OPDL caps sixth season in style

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October 2, 2019
OPDL Charity Shield
Provincial Screening
League1 Ontario Men’s Final
Canada vs USA
HUB International Presents: Session Prep
PISL
All Abilities Soccer Webinar
Summit 2020
OSCAR Updates
Masters Club Championship
Ontario Cup finals
Ontario Cup finals
Ontario Soccer Strategic Plan video
2019-2021 Strategic Plan
Membership Benefits
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OASL Cup Finals
Oct. 5-7, 2019

Regional Championships
Oct. 11-13

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OPDL caps sixth season in style with Charity Shield Showdown at Ontario Soccer Centre
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Ontario Soccer’s Ontario Player Development League (OPDL), presented by Toronto FC, officially wrapped up its sixth season this weekend, as the OPDL Charity Shield match-ups took place at the Ontario Soccer Centre.

The top teams from the boys and girls U-14, U-15 and U-17 divisions competed in one game finals, in front of a packed house at the venue in Vaughan.

As well as a great opportunity for scouts to see Ontario’s talent up close, the OPDL Charity Shield also raises money for charity.

This year, over $7,000 was raised and the winning teams will now donate a portion of the proceeds to their charities of choice.

Click here to find out who won the Charity Shields and find all the match coverage from the weekend.

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Ontario Soccer announces Provincial Screening selections
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce the selections for the Provincial Screening Competition in October.

The Provincial Program is available to all Ontario Soccer registered players who are competing at either a U14, U15 or U16 age group.

The Provincial Program focuses on player screening, talent identification and benchmarking players through competition.

Click here to find out this year’s selections.

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Masters win 2019 League1 Ontario Men’s title, defeating FC London 4-1
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Masters FA only needed a single shot on target to get the party started but the bash continued throughout the night as the Saints were crowned 2019 League1 Ontario Champions, after a 4-1 win which was courtesy of an Akeem Priestly hat-trick over FC London.

Masters now qualifies for the 2020 Canadian Championship.

Click here for all the coverage from the night.

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15 Ontario players called to feature in Toronto for rivalry match against USA
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Canada Soccer have announced their squad for a crucial home match in 2019-20 CONCACAF Nations League against rivals USA.

The Oct. 15 home match in Toronto provides Canada with the opportunity to face one of the leading nations in the region. Fifteen players from Ontario have been selected to the squad.

Tickets start at as low as $25 while groups of 10 or more can save up to 30% off the regular price.

Click here to find out which players got the call and how to purchase tickets.

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HUB International Presents: Session Prep – Functional Practice
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HUB International and Ontario Soccer are proud to present a series of Coaching Development videos targeted at helping coaches of all levels.

The HUB International Session Prep series focuses on different topics relevant to educating today’s coaches further.

This week’s video focuses on demonstrating how a coach can set up a functional practice in the central and wide areas of the field. Functional Practice is meant to allow a coach to increase the number of repetitions of their topic with their players.

Click here to watch this week’s video.

Click here to watch all 12 videos in the Session Prep series.

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Last chance to register for Provincial Indoor Soccer League
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The Provincial Indoor Soccer League (PISL) is one of the most competitive and prestigious indoor soccer leagues in the province.

The PISL offers 11-a-side indoor soccer for U13 to U18 divisions for both girls and boys at clubs and academies. The main hub of the league is the Ontario Soccer Centre but games will also be played at three other facilities across Southern Ontario, giving the league a wide area to draw top-level competition from.

Click here for more information on the league and how to register.

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Webinar – All Abilities Soccer: Where do we start?
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Matt Greenwood, the Executive Director of Pickering Soccer, hosted a webinar on All Abilities in Soccer – Where to Start.

This webinar is intended for anyone designated in a club to lead program development or inclusion, or for anyone with a real passion for All Abilities in sport.

Click here for more information or to watch this webinar.

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Ontario Soccer Summit 2020 tickets will go on sale Oct. 23
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The city of Hamilton will play host to the 2020 Ontario Soccer Summit at Redeemer University College.

The 2019 installment of the Ontario Soccer Summit in London was a historic event. Ontario Soccer with the Hamilton and District Soccer Association is set to deliver an event even better than the last with a roster of amazing speakers including headliners FIFA vice president and CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani.

Click here to find out how to take advantage of early bird and group pricing.

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Find the latest updates on OSCAR from Sept. 30
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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.

Recently, there have been updates for Sept. 30, support insights, tip of the week and spotlight on an Ontario club.

Click here to read more about OSCAR and how to find updates.

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Ontario teams return with Gold and Silver medal from Masters
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The Masters Regional Club Championships wrapped up last weekend as Ontario’s representatives faced off against other provinces in the Over-35 competition.

This year, Ontario was represented by two teams from the same club. Scarborough GS United won medals in both the Men’s and Women’s Ontario Masters Championships.

Click here to find out which returned home with the Gold and which settled for Silver.

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Ontario Cup 2019 has come to a close
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The 104th edition of the Ontario Cup has come to a close as the final six divisions wrapped up recently at the Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan.

There was still one Toyota National Championship berth to be spoken for on the final weekend and five more Ontario Cup titles have now been decided.

The Ontario Cup is the largest club competition of its kind in Canada with over 12,000 athletes and 600 teams annually.

Click here to find out who won this weekend’s Ontario Cup finals.

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Five Ontario teams qualify for the Toyota National Championships
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The Ontario Cup Finals came to a conclusion for six divisions on Sept. 7 and 8 at Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan.

The winners of five of those divisions will now move on as Ontario’s representative at the Toyota National Championships.

With over 600 teams and 12,000 athletes, the Soccer For Life Provincial Championship is the largest competition of its kind in Canada.

Click here to find out who won and find photos, match reports and videos from every game from that weekend.

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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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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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