OPDL Trials

OPDL Trials

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All players interested in attending our Phase 2 trials must contact the head coach of your age group: 

OPDL Staff List

**All players coming from an OPDL team must have the OPDL Trial Permission Form completed in order to attend - Click Here 

U13-U17 OPDL Trials (For players that are currently not with an OPDL team)

Aurora FC will be holding trials for boys & girls U13-U17 that are interested in joining our OPDL Program for the 2024 playing season.

U13-U17 OPDL Phase 1 Open Trials Session Dates
U13 (2011)
Dates: Contact Coach
U13 (2011) Dates: Contact Coach
U14 (2010) Dates: Contact Coach
U14 (2010) Dates: Contact Coach
U15 (2009) Dates: Contact Coach
U15 (2009) Dates: Contact Coach
U16 (2008) Dates: Contact Coach
U16 (2008) Dates: Contact Coach
U17 (2007) Dates: Contact Coach
U17 (2007) Dates: Contact Coach

U14-U17 Current OPDL Player Trials

Please note any current OPDL player that was registered with an OPDL club for 2023 season must provide a completed OPDL Trial Permission Form upon attending a trial.

OPDL Trial Permission Form
Please complete the following form to register for our OPDL Phase 2 Trials -


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 5th to October 23rd, 2023

Phase II - OPDL Players
  • Objective: Select Full Time Players
  • Activity: Open Trials and Invitation Only Trial
  • Period: October 24th to February 5th, 2024

Phase III - Invitation Player's
  • Objective: Select Additional Full Time or Developmental Players
  • Activity: Open Trials and Invitation Only Trial
  • Period: February 6th to April 7th, 2024

  • During a trial, players will be evaluated using an LTPD-centered holistic approach (e.g., four-corner model) which would include:
 - Technique unopposed.
 - Tactically, with exercises involving decision making and small-sided games.
 - Physically, with small-sided games and/or 11-a-side play.
 - Mentally, socially and emotionally with player conduct, interaction with others players, work ethic, commitment and ability to meet the challenges within the game environment.

Selection Process
After a minimum of three (3) trials during the evaluation period, the selection process begins:
  • If the Aurora FC assessment staff require more time to evaluate a player, he/she will be notified
  • If the Aurora FC assessment staff have evaluated a player at a minimum of three (3) trials and do not wish to select a player, he/she will be notified
  • If the Aurora FC wishes to add a player to the roster, he/she can be given a Player Commitment Letter at any time

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Open Trials?
  • An open trial is open to players who desire an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to participate within an OPDL License Holder and is of the appropriate age for registration and gender for the team's designation.
  • OPDL Players are eligible to participate on Open Trials during Phase II and Phase III.
  • A player must have the opportunity to attend a minimum of three of these events before a final decision is made on that player.
  • License Holders are permitted to charge a reasonable fee for a player to participate in an open trial. Fee should be designated to cover operational costs to run trials.
  • Players may attend more than one open trial simultaneously with different OPDL License Holders.

What are Invitation Trials?
  • After conducting open trials, invitation only trials can occur at any time in accordance with timelines.
  • An invitation only trial involves the interested OPDL License Holder contacting and asking for only specific players to return for further trials.
  • No player shall undertake more than one invitation-only trial at a time.
  • A player may attend a new invitation only trial once an existing invitation-only trial has been completed.
  • A player may attend a different invitation-only trial once the organizers of the existing trial have been informed in writing that the player wishes to terminate that trial.

What if a player is not selected?
  • It is not required for OPDL License Holders to provide verbal one-on-one feedback to players released from an open trial.
  • Players released from an invitation only trial must be given verbal feedback (minimum 15 minutes with player and player's parents) as to why they were released.
  • Once the season has started, there is to be no releasing of players except in circumstances that are driven by and out of the control of the player's family (e.g., a move out of the province).

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 November 2023 13:39