coaching Development, sits down to talk about the challenges coaches face, discusses why travel restriction rules exist in the province and shares what he would change in Ontario if given the opportunity.

Click here to watch The Play Inspire Unite Podcast – Episode #1.


The OPDL Spotlight Series – How bio-banding is being used


The OPDL Spotlight Series, presented by Toronto FC, highlights stories, teams and initiatives from around the league.

The week features a look at bio-banding and how it is used in OPDL to ensure athletes are placed correctly in their development stage.

Click here to read this week’s OPDL Spotlight.


Five braces, two hat-tricks in Matchweek 9 goalfest
With just over a month remaining in the women’s division, and just two months left in the men’s, several League1 Ontario strikers brought their goal-scoring boots to Matchweek 9 fixtures.

In what was one of the busiest weekends in League1 Ontario history, the talent on display did not disappoint.

Click here to get caught up all this week’s action.


Canadian Men to take on Dominica at BMO Field on Oct. 16
Canada will play their first home match in 2018-2019 CONCACAF Nations League qualifying on Oct. 16 at BMO Field.

Canada will face Dominica in the first 2018 home match with a 7 p.m. kick-off. Tickets will go on sale to the public on July 25.

Click here to read more about this game and the CONCACAF Nations League.


Hamilton’s Canadian Premier League team revealed as Forge FC
Forge FC was officially unveiled as Hamilton’s entry in the Canadian Premier League (CPL), along with the soccer club’s crest, secondary logo and colours, during a fan and media event at Tim Hortons Field.

Forge FC will be one of the CPL’s founding clubs when Canada’s new men’s professional soccer league begins play in spring 2019.

Click here to read more about Forge FC.


Match Officials host female-only mentor training day
As part of the Long Term Match Official Development roll-out, and in conjunction with Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport (CAWWS) and with support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Soccer recently launched a pilot for a new Mentorship program.

Ex-FIFA match official Sonia Denoncourt, current National Official Alexis Vaughan and Provincial Official Kim Lee were in attendance last weekend to share their expertise and experiences with young, aspiring and upcoming officials who were in attendance to be trained in mentoring first and second year officials.

Click here to read more about the event.


Nominate deserving match officials for Spirit of the Game awards
Ontario Soccer and Toronto FC present the third Annual Match Officials Appreciation Day. On Oct. 28, join us in celebrating awards for nominees across the province.

Ontario Soccer are looking for your votes for the 2018 Spirit of the Game Award winners.

Click here for more information on nominating deserving officials and how to purchase tickets.


National B License Part 1 coming to Waterloo Oct. 1 – Oct. 5
Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce the date and location of the next Coach Development opportunity.

The National B License Part 1 registration is now open for a course that will be held in Waterloo from Oct. 1 – Oct. 5.

Click here for more information on how to apply.


Ontario Soccer’s MMRS for Outdoor 2019
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On June 9, 2018, upon positive review of beta test results and survey data, the Ontario Soccer Board of Directors approved the move to Phase 2 of the three-phase implementation plan for the new SportsEngine Member Management Registration System (MMRS).

The Board of Directors has approved, effective for the Outdoor 2019 season (for which registration can occur no earlier than Oct. 1, 2018) and for all seasons thereafter, SportsEngine’s MMRS will be the official record of registration for Ontario Soccer.

This launch period all commences the retirement of AIMS which will be maintained for archival purposes only effective Oct. 2019 season. The official retirement of AIMS is effective at the end of the Indoor 2018-2019 season.

Click here for more information.

Click here to read the Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions.


Player recommendation process for Talent on Location Days available
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The Ontario Soccer High Performance Program has released the player recommendation process for Technical Staff of District Member Clubs and Ontario Recognized Academies.

This is being done so that players within Ontario will have the opportunity to be recommended for Talent on Location Days by a certified and qualified Club and Academy Head Coach or Technical Director.

Click here for more information on the process.


Canadian Women’s National team to play Brazil Sept. 2 in Ottawa
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Canada Soccer’s Women’s National team will welcome Brazil to Ottawa on September 2 for an international friendly ahead of Canada’s FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 qualification campaign set for October at the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championships.

Canada, ranked fifth in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings, will play the 2016 Rio Olympic hosts, ranked seventh, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 2 at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa.

Tickets go on sale July 12.

Click here for more information on the game and how to get tickets.


Respect in Sport parent certifications surpass 10,000 in Ontario
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Ontario Soccer and Respect in Sport recently reached a milestone for the province.

Over 10,000 parents in Ontario are now certified in the Respect in Sport – Parent Program – a feat that has been accomplished in just under three years time.

The Respect in Sport Parent Program is a one-hour online module for parents and guardians, reinforcing their role in their child’s activities, encouraging positive sport behaviours and providing insight in the various roles other individuals play, such as coaches an officials.

Click here to read more about this program.


Make soccer accessible in your community
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Accessible Soccer is the beautiful game, for all.

Ontario Soccer believes that the intention of any accessible and inclusive soccer program should focus on providing an opportunity for players in their own community to discover soccer, develop skills and build friendships as part of a team.

This guide will assist clubs, academies and districts with generating awareness about Accessible Soccer as well as assist with understanding the Accessibility for Ontarians with the Disabilities Act.

Click here for more on the guide and how to download it.


WATCH – Sheldon Kennedy’s discussion on abuse in sport

After a riveting special screening of Swift Current, presented by Respect in Sport, Sheldon Kennedy joined the audience at the Ontario Soccer Summit 2018 for an intimate question and answer session about the abuse he suffered as a youth athlete and how we can prevent it from happening in soccer.

A former NHL player, Kennedy has been instrumental in bringing governments, public and private sector partners together to influence policy change and improve the way child abuse is handled.

Click here to watch the discussion with Kennedy.


What are Ontario Soccer’s partners saying about working with us?
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.

Click here to watch the video.

Click here for more information on becoming an Ontario Soccer partner.



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