Eastern Ontario Soccer League

EODSA letter to parents and spectators final 2024Download

Eastern Ontario Soccer League
Regional, District and Development
Outdoor 2024 Program

Divisions:

U9 PremierDevelopment 1Development 2
U10 PremierDevelopment 1Development 2
U11 PremierDevelopment 1Development 2
U12 PremierDevelopment 1Development 2
U13 RegionalCompetitive 1Comp2 
U14 RegionalCompetitive 1 
U15 RegionalCompetitive 1Comp2 
U16 RegionalCompetitive 1 
U17/18 RegionalCompetitive 1Comp2 
For U13 to U18, Comp 1 and Comp 2 combined where required.

Game Days 

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday
U9PBU9D1
BU9D2
GU9D1
GU9D2
U10PGU10D1
GU10D2
BU10D1
BU10D2
U11PBU11D1
BU11D2
GU11D1
GU11D2
U12PGU12D1
GU12D2
BU12 D1
BU12D2
U13RU13C1U13/14C2
U14RU14C2U14C1
U15C2GU15/16C1U15R
U16RBU16C1/C2
U17C1
GU17/18C1
U16/U17/U18C2
BU17/18RGU17/U18RU18C1
Grassroots Premier games will now play home and away on Sunday evenings

Game Times

For all weeknight games standard kick-off times will be as follows:

*Later kick-off times will be permitted only on fields with lights.  The latest permissible kick-off time on fields with lights will be 20:30.

Weeks (Week starts on Monday):

WeekStarts
120-May
227-May
303-Jun
410-Jun
517-Jun
624-Jun
701-Jul
818-Jul
915-Jul
2 week break
105-Aug
1112-Aug
1219- Aug
1326-Aug
142-Sep

U18 games will conclude by August 18th – they can start a week early if teams would like

Fee:

$330.00 per District and Development team
$380.00 per Regional team

Application Deadline:

March 24th

U8 Program:

The U8 program is being operated by Clubs during their festivals. Be sure to include U8 in your festival applications.

Ontario Soccer is proud to pave the way for a cultural change in treatment of Match Officials through the No Ref, No Game program.

No Ref, No Game strives to stop the cycle of abuse and bullying towards match officials through culture change.

Click here to find out more

Match Official (Referee) retention and recruitment numbers has seen a drastic depletion of officials at all levels.

Although historically low in all sports, if they continue at current levels, they will threaten the viability of our game. When surveyed, the number one reason for Match Officials not returning to the game is maltreatment. Research also confirms that Match Officials are at increased risk for mental health challenges.

At Ontario Soccer, we strive to create programming and policy that will protect our Match Officials from the physical and mental health impacts of bullying and harassment.  As such we, are announcing a multi-year program surrounding Match Official Bullying and Harassment that will holistically address policy and discipline changes and public/participant education.  This will be supported by a marketing and awareness campaign.  We will gather input from the officiating community through focus groups, surveys and meetings. Additional research and data from University and Research partners will drive change throughout all levels of the game in Ontario.

As a first step in this program, we are releasing our Charter of Match Officials; one signed by the Ontario Soccer Board of Directors, and the other signed by our District Association Leaders. These Charters are a small first step in addressing the change in perspective, and adjustment to the current culture.  By signing these charters, our membership leaders are publicly committing to supporting our Match Officials with “a zero-tolerance approach and to delivering the anti-bullying and harassment programs we are developing.

Click here to view the Charter and for more program information.

In addition to this Charter, more resources will be released in the coming weeks and months.

If you have any questions, please contact Nicky Pearson, Sr. Manager of Match Officials Development npearson@ontariosoccer.net.

Please read - Important message from Vicki Lowe, Executive Director concerning team official behaviour

Thank you to all who where able to attend the meeting today. A copy of the slides along with the recording of the meeting can be found on our website under Club & Team Manuals.