IModel Pilot Project Kicks Off


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May 4, 2022
IModel Pilot Project
William Hay Memorial
Provincial Xcel Showcase Recap
Toronto FC Coaches Chalk Talk
SoccerX Match Officials Kit Offer
Nothers Team It Up Program
MilkUP Ontario Cup 2022 Draw Results
DFO Partnership
HelloFresh Fundraising
Match Official Registration
Strategic Plan
Match Officials Recruitment
Respect in Sport
Coach Certification Requirements
Everyone is Welcome
Player Registration Fees for 2022 Outdoor Season
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IModel Pilot Project kicks off this week on fields across Central Region
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After two years of collaborative planning, a pilot project for the Central Region of Ontario called the “IModel” (Integrated Model) is set to go this week on fields across Huronia, York Region, Toronto, North York and Durham Region. In total, 210 youth aged (U13-U18) competitive boys and girls teams will partake in this pilot spanning the 2022 Outdoor Season.

The new IModel concept is an innovative approach to provide a new competition and player development opportunity within the LTPD “Soccer 4 Life” competitive stream. These are the competitive levels for youth soccer at what has been known as District and Regional Level soccer.
For more information, please email us at IModel or visit

For the full article on the IModel Pilot Project, click here.


PHSA President William Hay Memorial
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It is with great sadness that Ontario Soccer has learned of the passing of William Hay, former Ontario Soccer Board Member and President of the Peel Halton Soccer Association. With over 30 years of tireless and dedicated service to our beautiful game, William represented the best sides of soccer in Ontario through his leadership both on the pitch and in the board room.

For more details on William’s valuable contributions, please click here.


Ontario and Québec Shine Bright at the 2022 Provincial Xcel Showcase
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The 2022 Provincial Xcel Showcase Ontario vs Québec Series, presented by Gatorade Canada, has wrapped up with the event being deemed a tremendous success! Squads representing Ontario Soccer and Soccer Québec played a fierce and intense competition, finishing with an even series record of 6 wins, 6 losses, and 6 draws.

Top players from the U14, U15, U16, and U18 divisions participated in a three-match series between April 29 and May 1, 2022.

Ontario Soccer provided a livestream broadcast of six games over the course of the weekend. To watch the archived game broadcasts, visit the Ontario Soccer Livestream channel.

Click here for more information on the Provincial Xcel program and 2022 Provincial Xcel Showcase Ontario vs Quebec Series.

Click here to view the photo gallery from the 2022 Provincial Xcel Showcase Ontario vs Québec Series.



Priestman & Bradley Headline TFC’s Coaches Chalk Talk on May 12
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Toronto FC, premier partner of Ontario Soccer, is hosting a very unique opportunity for Ontario Soccer members with their Virtual Coaches Chalk Talk.

Headlining the event are Bev Priestman, Canadian Women’s National Team Head Coach, and Bob Bradley, Toronto FC Head Coach. Both coaches will join the talk for a 1-hour session and Q&A. Topics of discussion will include training, development, growth in sport, and much more! The event will be targeted at both players and coaches.

Tickets for the event cost $50, which gives you admission to the virtual Coaches Chalk Talk on May 12, and two tickets to the Toronto FC vs Orlando City MLS match on May 14th at BMO Field. Make sure to use the promo code COACHING at check out.

For tickets and event registration, click here.

Click here for more information about Toronto FC.


Soccer4Ukraine Support Group Aims to Provide Hope, Joy, and a Normal Life for Ukrainian Children New to Canada
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Soccer4Ukraine is a support group created in March by Ontario-based soccer coach Nick Shlepov, to assist Ukrainian people, who were forced to flee to Canada due to the humanitarian crisis in their homeland. Like other leaders in the Ontario Soccer Community, Nick realized the massive need for support this influx of newcomers would create, based on the Government of Ontario’s estimate of 40,000 people to arrive from Ukraine in the next few months. With that, the vision for Soccer4Ukraine was born.

The initiative is focused on providing all Ukrainian children moving to Ontario with free access to soccer programs. Its fundamental premise is to restore a sense of hope, joy and a normal life for these children, while helping them to make friends and learn English. Beyond that, Soccer4Ukraine also banks on the fact that the extensive network of the Ontario Soccer community can assist to further integrate affected families into our society.

For more information on how your organization can collaborate with and support Soccer4Ukraine, please visit their website, Instagram or Facebook pages.


SoccerX Offering 50% Savings for Ontario Soccer Match Officials
Ontario Soccer is excited to provide an exclusive & time-limited offer for Registered Ontario Soccer Match Officials, brought to you by SoccerX. In partnership with our friends at SoccerX, Ontario Soccer has put together an exclusive, limited time, special match official kit offer, which can benefit both new and returning match officials, with a special discount of 50%!

This is an outstanding opportunity for new and returning match officials to get a new kit at a great price! But don’t delay, as this offer is only available until May 26, 2022. For more details on the exclusive SoccerX Match Officials Kit promo, please click here.

For further information, please contact Nicky Pearson, Sr. Manager Match Officials.


Nothers Team It Up Program Helps Support Ontario Soccer Member Clubs
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Ontario Soccer is partnering with Nothers – The Award Store, to bring you the Team It Up program, an exciting cost savings opportunity for the 2022-23 season to our member Districts, Clubs, and Leagues, supporting grassroots soccer across the Province.

The Nothers Team It Up program is proud to provide a subsidy to help our member Districts, Clubs, and Leagues with award expenses to bring you some budget relief during this recovery season.

Under the Ontario Soccer umbrella, the more organizations that participate and Team It Up to take advantage of this great program, the more each individual medal will be subsidized. Think of it as organizations teaming up together along with Ontario Soccer to get the best price for medals possible.

For a detailed program breakdown, please click here.

Please contact Brad Harwood at Nothers – The Award Store for more information.


The MilkUP Ontario Cup 2022 Draw Results Are In!
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The MilkUP Ontario Cup, the Provincial Soccer Championship for the LTPD Soccer for Life Stream, is the largest Club competition of its kind in Canada.

This year will mark the 106th edition of the MilkUP Ontario Cup, with 17 divisions participating.

The MilkUP Ontario Cup 2022 Draw results are posted on the Ontario Soccer website. Click here to view the MilkUP Ontario Cup 2022 Draw results.

Follow Ontario Soccer on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to share in the excitement of the MilkUP Ontario Cup 2022!


Ontario Soccer Announces Premier Partnership with Dairy Farmers of Ontario
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Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO), the marketing group representing Ontario dairy farmers and the largest sector of Ontario agriculture, has expanded its collaboration with Ontario Soccer to become the newest Premier Partner of the provincial organization, and the exclusive title partner of the prestigious Ontario Cup Provincial Championships.

The MilkUP Ontario Cup, the Provincial Soccer Championship for the LTPD Soccer for Life Stream, is the largest Club competition of its kind in Canada. One of the oldest sporting events in the country, Ontario Soccer’s Ontario Cup was first staged in 1901. The MilkUP Ontario Cup 2022 will mark the 106th edition of the competition and celebrate the arrival of DFO as the newest title partner.

Ontario Soccer is thrilled with the continued support DFO will bring to Youth leadership development.

Click here to learn more about this partnership.


Launch of HelloFresh – Ontario Soccer Fundraising Program
Ontario Soccer is teaming up with HelloFresh, the leading meal kit delivery service and healthy meal plan provider in Canada, to bring an exciting fundraising opportunity for the 2022-23 season to our member Districts, Clubs and Leagues to support grassroots soccer across the province.

As the preferred meal kit provider of Ontario Soccer, HelloFresh will bring its popular ‘cook from scratch’ healthy meal plans straight to the door of busy soccer families across Ontario with carefully curated, easy-to-follow recipe cards.

To make this offer even more delicious, HelloFresh is also offering a lucrative fundraising opportunity to Member Clubs and their teams, as they prepare for the upcoming season.

Click here to learn more about this opportunity.


Ontario Soccer extends special discounted match official incentive program for 2022 season
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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 the 2022 soccer season.

Click here to review the COVID-19 Updates page.


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