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Have you seen the keynote speakers who have been announced for the Ontario Soccer Summit 2019? Tickets go on sale Nov. 1
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Two speakers announced lots more to come.

The first two speakers for the Ontario Soccer Summit 2019 were announced this week and they’re both worth the price of admission.

The first, John Herdman, the head coach of the Canadian men’s national team, will bring unrivalled insight into where the game is going in Canada.

The second, Nancy Spotton, is the CEO of MPWR, a group who is quickly becoming known for their use of data to create powerful talent development programs that inspire performance.

The full roster of 2019 speakers will be revealed on Nov. 1 and tickets will go on sale at that time. To assist Clubs, Academies, Districts and Leagues in their planning, the options for purchasing passes to Ontario Soccer Summit 2019 are already public.

Click here to watch John Herdman’s message to Ontario Soccer Summit attendees.

Click here to watch Nancy Spotton’s message to Ontario Soccer Summit attendees.

Click here for more on ticket prices.


How to watch the OPDL Charity Shield this weekend
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The top soccer athletes in Ontario will be in action this weekend as the Ontario Soccer Centre plays host to the Ontario Player Development League Charity Shield.

Twelve teams, across six divisions, will compete for provincial glory at the U-14, U-15 and U-17 OPDL age groups wrap up their 2018 seasons.

Every dollar accumulated through the $5 admission rate is donated to Ontario charities, as chosen by the winning teams. For those who cannot attend, the game will be broadcast live on the Ontario Soccer livestream channel.

Click here for more information on who is playing when and how you can watch.


Match Official Appreciation Day sees Ontario officials honoured
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Ontario Soccer honoured match officials at the Match Officials Appreciation Day on Sunday.

The ceremony for the Match Officials Appreciation awards, which took place at the BMO Club at BMO Field, saw officials from across the province honoured for their role in either helping to develop match officials or for their outstanding performance as match officials.

As part of the day, a percentage of proceeds from each ticket sold were donated to help equip Ontario Soccer fields with life-saving defibrillators.

Click here to find out were the winners.


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11 Ontario players called to Canada Men’s U-20 side
Canada Soccer have announced their squad for the 2018 CONCACAF Men’s U-20 Championship, the qualification tournament to next year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019.

The Canadian squad features 20 promising prospects, 11 of which hail from Ontario, will compete in Florida starting Nov. 2, all with an eye towards their international development on the path to the Canadian Men’s National team and future FIFA World Cups.

Click here to read more about the players selected and the tournament.


10 Ontario players called to Canada U-17 World Cup squad
Canada Soccer has named the 21 players selected to represent Canada at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018, taking place Nov. 13 to Dec. 1.

Ten Ontario players have been named to the squad, which will be led by two time Olympic Bronze Medalist and longtime Women’s National team player Rhian Wilkinson.

Click here to find out more about the players selected and the U-17 Women’s World Cup.


Webinar – A Culture of Excellence with Coach Reed Maltbie
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.


Grassroots Practices You Can Use – Fundamentals
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 Fundamentals stage.

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


Update on outdoor 2019 season registration data entry
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.


Spots still available for TD and Goalkeeping Diploma courses
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.


The Play Inspire Unite Podcast – Featuring: Chris Loucks
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.


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.


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.


Vaughan beats Woodbridge to win 2018 League1 Ontario title
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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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