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Our Ontario Soccer family is deeply saddened to inform the Membership today that Gary Miller, Director of Soccer Operations of Ontario Soccer, has passed away at the age of 63.
Gary leaves behind a tremendous legacy on the sport of soccer in Canada, holding multiple tenures at Ontario Soccer, Canada Soccer and a number of other influential organizations over his illustrious career. Gary is a close friend to many in the soccer community.
For Ontario Soccer he served as a Schools Program Coordinator (1983-1985), Technical Director (1985-1990), Director of High Performance (1992-1994) and most recently as the Director of Soccer Operations (2015-2020).
As well, Gary was appointed as the High Performance Director at the Canadian Soccer Association (1990-1992), the Director of Soccer Operations at the American Scholarship Assistance Program (1994-1997) and the owner/operator, along with his wife Cindy, of Bryst Academy (1997-2015).
Gary will be remembered for his dedication to advance soccer, in all capacities, across Ontario and Canada and he will be greatly missed by his colleagues and those whose lives he impacted.
Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to his wife Cindy, daughters Stephanie, Briana and son Ryan.
Ontario Soccer is announcing today May 11th, that all sanctioned in-person soccer events and activities for the month of June have been cancelled or postponed.
April 25, 2020
We trust that all of you are fairing well during this crisis and that, like us you are focused on a Return To Play date.
As you are well aware Ontario Soccer has extended the sanctioning prohibition through the end of May. The league staff had prepared schedules based on June 1st and June 15th start dates, however with most municipalities announcing field closures until July 1st, we have adjusted.
Clearly, much of our modelling is based on key factors:
These are all unknowns which impact planning for the season.
What we have determined:
At this point we can only anticipate a date and be prepared to react to that announcement.
We wish you and your members the very best, be well.
Golden Horseshoe S.L. Board of Directors
April 25, 2020
Friends in soccer.
On behalf of the staff and the Board of Directors of the Peel Halton Soccer Association, we would like to thank you for your continued support and participation in the beautiful game during these difficult times. Like all of you we remain focused on the needs of our community and safety for all. We continue to plan in anticipation of the notice for Return to Play.
We would like to take this opportunity to update you on a few league specific items for both the District Youth League U13-U18 and the Grassroots U8-U12 Development League.
Once Ontario Soccer has reached a decision in identifying a Return to Play date, we will be able to apply a model we have developed for the season.
League staff will be in communication with each of you to confirm your entries in both the Development and Youth Leagues.
League staff will confirm your field permits and advise of potential additional dates needed to complete a season.
Once confirmations are received, we will proceed with scheduling. In view of the abbreviated season we will be cancelling the League Cup for 2020 to reduce the field demand and allow us to get league games completed. Our current model uses a July 2nd start that will allow us to complete YPHDL (U13-U17) by the end of September. For the Development League we have developed 2 models. One for a nine-weekend schedule and the second for a seven-weekend schedule. This would extend the season into September. Options will be discussed once the Return to Play is given.
With the announcements cancelling U21 programs we have received a number of inquiries asking if we would be able to offer under 21 this year. Certainly, we will consider this once the Return to Play date is received. Staff will circulate a questionnaire to see potential registration and field assignment to facilitate an under 21 program. If you think that you may have teams interested in this age group, please communicate the possibility to the office.
For the Development League
Once we have the season underway the league will complete a review and recalculation of league fees based on the abbreviated season.
The league is looking to support you in your efforts to serve your members. Collectively, we can deliver a quality Outdoor program in 2020. We understand the strain that this outbreak has placed on clubs, parents and your players. We thank you once again for your support and your service to the community.
Be well, be safe and we look forward to the return of the beautiful game.
Peel Halton SA
Staff & BOD
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Futsal has been part of Peel Halton's key initatives for the past six years. We struggled to get the Futsal program under way but with Futsal Club Toronto becoming a member Club in the District and TD's and coaches seeing the value in the game, we are growing every year.
We had teams in competition from U9 this year and many of the age divisions champions were decided in their final matches.
Peel Halton will be a key part of the Ontario Soccer initiative to build Futsal across the province.
Providing meaningful competition is the primary function of leagues under the Ontario Soccer umbrella.
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6625 Kitimat Road Unit 46
Mississauga, ON L5N 6J1
PHSA has moved from the offices at 5659 McAdam into our new facility at 6625 Kitmat Drive Unit 46 in Mississauga.
Our new office are being set up and will be opened in a week. In the mean time the staff are taking your calls and e-mails remotely.
Vital Information for players, parents and Coaches including the new Canada Soccer Concussion Policy which has been adopted by Ontario Soccer and Peel Halton.
Review the materials on Rowen's Law and your resonsabilities under this provincial legislation
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The new Ontario Soccer Club & Academy Registry is operational. To assist registrars in navigating the system there are a number of resources available to assist. For more information. CLICK HERE