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September 9, 2020
RTP Webinar
Jumpstart Charities
AMM
OPDL 2020 Season Update
Update to Phase 2 of RTP
FAQ #8
Update on Rowan’s Law
Match Official Videos
Facilities Update
Register your Participants
Community Coach Workshops
Online Coaching Courses
Marius Roevde
Dr. Nick Bontis’ at Ontario Soccer Summit
Match Official Panel Discussion
Road to 2026 panel
Safe Sport Panel
Willie McNab
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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Learn more about the enhancements to Return to Play – Phase 2 at tonight’s webinar
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Ontario Soccer will host a webinar this evening to review amendments to Return to Play – Phase 2, answer questions and provide further guidance on implementation of the latest changes.

The webinar will take place this evening at 7 p.m. and people are encouraged to register to book their spot.

A second webinar is scheduled for Sept. 10 at 1 p.m.

Click here to register for the webinar of your choice.

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Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities announces sport relief fund
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Ontario Soccer are informing our membership that Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities (Jumpstart) announced today that the national charity has made available an $8 million sport relief fund to help sport and recreation organizations continue to deliver programming in 2020 and beyond.

Many community sport organizations have shut their doors due to the financial burden created by COVID-19, including lost revenue and increased programs costs.

Click here for more on how to apply and eligibility.

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Part 2 of the Ontario Soccer Annual Meeting of the Members will take place Saturday
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The second part of the Ontario Soccer Annual Meeting of the Members will take place Saturday, Sept. 12 online and in person at the Ontario Soccer Centre.

The meeting this weekend will follow all Government of Ontario Public Health requirements, including social distancing and the wearing of personal protection equipment.

The first part of the AMM, which took place exclusively online in June, included the Board of Directors elections. The decision to divide the AMM into two parts was done to observe the Government of Ontario Public Health requirements on gatherings.

Click here to review the results of the Board of Director elections from June.

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2020 OPDL Competitive Season Update
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In light of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario Soccer has made the difficult decision to suspend efforts to resume the OPDL competitive season in 2020.

The health safety of our participants was first and foremost in our decision.

Click here to read more about what this means OPDL in 2020.

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There have been some exciting enhancements to Return to Play
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to inform the membership, after consultation with the Province of Ontario and Canada Soccer, we are implementing the following enhancements to our Return to Play Guide and Plan – Phase 2.

The addendum to Return to Play – Phase 2 will now incorporate and permit modified games between different Clubs and Academies within the same region.

The Return to Play Guide also now includes details on conducting: Exhibition Games, Tournaments / Festivals, League Play and Trials and Open Evaluations.

Click here for more information on these exciting changes.

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Questions about the latest changes? Please review FAQ #8
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Ontario Soccer has prepared the following additional FAQ #8 in response to the recent expansion of modified competition in the Return to Play – Phase 2 and questions brought forward by the membership.

This FAQ has a specific focus on those questions relevant to the Ontario Soccer’s Return to Play Guide and Plan – Phase 2 expansion and addresses things such as: ‘Team Isolation,’ OSCAR registration, Trials and much more.

Click here to read the FAQ #8

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Update on Rowan’s Law Implementation timeline
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The Government of Ontario has made some updates to the timelines for implementing Rowan’s Law.

This July 2020 would have marked a major date for the Rowan’s Law legislation, which requires sport organizations to establish Removal-From-Sport and Return to Sport protocols.

As a result of the COVID-19, the Government of Ontario has postponed the July 2020 date to Jan. 1, 2021.

Click here to find out what that means for your organization or your athletes.

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Match Officials can watch these Entry Level and Small Sided Videos
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Ontario Soccer has developed additional resources to help Match Officials get ready for a Return to Play.

The Match Official Development Department has created a series of Entry Level Videos and Small Sided Videos to aid officials in their development.

Click here to watch the Entry Level Videos.

Click here to watch the Small Sided Videos.

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Government of Ontario announcement on gathering limits for sports and recreational facilities
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The Government of Ontario has announced changes to the gathering limits for sports and recreational facilities.

Facilities can now have up to 50 participants per room for each indoor sport or fitness room.

For Ontario Soccer members and indoor facility operators in Return to Play – Phase 2, each individual playing surface (field) can have up to 50 participants.

Click here for more information on this change.

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Reminder to register your participants for outdoor and indoor
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Ontario Soccer is reminding and encouraging Districts, Clubs and Academies to continue, or commence, registering their members into OSCAR, Ontario Soccer’s official registry, as part of the Return to Play directives.

This ensures our member organizations have proper insurance coverage and access to Ontario soccer member services.

Click here to read more about how to keep your participants and organization safe this summer and fall.

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Community Coach Workshops are now Available Online
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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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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 – 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.

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

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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 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 – 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 – 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. 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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