Provincial Projects kick off 2020

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January 15, 2020
Provincial Projects
New Summit speakers
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PISL
Ontario Winter Games
Joe Fletcher
Ontario Cup hosting
Ontario Indoor Cup
C-License Courses
Goalkeeping Coach Diploma
HUB International Presents: Session Prep
Discipline and Appeals
Rowan’s Law
OSCAR Outdoor Registration
OSCAR Updates
Ontario Soccer Summit
Approved Operational Procedure Changes
Looking back on 2019
Canada Soccer Awards
Ontario Soccer Strategic Plan video
Membership Benefits
Upcoming Events
Deadline to apply for hosting Ontario Cup Semi-Final
Jan. 18, 2020

Ontario Indoor Cup Finals Weekend
Jan. 25-26, 2020

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The Provincial Projects kick off in 2020
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The first Ontario Soccer Provincial Projects weekends of 2020 kicked off at the Ontario Soccer Centre on Jan. 11 and 12.

The selected athletes, between 40-50 per age group and gender, were previously evaluated at the Provincial Screening Competition in October, or throughout the year, and are now being further screened as part of the Provincial Projects.

Click here to watch the Sights and Sounds from the Provincial Projects.

Click here to read more about the Provincial Projects.

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Seven new speakers announced for Ontario Soccer Summit 2020
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Ontario Soccer has announced seven more speakers, who will be joining the Ontario Soccer Summit 2020 roster.

Leading the list of new additions is Willie McNab, Academy Coach and International Academy Manager of the renowned Celtic FC from Scotland, who lead a technical session, Jen Cramer, Senior Vice President of Partnerships and Marketing for Major League Soccer and Eva Havaris, the Vice-President of Strategy for the Canadian Soccer Business, who joins the Road to 2026 Panel.

The Ontario Soccer Summit has also announced three fantastic Match Official speakers and one more Community Leaders speaker.

Click here to find out more about these and more on Ontario Soccer Summit.

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WATCH – Play Inspire Unite Podcast – Featuring: Celtic FC’s Willie McNab
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The Ontario Soccer Summit has announced seven new speakers which will be joining the 2020 roster.

Among them is Willie McNab, an Academy Coach and International Academy Manager of the renowned Celtic FC.

McNab joined the Play Inspire Unite Podcast from Scotland to discuss how Celtic develops talent, how they maintain a competitive edge without scores and standings and why he thinks you should attend Ontario Soccer Summit 2020.

Click here to watch the podcast.

Click here to find quick clips from the discussion and more about Ontario Soccer Summit 2020.

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Provincial Indoor Soccer League signs agreement to grow game across Ontario
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The Ontario Soccer Centre and Ontario Soccer are pleased to announce that they have entered into a 5-year Licensing Agreement with DG Sports to grow and expand the Provincial Indoor Soccer League (PISL) across Ontario.

The PISL will offer league play for U9 to U21 divisions for both male and female teams. As the highest level of competition in both male and female age groups for indoor soccer, this agreement will help with the expansion and registration of indoor competition throughout the province and to under-serviced areas.

Click here to read more about his announcement and PISL.

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Five futsal teams have qualified for Ontario Winter Games 2020
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Five futsal teams have qualified for the Ontario Winter Games, which will take place Feb. 27-Mar. 1, 2020 in Barrie and Orillia.

These futsal teams will be the first to ever play in the Ontario Winter Games, as this is the first year futsal will feature in the competition.

Click here to find out which teams have qualified.

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Joe Fletcher named PRO Manager of Senior Assistant Referees
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The Professional Referee Organization is expanding its experienced front office staff with the addition of former MLS Assistant Referee of the Year Joe Fletcher, under the role of PRO Manager of Senior Assistant Referees.

The 43-year-old native of Niagara Falls, Ontario, will coordinate and supervise an Assistant Referee coaching program in MLS.

Click here to read more about Joe Fletcher and the appointment.

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Want to host an Ontario Cup semi-final? The deadline is Jan. 18
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Ontario Soccer is now accepting bids from District Associations interested in hosting the Ontario Cup Semi-Finals in 2020.

The 2020 Ontario Cup Semi-Finals will be held on Aug. 29-20, 2020. The deadline for submitting a bid to host the Ontario Cup Semi-Finals is January 18, 2020.

Click here for more information on hosting.

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Ontario Indoor Cup final round is now set
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The Ontario Indoor Cup 2020 final round has been set.

The final round will now be played at the Ontario Soccer Centre on Jan. 25-26 and Feb. 8-9.

Each of the divisional championship games will be broadcast on Jan. 26 and Feb. 9.

Click here for more information on the Ontario Indoor Cup.

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Two C-License courses are available but are filling up fast
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The first C-License course of 2020 has sold-out but Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce two more C-License courses are now open.

London and Ottawa will each host a C-License course, starting in March 2020.

Coaches who obtain a C-License Certification and will have the qualifications to be a Head Coach in some Regional Leagues, the OASL and an Assistant Coach in the OPDL.

Click here for more information and how to register.

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No time? Do it online. Take this online Goalkeeper Coach Course
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce the brand new Ontario Soccer online Goalkeeper Coach Certificate.

For all aspiring Goalkeeping Coaches, this online course is your first step into Goalkeeper development and will cover the basics of developing goalkeepers.

Click here to read more about the course and how to apply.

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Use the HUB Presents: Session Prep in your 2020 planning
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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.

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

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Level 1 Discipline and Appeals Certification Course bookings open
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Ontario Soccer offers a Level 1 Discipline and Appeals Certification Course and is taking bookings for District Associations and applicable Leagues looking to host a course for their membership in 2020.

The course is one day (approx. eight hours) and led by an Ontario Soccer appointed instructor.

Click here for more information on the course.

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Rowan’s Law Mandatory Implementation
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The Province of Ontario, at the present time, is the only province in Canada to enact Concussion Safety legislation throughout its sport system.

‘Rowan’s Law’ received Royal Assent on March 7, 2018, and Section 5 of the Act, proclaiming a ‘Rowan’s Law Day’ was the only section that came into effect at that time.

However, in 2019, the remaining parts of the Act and the regulation have now come into effect in phases.

Click here to read more about Rowan’s Law and your organization’s responsibility from it.

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OSCAR Outdoor Registration 2020 is now open
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Ontario Soccer has opened the Outdoor 2020 season and is pleased to confirm that ‘OSCAR,’ the Ontario Soccer Club & Academy Registry, powered by SportsEngine, is ready for use for the Outdoor 2020 season.

More detailed information will follow regarding OSCAR 2020 and a conference call will be scheduled to provide answers for any questions organizations may have.

Click here to read more about OSCAR Outdoor Registration 2020.

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Find the latest updates on OSCAR
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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, 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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Kelly Murumets has been announced as a keynote speaker
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Ontario Soccer has announced that another industry-leading sports executive will be joining the Ontario Soccer Summit 2020.

Kelly Murumets, who previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Tennis Canada, will be a keynote speaker at the Feb. 21-23, 2020 event in Hamilton.

“Kelly Murumets helped turn Tennis Canada into an off the court and on the court performing organization and she will share her lessons with the soccer community at the Ontario Soccer Summit,” said Johnny Misley, Ontario Soccer Chief Executive Officer.

Click here to read more about Kelly Murumets and Ontario Soccer Summit 2020.

Click here to purchase tickets.

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Approved Game and Non-Game Related Related Operational Procedure changes
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Ontario Soccer’s Board of Directors, at their Dec. 7, 2019 meeting, approved the Ontario Soccer Game Related and Non-Game Related Operational Procedures for 2020 and 2021.

This review includes multiple updates and changes that have been outlined in a ‘Major Changes’ form and has been made available online for review.

It is also important to note that updates include the Ontario Soccer Grassroots Standards, formerly known as the “Ontario Soccer LTPD Development Matrices” which are now recommended standards for players U12 and under in order to be aligned with Canada Soccer.

Click here for more on the changes.

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Looking back on 2019
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As 2019 winds down, Ontario Soccer is taking a look back at some of the moments that defined the sport in our province.

From celebrations to smiles, 2019 was a year that broke new ground and highlighted what makes soccer great in Ontario.

Thank you to all those who made our game beautiful in 2019.

Click here to look back on some of the best photos, videos and moments that defined 2019.

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Ontario players swept the 2019 Canada Soccer Player Awards
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Six awards. Six wins for players from Ontario.

Canada Soccer has announced their year-end Player Awards and Ontario athletes have won the male and female players of the year, the male and female youth international players of the year, the Para player of the award and the Futsal player of the year award.

Click here to read about who won the Men’s Player of the Year.

Click here to read about who won the Women’s Player of the Year.

Click here to read about who won the Male and Female International Players of the Year.

Click here to read about who won the Canadian Para and Futsal Players of the Year.

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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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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.

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