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Ontario Soccer Association – The online platform will become a hub for soccer education 

Aug. 8, 2016 | Vaughan, ON –  The Ontario Soccer Association announced today that it has teamed up with Academy Soccer Coach to launch an online resource platform that will become the hub for development of coaches, players and high performance education in Ontario.

Academy Soccer Coach has established itself as a provider of innovative resources and solutions for soccer coaches, teachers and many others who work within soccer development and education worldwide.

The OSA’s learning platform will be used by coaches on the C and B Licence, as well as coaches taking the Goalkeeping Diploma Course and Technical Director Diploma Course. It will also offer different educational resources for the grassroots coaches, grassroots workshops and Game Leader training.

“This resource is going to help us provide modern tools for those seeking a better level education in Ontario,” said Gary Miller, OSA Technical Director. “Academy Soccer Coach is the best at what they do and with their help this will only further reinforce the great opportunities were driving for learning in Ontario.”

In its initial phase, the platform will feature the respective course material, mandatory tests, session planning tools and Continuous Professional Development Tracking for all coaches with their B Licence. 

In the coming years, the platform will be built up to support all aspects of the NCCP Community Course functions, interactive safe-guarding modules and various nutritional modules.

“The Ontario Soccer Association’s long term commitment to education provides first-class learning opportunities for coaches, players and match officials to develop themselves and support the growth of the game across the province and beyond,” said Phil Abbott, Director of Academy Soccer Coach. “The OSA Learning Platform will amplify those efforts further. This new and innovative resource demonstrates the OSA’s leadership and commitment to the soccer community, across Ontario and Canada.””

The platform will also feature various OPDL Learning Modules, as well as material for match officials in the near future.

The Ontario Soccer Association’s platform is now live. Coaches at the upcoming C License in Oakville will be the first in Ontario to use this new resource.

Visit for a look at the new online resource. 

Media Contact

Ben Rycroft | Ontario Soccer Association Communications Manager | 905-254-9390 ext. 255 | Email: []

About the Ontario Soccer Association

Founded in 1901, The Ontario Soccer Association (OSA) is the largest provincial sports organization in Canada. Its members include more than 650 Clubs servicing over 24,000 teams with 380,000 registered players, 70,000 coaches and managers, and 10,000 match officials. The OSA develops and delivers exceptional and sustainable programs and services throughout Ontario with the mission of providing leadership and support for the advancement of soccer in collaboration and cooperation with our membership, partners and other stakeholders. The OSA also operates League1 Ontario, a provincial professional-amateur men’s and women’s league as well as the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL).

About Academy Soccer Coach

Founded in 2006, Academy Soccer Coach are recognized as a leading provider of coaching software, digital resources & learning systems that support the education and player development programs of international soccer federations and associations as well as professional and grassroots soccer clubs and coaches, spanning 167 countries across the world. Throughout the last 10 years, ASC have continued to pioneer the use of technology in soccer education, and since developing and launching the first ever digital learning platform on behalf of the Irish Football Association in 2009, more than 40,000 students have utilised learning platforms provided by ASC to complete their coaching and refereeing qualifications.

The Ontario Soccer Association
Phone: (905) – 264-9390 | Fax: (905) 264-9445