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    Courtesy of The OUA: https://oua.ca/news/2020/11/5/bbi-task-force-delivers-powerful-poignant-presentation-as-part-of-ouas-annual-general-meeting.aspx From the files of Ontario University Athletics, original story: https://oua.ca/news/2020/11/5/oua-hosts-successful-virtual-annual-general-meeting.aspx 2020 has been a year like no other that we have seen in over a century, with a global pandemic that has sparked a hard "STOP" to life as we all knew it. Besides the daily important concerns such as "case count", or when a proper vaccine will be on the market, and everyone's overall mental health, social justice matters have been pushed...

    The lack of black coaches is an opportunity lost for young players. Courtesy of Sky Sports.com https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11795464/why-black-coaches-can-help-nurture-the-next-generation-of-young-talent The following article is from a Sky Sports commentary and analysis by Adam Bate @ghostgoal from September 5, 2019. Although it is now over a year old, and since then the world as we all know has dramatically changed, the points that Adam raises are very much central to the game today in the perception of visible minorities in the game...

    The following story is from the files of OneSoccer in an ongoing series "The Method" by Oliver Platt from November 7, 2020. It's something that we as coaches in all of our programs have all faced especially at the post-secondary level: How do we get the most out of young players, to bring the most out of their talents and abilities. Challenges on the field: A higher level with a greater speed of thought and play;...

    HFX Wanderers FC coach Stephen Hart at The Island Games. Courtesy of (CPL/Chant Photography) Story courtesy of CANPL website https://canpl.ca/article/hfx-wanderers-fc-boss-stephen-hart-wins-cpl-coach-of-the-year-award by CHARLIE O’CONNOR-CLARKE, DIGITAL CONTENT EDITOR (@CHARLIEJCLARKE) November 26, 2020 No CPL team saw their stock rise in 2020 more than HFX Wanderers FC, whose magical run at The Island Games in PEI ended in a CPL Final appearance, just one year after finishing at the bottom of the league table. In recognition of that incredible turnaround, Wanderers coach Stephen Hart was...

    Courtesy of CanPL https://canpl.ca/article/fc-edmonton-names-alan-koch-new-coach-director-of-football-operations Original story November 24, 2020 by John Molinaro, CANPL Director of Content (@JOHNMOLINARO): https://canpl.ca/article/fc-edmonton-names-alan-koch-new-coach-director-of-football-operations There’s a new man in charge at FC Edmonton. The Eddies unveiled Alan Koch as their new head coach and Director of Football Operations on Tuesday, a move that sees the club officially move on from the Jeff Paulus era. Koch becomes the fifth coach in FCE history dating back to the team’s tenure in the NASL. FC Edmonton hired Koch following a two-month...

    Courtesy of Canada Soccer November 23, 2020 Canada Soccer hosted a virtual Annual Meeting of the Members on 21 November after postponing its planned May 2020 event in Winnipeg, MB due to restrictions related to COVID-19. As part of the proceedings, Canada Soccer Members elected Dr. Nick Bontis as the 35th Canada Soccer President. Canada Soccer also rolled out its Foundation For the Future Annual Report 2019 celebrating more than a decade of success as the organization gets set to...

    Courtesy of Building the BestStories and Best Practices to Help Leaders Elevate OthersWeekly newsletter When you choose the responsibility of leading others, relationships form. That’s just part of any hierarchical leadership role. The quality of that relationship is up to you. You determine if you have an excellent, good, average, bad, or toxic relationship with each person on your team. As anyone who has had a boss knows, this relationship can be the catalyst for an engaged or a disengaged employee. As...

    From the files of Canada Soccer https://www.canadasoccer.com/news/canada-soccer-announces-coach-education-program-licence-recipients/. November 10, 2020 Canada Soccer has announced an additional 30 candidates that have completed the assessment process and have been granted Canada Soccer Coach Education Program Licences in 2020. In total, 22 A Licence candidates have completed the requirements of the course and have been granted the Canada Soccer A Licence, as well as 3 Youth Licence candidates as well as 5 B Licence candidates. The Canada Soccer A Licence recipients included former...

    The following story is from the files of OneSoccer in an ongoing series "The Method" by Oliver Platt from October 22, 2020. Courtesy of OneSoccer: https://news.onesoccer.ca/article/the-method-vol-3-how-to-win-in-knockout-football-ft-bobby-smyrniotis-david-edgar It has been a remarkable run for a club in its second year of existence. Since last year’s Concacaf League kicked off on August 1, two-time Canadian Premier League champions Forge have played 10 matches in a knockout or playoff format. The club from Hamilton has won seven of them, losing just one — an...

    Courtesy of Canada Soccer: https://www.canadasoccer.com/news/in-memory-of-tony-waiters-hall-of-fame-honoured-member-passed-away/ Tony Waiters, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Head Coach that won a Concacaf Championship and took Canada to the 1986 FIFA World Cup, has passed away at age 83. Waiters will be forever linked to one of Canada's biggest soccer memories — the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. The Canadian men failed to score a goal or register a point but held their own against mighty France, Hungary and the Soviet Union. Canada has been...