Membership Benefits

The strength of the Ontario Soccer is rooted in its dedicated membership and its more than a century of involvement in developing and promoting the game of soccer in Ontario. The expert support the Ontario Soccer offers has helped to make soccer the sport of choice in Ontario for generations. Ontario Soccer continues to deliver a range of benefits to its members, including:

• An infrastructure that ensures players can participate in fun, safe, and healthy organized soccer at an appropriate age and skill level
• Coaching clinics through the Coach Development
• Program - which provide new coaches with an important first step - and coaching certification
• Player development through the District, Regional, and Provincial All-Star Programs
• Referee and volunteer training to ensure players have an enjoyable soccer experience
• Resources for organizational development
• technical expertise, and benefits for District and Club staff
•Access to quality facilities, training, resources, and clinics that meet standards set by the Ontario Soccer
• Setting the standard for rules, policies, and procedures for the entire province
• Harassment prevention program for members so that parents know their children are protected
• Opportunities to play across Ontario and Canada in exhibition games and tournaments that set the bar for excellence

• Developing policy documents
• Operational support
• Organizational development support
• Lobbying with a collective voice
• Constitution / Rules development (club & league)
• Club Excellence program
• Risk management assessment
• Volunteer screening initiative
• Discipline training
• Dispute and appeal resolution assistance

• Training and development for Provincial All-Star Teams
• Player identification for national teams program
• Regional player development program
• On-field medical strength and conditioning program
• Licensed coaching staff
• National All-Star championships
• Canada Games Program
• Relationship with Toronto FC

• Access to development courses for new referees
• Referee sanctioned games and tournaments
• Refresher courses and fitness testing
• Assessment program for provincial referees
• Assessment program for entry-level referees
• Liability insurance
• Access to futsal referee courses

• Liability, dental, optical and medical expenses not covered by OHIP or private policies
• Protection for players, coaches, managers, volunteers, referees, board members
• All sanctioned activities within Canada and United States
• International travel available
• Special event insurance / 3rd party certification available

• National Coaching Certification Program
o Provincial B License
o Pre B Course
o Advanced
o Soccer For Life Coach
o Learning To Train Coach
o Fundamentals Coach
o Active Start Coach
• Regional coach program
• Mini soccer
• Goal-keeper training
• Provincial coaching conference
• Community coaching sessions
• Club development support

• Player registration and league management support
• Access to all Ontario senior and youth leagues
• Sanctioning of leagues
• Sanctioning of tournaments
• Ontario Cups - outdoor, futsal and indoor
• Access to sanctioned tournaments (in and out of province)
• Permission to travel out of province
• Access to certified officials
• Access to participation in national club championships

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