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Ontario Soccer – Female Leadership Day is coming to Ottawa 
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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. 

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League1 Ontario Women’s Playoff picture now set, kicks off this weekend 
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The League1 Ontario Women’s Playoff picture came into focus last weekend as Durham United FA and DeRo United FC bowed out and the Woodbridge Strikers secured the final playoff spot. 

The Oakville Blue Devils finished in top spot and the 2019 playoffs will get underway this weekend. 

Visit League1Ontario.com to get all the previews and news from around the league. 

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Applications now open for Circle K 2v2 Grassroots Festival Grants 
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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. 

Two festivals have already been scheduled with one festival coming to Ottawa and another coming to Vaughan. 

Registration spots will be limited so register today to guarantee your team the chance to participate. 

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

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Register for these three upcoming coach development opportunities
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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. 

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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 on Aug. 7, 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. 

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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 the winners. 

Click here for information on purchasing tickets. Use the ticket code REFSHAVEHEART. Tickets include a $10 food/drink voucher. 

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WATCH – The courses you can take on Coaches Super Week 
The first annual Coaches Super Week will be taking place on Aug. 10-18, 2019 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

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First four Ontario Cup champions of 2019 have been crowned
The first four Ontario Cup Finals of 2019 took place on Sunday, as the U-18 and U-21 divisions wrapped up their campaigns at the Ontario Soccer Centre. 

On Sunday, a familiar storyline emerged as Vaughan SC captured their sixth straight U-21 Men’s Ontario Cup title. Elsewhere on Sunday, Saltfleet Stoney Creek, Erin Mills SC and Glen Shields won their own respective titles. 

Click here for full recaps, photos and highlights from each match. 

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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. 

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Canada Soccer selects squad for Men’s U-17 camp in Montreal
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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. 

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8 players from Ontario selected to be part of Canada U-15 boys squad
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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. 

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WATCH – What your organization needs to know about concussions
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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.  

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New commercial sponsorship policy
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Please be advised that the Ontario Soccer Board of Directors, following membership engagement, recently approved a new Commercial Sponsorship Policy. 

Ontario Soccer’s Sponsorship Policy articulates how to secure sponsorship in a manner consistent with the common standards implemented within the amateur sports industry. 

Click here for more information on this policy.  

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WATCH – Learn more about Canada Soccer Club Licensing 
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Canada Soccer’s Jason de Vos, Director of Soccer Development and Dave Nutt, Manager of Development – Operations, joined a packed 2019 Ontario Soccer Summit session to thoroughly go through the Club Licensing program with delegates. 

The primary goals of Club Licensing are to set clearly defined standards and expectations, recognize excellence in the soccer community, raise the level of all soccer organizations and finally, drive change in the soccer community. 

Click here to watch their in-class session. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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