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Ontario Soccer – How to watch the Ontario Cup finals this weekend 
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The Ontario Cup finals are now locked in. 

Semi-finals took place across the province and after starting with over 600 teams, the competitions have now been whittled down to the final two. 

The finals will take place over the Sept. 8-9 and Sept. 15-16 weekends at the Ontario Soccer Centre. 

Click here to find out more about Ontario Cup, how you can watch and see who the finalists are. 

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Have a look at the Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program and what it means for Ontario
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Canada Soccer recently introduced its Club Licencing Program. 

The Canada Soccer Club Licencing Program takes a principles-based approach which allows organizations to develop and select the methods by which they operate based on their available resources and context. 

The program has four categories for all youth Clubs and private Academies in Ontario and Canada to apply. 

Click here to read more about this program and its categories. 

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Durham United FA capture League1 Ontario Women’s championship title 
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Durham United FA had to hit the lowest of the lows in order to feel the highest of highs. 

The 2015 champs took a beating over the 120 minutes of playing, in the scorching hot conditions at the Ontario Soccer Centre stadium Saturday, eventually holding on for penalties against the Woodbridge Strikers in the 2018 League1 Ontario Women’s Championship finals. 

Click here to read more about the game, watch video and find photos. 

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15 Ontario players called to Canada for Men’s CONCACAF Nations League qualifying
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Canada Soccer has announced their Men’s National Team squad for the start of the 2018-19 CONCACAF Nations League qualifying that kicks off Sept. 9. 

Head Coach John Herdman and his staff have put together an exciting squad that includes 15 Ontario players and some of Canada’s next generation of bright stars. 

Click here to find out more about qualifying and to see which Ontario players made the squad. 

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Have you purchased your tickets yet for the Canada vs Dominica game?
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Canada will play their first home match in 2018-2019 CONCACAF Nations League qualifying on Oct. 16 at BMO Field. 

Canada will face Dominica in the first 2018 home match with a 7 p.m. kick-off. Tickets are already on sale. 

Click here to read more about this game and the CONCACAF Nations League. 

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Last chance to register for Soccer Fitness diploma course

This is the last week to register for one of the important upcoming Coach Development opportunities. 

The Soccer Fitness Diploma registration will close Sept. 7 for a course that will be held at the Ontario Soccer Centre from Sept. 15-16. 

Click here for more information on how to apply. 

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Grassroots Practices You Can Use – Learn to Train

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 Learn to Train.

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

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U-17 age group added to Regional League Champions tournament 

With the launch of the Regional League Champions Tournament in 2015, providing an end-of-season competition for the Regional Champions at the U-14 age group only, the demand for this competition between Regional League winners grew with the addition of the U-15 and U-16 age groups. 

This year, Ontario Soccer has announced that it will add the U-17 Regional League champions as the final age group for this event. 

Click here to read more on the Regional League Champions Tournament. 

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Purchase tickets to the Match Officials Appreciation Day 

Ontario Soccer and Toronto FC will present the third Annual Match Officials Appreciation Day on Oct. 28. Join us in celebrating awards for nominees across the province. A ticket to Match Officials Appreciation Day includes access to the ceremony, one ticket to the Toronto FC vs Atlanta United FC game to follow, a commemorative t-shirt and early access. 

Click here for information on how you can purchase tickets. 

Ontario Soccer are also looking for your votes for the 2018 Spirit of the Game Award winners. 

Click here for more information on nominating deserving officials and how to purchase tickets. 

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Canadian Premier League trials coming to Ontario 

The Canadian Premier League has announced that soccer players 16 and older will have an opportunity to earn a spot on a professional club roster through the #GotGame Open Trials. 

Canada’s new men’s professional soccer league will host these trials in seven cities across the country beginning in September. These trials will take place in two Ontario cities. The CPL #GotGame Open Trials will take place in Hamilton on Oct. 1-2 and Toronto on Oct. 11-12. 

Click here for more information and how to register. 

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PISL accepting applications for 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. 

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Ontario Soccer Summit 2019 tickets go on sale Nov. 1, 2018

Ontario Soccer has announced that the Ontario Soccer Summit 2019 tickets will go on sale Nov. 1 and the full roster of 2019 speakers will be revealed at that time. 

Ontario Soccer has also previously announced the date and location of the host city for the 2019 Ontario Soccer Summit and next year the event will be hosted outside the Greater Toronto area and will be in London from March 1-3, 2019. 

Click here to watch a highlight video and more information on the Ontario Soccer Summit. 

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Two Masters Provincial Champions crowned in Oshawa 
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The Masters Provincial Championships wrapped up recently at the Civic Stadium in Oshawa. Two champions were crowned. 

The Men’s Over-35 Masters Championships saw Scarborough GS United come out on top. Click here to read the match recap and find photos. 

The Women’s Over-30 Masters finals saw the Cumberland Cobras lift silverware. Click here to read the match recap and find photos. 

Both teams now move on the Canada Soccer Regional Club Championships. 

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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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Ontario Soccer’s MMRS for Outdoor 2019
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On June 9, 2018, upon positive review of beta test results and survey data, the Ontario Soccer Board of Directors approved the move to Phase 2 of the three-phase implementation plan for the new SportsEngine Member Management Registration System (MMRS). 

The Board of Directors has approved, effective for the Outdoor 2019 season (for which registration can occur no earlier than Oct. 1, 2018) and for all seasons thereafter, SportsEngine’s MMRS will be the official record of registration for Ontario Soccer. 

This launch period all commences the retirement of AIMS which will be maintained for archival purposes only effective Oct. 2019 season. The official retirement of AIMS is effective at the end of the Indoor 2018-2019 season. 

Click here for more information. 

Click here to read the Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions. 

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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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