Membership Benefits

THE ONTARIO SOCCER ASSOCIATION

Membership Benefits

The strength of the OSA 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 OSA offers has helped to make soccer the sport of choice in Ontario for generations. The OSA 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 OSA
• 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

GOVERNANCE SUPPORT
• 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


PROVINCIAL TEAM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
• 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

REFEREE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
• 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

INSURANCE PROGRAM
• 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

COACH DEVELOPMENT
• 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

PARTICIPATION IN SANCTIONED TOURNAMENTS
• 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

SWRSA Office Hours:
Monday to Wednesday   9am - 5pm
Thursday                         10am - 6pm
Friday                                 8am - 4pm

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