What is the OPDL?

The Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) is one of the province’s first standards-based, youth high performance leagues that combine top level competition with strict high performance training standards. Launched in 2014 with the 2001 age group, this OPDL program is an important component of the overall movement to adopt the core principles of Long Term Player Development (LTPD) across soccer at large in Ontario and Canada. By 2018, OPDL will also encompass the U13 to U17 age categories, for both males and females.

OPDL represents young players’ early graduation to a genuine high performance training environment, targeting only the top athletes in the province from age groups U13 to eventually U17, with what will be the highest level of competitive youth soccer in Ontario. Unlike other leagues, OPDL operates more as a high performance training program than merely a league.

When are the OPDL trial dates?

The North Mississauga Soccer Club will have four teams in the OPDL program in 2017: the boys and girls 2003 age group and the boys and girls 2004 age group. All OPDL license holders are required to conduct player trials following the trial phases outlined below:

Phase I – Non-OPDL players only

  • Objective: Identify Players Outside OPDL Environments
  • Activities: Open Trials and Invitation Only Trial
  • Period: September 1st, 2016 to January 31st, 2017

Phase II – OPDL Players

  • Objective: Select players for Main Roster
  • Activity: Open Trials and Invitation Only Trial
  • Period: October 31st to November 30th, 2016 & January 15th to January 31st, 2017

Phase III – Any player

  • Objective: Select additional players for Main Roster and Sub-Roster if applicable
  • Activity: Open Trials and Invitation Only Trial
  • Period: February 1st to April 31st, 2017

 

Although Phase I of both the 2003 and 2004 age group trials have already passed, however please stay tuned on our website for more details regarding Phase II and III should your child be interested in joining the North Mississauga Soccer Club’s OPDL program.

How do I register my child for the trials?

All registration is completed online through our website here. When a child has been selected for the team, commitment letters will be distributed to their respective parents and will need to be completed prior to the registration deadline.

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