News and Announcements
Dear Oakridge Soccer Club families,
The last 8 weeks has been an incredibly difficult time for everyone with our world literally turned upside down in every sense of the word. We did not expect back in late February when we were sizing for uniforms that soccer would be put on hiatus indefinitely. To this day, even with the economy slowly coming back to life with strict social distancing requirements in place, we, as a society, are nowhere near ready to get back to what life use to be like.
Over the course of the last 4-6 weeks, the Oakridge Soccer Club (OSC) Executive Board has been meeting regularly to review the landscape based on the information that has been shared with us by the federal government, provincial government, Canada Soccer, Ontario Soccer (OS), Elgin Middlesex Soccer Association (EMSA), the various leagues we participate in, as well feedback from our volunteers. OS Player Registration dates continue to be pushed back, tournaments cancelled, and growing uncertainty from our community are all factors that impact how we operate as a community based, not for profit, competitive sports organization.
Therefore, after much discussion and in the best interests of our players, families, volunteers and our community, the Oakridge Soccer Club has made the decision to cancel the Summer 2020 Outdoor Season, effective immediately for all OSC registered players and volunteers.
As an Executive Board, we collectively believe that we cannot participate in team/group based sports with so many unknowns and it would not be socially responsible to expose our players & volunteers to any potential health risks. The liability is far too great and not worth the potential risk. While disappointing, the health & safety of our players & volunteers is first and foremost.
Full refunds will be issued to all registered players by a credit back to the credit card used for registration. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing.
We sincerely hope that we will be able to get back on the field this fall/winter.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
They’re a team in the truest sense of the word. Despite the fact that the majority of team members on the Oakridge Fire U9 Boys soccer squad hadn’t played together prior to this season, they quickly developed an overall sense of comradery, and as a result play as a unit, all working towards the same goals.
“The kids genuinely enjoy each other’s company, and it shows on the field with their teamwork, effort, and willingness to help each other,” says Anthony Strangio, the Oakridge Fire U9’s head coach.
To read more on this story as featured in London’s Sports Express, please go here:
Online Registration for the Summer 2019 Outdoor Soccer Season is now open!
Please contact the Head Coach of the team you are interested in trying out for prior to going to a training session.
The EMDSL has released their game days for U8 to U18 for Summer 2019.
All info can be found here: https://emdsl.e2esoccer.com/ViewArticle.aspx?NewsID=20
Starting from Select Programs at U8 to high-performance teams at U18 and older, the Oakridge Soccer Club provides an opportunity for players of all ages & abilities to compete in the sport that they love and excel at. Supported by an extensive array of volunteer coaches, managers, trainers, and executive leadership team, the Oakridge Soccer Club provides community-based competitive soccer programs that support Ontario Soccer’s Long Term Player Development (LTPD) Models at all age levels.
Established in 1975, the Oakridge Soccer Club continues to be one of the longest standing clubs in the region. With each new year, there seem to be more ‘clubs’ or ‘programs’ offered in the greater London area, some fizzling within a short period of time. Oakridge provides a consistent approach to youth soccer development, regardless of the season. Our teams are successful due to the quality of players, families, and volunteers who support our direction.
Oakridge Soccer welcomes families from all over the greater London region. Our practice and game field are some of the best in the city with our participation fees being some of the most affordable across the region due to our business model as a not for profit, community-based, volunteer-managed soccer club. The Oakridge Soccer Club is always looking for new players & volunteers alike who are passionate about the sport of soccer and the opportunities it creates for player advancement, both on and off the field.
If you would like to be a part of a forward-thinking, inclusive, and positive learning environment, please consider joining the Oakridge Soccer Club executive board as a volunteer and help us shape our future. Our teams are always looking for support, feel free to reach out to an Oakridge coach, manager, or board member at any time.
Chris Veillon | President