Futsal To Feature In Toronto 2015 Pan-Am Games

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Conspicuous by its absence from the recently concluded Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Futsal will feature in the next edition of the Games set to take place in Toronto, Canada, between 10-26 July 2015. The decision was announced in Mexico on 29 October by Allen Vansen, the Senior Vice-President of Operations for more »

LTPD — Is Winning Really Developing Players?

By Jason de Vos  Posted to CBC Sports : Tuesday, November 1, 2011 The world of soccer is continuously changing; news now regularly breaks on Twitter, and rarely does a day pass where a link to an interesting article fails to land in your inbox. This easy access to information has been a good thing. more »

LTPD – Eliminating Standings Does Not Eliminate Competition

The implementation of CS4L and LTAD is not without its naysayers. The question is whether or not the naysayers are actually getting their facts straight. Brian Lilley, columnist and blogger for the Sun newspaper chain, has written a blog post that attacks LTAD and CS4L concepts around competition in the ranks of children’s sport. Mr. more »

EODSA To Host OSA “Town Hall” Open Forum In Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON — Eastern Ontario is one of the soccer hotbeds in Canada, and will be an ideal venue for a no-holds-barred information exchange session on October 28, 2011. This will be the fifth “Town Hall” event hosted by The Ontario Soccer Association President Ron Smale. Over the course of the last ten months, he more »

Ten Ontario Clubs Win Nine Medals At Nationals

VAUGHAN, ON – The October 5-10th Canadian Soccer Association’s National Club Championships drew to a close on Thanksgiving Monday with nine of ten Ontario Cup and Provincial Champions winning medals. The National Club Championships are held in venues across Canada every year in the Boys and Girls Under 14, Under 16, Under 18, Senior Men, more »

Voyageurs Arrange Food Drive For Canada v Puerto Rico Match Tuesday

TORONTO, Ontario — On Tuesday 11 October, Canada will host Puerto Rico at BMO Field in Toronto while St. Kitts and Nevis will host St. Lucia. Canada is perfect with nine points in three matches, while St. Kitts and Nevis has five points and Puerto Rico has just two. Canada’s 7:0 victory on 7 October more »

Grassroots Show True Patriot Love For October 11th 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Qualifier

OTTAWA, ON — The Canadian soccer community has embraced Canada’s Men’s National Team’s mission towards the 2014 FIFA World Cupâ„¢ with unprecedented support. Canadian clubs and supporters will fill the 12th man role on 11 October when Canada faces Puerto Rico at BMO Field on the fourth of six qualifying matches of the CONCACAF Round more »

CSA Commissions Study On Division II League Viability

OTTAWA, Ontario – The Canadian Soccer Association announced today that it has commissioned Rethink Management Group to independently study the viability of a division two league in Canada. Former Canadian youth and senior international Mr. James Easton will head-up the project. The study group will look at various world leagues to assess their strengths and more »

REMINDER: Soccer Survey Deadline Is October 7th

Kindly forward to U12-18 Coaches, Players, Parents & Referees! Help improve the Soccer experience in Ontario and Canada ! Complete the questionnaire to win free music ! Plus a chance to win a pair of TFC tickets ! Clubs can earn a detailed profile ! Deadline is October 7th ! (version française ci-dessous) Dear Coaches, more »

OSA Board Of Directors Endorses Implementation Of LTPD Model

VAUGHAN, ON, September 20, 2011 – The Board of Directors of The Ontario Soccer Association (OSA) has unanimously approved the implementation of the Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) model across the province. The Board, comprising District Presidents and representatives from the 21 Districts that make up The OSA, strongly supported the plan at a meeting on more »