Play. Inspire. Unite.
Ontario Soccer’s Play ON! eLearning Series presented by Respect in Sport continues on Wednesday, April 14th with an engaging presentation by Canadian Soccer Icon and Olympic Bronze Medalist Carmelina Moscato, who was a tremendous ambassador for Canada in a professional playing career that took her to Italy, Sweden, the US and as far as Australia.
Upon her return to Canada, Carmelina assumed various key soccer leadership positions, including serving as the Commissioner of the League1 Ontario Women’s Division in 2019 and 2020. Resuming her international travels, she has most recently assumed the position of Director of Women’s Football for the Bahamas Football Association.
Applying her world-class playing experience and her extensive coaching insights, Carmelina will take the audience on a timely and inspiring journey to the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics to assess the preparation and prospects of the Canadian’s Women’s National Team striving for another podium finish at a global event that will be unlike any Olympics we have witnessed in our lifetime due to the impact of Covid-19.
While triumphing in the face of adversity will be a key aspiration for our Canadian Women in Tokyo, there are also powerful lessons all of us can learn from these role models, as we as Ontario Soccer leaders are striving to overcome our own Covid-19 related obstacles on our way to Return to Play this summer.
While an Olympic medal may be a pinnacle of achievement, it all starts with the importance of getting soccer back on the pitch this summer, as the grassroots of our game are the foundation of the hopes and dreams of our players, coaches, and match officials.
Carmelina will share her reflections on what she learned during her soccer career, both as a player and post-retirement, implementing many lessons, habits and a general mindset to deal with the ever-changing challenges during these pandemic times.
She will then tie the Women’s team’s pursuit of a 2021 Olympic podium finish and all the hard work that goes into the tournament preparation in with all the effort the soccer community is putting in to prepare for combating the virus and enabling our participants to Return to Play this summer.
Throughout the series from March 10th to April 29th, Ontario Soccer will offer a weekly online session with succinct and relevant insights and practical take-aways designed to appeal to a diverse cross-section of Ontario Soccer members and stakeholders (Clubs, Academies, Districts, Leagues, administrators, coaches, managers, volunteers, parents, players, officials, etc.).