A MESSAGE TO COACHES AND PARENTS CONCERNING THE BEHAVIOUR AT EODSL GAMES


Hello EODSL teams,


I'm writing today, very frustrated at having spent many hours this week dealing with discipline regarding the behaviour of coaches and spectators at EODSL games.


Let me be very clear. There is no place in the EODSL for verbal or physical abuse of players, coaches or referees. This includes questioning referees on calls they have made. No-one has the right to question or speak to a referee unless they have been approached by said referee.


Imagine you were going about your daily job, and every time you made a mistake, or someone thought you made a mistake even though they don't fully understand your job, they publicly yelled and screamed at you. This is what referees deal with in almost every game. Some referees have to be escorted away from the field because they are afraid for their safety. Is it any wonder that we are struggling to find enough referees to work our games. This is a direct result of the ongoing abuse that referees withstand.


When a spectator abuses a referee their Club is subject to heavy discipline fines. Clubs have the right to have policies that state that spectators who cause discipline are required to pay any discipline fines. Coaches who abuse referees are subject to lengthy suspensions.


We can debate at length about the quality of referees, and the excuses that people give for yelling at referees, but they do not matter. Referee, player and coach abuse is not tolerated for any reason.


I am hoping that we can turn this behaviour around next week. Please do your part. 


Ontario Soccer will soon be running courses to certify people to sit on discipline panels, deciding the result of charges for individuals. If you are passionate about helping to create a safe atmosphere in soccer, consider emailing me to add your name to our discipline panel course list. 


Thank you.


Vicki Lowe

executivedirector@eodsa.ca

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALEX AND ERIC NORMANDEAU!

They will be continuing their soccer careers with the SK Dynamo České Budějovice in the Czech Republic. Alex and Eric started in our Grassroots program and continued through our Elite and Academy program, having also coached our young competitive and academy players. Ottawa TFC wishes them great success!

OTTAWA SPORTS AWARDS RECOGNIZES LOCAL UNSUNG HEROES


Our very own Raz El-Asmar accepted his award for being the 2021 recipient of the Mayor’s Cup for outstanding contribution to sport in Ottawa!


Raz has spent the last 30 years of his coaching career committed to growing the sport around Ottawa, focusing on long-term player development. As the original co-founder of FC Capital United Soccer Club, he led the organization for 20 very successful years before they merged with us (Cumberland United Soccer Club). He is now one of Ottawa TFC’s OPDL Head Coaches and the U13+ Girls Competitive Staff Coach.


Congratulations on your award Raz, it is completely deserved! The entire community of Ottawa is thankful for your contribution to sport, and your Ottawa TFC family is certainly proud of you and your accomplishments‼


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A NOTE ABOUT EQUIPMENT

We are seeing a very high levels of registration, which is awesome but also comes with additional challenges to organize and run things to the high standards we all expect. As some of you have witnessed, we are low on player equipment for several programs. We please ask you to be diligent towards our coaches and staff as the inventory shortages are being seen across the world due to the pandemic. We are trying our best to get every player their equipment before the end of the season.


Thanks for being a part of our growing soccer community and one of Ontario's and Canada's most respected clubs. Let's make an awesome season together for our kids.

2022 OTTAWA TFC CAPITAL CUP

Congratulations to all the Ottawa TFC teams who participated in the Girls and Boys Festival as well as the Tournament.


Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this event a success! We couldn't of done it without your support!


If you are looking to help out at the club, or your child is looking for volunteer student hours, do not hesitate to contact us for our next events.

UPDATE: OTTAWA TFC PREMIER TEAMS

The Women’s Premier team extend their winning streak this week to

8-0-0‼️ 


Next game: Monday, July 11 - 8:15pm,

vs Ottawa St. Anthony - Millennium Turf

The Men’s Premier team will look to continue their undefeated streak - last

6 games, they are 4-0-2.


Next game: Thursday, July 14 - 7pm, vs Gloucester Celtic - Julian de Guzman Park Turf

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