Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce the Ontario Registered Academies (ORA) approved by the Ontario Soccer Board of Directors on March 1 for the 2019 season. 54 Academies are now part of the ORA program, with 40 Academies having renewed their ORA status from 2018 and 14 successful new applications.
ORA Academies have demonstrated an ability to meet technical and administrative standards set by Ontario Soccer. The program is designed to identify private academies within Ontario.
47 of the 54 Ontario Registered Academies have committed to participate in the Ontario Academy Soccer League (OASL) in 2019. The OASL is the only competitive Academy league in Ontario, and the only forum for Ontario Recognized Academies to receive full benefits (entitlements) within the Ontario Soccer sanctioned structure.
The 47 Academies committed to the OASL in 2019 are as follows:
The 28 Academies listed below are Ontario Registered Academies (ORA) participating in the OASL as Tier 1 Academies. ORAs playing in the OASL have full entitlements with Ontario Soccer.
The 19 Academies listed below are Ontario Registered Academies (ORA) participating in the OASL as Tier 2 Academies. ORAs playing in the OASL have full entitlements with Ontario Soccer.
Any organizations who were approved by the Ontario Soccer Board of Directors for the ORA program but opted not to play in the OASL for 2019 must register its players and team officials with Ontario Soccer. However, there will be limited conditions, including but not limited to:
Ontario Soccer Clubs or Academies engaging in unsanctioned competition with the seven Academies noted below will be in breach of Ontario Soccer Operational Procedures.
The seven Ontario Registered Academies (ORA) that have opted not to participate in the OASL in 2019 are:
Canada First Academy
Eurostar Football Academy
Toronto Skillz FC
The Ontario Registered Academy (ORA) program will not be accepting new applications for 2020. A comprehensive review of the ORA program is currently underway and will continue over the next several months. This includes detailed evaluation of the OASL Pilot Project and further consideration of the Academy integration within the Ontario Soccer structure.
More information will be provided in 2020 when available.
Senior Coordinator, Academies
Phone: 905-264-9390 Ext 229