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The Value of High School Sports

Tuesday, December, 6, 2011

If you are a student, student-athlete, coach or parent, we need your help!

OFSAA is gathering data on the value of high school sport, and we need you to complete a survey and let us know your views. The results of this survey will be collected anonymously and analyzed to provide insight on the value of sport in Ontario's education system.

Please provide us with your views on school sport by completing one of the following surveys, depending on your role in high school sports:

STUDENT -  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OFSAA_student

COACH -  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OFSAA_coaches

PARENT - https//www.surveymonkey.com/s/OFSAA_parent

OFSAA Fall Championships

Tuesday, October, 18, 2011

OFSAA has many upcoming events this fall! For more information, click on the championship name below to be taken to the website.

Championship

Date/Location

Girls' Field Hockey Thursday - Saturday, November. 3 - 5
Newmarket
Cross Country Saturday, November 5
Ottawa
Boys' A Volleyball Thursday - Saturday, November 24 - 26
Manitoulin
Boys' AA Volleyball Thursday - Saturday, November 24 - 26
Stratford
Boys' AAA Volleyball Thursday - Saturday, November 24 - 26
Hamilton
Boys' AAAA Volleyball Thursday - Saturday, November 24 - 26
Hamilton
Girls' A Basketball Thursday - Saturday, November 24 - 26
St. Catharines
Girls' AA Basketball Thursday - Saturday, November 24 - 26
Brockville
Girls' AAA Basketball Thursday - Saturday, November 24 - 26
Kingston
Girls' AAAA Basketball Thursday - Saturday, November 24 - 26
Belle River
Boys' Football Bowls (Festival) Tuesday, November 29
Toronto

OFSAA Launches New Website

Thursday, September, 1, 2011

We are pleased to announce that OFSAA has launched a new website!

We are excited with the results and expect the new site to be easy to navigate, as well as user-friendly.

All of the information from our old website is still kicking around, along with some new information, features and pages! Please browse around and let us know if you have any questions!

Grade 9 Try Day Funding is Now SOLD OUT for 2011-12

Tuesday, August, 30, 2011

The 2011 Grade 9 Try Day program where schools receive funds to introduce a new sport or physical activity (thanks to a grant from the Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport) is now SOLD OUT.

Funds were allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and 95 schools received funds to introduce new activities into their programs. Priority was given to new applicants, and small and rural schools.

We hope to continue this program next year, so please check back!

For more information, check out our Try Day page!

NCCP Super Clinic: September 16-18, 2011

Monday, August, 29, 2011

Bill Crothers Secondary School: Unionville Ontario

Student-athletes are not the only ones getting a chance to advance their knowledge and preparation for competition at Bill Crothers Secondary School. The Coaches Association of Ontario and Bill Crothers Secondary School have joined forces on a new multi-year concept to move coach education beyond the classroom.

Ontario coaches from a variety of sports are invited to complete their National Coaching Certification Program training inside a state-of-the-art sport school - the first of its kind in Ontario.

Registration is now open for the inaugural NCCP Super Clinic from September 16-18, 2011. Prices vary per course and coaches can apply for Quest For Gold Bursaries on eligible NCCP courses.

The following NCCP courses will be offered over the course of the weekend:

Sport Specific

  • Field Hockey (Introduction to Competition)
  • Rugby: Introduction to Competition
  • Sport Coach in Athletics
  • Table Tennis (Introduction to Competition)
  • Community - Initiation for Ultimate
  • Field Hockey (Community Coach)
  • Golf (Community Sport Future Links Leader)
  • Softball (Keep Coaching)
  • Speed Skating - FUNdamental Coach
  • Softball (Learn To Coach)
  • Speed Skating - FUNdamental Leader
  • Softball (What to Coach)
  • Weightlifting: The Club Coach Certificate
  • Baseball Initiation Workshop
  • Cricket (Kanga Ball Cricket Level 1)
  • Volleyball 1
  • Badminton (Community Course)
  • Field Hockey (High School Clinic)
  • Football: Novice Coach
  • Swim 101

Multi-Sport

  • Managing Conflict
  • Leading Drug Free Sport
  • Developing Athletic Abilities
  • Psychology of Performance
  • Prevention & Recovery of Injury
  • Fundamental Movement Skills
  • Make Ethical Decisions
  • Coaching & Leading Effectively

Visit www.coachesontario.ca for more information.

OFSAA Bridging the Gap Continues through 2011-12

Thursday, August, 25, 2011

We're excited to announce that the Bridging the Gap grant program has been extended until the 2011-12 school year to allow more schools to take advantage of this great opportunity. 

In this program, secondary school leadership students teach students in their elementary feeder schools the sports of flag football, flag rugby, and ultimate.

Need more information?

2011 Brian Maxwell Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Tuesday, August, 16, 2011

Congratulations to the 2011 Brian Maxwell Memorial Scholarship Recipients!

OFSAA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Brian Maxwell Memorial Track Scholarship: Tristan Woodfine from Opeongo High School in Douglas, and Chelsea Mackinnon from Westdale Secondary School in Hamilton. Both received awards in the amount of $5,000.

Recipients of the $1,000 Recognition for Excellence Award are William (BJ) Cunliffe from Courtice Secondary School in Courtice, and Laura Morrison from Catholic Central High School in London.

The four recipients of this prestigious scholarship were presented with their awards on Wednesday, August 3 at a luncheon at the Sport Alliance of Ontario building, which featured family and former teammates of Brian Maxwell.

Brian Maxwell was a successful distance runner, as well as the founder of Power Bar.  This scholarship is awarded each year to two student-athletes who are continuing their post-secondary education at a Canadian college or university.  For more information about Brian Maxwell and the scholarship, visit the scholarship information page.

OFSAA Partners with AKPro

Monday, August, 15, 2011

OFSA is pleased to announce that the Grays Astrotec Dimple Ball from AKPro has been named the official field hockey ball of OFSAA. AKPro is one of the leading field hockey equipment suppliers in Canada. They will be sponsoring the OFSAA Field Hockey Championship (link to website), and the Grays Astrotec Dimple Ball will be used in all games.

OFSAA’s partnership with AKPro will continue now through the 2012-13 school year.  For more information about AKPro and their products, please visit www.akprocanada.com.

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