Montréal hosts Sunday finale to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014

All eyes will be on Canada this Sunday as the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 comes to a close with the championship match on 24 August in Montréal. From four remaining teams – France, Germany, Korea DPR and Nigeria – only one will be crowned world champions at Olympic Stadium. The final will more »

League1 Ontario announces intent to launch Women’s Semi-Pro division in 2015

Coming on the heels of an exciting Women’s U-20 World Cup – one where 13 Ontario players featured for Canada’s national team – League1 Ontario is proud to announce its intent to launch a Women’s Semi-Pro division in May 2015. League1 Ontario, which successfully launched a semi-pro Men’s division this spring, will soon be accepting more »

Futsal Club Toronto prepares for CONCACAF Club Championships

The inaugural CONCACAF Futsal Club Championship kicks-off Wednesday in Guatemala City. The tournament consists of six clubs divided into two groups of three, set to play a round-robin format during the opening round of the tournament. From Canada, the Futsal Club Toronto is in Group B with Borussia (Costa Rica) and Sidekicks (Mexico). Host club more »

Teams across the province on the verge of making Ontario Cup finals

The Ontario Cup is ready to kick off the Semi-Final Round this weekend, August 23-24. From U-13 Boys and Girls, to Men and Women, teams in 13 divisions will compete at five of Ontario’s premier soccer facilities in hopes of landing a spot in the Ontario Cup Finals. The venues of the Semi-Final Rounds are more »

OPDL Key Message – Player Progress Reports

Each week, Mirco Schroff, the OSA Talented Pathway Technical Director, tackles one issue and how it relates to OPDL operations. This week, Schroff has delivered an OPDL Key Message on Player Progress Reports. What is a Player Progress Report? All OPDL players are to receive at least two written feedback reports per season from their more »

Grassroots Practices You Can Use – FUNdamentals

The OSA is putting together practices for Grassroots coaches to use with their players across the province. Each week will focus on one of the three LTPD development stages at the Grassroots level, which includes Active Start, FUNdamentals and Learn to Train. The activities provided take a look at how stations are being used at more »

OSA’s work recognized in ICC report

The OSA completed an innovative program in 2013 that worked closely with new Canadians in the Ottawa area. In partnership with the Catholic Immigration Centre, EODSA and funded by the federal ministry of  Citizenship and Immigration two Soccer Activators were hired to promote the inclusion of new Canadians into established Ottawa soccer clubs and to more »

OPDL Week 13–Venue Information

OPDL enters its 13th week of action this Saturday. The development of Ontario’s U-13 continues August 16 with more footie action in two locations. Some of the best U-13 boys and girls players in the province will be competing at these two centralized venues once again, this time at Guelph University and Queen’s University. In more »

OSA releases OPDL trial information

The OSA has released trial information for the OPDL. It outlines information on open trials, dates and things that pertain to 2002 and 2001 born players. U-13 (2002 born) This age group will hold "Open Trials" starting from September 15 – November 30. Any player that is born in 2002 is able to attend an more »

Two more teams crowned Ontario Cup champions

The Ontario Cup had a very exciting weekend, as the Ontario Summer Games took place in Windsor. Teams in the U-15 Boys Tier 1 and U-15 Girls divisions joined approximately 2,100 athletes in 19 different sports in pursuit of an Ontario Summer Games gold medal. In addition, the Ontario Cup trophy was also up for more »