Ontario Soccer announces Circle K as a Premier Partner

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June 12, 2019
Circle K partnership
Women’s World Cup
Canadian Men at Gold Cup
Board of Director elections
Centre Circle Awards
Talent on Location Days
Directory of Key Programs and Services
Coaches Super Week
Upcoming Concussion Webinar
Relative Age Effect Webinar
OSCAR Updates
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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Ontario Soccer announces Circle K as a Premier Partner
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Ontario Soccer and Circle K announced today that Circle K, a Convenience Store industry-leader, is joining Ontario Soccer as a Premier Partner of the provincial organization and the exclusive title partner of the Ontario Soccer Grassroots Program.

“The Circle K brand is an impressive Canadian success story and we welcome them into our Ontario Soccer partner family,” said Johnny Misley, Ontario Soccer Chief Executive Officer. “Their investment into soccer in this province will have a long-lasting impact on the game and our participants will benefit greatly from their support.”

Additionally, Circle K will now have activation and promotional rights with the Ontario Cup, the Ontario Soccer Summit, Centre Circle Awards and other events.

Click here for more on this partnership announcement.

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Kadeisha Buchanan scores to lead Canada to 1-0 victory in opening match of Women’s World Cup
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Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team earned three important points in the opening match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 against Group E opponent Cameroon.

Kadeisha Buchanan, from Brampton, scored in the first half’s added time as she headed in a Janine Beckie corner kick to give Canada the lead.

Canada now takes on New Zealand on June 15 before finishing off the group stage against the Netherlands on June 20.

Click here for more on the match and Buchanan’s contribution.

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Gold Cup kicks off Saturday with 17 Ontario players in the Canada squad
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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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2019 Ontario Soccer Board of Director elections takes place this weekend
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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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Centre Circle Awards will honour volunteers on Saturday
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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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Player Recommendation Process for Talent on Location Days
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The Ontario Soccer High Performance Program has released the player recommendation process for Technical Staff of District Members Clubs and Ontario Registered Academies that now appears on the Ontario Soccer website in the High Performance, Player Talented Pathway section.

This will allow players in Ontario to have the opportunity to be recommended by a certified and qualified Club, Academy Head Coach or Technical Director.

Click here for more information on the Player Recommendation Process for Talent on Location Days.

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Do you have a question for Ontario Soccer?
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In order for Ontario Soccer to better service and communicate with our membership, an Ontario Soccer Directory of Key Programs and Services has been created which includes the lead staff and their contact information.

This directory includes the name of the staff member, their contact information and their primary areas of responsibility.

Click here for more information on the Directory of Key Programs and Services.

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Find the course right for you on Coaches Super Week this summer
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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 – Rowan’s Law and Concussion Policy
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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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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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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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