League1 Ontario expands across province


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February 3, 2021
League1 Ontario
National C Licence
Return to Play Survey Results
New Strategic Plan
Ontario Futsal Cup
State of Emergency
Stay Up to Date
Return to Play Guide
COVID-19 Liability Protection
Ontario Cup
Coach Education
Rowans Law
Online Coaching Courses
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League1 Ontario expands Men’s and Women’s Divisions across the province
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League1 Ontario got off to an exciting start in 2021 with two announcements that will expand the league’s reach across Ontario.

League1 Ontario has announced that it will be expanding the Men’s division with four new teams and the women’s division with three new teams for the 2021 season.

Click here to read the announcement and find out which teams will be joining the Men’s Division.

Click here to read the announcement and find out which teams will be joining the Women’s Division.


Next National Coach C Licence course open for registration. Only a few spots left
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After the first National Coach C Licence sold-out in under 48 hours, Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce registration is now open for a new National Coach C Licence, which will begin on March 6, 2021.

The course will offer a theory component, which will be delivered online and an in-person practical component, which will take place at the Ontario Soccer Centre, once it is safe to resume in-person activities under the Ontario Soccer Return to Play Guidelines.

Click here for more information the course on how to register.

Click here to watch more on the C Licence.


Return to Play Membership Survey Results
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In November of 2020, the Ontario Soccer membership took part in a Return to Play survey, which sought input on how Return to Play had been implemented for our sport across the province, during the ongoing public health crisis.

Thanks to the membership of Ontario Soccer, we received a significant response to our Return to Play Survey and that data has directly assisted us in reviewing the impact that the Return to Play Guide and Plan had on the community as well as how membership have managed through the pandemic.

Click here to read more about this and to find the results of the survey.


Is there an area of soccer that you think need more development? Take this survey and shape the 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.



The Ontario Futsal Cup 2021 has been cancelled, will return in 2022
In light of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario Soccer has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 edition of the Ontario Futsal Cup.

As well, Canada Soccer has made the decision to cancel the 2021 Futsal Canadian Championships.

Click here for more on this announcement.


State of Emergency continues for Province of Ontario
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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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