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Ontario Soccer – Ontario Soccer announces launch of new registration platform
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce the launch of its new registration platform, which will serve to connect soccer in the province like never before. 

Ontario Soccer Club & Academy Registry (OSCAR), previously referred to as the Member Management Registration System, has been built in association with SportsEngine, the Official Technology Partner of Ontario Soccer and will now let Clubs and Academies connect their real-time participation registration data on a single platform. 

Click here to read more about OSCAR. 

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First four 2019 Ontario Indoor Cup champions crowned 
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The Ontario Indoor Cup finals took place Sunday at the Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan. 

The competition wrapped up for the U-14 Boys and Girls divisions this weekend and when the dust settled the first four champions of 2019 had been crowned. 

Pro Stars, Ajax FC, Caledon SC and Canadian Futbol Club all won their respective divisions, in a weekend that saw some of the tournament’s best soccer for life action. 

Click here to find video, highlights, match reports and photos from the four finals. 

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WATCH – Inspired moments from the Ontario Indoor Cup 
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The Ontario Indoor Cup is a collection of moments that serve to inspire those who are witness to the effort these athletes put in. 

The action begins long before the title game is played and the memories will last long after the final whistle is blown. 

Click here to watch the highlights of the Ontario Indoor Cup. 

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WATCH – Discover. Develop. Excel. – Episode # 4 – Welcome to the Forest City
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Who doesn’t love a road trip? 

This week Lauren Maharaj takes you on a pre-Ontario Soccer Summit road trip to our host city of London, Ontario. 

You’ll get a behind the scenes look at the beautiful facilities that will play host to the Ontario Soccer Summit keynote speakers and on-field sessions as well receive a quick reminder about upcoming deadlines. 

Click here to watch the latest Discover. Develop. Excel. 

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Applications for Quest for Gold funding due by Thursday
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Ontario Soccer is proud to announce details for the application process for the 2018-2019 Quest for Gold Athlete Assistance Program. 

All required information must be submitted no later than Jan. 31, 2019. 

Click here for more information. 

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Futsal Canadian Championships dates and locations announced 
The 2019 Futsal Canadian Championships will be held April 11-14 at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON and feature eight teams from seven Provincial and Territorial member associations. 

2018 Futsal Canadian Championship winners, Ontario’s Toronto Idolo Futsal, will return to the competition, joining the Ontario provincial champions – or second place team should Idolo win the 2019 Ontario Futsal Cup. 

Click here for more information on the Fustal Canadian Championships. 

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Blind Soccer kicks-off next week at Ontario Parasport Games 
Competitive Blind 5-a-side soccer makes a welcome return to Ontario next month as the Ontario Parasport Games are hosted across the region of Durham from Feb. 8-10. 

5-a-side soccer is played by athletes with a visual impairment. The game is played on a smaller pitch than able-bodied soccer and the pitch is enclosed by boards. 

Click here for more information on the 5-a-side event. 

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Canada Soccer announces updated Coach Education Pathway 

Canada Soccer has announced the dates for its expanded 2019 Coach Education License Program schedule. 

As part of its focus on grassroots development, the program includes new age and stage-specific offerings, as well as plans for updated and expanded offering for coaches working in the top development environments across the country, including the professional club environment. 

Click here to read more about this exciting initiative. 

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Register 10 people for Ontario Soccer Summit and win a scarf
There are great group discounts available to the Ontario Soccer Summit 2019 for your Club, District or Academy to assist in making this destination event a team-building opportunity for you in 2019. 

And if you’re organizing a group of ten or more, you’re already a winner. Every person which organizes a group of 10 or more for the Ontario Soccer Summit 2019 will received a limited-edition Ontario Soccer scarf. 

Click here for more information on tickets and how to win. 

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Play Inspire Unite Podcast – Episode #8 – Soccer Summit edition 
The Play Inspire Unite Podcast is an interview series which features conversations with influential people from within Ontario Soccer and 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 others in our community. 

This week on the podcast, Nancy Spotton, CEO of MPWR, returns to answer questions from her last appearance, to discuss how the attract top talent to your club, district or academy and to talk about what the expect from her keynote speech at Ontario Soccer Summit 2019. 

Click here to watch this episode of Play Inspire Unite. 

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Respect in Sport mandatory requirements for 2019 

Ontario Soccer are once again asking the Districts, Clubs and Academies to remind their members on the mandatory educational requirements, as part of an approved March 2016 Ontario Soccer Board of Directors rollout, of the RIS Activity Leader Program.

These information bulletins (I2016-031 – April 4, 2016, I2016-032 – April, 5, 2016, I2016-055 – Nov. 11, 2016, A2017-008 – March, 23, 2017 ) were sent alerting the Ontario Soccer community to these requirements.

Click here for more information on the approved five-year mandatory program phase-in process. 

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Discipline and Appeals fees have been updated for 2019 

To ensure objective, impartial review of Appeal cases, Ontario Soccer uses a third party, external counsel.

There has been a substantial increase in the volume of Appeal Cases incurred at the Provincial level.

Ontario Soccer has an obligation to the membership to ensure that the costs of the Discipline and Appeals process are covered.

Accordingly, Ontario Soccer has made several key changes to various fees associated with the Discipline and Appeals process. These changes are effective immediately and apply to all new cases with Ontario Soccer.

Click here for more information on the updated fees. 

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Next C-License course for 2019 announced 
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce the date and location of an upcoming C-License Coaching Course. 

The course will be held in Woodbridge, Ont., at the Ontario Soccer Centre. Upon applying, coaches will be provided with further details regarding location, times and other information. 

Click here for details on the C License courses. 

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Details announced for upcoming B-License Part 1 Course 
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Ontario Soccer has announced the date and location of an upcoming B-License Part 1 course. 

The Ontario Soccer Centre will play host to the course from April 1-5, 2019. 

Applications are now open and the deadline to register is March 5. 

Click here for more information on the course and requirements. 

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Ontario Soccer Summit adds exciting panel discussions to 2019 event
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce the addition of two panel discussions at the Ontario Soccer Summit 2019. 

The Ontario Soccer Summit, presented by Respect in Sport, which attracts speakers from across the soccer spectrum, will offer their depth of experience for these two engaging panels, which will be held at Wolf Performance Hall in London from March 1-3, 2019. 

The first panel, titled Soccer Now, will feature voices from the local, provincial, national and continental perspectives. The second panel, titled Keeping Girls in Sport, will have an important discussion with leaders from across sport. 

Click here to find out more about the two panel discussions. 

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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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