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June 3, 2020
Return to Play Planning
Match Official Panel Discussion
Inside #CANWNT Webinar
Community Coach Workshops
Player Registration Deadline Extended
York9 at Ontario Soccer Centre
Online C License Courses
Online Coaching Courses
Futsal 101 Webinar
Gary Miller
FAQ #4
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
Annual Meeting of the Members (Part 1)
June 12-13, 2020

Player Registration Deadline for Youth Provincial / Regional divisions
June 15, 2020

Annual Meeting of the Members (Part 2)
Sept. 12, 2020

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Return to Play Planning and Ontario Soccer COVID-19 Management Update
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Ontario Soccer has received a number of membership inquiries regarding our Return to Play planning and COVID-19 Management.

Ontario Soccer has provided the following on what Return to Play planning looks like and the ongoing COVID-19 Management efforts.

Click here to find out more about what Ontario Soccer is doing to prepare for when the Provincial Government approves amateur, team sports for Return to Play.

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WATCH – One Call, Four Angles – A Match Official Panel
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As Ontario’s Match Officials continue to prepare for the outdoor season with their online learning, Ontario Soccer is sharing another Match Official Panel Discussion from the Ontario Soccer Summit.

In this panel, the game and decision-making all come into play from different perspectives thanks to guests Scott Bowman (Canadian Premier League Match Official), Caroline Szwed (Sportsnet Host and Former Player) and Anthony Capotosto (Toronto FC Academy Director.)

The three have an open discussion regarding the view of decisionm-making from the eyes of a Match Official, Player and Coach.

Click here to watch this Panel Discussion.

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WATCH – Today at 3pm – Inside #CanWNT Webinar – Playground to Podium
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Canada Soccer’s Inside #CanWNT webinar series is led by Women’s National team legends Rhian Wilkinson and Robyn Gayle. These sessions provide insight from the players and staff of Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team who share their experiences and the unique culture that defines the program.

The series continues today at 3 p.m. with the them of Playground to Podium.

Click here to register.

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Community Coach Workshops are now Available Online. Fill your down time and get started today
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce that the Community coaching workshops are now available online.

To ensure that the Community Coaching Workshops are more accessible and to allow greater flexibility on when these courses can be delivered, the coaches will be able to work at their own pace to complete the course material.

Online learning is now available for Active Start, Fundamentals, Learn to Train and Soccer For Life.

Click here for more information on these courses and how to register.

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Player Registration Deadline of June 15, 2020 is fast approaching
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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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York9 to begin Phase 1 of Canadian Premier League Return to Training Protocol at Ontario Soccer Centre
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The York9 Football Club recently completed all Canadian Premier League (CPL) and Canada Soccer requirements to return to Phase 1 of training.

York9 FC has also received Province of Ontario and Municipality of Vaughan approval as a Professional Club to return to training. The club will now resume training in accordance with Phase 1 of the CPL Return to Training Protocols that will take place at the Ontario Soccer Centre Stadium Field.

Click here to read more about this update.

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The Online C License Courses have sold out. Put your name on the wait list when the next one becomes available.
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The two new online C-License Courses, which have only been open for two weeks, are proving to be a popular draw.

Coaches across Ontario are taking advantage of the opportunity to obtain a C-License Certification through online learning.

With that they will have the qualifications to be a Head Coach in some Regional Leagues, the OASL and an Assistant Coach in the OPDL.

Both courses are now full but Ontario Soccer will announce the release of another online C License Course soon.

Click here to put your name on the wait list for when the next C License becomes available. In the subject line include ‘C License Candidate.’ You will be contacted first when the next course opens.

Click here to find out more about the C License Course.

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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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Canada Soccer to host Futsal 101 Webinar on June 6
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Canada Soccer’s Futsal Program, led by National Team Head Coach Kyt Selaidopoulos, will deliver a ‘Futsal 101’ Webinar on June 6 at 12 p.m.

The webinar will cover all aspects of Canada Soccer’s Futsal programming, including detail about its Futsal National Team & Futsal Canadian Championships, while serving as an engaging introduction into the quickly growing Futsal form of the game.

Click here to register.

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Gary Miller, Director of Soccer Operations, passed away at 63
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Our Ontario Soccer family is deeply saddened to inform the Membership that Gary Miller, Director of Soccer Operations of Ontario Soccer, has passed away at the age of 63.

Gary leaves behind a tremendous legacy on the sport of soccer in Canada, holding multiple tenures at Ontario Soccer, Canada Soccer and a number of other influential organizations over his illustrious career. Gary was a close friend to many in the soccer community.

Click here to read more on the legacy of Gary’s life.

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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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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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