DO NOT REQUEST A PHYSICAL ID CARD unless you are playing OPDL, Regional or Ontario Cup - or are a team official

ADULT PLAYERS - Only Men's Prem needs a physical Card, the rest will be rejected

GETTING REJECTED Because of Registration#?  Leave it out.  We'll do that.

DIGITAL CARDS - you won't receive a copy.  It goes through the software to your manager.

 

DO YOU EVEN NEED A CARD??

This year any card that shows an expiry month in 2021 will be considered to be valid until December 2021 and can be used for the summer season.  Only players who don't have a card, or have a card that expired in 2019 or 2020 are required to get a new card.

CHANGE TO WHO REQUIRES A PHYSICAL ID CARD

The software that the OCSL, ERSL and NCISL leagues use for league play offers the option of digital ID cards.  The EODSA is allowing the sole use of these cards, meaning no physical ID card is required, for every team except for Regional, OPDL and Ontario Cup.  Ontario Soccer asks that for these divisions physical ID cards are carried to games as backup to the digital card.

Digital only ID card required:

  • Any ERSL PREMIER division
  • Any ERSL DEVELOPMENT 1 or 2 division (no physical or digital card required at all)
  • Any ERSL COMPETITIVE 1 or 2 division
  • Any OCSL Rec division
  • Any OCSL OT division, including Over45 and Masters
  • Any OCSL Women’s Over 30 division
  • Any OCSL C1 to C5 division
  • Any NCISL division

 

Digital AND physical ID Card required:

  • Any ERSL Regional division
  • Any OPDL team
  • Any OCSL Premier division
  • Any team attending Ontario Cup

You must be registered in Ontario Soccer's OSCAR database for the current season in order to apply for an ID card.

You will first have to register with your club, who will then register you with Ontario Soccer. Until your club has registered you with Ontario Soccer you are not eligible to apply for an ID card. Any questions related to registration should be directed to your club as the EODSA is not involved in the registration of individual players.

Uploading a Group of Cards?

The excel sheet that you upload must have birthdates in this format: yyyy-mm-dd

Choosing a Photo

 

There are a number of photo errors that may cause your application to be rejected. To ensure your photo is able to be processed, make sure it meets the following requirements:

  • It is an actual photo and not a photo of a photo
  • The photo is not blurry or so small that it will become blurry when it is cropped to only include the head
  • Your eyes are open and visible, and you are looking at the camera
  • The photo is a clear head shot and is not taken from too far away
  • There is no glare or watermark on your face and it was taken in proper lighting conditions (not too light, not too dark)
  • It is a recent, up to date photo
  • The background is solid or not busy (there should not be any other people visible in the background)
  • You are alone in the photo
  • You are not wearing a hat or sunglasses
  • The image is centered and not taken on an angle
  • The photo is not taken on a black or dark background

Cropping your Photo

You will be prompted to upload a photo during the application process. On some devices, the photo will appear very zoomed in after you upload it and the cropping feature will not work. Please submit the application with the photo as it appears, even if it appears zoomed in. We will receive the full photo and crop it accordingly. Please do not try to resize your photo to make it fit in the box. 

Registration Number

There is a field to write your Ontario Soccer Registration Number. This field is not mandatory. If you do not know your registration number, leave this field blank. We will pull this information from Ontario Soccer's OSCAR database and fill it in ourselves. If you do fill in this field, you may receive the error message "The registration number 123456 already exists in the database", if you already have a card in our system. If this occurs, please submit the application, leaving the registration number field blank, and we will input the number on our end. 

Getting your ID Card

The EODSA is NOT offering card pickup at the office this year.  For physical cards the only delivery option will be mail.  This is important – NO SAME DAY REQUESTS will be possible.  In an emergency, have your Club Manager contact the EODSA.

 Requested a Card and want to know if it's ready?  You will receive an email when it has been processed. Check your Junk Mail/Spam folder as it is an automated response so it may get stuck in there.  We generally get them done within 2 working days.  Please try not to call the EODSA office.  The more calls we take, the fewer cards we can process.

Did your ID card application get rejected?

There are a few common reasons that your ID card application may get rejected. If it does get rejected, you will receive an email letting you know. This email will include the reason it got rejected and a link for you to follow to resubmit the application. Please see below for common reasons an ID card application will get rejected and how you can fix the issue:

Reason for Rejection

Solution

 

 

Not registered in OSCAR database—Contact your club, not the District

 

Your club still needs to register you in Ontario Soccer’s OSCAR database. There are two steps to the registration process before your card can be approved:

                1. You have to fully register with your club

                2. Your club has to register you with Ontario Soccer in the OSCAR database

If you would like to know that status of your registration, you will have to contact your club as the District is not responsible for player registration. Resubmit your ID card application once your club has confirmed they have registered you in the OSCAR database.

 

 

Already Submitted

 

Ontario Soccer only allows each player to get ONE ID card. If you have already submitted an ID card application recently, any duplicate applications will be rejected.

 

 

Birthday does not match—Contact Club

 

Your birth date on your ID card application must match the birth date entered for you in the OSCAR database by your club. Double check that you have entered your correct birth date on your ID card application. Once you have confirmed that you entered the correct birth date, contact your club and ask them fix your birth date in the OSCAR database. Resubmit your application once your club has confirmed that they have fixed your birth date in OSCAR.

 

 

Last Name does not match in OSCAR registration

 

Your name on your ID card application and your name in Ontario Soccer’s OSCAR database must match. Double check that you entered your name correctly on your ID card application. Once you have confirmed that you entered your name correctly, contact your club and ask them to fix your name in the OSCAR database. Resubmit your application once your club has confirmed they have fixed your name in OSCAR.

 

 

 

Wrong Club

 

This error message means that you are registered in the OSCAR database, however, you are not registered with the club you put on your ID card application. The club you enter on your ID card application must match the club you are registered with in the OSCAR database to be issued an ID card. Ensure that you selected the correct club from the drop down menu at the beginning of your application.

If you play for more than one club, you can use ONE ID card across clubs, no matter which club you apply for the card under.