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Character Athlete Award nominations due May 12

Friday, April, 25, 2014

Twice a year, OFSAA awards the Character Athlete Award to two recipients (one male, one female) who embody OFSAA’s values of leadership, commitment, equity, respect and sportsmanship. 

OFSAA's Character Athlete Award winners in the Fall of 2013 were Jared Salmond and Madison Whittet.

The Character Athletes will be profiled in our Bulletin magazine, on our website, and in our eNewsletter. They will also receive a plaque from OFSAA to commemorate this accomplishment.

Winter/ Spring OFSAA Character Athlete nominations are due Monday, May 12

To nominate one of your student-athletes for the Character Athlete Award, please fill out the application form and fax or email it to:

Devin Gray, OFSAA Communications Coordinator
devin@ofsaa.on.ca
Fax: 416-426-7317

Please include as much information as possible about your student-athlete.  Specifically their school and community involvement, and how they exemplify OFSAA’s values.

Past Recipients

Art of Coaching Volleyball clinic series

Tuesday, April, 22, 2014
Attention Volleyball Coaches!

The 2014 Art of Coaching Volleyball clinic series is coming to Ontario May 31 - June 1.

Volleyball coaches across the province are encouraged to take this opportunity to learn from some of the best volleyball coaches gathered from across North America.

With over 20 sessions to choose from, the 2014 clinic hosted by York University can help coaches learn new drills and techniques, offensive and defensive systems, injury prevention, and much more.

The Art of Coaching Volleyball course also counts towards those hours of professional development required by Volleyball Canada for all NCCP-certified coaches. Don't miss this professional development opportunity!

 

More on the Art of Coaching Volleyball, courses available, and registration information for the 2014 Clinic Series is available on their website.

For the direct link to the registration page for the 2014 Clinic in Ontario, please click here.

Nominations for Colin Hood Award due April 30

Thursday, April, 17, 2014

The Colin Hood OFSAA School Sport Award is named after retired OFSAA Executive Director Colin Hood.

During his time at OFSAA (1992-2004), Colin set national precedents through his relentless dedication to school sport, developing all-inclusive OFSAA programs, as well as promoting and developing the high school athlete in this province. He is considered a true leader and role model in both the educational and sport sectors.

The Colin Hood Award is given out annually to one graduating male, one graduating female, and one coach in every school in the province who, throughout their high school career, have been committed to the success of school sport at their school and within their Association.

Nominations are due by April 30th!

OFSAA is pleased to make available the Colin Hood/OFSAA School Sport Award. Please take the time to recognize the important student-athletes and coaches that make school sport memorable.

NOTE - The names of the recipients MUST be provided to us before the awards will be shipped.

Download the nomination form!

Past Recipients

OFSAA Gymnastics Championship Results 2014

Wednesday, April, 9, 2014

The 2014 OFSAA Gymnastics Championships took place in Peterborough, April 7-8 and brought close to 400 student-athletes together to compete in Vault, Beam, Bars, and Floor routines as well as Sport Aerobics. Congrats to all who participated in the OFSAA experience!

Visit the OFSAA Gymnastics website

DATE: April 7th - 8th, 2014

Results

Vault

Level 1 - Emily McCluskey, Banting (GBSSA) - 11.35
Level 2 - 
Aima Ohiwerei, Ridley College (CISAA) - 11.45
Level 3 - 
Jamie Pardo, General Amherst (SWOSSAA) - 11.3
Level 4 - 
Bailey Meraw, Bayside (COSSA) - 11.4
Level 5 - Jena Li, Napanee (EOSSAA) - 12
Level 6 - Jennifer Drane, Lockerby (NOSSA) - 13.15 

Bars

Level 1 - Taylor-Lynn Ross, WHSS (CWOSSA) - 11.5
Level 2 - 
Kailyn Maracle, Moira (COSSA) - 11.4
Level 3 - Isabelle Wilson, KDSS (CWOSSA) - 11.325
Level 4 - Chantal Labelle, College Notre Dame (NOSSA) - 11.275
Level 5 - Jena Li, Napanee (EOSSAA) - 11.875
Level 6 - Sara Carlton, 
Nottawasaga Pines (GBSSA) - 13.1

Beam

Level 1 - Crystal MacDonald, Moira (COSSA) - 10.85
Level 2 - Victoria Armstrong, Moira (COSSA) - 11.3
Level 3 - Carly White, Marymount (NOSSA) - 11.3
Level 4 - Hannah Daniel, St. Anne's (SWOSSA) - 11.4
Level 5 - Lindsey Marck, SMHS Owen Sounde (CWOSSA) - 12.125
Level 6 - 
Lauren Kesseler, Jean Vanier (SOSSA) - 13.5

Floor

Level 1 - Ariel McDonald, Toronto French School (CISAA) - 11.6
Level 2 - Kailyn Maracle, Moira (COSSA) - 11.7
Level 3 - Ashleigh Sternberg, Ridley College (CISAA) - 11.55
Level 4 - Forest Maracle, Napanee (EOSSA) - 11.675
Level 5 - Allanah Waller, SMHS Owen Sounde (CWOSSA) - 12.475
Level 6 - Abby Bolton, Ridgeway (SOSSA) - 13.55

Sport Aerobics

Novice - Toronto French School (CISAA) - 21.7
Open - College Notre Dame (NOSSA) - 22.7 

FULL RESULTS AVAILABLE HERE

Convenors: 
Kathy Garvey kathrynegarvey@gmail.com 705-742-3781
Liz Kuipers ekuipers@pvnccdsb.on.ca 705-745-1358

OFSAA Curling Championship Results

Saturday, March, 22, 2014

Girls' Curling
Wed-Sat, March 19-22
Brampton

Visit the Championship Website
  • GOLD MEDALLISTS - Marymount Academy (NOSSA)
  • SILVER MEDALLISTS - Brockville C.I. (EOSSAA)
  • BRONZE MEDALLISTS - Parry Sound H.S. (GBSSA)
  • ANTIQUE BRONZE MEDALLISTS - Markham D.H.S. (YRAA)

 

Boys' Curling
Wed-Sat, March 19-22
North Bay

Visit the Championship Website
  • GOLD MEDALLISTS - Central Huron S.S. (WOSSAA)
  • SILVER MEDALLISTS - St. Michael C.H.S. (EOSSAA)
  • BRONZE MEDALLISTS - St. Maximilian Kolbe C.S.S. (YRAA)
  • ANTIQUE BRONZE MEDALLISTS - Bradford D.H.S. (GBSSA)

 

Congratulations to all student-athletes who competed in OFSAA Championships!

OFSAA Hockey Championship Results

Friday, March, 21, 2014

Girls' Hockey
Tues-Fri, March 18-21
Sudbury

AAA/AAAA Championship Website
  • GOLD MEDALLISTS - Saltfleet DHS (SOSSA)
  • SILVER MEDALLISTS - Holy Cross SS (EOSSAA)
  • BRONZE MEDALLISTS - Medway HS (WOSSAA)
  • ANTIQUE BRONZE MEDALLISTS - Centennial C&VI (CWOSSA)
  • CONSOLATION CHAMPIONS - Bill Crothers SS (YRAA)
A/AA Championship Website
  • GOLD MEDALLISTS - Esp Louis Riel (NCSSAA)
  • SILVER MEDALLISTS - St Michael CSS (WOSSAA)
  • BRONZE MEDALLISTS - Appleby College (CISAA)
  • ANTIQUE BRONZE MEDALLISTS - St Theresa (COSSA)
  • CONSOLATION CHAMPIONS - Es Embrun (EOSSAA)

 

Boys' Hockey
Tues-Fri, March 18-21
Burlington/Oakville

AAA/AAAA Championship Website
  • GOLD MEDALLISTS - St Michael's College (CISAA)
  • SILVER MEDALLISTS - St. Mary CSS (LOSSA)
  • BRONZE MEDALLISTS - Orangeville DSS (CWOSSA)
  • ANTIQUE BRONZE MEDALLISTS - St. Elizabeth CHS (YRAA)
A/AA Championship Website
  • GOLD MEDALLISTS - London South CI (WOSSAA)
  • SILVER MEDALLISTS - Appleby College (CISAA)
  • BRONZE MEDALLISTS - Haliburton Highlands SS (COSSA)
  • ANTIQUE BRONZE MEDALLISTS - Robert F Hall CSS (ROPSSAA)

Lincoln M. Alexander Award available

Wednesday, March, 19, 2014

Nominate young Ontarians contributing to the elimination of racial discrimination by going to the Government of Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration website and completing the application form. 

The form can be downloaded or completed online at the link above and is due before the May 31st deadline.

Schools and especially sports in schools foster an inclusive environment of education and achievement on and off the field of play with a diverse collection of peers. Organize a nomination if somebody you know has been especially inclusive.

The Lincoln M. Alexander Award honours youth who have demonstrated leadership in eliminating racial discrimination in Ontario. The award was first given in 1993.

Three awards are given each year: two student awards and one community award.

Recipients receive a personalized certificate as well as a $5,000 cash award.

The award is named after the late Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander, who was the 24th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, serving from 1985 – 1991. He was the first member of a minority group to serve as a Lieutenant Governor in any province in Canada.

Contact

Email: ontariohonoursandawards@ontario.ca

Phone: 416-314-7526
Toll-free: 1-877-832-8622
TTY: 416-327-2391

Mail:    Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
400 University Avenue, 4th Floor 
Toronto, ON
M7A 2R9

Updates to Rugby Protocols

Tuesday, March, 18, 2014

Updates come from Rugby Ontario and apply to rugby competition in the province. Links to specifics available in official release.

Please download the official release memo from Rugby Ontario here - Rugby Protocols Update PDF 

OFSAA Rugby Championships 2014

GIRLS’ RUGBY (COSSA) - A/AA & AAA/AAAA
Mon-Wed June 2-4, Belleville & Hamilton

BOYS’ RUGBY (LOSSA) - A/AA & AAA/AAAA
Thurs-Sat June 5-7, Pickering

Please be advised of updated protocols surrounding the scrum and acceptable player equipment. 

Scrum:   The   International   Rugby   Board   (herein   referred   to   as   IRB) has   recently   changed   the   scrum   laws   to   create   a   safer   scrummaging   environment   for   all   players.   The   cadence   has   once   again   been   changed   to   “Crouch-­‐Bind-­‐Set”.   It   is   important   that   scrummaging is   instructed   safely   and   effectively   at   each   level.   Resultantly, the   IRB   has   released   a   training   module   for   safe   scrummaging.

As   an   addition   to   this, the   IRB   has   also   released   a   directive   that   referees   may   now   indicate   that   the   ball   can   be   introduced   using   non-­‐verbal   communication.   Follow   this   link   for   the   IRB   Clarification.   While   the   IRB   memo   does   not   indicate   how   this   will   be   communicated, we   have   seen   that   the   top-­‐level   referees   have   adopted   a   system   whereby   they tap   the   scrumhalf   on   the   shoulder   or   back.   It   is   Rugby   Canada/Rugby   Ontario’s   position   that   referees   should   not   touch   players, at   any   level.   As   such, Rugby   Canada   is   implementing   the   following   protocol   for   referees   to   follow:  

1) When   on   the   non-­‐put   in   side   of   the   scrum, referees   are   to   initiate   eye   contact   and   point   to   the   scrum   half   as   an indication   to   put   the   ball   in   the   scrum.  

2) When   on   the   put-­‐in   side   of   the   scrum, referees   are   to   initiate   eye   contact   and   point   towards   the   tunnel   as   an   indication   to   put   the   ball   in   the   scrum.  

Additionally, referees   may   also   continue   to   use   “Yes   9” to   introduce   the   ball   to   the   scrum, dependent   on   the   needs   of the   athletes   in   the   game.   Rugby   Ontario   recommends   adopting   the   non-­verbal   introduction, although   this   may   not   be   feasible/ideal   for   all   levels   of   athletes.   Also   be   reminded   that   current   scrum   laws   are   to   be   enforced   strictly.

Goggles:   The   IRB   has   recently   also   announced   the   trial   of   a   corrective   eyewear   alternative, previously   unavailable   for   participants.  It   is   important   to   note   that   these are   not intended to be purchased   as   eye   protection, but   are   designed   to   serve   as   corrective   vision   alternatives   for   athletes   who   require   them.   Athletes   interested   in   the   trial   will   need   to   demonstrate   the   need   for   these   goggles.    

Boots:   A   reminder   to   all   participants   that   as   of   last   year, boots   with   a   toe   stud   are   now   legal   under   a   current   IRB   trial   provided   the   studs   meet   the   requirements   in   Law   4   and   in   Regulation   12.   

It   is   recommended   that   all   stakeholders   (players, coaches, referees) take   the   free   online   IRB   RugbyReady   program   annually, as   this   is   the   best   resource   for   maintaining   currency   in   safety   and   Law.   Rugby   Ready   is   available   through   the IRB   Passport, which   offers   a   number   of   other   safeties, educational, development   resources.  

Any   coaches   looking   for   education   and   development   opportunities   should   contact Fran Mason

Please   direct   any   law, regulation, safety,  IRB   Passport, or   refereeing   related   enquiries   to Tyler Coad

OFSAA Boys' Basketball, Girls' Volleyball, Swimming, Wrestling results

Monday, March, 17, 2014

OFSAA Winter Championships opened the month of March with student-athletes getting vertical on the courts, wrestling up a storm on the mat, and cutting the waves in the pool. 

Boys' AAAA Basketball
March 3-5, Mississauga 
Tournament website
Gold - Oakwood CI (TDSSAA)
Silver - Father Henry Carr (TDCAA)
Bronze - Notre Dame (ROPSSAA)
Antique Bronze - Ste. Margerite D'Youville (ROPSSAA)
Consolation Champs - Sir Allan MacNab (SOSSA)

Boys' AAA Basketball
March 3-5, Welland
Tournament website
Gold - Saltfleet (SOSSA)
Silver - Windsor Catholic (SWOSSAA)
Bronze - St. Theresa (GBSSA)
Antique Bronze - St. Patrick (NCSSA)
Consolation Champs - St. James (CWOSSA)

Boys' AA Basketball
March 3-5, Perth
Tournament website
Gold - Ascension (ROPSSAA)
Silver - St. Andrew's (CISAA)
Bronze - Merivale (NCSSAA)
Antique Bronze - St. Francis (SOSSA)
Consolation Champs - Bishop MacDonell (CWOSSA)

Boys' A Basketball
March 3-5, Timmins
Tournament website
Gold - J.L. Forster (SWOSSAA)
Silver - O'Gorman (NEOAA)
Bronze - St. Basil's (NOSSA)
Antique Bronze - King's Christian (GHAC)
Consolation Champs - Walkerton (CWOSSAA)

Girls' AAAA Volleyball
March 3-5, Barrie
Tournament website
Gold - Bishop Allen (TDCAA)
Silver - Glebe CI (NCSSAA)
Bronze - Sinclair SS (LOSSA)
Antique Bronze - Oakville Trafalgar (GHAC)
Consolation Champs - Innisdale (GBSSA) 

Girls' AAA Volleyball
March 3-5, Kingsville
Tournament website
Gold - Abbey Park (GHAC)
Silver - Oakridge SS (WOSSA)
Bronze - Widdifield SS (NOSSA)
Antique Bronze - Sir Winston Churchill (SOSSA)
Consolation Champs - ESC Franco-Cité (NCSSAA)

Girls' AA Volleyball
March 3-5, Thunder Bay
Tournament website
Gold - ESP Gisele Lalonde (NCSSAA)
Silver - Stratford Central SS (WOSSAA)
Bronze - CC Samuel-Genest (NCSSAA)
Antique Bronze - Eden HS (SOSSA)
Consolation Champs - Lo-Ellen Park (NOSSA)

Girls' A Volleyball
March 3-5, Richmond Hill
Tournament website
Gold - West Elgin (WOSSAA)
Silver - Louis Riel (NCSSAA)
Bronze - EC St. Charles Garnier (LOSSA)
Antique Bronze - Quinte CHS (COSSA)
Consolation Champs - Seaway DHS (EOSSAA)

Swimming
March 4-5, Brantford
Junior Girls' Team - Georgetown District HS
Junior Boys' Team - Georgetown District HS
Senior Girls' Team - Georgetown District HS
Senior Boys' Team - Georgetown District HS
Open Girls' Team - Centennial CVI
Open Boys' Team - Michael Power-St Joseph
Mixed Para Team - St Francis CSS
Combined Team Champions - Georgetown District HS
Full individual results available on the Championship website

Wrestling
March 5-6, Brampton 
Overall Team Champions - Turner Fenton Secondary School (ROPSSAA)
Overall Girls' Champions - Turner Fenton Secondary School (ROPSSAA)
Overall Boys' Champions - Vincent Massey Secondary School (SWOSSA)
Full individual results available on the Championship website

Congratulations to all student-athletes who competed on behalf of their schools and their regions!

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