Coliseum League Playoffs
23 February 2024 @ 11:44 AM by Coliseum Admin


Playoffs have arrived! Everything players, managers and spectators need to know for the final two weekends can be found below. 


Games at RA Centre

Teams must warm up along the east side of dome – behind the nets at the far side of the field, closest to Walmart. Have your pregame chat here. When the game before yours finishes, direct your players to the bench area to drop their bags. You’ll have about two minutes between the end of the game before yours and kickoff.

Once your game finishes, direct your players to grab their bags and go back to where you warmed up to get changed and have your post game chat.


Games at OttawaU Lees

The address of this location is 200 Lees Avenue. Upon pulling into the facility off of Lees, the parking lot will be on your left next to the 417.

Anyone parking at this facility will need a yellow parking pass. They can be picked up at:

  • The RA Centre dome Friday evening between 5-11pm, or Saturday between 7am-4pm, or
  • At the desk immediately to your right upon entering the OttawaU Lees dome. You'll need to grab the pass and run back to the car to put it in your rearview mirror. 

Our OttawaU permits on February 24 run from 4-6pm, and 7-9pm. For teams playing at 4:00pm or 7:00pm – you will not be able to enter the dome until 10-minutes before kickoff. Teams that arrive before that can go into the school’s hallway to get changed, go to the bathroom, and/or start warming up. The door to the school is across from the entrance of the dome. We'll do our best to give teams as much warm up time on the field as possible. Be sure to advise your players and parents accordingly. We appreciate teams' flexibility on this. 

Teams playing at 5pm and 8pm will be able to warm up in the dome. 


Game Length

All playoff games are standard 2 x 25-minute halves. To ensure games on kicking off on time halftimes will be reduced to 2-3 minutes.



A reminder that it's the responsibility of the team manager or coach to come by the desk before kickoff to fill in their gamesheet. Here’s what needs to be done:

  • All players must have their full name and jersey # on the gamesheet,

  • Callups must be written on with a pen

  • Players that are not playing must have their names crossed out

Be mindful that if a player plays but is NOT on the gamesheet they will be deemed ineligible. Changes can be made to the gamesheet up until the start of the second half. 


How do we know if our game goes to a penalty shoot-out?

Check the schedule on the Coliseum website. Games that have the following words will go directly to penalties if the game is tied after 50-minutes:

  • Quarterfinal

  • Semifinal

  • Final 

  • 3rd Place

  • Wooden Spoon Leg #2*

*The Wooden Spoon Leg #1 & Leg #2 is a 'home and away' between two teams. You'll play that opponent both this weekend and next. Leg #1 will not go to penalties. Leg #2 will go to penalties if the cumulative score of the two games is tied. Think Champions League home and away. 

If your team's games do not have any of the above words in their names the game can end as a tie. 


How does the penalty shoot-out work?

  • Penalties are taken from the top of the box

  • Any player on the game sheet can shoot (not just the players on the field, like in outdoor)

  • Each team has three (3) shooters

  • If teams are tied after three shooters, the shootout goes to sudden death (1 for 1)

  • All players listed on the gamesheet must shoot before the first penalty taker shoots a second time


Playoff Call Up Rules

Teams are permitted a maximum of FOUR (4) callups per game

Outfield players can play with a maximum of ONE (1) team per division. Goalies can play with multiple teams.

Outfield players can be called up to a higher-level division. Goalies can be called up to a higher-level division, or across to another team in the same division.


Other Important Rules

  • If jerseys clash, it's the home team's responsibility to change. When looking at the Coliseum schedule, the home team is on top

  • Teams can dress a maximum of eighteen (18) players

  • Players must wear shin pads

  • Only team officials and players listed on the game sheet can be on the bench

  • Slide tackling is not permitted. We've instructed referees to call slides that are performed less than a yard away from an opponent. Be mindful this is a difficult rule to officiate (and doesn't exist outdoors). There will always be a subjective element to the distance between the player sliding and their opponent, and the grey area of 'was that a slide or not'. The best way to avoid being called for it is staying on your feet. Like everything else, direct your players to play on until they hear a whistle

  • Cheering and being disappointed is okay, but any forms of abuse or harassment towards another individual will not be tolerated



A lot of information, so don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need clarification. Looking forward to an eventful final two weekends!




- Your Coliseum Team

Roster Freeze February 16
8 February 2024 @ 9:30 AM by Coliseum Admin

This year's roster freeze takes place at February 16 at 12pm. Please take two minutes to read through the following to find out what that means for your team as we inch closer to #playoffseason


What is a roster freeze? 

As of February 16 at 12:01pm players are 'frozen' to the roster they're on, and can no longer be added, removed, or transferred to another team for the remainder of the Coliseum season.

In addition, players playing between February 17 - March 3 must be on a Coliseum Team Roster Report (TRR) in Sports Engine (not a call up roster, tournament team, etc.). Players that are not registered to a Coliseum TRR will be deemed ineligible. 


How do we know if we need to make changes?

Check your TRR. If all of the players that will be playing between Feb 17-Mar 3 are on it, you're all set. If you need to make changes see below. 


How do we make changes?

  1. Contact your club registrar and let them know which players need to be moved. Their request will be sent to the EODSA 
  2. Then, shoot us an email to let us know which players have been moved 
  3. Once the EODSA has approved the changes in Sports Engine we'll make adjust your Coliseum roster(s)


We encourage teams to get the ball rolling on any changes they need to make immediately. Putting through a change requires action by a team manager, their club, the EODSA and the Coliseum. Because of this the process can take multiple days. Do not wait until the 11th hour!!


The information above has been passed on to club officials. If you have questions or need clarification contact your club official or our admin team at 



- Your Coliseum Team

Saturday's Jan 13 Coliseum Games
12 January 2024 @ 6:00 PM by Coliseum Admin

With 20-30cm of snow expected between now and mid-Saturday morning, we have made the decision to postpone tomorrow's 7:00AM and 8:00AM games. We don't want to jeopardize anyone's safety on the road before the snowplow has gone by and it's still dark out. Games have been temporarily moved to Family Day weekend as a placeholder. We'll follow up with available dates and times to play the game.

9:00AM teams have been spoken with on an individual basis. Games scheduled to kickoff at 10:00AM onward will be played. We'll be monitoring the weather this evening and early tomorrow morning. In the event we need to postpone more games we'll email you no later than 2.5 hours before kickoff. 


If your team is playing tomorrow, please remind any parents/players who are driving in to give themselves extra time to get to the facility.


We appreciate everyone's flexibility and understanding. As always if you have any questions between now and then don't hesitate to reach out


Stay safe, 

- Your Coliseum Team

Holiday Wrap Up & March Break Classic
1 January 2024 @ 10:36 AM by Coliseum Admin

Happy New Year!

A big thanks to all the players, parents, coaches, team managers and spectators of the 45 teams that helped make our inaugural Holiday Tournament a success - what a way to finish out 2023! Stay tuned to our instagram page @coliseumsoccerottawa for team pictures and highlights. Congratulations to our tournament champions: 

  • BU13: Ottawa Futsal Club
  • GU14: Ottawa South United
  • BU15 T1: Gloucester Hornets
  • BU15 T2: Ottawa South United
  • BU16: Ottawa South United
  • GU16: Kingston Belleville FC
  • BU18: Nepean Hotspurs

Have feedback from the event? We'd love to hear from you


If your team couldn't make it or can't wait until year's competition we got you covered. Our second annual March Break Classic is just over two months away. It will be held over two weekends: March 8-10 & 15-17. By this time next week tournament information and instructions on how to register will be posted in Upcoming Leagues.  If you have any questions along the way don't hesitate to drop us a line. 



- Your Coliseum Team

Coliseum Christmas Tournament
14 November 2023 @ 12:02 PM by Coliseum Admin

The Coliseum is thrilled to announce that we'll be running a Holiday tournament on the last weekend of 2023. The inaugural tournament will provide competition to u13-18 teams across Ontario and Quebec. All games will take place at the RA Centre Dome located at 2451 Riverside Drive in Ottawa, ON. We look forward to welcoming your teams and families. 



  • The tournament will be played on December 29th and 30th
  • **Games will run from 1:00-9:00pm on December 29, and 8:00am-5:00pm on December 30
  • The youngest age groups will start earliest on both days, with the older age groups kicking off progressively later throughout the day. 
  • The round robin schedule will be posted no later than December 21

**December 28th will only be used if we exceed capacity. In that case local teams may be scheduled to play two games on the afternoon/evening of the 28th. Teams outside of the EODSA will NOT play on December 28.**



  • 7 v 7 small sided games
  • Teams are guaranteed four (4) games.
  • Round round games are 30-minutes (no halftime). Playoff games are 40-minutes (2 x 20-minute halves). Playoff games tied at the end of regulation go straight to PKs
  • Min division size: Four (4) teams
  • Max division size: Ten (10) teams
  • Multiple tiers (1 & 2) will be offered where possible

Registration is now available on our upcoming leagues page.

If you have any questions drop us a line at


Can't make this one? Stay tuned for an announcement regarding our 2nd Annual March Break Classic. Information will be posted on our website in December. 

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