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Player Recommendation Process for Talent on Location Days

By Staff, 06/12/19, 9:15AM EDT

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The recommending coach is to submit the completed online package by, or before, the closing date of July 2, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

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The Ontario Soccer High Performance Program has released the player recommendation process for Technical Staff of District Member Clubs and Ontario Registered Academies that now appears on the Ontario Soccer Website in the High Performance, Player Talented Pathway section.

This will allow players in Ontario to have the opportunity to be recommended by a certified and qualified Club, Academy Head Coach or Technical Director.

In order to be considered as a qualified and certified coach, the coach must have a minimum of a Provincial B Licence / Canadian National B Licence Part 1 Certified Status or a foreign equivalency.  Submissions from non-qualified or certified coaches (i.e. Canadian National B Licence Part 1 Trained) will not be considered.

Before beginning the process, it is highly recommended that the coach, player and parent read and understand the information bulletin on the Recommendation Process: I2017-028 that appears on the Ontario Soccer Website in the High Performance, Player Talented Pathway section.

The online submission details of the player recommendation process for the recommending coach to execute, can be accessed by selecting this link.

Player Recommendation Report

The recommending coach will then complete the Coach Information page and provide their NCCP and Ontario Soccer registration numbers to verify their coaching certification level and status. If no NCCP number (i.e. foreign license) is available, please provide a scanned copy of the Coaching Certificate as outlined on the page.

The recommending coach, will then be directed to watch ten minutes of Provincial Teams’ game film.

The recommending coach should note the jersey number of the Ontario Provincial Player whom they believe their recommended player(s) is the equivalent of or better than. The coach will then download and complete the appropriate player evaluation form for each individual player being recommended. Once completed, the document will be uploaded as prompted on the page.

The Recommending coach should have the following available:

  • Player’s name
  • Player’s date of birth
  • Player’s Ontario Soccer number
  • Player’s email(s) contact

The recommending coach is to submit the completed online package by, or before, the closing date of July 2, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

The Ontario Soccer High Performance Program will review the player recommendation packages and assess if the player should receive an invite. Player recommendation packages submitted using the online process will be the only ones that will be reviewed.  Incomplete or inaccurate packages will not be considered for review.

The High Performance Program will contact those players and the recommending coach if they have been invited to the upcoming Talent on Location Day Event:

The Talent on Location Day event days for all players are yet to be confirmed; however, the confirmed dates for select age groups are as follows:

July 20 and 21, 2019

  • Players born 2004

July 27 and 28, 2019

  • Players born in 2005
  • Players born in 2006

The email to the invited players will contain additional details (i.e. report time) and any other paperwork that will need to be completed prior to the event. This paperwork will be submitted by the player at the event.

The Talent on Location Days will take place at the Ontario Soccer Centre, (7601 Martingrove Road, Vaughan L4L 9E4) on the full size indoor or outdoor turf field.

If you have any questions or challenges regarding the submission process, please contact Matt Ferreira.

For all other questions please contact Bryan Rosenfeld.