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Ontario Soccer – How you can watch the 6 Ontario Cup finals this weekend in Vaughan
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The Ontario Cup Finals will come to a conclusion for six divisions on Sept. 7 and 8 at Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan. 

What began as over 600 teams and 12,000 athletes is now down to a final two teams competing for the provincial Soccer for Life titles. 

For the U-15, U-17, Men’s and Women’s divisions there is an extra incentive, as the winning squads will advance on to the Toyota National Championships. 

Click here for more information on how you can watch the Ontario Cup finals. 


14 Ontario players called to Canada squad for important September home and away matches
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Canada Men’s National Team returns to Toronto to battle Cuba on Saturday, September 7 as the CONCACAF Nations League Group Phase kicks off at BMO Field (8 p.m. kick-off). 

Secure your seats to see Canada’s next generation of attacking talent, led by dynamic teenagers Alphonso Davies and Jonathan David, along with Toronto FC’s Jonathan Osorio, as Canada takes the next step on their journey towards the 2022 FIFA World Cup. 

Tickets start at just $20, with discounts of up to 30% available for Groups of 10+.

Click here to see which Ontario players were selected to the squad. 

Click here to purchase tickets. 


Take this parent survey on player recruitment and player retention
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Led by the Board of Directors, Ontario Soccer is conducting research on player registration that focuses on Player Recruitment and Player Retention. 

Ontario Soccer is kindly asking Parents (or Parents of children who have not registered in soccer over the last two years) to take this survey on their experiences in soccer. 

Click here to take this survey. 


FC London take 2019 League1 Ontario championship after dramatic late goal 
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FC London grabbed destiny by the shoestring off a late strike in the box to win the 2019 League1 Ontario Women’s Championship final on Saturday night. 

Destiny was fulfilled for the now three-time champions as captain Jade Kovacevic sped past her defender and slotted a left-footed finish into the corner for the 1-0 victory over the Oakville Blue Devils. 

Click here for more coverage from the final. 



Second leg of League1 Ontario Men’s quarterfinals approaches
The League1 Ontario Men’s playoffs continue this week with the second leg of the quarterfinal action. 

All eight teams remain in contention to advance to the semi-finals after close games in the first leg. 

Click here to stay up to date on all things League1 Ontario. 


HUB International Presents: Session Prep – Coaching Methodology
HUB International and Ontario Soccer are proud to present a series of Coaching Development videos targeted at helping coaches of all levels. 

The HUB International Session Prep series focuses on different topics relevant to educating today’s coaches further. 

This week’s video breaks down a number of different ways in which a coach can intervene and fix situations during a session using various Coaching Methodology. 

Click here to watch the video on Coaching Methodology. 

Click here to watch all 12 videos in the Session Prep series. 


Statement from President regarding Ontario Registered Academies

To the Membership: 

As the Private Academy (OASL) Pilot Project is coming to a successful conclusion in 2019, the Ontario Soccer Board of Directors, District Association Presidents and Ontario Registered Academies have formed a working group tasked to fully integrate Academies into the mainstream Ontario Soccer system. 

This has been a vision for Ontario Soccer for some time. The working group will be made of up equal representation from the Districts and Academies along with select members of Ontario Soccer’s Board of Directors.  As the working group progresses in its work, updates will be provided as appropriate.

Thank you, 
Peter Augruso, President, Ontario Soccer

Find the latest updates on OSCAR from Sept. 3

Ontario Soccer has added an additional page to its website where regular updates and changes to OSCAR can be found for those who are active in using the registration platform on a more consistent basis. 

Recently, there have been updates for Sept. 3, support insights, tip of the week and spotlight on an Ontario club.  

Click here to read more about OSCAR and how to find updates. 


Call for nominations for Canada Soccer board of directors

Canada Soccer is seeking to recruit one qualified candidate to serve as an independent member of the Nominations Committee of the Board of Directors. 

The individual must be able to demonstrate that they have professional, personal or other contacts within corporate, business, soccer and other relevant communities that will strengthen the Canada Soccer Board as it performs its governance and stewardship functions. 

Click here for more on role requirements and how to apply. 


Four new soccer organizations are joining OPDL in 2020
Ontario Soccer’s Player Development Program has announced that four new organizations have received licenses to join the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) for 2020 and 2021.  

After a comprehensive review process over the last eight months, the Board of Directors of Ontario Soccer recently approved the final list of applicant organizations. 

Sigma FC, Rush Canada, Kingston United SC and FC Durham join the current 25 license holders made up of Clubs and Academies from around Ontario which support the advancement of athletes along the province’s Talented Pathway. 

Click here to read more about this exciting announcement. 


Register your team for this year’s Provincial Indoor Soccer League
The Provincial Indoor Soccer League (PISL) is one of the most competitive and prestigious indoor soccer leagues in the province. 

The PISL offers 11-a-side indoor soccer for U13 to U18 divisions for both girls and boys at clubs and academies. The main hub of the league is the Ontario Soccer Centre but games will also be played at three other facilities across Southern Ontario, giving the league a wide area to draw top-level competition from. 

Click here for more information on the league and how to register. 


Register for these upcoming coach development opportunities
Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce the date and location of three upcoming Coach Development opportunities. 

There will be two C License available in September as well as a B License Part 1. 

Click here for more information on how to register, locations and more. 


Scarborough GS win consecutive Men’s Masters championship titles 
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Make it two in a row for Scarborough GS Masters – on the day and back to back years. 

On the same day as the Scarborough GS Masters Women clinched their division title, the GS Men won 1-0 thanks to a goal by Anthony Deerr. 

Click here for more on the match and photos. 


Scarborough GS United Women win first ever Masters Championship 
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The Women’s Masters was decided in a three-round robin battle for gold with the London Azzurri, Ottawa International and Scarborough GS United. 

Scarborough GS United, who debuted in the tournament for the first time, snatched gold on Sunday without ever kicking a ball after the Azzurri beat Ottawa 2-1. 

Click here to find out more about how Scarborough GS United won. 


WATCH – Webinar – Coaching the youth player holistically 
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Wendy Rijnen Glover, a Coach and Holistic Athlete Development Consultant, has spent 21 years developing potential in athletes and with teams. 

If you missed the live webinar, it is now available on for a look at how to allow players to focus more on the sport. 

Click here to watch the webinar


The Circle K Grassroots 2v2 Festival in Ottawa was a smash success. There is still space at Vaughan event
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The Circle K 2v2 Grassroots Festival in Ottawa was a smash success as hundreds of kids from the region joined in the fun. 

Ottawa was a quick sell-out, so if you’re considering attending the next Circle K 2v2 Grassroots Festival, which is coming to Vaughan in September, be sure to register today.

Click here for more information on the dates, locations and how to register. 


24 Ontario organizations selected for National Youth Club Licenses
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Canada Soccer has announced the 39 clubs in Alberta, B.C. and Ontario who have been granted the Canada Soccer National Youth Club License. 

24 of the organizations hailed from Ontario. 

As the highest amateur youth club designation in the Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program, the National Youth Club License recognizes the highest achieving organizations from across Ontario. 

Click here to see which organizations were selected. 


WATCH – Ontario Soccer Strategic Plan: Reflections and Ambitions
Ontario Soccer announced its 2019-2021 Strategic Plan early in 2019. 

At the Ontario Soccer Summit, delegates got a first look back on the recent successes at Ontario Soccer and a deeper dive into the areas Ontario Soccer will target over the next three years. 

Click here to watch the Ontario Soccer Strategic Plan: Reflections and Ambitions. 


Ontario Soccer releases 2019-2021 Strategic Plan
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce its, Board of Directors approved, new Strategic Plan for 2019-2021, which will serve as a road map for soccer in the province over the next three years. 

The Strategic Plan will focus on four key areas of the sport and within those areas, each have three Strategic Initiatives where Ontario Soccer will look at tackling opportunities on and off the field. 

Click here to read more about the 2019-2021 Strategic Plan. 


What are the benefits of being an Ontario Soccer member?
As the third-largest youth sports organization in Canada, Ontario Soccer is proud to serve a massive membership of over half a million Ontarians. 

Our organization develops, supports and delivers programs and services throughout Ontario in partnership with grassroots communities, Clubs, Districts, Private Academies and many more. 

Click here to read more about the benefits of being a member of Ontario Soccer. 

Click here to read the 2018 Annual Report.