OSA Referee Department heads north to help

Two OSA Referee Development Department members, Nicky Pearson and Gabriel Assis, were recently invited to Iqaluit in Nunavut to help, at the region’s request, ‘train some referees for a futsal event’ and help their program. Well, the ‘training some referees for a futsal event’ was a little more involved than initially thought as Pearson and more »

Canada into the semi-finals of Para Pan AM Games qualifiers

Canada’s first competitive CPISRA international Cerebral Palsy 7-a-side soccer tournament kicked off in Toronto last week. The tournament is serving as a qualifier for the 2015 Para Pan Am Games and the host team is showing well. Canada got off to a strong start with a 3-3 tie versus a very talented Argentinean side. The more »

Grassroots Practices You Can Use – Learn to Train

The Grassroots department continues putting together a practice for 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. In this week’s session, the Grassroots department has focused on the U-11 more »

OPDL Venue Information – Week 17

OPDL enters its 17th week of action this Saturday. The development of Ontario’s U-13 continues Sept 20th 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 the University of Guelph and Carelton more »

Which districts were dominant at this year’s Ontario Cup?

The Ontario Cup wrapped up last weekend, concluding a very exciting 2014 tournament. Nearly 500 teams from all corners of Ontario competed to become provincial champions, but in the end, 20 squads emerged victorious and have been crowned champions. Click here to watch any of the games you missed, Click here for all the Ontario more »

Tecumseh Soccer Club Girls’ “Class of 2014” has 19 players on collegiate rosters

The year 1996 was a vintage birth year for girls playing for Tecumseh Soccer Club. Nineteen local players, who are graduating from youth soccer in 2014 having represented Tecumseh, can be found on the women’s soccer rosters this fall at colleges and universities in Ontario and the United States. These players recently completed their club more »

Have you applied for the Female Mentorship program?

It is that time of year again – time to apply for the OSA Female Mentorship Program. The closing date for applications is September 30, 2014. The application process for the 2014-2015 program is now open on the OSA website. Click here to access it Please ensure you have a letter of interest and resume more »

Grassroots Practices You Can Use – Active Start

The activities provided take a look at how stations are being used at the Grassroots level. During the practice, players will spend an allotted time at each station having fun and developing specific skills before moving onto the next station. By using station work we ensure players are continually motivated and we can ensure that more »

The OSA Board of Directors Meeting Recap

The Ontario Soccer Association Board of Directors met on Saturday, Sept. 13. The following outlines some of the decisions: Welcomed Two New Members The Board of Directors approved the appointments of Tom Ryan and Clive Wilkinson. Approved Changes to Coach Policies Each Coach must be annually registered in the OSA’s computerized registration system. This will more »

London Marconi Wins Men’s Ontario Cup

To watch the archived livestream, click here: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/9264284 With a 3-1 win over the Vaughan Azzurri, London Marconi Soccer were crowned Ontario Cup Men’s champions on Sunday at Civic Stadium in Oshawa. London Marconi’s Jovan Ivanovich opened up the scoring in the 59’, but Vaughan’s Joe Di Chiara tied it up at 77’. As the more »