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August 22, 2018
Talent on Location Days
League1 Ontario Recap
Ontario Cup
Masters Provincials
Expressions of Interest
Nominations for Board of Directors
OPDL Spotlight Series
Play Inspire Unite Podcast
Grassroots Practices
Coaching Courses
PISL
Ontario Soccer Summit
Match Officials Appreciation Day
Respect in Sport
Letter from the President
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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Player recommendations for Talent on Location Days due by Friday
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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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League1 Ontario women’s semi-finals take centre stage this week
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The League1 Ontario Women’s 2018 Championship match-ups were finally carved in stone after everything came down to the final matches of the women’s season in Matchweek 13.

When all the dust had settled, it will be Woodbridge taking on Vaughan on Aug. 22 and FC London versus Durham on Aug. 25 to determine this year’s finalists.

Click here to read more about the upcoming women’s action as well as get caught up on everything from the last matchweek in League1 Ontario.

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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.

Click here to get Ontario Cup merch for your team.

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Masters Provincial Championships wrap up this weekend in Oshawa
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The Masters Provincial Championships will wrap up this weekend at Civic Stadium in Oshawa.

The Men’s Over-35 Masters and Women’s Over-30 Masters finals will take place Aug. 26. The Men’s semi-finals will take place Aug. 25.

There will be photos and match reports following the finals.

Click here for more information on the Masters Provincial Championships.

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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.

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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.

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The OPDL Spotlight Series – North Mississauga Soccer Club

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

This week features comments from Ryan Flammini, High Performance Coordinator with North Mississauga Soccer Club speaking about the improvements they’ve seen within their club with OPDL.

Click here to visit the new OPDL website.

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The Play Inspire Unite Podcast – Featuring: Gabriel Assis
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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, 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.

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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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Spots still available for two coveted coaching courses
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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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PISL accepting applications for 2018-2019 indoor season
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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.

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Ontario Soccer Summit 2019 tickets go on sale Nov. 1, 2018
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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.

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Purchase tickets to the Match Officials Appreciation Day
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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. 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.

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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 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.

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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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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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