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Ontario Soccer – 2019 Provincial Team selections have been announced
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Ontario Soccer has 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 – Two Ontario teams compete at the Futsal Canadian Championships 
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Canada Soccer has unveiled the competition schedule for the 2019 Futsal Canadian Championship to be held April 11-14, 2019 and streamed live on from Queen’s University in Kingston, ON. 

The competition will feature two teams from Ontario and as well as champions from Quebec, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta, Yukon and Nunavut. 

Click here for more information on the 2019 Futsal Canadian Championships. 


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



Still a few spots left at Female Leadership Day on April 14

Ontario Soccer believes in the need to develop our next generation of female leaders on and off the pitch. 

Hosted in partnership with the Durham Region Soccer Association (DRSA), the Female Leadership Day will be the second of its kind, following the success of the first event held in Brampton (hosted in partnership with Brams United Girls Soccer Club). 

Nancy Spotton, the CEO of MPWR, will lead a day of discovery about you and connecting with others. 

Click here for more information on the upcoming event. 

Click here to watch Nancy Spotton’s recent keynote speech from Ontario Soccer Summit to get a taste of what you can expect. 


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. 


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. 


The launch of FIFA eSports Platform

Driven by membership input and consultation, Ontario Soccer is in the process of further exploring eSports possibilities and implications for the growth of soccer in Ontario. 

Following up on the recent FIFA 19 eSports tournament, held at the 2019 Ontario Soccer Summit, in conjunction with Northern Arena, Ontario Soccer would like to extend to all interested members the opportunity to engage in upcoming eSports events throughout the spring and summer. 

Click here for more information on the eSports strategic initiative and registering for upcoming events. 


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. 


Two OPDL teams qualify to compete on the world’s stage
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Two Ontario Player Development League teams have qualified for the Gatorade 5v5 Global Finals and will now compete with over 20 other countries on the world stage. 

This year saw two new finalists, as Oakville SC and hosts United FA won their respective competitions over the weekend and, as well as receiving a Gatorade Sweat Test, they will now travel to Madrid, Spain as the Canadian representative in the Global final. 

Click here for more information on Gatorade 5v5 and the finals. 


WATCH – Three 2019 Ontario Futsal Cup champions crowned
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The 2019 Ontario Futsal Cup wrapped up for three divisions at Durham College in Oshawa recently. 

The campus played host to the U-18 Boys and Girls, as well as the Men’s final, on a day that brought numerous special moments as three titles were captured. 

Click here to watch the highlights of the 2019 Ontario Futsal Cup. 


Ontario match official selected for CONCACAF PORE
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Three Canadian match officials, including one from Ontario, have been selected to take part in further development. 

Cole Shoemaker (BC), Brad Doubrough (ON) and Sebastian Noshinravani (QC) have been selected to the CONCACAF Program of Referee Excellence (PORE). 

Click here to find out more about this accomplishment. 


Roll-out of Canada Soccer’s Club Licensing Program continues 
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Ontario Soccer is preparing to roll-out the Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program across the province. 

The roll-out includes workshops that are available for Districts, Leagues, Club and Academies. 

Applications to join the Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program will open in March 2019. 

Click here for more information on workshops and how to apply. 


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. 



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