Notes from the Dragon's Den

OTTWA FURY COMMUNITY PRACTICE JULY 31 AT POTVIN FIELDS
Ottawa Fury players and coaches will be running a practice for all Dragons players on July 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. at our Potvin fields. All teams not playing a game that night are invited to attend.

Your coach will have information, but you can also register by sending us an e-mail at info@dragonsoccer.ca with your player's name, age group and team name.

KEEPER CLINIC CANCELLED
The goalkeeping clinic scheduled for July 8 will have to be cancelled due to an unexpected impediment preventing the keeper coach from attending and no other potential dates in 2018. Sessions will be planned earlier next summer. We apologize to the young keepers for this inconvenience.

UNIVERSITY STUDY ABOUT WHAT MAKES A QUALITY SPORTS EXPERIENCE
Researchers from the University of Toronto, McMaster, and Nipissing are developing the Sport Experiences Measure: Children and Youth (SEM:CY) to capture the most important elements of quality sport. Canada Soccer is supporting the SEM:CY as it complements Canada Soccer’s Club Licensing Program. U of T researcher Liz Vandenborn is looking for parents and players interested in providing their opinion about what makes a quality sport experience. If you would like to participate, please contact Ms. Vandenborn at inch.lab@utoronto.ca.
For additional information, see Soccer Canada’s communiqué about this project.

OFFICE HOURS FOR JULY
Office hours will be as follows until July 20, inclusive

SCHEDULES POSTED
The schedules are available under the Dragons House League tab.

FURY FANATICS
All Dragons players 4 to 14 years of age can go to Ottawa Fury games for $5. The Fury return $3 of the ticket price to our club at the end of the season. Visit www.furyfanatics.com, select Buy Tickets, and look for the Ottawa Gloucester Dragons logo. Parents can also purchase adult tickets through the same site.

 ON-LINE REGISTRATION CLOSED
On-line registration is now closed. You can still register, but you must do so at the Dragons' office - only cash or cheque (no credit or debit will be accepted). All fees will be fully refunded if space is not found for your child.

WEATHER-RELATED INFORMATION
For weather-related information, click here.

 VOLUNTEER-OF-THE-YEAR AWARD ANNOUNCED
The 2017 recipient of the David Bowyer Volunteer-of-the-Year Award is Susan Morris. Congratulations, and thank you Susan. Click here for details.

COACH APPRECIATION AWARDS ANNOUNCED
The 2017 coach appreciation awards have been announced.  Click here for details.

2017 BOB MOIR MEMORIAL REFEREE AWARDS
Congratulations to Ellie Fitzgerald and Joey Zahr, 2017 recipients of the Bob Moir Memorial Award. For details and a list of previous award winners, click here.

DO YOU EVER WONDER HOW YOUR SOCCER EQUIPMENT GETS TO YOU?
To see what's involved in getting your equipment to you, click here.

LEAGUE AND SOCCER DAY CHAMPIONS
Click here to see league and Soccer Day champions.

"SPARKY" VISITS DRAGONS AGAIN IN 2017