Annually the Southwest District Soccer League has an open time frame where Clubs can submit league rule and regulation change requests. These changes can include additions, adjustments, or subtractions to the published league rules.
The open time frame commences at the end of the leagues Outdoor Season (3rd week in September) and closes the 3rd week in October. For 2023 the dates are September 18th through October 16th.
All requests must be submitted via this google form and be complete. Proposed rule changes will be reviewed as written by the submitting party.
Following October 16th the league will review all submission.
**Team Officials / parents are to direct any and all rule change requests to their club contact. If the club supports the request, the club administration may submit the request directly to Southwest Soccer for consideration. Requests received from individuals or teams will not be entertained.
Southwest Soccer is excited to continue with the Southwest Soccer Scholarship Award for 2023. This award is to be presented to two active Southwest Soccer members that demonstrate good character, leadership, and commitment to the sport of soccer in any capacity (player, coach, match official, other).
The scholarship is open to any Southwest Soccer member in good standing that is entering their first year of studies in a full-time program at an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution.
Each scholarship consists of a $1,000 and will be awarded to the individuals that have best met the scholarship criteria and provided the greatest contribution to the District and their club’s programs.
Please follow the link below for all submission requirements and deadline.
Application Deadline: September 24, 2023
Thank you for your patience while we navigate the Environment Canada AQHI warnings.
Recently we have communicated out daily decisions based on the published forecasts with a standard of 8+ (high risk) resulting in cancellations. Reviewing the trends we have found the forecasts to be highly inaccurate leading to the cancellations of matches that could have proceeded. The Southwest District Soccer League will be proceeding as follows:
AQHI warnings will be treated with the same regard as a Heat Advisory or Severe Weather warnings. The Match Official will be in a position to make a decision at the field of play based on current local conditions just as they would for extreme weather. The match can be delayed or postponed at MO’s discretion based on current conditions such as plumes of smoke. During these warnings we expect the MO’s to apply the leagues Heat Advisory Policy which mandates water breaks.
If the current localized AQHI conditions is high risk and the forecast is high risk, the home clubs for that evenings matches may reach out to league administration to request a postponement. The league administrator will review and make a final determination. The communication from the home club to league must be received by 2:00pm. A decision from the league will be communicated no later than 3:00pm. If postponed, rescheduling fees will not be applied.
Southwest Soccer is pleased to announce Nothers Signs & Recognition as the official awards partner for Southwest Soccer and the Southwest District Soccer League.
Ontario Soccer is proud to pave the way for a cultural change in treatment of Match Officials through the No Ref, No Game program.
No Ref, No Game strives to stop the cycle of abuse and bullying towards match officials through culture change.
Please click here for more information.
On July 1, 2019, new rules came into effect through Rowan’s Law, to improve concussion safety in amateur competitive sport.
Everyone can help recognize a possible concussion if they know what to look for.
A person with a concussion might have any of the signs or symptoms listed below. They might show up right away or hours, or even days later. Just one sign or symptom is enough to suspect a concussion. Most people with a concussion do not lose consciousness.
Get to know the "Red Flags" of a concussion
“Red flags” may mean the person has a more serious injury. Treat red flags as an emergency and call 911.
Red flags include:
To find out more about concussion awareness and Rowans Law please visit this website
We will be using a new website for the 2022 season. The system is the latest league management platform from E2E Soccer so it retains a lot of the features that you have used in previous years.
The biggest change is that the web site is now responsive so it will display much better on a smart phone or tablet.
The new platform uses Word Press technology so we are able to take advantage of some of that technology to improve your online experience.
You will also have the opportunity to customize your home page.
At the top right of the home page you will see a cog icon. Click on this to configure your home page.
There are currently two features to use
We hope to add other home page configuration tools in the near future