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Ontario Cup Entry

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Entry Rules & Entry Form

The 2017 Ontario Cup Entry Form is not yet available.  Please check back mid February.

Please read the following Entry Rules and then click on the Entry Form button at the bottom.

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Information Notice for Teams in Divisions leading to National Championships (Under 14, Under 16, Under 17, Men and Women)

*****REMINDER*****
All players in the Ontario Cup must be registered or transferred on or before July 31

The name of the competition shall be the ONTARIO CUP hereinafter referred to as "The Competition".

1. Divisions

The Competition shall be divided into the following divisions:

Under 13 Boys For teams registered as Under 13 Boys Under 13 Girls For teams registered as Under 13 Girls
Under 14 Boys For teams registered as Under 14 Boys Under 14 Girls For teams registered as Under 14 Girls
Under 15 Boys For teams registered as Under 15 Boys Under 15 Girls For teams registered as Under 15 Girls
Under 16 Boys For teams registered as Under 16 Boys Under 16 Girls For teams registered as Under 16 Girls
Under 17 Boys For teams registered as Under 17 Boys Under 17 Girls For teams registered as Under 17 Girls
Under 18 Boys For teams registered as Under 18 Boys Under 18 Girls For teams registered as Under 18 Girls
Under 21 Men For teams registered as Under 21 Men Under 21 For teams registered as Under 21 Women
Men For teams registered as a Senior Open team Women For teams registered as a Senior Open team


Note:
Subject to age restrictions, a female player may play on a team in any one of the above divisions. Subject to age restrictions, a male player may only play on a team in either a Boys' or Men's division.

2. Team Eligibility

  1. The competition shall be open to all competitively registered youth and senior amateur teams whose clubs are affiliated with The Ontario Soccer Association (OSA)
  2. A team playing in a Non-Amateur or Professional Soccer League is not eligible to participate in the Ontario Cup.
  3. A team which plays in an amateur league at a higher level than any other offered in Ontario, as determined by The Ontario Soccer Association, may not enter the Ontario Cup.
  4. A team playing in the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) is not eligible to participate in the Ontario Cup.
  5. A team may only be entered in the division for which it is registered with the OSA (i.e., team age classification and team gender classification). (Example: A team registered as Under 18 may only play in the Under 18 division of the Ontario Cup).
  6. Notwithstanding Rule 2 (D), if there is no division provided for a specific age/gender classification, the team will be permitted to enter the division for the next highest age division of the same gender, with the exception of the Under 13 Division. Team's that have an age/gender classification of Under 12 or lower, will not be permitted to enter the Competition.
  7. All team coaches and assistant coaches must have completed the:
    1. Respect in Soccer certification; and
    2. Senior Level of the Community Coaching Program (giving her/him full certification as a Community Coach) by no later than September 1, 2011 or after that date, the Soccer for Life course plus MED (Making Ethical Decisions).
  8. All teams must have a minimum of two team officials listed on the Ontario Cup Entry Form, one of which must be a certified coach.
  9. If a team has entered another tournament on the same weekend as an Ontario Cup round, the team will be denied entry into the Ontario Cup competition. Note: OSA policies prohibit a team already entered in the Ontario Cup from entering a tournament scheduled the same weekend as any round of the Ontario Cup for its division.

3. Procedures

  1. Entry Deadline: Application to enter the Ontario Cup must be made on the Online Entry Form no later than March 30, 2016 and must include full team identification.
  2. Entry Fee is $375.00. Payment may be made with a credit card at the time the entry form is submitted online. Cheque or money order must be made payable to The Ontario Soccer Association and must be received by the Entry Deadline. If a team has submitted an Online Entry Form before the deadline, but payment has not been received by the OSA Provincial Office or a District Association Office by the Entry Deadline that team will be denied entry into the Competition.
  3. Divisions: The Ontario Cup will be played in each of the divisions listed above, provided there are a minimum of eight entries in the division.
  4. Club Approval: Each entry form must be approved by the team's Club. When a team or club completes the Online Entry Form and submits it, a copy will be sent to the team's Club. The Club must then forward approval to its District Association by no later than April 6, 2016. A team will not be entered in the Ontario Cup if its Club does not approve the Entry by the April 6, 2016 deadline.
  5. Uniforms: Teams participating in the Ontario Cup must have two uniforms of different colour at all Ontario Cup games to avoid colour conflicts. These uniform colours will be registered with the OSA.

4. Format

The Competition shall be organized in five (5) regions with a series of open draws.

The following is a regional breakdown of the District Associations.

Region A Durham Region, Hamilton and District, Huronia District, Toronto, Niagara, North York, Peel Halton, Scarborough, South-West Regional, York Region
Region B Elgin Middlesex, Essex County, Lambton Kent
Region C East Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario and District, Southeast Ontario
Region D Sault Amateur, Soccer Northeastern Ontario, Sudbury Regional, Soccer North Ontario
Region E Soccer Northwest Ontario


Travel Expenses: For a team traveling to and from Thunder Bay, the OSA will pay 60% of the air travel and the Club shall be responsible for the other 40% of the air travel and all other expenses. Teams traveling in excess of 1,000 km are eligible for this air travel subsidy.

Round 3 Qualification: A minimum of one team from each Region shall qualify for Round 3 (last sixteen teams). Further representation by each Region in Round 3 shall be based on the percentage of the total entries attained by each region.

Quarter-Finals Qualification: In the event that the number of teams entered the Under 13, Under 14, Under 15, or Under 16 divisions with a tournament format, qualifying for the quarter-finals, requires a Preliminary Round, the Round will be played June 3-5, 2016 for the Under 16 Boys and Girls, June 10-12, 2016 for Under 15 Boys and Under 15 Girls and June 17-19, 2016 for Under 13 Boys and Girls and Under 14 Boys and Girls.

5. Ontario Cup Round-Robin Tournament

Format

  1. A Tournament Round format will be implemented for the Under 13 Boys, Under 14 Boys, Under 15 Boys Tier 1, Under 16 Boys Tier 1, Under 17 Boys Tier 1, Under 13 Girls, Under 14 Girls, Under 15 Girls, Under 16 Girls, and Under 17 Girls divisions. The winners of each tournament will qualify for the next round of the Competition. Any round following the round-robin tournament format will be a one game knock-out.
  2. Regional representation will not be a requirement in the round-robin tournament format. A minimum of 12 teams must enter an Ontario Cup division in order to conduct the "Tournament Round Format". If 8 - 11 teams enter the division, the traditional knock-out format will be implemented.
  3. The Under 15 Boys Tier 2, Under 16 Boys Tier 2 and Under 17 Boys Tier 2 divisions will implement the knock-out format because there was an insufficient number of tournament host organizations for these divisions.

Scheduling and Rescheduling of Games

1) The locations of the tournament groups are:

 

osa logo smallLocations of Tournament Groups
BOYS

Under 13 BoysUnder 14 BoysUnder 15 Boys Tier 1

Bradford
Brampton
Niagara Falls
Oshawa
Pickering
Scarborough
Windsor

Brampton
Midland
Oshawa
Richmond Hill
Scarborough
St. Catharines
Windsor

Ajax
Brampton
Hamilton
Niagara Falls
Scarborough
Vaughan

Under 15 Boys Tier 2Under 16 Boys Tier 1Under 16 Boys Tier 2
Knock-Out Format: 
Insufficient number of
tournament host organizations
Brampton
King City
Kitchener
Niagara Falls
Whitby
Windsor
Knock-Out Format: 
Insufficient number of
tournament host organizations
 
Under 17 Boys Tier 1Under 17 Boys Tier 2Under 18 Boys
Hamilton
Niagara Falls
London
Vaughan
Windsor
Woodbridge
Knock-Out Format: 
Insufficient number of
tournament host organizations

Knock-Out Format 

 

osa logo smallLocations of Tournament Groups

GIRLS

Under 13 GirlsUnder 14 GirlsUnder 15 Girls

 Ajax
Bracebridge
Sarnia
Scarborough

 Brampton
Mississauga
Oshawa
Sault Ste. Marie
St. Catharines
Thunder Bay

 Bradford
Hamilton
Oshawa
Whitby
Windsor (Region B teams only)
Sault Ste. Marie (Region D teams only)

Under 16 GirlsUnder 17 GirlsUnder 18 Girls
 Bradford
Georgetown
Oshawa
Ottawa
Pickering
Stoney Creek
 Ajax
Hamilton
Niagara Falls
Ottawaa
Richmond Hill
Stoney Creek

Knock-Out Format

 

In the event that any of the above are unable to host any tournament(s) assigned to it, the OSA may assign another tournament host to replace it. If there are insufficient teams in a division, the OSA will reduce the number of tournament groups in accordance with its policies.

2) In all divisions except the Under 13, Under 14, Under 15 and Under 16 divisions, each team will play two games on Saturday and one game on Sunday. If a three-team or five-team round-robin tournament is required, each team will play two games on Saturday and two games on Sunday.

In the Under 13, Under 14, Under 15 and Under 16 divisions, each team will play one game on Friday, one game on Saturday and one game on Sunday.

3) The Ontario Soccer Association will determine the schedule and order of the games. The Host District D.O.C.C. will assign the game time and location of each game.

4) In the event that some or all games of a tournament are cancelled due to unplayable field conditions, the unplayed games shall be rescheduled by the OSA and shall be played before the next round.

5) Any team failing to fulfill its scheduled cup games in a tournament round shall forfeit its entry fee and its club will be fined up to a maximum of $1,100.00. A team withdrawing from or failing to appear at a scheduled Ontario Cup game where it is required to travel over 1000km one way will be fined an additional 50% of the applicable penalty.

6. Ontario Summer Games

1) After the tournament round of the Ontario Cup, the remaining eight teams in each of the Under 15 Boys Tier 1 and Under 15 Girls divisions will play in the Ontario Summer Games, in Mississauga, August 11-14, 2016.

2) All teams entering the competition must be prepared to participate in all of the events, including the Opening Ceremony and various social activities. The 8 boys teams and 8 girls teams will be accommodated in local hotels and will be provided three meals per day during the event.

3) There will be a Summer Games Team Fee of $130.00 per player charged to each team. The Fee is a requirement of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. The Summer Games Team Fees will be paid to the O.S.A. by no later than July 15, 2016. The O.S.A. will forward the fees to the Ontario Summer Games.

4) A minimum of one team entered from each Region (see Rule 4) shall qualify for the Ontario Summer Games (i.e. last 8 teams).

5) All team officials are required to have a Police Check.   Team officials who do not have this Police Check will either not be allowed to travel to any of the "vulnerable sectors" such as change rooms, bathrooms, hotel rooms, etc. or in extreme cases, if a head coach or team manager does not complete the Police Check, that individual will be escorted if required to visit any portion of the described "vulnerable sectors."

7. No Shows & Withdrawals

Any team failing to fulfill its scheduled cup game (other than a tournament round) shall forfeit its entry fee and its club shall be subject to a set fine up to a maximum fine of $600.00.

8. National Club Championships

The winning teams in the Under 14 Boys, Under 16 Boys Tier 1, Under 17 Boys Tier 1, Under 14 Girls, Under 16 Girls, Under 17 Girls, Men's and Women's divisions shall represent the Province of Ontario in the National Club Championships. If any of these teams refuses to participate in the National Club Championships, its Club shall be fined $1,500.00.

Under 14 Boys and Girls will be held in Moncton, New Brunswick, Under 16 Boys and Girls in Prince Edward Island, Under 18 Boys and Girls in Vaughan, Ontario (for Under 17 Ontario Cup Winners), and the Men's and Women's Championships will be held in St. John's, Newfoundland.

9. Other Information

Under 16 and Under 17 Tiered Divisions

Teams playing in a Provincial or Regional League or in District Associations with no teams in Provincial or Regional Leagues, teams which finished in first or second place in the top division of the 2015 District Competitive League, may participate in Tier 1. Teams which play in a District Competitive League participate in Tier 2.

Tier 1 the following teams only:

  • Provincial League Teams
  • Regional League Teams

Note: In District Associations with no teams in Provincial or Regional Leagues, teams which finished first or second in the top division of the 2014 Youth Level 4 League

Tier 2 the following teams only:

  • District Competitive League Teams

Under 15 Tiered Divisions - 2016 Pilot Project

Teams playing in a Regional League must play in Tier 1.  For 2016, as a pilot project, teams in a District Competitive League, have the option of participating in Tier 1 or Tier 2. Team in a Regional League may not play in Tier 2.

Tier 1 the following teams:

  • Regional League Teams  (required)
  • Competitive District League Teams (optional)

Tier 2 the following teams only:

  • District Competitive League Teams

10. Entry Procedure

Complete all sections of the Online Entry Form and submit by no later than March 30, 2016. For information or questions, please contact your District Ontario Cup Coordinator or District Association listed below.

District CodeDistrict AssociationDistrict Association Office AddressDistrict Ontario Cup Coordinator
DT-00-05 Durham Region S.A. 1077 Boundary Road South
Oshawa, Ontario L1J 8P8 
(905) 436-8620 x 24
Erin Lennox
(905) 409-5191
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DT-00-26 East Central Ontario S.A. 171A Rink Street, Suite 225
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 2J6 
(705) 876-0296
John Vickers
(905) 372-9509
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DT-00-07 Eastern Ontario & District S.A. 1150 Morrison Drive, Suite 303
Ottawa, Ontario K2H 8S9 
(613) 233-6561
Joe Scheier
(613) 233-6561
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DT-00-15 Elgin Middlesex S.A. 295 Rectory Street
London, Ontario N5Z 0A3
(519) 668-2391
Gus Katsiroumbas
(519) 642-2286
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DT-00-09 Essex County S.A. 9655 McHugh Street
Windsor, Ontario N8P 0A8
(519) 979-9254
Stipe Botica
(519) 735-9678
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DT-00-13 Hamilton & District S.A. 64 Melrose Ave. N, Rm #2W-331
Hamilton, Ontario L8L 0C3
(905) 383-0286
Frank Casale
(905) 516-5780
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DT-00-18 Huronia & District S.A. P.O. Box WW07, 80 Bradford St.
Barrie, Ontario L4N 6S7 
(705) 739-6729

Setts Cerilli
(705) 725-8484
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DT-00-30 Lambton Kent S.A. P.O. Box 133
Chatham, Ontario N7M 5K3 
(519) 354-6257
Mark Merchant
(519) 542-3857
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DT-00-20 Niagara S.A. 94 Dunkirk Road, Unit 6
St. Catharines, Ontario L2P 3H4 
(905) 984-8411
Teri Dunleavy
(905) 329-1872
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DT-00-23 North York S.A. 37 Kodiak Crescent, Unit 6
Toronto, Ontario M3J 3E5 
(416) 667-0550
Mandy Aparicio
(416) 712-8253
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DT-00-25 Peel Halton S.A. 5659 McAdam Rd., Unit B3
Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 1N4 
(905) 890-1568
Andy Leal
(905) 846-8524
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DT-00-31 Sault Amateur S.A. 316 Elizabeth St. (Firehall)
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 6J3 
(705) 759-7272
Joe Ceglie
(705) 971-3693
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DT-00-32 Scarborough S.A. 45 Fairfax Cres.
Scarborough, Ontario M1L 1Z6 
(416) 285-8002
Bill Doumouras
(416) 427-1682
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DT-00-28 Soccer North D.A. 65 Maple Street South
Timmins, Ontario P4N 1Y6
(705) 264-4020
TBA
DT-00-21 Soccer Northeastern Ontario P.O. Box 794
Pembroke, Ontario K8A 6X9 
(613) 635-7765
TBA
DT-00-34 Soccer Northwest Ontario 535 Chapples Dr., PO Box 20089
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 6P2
(807) 628-8780
Ken Pytyck
(807) 628-8780
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DT-00-19 Southeast Ontario S.A. 35 Terry Fox Drive, Unit 201
Kingston, Ontario K7M 8N4
(613) 546-6642
Joanie Sagriff
(613) 546-6642
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DT-00-04 South-West Regional S.A. 44 Beasley Drive
Kitchener, Ontario N2E 1Y6 
(519) 894-5965
Daniel Rowe
(519) 894-5965
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DT-00-36 Sudbury Regional S.A. 967 Falconbridge Rd., Unit 1
Sudbury, Ontario P3A 5K8 
(705) 525-0100
Tammie Thibault
(705) 688-9797
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DT-00-17 Toronto S.A. 2700 Dufferin St., Unit 67
Toronto, Ontario M6B 4J3 
(416) 783-7515
Toby Neal
(416) 783-7515
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DT-00-27 York Region S.A. 101 Bradwick Drive, Unit 1
Concord, Ontario L4K 1K5
(905) 660-3029
Shelagh Longworth
(905) 660-3029
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The above Entry Rules must be read by all Teams and Clubs before entering the Ontario Cup.

By submitting the Entry Form, you are agreeing to all conditions in the Entry Rules.

You are also agreeing to abide by the Competition Rules and administration procedures of the competition.

 

Welcome to the 2016 Ontario Cup Online Registration

Teams must register online for the 2016 Ontario Cup by March 30, 2016.

The Ontario Cup shall be open to all competitively-registered youth and senior amateur teams
whose clubs are affiliated with The Ontario Soccer Association.

Teams must have permission from their club to enter the 2016 Ontario Cup.


 

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