Are you still contemplating whether or not you should attend this year’s Ontario Soccer Summit?
Lauren Maharaj returns to Discover. Develop. Excel in new form as the official holiday elf of the event to provide Christmas cheer and to persuade you to get your tickets sooner than later.
Click here to watch this episode of Discover. Develop. Excel.
Register 10 people for Ontario Soccer scarf and win a limited-edition 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.
2019 Ontario Cup tournament host applications and updates
The dates for the 2019 Ontario Cup have been posted on the website.
Additionally, updates on the 2019 tournament format and applications to host tournament rounds are now available.
The deadline for clubs to submit an application to host a tournament round is Jan. 10, 2019.
Click here for information on the Ontario Cup dates, tournament and hosting.
Happy holidays from Ontario Soccer
Happy holidays from Ontario Soccer.
We’re wishing you and yours a happy and safe holiday season and all the best in 2019 on and off the field.
Click here for holiday hours for the Ontario Soccer Centre and Ontario Soccer offices.
Ontario Soccer announces selections for 2019 Provincial Projects
Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce the selections for the 2019 Provincial Projects.
The Provincial Program is available to all Ontario Soccer registered players who are competing at a U14, U15 or U16 age group.
The Provincial Program focuses on player screening, talent identification and benchmarking of players through competition.
Click here to find out which players have been invited.
The Play. Inspire. Unite. Podcast – Featuring: Steven Caldwell
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 Unite others in our community.
This week on the podcast, Steven Caldwell, TV personality, joins us to discuss his experience during the 2018 World Cup behind the desk, his view of player development in Ontario and Canada and what he thinks our next steps should be as we head into the ‘runway’ period of the 2026 World Cup.
Click here to watch this Play Inspire Unite podcast.
Female Mentorship program selections announced
Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce the Mentee Coaches for the 2019 Female Coach Mentorship Program.
Seven female coaches were selected from across the province to take part in this one-on-one coach development opportunity. Other applicants to the program will receive group instruction through workshops, practical instruction and consistent performance feedback.
Click here to find out which coaches were selected.
9 Ontario athletes receive nominations for 2018 Concacaf Awards
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association (Concacaf) recently announced the nominees and the opening of fan voting for the annual Concacaf Awards, to honour this year’s standout performers and achievements from across Concacaf events.
Nine Ontario athletes, including two Ontario REX program players, have been nominated for awards in their various roles in the game.
Click here to find out who has been nominated for awards.
Ajax’s Derek Cornelius named Canada Soccer Youth International Player of the Year
Ajax’s Derek Cornelius has been named the 2018 Canadian Youth International Player of the Year.
Cornelius was a standout for Canada at the International espoirs Provence Toulon tournament in May and June and were undefeated with the centre-back in the lineup.
Click here to read more about his accomplishments.
Ontario athletes win Canadian Futsal and Para Soccer Athlete of the Year awards
Jacob Orellana has been named Canadian Futsal Player of the Year and Damien Wojtiw has been named Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year as part of the 2018 Canada Soccer Player of the Year awards.
The two first-time winners have been recognized for their excellence at the international level in their respective sports.
Click here to read more about their accomplishments.
Canadian Premier League acquires Ontario Soccer’s League1 Ontario
The Canadian Premier League is pleased to announce the addition of Ontario Soccer’s League1 Ontario to its operations.
The move creates a deeper association between Ontario Soccer and the Canadian Premier League and the new structure puts a focus on young soccer players in the largest provincial association in Canada.
Starting in 2019, this ground-breaking arrangement will allow the Canadian Premier League, in its entirety, to facilitate the continuing development and growth of League1 Ontario.
Click here for more on this historic announcement.
Ontario Soccer membership elects new Board of Directors
Ontario Soccer has elected a new Board of Directors and with it put the final touches on a new, modernized governance structure.
Under the new governance structure, the business of Ontario Soccer will now be conducted by a Board of Directors, composed of 12 elected individuals and one senior staff. Previously the board had been made up of 21 representatives from each District Association as well as an elected executive.
Click here to find out who has been elected to the new board.
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.