York Region
Soccer Association
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Concord, ON
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Youth Member
Clubs 2013

Aurora Youth SC
East Gwillimbury SC
Glen Shields FC
King United SC
Kleinburg-Nobleton SC
Lake Simcoe SC
Markham SC
Newmarket SC
Oak Ridges SC
Richmond Hill SC
Thornhill SC
Unionville Miliken SC
Vaughan SC
Woodbridge SC
Whitchurch-Stouffville SC

Adult Member
Clubs 2013

Aurora SC Inc.
Mount Albert Lions SC
Newmarket & District SC
Veneto Lions
Woodbridge Italia
YR Hellenics
YR Shooters


Latest District News

New! Laws of the Game (LOTG) Session for Coaches
Thursday, May 1, 2014 | 7 PM - 9 PM
Cost: $45 per person
Location: YRSA Offices - 101 Bradwick Drive, Concord

Emergency First Aid | CPR Course
Saturday, April 26th, 2014 | 8 AM - 6 PM
Cost: $150 per person
Location: YRSA Offices - 101 Bradwick Drive, Concord

Includes Emergency First Aid, all levels of CPR & Defibrillation, plus 2 additional hours of soccer specific content including head, spinal, bone, muscle and joint injury. Participants receive official certification upon the completion of the course (effective for 3 yrs). Light lunch included. No refund for cancellation or inability to attend. Participants need to stay for the whole duration of the course, as this is one of the requirements. 

 Make Ethical Decisions (MED) Session for Coaches
Saturday, May 3, 2014 | 9 AM - 12:30 PM
Cost: $50 per person
Location: YRSA Offices - 101 Bradwick Drive, Concord

Suitable for all soccer coaches. Course Length: 3.5 hrs. By successfully completing the Make Ethical Decisions workshop you will be fully equipped to handle virtually any ethical situation with confidence and surety. 

Discipline & Appeals Course
Saturday, May 10th, 2014 | 9 AM - 5 PM
Cost: $50 per person
Location: YRSA Offices - 101 Bradwick Drive, Concord

A Level 1 Discipline & Appeals Certification Course, that will help interested participants become familiar with OSA policies and procedures. Upon successful completion of a cumulative exam after the session, the OSA will issue an official certificate. Light lunch included. No refunds for cancellation or inability to attend.

YRSA Appoints Erik Stoffelshaus as new District Technical Director

The Board of Directors for the York Region Soccer Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Erik Stoffelshaus as the new District Technical Director commencing immediately.

With more than a decade with German Bundesliga Club FC Schalke 04, and most recently as TD for one of Canada's largest youth soccer clubs (West Ottawa Soccer Club), Erik brings a combination of extensive youth coaching experience and a keen understanding of both Long Term Player Development (LTPD) principles and coaching development to York Region. 

Erik is ecstatic with the opportunity to bring his brand of football to York Region, one of the largest districts in Ontario. "As a leader with a proven track record of transparency, team work, and change management and someone with both big picture thinking and attention to detail, I am very intrigued by the opportunity to work with the YRSA to affect profound and long-lasting success for the association, as a future leader of the sport in the province, the country and beyond." states Stoffelshaus. 

In addition to his 20+ years of extensive coaching experience, Erik was also an avid player for 20 years in Germany, playing exclusively with TuS Union 09 Muelheim.

He holds a Master's Degree in Sport Science from Ruhr University Bochum (Germany) and obtained a UEFA-A-Licence Diploma with the German Football Association (DFB). 

As the new YRSA Technical Director, Erik is responsible for the promotion and development of soccer at all levels within our district. Please join us in welcoming Erik Stoffelshaus in his new position.

A Guide to Effective Communication for Youth Soccer Coaches
Michael Langlois has drawn on more than 35 years as a communications professional—and almost as many as a sports parent—to create “A Guide to Effective Communication for Youth Soccer Coaches”.  This new eBook provides youth coaches with a series of simple but practical and effective tips to help them in their interaction not only with their players but with parents as well. The book explains how coaches can help build confidence and character in their players and is geared especially to those who coach youngsters from the U10-U16 age groups, though the valuable insights provided should help any youth coach.

YRSA Awarded $202,000 Trillium Grant
Recently, the Ontario Trillium Foundation awarded the YRSA $202,000 over three years
to support the technical director position in order to guide and assist member clubs in adapting the national LTPD program. Along with enhancing the skills and knowledge of volunteer coaches, clinics and camp programs for children will be offered that will
increase participation and reduce drop-out rates.

The OPDL (Ontario Player Development League) is an exciting, new high performance youth soccer league in Ontario. Launching in 2014, the OPDL is where the province's top youth soccer talent will play and develop. The League will showcase the highest level of competition in Ontario youth soccer. Talent participating will be trained by Ontario's best, professional coaches in clubs that meet the highest quality levels. >>>More...
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New! YRSA Refereee appointed to CSA National List of Match Officials for 2014!
Peter Pendli - a member of the YRSA's referee Committee from the Thornhill SC has been invited to join the CSA's National List of Match Officials for 2014. Petere's appointment brings the YRSA to 3 National Level Referees. He joins Gianni Facchini and David Barrie from this district as well. 


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CSL & CGSL League News

This is to advise you that at its May 15, 2013 meeting, the OSA’s Central Region League Management Committee approved the League Structure and the Under‐13 (U13) Division Team Placements for the Central Soccer League (CSL) and Central Girls Soccer League (CGSL) in the 2014 Season. >>>More...



OSA & CSA News

Canadian Soccer Association’s position on allowing turbans/patkas/keski
on the soccer field
| 6 June 2013
The Canadian Soccer Association wishes to strongly reaffirm its position of allowing the wearing of turbans/patkas/keski by soccer players. The initial decision taken by the Canadian Soccer Association Board of Directors was communicated to all Provincial and Territorial members on 11 April 2013 and has since been successfully applied across Canada, with the exception of Quebec where the Quebec Soccer Federation recently voted to institute a ban on turbans. “As an unequivocal majority of our membership agrees with our approach and has safely instituted it within their respective soccer communities, we expect the Quebec Soccer Federation to do the same,” said Victor Montagliani, President of the Canadian Soccer Association. “The Canadian Soccer Association is committed to making soccer accessible to the largest number of Canadians and will continue to work towards resolving this important and sensitive issue in a timely fashion,” Montagliani added.

OSA President Elaborates on LTPD & "Scoreless Soccer" >>>More ...

Working Through The Questions Raised About LTPD>>>More ...

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