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Ontario Soccer – What you need to know to get ready for Ontario Soccer Summit 2019 
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The wait is finally, almost over. 

The Ontario Soccer Summit 2019, presented by Respect in Sport, will take place this weekend at Wolf Performance Hall and BMO Centre in London, ON, and we’ve got all the things you need to get ready for the festivities. 

Delegates are encouraged to arrive early to each of their sessions to ensure access. 

Click here for the What You Need To Know for Ontario Soccer Summit 2019. 


WATCH – Discover. Develop. Excel. – Last Call to London 
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Who is ready for another road trip? 

This week Lauren Maharaj takes us back on a pre-Ontario Soccer Summit road trip to our host city London and give delegates a tour around the facilities and tees up some can’t miss events this weekend. 

Click here to watch the Discover. Develop. Excel. 


Four Ontario Futsal Cup champions crowned 
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Four more Ontario Futsal Cup champions were crowned over the weekend, as divisional championships wrapped up for the U-14 and U-16 boys and girls divisions. 

Click here to find out who won the U-16 Boys Ontario Futsal Cup. 

Click here to find out who won the U-16 Girls Ontario Futsal Cup. 

Click here to find out who won the U-14 Boys Ontario Futsal Cup. 

Click here to find out who won the U-14 Girls Ontario Futsal Cup.


Ontario Player Development League RFP will open on March 1 for clubs and academies
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The Request for Proposal (RFP) process for the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) will open March 1, 2019 for clubs and academies. 

The RFP document is currently available on the Ontario Soccer website. 

Click here for important information on the 2019 process. 



WATCH – Making Moves for Gender Equity 
Want the inside story on Ontario Soccer’s Gender Equity strategy? 

Allison Sandmeyer-Graves, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS), spoke with Johnny Misley, Chief Executive Officer of Ontario Soccer, last week, live on Facebook.

Click here to watch the CAAWS event on Facebook. 


Need help getting used to OSCAR? Check out our resources
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. 


Play. Inspire. Unite. Podcast – Featuring: Lyn Wallington on OSCAR
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, Lyn Wallington, Director of Member Relations & Human Resources at Ontario Soccer, joins us to discuss OSCAR (Ontario Soccer Club & Academy Registry), address many of the questions from the membership and give her insights on what the future of OSCAR will look like. 

Click here to watch the Play. Inspire. Unite. podcast. 


Official Registration System Registry 
Effective January 28, 2019, Ontario Soccer, in partnership with SportsEngine, launched the Ontario Soccer Club and Academy Registry (OSCAR). 

In alignment with the successful launch and transition to OSCAR, powered by SportsEngine, the former registration system, ‘AIMS’ has now been retired for any future registrations seasons. 

Click here for more information on OSCAR. 


Trial and short term registration permits 
To comply with Canada Soccer requirements, effective immediately, a Trial Registration Permit (TRP) cannot be used for a minor or an adult player from outside of Canada and Ontario who require an International Transfer Certificate (ITC) or an Inter-Provincial Transfer Certificate (IPT) to register. 

A TRP can only be used to request a trial period for a player while training. 

Click here for more information on this change. 


CBC report on abuse of athletes
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Following a recent CBC report, which detailed crimes of abuse against minors in different sports, Ontario Soccer is taking the opportunity to remind the Districts, Leagues, Clubs and Academies of the available programs offered, which can assist in creating safe and positive environments. 

Additionally, please refer to Ontario Soccer policies for more information on creating these environments. 

Click here for more on the programs and policies. 


Belle River FC edge Unionville-Milliken to win U-13 Boys Ontario Futsal Cup
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The first Ontario Futsal Cup title of 2019 has been decided. 

Belle River FC downed Unionville-Milliken 5-4 to win the U-13 Boys Ontario Futsal Cup on Sunday, in a back and forth affair that saw both sides lead. 

Click here for more on the U-13 Boys Ontario Futsal Cup final. 


Final two OPDL Charity Shield winners present their cheques to charity
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The final two OPDL Charity Shield winners got their chance to present their cheques to charity recently. 

The Woodbridge Strikers donated to the Canadian Liver Foundation and Toronto FC Academy donated to the Ronald McDonald House. 

Click here for more on the OPDL Charity Shield winners and their charities. 


Roll-out of Canada Soccer’s Club Licensing Program continues 
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Ontario Soccer is preparing to roll-out the Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program across the province. 

The roll-out includes workshops that are available for Districts, Leagues, Club and Academies. 

Applications to join the Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program will open in March 2019. 

Click here for more information on workshops and how to apply. 


Cheque payments moving to Electronic Payments via EFT
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Ontario Soccer has reviewed the time it takes to process payments to members and suppliers. In addition, Ontario Soccer have reviewed with our bankers, the incidence of and increasing potential for fraud in relation to the preparation and distribution of paper cheques. 

Accordingly, Ontario Soccer are transitioning all payments made by cheque to electronic payments. 

Click here for more information on this change. 


Final four 2019 Ontario Indoor Cup champions have been crowned 
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The Ontario Indoor Cup finals took place at the Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan recently. 

The competition wrapped up for the U-13 and U-18 Boys and Girls divisions this weekend.

If you missed any of the action, each final has video, highlights, stories and photos. 

Click here to find out who won the Ontario Indoor Cups.


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. 


Nominations are now open for 2019 Centre Circle Awards
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The Centre Circle Awards, presented by Nothers, are Ontario Soccer’s highest level of recognition and are presented annually to deserving soccer leaders and organizations nominated on the basis of their outstanding contributions to the development of soccer in Ontario. 

Ontario Soccer recognizes soccer leaders annually through the Centre Circle Awards and this year, the 2019 Centre Circle Awards will be presented in Toronto on June 15, 2019. 

The deadline for submitting nominations to Ontario Soccer is March 15, 2019. 

Click here for more information on Centre Circle Awards. 


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. 


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.