Give your team the gift of a Men’s Ontario Futsal Cup

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December 15, 2021
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Entry Deadline for Ontario Futsal Cup (Men’s division)
Dec. 15, 2021

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Today is the deadline to register for Men’s Ontario Futsal Cup. Test your skills against the best in the province
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Futsal is one of Ontario Soccer’s strategic initiatives with the overarching aim to grow and develop the sport of Futsal through programs, services and new initiatives.

The deadline for the youth and women’s Ontario Futsal Cup has closed but there is still time for teams to register for the Men’s Ontario Futsal Cup.

Click here for more information on the Men’s Ontario Futsal Cup.

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Canada Soccer to hold Women’s U-17 and U-20 camps in preparation for Concacaf championships
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Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Program will organize U-17 and U-20 identification camps this December and January in preparation for next year’s international schedule that will include Concacaf youth tournaments in both age categories.

Nine Ontario players have been called to the U-17 camp while the U-20 group will be announced in the coming weeks.

Click here for more information on the camps and to see the players selected.

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UPDATE: Registration window for Canada Soccer C Licence Evaluation Process now open
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Due to the public health situation, the process to complete the Canada Soccer C Licence Observation of Competency was impacted and during 2021 the priority was to support coaches who had begun the process but were unable to complete it due to ongoing restrictions.

Ontario Soccer is now opening the registration window for coaches to apply for an evaluation in 2022.

Click here for more information on how to apply.

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Government of Ontario announces new public health measures
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The Government of Ontario announced on Dec. 10, 2021 that it is introducing new public health measures, in response to the recent status updates of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of those measures, effective Dec. 20, 2021, the Government of Ontario will now require proof of vaccination for youth aged 12-17 years old who are participating in organized sports at recreational facilities.

The Return to Play Guide has been updated with the changes.

Click here to read the updated Return to Play Guide.

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Ontario Soccer celebrates 120 years of developing our game
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Sure, we’re 120-years-old but you can barely see the wrinkles and grey hairs.

We’re continuing to build our sport together, with a soccer community that gets stronger by the day and athletes that are quickly becoming some of the best on the planet.

Here’s to the next 120!

Holiday hours for Ontario Soccer offices and Ontario Soccer Centre
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The Ontario Soccer offices and Ontario Soccer Centre will be operating under modified hours during this holiday season.

The Ontario Soccer office will be closed a Dec. 23 at 5 p.m. and will re-open on Tuesday, Jan. 4 at 9 a.m. During this period, select staff will be available online or by phone to answer inquiries.

Click here for the Ontario Soccer Centre hours of operation.

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Six Ontario organizations selected for Canada Soccer 2021 Club Licensing cohort
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Canada Soccer has announced the Q4 2021 cohort of new club entrants into its National Youth Club Licensing Program.

The announcement included six Ontario Soccer organizations which were selected to either Member Association Level 2, Member Association Level 1 or Quality Service Provider designation.

Click here to see which Ontario organizations were selected.

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Theo Corbeanu and Jade Rose named Canada Soccer Youth Players of the Year
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Canada Soccer’s young footballers Theo Corbeanu and Jade Rose have been named the 2021 Canada Soccer Youth Players of the Year.

The two young players were recognized for their performance and progress as part of Canada Soccer’s National Teams Program. Corbeanu from Hamilton, Ont., is currently on loan at Sheffield Wednesday from Wolverhampton Wolves while Rose from Markham, Ont. is enrolled in her first year at Harvard University.

Click here to read more about their accomplishments.

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Toronto’s Joshua Lemos named Canada Soccer Futsal Player of the Year
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Joshua Lemos from Toronto, Ontario has been named the 2021 Canada Soccer Futsal Player of the Year.

The 32-year-old goalkeeper was Canada’s star players at the 2021 Concacaf Futsal Championship in Guatemala, bringing Canada to within a win of qualifying for the FIFA Futsal World Cup.

Click here to read more about his accomplishment.

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Get in on the last 50/50 draw of the year
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The Holiday Edition of the Ontario Soccer 50/50 Draw is now live and you can win cash and support your local soccer organization in the process.

Nearly $5,000 has been won by members of Ontario Soccer’s community but there is still time to get in on the action before the end of the 2021.

Click here to purchase tickets and support your local organization.

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The deadline to recommend players to Talent on Location Days has been extended to Dec. 20
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The Ontario Soccer Provincial Xcel Program has extended the deadline for the player recommendation process for Talent on Location Days to Dec. 20 to assist late arrivals for consideration.

This process allows players in Ontario, currently participating outside the Talented Player Pathway, to have the opportunity to be recommended by a certified and qualified Ontario Soccer Member Organization Head Coach or Technical Director.

Click here for more information on the process, Provincial Screening Competitions and Provincial Xcel.

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Reminder: Ontario Soccer has updated the Recommended Grassroots Standards
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Earlier in 2021, Canada Soccer launched their new recommended Grassroots Standards to be implemented across the country.

Through collaboration with Canada Soccer, including input from Ontario Soccer’s Technical Advisory Committee, an updated version of Ontario Soccer’s Recommended Grassroots Standards were established to better address the realities of soccer within our province.

Click here to read more about this, the implementation guidelines and review the new Recommended Grassroots Standards.

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Kudos to the Canadian Premier League on a successful year
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Congratulations to the Canadian Premier League for another excellent season. It’s fantastic to watch local players competing at another high level.

There were 25 players – who either got their start in the Ontario or spent a significant part of their development here – in the Canadian Premier League final over the weekend.

Good luck to all of these players as they continue along their journey.

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Reminder: Ontario Soccer Player Membership Registration Fees for 2022 Outdoor Season
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On Dec. 12, 2020, the Voting Members of Ontario Soccer (District Presidents) approved new player membership registration fees for Ontario Soccer’s Outdoor Season. The Voting Members, noting the impact of the pandemic and to minimize the effect on their members, approved the new fees to go into effect for the 2022 Outdoor Season.

For the last decade, as the demand for better services and programs has grown, Ontario Soccer’s resources have not kept pace to match that demand, not to mention the cost of inflation over this period of time. Since 2012, there has been no increase in the Ontario Soccer Outdoor player membership registration fees.

Click here to learn more, or read about Ontario Soccer Membership Benefits.

Click here to watch a short video explaining the changes.

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Stay in the know with COVID-19 Updates
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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.

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DAZN and Ontario Soccer launch marketing program
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Ontario Soccer is teaming up with DAZN, a leading global sports streaming service, to bring an exciting fundraising opportunity for the 2021-22 season to its member Districts, Clubs, Academies and Leagues to support grassroots soccer across the province.

As part of the fundraising program, participating Ontario Soccer member organizations will receive a commission payment for any subscription traffic they refer.

This provides the best of both worlds to participating groups by creating potential fundraising success, while allowing their participants to watch thrilling matches involving such Canadian soccer icons as Alphonso Davies and Kadeisha Buchanan.

Click here for more information on the program and how to participate.

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Six OPDL Gary Miller Charity Shield champions crowned, $8,000 raised for charities across the province
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Ontario Soccer’s Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) wrapped up its seventh season last weekend, as the Ontario Soccer Centre played host to the OPDL Gary Miller Charity Shield finals.

Cindy Miller and the Miller family were on hand to honour Gary’s memory and to hand out hardware.

All told, six OPDL Gary Miller Charity Shield champions were crowned and over $8,000 was raised for charities across the province.

Click here to read more about the entire weekend and OPDL.

Click here to find out who won the U-14 Boys final and see video, photos and highlights from the match.

Click here find out who won the U-14 Girls final and see video, photos and highlights from the match.

Click here find out who won the U-15 Boys final and see video, photos and highlights from the match.

Click here find out who won the U-15 Girls final and see video, photos and highlights from the match.

Click here find out who won the U-17 Boys final and see video, photos and highlights from the match.

Click here find out who won the U-17 Girls final and see video, photos and highlights from the match.

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COVID-19 Liability Protection Legislation receives Royal Assent
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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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