The main goal of this new group was to be a counterpart to the OSA's Technical Advisory Committee, which advises the board of directors on all matters soccer related, but seems to concentrate more on the player and coach development stream.
The main goal of the TAG is to bring together important and key thinkers and leaders within Ontario to work with the Referee Development Department and Referee Development Committee on various priorities as the Long Term Player Development (LTPD) plan is implemented.
The group will consist of six major pillars, those being:
- Grassroots and Club Level Programming
- Referee Coaching and Mentorship
- Advanced Programming
- Assessment Programming
- Instruction and Education Programming
With these goals in mind, the OSA announced the new TAG leaders today. Included in this list are two local talents, local referee Alison Josselyn, who was chosen to be a co-leader in the Grassroots Programming pillar along with Tom Stuckey, reporting to Karim Kanji, and Belleville Youth Soccer Club admin Stella Haskin, who will be working with Wayne Sharp and reporting to Jack Hughes in the LTPD pillar.
The other leaders include Steve Mortimer (Referee Coaching and Mentorship) with Mark Doughbrough and Mike Bradley, Tony Camacho (Advanced Programming) with Claude Henoud and Marlene Ford, Gord Arrowsmith (Assessment Program) with Peter Kalpouzos and Day Wybo, and Phil Moore (Instruction Program) with John Barrie and Monico Blaney.