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The OSA’s Soccer Development Conference Set To Kick Off

By OSA News, 03/12/15, 8:15PM EDT


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 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 former England coach and renowned manager Hope Powell; 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 at University of Manitoba; John O'Sullivan, Founder, Changing the Game Project; Luis Fernando Paes De Barros Coach at Santos FC among several others.