Return to Play Process

Any Club registering players for League play or for Training purposes must complete the following:

  1. Register Players/Staff into OSCAR (put coaches NCCP# in comment box)
  2. Read and understand Ontario Soccer’s Return to Play Guide (the plan) – Protocols and Recommendations document. (word version provided below)
  3. All affiliated Clubs/Academies/Leagues must prepare their own Return to Play Plans for use within their membership. Use of Ontario Soccer’s Return to Play Guide (see below) is required as a guide and consideration to local public health unit.
  4. All affiliated Clubs/Academies/Leagues must complete Canada Soccer's Risk Assessment Tool( to be completed by ONE executive of the member). Do not forward or share the online link tool with others. If your club has completed this for Outdoor 2020, this is Risk Assessment is not required again. CS Assessment Tool
  5. Canada Soccer/Ontario Soccer will send clubs an email advising them of their risk level. Ontario Soccer will acknowledge your risk level and advise EMSA as well.  Clubs and Leagues and Academies must all complete this. 
  6. Collect documents required from parents/players/coaches (waivers, Registration FormsRowan's law) - can be embedded to your registration system or jotform
  7. Please be advised that the Club Executives and volunteers should be registered in Sports Engine. By doing so they are covered for general liability as per: The Ontario Soccer general liability policy is designed to protect against lawsuits brought by individuals alleging that the Ontario Soccer and/or its members have negligently caused "bodily injury" to a player or spectator. The policy also covers other types of lawsuits such as property damage, personal injury (libel and slander) and non- owned automobile liability. The policy does not cover expenses related to criminal charges brought against a member of the Ontario Soccer regardless of the nature of the charge(s).  To do the above please click here for INSTRUCTIONS

Clubs are to reach out to their Local Public Health Unit to ensure to follow their policies

Please note as processes are being updated and/or improved EMSA will update this page.

OS RTP GUIDE - most recent RTP GUIDE

 EMSA FAQ Step 3 - Updated July 20, 2021

 2021 HOW TO GUIDE - MARCH 30, 2021

 Governing Div and Fee Breakdown



*please note that age classifications change for Indoor Season, see schedule below



Coach Qualifications  CLICK HERE

Please ensure that your coaches start to do the THEORY TRAINING

Further Registration information


Please note that content used cannot be used in a manner that does not align with Ontario Soccer and the Government of Ontario’s COVID-19 directives, protocols and guidelines that are in place now and in the future

For the most updated OS Bulletins please feel free to visit

Decisions are subject to change, based on the number of cases locally and provincially and as directed by Health Units, our Government and/or Ontario Soccer

The District will provide updated information and guidance to the best of our ability, ultimately EMSA's members (clubs and leagues) are responsible to ensure that they are following their Local Health Units orders