Let's celebrate and support Carol for becoming a member of Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame.
A person "who helped shape the City’s sport scene in the past, and who will help us celebrate our sporting heritage in the future."
WHEN: Wednesday, September 27, 2023
TIME: 5PM - 10 PM
WHERE: Horticulture Building
1525 Princess Patricia Way Ottawa, ON K1S
We love it when it’s obvious that coaches care about their players more than they do about winning.
When U11 teams from Seaway Valley Soccer Club and West Ottawa Soccer Club realized that they were going to have an unfair match up for a game, the coaches got together and came up with a plan that saw both teams have a great experience.
In Grassroots soccer (U8 to U12) one of the reasons we don't keep score is so that coaches feel empowered to adjust the game however it needs so that the players have a good, safe experience. We know that parents and players keep score anyway, but the game is about so much more than that.
"it made all the difference in the world surrounded by positive and encouraging people”.
Well done, Rob, Binh, Mindy and Kwame.
Thank you for being ambassadors of player focused soccer
Ontario Soccer is embracing all, who love and play the game, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.
Please find the new additional coaching requirements here:
Grassroots Community/ Recreational Soccer Coaches (U8-U12) are to obtain: Coaching Soccer in Canada, which can be accessed through purchasing one of the LTPD courses offered by Ontario Soccer. You can find them here.
*find both of these courses in the multi-sport section on Coach.ca*
Check out our map to find all of the Clubs within the EODSA.
Taking the next step forward in improving the game in Eastern Ontario, the EODSA is proud to announce that it has partnered with Jason Beckford as our first Technical Lead and Committee Chair.
Jason has a stellar resume, including professional play with Manchester City FC from 1986 to 1992. In addition to playing, Jason has his UEFA A coaching license and his Canada Soccer Youth and Children’s Licenses. He has coached at Manchester City, Bolton Wanderers and was a Manchester FA Licensed Tutor where Jason began his specialization in Coach training. Jason is currently an Ontario Soccer Master Learning Facilitator and Coach Developer and has delivered parts of Canada Soccer’s National C and B License courses.
The EODSA is on a year long mission to modernize its governance and membership documents and policy framework. While we work on those important pieces, we cannot forget that it is the development of the player that is always our guiding principle. Having Jason address the technical and logistical side of the youth game at the same time will, in the near future, see the EODSA in a leading role in soccer in Ontario.
Please join us in welcoming Jason to the EODSA.
OSCAR - our new digital ID system
AS OF JANUARY 9th, 2023 WE WILL NO LONGER BE PROCESSING ID CARDS THROUGH OUR WEBSITE
Firstly, we would like to thank you all in advance for your patience and understanding while we transition to this new process.
ID cards will now be done using Oscar. Ontario Soccer recognizes this method as an approved ID method and so it will be accepted by all leagues, tournaments and events within Ontario.
The Sports Engine Team Roster Reports (TRRs) have a place for the player and coach photos. The TRR will go with the game sheet to every competition that the team attends. Nothing else is required and this is your full proof of eligibility.
How do I get my new card? In order to obtain or renew your card, please send your photo to your club registrar.
For new players- supply this at registration.
Adult Only Clubs
For now please use your Drivers license until further notice. Exception: If a tournament doesn't accept that form of identification, then follow the new ID process.
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