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July 22, 2020
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Return to Play – Phase 2
How to get ready for RTP
New C License
Jessie Fleming
Youth Sport Article
Match Official Changes to RTP Guide
Community Coach Workshops
Online Coaching Courses
Player Registration Deadline
Rowan’s Law
Match Official Panel Discussion
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
Upcoming Events
Annual Meeting of the Members (Part 2)
Sept. 12, 2020

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Help pass Emergency Legislation to protect Districts, Clubs and Academies
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Ontario Soccer, along with the Ontario Non-Profit Network (ONN), are calling on the Government of Ontario to take immediate action to pass an emergency order that provides ‘Good Samaritan’ protection to the amateur sport sector.

This would ensure that Ontario Soccer’s members would not be held liable for COVID-related defense costs, provided they continue to operate in accordance with all applicable emergency and public health guidance.

Ontario Soccer is asking all of its member organizations to take immediate action and follow these critical steps to raise awareness of this matter by no later than end of day today.

Click here to find out more about how you can help.

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Regions across Ontario moving on to Return to Play – Phase 2
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It has been exciting week for soccer across Ontario as the Government of Ontario has announced the Public Health Units which have moved to Stage 3 of their plans for re-opening of the economy.

As part of those conditions, Ontario Soccer has announced the regions which can now move to the Phase 2 of the Return to Play plan.

As part of Phase 2, age and stage inter-squad modified games and enhanced training have begun.

Click here to read which regions are now in Return to Play – Phase 2 and which regions could likely follow soon.

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What does your organization need to do to get ready for Return to Play?
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With the recent Government of Ontario announcement about Stage 3, there are now lots of new questions about Return to Play.

Is your organization interested in preparing for a Return to Play?

We can get help get you ready.

There is still a lot of work to be done but with the review of the Return to Play Guide, Return to Play Survey and the Pitch In. Play ON! campaign underway for much of the province, there is now an opportunity for you to begin getting ready for a return to the pitch in 2020.

Or Click Here to register for a Phase 2 webinar, which takes place tonight at 7 p.m.

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New online C License course now available for registration
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Coaches across Ontario have been investing in their development this year and taking the online C License Course.

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

The next course is now available for registration.

Click here to watch a video on the C License course.

Click here for more information.

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Jessie Fleming, London Ontario player, signs with Chelsea FC
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Canadian international star Jessie Fleming is set to join Chelsea FC Women of the FA Women’s Super League, the team announced Wednesday.

The London, Ont., native, who came through the Ontario system, has spent the last four years with the UCLA Bruins, earning a number of honours along the way.

Click here to watch an interview with Fleming and read more about this exciting news.

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READ – Bringing sport back includes considerations for youth sport
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As fans rejoice in the planned return of beloved professional sports leagues, another aspect of sport, waits anxiously in the wings for its own Return to Play plan.

Amateur and youth sports. Norm O’Reilly, former Ontario Soccer Summit keynote speaker, wrote on the challenges facings youth sports for the Toronto Star this week.

Click here to read the article.

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Update to Match Official section in the Return to Play Guidelines
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After consultation with Canada Soccer, the following adjustment has been made to Phase 2 – Return to Training and Modified Games of the Ontario Soccer Return to Play Guide, under the Match Officials section.

There will be zero tolerance for spitting on, or around the field of play. If spitting is seen by one of the Match Officials a number of potential actions will be taken.

Click here to read more about this Return to Play Guide update.

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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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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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Player Registration Deadline lifted for 2020
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In an effort to help alleviate pressure on District Association membership, Ontario Soccer has decided to remove the registration deadline for the minimum 11 players for 2020.

The registration deadline, as it is outlined, will return in 2021.

Click here to read more about this.

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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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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 – 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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