Vaughan advances to Canadian Championship

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October 24, 2018
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Vaughan beats Woodbridge to win 2018 League1 Ontario title and advance to Canadian Championships
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Way back in League1 Ontario’s inaugural 2014 season, Dylan Sacramento scored the first-ever League1 Ontario goal while playing for TFC Academy against Vaughan.

On Saturday, he scored the winner in a 2-0 victory for the Vaughan Azzurri, who downed their rivals from Woodbridge to lift the 2018 Men’s League1 Ontario championships.

Click here for a match recap, video and photos from the championship.

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Ontario Soccer Summit 2019 tickets go on sale Nov. 1, keynote speakers begin being announced Oct. 30
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce that tickets for the Ontario Soccer Summit 2019, in partnership with Respect in Sport, will go on sale Nov. 1.

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 are already public.

Look for keynote speaker announcements beginning Oct. 30 and be sure to speak to people in your community about attending this team-building destination event.

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

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FIFA releases Technical Report of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
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FIFA’s Technical Study Group (TSG) has published its 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia report, which includes comprehensive statistics on the tournament and each individual match, team profiles and exclusive video footage to support the analysis.

At the request of Men’s National Team Coach, John Herdman, Ontario Soccer are sharing this information with all technical personnel in the province.

Click here for more information on the report.

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Match Official Appreciation Day Awards to be handed out this Sunday
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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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Joe Fletcher named for AFC Champions League Semi-final
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CONCACAF and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced that Joe Fletcher, an Ontario match official, will join a CONCACAF referee team assigned to work the AFC Champions League return-leg semifinal in Suwon, Korea Republic Oct. 24, between Suwon Samsung Bluewings and Kashima Antlers.

Fletcher will join Mark Geiger and Frank Anderson for the match.

Click here for more information the match officials exchange.

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Webinar – A Culture of Excellence with Coach Reed Maltbie
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What does it mean to create a culture of excellence with your teams and clubs?

In this Player Development webinar, Coach Reed Maltbie will take the various psychological components and elements of his Warriors, Not Winners Presentation and distil them into practical and easy to implement steps for starting your own culture of excellence.

Click here to watch this webinar with Coach Reed Maltbie.

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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 stage.

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

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Provincial Indoor Soccer League to kick-off its season Oct. 27
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The Provincial Indoor Soccer League (PISL) kicks-off league play on Oct. 27.

The PISL, which offers 11-a-side indoor soccer for U14 to U18 divisions for both girls and boys, was formed in 2010 and has since become one of the most competitive and prestigious indoor soccer leagues in the province, bringing together teams of skilled youth players from all across the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.

Click here for more information on PISL.

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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 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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The Play Inspire Unite Podcast – 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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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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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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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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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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