Ottawa City Soccer Club News | Jan 8, 2021

Winter Soccer on Pause

Hi OCSC Families,
Happy New year! 

I’m light of recent announcements from the Province related to new COVID restrictions made today, we wanted to keep you up to date on what this means for the OCSC.

Effective January 3rd, all OCSC programming will be paused until at least January 26th when facilities are set to re-open.

This few-week pause is based on information currently available and can change at any given time. Our go-forward plans will be dependent on facilities re-opening and any guidance/directives provided by our governing bodies (Government of Ontario, Ottawa Public Health, Ontario Soccer).

We understand how challenging this has been to our program and we appreciate your patience & understanding over the past few weeks. We appreciate everything our Coaches have done to keep our players both active & safe!!

This is disappointing for so many, but know that we will get through this together and we will return from this in an effort to finish our Winter programs.

We will keep you up to date on the latest during this time should new developments occur.
Once we have a definite return date, we will communicate plans for missed sessions at that time.

Thanks, everyone for your patience and understanding.

Welcome, Isla Naude to the OCSC family! 

Eduan and his wife Marlize welcomed Isla Kathleen Naude at 12:56pm on the 4th of January 2022! 

Congratulations Marlize and Eduan!

Canada Soccer Youth Club Licensing Program

Canada Soccer has announced the Q4 2021 cohort of new club entrants into its National Youth Club Licensing Program. The addition of 80 clubs includes Quality Soccer Provider and Member Association Level 1 levels of the program in Quebec as well as new entrants from Ontario and Alberta.

“We applaud the efforts of all involved in the work to join Canada Soccer’s Youth Club Licensing Program which is an ambitious standards-based classification program implemented to drive club development in Canadian soccer,” said Dr. Nick Bontis, Canada Soccer President. “The admission of the remaining Quebec-based clubs and continued growth of the program ensures that safe sport and inclusivity pillars are embedded in the fabric of clubs and academies across the country and that participants are in developmentally appropriate training environments from coast-to-coast.”

Member Association Level 2 -  Ontario

Ottawa City Soccer Club

As we continue to raise the bar on our club standards, OCSC will strive for it’s Canada Soccer National Youth License in the Fall of 2022

Share your Best OCSC Moments in 2021 

As we look back at this previous year, we wanted to share the best moments on our social media. We are encouraging everyone to submit their nomination for their most memorable moment of the past year for a chance to be voted by our members and followers as OCSC's best moment of 2021! We are looking for photos or videos of gameplay (your team's best goal, an individual moment of brilliance, team move), happiest moment in OCSC gear, etc. 

Submission instructions:

1. Send your nominations to by January 15th.

2. To clip videos on Veo:

- Click "Create" in the All Highlights sidebar when viewing your video.
- Select a tag for your highlight (i.e., Attack, Defence, Goal, Individual Outplay, etc.)
- Select the timeframe for your clip. Ensure the clip is as short as possible while showing the entire action.
- Add a comment if you want.
- Select the visibility as Public so I can find it!
- When finished, click "Create Highlight".
- After this, you'll be able to download the highlight.

3. Pictures submitted must be with visible OCSC gear, and given a short caption for context.

4. Consent to having your photo shared on the club's socials.

Partnership with Nike

Ottawa City Soccer Club (OCSC) is proud to announce its partnership with Surf Club Sports (San Diego, CA) and SoccerX. 
As part of this program, all OCSC coaches and players will wear the Surf badge on their club apparel program. Members will be outfitted in Nike uniform kit and sideline apparel which will be organized and provided by SoccerX, will have designated kits for general club members and coaches, and Surf Select gear for the premier players who take part in the Surf Select program.

Introducing our NEW home and away game kit!  

The Nike kit is available to order now for all Premier Players, and we are very happy that we are able to offer Female, Male, and Youth sizing.  All orders will be shipped directly to your home from SoccerX.

Details on what and how to order are available here;
Orders have been shipping and the kit looks sharp on our players & coaches! 

2022 March Break & Summer Camps

March Break and Summer Camp details will be available in late January.  

2022 Competitive Programming

Details for the 2022 Summer season will be available in late January.  We will provide the framework, and will make any necessary adjustments due to COVID.

2022 Recreational Programs

Details for the 2022 Summer season will be available in late January.  We will provide the framework, and will make any necessary adjustments due to COVID. 
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