Show some love to your Match Officials

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July 3, 2019
Match Officials Appreciation Day
Concussion webinar
Coaches Super Week
Circle K 2v2 Grasroots Festival
2v2 Festivals
Membership Benefits
Directory of Key Programs and Services
Match Official Club Spotlight
OSCAR Updates
Commercial Sponsorship Policy
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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Deadline to submit your nominations for Spirit of the Game Awards is July 9
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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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WATCH – What your organization needs to know about concussions and return to play
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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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WATCH – Learn more about the courses available at the first annual Coaches Super Week
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The first annual Coaches Super Week will be 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.

Want to learn more about the courses available?

Click here to watch videos which detail what some of the courses are about

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Come be part of the inaugural Circle K 2v2 Grassroots Festival this Saturday
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Ontario Soccer invites you to register for the Inaugural Circle K 2v2 Grassroots Festival, taking place this Saturday in London at the North London Athletic Fields.

With a focus on player enjoyment of the game, this free event will be an afternoon of enjoyment and learning in the exciting 2v2 format.

Click here to learn more about this Circle K 2v2 Grassroots Festival.

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Find out more about the Grassroots 2v2 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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What are 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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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 takes 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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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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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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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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