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January 20, 2021
New Strategic Plan
Match Official webinars
League1 Ontario
State of Emergency
Ontario Cup
Coach Education
Stay Up to Date
Return to Play Guide
Match Official Clinics
Rowans Law
Online Coaching Courses
Community Coach Workshops
COVID-19 Liability Protection
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Take this survey and help shape the future direction of soccer in Ontario
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Ontario Soccer is asking for your help in shaping the future of soccer in Ontario.

Club and Academy Board, staff, volunteers, coaches, match officials, parents and players are all encourage to take this Strategic Plan survey.

Your responses will have a direct impact on where the sport goes from 2022-2026.

Click here to take this survey and have your say.


Match Officials can register for four new webinars. The next one kicks off Thursday
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Building on the success of yesterday’s webinar, Ontario Soccer will host for more webinars over the next month to help registered Match Officials prepare for the 2021 season.

The next webinar focuses on match preparedness and will kick-off at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21.

Click here for more information on all the webinars and how to register.


Know anyone who would be a good fit for this Volunteer Leadership Opportunity on League1 Ontario Board of Directors?
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The League1 Ontario Board of Directors is searching for a passionate volunteer involved in women’s soccer to serve on the Board of Directors and be a liaison to the Women’s Division.

League1 Ontario is the province of Ontario’s pro-am, standards-based, senior league and serves as a stepping-stone between the high-performance youth level and elite amateur and professional levels of the game.

Click here to read more about this position.


State of Emergency continues for Province of Ontario
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The Government of Ontario has announced that it has declared a State of Emergency, issued Stay-At-Home orders and introduced enhanced enforcement measures to deal with organized public gatherings.

As a result, all in-person soccer activities remain suspended until further notice. Ontario Soccer will announce when in-person Return to Play activities can once again commence.

Click here for more on this announcement.



Review this Ontario Outdoor Cup 2021 Information
With the ever-evolving changes to the COVID-19 situation, Ontario Soccer is planning for a 2021 Ontario Cup, which is similar to other years.

However, there may be a need for greater flexibility and potential modifications to the competition structures as time progresses.

Click here to read updates on the Ontario Cup 2021.


Canada Soccer announces expanded Coach Education schedule
Canada Soccer has opened registration for its 2021 Coach Education Program and all courses will be done in an online format in 2021.

In addition to Canada Soccer A, B, Youth and Children’s Licence offerings, a new Youth Licence – Goalkeeping course has been launched in 2021.

Click here to read more about this announcement.


Be in the know with COVID-19 Updates
The Ontario Soccer COVID-19 Updates page has all the latest news on COVID-19 as it relates to our membership.

On the page you will find all the bulletins sent to membership, FAQs and additional resources that will help you prepare for 2021.

Click here to review the COVID-19 Updates page.


Review the Return to Play Guide
There have been a number of updates to the Return to Play Guide throughout 2020.

Individuals and organizations are encouraged to review the most up-to-date Return to Play Guide and review any updates that you may have missed throughout the year.

Ensure your organization’s Return to Play plan is aligned with the Return to Play Guide so that when we’re able to safely return to the field, your organization will be ready.

Click here to review the Return to Play Guide.


What you need to know about Match Official Accreditation Clinics
Ontario Soccer originally communicated updates to the 2021 Match Official Accreditation clinics in the I2020-098 bulletin. At the time, it confirmed that clinics will continue to be delivered through an improved online format.

The Host Users Guide, which was due in draft at the end of October, has been delayed until January 2021.

Click here to read more about the update.


Update on Rowan’s Law Implementation Timeline
As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government of Ontario made the decision earlier this year to postpone the effective date of Part 2 implementation of Rowan’s Law from July 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021.

In light of the resurgence of COVID-19 and the public health measures in place to help slow the spread of the virus, the Government of Ontario has made the decision to defer the effective date of their Part 2 implementation of Rowan’s Law from Jan. 1, 2021 to July 1, 2021.

Click here to read the full update on Rowan’s Law.


Want to be a Game Leader? How about getting your start as a goalkeeper coach?
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.


Community Coach Workshops still Available Online
Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce that the Community coaching workshops are still 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.


COVID-19 Liability Protection Legislation receives Royal Assent
The Government of Ontario has announced that the Supporting Ontario’s Recovery Act 2020 has now received Royal Assent.

This Act, which is now law, will provide liability protection for workers, volunteers and organizations that make an honest effort to follow public health guidelines and laws relating to exposure to COVID-19.

This topic has been a top priority among amateur sport organizations in Ontario. Ontario Soccer has been actively advocating for months, in front of various key decision making bodies, to protect all levels of amateur sport who are following Return to Play Safety protocols during the global pandemic.

Click herefor more on this and the protection it now provides for Clubs, Academies and Districts.


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