Ontario Soccer – Ontario Soccer releases 2019-2021 Strategic Plan, highlighting areas for development
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.
Ontario Soccer Summit adds exciting panel discussions to 2019 event
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 on 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.
Next C-License course for 2019 announced
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.
Jan. 10 is deadline for 2019 Ontario Cup tournament host applications
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.
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 the podcast 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.
Four OPDL Charity Shield winners present cheques to charity
The top soccer athletes in Ontario were in action in November as the Ontario Soccer Centre played host to the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) Charity Shield.
In addition to the 12 teams, across six divisions, who were completing for provincial glory, money was being raised to donate to local charities.
In total, over $7,500 was raised for Ontario charities and four of the six cheques were presented this week.
Click here to read more about the cheque presentations.
One week left to register for Ontario Futsal Cup
The 2019 Ontario Futsal Cup dates and locations have been finalized.
Registration is now open for teams in the Men’s, Women’s and Youth divisions.
The deadline for entry for all divisions is Jan. 16, 2019.
Click here for more information on the divisions and registration.
Blind Soccer gets set to kick-off 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.
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.
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.
2019 ORA Applications are now available
Ontario Soccer is now accepting applications for the 2019 Ontario Recognized Academy (ORA) program.
The ORA program is a standards-based designation for private academies within Ontario, who demonstrate an ability to meet technical and administrative standards set by Ontario Soccer.
As 2018 winds down, Ontario Soccer are looking back on some of the best moments captured on video in the past year.
From event highlights – which show the intimate moments of victory and defeat – to the promotional work that highlights the best the province has to offer, video has been the vehicle driving Ontario Soccer’s message in 2018.
Click here to watch a collection of the best videos from 2018.
Ontario Soccer 2018 – A Year in Photos
From the pitch to the boardroom, 2018 was a year which was peppered with historic events on the field and ground-breaking moments off it.
Ontario Soccer are taking a look back at some of the best moments captured at events this year.
Click here to look back on the year that was in photos.
Register 10 people for the 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.
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.