Three Ontario Futsal Cup champions crowned

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March 27, 2019
Men’s Ontario Futsal Cup
U-18 Girls Ontario Futsal Cup
U-18 Boys Ontario Futsal Cup
Ontario Futsal Cup highlights
Joe Fletcher and Sonia Denoncourt
Nancy Spotton keynote speech
Female Leadership Day
La Liga Ontario Soccer Summit
Ontario Cup
Ontario Cup
LTOD Best Practices
Benefits of OSCAR
CONCACAF PORE
Howard Webb
Joe Fletcher and Sonia Denoncourt
ORA and OASL
OPDL RFP
Club Licensing Program
Electronic Fund Transfer
Ontario Soccer Strategic Plan video
2019-2021 Strategic Plan
Upcoming Events
Gatorade 5v5
Mar. 31, 2019

Female Leadership Day
April 14, 2019

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GTA Futsal come from behind to win Men’s Ontario Futsal Cup
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The Men’s Ontario Futsal Cup featured GTA Futsal taking on Ottawa Gloucester Celtic for the right to advance to the Futsal Canadian Championships.

Ottawa jumped out to an early 2-0 lead before GTA Futsal battled back and made it an incredibly close affair.

Click here to read the match report, watch the highlights and see photos from the final.

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Hamilton United Elite SC hold on to win U-18 Girls Ontario Futsal Cup
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The U-18 Girls Ontario Futsal Cup final saw Hamilton United Elite SC facing Mississauga Dixie Athletics.

Hamilton would lead for much of the match but the final would come down to the dying moments as Mississauga pressed to tie it.

Click here to read the match report, watch highlights and see photos from the final.

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London Athletic Canadian FC edge Kitchener Academy to win U-18 Boys Ontario Futsal Cup
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The U-18 Boys Ontario Futsal Cup final saw the Kitchener Academy taking on London Athletic Canadian FC in a game that would come down to the final minute.

With London leading by two in the final minutes, Kitchener drew to within one and would press to find the equalizer.

Click here to read the match report, watch highlights and find photos from the final.

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WATCH – Three 2019 Ontario Futsal Cup champions crowned
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The 2019 Ontario Futsal Cup wrapped up for three divisions this weekend at Durham College in Oshawa.

The campus played host to the U-18 Boys and Girls, as well as the Men’s final, on a day that brought numerous special moments as three titles were captured.

Click here to watch the highlights of the 2019 Ontario Futsal Cup.

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Call for Expressions of Interest for Ontario Soccer Board of Directors
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The Nominations Committee is seeking qualified candidates for positions and who are able to contribute to Ontario Soccer in a way that reflects the values of inclusiveness, respect, integrity, high ethical standards, community building and is player-centred.

Complete candidate packages must be submitted electronically by end of day Sunday, April 7, 2019.

Click here for more information and how to apply.

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Re-live Nancy Spotton’s inspiring keynote speech
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Nancy Spotton, the CEO and Co-Founder of MPWR, has made a career out of helping to develop professional leaders.

Spotton’s keynote speech at the 2019 Ontario Soccer Summit energized the final day at the Wolf Performance Hall as she was joined on stage by TSN media personality Steven Caldwell and a whole host of others who have worked with Nancy.

Click here to watch the Nancy Spotton keynote speech.

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Be part of Female Leadership Day on April 14
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Ontario Soccer believes in the need to develop our next generation of female leaders on and off the pitch.

Hosted in partnership with the Durham Region Soccer Association (DRSA), the Female Leadership Day will be the second of its kind, following the success of the first event held in Brampton (hosted in partnership with Brams United Girls Soccer Club)

Nancy Spotton, the CEO of MPWR, will lead a day of discovery about you and connecting with others.

Click here for more information on the upcoming event.

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WATCH – La Liga’s Carlos Casal Lopez at Ontario Soccer Summit
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Carlos Casal Lopez is La Liga’s Senior Specialist in Sports Projects Development, leading projects in several countries, including USA, China, Iran, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Botswana and the United Arab Emirates.

Lopez led Ontario Soccer Summit attendees through a detailed look behind La Liga’s player philosophy, grassroots programs through the world and his own impressive profile.

Click here to watch the classroom session from Ontario Soccer Summit.

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Registration deadline for the Ontario Cup is April 2
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The 2019 Ontario Cup entry form is now available on the Ontario Soccer website and the entry deadline for this year’s competition is April 2, 2019.

Please note that entries will not be accepted after that deadline.

Click here for more information on registering and this year’s format.

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New concussion and return to play policy released
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On March 1, 2019, Ontario Soccer’s Board of Directors approved the recommendation to adopt the updated Canada Soccer Policy on Concussion and Return to Play Strategy.

This policy is intended for those managing concussions in soccer at all levels.

Click here for more information on the concussion policy.

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Best Practices Guide unveiled for match official development
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Ontario Soccer is investing in its Match Officials.

As part of its Long Term Officials Development (LTOD), a strategic initiative aimed at providing standards-based education and development for Match Officials, Ontario Soccer unveiled the Club Best Practice guide – a Comprehensive Guideline for Match Officials Development Programming at the Club level.

The first of its kind, the document will be used to assist Club head referees with the programming at their Clubs and raise the level of match officiating across the province.

Click here to find out more about the guide.

Click here to watch a video discussing how the guide will help develop match officials.

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Need help getting used to OSCAR? Check out our resources
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce the launch of its new registration platform, which will serve to connect soccer in the province like never before.

Ontario Soccer Club & Academy Registry (OSCAR), previously referred to as the Member Management Registration System, has been built in association with SportsEngine, the Official Technology Partner of Ontario Soccer and will now let Clubs and Academies connect their real-time participation registration data on a single platform.

Click here to read more about OSCAR.

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Ontario match official selected for CONCACAF PORE
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Three Canadian match officials, including one from Ontario, have been selected to take part in further development.

Cole Shoemaker (BC), Brad Doubrough (ON) and Sebastian Noshinravani (QC) have been selected to the CONCACAF Program of Referee Excellence (PORE).

Click here to find out more about this accomplishment.

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Watch highlights from Howard Webb’s keynote speech
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Ontario Soccer has released the highlights from Howard Webb’s keynote speech at the Ontario Soccer Summit 2019.

The former international match official and General Manager of Professional Referee Organization delighted a packed house at Wolf Performance Hall with stories about his World Cup experiences, his philosophy as a match official and his work with Video Assistant Referee.

Click here to watch the highlights of Howard Webb’s keynote speech.

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Joe Fletcher and Sonia Denoncourt led match official sessions
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Ontario Soccer Summit had the opportunity to hear from two seasoned match officials.

Joe Fletcher, former Canadian international match official, and Sonia Denoncourt, former FIFA referee, led a series of related drills, fitness and sprint testing.

Click here to watch the Ontario Soccer Summit session.

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2019 ORA and OASL details announced
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce the Ontario Recognized Academies (ORA) approved by the Ontario Soccer Board of Directors for the 2019 season.

54 Academies are now part of the ORA program, with 40 Academies having renewed their ORA status from 2018 and 14 successful new applications.

ORA organizations have demonstrated an ability to meet technical and administrative standards set by Ontario Soccer.

Click here to find out more about ORA and OASL.

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OPDL RFP now open for clubs and academies
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The Request for Proposal (RFP) process for the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) will open March 1, 2019 for clubs and academies.

The RFP document is currently available on the Ontario Soccer website.

Click here for important information on the 2019 process.

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Roll-out of Canada Soccer’s Club Licensing Program continues
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Ontario Soccer is preparing to roll-out the Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program across the province.

The roll-out includes workshops that are available for Districts, Leagues, Club and Academies.

Applications to join the Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program will open in March 2019.

Click here for more information on workshops and how to apply.

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Cheque payments moving to Electronic Payments via EFT
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Ontario Soccer has reviewed the time it takes to process payments to members and suppliers. In addition, Ontario Soccer has reviewed with our bankers, the incidence of an increased potential for fraud in relation to the preparation and distribution of paper cheques.

Accordingly, Ontario Soccer are transitioning all payments made by cheque to electronic payments.

Click here for more information on this change.

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WATCH – Ontario Soccer Strategic Plan: Reflections and Ambitions
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Ontario Soccer announced its 2019-2021 Strategic Plan early in 2019.

At the Ontario Soccer Summit, delegates got a first look back on the recent successes at Ontario Soccer and a deeper dive into the areas Ontario Soccer will target over the next three years.

Click here to watch the Ontario Soccer Strategic Plan: Reflections and Ambitions.

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Ontario Soccer releases 2019-2021 Strategic Plan
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce its, Board of Directors approved, new Strategic Plan for 2019-2021, which will serve as a road map for soccer in the province over the next three years.

The Strategic Plan will focus on four key areas of the sport and within those areas, each have three Strategic Initiatives where Ontario Soccer will look at tackling opportunities on and off the field.

Click here to read more about the 2019-2021 Strategic Plan.

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