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Ontario Soccer – Canadian Premier League acquires Ontario Soccer’s League1 Ontario 
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The Canadian Premier League is pleased to announce the addition of Ontario Soccer’s League1 Ontario to its operations. 

The move creates a deeper association between Ontario Soccer and the Canadian Premier League and the new structure puts a focus on young soccer players in the largest provincial association in Canada. 

Starting in 2019, this ground-breaking arrangement will allow the Canadian Premier League, in its entirety, to facilitate the continuing development and growth of League1 Ontario. 

Click here for more on this historic announcement. 

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Just two weeks left to secure the best prices for Ontario Soccer Summit 2019 
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The Ontario Soccer Summit 2019 tickets are now on sale and the entire roster has been revealed. 

The first window of advantage pricing, which offers the best dollar value anywhere in soccer development, closes Dec. 1 for this team-building event. With only tickets available during this initial period, be sure to act quickly as prices will increase incrementally after Dec. 1. 

Click here for more on ticket prices, messages from our keynote speakers and everything you need to know about the Ontario Soccer Summit 2019. 

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Club Excellence Awardees for 2019 announced  
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce the 2019 Club Excellence Awardees. 

As Ontario Soccer continues to support Canada Soccer on the implementation of their new National Youth Club Licensing Program, these successful organizations will be granted the Club Excellence Award for the 2019 year only. 

Click here for the 2019 awardees.  

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Ontario Indoor Cup deadline is Dec. 5 
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The 2019 Ontario Indoor Cup dates and locations have been finalized and are posted on the Ontario Soccer website. 

The entry deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. 

The entry fee per team is $500. 

Click here for more information registering your club or academy. 

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7 OASL champion honoured at Ontario Soccer Centre

The 2018 Ontario Academy Soccer League (OASL) concluded this past weekend with a formal awards ceremony hosted at the Ontario Soccer Centre. 

The OASL crowned seven teams as League Champions. 

Click here to find out who were the OASL champions. 

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Have your say about Ontario Soccer

Ontario Soccer is seeking Membership input via a Membership Satisfaction Survey. 

The survey will take no more than 10-15 minutes and will allow all participants to voice their opinion as well as be entered into a draw for a chance to win an exclusive Ontario Soccer prize pack, which includes: apparel, gift cards and more. 

Click here for more on the survey and how to take it. 

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HUB International Presents – The LTOD Practice Series 

Ontario Soccer is proud to announce the release of the HUB International Presents – LTOD Practice Series. 

The second eight videos in this series focus on a variety of drills to help improve match official performance on the field. 

Ontario Soccer, through the LTOD program, are providing resources that benefit the match official on and off the field of play. 

Click here to watch the latest LTOD Practices. 

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Female Leadership Day a smash success 

The first ever Female Leadership day, presented by Ontario Soccer and Brams United, was a massive success that brought together female Match Officials, Administrators, Executive Members, District members, Coaches, Players and Volunteers from all over the community. 

The day featured a number of marquee speakers that spoke to everything from empowering themselves and positioning their personal brand. 

Click here to read more about the Female Leadership Day.  

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The Play Inspire Unite Podcast – Featuring: Match Official Dept.

The Play Inspire Unite Podcast is an interview series which features conversations with influential people from within Ontario Soccer and the Ontario Soccer membership. Discussing issues which impact the province, it’s designed to highlight the work of those who are showing us how to Play, Inspire and Unite in our community. 

This week on the podcast we are joined by the entire Ontario Soccer Match Official department including Manager, Nicky Pearson, and Match Official Development coordinators, Kyla Di Perna and Luis Paredes to talk about the making of LTOD, its future and how it can help change the game in Ontario. 

Click here to watch the Play Inspire Unite podcast. 

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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. 

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Spots still available for TD and Goalkeeping Diploma courses

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

Information is now available for Technical Director Diploma and Goalkeeper Diploma courses. 

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

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Update on outdoor 2019 season registration data entry

Board approval was granted on June 9, 2018 to move to the SportsEngine Member Management System (MMRS) for Phase 2 of the three-phase implementation plan. Effective for the Outdoor 2019 season and for all seasons thereafter, SportsEngine’s MMRS will be the official record of registration for Ontario Soccer. 

In order to facilitate the smoothest transition possible to the new MMRS platform, two primary districts will commence the onboarding process and conduct live interaction with the new platform from November 2018 to January 2019. 

To ensure that there are no gaps in service while the two districts and their clubs work in the new MMRS system, the remaining 19 districts will maintain their registration and competitive rostering needs in AIMS temporarily for their initial Outdoor 2019 data. 

Click here for more information on this update and MMRS. 

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OPDL 2018 season wraps up in thrilling fashion 
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The top soccer athletes in Ontario were in action this weekend as the Ontario Soccer Centre played host to the Ontario Player Development League Charity Shield. 

Twelve teams, across six divisions, competed for provincial glory at the U-14, U-15 and U-17 OPDL age groups wrapped up their 2018 seasons. 

This year upwards of $7,500 was raised for Ontario charities. The Canadian Cancer Society, Kids Help Phone, the Canadian Liver Foundation and Ronald McDonald House will all receive a portion of the proceeds, to be presented by the winning teams. 

Click here for stories, video and highlights from all the weekend’s action. 

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Ontario Soccer membership elects new Board of Directors 
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Ontario Soccer has elected a new Board of Directors and with it put the final touches on a new, modernized governance structure. 

Under the new governance structure, the business of Ontario Soccer will now be conducted by a Board of Directors, composed of 12 elected individuals and one senior staff. Previously the board had been made up of 21 representatives from each District Association as well as an elected executive. 

Click here to find out who has been elected to the new board. 

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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. 

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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. 

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