Ontario Soccer hits a new milestone


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August 15, 2018
Respect in Sport
Letter from the President
Expressions of Interest
Nominations for Board of Directors
Ontario Cup
Talent on Location Days
Play Inspire Unite Podcast
OPDL Spotlight Series
League1 Ontario Recap
Grassroots Practices
Ontario Soccer Summit
Match Officials Appreciation Day
Coaching Courses
L1 Cup finals
U-15 OPDL Cup finals
U-15 OPDL Cup Highlights
Canada vs Dominica
Canadian Women’s National Team
Ontario Soccer’s MMRS
Ontario Soccer partners
Upcoming Events
Ontario Cup Semi-Finals
Aug. 25-26, 2018

Masters Finals
Aug. 26, 2018

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Over 20,000 soccer leaders now certified in Respect in Sport 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.


Ron Smale, Ontario Soccer President, announces he will not run for re-election
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Ron Smale, Ontario Soccer President, announced late last week that he would make good on his promise and will not be running for re-election at the new Board of Director elections.

A new, smaller and more efficient Board will be elected at the Annual General Meeting on Oct. 14, 2018.

Smale shared his thoughts on why he is stepping away at this time.

Click here to read this Letter from the President.


Ontario Soccer Board of Directors expressions of interest now public
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Ontario Soccer has released the Ontario Soccer Board of Director Expressions of interest.

These Expressions of Interest by individuals indicate their intent to run for positions in the new Ontario Soccer Board of Director elections on Oct. 14, 2018.

Any candidate who has put forward their expressions of interest must now be nominated by at least two members of Ontario Soccer, to be eligible to be elected. Nominations must be submitted before Sept. 3, 2018.

Click here for more information and to find out the individuals who have put their names forward.


Ontario Soccer Board of Directors nominations are open
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The Ontario Soccer Board of Director Nominations are now open.

Nominations must be submitted to the Nominations Committee by Sept. 3, 2018.

Click here for more information on the Nomination requirements for individual positions.


Ontario Cup semi-finals loom large
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The Ontario Cup Quarter-Final results are in and it sets up some exciting semi-final match-ups.

This past weekend saw a total of thirteen divisions in action, setting the stage for a busy weekend of Semi-Final games at the end of August.

Click here to find out who is moving on to the semis.


Player recommendations for Talent on Location Days due by Aug. 24
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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.



The Play Inspire Unite Podcast – Featuring: Gabriel Assis
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, Gabriel Assis, Manager of Player Development at Ontario Soccer, speaks about the four corners of development, what sets OPDL apart from other leagues and what he wishes people better understood about the development program.

Click here to watch the Play Inspire Unite Podcast – Episode #3.


The OPDL Spotlight Series – OPDL launches new website


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

This week features a look at the new OPDL website. The OPDL.ca website, powered by SportsEngine, is the new home for Ontario’s standards-based high performance program and now provides a proper home for Ontario’s best athletes and their stories.

Click here to visit the new OPDL website.


Four teams remain in League1 Women’s division playoff race
The penultimate week in the League1 Ontario women’s division 2018 regular season was a topsy-turvy one, with teams experiencing hope and heartbreak in equal measure en route to playoff determination.

Get caught up on all the action from League1 Ontario before the next matchweek arrives.

Click here to read this week’s League1 Ontario recap.


PISL accepting applications for 2018-2019 indoor season
The Provincial Indoor Soccer League is currently accepting team applications for its 2018-2019 season.

The league is open to Ontario Soccer club teams and OASL academies for U14-U18 boys and girls teams.

Click here for more information on applying.


Grassroots Practices You Can Use – Learn to Train
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 Learn to Train.

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


Ontario Soccer Summit 2019 tickets go on sale Nov. 1, 2018
Ontario Soccer has announced that the Ontario Soccer Summit 2019 tickets will go on sale Nov. 1 and the full roster of 2019 speakers will be revealed at that time.

Ontario Soccer has also previously announced the date and location of the host city for the 2019 Ontario Soccer Summit and next year the event will be hosted outside the Greater Toronto area and will be in London from March 1-3, 2019.

Click here to watch a highlight video and more information on the Ontario Soccer Summit.


Purchase tickets to the Match Officials Appreciation Day
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. A ticket to Match Officials Appreciation Day includes access to the ceremony, one ticket to the Toronto FC vs Atlanta United FC game to follow, a commemorative t-shirt and early access.

Click here for information on how you can purchase tickets.

Ontario Soccer are also 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 and Soccer Fitness Diploma courses open
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.


Vaughan Azzurri and Woodbridge Strikers a cut above at L1 Cup
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This L1 Cup 2018 wrapped up Saturday in dramatic fashion.

The Vaughan Azzurri lifted their second men’s L1 Cup in three years with a victory over Toronto FC III, while the Woodbridge Strikers avenged two previous losses in the L1 Cup and won the women’s title, edging out Unionville-Milliken.

Click here to read the match recap, find photos and more breakdown of the L1 Cup Men’s final.

Click here to read the match recap, find photos and more breakdown of the L1 Cup Women’s final.


North Toronto SC and Oakville SC are golden in U-15 OPDL Cup
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The U-15 OPDL Cup finals took place Sunday at the North London Athletic Fields as part of the Ontario Summer Games.

This event serves as the initial assessment platform for future athletes in the Canada Games and the Olympic Games.

Click here to find out who won the U-15 Boys OPDL Cup Final.

Click here to find out who won the U-15 Girls OPDL Cup Final.


WATCH – Highlights from OPDL Cup and OSG gold medal game
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Ontario’s top athletes were on display Sunday, as the U-15 OPDL Cup wrapped up at the North London Athletics Fields.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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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