Women’s World Cup starts Friday

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June 5, 2019
Women’s World Cup
Canadian Men at Gold Cup
Coaches Super Week
Upcoming Webinar
Relative Age Effect Webinar
Match Official Club Spotlight
Centre Circle Awards
Game Leader Evaluation
Match Official Learning Corner
OSCAR Updates
Board of Director elections
Canada Soccer AMM
Club Licensing
Ontario Soccer Strategic Plan video
2019-2021 Strategic Plan
Upcoming Events
Centre Circle Awards Reception
June 15, 2019

Annual Members Meeting
June 16, 2019

Ontario Cup Semis and Final (U18 and U21)
July 20-21, 2019

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Women’s World Cup kicks off this Friday, 14 Ontario players to feature for Canada
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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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17 Ontario players called to Canadian Men’s squad for Gold Cup action
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Canada Soccer have selected their squad for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the confederation’s championship, which kicks off June 15 at the Rose Bowl in Pasedena.

17 of the 23 player squad got their start at clubs in Ontario.

Canada will play their first match of the tournament when they face Martinique on June 15.

Click here to find out which Ontario players were selected.

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Come take part in the first annual 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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Upcoming Webinar – Canada Soccer Concussion Policy and Rowan’s Law
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Stephanie McFarland is an occupational therapist at the Holland Bloorview Concussion Centre’s clinical progress. She supports youth and families with symptom management, return to school and sport after concussion injuries.

This webinar will focus on the latest evidence surrounding concussion identification, update on Rowan’s Law and how to implement these at a grassroots level in sport.

This webinar will take place on June 18 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

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

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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 hosted a webinar last week that looked at the existing evidence of relative age effects in sport, a number of misconceptions surrounding relative age effects, as well as unique developments in this area that might be relevant to parents and practitioners involved in youth sports.

If you missed the webinar, it is now available online.

Click here for more information on the webinar.

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Match Official Club Spotlight – Featuring: South Simcoe United
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Across the province, Clubs range from small local Clubs to those larger in size.

Smaller clubs sometimes struggle to provide Match Official Development, as they are often run by volunteers and struggle with providing support and resources.

On June 2, South Simcoe United showed that the size of a club is no obstacle in having quality match official development.

Click here to read about their LTOD camp and how your club can host one for no cost.

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10 days left to purchase your tickets to Centre Circle Awards
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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