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OLD-TIMERS SOCCER LEAGUE MISSION

The league provides competitive soccer for athletes over age 35 throughout the city of Hamilton and surrounding areas. The league has grown from a hand full to over 40 teams playing in 5 separate divisions. The divisions support the player's need for different levels of competition. The League has been in operation for over 40 years and is affiliated with the (O.S.A.)  Ontario Soccer Association through the (H&D) Hamilton and District Soccer Association. The league will work to provide up-to-date information for our membership. We will be updating this website throughout the season. Please take time to view our pages and provide us feed backup.  Have a great visit.

It is the mission of the Old-timers Soccer League (OTSL) to provide a positive recreational and competitive soccer experience for player and coaches. We emphasize team commitment, fair play and sportsmanship above winning.  I will respect the Old-timers League Rules, and show respect to my fellow teammates, opponents and officials. I will respect the zero tolerance policy of the City and the League.

It is our goal to create an environment that will benefit the individual as well as the team. We believe a positive team experience will ensure the long term viability and growth of the Old-timers Soccer League.

Covid - 19 Update - As of Aug 11, 2020

Information Bulletin

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Information Bulletin

Bulletin #:   I2020-085

Date:           Aug. 11, 2020

To:               Club Membership

CC:              Ontario Soccer Board of Directors, Staff

From:          Johnny Misley, Chief Executive Officer 

Subject:      Clarifying sanctioned competition for Ontario Soccer Members 

Ontario Soccer, in consultation with Canada Soccer and the Government of Ontario, continues to monitor the most recent developments surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the resulting public health crisis and Ontario Soccer’s Return to Play Plan.

Within the Return to Play Guide, Phase 2 allows for enhanced training and inner Club or Academy competition, where modified games can take place within the same organization.

The design behind allowing modified games within each organization was built on the premise that most participants within an organization live within the same community. This approach would support the Government of Ontario strategy of limiting the potential spread of COVID-19 across different regions, with the reduction in travel.

Ontario Soccer has become aware that some member participants and/or organizations are looking to create makeshift “leagues” this summer. We are aware teams from adjoining Districts are looking to gather in one District to register with a Club or Academy and create a “league.” 

Ontario Soccer is now strongly cautioning those organizations considering participating in any of these makeshift leagues, competitions, and camps. These activities are not following the “spirit of the intent” of the Ontario Soccer Return to Play Guide and Plan that follows public health directives.

Participation in these types of activities, which are not following Government of Ontario health orders, or the Ontario Soccer Return to Play protocols, can have consequences. Sport activities are being monitored by Public Health Units and local municipality by-law enforcement officers.

Additionally, it may impact Ontario Soccer’s ability to progress to the next phase of Return to Play.

As stated, the Return to Play Plan was based on the premise that any return to play in Phase 2 would be limited to within a single Club or Academy and within their existing membership. It did not include players travelling from one community to another, registering with other organizations, simply to join a “league”.

We all want to see a return to soccer competition (Phase 3) soon, however we need to do so in a safe, controlled manner and by adhering to Government of Ontario and regional public health and safety directives.  

By demonstrating that Ontario Soccer members are capable of following the Government of Ontario Health and Safety protocols, it can open up opportunities for our members to further access types of competitions and bring our sport one-step closer to Phase 3, Return to Soccer.

Lastly, Ontario Soccer has been made aware that some unsanctioned organizations are providing camps, competitions, skills and drills without COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place. In some cases they make reference to Ontario Soccer safety protocols as part of their promotional materials. These groups are not sanctioned or members of Ontario Soccer, therefore not in alignment with Ontario Soccer’s Return to Play Protocols and Guidelines. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

City Facilities Update

City Update As of May 7, 2020

 

The City of Hamilton continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 outbreak in collaboration with Hamilton Public Health Services and the Province of Ontario. As you are aware, the City has enacted several measures designed to limit physical distancing. 

 

Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, the City of Hamilton has made the decision to cancel facility rental and special event bookings until July 2, 2020; this includes permitted access to parks, arenas, recreational facilities, and community halls. 

 

There has not been any formal decision made on outdoor field bookings for organized sports beyond the previously announced May 25th date at this time, updates will be shared as soon as they are available

 

During this time, affected rental bookings will be cancelled, and credits placed on accounts. Refunds will be issued by request via email at recreation.registration@hamilton.ca. The City will not be accepting new requests for our rental spaces during this period. Organizations and residents are asked to be patient during this cancellation phase as delays are expected.

To stay informed and learn more about the City’s response to COVID-19 visit http://www.hamilton.ca/coronavirus.

We look forward to working with you and welcoming your group in the future. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all work together to combat this crisis globally.

 

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Free Online Physical Literacy Courses for Coaches

By dre 04/20/2020, 11:30am EDT

This course is for those coaches that coach Grassroot and Youth teams.  This is not a requirement for the Oldtimers League.  You can access the application form and course details on the following link.

https://www.sporthamilton.com/page/show/3890001-free-online-training-for-coaches-with-sport-for-life

Rowan's Law

By dre 12/11/2019, 2:30pm EST

Important Read on Concussion Protocol

The Province of Ontario, at the present time, is the only Province in Canada to enact Concussion Safety legislation throughout its sport system.The purpose of Rowan’s Law legislation is to promote culture change and make participation in amateur competitive sport safer. There are no enforcement or monitoring provisions in Rowan’s Law. It is up to entities and individuals to ensure that they comply with the laws of Ontario.

Requirements for Sport Organizations

In order for the Old-timers League to comply with the new Concussion Code of Conduct we have added the Concussion Protocol to the online registration forms. Our members can read more by clicking on the following link.

Link to Rowans Law 

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