OPDL FAQs

OPDL FAQs

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AURORA FC OPDL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



Aurora Football Club

Aurora FC is a Canadian National Youth Licence & OPDL Licence holder. Currently operating with a total of eight teams in all age groups (U13-U17) for both males & females. The OPDL has allowed our club to provide a platform for our players & coaches to continue to develop & challenge themselves respectively. Aurora FC is 1 of 4 York Region clubs that is able to provide players a complete player pathway through our house league, grassroots/ competitive programs, OPDL, U21 & League1 Ontario teams.

Aurora FC OPDL FAQs

I don't get it, what is all this OPDL talk?

OPDL is a part of the Canada Soccer Pathway. Starting at the U13 level, it is the highest level of play in Ontario. Players are in an environment where they’re exposed to the top players, coaches & match officials in this province. It also serves as a platform for players to be identified for Provincial, National & Professional Youth Academy programs. By playing at the OPDL level, you have a higher chance of being recognized and selected to train with the Regional Talent Centre (RTC). Once selected for RTC, a player may be called into National Team camps.

Why choose Aurora OPDL?

Club Integrity – We are excited to hold an OPDL license & we hold it with great pride. Through our coaching & administration staff, we ensure that our program is meeting and exceeding the standards set by Ontario Soccer. All of our teams have a dedicated Head Coach & Assistant Coach appointed by the club. Our trainers & sport performance staff are well respected in the community & have a proven track record to know what it takes to push our athletes to the next level. We also train at the best facilities in Aurora.

Player Success – It is not about wins, losses and ties, more importantly – Aurora players have been noticed and called into National Youth Team Camps, Professional Youth Academies, Provincial Squads and a number of our OPDL players have attended the Provincial Screening. In 2018 we introduced our Adult High Performance Program (U21/ L1) which consisted of 25+ OPDL players and 13 OYSL players all whom have played with Aurora for many years.


Player Testomonial's

 Parm Singh
Parmpreet Singh – Aurora Football Club League1 Player
“In the past 4 years that I have spent with this club, I have played OPDL, U21 Provincial Elite and League1. My experiences with this club have affected me only in a positive way. Something that I experienced in each level is that the environment is very professional from OPDL all the way to League1. This means training and preparations was something very big to this club. We train very hard almost 3-5 times a week. Our coaches prepare us very well in order for us to succeed on game day. What I can really say about this club is that the points and standings do not reflect the work we put in. We are one of the most hard-working clubs in the Province. I wouldn’t be a player I am today if it wasn’t for this club. When I first came to this club for OPDL when I was 13, I was not one of the greatest of players but this club has really developed me to become a better player and person not just on the field but off the field as well."

 Meaghan Phillips
Meaghan Phillips – Aurora Football Club League1 Player & Quinnipiac University

 “I’m proud to call Aurora FC my home for the past 13 years and have enjoyed every second of it. OPDL provided me with the best coaches, experiences and opportunities as we were put into many situations to showcase ourselves in front of University, Provincial and National team coaches. Playing in the OPDL allowed me to develop as a Goalkeeper as I was constantly challenged by top players throughout the Province. Recently I was given the opportunity to play with our League1 team and it was an amazing learning experience for young players like myself. I have improved as a player throughout my AFC career, as the coaches focus heavily on player development, challenging us in every practice to raise our game and make us the best possible players. With the support and motivation from my coaches, I committed to Quinnipiac University on a soccer scholarship, made Team Ontario in 2017, and have been provided many opportunities to carry on playing soccer after University.”







Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 August 2019 16:27

 

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