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Nominate A Young Person For The Lincoln M. Alexander Award

Friday, April, 20, 2018

Every year since 1993, the Government of Ontario has presented the Lincoln M. Alexander Award to honour up to three young Ontarians who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in contributing to the elimination of racial discrimination in Ontario.

Please submit a nomination for a young person whom you believe to be deserving of recognition for the Lincoln M. Alexander Award. Recipients will be recognized at a special ceremony and receive a cash prize of $5,000 and a framed certificate. The nominations can be submitted under the following two categories.

*Community

*Student

To submit a nomination for this award:

1. Visit ontario.ca/honoursandawards.

2. Select the Inclusion category.

3. Click on Lincoln M. Alexander Award.

4. Download the PDF form.

5. Read the eligibility criteria and instructions carefully.

6. Fill out the form and submit it no later than May 31, 2018. Instructions for submitting your nominations package can be found on the website.

If you have any questions, please call 416-314-7526, toll free 1-877-832-8622 or TTY 416-327-2391, or email ontariohonoursandawards@ontario.ca.

Thank you.

OBA Calling On Students To Try Officiating

Tuesday, April, 17, 2018

 

#GrabAWhistle and Give Officiating a Try This Summer!

 

Ontario Basketball (OBA) is calling on high school and post-secondary student-athletes to #GrabAWhistle and give officiating a try this summer!

Ontario Association of Basketball Officials (OABO) is running two introductory officiating development camps for individuals with limited or no officiating experience in July at Georgian College in Barrie.

Ideal candidates for this camp are:

  • Between the ages of 15 and 25;
  • Currently playing or have played basketball at the high school level, OBA level or higher; and
  • Have no officiating experience.

Other assets include being in good physical condition and having a desire to learn and a keen interest in exploring the possibility of becoming a basketball official. Some knowledge of FIBA rules is helpful but not necessary.

Officials who have just completed their first year of officiating with a local OABO board are also welcome to register for the camp, however, they should be aware that it is a very basic camp that stresses the development of fundamental skills rather than game officiating.

The camp will consist of a series of classroom sessions as well as the opportunity to officiate 3×3, 4×4, and 5×5 games. These games will focus on development, not on winning, which will provide a positive, non-threatening environment for the officiating camp participants to develop their understanding of the rules and the skills required to become an official. Attending this camp will give individuals who want to join a local officiating board in the fall an excellent head start.

Enrolment is limited to 18 officials at each camp to allow for personal attention from the staff, which includes current and former OUA officials as well as OABO Provincial Evaluators.

These camps sell out every year, so don’t delay. Register now!

Full camp details are below.

OABO Novice Officiating Development Camp

Camp #1 Date: July 16–18
Camp #2 Date: July 19–21

Location: Georgian College, Barrie

Cost: $50 (non-refundable), which includes two nights’ accommodation, meals, video taping, camp t-shirt, Fox 40 whistle and camp evaluation

Register now!

Methods of Payment:

  1. Cheque made payable to “OABO Development Camp” and mailed to: Bruce Covert, Box 678, Colborne, ON, K0K 1S0
  2. E-transfer to Bruce Covert.

Note: Once payment is received, applicants will be notified by e-mail of their acceptance into the camp. An applicant’s registration is not confirmed until payment has been received.

ContactBruce Covert

Molten Soccer Ball Promo Offer

Friday, February, 23, 2018

The official soccer ball sponsor of OFSAA, Molten, invites you to take advantage of this special promotional offer.

Buy 3 and get 1 FREE on the Molten F5G4800 Soccer Ball, the official soccer ball of OFSAA! 

Refer to the Molten flyer directly below and take advantage now! 

 

 

OFSAA Conference Registration

Friday, February, 2, 2018

DON'T MISS OUT...ACT NOW! Register today at https://ofsaa.myshopify.com/

The first-ever 2018 OFSAA CONFERENCE will take place on May 10 & 11, 2018 at Humber College.

The 2018 OFSAA CONFERENCE is the place to be for teacher-coaches, athletic directors and physical education teachers. Under Armour T-shirts provided to participants by Marchants.

For more information, please contact Denise Perrier, Manager of Programs, OFSAA, at denise@ofsaa.on.ca or (416) 426-7436.

To find out more about the conference's area of focus, please click here.

Research Study Underway

Wednesday, January, 24, 2018

The University of Ottawa is conducting a research study concerning life skills development through high school sport. OFSAA supports this research as we strive to promote the educational benefits that student-athletes can gain from high school sport.

The study for teacher-coaches consists of completing an online questionnaire at three time points over a six-week timespan. The questionnaire takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, for a total of 30 minutes. In addition, coaches may be asked to complete an online life skills training workshop (90 minutes) and to provide their opinion on the workshop.

Coaches who complete the survey at all three time points will be eligible to win 1 of 2 iPad Mini 4 (value $549.00).

Interested participants can simply enter at the link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbwtO1W_pEpgH1COhgAI-cmOrflO9r...

 

We've Moved!

Saturday, January, 6, 2018

OFSAA staff have moved to a new location in the Highway 401 and Markham Rd area of Toronto. The new office is now located at:

305 Milner Avenue

Suite 207

Toronto, ON

M1B 3V4

*All individual phone numbers and email addresses remain unchanged for office staff members.

OFSAA Continues Partnership With Molten

Wednesday, December, 20, 2017

 

OFSAA and Molten are pleased to announce a new three-year partnership that will see Molten serve as the official soccer ball of OFSAA.

 

“Molten is honored to continue our longstanding relationship with the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) and thanks them for their overwhelming support and partnership,” stated Jeff Keyes, Sales Director of Molten USA. “We will continue our work to provide the highest quality and value products to the coaches, athletes, and membership of OFSAA.”

 

The new agreement introduces Molten’s most advanced soccer ball – the F5G 4800 - as the official ball to be used exclusively in all OFSAA-sanctioned boys and girls soccer championships and events.

 

“We are delighted to continue this partnership with Molten,” said OFSAA’s Manager of Sport, Shamus Bourdon. ”We are certain that the advanced F5G 4800 soccer ball will continue to have a significant and positive impact on the quality of play throughout our boys and girls championships in the spring. We are grateful for Molten’s support."

 

About Molten USA, Inc.

Since 1958, the Molten Corporation has been providing the highest quality athletic balls to the most prestigious sporting events in the world. The Molten Corporation manufactures a wide range of athletic balls in several sport categories – including volleyball, soccer, and basketball. Molten is an official soccer ball of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), the official ball of FIBA (International Basketball Federation), also the official volleyball of the NCAA Volleyball Championships, USA Volleyball and numerous state associations, collegiate conferences, collegiate programs, and junior sports programs. For more information on Molten USA, Inc., please visit www.moltenusa.com.

Scholarship Fund Accepting Donations In Gurney's Name

Friday, November, 10, 2017

 

 

“IN MEMORIAM SCHOLARSHIP DONATION”

Helen Gurney passed away on October 28, 2017 at the age of 99, and donations may be given in her name to the charity of your choice. Helen was a strong supporter of the OFSAA Alumni Scholarship fund and it is hoped you will consider donating to this fund in her name. If interested, please complete the attached 1-page form located here and return it to the OFSAA office.

If you crossed paths with Helen when she was with the Ministry, at OALC, or through the many other organizations she supported, you are aware of her many contributions to school sport and the advancement of women.

All monies go directly to the scholarships which are provided each year for graduating students pursuing secondary education at a Canadian institution. You will receive a charitable receipt and the family will be notified of your donation.

For more on the life and tremendous contributions of Helen Gurley please read more here at http://ofsaa.on.ca/webform/helen-gurney-memoriam

 

 

 

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CIAAA Encourages AD's To Complete Survey

Friday, November, 10, 2017

The Canadian Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (CIAAA) is looking for very useful and important feedback from Athletic Directors across Canada.

In an effort to help shape future plans, Athletic Directors would have previously received an electronic survey via email during the week of November 6. Athletic Directors are encouraged to complete and return the survey by the November 20, 2017 deadline.

If you are an Athletic Director and did not receive the survey, please contact OFSAA's Manager of Programs, Denise Perrier at denise@ofsaa.on.ca to receive a copy of the survey.

For more information about the CIAAA, please visit their website at https://www.ciaaa.ca/

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