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As 2017 winds down, we're looking back at some of the best moments we've captured from Ontario Soccer this year.
From the massive undertaking that was the Ontario Soccer rebrand, to the HUB International Grassroots Video Practices, to the major events that populate the calendar year in and year out, these videos tell the story of our beautiful game and those within it.
A new look, a new name and a new direction was announced by Ontario’s provincial soccer body.
Ontario Soccer is the new name and brand for the organization, replacing Ontario Soccer Association, and it’s meant to signal a fresh start for the game of soccer in Ontario.
As well, a new simple and modern logo was unveiled to the over 380,000 players, 70,000 coaches, 10,000 match officials and 25,000 administrators.
The Ontario Soccer Summit 2017 was a sell-out success with over 600 coaches, match officials and soccer leaders attending the premier development event in Ontario.
It was the first event hosted by Ontario Soccer following the re-brand announcement March 1 and it served as an opportunity to showcase the new name, look and mantra for the provincial organization.
Attendees were treated to keynote speeches from Jason deVos, Director of Development for Canada Soccer, Sheldon Kennedy, Co-Founder of Respect Group and Lorraine Lafrenière, the Chief Executive Officer of the Coaching Association of Canada.
As well, they heard from presenters from all over the world who hailed from organizations such as: FIFA, the Belgian FA, Canada Soccer, U.S. Soccer, South Hampton FC, Toronto FC and many more.
Ontario Soccer and HUB International released a new Grassroots Practice Series, which assisted coaches from across the province in developing our athletes.
The video series, which debuted new practices every month for players ages 4-12, aims to make the game more enjoyable while building off of the Player Development Model for young players.
The series includes practices for the Active Start, Fundamentals and Learn to Train age groups.
Ontario Soccer has launched the Achieving Accessibility Guide with the assistance of the EnAbling Change Partnership project with the Government of Ontario.
This guide will assist clubs and academies in generating awareness about Accessible Soccer for their members as well as assist them to meet the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
Click here to learn more about AODA and Ontario Soccer
With the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation, Ontario Soccer and Bone and Joint Canada brings you a video series to get you acquainted with the FIFA 11+ program.