New leadership added to Ontario Soccer Board of Directors

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June 19, 2019
Election Results
Centre Circle Awards
Canadian Men at Gold Cup
Canadian Women at World Cup
Membership Benefits
2v2 Festivals
Circle K partnership
Talent on Location Days
Directory of Key Programs and Services
Coaches Super Week
Relative Age Effect Webinar
OSCAR Updates
Club Licensing
Ontario Soccer Strategic Plan video
2019-2021 Strategic Plan
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Ontario Cup Semis and Final (U18 and U21)
July 20-21, 2019

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New leadership added to Ontario Soccer Board of Directors
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Ontario Soccer has elected new members to its Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting of the Members (AMM) on Sunday.

In the second election under the new modernized governance structure, four Board members were elected to help lead the strategy for soccer in the province.

Click here for more information on the AMM weekend.

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Soccer leaders honoured at Centre Circle Awards 2019
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Volunteers from all over the province were recognized at the Centre Circle Awards on Saturday.

A classy gala event, presented by Nothers Signs and Recognition, was an evening of awards honoured to those who have made outstanding contributions to the game in Ontario.

Twelve winners had already been announced but two more were revealed on the evening.

Click here to find out the 2019 winners.

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Canadian men win first match at Gold Cup, will now face Mexico tonight
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Canada opened the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup with their largest-ever margin of victory in the confederation championship – a 4-0 victory over Martinique at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

Canada got goals from Jonathan David, Junior Hoilett and captain Scott Arfield and the Men’s side will now face Mexico on Wednesday at 10:30 p.m.

Click here for more on Canada at the Gold Cup.

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Two Ontario players lead Canada to victory at Women’s World Cup
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Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team are into the Round of 16 at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 after earning their second Group E victory 2-0 over New Zealand.

Jessie Fleming, from London and Nichelle Prince from Ajax, scored for Canada, who will now face the Netherlands on Thursday to determine the winner of the group. Canada needs a victory to be atop Group E.

Click here for more on Canada at the Women’s World Cup.

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Learn about the benefits of being an Ontario Soccer member
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As the third largest youth sports organization in Canada, Ontario Soccer is proud to serve a massive membership of over half a million Ontarians.

Our organization develops, supports and delivers programs and services throughout Ontario in partnership with grassroots communities, Clubs, Districts, Private Academies and many more.

Click here to read more about the benefits of being a member of Ontario Soccer.

Click here to read the 2018 Annual Report.

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Guidelines for 2v2 Grassroots Festivals
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Ontario Soccer has added a new resource to OntarioSoccer.net.

The “2v2 Festival Guidelines” has been designed for organizations interested in hosting a Grassroots Festival with a modified playing format.

Click here for more on the 2v2 Grassroots Festival Guidelines.

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Circle K announced as Ontario Soccer 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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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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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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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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