14 Ontario players called to Women’s World Cup squad

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May 29, 2019
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14 Ontario players called to Canadian Women’s National team for FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019
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Canada Soccer have announced their official 23-player squad for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.

Across eight international matches in 2019, Canada are undefeated with five wins and three draws.

Kicking off on June 10 against Cameroon, the women’s team will include 14 players who hail from Ontario.

Click here to find out which players were selected to Women’s National Team.

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Gatorade 5v5 Global Final kicks-off this week as two Ontario teams travel to Madrid
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Two Ontario Player Development League teams have qualified for the Gatorade 5v5 Global Finals and will now compete with over 22 other countries on the world stage.

This year saw two new Canadian finalists, as Oakville SC and United FA won their respective competitions and now they will travel to Madrid, Spain May 30-31 as the Canadian representatives in the Global final.

Click here for more information on the Gatorade 5v5 Global finals.

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Upcoming Webinar – Happy Birthday? The Relative Age Effect in Sport
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Dr. Nick Wattie is a Sport Scientist in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ontario Tech University.

Wattie will host a webinar on May 29 at 7 p.m. as he looks at the existing evidence of relative age effects in sport, but also highlight a number of misconceptions about relative age effects, as well as unique developments in this area that might be relevant to parents and practitioners involved in youth sports.

Click here for more information on the webinar and how to register.

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2019 Ontario Soccer Board of Director nominations announced
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The Nominations Committee has completed the 2019 nomination process and presents a slate of candidates to the Ontario Soccer membership for election.

The elections will be held at the Ontario Soccer Annual Meeting of the Members on June 16, 2019 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport & Conference Centre.

Click here to see the candidates nominated for election.

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Come take part in the Ontario Soccer Coaches Super Week
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Ontario Soccer is excited to announce the first annual Coaches Super Week, taking place on Aug. 10-18, 2019 at RIM Park, Waterloo and at the Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan.

This is a chance for coaches of all abilities in Ontario to experience courses available to them by both Ontario Soccer and Canada Soccer.

Click here for more information on Coaches Super Week and how to register.

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Seeking groups for Game Leader evaluation at Under-9 level
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In 2019, Ontario Soccer will conduct an evaluation on the role of Game Leaders and Match Officials at the U-9 age group. The Game Leader Program was designed in 2014 for age groups U-6 to U-8.

Ontario Soccer, along with interested host organizations, will evaluate the U-9 games involving Game Leaders and Match Officials.

Click here for more information on Game Leaders or how your organization can apply to participate.

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Centre Circle Award winners announced, purchase your tickets
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The Centre Circle Awards are Ontario Soccer’s highest level of recognition and are presented annually to deserving soccer leaders and organizations nominated on the basis of their outstanding contributions to the development of soccer in Ontario and Canada.

The 2019 Centre Circle Award winners will be recognized at a gala event June 15, 2019 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel.

Click here to find out the winners of this year’s Centre Circle Awards.

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Match Official Learning Corner – Featuring: Amato DeLuca
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The Learning Corner is a reoccurring feature for match officials to refine their skills and up their game in preparation for their seasons,

Ontario Soccer recently caught up with Former FIFA Match Official Amato DeLuca for some tips and tricks on how to get Match Officials prepared for games and deal with difficult situations.

Click here to read what Amato DeLuca had to say.

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Match Official Club Spotlight – Featuring: Burlington SC
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Organizations across Ontario are investing in the development of their match officials.

The Match Official Club Spotlight takes a look at the clubs and academies who are investing in the development of match officials and their reasons for doing it.

This week features a look at Burlington SC with Andy Murty, their Club Head Referee.

Click here to read the Match Official Spotlight.

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Match Officials mentor program introduced in May 2019
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Ontario Soccer would like to inform all District Associations, Clubs and Academies of the implementation of the Long Term Match Official Development (LTOD) Mentor Program that is being introduced in May 2019.

As a component of Ontario Trillium Funding, Ontario Soccer will be providing 25 complimentary Mentor Accreditation Clinics across the province. District Referee Coordinators are encouraged to reach out to allocate a clinic.

Click here for more information on the Mentor Program.

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Canada Soccer announces provisional roster for 2019 Gold Cup
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Canada Soccer have submitted their 40-man provisional roster for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup alongside the other 15 nations that have qualified for this summer’s confederation championship.

The 40 man roster will now be cut down to a final 23-player roster, which will include a number of Ontario players when the Gold Cup kicks off June 15 in Los Angeles.

Click here to find out who made the provisional roster and more about the Gold Cup.

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WATCH – Play. Inspire. Unite. Podcast – Featuring: Dr. Norris
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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 membership.

This episode’s guest is Dr. Stephen Norris. Recognized for his work as a sport scientist, Norris is an advocate for grassroots holistic development of youth, is a leading authority on the playground to podium performing system development and has served as the central performance consultant for the Own the Podium program.

Click here to watch this edition of the Play. Inspire. Unite. Podcast.

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Regular OSCAR updates on functionality and solutions
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In alignment with the successful launch and transition to OSCAR, Ontario Soccer has identified the need to provide greater up-to-date information on the status of OSCAR, its functionality and available solutions.

As such, Ontario Soccer has added an additional page to its website where regular updates and changes to OSCAR can be found for those who are active in using the registration platform on a more consistent basis.

Click here to read more about OSCAR and how to find updates.

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Canadian soccer leaders support Canada Soccer safe sport roster
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At the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Members in Quebec City, Canada Soccer’s membership unanimously supported a suite of programs and initiatives that contribute to safe, fun and welcoming environments involved in the game.

The Canada Soccer Safe Sport Radar combines the benefits of mandatory certification for all coaches, a sophisticated Club Licensing Program, National Soccer Registry, Whistleblower Policy and Hotline, Code of Conduct and Ethics, and concussion protocols to create the best possible conditions for players, coaches, referees and administrators.

Click here for more information on the Canada Soccer AMM.

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Find your path to the 2019 Ontario Cup
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The 2019 Ontario Cup draws are now available for all divisions.

The Ontario Cup is the Soccer-For-Life Provincial Soccer Championship and is the largest competition of its kind in Canada.

The Ontario Cup draw has determined the path for over 400 teams across 16 divisions in hopes of becoming provincial champions.

Click here for more on the Ontario Cup draw.

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WATCH – Learn more about Canada Soccer Club Licensing
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Canada Soccer’s Jason de Vos, Director of Soccer Development and Dave Nutt, Manager of Development – Operations, joined a packed 2019 Ontario Soccer Summit session to thoroughly go through the Club Licensing program with delegates.

The primary goals of Club Licensing are to set clearly defined standards and expectations, recognize excellence in the soccer community, raise the level of all soccer organizations and finally, drive change in the soccer community.

Click here to watch their in-class session.

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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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