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Ontario Soccer – Ontario teams finish with five medals at Toyota National Championships 
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From the 640 participating clubs, over the past 13 months, 66 finalists attended this year’s Toyota National Championships, held Oct. 3-8, and five of the teams from Ontario returned with medals to show for their hard work. 

Scarborough GS United and the Woodbridge Strikers won gold in their respective divisions, Caledon SC settled for silver, while Burlington and Vaughan won bronze. 

Click here to find out more about all the medal winners.  

Or read the Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 and Day 5 recaps from the Toyota National Championships. 


Ontario Soccer Board of Directors elections to take place Oct. 14
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The Ontario Soccer Board of Directors elections will be held at the Ontario Soccer AGM, scheduled to take place at the Jewel Event Centre on Oct. 14 at 9 a.m. 

The new Ontario Soccer Board of Directors is comprised of 12 Directors, including a President, Vice-President, five Regional Directors and two Independent Directors, elected by the Voting Members and three Designated Directors, recommended by the Nominations Committee. 

Click here to find out who is running for election. 


Webinar – Turning core values into core behaviours with Reed Maltbie
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What does it mean to create a culture of excellence with your teams and club? Coach Reed Maltbie will take the various psychological components and elements of his “Warriors, Not Winners” presentation and distil them into practical and easy steps for starting your own culture of excellence today. 

Coach Reed Maltbie is Chief Content Officer and Lead Presenter for Changing the Game Project and a former 2018 Ontario Soccer Summit session speaker. The webinar will be held Thursday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Click here to read more about the webinar and to register. 


Have you purchased your tickets yet for the Canada vs Dominica?
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Canada will have the chance to see some of the nation’s brightest young talents and notable veterans in action in Toronto this coming Tuesday, Oct. 16. 

Canada Soccer has announced their Men’s National Team squad for their first home match in the 2018-19 CONCACAF Nations League Qualifying, featuring some familiar heroes, as well as some emerging international talents. 

Fifteen players who got their start in Ontario will be in the squad for this important match-up. 

Click here to find out who made the squad and how to get your tickets. 



The Play Inspire Unite Podcast – Featuring: Chris Loucks 

The Play Inspire Unite Podcast is an interview series which features conversations with influential people from within Ontario Soccer and the 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 in our community. 

This week, Chris Loucks, Regional Manager of Player Development at Ontario Soccer, joins us to talk about the Ontario Soccer landscape, the challenges that coaches face and the way to keep players in the game longer. 

Click here to watch the Play Inspire Unite podcast. 


One team books their ticket to League1 Ontario men’s final 

The second weekend of the League1 Ontario 2018 men’s playoffs group stage is in the books and we already know who will represent Group A in the Championship final. 

Get caught up on all the action from week 2 of the League1 Ontario men’s playoffs. 

Click here to read the League1 Ontario recap. 


The OPDL Spotlight Series – Featuring: Woodbridge SC

The OPDL Spotlight Series, presented by Toronto FC, highlights stories, teams and initiatives from around the league. 

This week features comments from Peter Pinizzotto, Technical Director at the Woodbridge SC, on the growth of the OPDL and its impact on his club. 

Click here to read this week’s OPDL Spotlight. 


Grassroots Practices You Can Use – Fundamentals 

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 Fundamentals stage. 

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


8 winners at Regional League Champions Tournament crowned

The Regional Champions Tournament took place over the weekend as Regional League winners from the U-14, U-15, U-16, U-17 age groups competed against one another at the University of Guelph Gryphons Field Complex. 

Eight new Regional Champions were declared along with eight finalists also named in this soccer for life competition. 

Click here to find out who won in each division and read more about the competition.


Details released for three upcoming coaching courses

Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce the date and location of three upcoming Coach Development opportunities. 

Information is now available for an upcoming C License Course, Technical Director Diploma and Goalkeeper Diploma courses. 

Click here for information on the courses and how to register. 


Winners announced for 2018 Match Official Appreciation Day Awards
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Ontario Soccer is thrilled to announce the Match Officials Appreciation Day Award winners for 2018. 

The ceremony for the Match Officials Appreciation awards will take place on Oct. 28, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the BMO Club at BMO Field. 

Tickets cost $42 and include access to Match Officials Awards Ceremony, 1 ticket for TFC vs Atlanta game, Commemorative T-Shirt and early concession access. 

Click here to find out who the winners are and how to purchase tickets. 


Ontario Soccer Summit 2019 ticket pricing has been released 
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce ticket pricing for the Ontario Soccer Summit 2019, in partnership with Respect in Sport. 

Tickets will go on sale Nov. 1, 2018 and the full roster of 2019 speakers will be revealed at that time, but to assist Clubs, Academies, Districts and Leagues in their planning, the options for purchasing passes to Ontario Soccer Summit 2019 have been released publicly. 

Click here for more information on ticket pricing and Ontario Soccer Summit 2019. 


2018-2019 Female Mentorship applications now open 
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Ontario Soccer is committed to supporting and developing female coaches in Ontario, through creating a professional and successful mentorship program that will respond to the needs and aspirations of the many outstanding female soccer coaches practicing in Ontario, both now and in the years ahead. 

The Female Mentorship Program is part of a holistic support system approach and is one more component on Ontario Soccer’s commitment to Long-Term Player Development (LTPD), under the guidance of Canada Soccer. 

Click here to read more about the program and how to apply. 


Applications now open for 2018-2019 Learning Facilitators 
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Ontario Soccer is continuously looking for experienced and passionate technical leaders with progressive approaches who can help shape the new Player and Coach Development pathway and is now asking for applications for Learning Facilitators (LFs) for 2018-2019. 

Ontario Soccer’s LF holds a tremendously important role in implementing the delivery of the current Long Term Player Development (LTPD) pathway. 

Click here for information on how to apply and role requirements. 


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. 


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.