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February 9, 2022
Provincial Xcel
Ontario Indoor Cup
CanWNT
Match Officials
League1 Ontario
Canada Soccer Club Licensing
Brand Survey
Black History Month
MilkUP Future Leaders
Coach Certification Requirements
Canada Soccer Board of Directors
Match Officials
League1 Ontario
IModel Pilot Project Update
Everyone is Welcome
Player Registration Fees for 2022 Outdoor Season
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Ontario Indoor Cup Finals
Feb. 13

Ontario Indoor Cup Finals
Feb. 21

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Applications are now open for Provincial Xcel Coach and Management Part-time opportunities
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Ontario Soccer’s Provincial Xcel Program identifies young talent throughout the province with the aid of Ontario Soccer Technical Staff, OPDL Technical Staff, District and Club Technical Leads and Club Coaches to provide high-level training and competition in preparation for the National Xcel Programs.

Ontario Soccer is seeking experienced and passionate individuals to fill four part-time coaching and management roles within Provincial Xcel.

Click here to read more about the positions and Provincial Xcel.

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2022 kicks off with four Ontario Indoor Cup Finals this Sunday
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Ontario Soccer is kicking off 2022 on the right foot as the Ontario Indoor Cup wraps up for four divisions this weekend.

The Ontario Soccer Centre will play host to teams from across the province, as the U-13 and U-14 Boys and Girls divisions will conclude their campaign on Sunday.

The finals will be broadcast live on Ontario Soccer’s Livestream channel. Subscribe to the channel and be notified when matches kick-off.

Click here for more on how to watch and the match centres for the finals.

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16 Ontario players selected by Canada Soccer for 2022 Arnold Clark Cup
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Canada Soccer have announced their first squad for the 2022 international year as they prepare for the inaugural Arnold Clark Cup competition in England.

The squad will face a trio of European opponents as Canada prepares for this summer’s 2022 Concacaf Women’s Championship as qualifiers to both the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023 as well as Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Click here to find out which Ontario players were selected to the Women’s team.

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Introducing Match Official Recruitment and Retention Tools
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Ontario Soccer are pleased to provide our members with a series of new Match Official Recruitment and Retention materials that can aid in reaching out to your community.

With Annual Registration and Match Official Accreditation Clinics now open, these materials can be used on social media, your websites, shared via email and in your facilities.

Click here to find out more about Match Official Recruitment.

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Pro Stars FC joins L1O Women’s division for 2022 season
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Pro Stars FC has been granted a license to join the League1 Ontario Women’s division for the 2022 campaign, marking the club’s return to the top-level of women’s football in Ontario for the first time since 2015.

Pro Stars was one of the original seven teams in the league’s debut season.

Click here for more on this exciting announcement.

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The first window for the Canada Soccer Club Licensing Quality Soccer Provider applications is about to close. Don’t miss out
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The first application window for the Canada Soccer Club Licensing program, at the level of Quality Soccer Provider (QSP), is about to close.

Organizations are reminded to review the material and submit their applications.

Click here to read more about the program, how to apply and what your organization needs to do to get ready.

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The Ontario Soccer Brand Awareness survey closes Feb. 11
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In 2017, Ontario Soccer launched its new brand, including an updated visual identity. Much has happened in the five years since then and we would like to take stock of the current perception the soccer community has of the Ontario Soccer brand.

Ontario Soccer invites all our members and stakeholders to participate in a brief, voluntary Brand Awareness survey.

Click here for more information and how to take the survey.

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Ontario Soccer kicks off Black History Month with renewed pledge of inclusivity
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During Black History Month, Ontario Soccer continues to reinforce our decisive stance on diversity, equity and inclusion within our game.

Together, we celebrate that there is an entire vibrant community of black Ontario players, coaches, match officials and administrators, who have and continue to excel at all levels of our game – from the grassroots to the world stage.

Click here to read more about Ontario Soccer’s pledge and Black History Month.

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MilkUP Future Leaders ‘Class of ’21’ Bursary Recipients Announced
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Ontario Soccer and its community partner The Dairy Farmers of Ontario are proud to announce the inaugural recipients of its MilkUP Ontario Soccer Future Leaders ‘Class of ’21’ initiative.

The MilkUP Ontario Soccer Future Leaders ‘Class of ’21’ recognizes the achievements and impact of youth in the soccer community. The selected group of deserving Award winners embodies the Ontario Soccer tagline of ‘Play. Inspire. Unite’ in both their soccer community and their home community.

Click here to find out who the winners were and read more about the initiative.

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Updates on Coach Certification Requirements and Grassroots Education Hosting Guide
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Ontario Soccer has provided an update on the Canada Soccer Grassroots Coach Education Program in Ontario.

Ontario Soccer has confirmed that the waiver for coaches to be registered and actively coaching with only ‘Theory-trained’ status will no longer be in effect in the 2022 Outdoor Season.

To support this, Ontario Soccer has updated the Grassroots Education Guide.

Click here to read more about this announcement and find the Grassroots Education Guide.

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2022 Call for Nominations – Canada Soccer Board of Directors
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The Nominations Committee of the Canada Soccer Board of Directors has called for nominations for the positions of the Vice-President Elect for a four year term, as well as two Elected Directors and two Independent Directors for three year terms commencing after the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Members.

Click here for more information and how to apply.

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2022 Match Official Registration Accreditation Clinics and Annual Registration Now Open
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Calling all new and returning match officials.

The 2022 outdoor season is fast approaching and registration is now open.

And to members, 2022 Entry Level and Small Sided Clinics are now open as well.

Click here for what you need to know to get started.

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League1 Ontario releases the 2024 Plan
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League1 Ontario announced this week a significant restructuring of its competition model, as set out in it recently ratified ‘2024 Plan’, which delivers a new league pyramid to Ontario’s top Men’s and Women’s soccer environment.

This competition structure is designed to streamline opportunity, calibre of play and opportunity for growth. More importantly this will help further the playing opportunities for talented senior level men and women in Ontario.

Click here to read more about the exciting changes.

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IModel Pilot Project FAQs have been updated
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Ontario Soccer has provided another update on the IModel Pilot Project, which is launching in 2022 in the Central Region of Ontario.

There have been three updates so far in January. As well, the FAQs have been updated with the latest information. Ensure you stay up to date on the latest for the IModel Pilot Project.

Click here to find all the updates and more information on the IModel Pilot Project.

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“Everyone is Welcome” Return to Outdoor Soccer marketing campaign launched
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Building on the success of last season’s Return to Play marketing efforts, Ontario Soccer’s “Everyone is Welcome” campaign seeks to both heighten the energy and excitement for players to get back on the pitch this summer, while rebuilding consumer confidence and registrations at the Member Club level.

It also accentuates Ontario Soccer’s steadfast commitment to bringing about lasting culture change by embracing diversity, equity and inclusion across all aspects of our game.

Ontario Soccer has provided members with a comprehensive starter kit of digital resources and marketing assets to all our member organizations for full use effective immediately.

Click here for more on the campaign and how to access the digital assets.

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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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