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Ontario Soccer – Find your path to the 2019 Ontario Cup 
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The 2019 Ontario Cup draws are now available for all divisions. 

The Ontario Cup is the Soccer-For-Life Provincial Soccer Championship and is the largest competition of its kind in Canada. 

The Ontario Cup draw has determined the path for over 400 teams across 16 divisions in hopes of becoming provincial champions. 

Click here for more on the Ontario Cup draw. 


Ontario Soccer provincial teams travel to Quebec this weekend for Inter-Provincial competition 
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Ontario Soccer recently announced the 2019 rosters for the provincial teams. 

The U-14, U-15 and U-16 teams, for both the boys and girls groups, will represent their province as Team Ontario, when they take on the provincial squads from Quebec, April 26-28 in Saint-Hubert, Quebec. 

Click here to find out the rosters for the 2019 provincial teams and more on the provincial program. 


WATCH –  Canadian Premier League VP of Marketing discusses launch of the league
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The Canadian Premier League (CPL) will kick-off its inaugural season this Saturday, April 27 when two Ontario teams, York 9 FC and Forge FC, will face each other at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton. 

Roy Nasrallah, the CPL Vice President of Marketing, recently joined the Play. Inspire. Unite. Podcast to discuss the launch of league, sport business trends to watch in 2019 and how the CPL mobile app is central to what they’re developing as part of marketing this new league. 

Click here to watch the Play. Inspire. Unite. podcast. 


Registration for Masters Provincial Championships closes May 8
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Registration for the Masters Provincial Championships (Men and Women) is now open and will close Wednesday, May 8, 2019. 

Winning teams from each of the Men’s and Women’s divisions will have the opportunity to represent Ontario at the National Championships in September. 

Click here for more information on registers for the Masters. 



10 organizations announced for Same Game pilot project 

Ontario Soccer has selected the 10 organizations to help pilot the Same Game project. 

In partnership with the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS), these 10 organizations will help test the Same Game model, which will assist organizations with creating more opportunities for the female leaders of tomorrow. 

Click here to find out which organizations were selected and more about the Same Game pilot project. 


Canada to face Mexico, Martinique and Cuba at 2019 Gold Cup

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National team will face Martinique, Mexico and Cuba in Group A of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup this June, fresh from an undefeated CONCACAF Nations League qualifying campaign in which they posted four wins and a +18 goal difference. 

Canada will play in the first match of the tournament when they face Martinique on June 15 in Los Angeles. 

Click here for more on the 2019 Gold Cup. 


Canada to play Mexico at BMO Field in Toronto on May 18

Canadians will have the opportunity to see Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team live in action before the team departs on its mission to bring home the top prize in women’s football – the FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy. 

Canada will face Mexico on Saturday, May 18 at BMO Field in Toronto. Tickets are now sale. 

Click here for more information on the game and how to purchase tickets. 


76 match officials prepare for 2019 season at elite camp

The 2019 Match Officials Elite Camp was recently hosted in London at BMO Centre as preparation for the 2019 outdoor season. 

The Elite Camp is a partnership between Ontario Soccer, OCAA, OUA and League1 Ontario and is open to selected Match Officials who have met the requirements. 

Click here to find out the selected match officials and more about the Elite Camp. 


All presentations now available from Ontario Soccer Summit 

The Ontario Soccer Summit’s Continued Learning series has delivered a variety of content captured at this year’s event, including highlight videos, full speaker presentation videos and lots more. 

Ontario Soccer has now shared the final part of the Continued Learning series.  All speaker presentation decks are now available online. 

Click here to access the presentations of individual speakers and their biography pages. 


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. 


Ontario team wins Futsal Canadian Championships 
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Toronto Idolo, from Ontario, earned their second-straight Futsal Canadian Championship in Kingston over the weekend. They won the final 3-2 on penalty kicks after drawing Sporting Montreal FC 5-5 in regular time. 

Ontario’s GTA Futsal also claimed a medal at the national championship. They defeated Saskatchewan Olympia SK FC 6-4 to take the bronze medal. 

Click here for more on the Futsal Canadian Championships. 


WATCH – Anthony Capotosto leads an on-field session 
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Anthony Capotosto, Toronto FC’s Academy Director, led an on-field session at the Ontario Soccer Summit 2019. 

Capotosto ran through a 90-minute session entitled “Playing Across the Direct Game Channel” where he thoroughly broke down the objective of the session, what coaches should try to get out of it with their own players and how it works at Toronto FC Academy. 

Click here to watch this on-field session with Anthony Capotosto.


WATCH – Mauro Biello’s on-field session from Ontario Soccer Summit
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The Ontario Soccer Summit 2019 might be over but the learning opportunities continue. 

Mauro Biello, the Canadian Men’s national team assistant coach, led an on-field session for Summit attendees. 

Click here to watch Mauro Biello’s on-field session. 


WATCH – The Soccer Now Panel discuss the State of the Game
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The Soccer Now discussion panel at the 2019 Ontario Soccer Summit covered an array of relevant topics in our game today and included a star-studded compliment of guests. 

The guests included: Jason de Vos (Canada Soccer), Ian Campbell (FC London), Diego Moratorio (MLS Canada), Roy Nasrallah (Canadian Premier League) and Bill Manning (Toronto FC). 

Click here to watch this exciting discussion on the state of the game in Canada. 


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. 


Cheque payments moving to Electronic Payments via EFT
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Ontario Soccer has reviewed the time it takes to process payments to members and suppliers. In addition, Ontario Soccer has reviewed with our bankers, the incidence of an increased potential for fraud in relation to the preparation and distribution of paper cheques. 

Accordingly, Ontario Soccer are transitioning all payments made by cheque to electronic payments. 

Click here for more information on this change. 


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.