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August 11, 2021
#CanWNT Olympics
National Youth Club License
Board of Directors Expressions of Interest
Soccer Show
Canada Men
50/50 Pitch In. Play ON! Raffle
OPDL action
Ontario Cup
Laws of the Game
Return to Play
Grassroots Coach Education
Rowan’s Law
Stay Up to Date
Return to Play Survey Results
COVID-19 Liability Protection
Masters Provincial Championships (Semi-finals and Finals)
Aug. 28-28

Ontario Cup Finals
Sept. 11-12

Ontario Cup Finals
Sept. 18-19

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Congratulations to the Canadian Olympic Women’s Soccer Team for Winning Gold
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The Canadian Women’s National Team has won a Gold Medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, defeating Sweden in penalties 1-1 (3-2).

It would be hard to overstate the momentous nature of this accomplishment. History has been made.

First, congratulations to Team Canada and Canada Soccer. You have inspired a nation of young women and athletes who will now grow up with the vision of Canadian Soccer players standing atop the Olympic podium.

“You need to see it to be it” is a phrase we often use when discussing the development of young women in soccer. Today’s accomplishment shall leave an enormous legacy for future generations to come.

Click here to read the full message of support from Peter Augruso, President/Chair Ontario Soccer Board of Directors and Johnny Misley, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Soccer.

Click here for more coverage of the win.


Applications are now open for National Youth Club Licence
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For 2021, Canada Soccer, in collaboration with Ontario Soccer, are very pleased to extend the opportunity to Clubs and Academies to submit a letter of intent to apply for the Canada Soccer National Youth Club Licence under the Canada Soccer Club Licencing Program.

Organizations interested in submitting a letter of intent, may do so by completing the information package and uploading a signed letter by Aug. 31, 2021.

Click here for more information on the National Youth Club Licence.


Nominations for the Ontario Soccer Board of Directors are due by Thursday
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to present the Expressions of Interest it has received from candidates who wish to be considered for a position on the Ontario Soccer Board of Directors.

Nominations for the Ontario Soccer Board of Directors are now open and must be submitted by Aug. 12.

Click here for more.


Ontario Soccer and Allstate invite you to the Allstate Soccer Show: Live and Free
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Ontario Soccer and Allstate are excited to announce the second of three 2021 The Allstate Soccer Show: Live Online events taking place on Aug. 29.

It will offer 1-on-1 Meet and Greets with your soccer idols, interactive stage panels with audience Q&A session, the chance to win prizes and much more soccer fun.

Click here to read more about the event and how to register.


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Canada to open FIFA World Cup qualifiers at home in Toronto
Canada Soccer is coming home. For the first time since the global pandemic, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team will play at home on their journey to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

On the heels of a successful Gold Cup run, Canada will play both Honduras and El Salvador at BMO Field in Toronto on Sept. 2 against Honduras and Sept. 8 against El Salvador.

Click here for more information on the matches.


Last chance to get in on the first 50/50 Pitch In. Play ON! Raffle
Ontario Soccer is excited to announce its own monthly 50/50 Pitch In. Play ON! Cash Raffle Fundraiser.

Like a traditional 50/50 raffle, one lucky winner will receive 50% of funds raised each month. A 30% share of the remaining funds raised will support our participating eligible member organizations across the province.

On Aug. 16 the first draw will take place and there is already a sizable pot emerging. Get your organization involved and get your tickets today.

Click here for more on how your organization can get involved and how you can purchase tickets.


OPDL action continued across the province over the weekend
Ontario Soccer’s Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) has entered its seventh season, as action continued across the province.

The OPDL, which largely operated as a ‘training-only’ program in 2020 due to the prevalent public health restrictions, returns with a full slate of competition in 2021, culminating with The OPDL Gary Miller Charity Shield in the Fall.

Click here to find results from Week 2 of the OPDL.


Teams continue to progress towards the iconic Ontario Cup finals
The Ontario Cup continued to stage its triumphant comeback in 2021, as the 105th running of the soccer for life competition continued for a number of divisions last weekend.

Teams from across the province faced off in their effort to continue along the path to an Ontario Cup title.

Click here to find results.

Click here to find draw charts and schedules.


Laws of the Game for the 2021-2022 season
Canada Soccer has recently advised Member Associations that they are to be playing by the current, 2021-2022 International Football Association Board (IFAB) Laws of the Game.

It is highly recommended that all Leagues, Coaches, Technical Directors and Match Officials review the Laws of the Game.

Click here to review the changes.


Return to Play is underway. Here is how your organization can take part in this summer’s action
The Government of Ontario moved the province to Step 3 of their Roadmap to Re-Open, beginning on July 16, 2021, and competition has begun across much of the province.

Ontario Soccer has reviewed the regulations with the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries and we have confirmed the sport specific interpretations for Return to Play in Step 3.

Click here to find the updates on Step 3 and how to get your organization ready.

Click here to find the updated Return to Play Guide, including a new Declaration of Compliance Form.


Applications are now open for tournaments, festivals, travel forms and hosting exhibition games
Ontario Soccer’s Competition and Travel Management System (CTMS) is the platform used to manage Tournament Applications Forms, Festival Application Forms, Application to Travel Forms and Application to Host Exhibition Games Forms.

With the recent announcement by the Government of Ontario, applications forms for 2021 are once again being accepted.

Click here for more information on CTMS.


Grassroots Coach Education Program: Status Update
Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce that the training of all Learning Facilitators has concluded and that member Districts, Clubs and Academies will now be able to apply to host the practical component of the Grassroots Coach Education program starting on July 26.

The courses included in the Grassroots Coach Education program are Coaching Soccer in Canada (which does not have a practical component), Active Start (U4-U-5 players), Fundamentals (U6-U8 players), Learn to Train (U9-U12 players) and Soccer for Life (U13+ players).

Click here for more information on how to host a practical component for your members.


There has been another update on the Rowan’s Law timeline
This July 1, 2021 would have marked the effective date for implementation of Phase 2 of the Rowan’s Law legislation, which requires sport organizations to establish Removal-from-Sport and Return-to-Sport protocols for its athletes.

Recognizing the challenges still faced by Ontario sport, the Government of Ontario is postponing the effective date of Phase 2 of Rowan’s Law from July 1, 2021 to January 1, 2022.

Click here to read more about Rowan’s Law and your organization’s responsibilities.


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.


Return to Play Membership Survey Results
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.


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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