FAMILY DAY PROGRAM & FACILITY INFORMATION

The Pine Glen Soccer Centre is open on Monday, February 18, 2019.

Please note that there is no U5-U6 Active Start/FUNdamentals session scheduled on Family Day.

All other programs should refer to their specific schedules and contact their coaches/captains with any questions.

Have a fantastic Family Day!

 

Program Cancellation & Facility Closure - Tuesday, February 12

All programs are cancelled and the Pine Glen Soccer Centre and the offices of the Oakville Soccer Club are closed today (Tuesday, February 12, 2019) due to inclement weather. 

This cancellation and closure includes all scheduled programs and rentals at the Pine Glen Soccer Centre as well as all training sessions scheduled to take place in school gymnasiums.

Stay safe, everyone!

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Posted: 9:00 a.m.

FAMILY DAY SOCCER

Join OSC for  FREE Family Soccer Fun on Family Day!

From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. the indoor fields of the Pine Glen Soccer Club will be open for families to enjoy some fun and interactive games!

Enjoy family soccer games, obstacle & skill courses, and other fun games and contests throughout the day.
Suitable for participants of all ages.

The first 100 kids to arrive will receive a free t-shirt thanks to our generous event sponsor Entripy.com!

OSC Family Day Soccer
Monday, February 18, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Drop in any time!
Pine Glen Soccer Centre - 1520 Pine Glen Road 
Suitable for all ages! Everyone is welcome! No soccer experience necessary!

See you there!

family day soccer

 

Open Letter to OSC Membership

Dear Oakville Soccer Club Members:

As a responsible not-for-profit organization, communication and transparency is a priority for our members and a cornerstone and priority for both the Club’s management and Board of Directors. We are writing to you today to advise of the registration fee increases that have taken effect this season. We recognize that increased costs can make playing soccer difficult for some and as such the Club takes every step necessary to ensure we are creating a positive and affordable soccer experience for all our members in a fiscally responsible manner.

Being fiscally responsible to our members means that we have been able to maintain, if not expand our high calibre programming over the past few years while absorbing as many of the costs as possible. Unfortunately, in the past year, significant cost increases out of the Club’s control in two specific areas, have necessitated this fee increase.

Firstly, renting grass fields from the Town of Oakville has increased by 69% since 2017. This significant increase is to bring the Town’s recovery of its own grass field operating costs in line where it represents a 50% operating cost recovery for Youth programs and 100% operating cost recovery for Adults.

While we understand that the Town has a fiscal responsibility to manage its own grass field operating costs, the Club had sought and asked for the Town to: (i) phase in its grass field rental cost increases on an even basis and (ii) do so over a time frame that would keep the annual increases for all grass field users manageable. Unfortunately, despite our proposal for a phased in approach, the Town has implemented increases to the Club of 14% in 2017, 32% in 2018 and 27.5% in 2019.

Secondly, beginning this summer, Ontario Soccer will now begin to assess a $3.10 fee on all individual player registrations submitted by member clubs. This fee will be levied on all members regardless of whether they play in our Youth programs or our Adult programs.

Consequently, due to these two significant cost increases, there now exists a significant gap in our operating budget this season. As a not-for-profit organization with an obligation to operate in a fiscally responsible manner, we have found it necessary to increase the registration fees for the 2018-19 season to cover this shortfall. As a result, our core House League registration (U4 to U18) will increase between $5.00 and $30.00 depending on age level while other programs have seen similar increases.

Understanding that continuing to increase registration fees is not a sustainable strategy, Club management and the Board are actively exploring other alternatives and avenues to assist in keeping soccer affordable for all. Despite this, we still remain extremely competitive with all other soccer clubs within Peel Halton.

As an organization that prides itself on its reputation in the community and its relationship with its members, we felt there was a need to communicate and be as transparent as possible with you today.


Sincerely,
OSC Board of Directors

OSC WELCOMES CHELSEA SPENCER AS TECHNICAL FEMALE LEAD FOR THE 2019 GIRLS ULTIMATE HOUSE LEAGUE PROGRAM

OAKVILLE, ON – The Oakville Soccer Club is pleased to announce the hiring of Chelsea Spencer as the Technical Female Lead for the girls side of the Club’s new Ultimate House League program.

New for the Summer of 2019, the Oakville Soccer Club's Ultimate House League will see players participate in one game each week with their team and volunteer coach, and one training session each week with a paid and certified OSC Staff Coach. Spencer, along with a group of female coaches, will facilitate the training session component of the program to all U7-U12 girls within the program, in an effort to provide strong mentorship for young female players within the sport.

chelsea spencerSpencer, an Oakville native, comes from an extensive playing background filled with valuable experiences; experiences that she uses to support female athletes of all ages in her community. Not only a high-impact player at the club level, but she was also a member of both the Ontario Provincial, and Canadian National programs for 4 years.

While coaching soccer is Spencer’s passion, she also sees a deeper need for girls in sport. With only 33% of female coaches in the sporting community, the lack of mentorship for girls is extremely prevalent. Spencer now pursues a career empowering and mentoring girls in sport, helping to strengthen female athletics in the community. Since beginning her journey as a female empowerment coach, Spencer has been trained and hired as a certified Female Coach Mentor through the Coaches Association of Ontario’s Canada 150 program.

From 2007 to 2009, Spencer played for the University of Louisville (NCAA Division 1) on a full scholarship and from 2009 to 2011, played for Niagara University (NCAA Division 1). Spencer also played semi-professionally in both Canada and in England.

In 2012, after retiring from her playing career, Spencer began coaching soccer for OSC, coaching various programs Spencer currently holds a C License through the Canadian Soccer Association.

In announcing the hiring of Spencer, Oakville Soccer Club Executive Director Dave Harris said “We are extremely excited to have Chelsea lead our Girls Ultimate House League program. Her experience with OSC as well as her extensive background in soccer and skill and passion for coaching girls makes her an obvious choice for the position.”

OSC Technical Director Chris Grierson said of Spencer, “This is a wonderful opportunity for our female players and female coaches as Chelsea is part of the OSC Female Empowerment Program, providing leadership to up and coming female coaches within the organization. We look forward to seeing the growth of the girls game with Chelsea leadership.”

To learn more about the Ultimate House League program, please click here.

Media Contact
Dave Harris
Executive Director
905-849-4436 ext. 4435 
dharris@oakvillesoccer.ca

Program & Facility Information - Wednesday, February 6

The Pine Glen Soccer Centre and the offices of the Oakville Soccer Club will be closed today/tonight (Wednesday, February 6) due to inclement weather. 

All OSC programming is cancelled for Wednesday, February 6th. This includes all scheduled programs and rentals at the Pine Glen Soccer Centre as well as all training sessions scheduled to take place in school gymnasiums.

Stay safe, everyone!

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Last updated: 12:20 p.m.