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Ontario Cup Entry

Entry Rules & Entry Form

Please read the following Entry Rules and then click on the Entry Form button at the bottom.



Ontario Soccer will continue to carefully monitor the status of COVID-19 restrictions, and is prepared to make changes to the Ontario Cup format, as well as the dates, if necessary.

Please note that all teams in Under 13 to Under 17 divisions will be guaranteed to be scheduled for at least two games in the competition in a Knock-Out Format.  

All players in the Ontario Cup must be registered or transferred to the Club on or before July 31

The name of the competition shall be the ONTARIO CUP hereinafter referred to as "The Competition".

1. Divisions

The Competition shall be divided into the following divisions:

Under 13 Boys Under 13 Girls
Under 14 Boys Under 14 Girls
Under 15 Boys Under 15 Girls
Under 16 Boys Under 16 Girls
Under 16 Boys District Under 16 Girls District
Under 17 Boys Under 17 Girls
Under 18 Boys Under 18 Girls
Under 21 Men Under 21
Men Women

Note: Subject to age restrictions, a female player may play on a team in any one of the above divisions. Subject to age restrictions, a male player may only play on a team in either a Boys' or Men's division.

NOTICE:  The following Divisions have been cancelled for the 2021 Ontario Cup:

Under 18 Boys
Under 18 Girls
Under 21 Men
Under 21 Women

Requirements for teams entering “Under 16 divisions” are as follows:

Under 16 Division

  • team playing in Regional Leagues
  • teams playing in Competitive District Leagues have the option of playing in this division 

Under 16 District Division

  • teams playing in District Competitive Leagues. 

2. Team Eligibility

  1. The competition shall be open to all competitively registered youth and senior amateur teams whose clubs are affiliated with Ontario Soccer and to all competitively registered youth and senior amateur teams whose Academies are Ontario Recognized Academies (ORA).
  2.  Club shall mean the Governing Organization that is affiliated to, and under the jurisdiction of a District Association and is established and operates in accordance with Operational Procedure 3.0 Organizations Procedure 6.0 Club; organizes teams, registers all players, team officials and administrators of their organizations.
  3. Academy (Private) shall mean an organization whose primary long-term objective is to provide players with long-term training through the provision of the necessary training facilities and infrastructure.  A private academy is operated by an independent legal entity, which is affiliated with a District Association, and has obtained the designation of an Ontario Recognized Academy.
  4. A team playing in a Non-Amateur or Professional Soccer League is not eligible to participate in the Ontario Cup.
  5. A team which plays in an amateur league at a higher level than any other offered in Ontario, as determined by Ontario Soccer, may not enter the Ontario Cup.
  6. A team playing in the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) is not eligible to participate in the Ontario Cup.
  7. A team playing in League 1 Ontario or League 1 Reserves is not eligible to participate in the Ontario Cup.
  8. A team may only be entered in the division which matches the League age division that the team is playing in.  (Example: An Under 17 team playing in an Under 21 League must enter the Under 21 division of the Ontario Cup).
  9. Notwithstanding Rule 8., if there is no League division offered in a Team's age, and the team must play up a division or in a combined division, the team may enter the Ontario Cup in the division that matches the age the team is registered as.  (Example:  An Under 17 team playing in a combined Under 17/Under 18 League division may enter the Under 17 division of the Ontario Cup provided the team is registered as Under 17).
  10. Teams that are registered as "Tournament Teams" and are not playing in a League, must enter the Ontario Cup in the division in which they are registered.
  11. Notwithstanding Rule 8., if there is no division provided for a specific age/gender classification, the team will be permitted to enter the division for the next highest age division of the same gender, with the exception of the Under 13 Division. Team's that have an age/gender classification of Under 12 or lower, will not be permitted to enter the Competition.
  12. All team coaches and assistant coaches must have completed the:
    1. Respect in Soccer certification; and
    2. Soccer for Life course plus MED (Making Ethical Decisions).
    3. Making Head Way in Soccer
  13. All teams must have a minimum of two team officials listed on the Ontario Cup Entry Form, one of which must be a certified coach.
  14. If a team has entered another tournament on the same weekend as an Ontario Cup round, the team will be denied entry into the Ontario Cup competition. Note: Ontario Soccer Operational Procedures prohibit a team already entered in the Ontario Cup from entering a tournament scheduled the same weekend as any round of the Ontario Cup for its division.

3. Procedures

  1. Entry Deadline: Application to enter the Ontario Cup must be made on the Online Entry Form no later than June 9, 2021 and must include full team identification.
  2. Entry Fee is $400.00. Payment may be made with a credit card at the time the entry form is submitted online. Cheque or money order must be made payable to The Ontario Soccer Association and must be received by June 9, 2021. If a team has submitted an Online Entry Form before the deadline, but payment has not been received by the Ontario Soccer Provincial Office or a District Association Office by June 9, 2021 that team will be denied entry into the Competition.
  3. Divisions: The Ontario Cup will be played in each of the divisions listed above, provided there are a minimum of eight entries in the division.
  4. Club Approval: Each entry form must be approved by the team's Club. When a team or club completes the Online Entry Form and submits it, a copy will be sent to the team's Club. The Club must then forward approval to its District Association by no later than June 16, 2021. A team will not be entered in the Ontario Cup if its Club does not approve the Entry by the June 16, 2021 deadline.
  5. Uniforms: Teams participating in the Ontario Cup must have two uniforms of different colour at all Ontario Cup games to avoid colour conflicts. These uniform colours will be registered with Ontario Soccer.  Goal Keepers must also have two uniforms of different colours.

4. Format

The Competition shall be organized in five (5) regions with a series of open draws.

The following is a regional breakdown of the District Associations.

Region A

Durham Region, Hamilton Soccer, Huronia District, Toronto, Niagara, North York, Peel Halton, Scarborough, Southwest Soccer, York Region

Region B

Elgin Middlesex, Essex County, Lambton Kent

Region C

East Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario and District, Southeast Ontario

Region D

Sault Amateur, Soccer Northeastern Ontario, Sudbury Regional, Soccer North Ontario

Region E

Soccer Northwest Ontario

Travel Expenses: For a team traveling to and from Thunder Bay, Ontario Soccer will pay 60% of the air travel and the Club shall be responsible for the other 40% of the air travel and all other expenses. Teams traveling in excess of 1,000 km are eligible for this air travel subsidy.

5. Ontario Cup Round-Robin Tournament


As of May 25, 2021, the format for the Under 13 to Under 17 divisions will be a Knock-out Format with a Two Game Guarantee instead of a Tournament Round Format.

Under this new format, all teams in a division will play in an Opening Round.  The Opening round may consist of some teams playing Saturday with winners playing again on Sunday and some teams playing only on Sunday.  It will depend on the number of teams entered in the division.  Teams that win on Sunday will advance to either a Second Round or Third Round in the Ontario Cup, again depending on the number of teams in the division.  Teams that play only one game in the Opening Round and do not win, will advance to a Re-Entry or Second Chance Round.  Similar to the Opening Round, this round may consist of some games on Saturday and on Sunday.  Teams that win their Sunday games of this Round will advance to the Second or Third Round of the Ontario Cup.  The remainder of the competition will be played under a single-game knock-out format.

A sample Draw Chart showing a 35-Team division can be found here.

The following Format information is no longer applicable for 2021.


  1. A Tournament Round format will be implemented for the Under 13 Boys, Under 14 Boys, Under 15 Boys, Under 16 Boys, Under 17 Boys, Under 13 Girls, Under 14 Girls, Under 15 Girls, Under 16 Girls, and Under 17 Girls divisions. The winners of each tournament will qualify for the next round of the Competition. Any round following the round-robin tournament format will be a one game knock-out.
  2. Regional representation will not be a requirement in the round-robin tournament format. A minimum of 12 teams must enter an Ontario Cup division in order to conduct the "Tournament Round Format". If 8 - 11 teams enter the division, a knock-out format will be implemented.

Note:  The format for these divisions may be subject to change due to COVIC-19 restrictions.

Scheduling and Rescheduling of Games

1) The locations of the tournament groups are:

Location of Tournament Groups


Under 13 Boys
Sault Ste. Marie
Under 14 Boys
Niagara Falls
Sault Ste. Marie
Under 15 Boys
Sault Ste. Marie
St. Catharines
Under 16 Boys
North York
Under 16 Boys District
St. Catharines
Thunder Bay
Under 17 Boys
St. Catharines
Under 18 Boys
Knock-Out Format: 

Location of Tournament Groups


Under 13 Girls
Sault Ste. Marie
Under 14 Girls
Niagara Falls
Sault Ste. Marie
Under 15 Girls
Niagara Falls
Sault Ste. Marie
Under 16 Girls
Sault Ste. Marie
West Lincoln
Under 16 Girls District
Thunder Bay
West Lincoln
Under 17 Girls
St. Catharines
Under 18 Girls
Knock-Out Format

In the event that any of the above are unable to host any tournament(s) assigned to it, Ontario Soccer may assign another tournament host to replace it. If there are insufficient teams in a division, Ontario Soccer will reduce the number of tournament groups in accordance with its policies.

2) In 4-team tournament groups, each team will play one game on Friday, one game on Saturday and one game on Sunday.

3) In 3-team tournament groups, each team will play one game in two out of three days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) 

4) Ontario Soccer will determine the schedule and order of the games. The Host District D.O.C.C. or Tournament Host will assign the game time and location of each game.

5) In the event that some or all games of a tournament are cancelled due to unplayable field conditions, the unplayed games shall be rescheduled by Ontario Soccer and shall be played before the next round.

6) Any team failing to fulfill its scheduled cup games in a tournament round shall forfeit its entry fee and its club will be fined up to a maximum of $1,100.00. A team withdrawing from or failing to appear at a scheduled Ontario Cup game where it is required to travel over 1000km one way will be fined an additional 50% of the applicable penalty.

6. No Shows & Withdrawals

Any team failing to fulfill its scheduled cup game (other than a tournament round) shall forfeit its entry fee and its club shall be subject to a set fine up to a maximum fine of $600.00.

7. National Club Championships

The winning teams in the Under 15 Boys, Under 17 Boys, Under 15 Girls, Under 17 Girls, Men's and Women's divisions shall represent the Province of Ontario in the National Club Championships. If any of these teams refuses to participate in the National Club Championships, its Club shall be fined $2,500.00.

Under 15 Boys and Girls National Championships will be held in Ottawa, Ontario, Under 17 Boys and Girls in Montreal, Quebec, and the Men's and Women's Championships will be held in Surrey, British Columbia.

8. Entry Procedure

Complete all sections of the Online Entry Form and submit by no later than June 9, 2021. For information or questions, please contact your District Ontario Cup Coordinator or District Association listed below.

District Code District Association District Association Office Address District Ontario Cup Coordinator
DT-00-05 Durham Region S.A. 1077 Boundary Road South
Oshawa, Ontario L1J 8P8 
(905) 436-8620
Lesley Hicks
(905) 436-8620
DT-00-26 East Central Ontario S.A. 171A Rink Street, Suite 225
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 2J6 
(705) 876-0296
John Vickers
(905) 372-9509
DT-00-07 Eastern Ontario & District S.A. 1660 Bearbrook Road
Gloucester, Ontario K1B 1C4 
(613) 233-6561
Vicki Lowe
(613) 233-6561 
DT-00-15 Elgin Middlesex S.A. 295 Rectory Street
London, Ontario N5Z 0A3
(519) 668-2391
Jaime Earhart
(519) 668-2391
DT-00-09 Essex County S.A. 9655 McHugh Street
Windsor, Ontario N8P 0A8
(519) 979-9254
Stipe Botica
(519) 735-9678
DT-00-13 Hamilton & District S.A. 777 Garner Rd. E.
Ancaster, Ontario L9K 1J4 
(905) 383-0286
Frank Casale
(905) 516-5780
DT-00-18 Huronia & District S.A. P.O. Box WW02, 80 Bradford St.
Barrie, Ontario L4N 6S7 
(705) 739-6729
Setts Cerilli
(705) 725-8484
DT-00-30 Lambton Kent S.A. 170 McNaughton Avenue West, Unit 4
Chatham, Ontario N7L 1R4 
(519) 354-6257
Mark Merchant
(519) 542-3857
DT-00-20 Niagara S.A. 94 Dunkirk Road, Unit 6
St. Catharines, Ontario L2P 3H4 
(905) 984-8411
Teri Dunleavy
(905) 329-1872
DT-00-23 North York S.A. 75 Carl Hall Rd, 2nd Flr
Toronto, Ontario M3K 2B9
(416) 667-0550
Mandy Aparicio
(416) 712-8253 
DT-00-25 Peel Halton S.A. 5659 McAdam Rd., Unit B3
Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 1N4 
(905) 890-1568
Patty Grassam
(905) 890-1568
DT-00-31 Sault Amateur S.A. 316 Elizabeth St. (Firehall)
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 6J3 
(705) 759-7272
Steve Mazzuca
(705) 941-8095
DT-00-32 Scarborough S.A. 45 Fairfax Cres.
Scarborough, Ontario M1L 1Z6 
(416) 285-8002
Sue Prohaska
(416) 285-8002
DT-00-28 Soccer North D.A. 65 Maple Street South
Timmins, Ontario P4N 1Y6
(705) 264-4020
DT-00-21 Soccer Northeastern Ontario P.O. Box 794
Pembroke, Ontario K8A 6X9 
(613) 635-7765
DT-00-34 Soccer Northwest Ontario 535 Chapples Dr., PO Box 20089
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 6P2
(807) 628-8780
Ken Pytyck
(807) 628-8780
DT-00-19 Southeast Ontario S.A. 35 Terry Fox Drive, Unit 201
Kingston, Ontario K7M 8N4 
(613) 546-6642
Joanie Sagriff
(613) 546-6642
DT-00-04 Southwest Soccer 401 New Dundee Raod
Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2N8 
(519) 894-5965
Daniel Rowe
(519) 894-5965
DT-00-36 Sudbury Regional S.A. 1639 Lasalle Blvd.
Sudbury, Ontario P3A 1Z8
(705) 525-0100
Tammie Thibault
(705) 562-9797
DT-00-17 Toronto S.A. 2700 Dufferin St., Unit 67
Toronto, Ontario M6B 4J3 
(416) 783-7515
Toby Neal
(416) 783-7515
DT-00-27 York Region S.A. 101 Bradwick Drive, Unit 1
Concord, Ontario L4K 1K5
(905) 660-3029
Sandra Hilliker
(905) 660-3029

The above Entry Rules must be read by all Teams and Clubs before entering the Ontario Cup.

By submitting the Entry Form, you are agreeing to all conditions in the Entry Rules.

You are also agreeing to abide by the Competition Rules and administration procedures of the competition.

Welcome to the 2021 Ontario Cup Online Registration

Teams must register online for the 2021 Ontario Cup by June 9, 2021.

The Ontario Cup shall be open to all competitively-registered youth and senior amateur teams
whose clubs are affiliated with Ontario Soccer and to all competitively registered youth and senior amateur teams whose Academies are Ontario Recognized Academies (ORA) and are playing in a District Competitive, Regional or Senior Provincial League.

Teams must have permission from their club to enter the 2021 Ontario Cup.

Entry Form

2021 Ontario Cup Entry Form