Over a year in the making, the most recent iteration of the Canadian Soccer Association’s Strategic Plan, covering the quadrennial 2014-2018, was presented to the media and public on Thursday. Titled Leading a Soccer Nation, the document clearly states the four strategic priorities that will guide the Association’s decision making for the next cycle.

The Canadian Soccer Association’s 2014-2018 Strategic Plan, Leading a Soccer Nation, is a plan with a difference. Not only is its methodology a departure from the traditionally internal plans that were created in the past, but it also reflects the excitement and energy that permeates a now evolved landscaped and collective outlook on soccer in Canada.