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April 6, 2022
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Ontario Soccer extends special discounted match official incentive program for 2022 season
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Ontario Soccer Match Official registration opened in January 2022. Early bird discounted incentive fees were offered to officials from the opening of registration through to March 31, 2022.

In order to support Match Official registration, Ontario Soccer has extended the special discounted match official incentive program for the balance of the 2022 season.

Click here to learn more about Match Official Registration.

Click here to watch and share this Match Official Recruitment Video with people you know.


League1 Canada launches, unifying and elevating pro-am soccer leagues nationwide
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Canada Soccer Business (CSB) in partnership with Ontario Soccer, BC Soccer and Quebec Soccer announced last week the formation of League1 Canada, an alliance of Canada’s existing provincial Division 3 Pro-Am Men’s and Women’s soccer leagues: League1 Ontario, League1 BC and PLSQ.

The League1 Canada national alliance helps unify and elevate the sport of soccer at the Pro-Am level in Canada.

Click here to read more about this exciting initiative.


There is still time to nominate a deserving member of your community for a Centre Circle Award
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The Centre Circle Awards are Ontario Soccer’s highest level of recognition and are presented annually to deserving soccer leaders and organizations nominated on the basis of their outstanding contributions to the development of soccer in Ontario and Canada.

Ontario Soccer recognizes these leaders annually and this year year the Centre Circle Awards 2022 will be presented on Sept. 24, 2022 as part of Ontario Soccer Annual Members Meeting.

The deadline for submitting Centre Circle Awards nominations to Ontario Soccer is April 15, 2022.

Click here for more information on the Centre Circle Awards and how to nominate someone.



Two National C Licence Courses are nearly sold out
Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce two new National “C” Licence courses in different deliver formats: blended and intensive.

Coaches who obtain a ‘C’ Licence Certification will be able to be a Head Coach in some Regional Leagues and an Assistant Coach in the Ontario Player Development League.

Click here for more information and how to register for each course.


Government Recovery Funding Grants Open to Member Community Sport Clubs
Ontario Soccer is working closely with the Government of Ontario to help stabilize Ontario’s sport and recreation sector.

Following a recent announcement from the Ministry of Heritage, Sport Tourism and Culture Industries, Ontario Soccer will develop, manage and implement a fair and transparent funding program, through a grant application process, for our Member Community Soccer Clubs in need.

This funding will support Member Clubs across the province in sustaining their organizations as a result of the impact of the global pandemic.

Click here for more information and how to apply for the grants.


Toronto Idolo score two late goals to advance to the Futsal Canadian Championships
The Men’s Ontario Futsal Cup final had everything fans have come to expect from the marquee event – intrigue, intensity and an insanely fast pace.

After falling behind early, Toronto Idolo came storming back to win the Men’s Ontario Futsal Cup final, defeating FC Toronto 4-2 and advancing to the Futsal Canadian Championships.

They would need two late goals to seal the deal and when they did it set off rocking celebrations around the gym, as the sizable fan contingent erupted.

Click here to find photos, video and a match recap.

Click here to find the Highlight of the Match.


Ontario Futsal Cup wraps up with four more youth titles claimed
The final four Ontario Futsal Cup finals have been completed and futsal fans have been treated to a fantastic display of talent.

Unionville Milliken found themselves in three of the four finals at Durham College in Oshawa over the weekend, walking away with two titles. Erin Mills and Alliance FC rounded out the title winners.

Click here to read a recap of the finals day.

The U-18 Boys and Girls divisions wrapped up the previous weekend and both finals were a thrill-a-minute.

Click here to read about the U-18 Boys Ontario Futsal Cup final. Click here to read about the U-18 Girls Ontario Futsal Cup final.


17 Ontario players called to Women’s Celebration Tour squad
Canada Soccer have announced an extended squad for their upcoming Women’s National Team Celebration Tour as they continue their preparations for the upcoming Concacaf W Championship, the qualification route for both the FIFA Women’s World Cup as well as the next Olympic Games.

17 Ontario players are part of the squad that will take part in a two match series in Vancouver on April 8 and 11.

Click here to find out which players made the squad and more about the competition.


Ontario Soccer announces its new 2022-2026 Strategic Plan
Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce the Board of Directors, newly approved, 2022-2026 Strategic Plan, which will serve as a road map for soccer in Ontario over the next five years.

The Strategic Plan will focus on three key areas of our sport – Govern, Grow and Develop and is fully aligned with the same three strategic pillars and plan terms as our national governing body, Canada Soccer.

Within these pillars, each have three strategic initiatives where Ontario Soccer will create new opportunities on and off the field of play.

Click here to learn more about the Strategic Plan.

Click here to watch the Strategic Plan video.


League1 Ontario unveils 2022 schedule for Men’s and Women’s division
League1 Ontario announced its 2022 Men’s Premier Division and Women’s Premier Division schedules.

The Men’s division will kick off on April 21 to April 26 and the Women’s division will begin on April 22.

Click here to read more about the Men’s division.

Click here to read more about the Women’s division.


Use these Match Official Recruitment and Retention Tools in your community
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.


Government of Ontario has lifted masking requirements for indoor sport facilities
The Government of Ontario announced on Mar. 9, 2022 that it is relaxing pubic health measures, in response to the recent status of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of those changes, effective Mar. 21, 2022 the Government of Ontario has removed the masking requirements for sport and recreational facilities.

As a result of this announcement, for those that access the Ontario Soccer Centre, you will no longer be required to wear a mask while in the facility.

Click here for more information on this announcement.


Respect in Sport Recertification Reminder
The Respect in Sport Activity Leader Program is mandatory for technical leaders (Coach and Match Officials) and is valid for a period of five years. The RIS Activity Leader certification is also valid and transferable across all sports.

Ontario Soccer encourages all Member Districts and Clubs to educate your membership of this mandatory requirement.

Click here to review the program and find out more about re-certification.


Updates on Coach Certification Requirements and Grassroots Education Hosting Guide
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.


“Everyone is Welcome” Return to Outdoor Soccer marketing campaign launched
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.


Reminder: Ontario Soccer Player Membership Registration Fees for 2022 Outdoor Season
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.


Stay 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.


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