Record attendance for Ontario Soccer Summit


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February 26, 2020
Ontario Soccer Summit
Discover. Develop. Excel.
Ontario Winter Games
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Froster Active Kids
Volunteer Recognition Program
Centre Circle Awards
Goalkeeping Coach Diploma
C-License Courses
Mentorship program
State of Union podcast
Kelly Murumets Podcast
Norm O’Reilly podcast
Ontario Soccer Strategic Plan video
Membership Benefits
Rowan’s Law
OSCAR Updates
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Ontario Winter Games
Feb. 27 – Mar. 1, 2020

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Ontario Soccer Summit 2020 draws record attendance in Hamilton
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The Ontario Soccer Summit, in partnership with Respect in Sport, continues to climb in attendance as well as stature.

The Ontario Soccer Summit 2020 set a record for paid attendance this year on the strength of the headlining keynote speaker Victor Montagliani, FIFA Vice-President and Concacaf President, who spoke to the Ontario membership about the valuable role their programming is playing in developing Canada’s Game.

The event also saw the announcement of the 2021 hosts which will be the City of Ottawa and Eastern Ontario District Soccer Association.

Click here for a recap of the weekend.

Also, find coverage from Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 of Ontario Soccer Summit.


WATCH – Discover. Develop. Excel – The Journey through the Ontario Soccer Summit
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Follow Ontario Soccer’s Lauren Maharaj as she takes you through the weekend that was for the Ontario Soccer Summit 2020.

Check out the behind-the-scenes footage as the last edition of the 2020 Discover. Develop. Excel. series comes to a close.

Click here to watch Discover. Develop. Excel.


U18 Ontario Futsal Cup headed for a historic weekend at Ontario Winter Games
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The 2020 Ontario Winter Games will be hosted by the City of Orillia from Feb. 27-Mar. 1. There will be 27 sports competing over four days with approximately 3,500 athletes, coaches, officials and dignitaries.

For the first time ever, the sport of futsal will be included in the 2020 Ontario Winter Games.

Eight teams in the U-18 Boys and Girls divisions will compete for Ontario Winter Games medals as well as Ontario Futsal Cup hardware.

Also, the Men’s Ontario Futsal Cup recently decided the semi-final match-ups.

Click here to find out more about this historic weekend’s event and who advanced in the Men’s Ontario Futsal Cup


Canada Soccer announces additional Canada Soccer Club License Holders
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Canada Soccer has announced 20 Ontario organizations that have been approved as Canada Soccer Club License Provincial Level 1 or Quality Soccer Providers.

The approval of these organizations follows the announcement of the National Youth Club License holders in 2019 and early 2020.

Click here to find out which organizations were selected and more about Club Licensing.



How does Ontario Soccer scout and track athlete development?
The second weekend of Provincial Projects 2020 will take place this weekend at the Ontario Soccer Centre.

As the Ontario Soccer High Performance program continues to work towards selecting the Ontario Provincial Team, it’s important to remember that the process is a journey and not a destination.

Click here to learn more about how Ontario Soccer scouts, tracks and elevates players.


Ontario Soccer and Froster Active Kids announce Youth Leadership initiative
Ontario Soccer and Froster Active Kids are pleased to announce a new Youth Leadership initiative that will kick-off with the upcoming 2020 outdoor season.

The Froster Active Kids – Match Officials Youth Leaders program will support Ontario Soccer’s commitment to the advancement of young leaders throughout our soccer community.

Click here to read more about his exciting announcement.


Ontario Soccer and Nothers The Awards Store announce Volunteer Recognition Program
Ontario Soccer and Nothers – The Awards Store debuted the Ontario Soccer Volunteer Recognition Program to acknowledge the valued contributions of volunteers across the province.

The Ontario Soccer Volunteer Program aims to commemorate the work of volunteers across Ontario by providing a limited number of $500 grants.

Click here to find out more about the program and how to apply for the grants.


Nominate deserving members of your community
The Centre Circle Awards are Ontario Soccer’s highest level of recognition and are presented annually to deserving soccer leaders and organizations nominated on the basis of their outstanding contributions to the development of soccer in Ontario and Canada.

Ontario Soccer recognizes leaders annually through the Centre Circle Awards and this year the 2020 Centre Circle Awards will be presented in Toronto on June. 14, 2020.

The deadline for submitting nominations is March 16, 2020.

Click here for more information on how to nominate someone in your community.


No time? Do it online. Take this online Goalkeeper Coach Course
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.


C-License spots still available in Ottawa and Vaughan
The first two C-License courses of 2020 have sold-out but Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce Ottawa and Vaughan will host C-License courses.

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 for the Ottawa C-License.

Click here for more information and how to register for the Vaughan C-License.


Retaining and developing our Match Officials through Mentorship
Ontario Soccer’s Match Officials Mentorship program aims at creating a peer-to-peer environment to help develop and retain Match Officials at all levels.

Ontario Soccer recently announced that there are a limited number of free Mentorship clinics still available to the membership as part of the grant provided by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Click here to learn more about the Match Official Mentorship program and how to host one in your community.


The Play Inspire Unite Podcast – Featuring: Johnny Misley and Peter Augruso
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The Play Inspire Unite Podcast is an interview series that features conversations with influential people from within Ontario Soccer and the Ontario Soccer membership. Discussing issues which impact the province, it’s designed to highlight the work of those who are showing us to Play, Inspire and Unite others in our community.

This week we are joined by Johnny Misley, Ontario Soccer Chief Executive Officer and Peter Augruso, Ontario Soccer President and Chair of the Board of Directors, for a special State of the Union podcast where they cover important initiatives in 2020, Ontario Soccer’s Road to 2026, challenges in the Northern Districts, futsal and lots more.

Click here to watch the full podcast.


WATCH – Play Inspire Unite Podcast – Featuring: Kelly Murumets
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Want to hear more from 2020 Ontario Soccer Summit keynote Kelly Murumets?

Murumets is the former CEO of Tennis Canada and ParticipACTION, and she joined us on the Play Inspire Unite Podcast to speak about fitness levels in Canada, how they turned Tennis Canada into the emerging high-performance powerhouse it is today.

Click here to watch the podcast.


WATCH – Play Inspire Unite Podcast – Featuring: Norm O’Reilly
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What are some sport marketing trends to pay attention to in 2020?

Norm O’Reilly, who is recognized as one of the leading scholars of the business of sport, joined us on the Play Inspire Unite podcast before his Ontario Soccer Summit 2020 keynote speech to share his thoughts on sports marketing in 2020, how to attract blue-chip brands and much more.

Click here to watch the podcast with Norm O’Reilly.


WATCH – Ontario Soccer Strategic Plan: Reflections and Ambitions
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.


What are the benefits of being an Ontario Soccer member?
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.


Rowan’s Law Mandatory Implementation
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.


Find the latest updates on OSCAR
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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