Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce the Ontario Recognized 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 Recognized 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 Academy 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 Recognized 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 Recognized 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 Recognized Academies (ORA) that have opted not to participate in the OASL in 2019 are:
Canada First Academy
Eurostar Football Academy
Toronto Skillz FC
Ontario Soccer is no longer accepting Ontario Recognized Academy (ORA) applications, as the January 18, 2019 deadline has passed.
The ORA program is currently under review, and future ORA application deadlines, requirements, and submission protocols are to be determined.
Senior Coordinator, Academies
Phone: 905-264-9390 Ext 229