Ontario Soccer – Register your team for the 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.
24 Ontario organizations selected for first-ever National Youth Club Licenses
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.
Upcoming Webinar – Coaching the youth player holistically
Wendy Rijnen Glover, a Coach and Holistic Athlete Development Consultant, has spent 21 years developing potential in athletes and with teams.
Join Ontario Soccer for a webinar today, from 11 a.m. to noon, for a look at how to allow players to focus more on the sport.
Click here for more information on the webinar and how to register.
The first annual Coaches Super Week kicks off this weekend in Waterloo and Vaughan
The first annual Coaches Super Week will kick off this weekend at RIM Park, Waterloo and at the Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan.
This is a chance for coaches of all abilities in Ontario to experience courses available to them by both Ontario Soccer and Canada Soccer.
Want to learn more about the courses available?
Click here to watch videos which detail what some of the courses are about
The Circle K Grassroots 2v2 Festival in Ottawa this weekend is full but there is still space for next event
The Circle K 2v2 Grassroots Festival is coming to Ottawa this weekend and it’s sure to be another fun-filled, player-centred event.
Registration is full for Ottawa but there is another Circle K 2v2 Grassroots Festival coming to Vaughan in September.
Click here for more information on the dates, locations and how to register.
Battle of Ontario kicks-off tonight in Canadian Championship
The 2019 Canadian Championship Semi-final Round features the Ottawa Fury taking on Toronto FC tonight in Ottawa, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Seven-time and back-to-back defending champions,
Toronto FC make their debut in the 2019 Canadian Championship tonight while Ottawa defeated the Canadian Premier League’s HFX Wanderers FC 5-4 on aggregate.
Ontario Soccer is excited to host a series of Female Leadership Days in partnership with Districts, Club/Academy Organizations.
The next Female Leadership Day will be hosted in Ottawa, in association with Eastern Ontario District Soccer Association, on Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Banquet and Conference Hall.
Attendees will hear from Nancy Spotton, CEO of MPWR and Carmelina Moscato, TV analyst and former National team player on topics such as female empowerment and leadership and will gain useful insights and lasting inspiration to take back to their communities.
Click here to find out more about Female Leadership Day 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.
Apply for these Circle K Grassroots 2v2 Festival Grants
Ontario Soccer, in partnership with Circle K, is pleased to offer five hosting grants for 2019 for Districts, Clubs and Academies which would like to host a Circle K Grassroots 2v2 Festival.
Applications are now open for this age and stage appropriate year-end events.
Click here for information on how your organization can apply to host.
Get your tickets to Match Official Appreciation Day
Ontario Soccer and Toronto FC are proud to present the 4th Annual Match Officials Appreciation Day winners.
On August 10, 2019, join us in celebrating awards for nominees across the province. Following the ceremony, attendees will be able to cheer on Toronto FC as they face Orlando City FC.
Click here for information on purchasing tickets. Use the ticket code REFSHAVEHEART. Tickets include a $10 food/drink voucher.
Regular OSCAR updates on functionality and solutions
In alignment with the successful launch and transition to OSCAR, Ontario Soccer has identified the need to provide greater up-to-date information on the status of OSCAR, its functionality and available solutions.
As such, 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.
Click here to read more about OSCAR and how to find updates.
League1 Ontario Women’s Playoffs underway
The League1 Ontario Women’s Playoffs kicked off last weekend with quarter-final action.
Some of the best women’s soccer was on display as teams from across Ontario chase League1 glory.
Canada Soccer selects squad for Men’s U-17 camp in Montreal
Canada Soccer have announced their squad for a Men’s EXCEL U-17 camp in Montreal, Quebec from July 31 to August. 10.
The 11-day camp, which will feature 11 players from Ontario, will continue Canada’s preparations for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 in October and November for this year.
Click here to see which players have been selected to the squad.
8 players from Ontario selected to be part of Canada U-15 boys squad
Canada Soccer have announced their squad for the 2019 CONCACAF Boys’ U-15 Championship to be played in the USA from Aug. 4-12.
Eight of the 18 players in the Canadian team, will play up to six matches in an eight-day span as they enter Canada Soccer’s Men’s EXCEL Program on the pathway to the Men’s National Team Program.
Click here to see which Ontario players made the squad.
WATCH – What your organization needs to know about concussions
With the recent adoption of Rowan’s Law – legislation surrounding concussions in youth sport – there have been a lot of questions from clubs, academies and the Ontario Soccer membership on how to handle concussions.
The Ontario Soccer Player Development program, along with Stephanie McFarland of the Holland Bloorview Concussion Centre, have put together a webinar to answer many of the questions surrounding Rowan’s Law, how to implement concussion policies at the grassroots level and reviewing resources for coaches, parents and players after a concussion.
Click here to watch the Concussion Education Update webinar.
Click here to visit the Ontario Soccer Concussion Centre for more information and resources.
WATCH – Ontario Soccer Strategic Plan: Reflections and Ambitions
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
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.