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Ontario Soccer Association – League1 Ontario top seeds toppled in opening week of playoffs

It was truly a remarkable beginning to the League1 Ontario 2018 Men’s Championship playoffs group stage, with the top seeds in both Group A and B being beaten at home.

This will now set up two matches that will potentially decide the championship berths this weekend. 

Click here to get caught up on all the week 1 playoff action.  


Last week to register for the PISL 2018-2019 indoor season

The Provincial Indoor Soccer League is currently accepting team applications for its 2018-2019 season. 

The league is open to Ontario Soccer club teams and OASL academies for U14-U18 boys and girls teams. 

Click here for more information on applying. 


Grassroots Practices You Can Use – Active Start

The Player Development department puts together practices for coaches to use with their players across the province. 

Each week focuses on one of the three LTPD development stages at the Grassroots level, which includes Active Start, Fundamentals and Learn to Train. 

In this week’s session, the Player Development department has focused on Active Start stage. 

Click here to find and download this week’s practice. 


Details released for three upcoming coaching courses

Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce the date and location of three upcoming Coach Development opportunities. 

Information is now available for an upcoming C License Course, Technical Director Diploma and Goalkeeper Diploma courses. 

Click here for information on the courses and how to register. 


Webinar – Turning core values into core behaviours with Reed Maltbie
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What does it mean to create a culture of excellence with your teams and club? Coach Reed Maltbie will take the various psychological components and elements of his “Warriors, Not Winners” presentation and distil them into practical and easy steps for starting your own culture of excellence today. 

Coach Reed Maltbie is Chief Content Officer and Lead Presenter for Changing the Game Project and a former 2018 Ontario Soccer Summit session speaker. The webinar will be held Thursday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Click here to read more about the webinar and to register. 


Directors announced for Special Call for Nominations 
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The nominations for South and East Regional Directors recently closed, concluding the nominations process for potential candidates to serve on the Board of Directors of Ontario Soccer.

As a reminder, the elections will be held at the Ontario Soccer AGM, scheduled to take place at the Jewel Event Centre (55 Sovereign CT, Woodbridge, ON) on October. 14, 2018 at 9 a.m.

Click here to see the entire list. 


Ontario Soccer Summit 2019 ticket pricing has been released 
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce ticket pricing for the Ontario Soccer Summit 2019, in partnership with Respect in Sport. 

Tickets will go on sale Nov. 1, 2018 and the full roster of 2019 speakers will be revealed at that time, but to assist Clubs, Academies, Districts and Leagues in their planning, the options for purchasing passes to Ontario Soccer Summit 2019 have been released publicly. 

Click here for more information on ticket pricing and Ontario Soccer Summit 2019. 


2018-2019 Female Mentorship applications now open 
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Ontario Soccer is committed to supporting and developing female coaches in Ontario, through creating a professional and successful mentorship program that will respond to the needs and aspirations of the many outstanding female soccer coaches practicing in Ontario, both now and in the years ahead. 

The Female Mentorship Program is part of a holistic support system approach and is one more component on Ontario Soccer’s commitment to Long-Term Player Development (LTPD), under the guidance of Canada Soccer. 

Click here to read more about the program and how to apply. 


Applications now open for 2018-2019 Learning Facilitators 
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Ontario Soccer is continuously looking for experienced and passionate technical leaders with progressive approaches who can help shape the new Player and Coach Development pathway and is now asking for applications for Learning Facilitators (LFs) for 2018-2019. 

Ontario Soccer’s LF holds a tremendously important role in implementing the delivery of the current Long Term Player Development (LTPD) pathway. 

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


Over 20,000 soccer leaders now certified in Activity Leader program 
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Ontario Soccer is continuing to show that the safety of their athletes and participants are a priority to the community. 

This week, Respect in Sport revealed that Ontario Soccer has surpassed 20,000 certifications in the Respect in Sport Activity Leader program. 

This is in addition to the 10,000 parents who have already been certified in the Respect in Sport Parent Program. 

Click here to read more about Ontario Soccer’s commitment to keeping kids safe. 


What are Ontario Soccer’s partners saying about working with us?

Ontario Soccer’s partners recently weighed in on the benefits of working with a leading Provincial Sport Organization and how this province is helping them Play, Inspire and Unite in our communities. 

Click here to watch the video. 

Click here for more information on becoming an Ontario Soccer partner. 


Toyota National Championships kicks off today. Here’s how you can follow the six Ontario teams as they progress
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From the 640 participating clubs, over the past 13 months, 66 finalists have been confirmed for this year’s Toyota National Championships, held Oct. 3-8. 

Six Ontario teams will compete across three provinces as these Ontario Cup champions seek national soccer for life titles. 

There will be daily recaps on for the Ontario teams as well as complete tournament updates on Canada Soccer will broadcast all five gold-medal matches on the Teck Finals Day as well as select matches each day from every venue. 

Click here for more information on how to follow Ontario’s teams at Nationals


Have you purchased your tickets yet for the Canada vs Dominica?
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Canada will have the chance to see some of the nation’s brightest young talents and notable veterans in action in Toronto this coming Tuesday, Oct. 16. 

Canada Soccer has announced their Men’s National Team squad for their first home match in the 2018-19 CONCACAF Nations League Qualifying, featuring some familiar heroes, as well as some emerging international talents. 

Fifteen players who got their start in Ontario will be in the squad for this important match-up. 

Click here to find out who made the squad and how to get your tickets. 


Regional League Champions tournament slated for this weekend 
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The Regional Champions tournament will take place this weekend as Regional League winners from the U-14, U-15, U-16 and U-17 age groups compete against one another at the University of Guelph Gryphons Field Complex. 

Ontario Soccer’s Competitions Management Committee will continue to offer this format and ensure that strong competitive players have a chance to compete on a province-wide level in the Soccer For Life stream of play. 

Click here for more information on this weekend’s finals. 


Winners announced for 2018 Match Official Appreciation Day Awards
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Ontario Soccer is thrilled to announce the Match Officials Appreciation Day Award winners for 2018. 

The ceremony for the Match Officials Appreciation awards will take place on Oct. 28, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the BMO Club at BMO Field. 

Tickets cost $42 and include access to Match Officials Awards Ceremony, 1 ticket for TFC vs Atlanta game, Commemorative T-Shirt and early concession access. 

Click here to find out who the winners are and how to purchase tickets.