Four great Cup games this weekend

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August 1, 2018
U-17 OPDL Cup Finals
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Match Officials at OSG
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Play Inspire Unite Podcast
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Spirit of the Game
Ontario Cup Finals
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Canada vs Dominica
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Sheldon Kennedy on abuse in sport
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Two OPDL Cup champions crowned
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The U-17 OPDL Cup finals took place this Saturday at the Ontario Soccer Centre Stadium in Vaughan.

The OPDL Cup, in its second year, is a single-game knockout format, which is intended to introduce another level of intense competition into OPDL.

In the Boys U-17 OPDL Cup final, the Whitby Iroquois SC scored a last-minute goal to defeat Toronto FC Academy. Click here to read the match report, find photos and watch video from the final.

In the Girls U-17 OPDL Cup final, North Toronto SC cruised to their title win with a 3-1 win over Vaughan SC. Click here to read the match report, find photos and watch video from the final.

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WATCH – Highlights from the U-17 OPDL Cup finals
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Ontario’s top athletes were on display this Saturday, as the U-17 OPDL Cup wrapped up at the Ontario Soccer Centre in n Vaughan.

The OPDL Cup is designed to help shape and strengthen the players’ response to the kind of environments they will encounter as they progress along the Talented Pathway towards collegiate, professional and national team opportunities.

Click here to watch the highlights from the OPDL Cup.

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How to watch the U-15 OPDL Cup Finals this Sunday
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The U-15 OPDL Cup finals will take place this Sunday at the North London Athletic Fields.

The U-15 OPDL Cup Final, which is also part of the Ontario Summer Games, takes place from Aug. 2-5.

For those who cannot attend in person, the finals will be broadcast on the Ontario Soccer Livestream. Subscribe and be notified when games kickoff.

Click here to find the schedule and which teams will be involved.

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Match Official shares perspective on working at Ontario Summer Games
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As the athletes prepare for the Ontario Summer Games this weekend, it’s important to remember that another type of athlete is also getting ready as well.

For Ontario’s match officials, the Ontario Summer Games represents another platform for them to hone their skills, learn from other officials and receive exposure to higher levels of competitions.

Joey Filipic, a match official at the 2014 Ontario Summer Games and the Match Official Liaison for the 2018 Ontario Summer Games, credits his experience at the competition as the reason for his own success.

Click here to read what Filipic said about his time at Ontario Summer Games.

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Six Ontario players called to Canada Soccer U-15 Girls squad
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Canada Soccer will have an opportunity to develop some of their youngest players from the Women’s EXCEL program at the 2018 CONCACAF Girls’ U-15 Championship from Aug. 6-13.

All 18 Canadians will be part of Canada Soccer’s Regional EXCEL program. The six Ontario athletes are EXCEL athletes and former members of OPDL License Holders.

Click here to read more about the U-15 selections.

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Woodbridge and Vaughan Return to L1 Cup Finals
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The 2018 L1 Cup Finals will take place this Saturday, August 4 (5 p.m. women’s kickoff & 7:30 p.m. men’s kick-off) at the Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan.

The final will feature returning 2017 finalists Woodbridge Strikers and Vaughan Azzurri, and a first date at the big show for Unionville Milliken and Toronto FC III.

Click here to find out everything you need to know before the big doubleheader.

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Women’s division playoff contenders emerge
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Nine women’s teams remain with a chance at the playoffs with only 2-3 matches remaining in the 2018 regular season League1 Ontario schedule.

On the men’s side, six weeks remain until playoff positions are claimed but the leaders are looking over their shoulder.

Click here to get caught up on all the League1 Ontario action.

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The Play Inspire Unite Podcast – Featuring: Nancy J. Spotton
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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 others in our community.

This week, Nancy J. Spotton, CEO of MPWR and 2018 Ontario Soccer Summit speaker, joins us to talk about millennials in the workplace and how to inspire your club and academy community.

Click here to watch the Play Inspire Unite Podcast – Episode #2.

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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.

Click here to find and download this week’s practice.

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National B License Part 1 and Soccer Fitness Diploma courses open
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce the date and location of two upcoming Coach Development opportunities.

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.

The Soccer Fitness Diploma registration is now open for a course that will be held at the Ontario Soccer Centre from Sept. 15-16.

Click here for more information on how to apply.

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The OPDL Spotlight Series – Ottawa South United

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

The week features comments from Paul Harris, Technical Director of Ottawa South United, speaks about how his club has benefited from OPDL.

Click here to read this week’s OPDL Spotlight.

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Nominate deserving match officials for Spirit of the Game awards
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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.

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Vaughan SC win three Ontario Cup titles in one weekend, Burlington YSC picks up the fourth
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Four teams have been crowned Ontario Cup champions, as the provincial championships concluded for a number of divisions in Vaughan this past weekend.

Three of those winning teams hailed from the Vaughan Soccer Club. In a largely unprecedented result, Vaughan won Ontario Cups in the U-18 Boys and Girls divisions, as well as won the U-21 Men’s Ontario Cup. It was the fifth year in a row the Azzurri have won the U-21 Men’s Ontario Cup.

The Burlington Bayhawks won the only other Ontario Cup, downing the Markham Lightning to win the U-21 Women’s title.

Click here to find stories, photos and highlights from each of the finals.

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WATCH – Four Ontario Cup champions celebrate their wins
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Four Ontario Cup champions were crowned in the U-18 Boys and Girls and U-21 Men and Women’s divisions.

These Ontario athletes showed the province how to Play Inspire and Unite around our game.

Click here to watch the Ontario Cup highlights.

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Tickets now on sale today for Canada vs Dominica game
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A 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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WATCH – Sheldon Kennedy’s discussion on abuse in sport
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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.

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

Click here to watch the video.

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

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