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October 17, 2018
League1 Ontario final
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Play Inspire Unite Podcast – Episode #5
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MMRS Platform Update
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Play Inspire Unite Podcast – Episode #4
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League1 Ontario Men’s Final
Oct. 20

Match Officials Appreciation Day
Oct. 28.

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League1 Ontario Men’s final now set and will take place this Saturday
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It was an entertaining and drama-filled final round in the 2018 playoff group stage, as local rivals Vaughan Azzurri and Woodbridge Strikers staved off the competition and booked their spots in the 2018 League1 Ontario Championship Final, to be played on Oct. 20 (3 p.m.) at the Ontario Soccer Centre.

Ticket and event details, feature news and more on the final can be found at League1Ontario.com.

Click here to get all caught up on the final week of League1 Ontario playoff 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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The Play Inspire Unite Podcast – Episode #5 – Featuring: Peter Augruso
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Fresh off the Ontario Soccer Board of Directors elections, Peter Augruso, the new president and chairman of the board, sat down for a quick chat on the Play Inspire Unite podcast.

Augruso spoke about what being elected means to him, share where he sees Ontario Soccer going in the near future and discussed how the new board structure will benefit the province.

Click here to watch the Play Inspire Unite with Peter Augruso.

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Canada qualifies for FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019
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Canada has qualified for next summer’s FIFA Women’s World cup France 2019 after defeating Panama 7-0 in the tournament Semi-Final.

A number of Ontario players put in standout performances in the victory, as well as qualifying.

Click here to read more about the win and find out about the final match, which is still to come.

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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.

Click here for more information on this update and MMRS.

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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.

Click here for information on the courses and how to register.

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The OPDL Spotlight Series – Featuring: Cumberland United SC

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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 Pavel Cancura, General Manager at Cumberland United SC, on their first year in OPDL and how it has impacted their club.

Click here to read this week’s OPDL Spotlight.

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

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

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The Play Inspire Unite Podcast – Featuring: Chris Loucks
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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, Chris Loucks, Regional Manager of Player Development at Ontario Soccer, joins us to talk about the Ontario Soccer landscape, the challenges that coaches face and the way to keep players in the game longer.

Click here to watch the Play Inspire Unite podcast.

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Ontario teams finish with five medals at National Championships
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From the 640 participating clubs, over the past 13 months, 66 finalists attended this year’s Toyota National Championships, held Oct. 3-8, and five of the teams from Ontario returned with medals to show for their hard work.

Scarborough GS United and the Woodbridge Strikers won gold in their respective divisions, Caledon SC settled for silver, while Burlington and Vaughan won bronze.

Click here to find out more about all the medal winners.

Or read the Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 and Day 5 recaps from the Toyota National Championships.

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Winners announced for 2018 Match Official Appreciation Day Awards
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Ontario Soccer is thrilled to announce the Match Officials Appreciation Day Award winners for 2018.

The ceremony for the Match Officials Appreciation awards will take place on Oct. 28, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the BMO Club at BMO Field.

Tickets cost $42 and include access to Match Officials Awards Ceremony, 1 ticket for TFC vs Atlanta game, Commemorative T-Shirt and early concession access.

Click here to find out who the winners are and how to purchase tickets.

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Ontario Soccer Summit 2019 ticket pricing has been released
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce ticket pricing for the Ontario Soccer Summit 2019, in partnership with Respect in Sport.

Tickets will go on sale Nov. 1, 2018 and the full roster of 2019 speakers will be revealed at that time, but to assist Clubs, Academies, Districts and Leagues in their planning, the options for purchasing passes to Ontario Soccer Summit 2019 have been released publicly.

Click here for more information on ticket pricing and Ontario Soccer Summit 2019.

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Applications now open for 2018-2019 Learning Facilitators
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Ontario Soccer is continuously looking for experienced and passionate technical leaders with progressive approaches who can help shape the new Player and Coach Development pathway and is now asking for applications for Learning Facilitators (LFs) for 2018-2019.

Ontario Soccer’s LF holds a tremendously important role in implementing the delivery of the current Long Term Player Development (LTPD) pathway.

Click here for information on how to apply and role requirements.

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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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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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