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CFL and Nissan team up to support high school football

Thursday, July, 17, 2014

High school football teams are getting a boost onto the field next season with support from a new partnership called “Back in the Game” by the Canadian Football League and Nissan Canada.

The program will support school football teams with funding, equipment, playing field improvements, training materials, and support to 21 teams across Canada including eight in Ontario that have been identified as programs in need.

Ontario high schools selected are;

Clarkson Secondary School in Mississauga

Downsview Secondary School in Toronto

Newtonbrook Secondary School in Toronto

Bowmanville High School in Bowmanville

Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute in Scarborough

St. Catherine’s Collegiate in St. Catherine’s

Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School in Hamilton

And one more school TBA from Ottawa

Select teams will be featured in webisodes tracking the progress of the student-athletes throughout their campaign, that will lead up to a 30-minute documentary at the end of the season.

“Getting kids off the couch and playing sports is important for all Canadians. The lessons and social skills learned through sport and specifically football are invaluable to children and teenagers,” said Mark Cohon, Commissioner, Canadian Football League. “We can help revitalize football programs across the country where needed, and give those students the opportunity to get on the field, be a part of a team and have fun playing our great game.”

Additional funding for high school sports will help schools field a team that had struggled in the past, and provide opportunities for more students to participate if they had been restricted by cost before. Kudos to the “Back in the Game” program for providing this opportunity to student-athletes!

Free Online Concussion Courses for Coaches

Friday, July, 11, 2014

The Making Head Way eLearning Series are National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) Professional Development (PD) modules designed to help coaches gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of their athletes. 

Developed as part of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Active and Safe initiative with the involvement of medical experts, these eLearning modules are designed to help coaches reduce the incidence of brain injuries in team sports and to improve decision-making about when it is safe to return to play after a head injury. 

Concussions can occur while participating in any sport or recreational activity. Since the circumstances under which a concussion can be sustained are so varied, it’s important for all coaches, parents, and athletes to be aware of the signs, symptoms, and what to do if a concussion occurs.

This 60-90 minute training course has been made available free of charge on the coach.ca website with more sport specific modules to be offered for free at a later date. 

Coaches across Ontario are encouraged to take the courses and make high school sport a safer and more enjoyable place for our student-athletes.

Report Card from Active Healthy Kids Canada

Thursday, July, 10, 2014

Healthy Active Kids Canada has released their 2014 Report Card on the Physical Activity of Children and Youth.

This is the 10th annual assessment of the physical activity of children and youth in Canada, and for the first time the Report Card compares Canada's physical activity against 14 other countries.

See where Canada is leading and lagging by reading the short version of the 2014 Report Card, or have a more in-depth look at the research and methods behind the study with the long version of the Report Card.

Canada is among the leaders in our relatively sophisticated policies, places and programs, with a B+ in Community & the Built Environment, a C+ in School and a C+ in Organized Sport Participation.

Canada’s Overall Physical Activity levels, however, are at a D-, clustered near the back of the pack with Australia (D-), Ireland (D-), the United States (D-) and Scotland (F). Even though 84% of Canadian kids aged 3-4 are active enough to meet guidelines, this falls to only 7% of kids meeting guidelines at ages 5-11, and only 4% meeting guidelines at ages 12-17.

Find out more at the Healthy Active Kids Canada website.

OFSAA Spring Championship Results 2014

Thursday, July, 3, 2014

OFSAA's spring championship season took place June 2-7 with 17 championships across Ontario.

Student-athletes across the province showed their best talent, skill, character, leadership and commitment through competition.

Best of luck to students with final exams and the very best to those graduating and moving on!

Results

Tennis

High School results

Open results

Lacrosse

Boys' A/AA results

Boys' AAA/AAAA results

Rugby

Girls' A/AA results

Girls' AAA/AAAA results

Boys' A/AA results

Boys' AAA/AAAA results

Track & Field

Windsor Timing results

Soccer

Boys' A results

Boys' AA results

Boys' AAA results

Boys' AAAA results

Girls' A results

Girls' AA results

Girls' AAA results

Girls' AAAA results

Baseball

Regional finals results

OFSAA Try Day 2014-15

Friday, June, 27, 2014

Funding of the OFSAA Try Day program for this school year has been approved. The Try Day grant this year is provided by the Ministry of Education, Government of Ontario. 93 publicly-funded schools may receive up to $700 to introduce a new sport or physical activity to their current programAs a new component to the grant, schools must include students in the planning and implementation of the program. Try Day programs must be completed by March 31st, 2015. Read the following criteria for Try Day funding and submit your application form online. Take this opportunity to enhance your physical activity and athletic programs with new and exciting activities for students in all gradesGet your application in quickly!

Click this link for more details and registration form

2014-15 Transfer Appeal Dates

Thursday, June, 19, 2014

To appeal to an Association, please call the OFSAA office and give the name of the student and school as well as the name of the principal. Please see the deadline dates posted below.

A letter will be sent to the student, c/o the principal, stating the date, time and location of the appeal hearing. The letter will outline what information the student must provide prior to the meeting date.

Meeting Date Deadline for Applications
Thurs., Oct. 2, 2014 Mon., Sept. 22, 2014
Fri., Oct. 31, 2014 Thurs., Oct. 16, 2014
Tues., Dec. 9, 2014 Mon., Nov. 24, 2014
Thurs., Feb. 19, 2015 Wed., Feb. 4, 2015
Thurs., Apr. 23, 2015 Wed., Apr. 8, 2015

Temporary OFSAA position available

Tuesday, June, 17, 2014

OFSAA is seeking an interim Assistant Director to fill in as a sick leave replacement from August 2014 until approximately February 2015.

The Assistant Director plays an integral role in the management and delivery of the Federation’s programs.  Working closely with volunteer councils and committees he/she ensures high quality programs are developed and implemented that respond to the needs of students, teacher-coaches, schools, and eighteen member athletic associations.

Interested applicants are asked to submit a resume and cover letter via email by June 26 to:

Beth Hubbard - beth@ofsaa.on.ca

More information on principal duties and qualifications required listed here - AD leave job posting

OFSAA Track & Field on Rogers TV

Friday, June, 13, 2014

The 2014 OFSAA Track and Field Championships, hosted by ROPSSAA, took place from Thursday, June 5th to Saturday, June 7th at St. Marcellinus Secondary School in Mississauga. Student-athletes from across the province of Ontario came to represent their school and compete to win an OFSAA championship.

Rogers TV was on hand to record the student-athletes in action with commentators Dana McKiel and Milt Ottey providing perspective on high school sports. See 2300 student-athletes participate in high school sports at the highest level starting Saturday, June 14th and continuing in Rogers TV broadcast rotation until the beginning of July.

“We are pleased to partner with Rogers TV to provide coverage of the OFSAA Track and Field Championship,” said Doug Gellatly, OFSAA Executive Director. “School sport provides a very unique experience for student athletes and we are committed to enhancing their education through events such as this.” 

“Rogers TV is dedicated to showcasing the accomplishments of our local athletes and pleased to broadcast the 2014 OFSAA Track and Field Championship,” said Jake Dheer, Station Manager.

SHOW EVENTS BROADCAST TIME
PART 1 Opening ceremonies, 100m heats,
pole vault, girls' steeplechase

Saturday, June 14 at 7PM
Monday, June 23 at 7PM
Tuesday, June 24 at 2AM
Tuesday, July 1 at 7PM 

PART 2 Boys' steeplechase, high jump,
sprint hurdles, and 100m finals
Saturday, June 14 at 8PM
Monday, June 23 at 8PM
Tuesday, June 24 at 3AM
Tuesday, July 1 at 8PM 
PART 3 100m finals, 400m finals,
and field event finals
Saturday, June 14 at 9PM
Tuesday, June 24 at 7PM
Wednesday, June 25 at 2AM 
Tuesday, July 1 at 9PM 
PART 4 1,500m finals and field event finals Saturday, June 14 at 10PM
Tuesday, June 24 at 8PM
Wednesday, June 25 at 3AM 
Tuesday, July 1 at 10PM 
PART 5 4x100m finals, 4x400m heats,
and field event finals
Saturday, June 14 at 11PM
Tuesday, June 24 at 9PM
Wednesday, June 25 at 4AM 
Tuesday, July 1 at 11PM 

The overall men’s team OFSAA title was awarded to Fr. Henry Carr CSS in Rexdale and the overall women’s team OFSAA title was awarded to Bill Crothers SS in Unionville. New records were set in the men’s midget 400 metre dash, women’s midget shot put, men’s junior 300 metre hurdles, women’s senior 400 metre hurdles, women’s visually impaired 100 metre dash, men’s visually impaired 100 metre dash, men’s visually impaired 800 metre run and men’s ambulatory 800 metre run. 

Full results from the event are posted at: www.windsortiming.com <http://www.windsortiming.com/> . 

For more information please download the full release by Rogers.

OFSAA partners with Golf Association of Ontario

Friday, June, 13, 2014

News from the greens!

OFSAA and the Golf Association of Ontario have reached an agreement to enhance the student-athlete experience at the OFSAA Boys' Golf Championships.

As part of the agreement (spanning July 1, 2014 - May 31, 2016) the GAO will provide official starters, and four officials to OFSAA Golf Championships to help enforce and interpret rules of golf and pace of play, and organize pairings on day 2 of competition. Officials will work with the host committee to mark the course prior to the OFSAA tournament and will be present at the coaches' meeting to answer questions.

GAO officials will also be responsible for tournament scoring and work alongside the Championship convenor to record and post the scores on the OFSAA website. Officials will also assist OFSAA to determine par, course yardage, hole locations, course markings, and other local rules.

OFSAA is pleased to welcome GAO officials to our Championship and look forward to working together in promoting high school golf.

2014 OFSAA Golf takes place October 15-16. Check back for more details soon!

June 2014 OFSAA Bulletin magazine available

Wednesday, June, 11, 2014

OFSAA's Bulletin magazine is on its way to a school near you!

Issues have been sent to each school in Ontario, but if you'd like a copy for yourself please download the PDF version by clicking the image below;

The Spring 2014 OFSAA Bulletin includes;

  • News and updates from the OFSAA office
  • Articles for coaches and coaching education opportunities
  • Scholarships and awards
  • OFSAA Twitter accounts update
  • Results from Winter OFSAA Championships
  • 2014-15 OFSAA Championship calendar
  • ...and more!

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