The North Mississauga Soccer Club (NMSC) is thrilled to announce that its application to obtain a license to participate in the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) has been granted by the Ontario Soccer Association for the upcoming 2016 season (for players born in 2003) and 2017 seasons (for players born in 2003 and 2004) for both boys and girls teams.

Click here to hear NMSC President, Trevor Bertrand,
talk about receiving the OPDL License

Click here to see which other clubs received
OPDL Licenses or the 2016-17 seasons

This past season the NMSC was 1 of 6 teams that was award a license to operate a team in the inaugural  League1 Ontario Women’s League – Ontario’s first Semi-professional high performance standards based league.   The NMSC is now well positioned to operate high performance teams at both the OPDL and League1 levels.

The NMSC will provide all its members as well as the greater community with additional information on its plans for both the OPDL and League1  

About the OPDL?
Launched in 2014 with the 2001 age group, the OPDL is the province’s first standards-based, youth high performance league that combines top level competition with strict high performance training standards. This exciting new youth high performance 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. In 2015, OPDL will include the 2001 and 2002 age groups.

Focusing on stages 4 (Train-To-Train) and 5 (Train-To-Compete) of the LTPD pathway, 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 U23 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.

In order to participate, clubs must apply for a license and meet strict criteria that show themselves to be worthy of training and developing the province’s best. OPDL teams have a base level of training intensity and rigour akin to professional soccer environments that mean their players not only compete against the best, but train like the best. And importantly, teams are not promoted or relegated from the OPDL. Entry is decided on by the quality of the club, not the results on the field, allowing coaches to focus purely on developing their players.

For more information on the OPDL please visit:  http://www.ontariosoccer.net/player/talented-pathway/opdl/opdl-news 

About the NMSC
The North Mississauga Soccer Club (NMSC) is one of the pioneering youth soccer Clubs in the Mississauga area. The Club was founded in the early 70’s as the Streetsville Meadowvale Soccer Club, and has evolved over time as one of the largest and most reputable Clubs serving the Mississauga Community.

The NMSC is a not for profit organization dedicated to serving the youth and adult sectors of our community through fostering and teaching the game of soccer.  The NMSC is a true community soccer club that holds to the conviction that through the game of soccer, it can make their players and community better.  The NMSC encourages their parents and guardians to become involved in the various roles within the Club: coaching, team management, sponsorship and any other avenues to continue to grow our Club.

Mission
The North Mississauga Soccer Club is dedicated to the development of well-balanced, successful players at both the recreation and competitive level. The Club is committed to the development of its coaches, referees and players, to their fullest potential, through instruction of the tactical, technical, physical and psychological aspects of soccer. The Club will instil sportsmanship while developing a community spirit among all of its members.