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May 13, 2020
June 30, 2020
COVID-19 FAQ #4
Online C-License Course
COVID-19 Financial Impact Survey
Grassroots Spotlight Series
Player Registration Deadline Extended
Board of Directors Expressions of Interest
Match Official Accreditation Clinics
Ontario Soccer Summit Video
Online Coaching Courses
Player Recommendation Process
Community Workshops
Masters Provincial Championships
Registration and Fees
Virtual Training Coverage
Safe Sport Panel
Marius Roevde
Willie McNab
Dr. Nick Bontis’ at Ontario Soccer Summit
Road to 2026 panel
Norm O’Reilly keynote
Kelly Murumets keynote
Ontario Soccer Strategic Plan video
Rowan’s Law
Upcoming Events
Player Registration Deadline for Youth Provincial / Regional divisions
June 15, 2020

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COVID-19 Cancellation and Postponement Notice Update for June 2020
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Ontario Soccer has announced, as a further follow-up to the Ontario Soccer and Canada Soccer announcements of March 12 and March 13, as well as the Ontario Soccer announcements of March 24 and April 7 that all sanctioned in-person soccer events and activities for the month of May have been cancelled or postponed.

This decision will affect the start of the early portion of the 2020 Outdoor Season for the Local, Regional, District, Provincial, OASL, OPDL and all other leagues across Ontario.

For those who may be concerned about registering for the abridged outdoor season, Ontario Soccer is encouraging participants to do so now, so that Districts, Clubs and Academies can be fully prepared to kick off the Return to Play season when announced.

Click here to read the full announcement.

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COVID-19 FAQ #4 addresses questions on refunds, Return to Play, insurance and more
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Ontario Soccer has received additional questions from the membership, since the first COVID-19 frequently asked questions (FAQ) was released on March 16, 2020, followed by the second COVID-19 FAQ on March 23, 2020 and the third on April 3, 2020.

The FAQ #4 addresses questions from the membership on refunds, Return to Play, Insurance and More

Click here to read the FAQ #4.

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Two new online C-License courses have opened up. Take the next step in your development
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce two new C-License courses have been opened, to be delivered online, with the in-person date taking place at the Ontario Soccer Centre, once Return to Play commences.

Coaches who obtain a C-License Certification 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 on registration and the C-License Course.

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Take the ‘Understanding the COVID-19 Financial Impact on Amateur Sport’ survey
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As a follow-up to the Ontario Soccer Return to Play survey, which closed on May 11, 2020, the Ontario Provincial Government’s COVID-19 Amateur Sport and Recreation Panel has requested your organization’s additional support by completing an online survey specific to the economic impacts of COVID-19 on your organization.

Data collected will better help the Provincial Government of Ontario understand the impacts of COVID-19 on your organization.

Click here for more information and how to take the survey.

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Grassroots Spotlight Series – What Can We Learn From Others?
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The temporary suspension of soccer across Ontario has had a ripple effect across all levels of membership. Clubs and Academies have had to swiftly respond to significant reductions or fluctuations in revenue and find ways to adjust to an unexpected new financial reality for the foreseeable future.

In this installment, the Grassroots Spotlight Series will look at what we can learn from each other and takes a look at the best practices for coach education.

Click here to read this week’s Grassroots Spotlight Series.

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Player Registration Deadline Extended until June 15, 2020
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In an effort to help alleviate pressure on District Association membership, Ontario Soccer, after discussion with the membership, has decided to extend the registration deadline for the minimum 11 players from the current May 15, 2020 deadline to June 15, 2020.

Please note this does not apply to recreational player registrations.

Click here for more information.

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Nominations for Board positions due by this Friday
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to present the Expressions of Interest it has received from candidates who wish to be considered for a position on the Ontario Soccer Board of Directors. All Expressions of Interest are now public on the Ontario Soccer website.

Nominations for the Ontario Soccer Board of Directors are open and must be submitted by May 15, 2020.

Click here for more information on the Expressions of Interest and the Nominations Process.

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Student User Guide available for Match Official online clinics
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Ontario Soccer are pleased to announce that the Student User Guide, for the online accreditation process for Match Official clinics, is now available.

The online Match Official Accreditation Clinics are now open with the release of the Self Study Modules and “In-Class’ Zoom sessions kicked off last week.

All exams must be completed by June 17, 2020 so don’t delay in starting.

Click here for more information on the Student User Guide and more on the online Match Official Accreditation Clinics.

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WATCH – Illustrious Match Officials recount their career highlights
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The Ontario Soccer Summit 2020 may be over but the learning opportunities will continue for the next month.

Ontario Soccer is releasing select videos from keynote speeches, technical sessions and panel discussions.

Today, we are sharing a session that included three Match Official superstars in Howard Webb, Bibiana Steinhaus and Joe Fletcher. Each of them shared stories of their international careers and World Cup performances to a highly engaged room of local Match Officials.

Click here to watch the session.

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Want to be a Game Leader this summer? How about getting your start as a goalkeeper coach?
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Not sure what to do with yourself during the COVID-19 shutdown? Why not continue your coaching education during the break so that you can come back sharp?

Game Leaders play an important role in enabling children to have fun competing in a small side game environment. Click here for more information and how to take this online course.

Or if you’re interested in goalkeeping, why not get your start as a goalkeeper coach with this course, which can also be taken online? Click here for more information and how to take this online course.

Also, Ontario Soccer has compiled a list of online coaching courses which can be taken at your pace and from home.

Click here for the list of all the Online Coaching Courses.

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Update on Player Recommendation Process for 2020
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Ontario Soccer has announced some upcoming changes to the 2020 Player Recommendation Process.

There have been two postponements and one cancellation for the High Performance Program in 2020.

Click here to find out more.

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Re-Scheduling your Community Coach Workshops in 2020
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Ontario Soccer is working with Clubs and Ontario Recognized Academies to re-schedule the Community Coaching Workshops, which they were scheduled to host.

At this point, hosts of the Community Coaching Workshops have begun re-scheduling and course coordinators have been communicating to Ontario Soccer of their intention to re-schedule their courses.

If your organization has not yet done so, please get in contact with Ontario Soccer.

Click here for more information on Community Coaching Workshops in 2020.

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2020 Masters Provincial Championships Registration is Now Open
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The 2020 Masters Provincial Championships registration is now open.

The dates have been published on the Ontario Soccer website.

The Men’s division is open to Men’s teams registered as Over-35 whose players turned 35 before Jan. 1, 2020. The Women’s division is open to Women’s teams registered as Over-30, whose players turned 30 before Jan. 1, 2020.

The entry deadline is May 27, 2020.

Click here for more information on how to register.

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Update on Outdoor Player Registration and OSCAR SAAS fees
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In the event that the 2020 Outdoor Season is cancelled, SportsEngine has agreed in good faith, given the challenging times, not to collect the SAAS fees application to 2020 outdoor season (OSCAR) registration.

As a result, Ontario Soccer will not collect both Outdoor Player Registration fees and OSCAR, powered by SportsEngine, SAAS fees if the 2020 Outdoor Season is cancelled in its entirety.

Ontario Soccer recommends and encourages Districts, Clubs and Academies to continue or commence registering their members into OSCAR in anticipation of the Return to Play directives, as well as to provide proper insurance coverage for members participating in online environments.

Click here to review this announcement.

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What you need to know about Virtual Training and Insurance
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Ontario Soccer has received updated information from HUB International as it relates to Districts, Clubs and Academies delivering Virtual Strength and Conditioning and Physical Technical Training.

Ontario Soccer has updated the last communication and provided the new information on the specific types of training and training providers.

Click here to read the updated information on Virtual Training and Insurance Coverage.

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WATCH – The Safe Sport Panel discusses how to protect athletes
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The Ontario Soccer Summit 2020 may be over but the learning opportunities will continue for the next month.

Ontario Soccer is releasing select videos from keynote speeches, technical sessions and panel discussions.

Today, we are sharing the Safe Sport Panel discussion on athlete safety. Moderated by Canada Soccer’s Jason de Vos, a group of sport leaders tackled the issues we face as a sport and how to make sport safer for everyone.

Click here to watch the session.

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WATCH – The goalkeeping session at Ontario Soccer Summit
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The Ontario Soccer Summit 2020 may be over but the learning opportunities will continue for the next month.

Ontario Soccer is releasing select videos from keynote speeches, technical sessions and panel discussions.

Today, we are sharing the on field session from Marius Roevde. A professional goalkeeping coach and Executive Director of Richmond FC, Roevde took guests through a detailed and informative goalkeeping technical presentation which is sure to spark the interest of any goalkeeper and goalkeeping coach.

Click here to watch the session.

Click here to take Ontario Soccer’s Online Goalkeeping Coach Certificate.

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WATCH – Willie McNab’s on-field session at Ontario Soccer Summit
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The Ontario Soccer Summit 2020 may be over but the learning opportunities will continue for the next month.

Ontario Soccer is releasing select videos from keynote speeches, technical sessions and panel discussions.

Today, we are sharing Willie McNab’s engaging on-field session giving attendees a look at the ‘Celtic Way.’

Click here to watch this session.

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WATCH – Dr. Nick Bontis’ session from Ontario Soccer Summit
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The Ontario Soccer Summit 2020 may be over but the learning opportunities will continue for the next month.

Ontario Soccer is releasing select videos from keynote speeches, technical sessions and panel discussions.

Today, hear from Dr. Nick Bontis, the Vice-President of Canada Soccer, on how he sees the game moving forward in Canada, what we can do better at a grassroots level and how to deal with information bombardment in the digital age.

Click here
to watch the Dr. Nick Bontis session from Ontario Soccer Summit.

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WATCH – The Road to 2026 panel discussion
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The Ontario Soccer Summit 2020 may be over but the learning opportunities will continue for the next month.

Ontario Soccer is releasing select videos from keynote speeches, technical sessions and panel discussions.

Hear from some of the sport’s biggest leaders in Canada on where the game is going, what we can do on the Road to 2026 and the impact hosting a World Cup will have on Canada.

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to watch.

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WATCH – Dr. Norm O’Reilly’s keynote speech on sport data
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The Ontario Soccer Summit 2020 may be over but the learning opportunities will continue for the next month.

Ontario Soccer is releasing select videos from keynote speeches, technical sessions and panel discussions.

Dive into Dr. Norm O’Reilly’s keynote speech where he looks at the sport trends of today and tomorrow and goes deep on data and who is moving the needle in sports.

Click here to watch Dr. Norm O’Reilly’s keynote speech.

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WATCH – Kelly Murumets keynote on the female leaders in sport
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The Ontario Soccer Summit 2020 may be over but the learning opportunities will continue for the next month.

Ontario Soccer will be releasing videos from select keynote speeches, technical sessions and panel discussions over the coming weeks.

Plunge back into the keynote speech of Kelly Murumets, the former CEO of Tennis Canada and CEO and ParticipACTION spoke about her high-level career in sport as a female leader and a variety of wise tidbits to take back to their communities.

Click here to watch Kelly Murumets Ontario Soccer Summit keynote speech.

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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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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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