Canadian Men qualify for Quarter-Finals

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June 26, 2019
Canadian Men at Gold Cup
Concussion webinar
Match Officials Appreciation Day
Commercial Sponsorship Policy
Talent on Location Days
Match Official Club Spotlight
Circle K partnership
Membership Benefits
Directory of Key Programs and Services
Coaches Super Week
2v2 Festivals
Relative Age Effect Webinar
OSCAR Updates
Centre Circle Awards
Election Results
Club Licensing
Ontario Soccer Strategic Plan video
2019-2021 Strategic Plan
Upcoming Events
Ontario Cup Semis and Final (U18 and U21)
July 20-21, 2019

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Canada qualifies for Quarter-Finals at 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup with 7 goals from Ontario players
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Canada took care of business with a record-setting performance in the group finale at the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Canada won 7-0 over Cuba with hat-tricks by both Lucas Cavallini (Toronto) and Jonathan David (Ottawa), the first ever double hat-trick performance by a Men’s National team attacking duo. Junior Hoilett (Brampton) also scored for Canada.

Click here for more on this record-breaking performance.

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Webinar – Concussion Education Updates and how to use them within your organization
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With the recent adoption of Rowan’s Law – legislation surrounding concussions in youth sport – there have been a lot of questions from clubs, academies and the Ontario Soccer membership on how to handle concussions.

The Ontario Soccer Player Development program, along with Stephanie McFarland of the Holland Bloorview Concussion Centre, have put together a webinar to answer many of the questions surrounding Rowan’s Law, how to implement concussion policies at the grassroots level and reviewing resources for coaches, parents and players after a concussion.

Click here to watch the Concussion Education Update webinar.

Click here to visit the Ontario Soccer Concussion Centre for more information and resources.

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Submit your nominations to recognize match officials with Spirit of the Game Awards
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Ontario Soccer and Toronto FC are proud to announce the 4th Annual Match Officials Appreciation Day.

On Aug. 10, join Ontario Soccer in celebrating Match Officials from across Ontario, as nominees for Spirit of the Game Awards are recognized.

Ontario Soccer is seeking your nominations for the 2019 Spirit of the Game Awards.

Click here for more information on the Spirit of the Game Awards and how to nominate.

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New commercial sponsorship policy
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Please be advised that the Ontario Soccer Board of Directors, following membership engagement, recently approved a new Commercial Sponsorship Policy.

Ontario Soccer’s Sponsorship Policy articulates how to secure sponsorship in a manner consistent with the common standards implemented within the amateur sports industry.

Click here for more information on this policy.

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Player Recommendation deadline approaching for TOLD
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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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Match Official Club Spotlight – Featuring: Waterloo Minor SC
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Organizations across Ontario are investing in the development of their match officials.

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

Click here for this week’s spotlight on Waterloo Minor Soccer Club.

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Circle K announced as Ontario Soccer Premier Partner
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Ontario Soccer and Circle K recently announced 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.

Click here to read what the Sponsorship Report said about the partnership.

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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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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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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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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 recently 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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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 recently.

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

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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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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