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OSA Launches Soccer Development Conference

By OSA News, 12/17/14, 12:00PM EST


The Ontario Soccer Association, in partnership with Waterloo Minor Soccer Club, will host the Soccer Development Conference 2015 on March 21-22 at RIM Park - home of the Manulife Financial Sportsplex and Healthy Living Centre.

The OSA announced today that the event has added programming for referees, administrators, and young people who would like an introduction to coaching and officiating.

“We are committed to providing expanded programming to better serve our members,” OSA Manager of Coach Development Mark Marshall said. “With the support of Waterloo Minor Soccer Club, and the City of Waterloo, we are able to bring the Soccer Development Conference to RIM Park, which can accommodate multiple workshop sessions simultaneously and allow for participants to network and share ideas.”

Confirmed speakers include international referees Carol Anne Chenard and Joe Fletcher; Dr. Colin Higgs, Professor Emeritus, School of Human Kinetics at Memorial University of Newfoundland; Vanessa Martinez Lagunas, FIFA Women’s Soccer Instructor and Head Coach, University of Manitoba; John O’Sullivan, Founder, Changing the Game Project.

Tickets will go on sale the week of Dec. 22, with early bird pricing available through mid-January.