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The OSA is currently accepting applications for Learning Facilitators. The Coaching Department is aware that some LFs did not receive a lot of assignments during the 2013/2014 coaching clinic season. In some cases, there were too many LFs in the same geographical location, or there were courses cancelled and re-scheduled. Therefore, in an effort to more »

OPDL is going into the Labour Day weekend break before resuming next weekend (Sept 6 and 7). Action returns the following weekend with the next Talent Development Centre (TDC) event in Hamilton, the Soccer Centre in Vaughan, U of T in Scarborough and Oshawa Civic Centre – in addition to the regular OPDL game day more »

The 2014 Ontario Cup had its Semi-Finals decided over the weekend, and many spectators were treated to a first-class display of skill that made for entertaining matches. The Ontario Cup Finals are now set, and will be played over the September 6-7 and September 13-14 weekends at Civic Stadium in Oshawa. The Masters/Classics Provincial Championships more »

  The OSA referee department recently conducted the fourth Advanced Referee Training (ART) on Aug. 16-17. Referees Joe Fletcher and Marie-Soleil Beaudoin along with three special guests from out of province were in attendance for this session, held at the KIA Training Ground. The OSA ART Steering Group was successful on composing an engaging agenda more »

At the most recent OSA League Management Committee it was decided the following important changes will occur in 2015: 1. One or two geographic conferences of 8-12 teams will exist in each Regional League. This will be defined by the Regional League, based on its knowledge of the competition levels in its area and allow more »

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 »

It was another week of firsts for Carol Anne Chenard and Ontario referees. Chenard was the first woman to referee at Wembley Stadium. She was one of the first woman to referee at the 2012 Olympics. And this past weekend she led a group of all-Canadian referees in the finale of the U-20 Women’s World more »

Canadian referees Carol Anne Chénard, Marie-Josée Charbonneau, Suzanne Morisset and Michelle Pye will officiate the Final Match at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014. The Sunday 24 August Final Match will feature Germany and Nigeria at Stade Olympique in Montréal. For referee Chénard, this will mark the second time she has officiated the more »

(Updated to include specific field instructions) OPDL enters its 14th week of action this Saturday. The development of Ontario’s U-13 continues August 23 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 more »

In the OSA’s Long Term Player Development (LTPD) grassroots model we want to include all children, of all abilities, into our programs. In previous models selection of players into programs took place, through a try out process, as young as 6 or 7 years of age. At the Physical Literacy stages of player development (grassroots) more »


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