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

When are the OPDL trial dates?

The North Mississauga Soccer Club will have eight teams participating in the OPDL program in 2019:

  • 2002/2003 age group (U17 boys & girls)
  • 2004 age group (U15 boys & girls)
  • 2005 age group (U14 boys & girls)
  • 2006 age group (U13 boys & girls)
  • 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, 2018 to January 31st, 2019

Phase II – OPDL Players

  • Objective: Select players for Main Roster
  • Activity: Open Trials and Invitation Only Trial
  • Period: October 30th to December 1st 2018 & January 15th to January 29th, 2019

Phase III – Any player

  •  Objective: Identify additional players, if applicable
  •  Activity: Open Trials and Invitation Only Trial
  • Period: February 1st to April 15th, 2019
  • Please stay tuned on our website for more details regarding trial dates should your child be interested in joining the North Mississauga Soccer Club’s OPDL program.

How do I register my child for the trials?

Please fill out the player profile form below and email the NMSC High Performance Programs Coordinator, Ryan Flammini: rflammini@nmsc.net to register your child for the OPDL trials:

OPDL Player Profile Form 2018-19

Please click the following link for the schedule: OPDL Trials Schedule (2018-19)

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.

For more info on the OPDL program:

http://www.ontariosoccer.net/opdl-resources

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