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Canada Soccer Nation Inside launches to connect Canadian soccer community

Posted on 30 March 2020 in Canadian Soccer Association

As part of an ongoing effort to encourage, engage and motivate the Canadian soccer community, Canada Soccer has launched the Canada Soccer Nation Inside platform to unite players, coaches, referees, volunteers, and fans who are doing their part to stay inside and off the pitch. The platform will pro More

Canada Soccer cancels upcoming home international matches in British Columbia

Posted on 13 March 2020 in Canadian Soccer Association

With the best interest of the safety of players, coaches, officials, staff, and fans, Canada Soccer has canceled upcoming home international matches in British Columbia on the FIFA calendar. The three affected matches are 27 and 31 March on Vancouver Island at Westhills Stadium and 14 April in Vanco More

Canada Soccer announces suspension of all sanctioned soccer as precaution against COVID-19

Posted on 13 March 2020 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer has suspended all sanctioned soccer activities with immediate effect after consultation with the Canada Soccer Sport Medicine Committee, public health authorities and the Provincial and Territorial Member Associations. The Canada Soccer decision impacts all domestic soccer activity as More

Canada Soccer COVID-19 update

Posted on 12 March 2020 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer values the safety of its players, coaches, officials, staff and fans as its highest priority. As the national governing body for the sport of soccer in the country, we have been and will continue to closely monitor all COVID-19 developments in consultation with the Public Health Agenc More

Canada Soccer re-iterates grassroots policy on header training

Posted on 27 February 2020 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer’s Sport Medicine Committee and Technical Department defined the rules for heading a soccer ball ahead of the 2010 season as part of its work to publish its Wellness to World Cup document that defined the organization’s Long-Term Player Development program.The policy restric More

Canada Soccer announces Club Licensing Program awards

Posted on 21 February 2020 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer has announced an initial cohort of 13 Canada Soccer National Youth Club Licence Program Provincial/Territorial Youth Club Licence - Level 1 holders and eight Quality Soccer Provider clubs in Ontario, three Quality Soccer Providers in Manitoba and one in Nova Scotia. The announcement fo More

Canada Soccer to introduce eNational Team roster for FIFA eNations Cup 2020

Posted on 4 February 2020 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer is pleased to announce that it will select a roster for the April 2020 FIFA eNations Cup 2020. The FIFA eNations Cup™ will take place from 22-24 May 2020 in Denmark and is the second edition of FIFA’s official international competition with France finishing on top at the in More

Canada Soccer announces new Club Licensing Program awards

Posted on 1 February 2020 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer has announced eight new National Youth Club Licence holders in Ontario and British Columbia, as well as the initial twelve Quality Soccer Provider clubs in Saskatchewan and one club in Manitoba. The announcement follows the initial cohort of 39 National Youth Club Licence holders in Ju More

The Decade in Review – 30 big moments for Canadian soccer from the past 10 years

Posted on 31 December 2019 in Canadian Soccer Association

It has been an incredible decade of growth for the beautiful game in Canada, from winning a Concacaf Women's Championship and reaching the podium in back-to-back Olympic Games to hosting the world's biggest women's sporting event, setting global and national attendance records, and securing the bid More

Canada Soccer's National Teams Year in Review

Posted on 30 December 2019 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer's National Teams had another positive year on the international stage with a combined 2019 record of 14 wins, three draws, and seven losses across 24 "A" matches between the Men's National Team and Women's National Team. The year included participation in a seventh-consecutiv More

Statement from Canada Soccer

Posted on 20 December 2019 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer accepts the findings of the Sport and Law Strategy Group December 2019 report related to Vancouver Whitecaps Safe Sport Practices which included a review of the handling of the removal of the club’s Head Coach who also served as Canada Soccer’s 2008 Women’s National More

Historic victory over USA by Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team tops 2019 Canada Soccer Moments

Posted on 19 December 2019 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s historic 2:0 Concacaf Nations League defeat of rival USA at BMO Field on 15 October has been named as the top 2019 Canada Soccer Moment. The victory marked the first time the Men’s National Team registered a victory over the United States More

Canada Soccer looking for candidates to serve on the Board of Directors starting May 2020

Posted on 18 November 2019 in Canadian Soccer Association

The Nominations Committee of the Canada Soccer Board of Directors calls for nominations for the positions of President (for a four-year term), as well as Director (elected) and Director (independent) for three-year terms commencing after the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Members.The current call for no More

Canada Soccer statement regarding Ottawa Fury FC announcement

Posted on 8 November 2019 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer is extremely disappointed with the announcement that the Ottawa Fury FC will suspend operations. As the national governing body for the sport of soccer in Canada, we have always supported the growth and development of all levels of soccer, including the professional game in our countr More

Canada Soccer’s Discipline Committee to respond to claims for wrongful dismissal in CPL Final

Posted on 28 October 2019 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer today confirmed that, following the first leg of the Canadian Premier League Final between Hamilton’s Forge FC and Calgary’s Cavalry FC on Saturday 26 October 2019 in Hamilton, an intention to claim for wrongful dismissal was received in respect of Tristan Borges of Forge F More

Canada Soccer announces fines, suspensions following 28 Sept York9 FC v Cavalry FC match

Posted on 8 October 2019 in Canadian Soccer Association

Following the York9 FC v Cavalry FC Canadian Premier League match on Saturday 28 September 2019, Canada Soccer’s Disciplinary Committee announced that Cavalry Head Coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr. and midfielder Nikolas Ledgerwood of Cavalry FC and goalkeeper coach Camilo Benzi of York9 FC were charge More

Canada Soccer Disciplinary Committe rules on Canadian Championship QR2 allegations of racial comments

Posted on 26 August 2019 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer's Disciplinary Committee has announced its decision related to the allegations of racial comments made at the completion of opening leg of the Canadian Championship Qualifying Round 2 Match 5 between Forge FC and Cavalry FC held Tuesday 4 June 2019 at Tim Horton Field, Hamilton, ON.Mr More

Canada Soccer announces 39 first-ever National Youth Club Licence holders

Posted on 31 July 2019 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer is pleased to announce that 39 clubs in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario have been provisionally granted the Canada Soccer National Youth Club Licence. As the highest amateur youth club designation in the Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program, the National Youth Club Licence More

Canada Soccer Disciplinary Committe rules on Canadian Championship QR2 mass confrontation

Posted on 4 July 2019 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer's Disciplinary Committee has announced its decisions related to the mass confrontation at the completion of opening leg of the Canadian Championship Qualifying Round 2 Match 5 between Forge FC and Cavalry FC held Tuesday 4 June 2019 at Tim Horton Field, Hamilton, ON.Forge FC and Cavalr More

Canada Soccer opens investigation into allegations of racial comments

Posted on 12 June 2019 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer is investigating allegations that racial comments were made at the end of the Canadian Championship match Forge FC v Cavalry FC on 4 June.This investigation is separate and distinct from the charges already laid by Canada Soccer upon both teams for failing to ensure their players and/o More

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As part of an ongoing effort to encourage, engage and motivate the Canadian soccer community, Canada Soccer has launched the Canada Soccer Nation Inside platform to unite players, coaches, referees, volunteers, and fans who are doing their part to stay inside and off the pitch. The platform will provide unique online content as well as support public health authority messaging in the effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 across our communities.

Online education will kick off this week with Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Head Coach and Men’s EXCEL Program Director John Herdman and his staff delivering a Men’s EXCEL 101 webinar that will provide knowledge and insight to coach and player development within the Men’s EXCEL Program. The free webinar runs online this Saturday 4 April starting at 15.00 ET / 12.00 PT with registration available at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2Z0-Z55NS0WH9Tnw5ZAFTw. In a time when all of Canada has committed to staying off the pitch, the webinar offers coaches an opportunity to continue their development.

“During this challenging time, Canada Soccer Nation needs to be stronger than ever while supporting our government’s efforts to flatten the curve of this ongoing global pandemic,” said Steven Reed, Canada Soccer President. “We can see through all the great photos and videos being shared that everyone is doing their best to keep soccer in their day-to-day lives. Until we are back on the pitch, Canada Soccer Nation Inside will celebrate our collective love for the game.”

For as long as it takes, Canada Soccer will bring the sport to Canadians in their homes through online education, National Team player features and access, grassroots activities, and digital engagement. Canada Soccer will also continue to share updated information available through the relevant governing bodies and public health agencies as well as updates from Provincial and Territorial Member Associations.
 

Canada Soccer has suspended all sanctioned soccer activities with immediate effect after consultation with the Canada Soccer Sport Medicine Committee, public health authorities and the Provincial and Territorial Member Associations. The Canada Soccer decision impacts all domestic soccer activity as well as National Teams across all age groups with the decision crucial to ensure the safety of our players, coaches, officials, staff and fans.

“Given the extraordinary nature of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation and after close dialogue with our membership and public health authorities, Canada Soccer has taken the necessary decision to suspend all domestic soccer activity as well as National Team programming to ensure the well being of all involved,” said Steven Reed, Canada Soccer President.

Canada Soccer previously announced the cancellation of upcoming home matches for both the Men’s and Women’s National Teams scheduled for British Columbia on March 27 and 31 on Vancouver Island and April 14 in Vancouver respectively. The 2020 Canada Soccer Futsal Canadian Championship scheduled for April 2-4 in Kingston, Ontario is also cancelled and will be held in Spring 2021. In addition, no other National Team programming either domestically or abroad including Para and Futsal will take place until further notice. The U23 Men’s National Team scheduled to play in the Concacaf Olympic Qualifiers later this month in Mexico will await direction from Concacaf on the qualification process given the official postponement of the competition.

The Canada Soccer Super REX Centre in Markham has also been closed effective immediately.

All coaching courses and any referee programming has been postponed until at least the end of April and no in person Board or Committee meetings will be held. Travel approvals for all professional and amateur teams will be rescinded until further notice with no travel permitted for teams outside of Canada. In addition, any team that is already out of the country will be required to adhere to the quarantine regulations of their respective provinces or territories as well as the Government of Canada.

“As part of our ongoing responsibilities, the Canada Soccer Medical Committee has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation with public health authorities to provide direction for all Canada Soccer programs and events,” said Dr. Andrew Pipe, Chair, Canada Soccer Medicine Committee. “In order to protect the safety of our participants and contribute to the global effort to curb the spread of the disease, the suspension of all soccer activity for the foreseeable future is crucial.”

Canada Soccer has been and will continue to closely monitor all COVID-19 developments in consultation with all public health authorities and relevant governing bodies and provide updates.

With the best interest of the safety of players, coaches, officials, staff, and fans, Canada Soccer has canceled upcoming home international matches in British Columbia on the FIFA calendar. The three affected matches are 27 and 31 March on Vancouver Island at Westhills Stadium and 14 April in Vancouver at BC Place.

Fans and groups that have purchased tickets to these matches will be eligible for a full refund and can expect to be contacted directly.

The Men's National Team were scheduled to play Trinidad and Tobago on 27 March and 31 March while the Women's National Team were scheduled to play Australia on 14 April.

As the national governing body for the sport of soccer in the country, Canada Soccer has been and will continue to closely monitor all COVID-19 developments in consultation with the Public Health Agency of Canada and relevant governing bodies through the Canada Soccer Sport Medicine Committee.

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