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Requests For Decision

Rule Revisions Considered by OSA Board of Directors

The OSA's Board of Directors is responsible for approving the Published Rules that govern soccer in the Province of Ontario. Any proposed rule revisions are submitted to the OSA Board as a RFD (ie., Request For Decision). Each RFD must be submitted to the OSA at least 45 days prior to the Board meeting at which it will be considered. The RFD's are then reviewed over a 24-day period to ensure that they are in order. No later than 21 days prior to the OSA Board meeting, they must be released to the OSA Board members, the District Associations and the OSA's Associate Members (including Provincial Leagues, Regional Leagues and other soccer organizations).


During the 21 day period prior to the OSA Board meeting, the District Associations review the RFD's and develop their District positions regarding each proposed rule revision. Consultation with the Clubs is encouraged as the District Associations represent their Clubs at each OSA Board meeting. During the 21 day period, the OSA Board Members, District Associations and Associate Members exchange views in a database forum on the OSA Intranet. The information obtained from this forum provides a District Association with a better understanding of the RFD, its pro's and con's, and also how it affects various regions of the province. Finally, each District Association gives direction to its District Representative about how to represent the District at the OSA Board meeting regarding each RFD.


If you would like to provide feedback or direction regarding any of the RFD's being considered at an upcoming Board meeting, you must submit your comments to your Club which can then provide direction to its District Association. Each District Association reviews the proposed RFD's and then, gives direction to its District Representative (on the OSA Board) about how to vote regarding each issue.


NOTES:

  1. To view the RFD, click on the RFD Number.
  2. Unless otherwise specified, the new policy contained in the approved RFD will become effective on January 31 of the year following the approval of the RFD by the OSA Board.



RFD's being considered at the September 12-13, 2014 OSA Board of Directors Meeting

Number StatusSubjectSubmitted ByOn Behalf of
(Organization)
RFD 2014-014  Approved Coach Policies Mark Marshall, Manager of Coach Development Rules Re-Write Project Team
RFD 2014-015  Approved Game Types Policies Bruce Henderson, Director of Organizational Development Rules Re-Write Project Team
RFD 2014-016  Approved Movement of Registration Policies 6.6, 6.7 and 6.8 to the Discipline Policies Bruce Henderson, Director of Organizational Development Rules Re-Write Project Team
RFD 2014-018  Approved OSA Administration Policies and Operational Procedures Bruce Henderson, Director of Organizational Development Rules Re-Write Project Team
RFD 2014-017  Approved Section Name Change to Game Officials Policies and Game Officials Operational Procedures Bruce Henderson, Director of Organizational Development Rules Re-Write Project Team
RFD 2014-028  Approved Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act - Policies and Operational Procedures Bruce Henderson, Director of Organizational Development Rules Re-Write Project Team
RFD 2014-027  Approved Gender Equity Policies and Operational Procedures Bruce Henderson, Director of Organizational Development Rules Re-Write Project Team
RFD 2014-023  Approved Appeals' Policies and Operational Procedures Bruce Henderson, Director of Organizational Development Rules Re-Write Project Team
RFD 2014-024  Approved Protests' Policies and Operational Procedures Bruce Henderson, Director of Organizational Development Rules Re-Write Project Team
RFD 2014-020  Approved Awards, Soccer Centre & Hall of Fame Policies and Operational Procedures Bruce Henderson, Director of Organizational Development Rules Re-Write Project Team
RFD 2014-029  Approved Conflict Of Interest Policy 2.3 Ron Smale Executive Committee
RFD 2014-025  Approved Dispute Resolution Policies and Operational Procedures Bruce Henderson, Director of Organizational Development Rules Re-Write Project Team
RFD 2014-022  Approved Discipline Policies and Operational Procedures Bruce Henderson, Director of Organizational Development Rules Re-Write Project Team
RFD 2014-019  Approved Finance, Planning & Committees Operational Procedures Bruce Henderson, Director of Organizational Development Rules Re-Write Project Team
RFD 2014-021  Approved Organizations' Policies and Operational Procedures Bruce Henderson, Director of Organizational Development Rules Re-Write Project Team
RFD 2014-026  Approved Harassment Policies and Operational Procedures Bruce Henderson, Director of Organizational Development Rules Re-Write Project Team



Disposition of RFD's Considered at April 25, 2014 OSA Board Meeting

 NumberStatus Subject Submitted ByOn Behalf of (Organization)
RFD 2014-007 Approved This RFD includes new League Policy Statements to be approved by the OSA Board and it transfersthe current League Policies to the OSA Operational Procedures. Bruce Henderson, Director of Organizational Development Rules Re-Write Project Team

 

RFD 2014-008 Approved

This RFD includes new Registration Policy Statements to be approved by the OSA Board and it transfersthe current Registration Policies to the OSA Operational Procedures.  Bruce Henderson, Director of Organizational Development  Rules Re-Write Project Team
RFD 2014-009 Approved This RFD includes new Game Officials' Policy Statements to be approved by the OSA Board and it transfersthe current Referee Policies to the OSA Operational Procedures.  Bruce Henderson, Director of Organizational Development  Rules Re-Write Project Team
RFD 2014-010 Approved

This RFD includes new High Performance Policy Statements to be approved by the OSA Board and it transfersthe current Provincial Team Policies to the OSA Operational Procedures.  Bruce Henderson, Director of Organizational Development  Rules Re-Write Project Team
RFD 2014-011 Approved

 This RFD includes new Coach Policy Statements to be approved by the OSA Board and it transfersthe current Coach Policies to the OSA Operational Procedures. Bruce Henderson, Director of Organizational Development Rules Re-Write Project Team
RFD 2014-012 Approved  This RFD includes new Game Types' Policy Statements to be approved by the OSA Board and it transfersthe current Indoor Soccer Policies to the OSA Operational Procedures.  Bruce Henderson, Director of Organizational Development  Rules Re-Write Project Team
RFD 2014-013 Approved  This RFD increases the number of Youth Regional Divisions in each Region from one Division to two Divisions.  Bill Spiers, President, Toronto Soccer Association  Toronto Soccer Association



Disposition of RFD's Considered at February 22-23, 2014 OSA Board Meeting

 NumberStatus Subject Submitted ByOn Behalf of (Organization)
RFD 2014-001 Approved This RFD establishes the framework for the Rules Re-Write Project.  It included new Policy Statements which were approved by the Board and it transferred Procedures 1.0, 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0 (which were previously included in Policies) to OperationalProcedures.

 

Bruce Henderson, Director of Organizational Development Rules Re-Write Project Team
RFD 2014-002 Approved with an amendment

 

This RFD included new Policy Statements which were approved by the Board approval and it transferred the procedures (currently includedin Policies) to Operational Procedures. Bruce Henderson, Director of Organizational Development Rules Re-Write Project Team
RFD 2014-003 Approved This RFD addressed recent issues regarding conflict of interest and amongst other items, dealt with remuneration paid to Board members and committee members. Bruce Henderson, Director of Organizational Development Rules Re-Write Project Team
RFD 2014-004 Approved with two amendments

 

This RFD brings the Registration rules for Under-12 and younger players into full compliance with the LTPD Game Organization Guide and the Development/Recreational Matrices.  It also updatedOSA rules to be compliant with the new youth league levels. Bruce Henderson, Director of Organizational Development Rules Re-Write Project Team
RFD 2014-005 Approved with an amendment

 

This RFD amends the suspension policies regarding the accumulation of cautions in League 1 Ontario and the Provincial Divisions of the Ontario Soccer League and Ontario Women's Soccer League. Melissa McKinnon, Secretary Ontario Soccer League
Proposal 2014-003 Approved This Proposal (previously a RFD) provides new category names and a better organization of Game Related policies/procedures and Administrative policies/procedures. Bruce Henderson, Director of Organizational Development Rules Re-Write Project Team
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