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.

For more info, please visit the new OPDL website: https://www.opdl.ca

OPDL Team List 2019:

When are the OPDL trial dates?

OPDL trials and identification sessions for the 2020 Season are on the following dates:

  • Saturday, September 21st, 2019 – Huron Park Turf + Grass (9am-5pm)
  • Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 – Huron Park Turf + Grass (9am-5pm)
  • Saturday, September 28th, 2019 – Huron Park Turf (9am-5pm)
  • Saturday, October 5th, 2019 – Huron Park Turf (9am-5pm)

https://nmsc.powerupsports.com/index.php?page=LOGIN

All players must register online here before the trials. Registration will be open starting August 8th. The schedule is available below:

Competitive & OPDL Trials Schedule 2019-2020

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

Phase II – OPDL Players

  • Objective: Select players for Main Roster
  • Activity: Open Trials and Invitation Only Trial

Phase III – Any player

  •  Objective: Identify additional players, if applicable
  •  Activity: Open Trials and Invitation Only Trial

How do I register my child for the trials?

For more info on tryouts please visit the following page: OPDL Trials

When a child has been selected for the team, commitment letters will be distributed to their respective parents. These will need to be completed prior to the registration deadline.

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