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July 17, 2019
Ontario Cup
CanU20
Canada Para Soccer
Concussion webinar
Match Officials Appreciation Day
Abuse and Dissent
Match Official Pre-Game Checklist
Coaches Super Week
Membership Benefits
Directory of Key Programs and Services
OSCAR Updates
Commercial Sponsorship Policy
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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The first four Ontario Cup finals of 2019 will take place this Sunday
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The road to the Ontario Cup finals will come to an end this Sunday when the U-18 and U-21 Men’s and Women’s divisions wrap up their campaign.

The semi-finals, which will take place at the Ontario Soccer Centre and Vaughan Grove on Saturday, will feature some of the best soccer-for-life competition from across the province.

The winners will move on to the finals on Sunday, which will be broadcast live for those who cannot be in attendance.

Click here to read more about the Ontario Cup weekend and how you can watch live.

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Canadian Women’s U-20 side finish with 2 wins and 1 loss in International Series
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The Canadian Women’s U-20 team finished with a record of two wins and one loss from their recent International Series in England.

Canada lost their opening match 3-2 to England before roaring back with a 2-0 win over Northern Ireland and avenging their loss to England with a confident 2-1 victory. Ontario’s Kaila Novak had one goal for Canada.

Click here to read more about the competition.

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Canadian Para Soccer team will face Australia on Thursday at IFCPF World Cup
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The Canadian Para Soccer team fell 3-1 to the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday.

After mixed results in the group stage, the Canadian team will now face Australia on Thursday to decide where they finish at the IFCPF World Cup Sevilla 2019.

Click here to find more about the tournament and how to watch.

Click here to see which Ontario players were selected to the squad.

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WATCH – What your organization needs to know about concussions
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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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Winners announced for Match Officials Appreciation Day
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Ontario Soccer and Toronto FC are proud to present the 4th Annual Match Officials Appreciation Day winners.

On August 10, 2019, join us in celebrating awards for nominees across the province. Following the ceremony, attendees will be able to cheer on Toronto FC as they face Orlando City FC.

Click here for information on the winners.

Click here for information on purchasing tickets. Use the ticket code REFSHAVEHEART

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Abuse and Dissent: How Ontario Soccer is making the game safer
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Based on surveys conducted by Ontario Soccer from 2012 to 2019, Abuse and Dissent are consistently ranked as the top two reasons why Match Officials would choose not to, or do not, return to the game.

In response to that surveying, Ontario Soccer, more than ever, is deploying strategies to protect Match Officials and educate both parents and coaches to the abuse effects.

Click here to read more about what Ontario Soccer is doing for match officials.

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Match Official Pre-Game Checklist: Before the match begins
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Ontario Soccer would like to remind all of our new and returning match officials of the importance of the pre-game checklist for things like tools, balls, field of play and player equipment.

Equally important to ensuring that match officials are maintaining standards for themselves on the field.

Click here to review a pre-game checklist as well as standards for match officials.

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WATCH – The courses you can take on 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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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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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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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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