Club Excellence Logo - Gold

The OSA has recognized the NMSC’s commitment to providing its members with world-class service through continuous improvements, long-term planning and organizational excellence.  The NMSC has been a GOLD Level Club since 2011.

 

 This ground-breaking Award entered the Canadian landscape in 2007 and continues to draw attention from Provincial Sport Organizations, National Sport Organizations and Multi Sport Organizations. Through the simply philosophy that we understand what is important to our Clubs and what is right for soccer we are able to provide an Award that challenges Clubs to be the best they can and simultaneously strengthen the soccer system as a whole. 2015 promises to be an exciting year for the Award as we launch clearly defined criteria as it pertains to the technical side of the game –something many Clubs have been wanting to see. Continuing to use the three tiered approach (Bronze, Silver, Gold) a set of technical standards will be identified that complement the current areas of Governance, Personnel and Community.

In addition to the introduction of LTPD aligned technical criteria the Award will begin to recognise Clubs through their commitment to ‘live’ the Award. This is a change from previous years where Clubs could adopt a range of policies and subsequently be awarded. Clubs will now be required to provide evidence that policy and procedures have been in place prior to their consideration of an Award.

The Award continues to gain strength in its link to our District Associations who provide clarity and perspective when it comes to the assessment of a Clubs progress 

The Three Levels:

Bronze: The first step and one that demands presentation by a Club of all mandatory OSA documentation. Bronze is about good housekeeping, no matter what size of Club applies. Knowing where the essential documentation exists that clarifies a Clubs existence is just Good Practice.

 

Silver: A Club will still need to provide the Bronze evidence with some additional examples of Good Practice. Templates can be provided for many of these requirements that will help a Club run more effectively and efficiently. Clubs that are proactive in the development of their Board and Volunteers will shine at this level.

Gold: With Bronze and Silver requirements safely met a Club really gets the chance to excel by providing evidence of long term planning and greater evidence of support for volunteers and the community. This planning helps establish continuity and raise a Club profile