AYSC OPDL

OPDL

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WELCOME TO THE AYSC ONTARIO PLAYER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

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Welcome to the The Aurora Youth Soccer Club Ontario Player Development League (OPDL). We are pleased to be one of 18 clubs in Ontario granted an inaugural license in 2013, further solidifying our commitment to player development. The OPDL is part of the Canada Soccer Pathway, a high performance stream of excellence, designed to streamline the identification process for players with a goal of representing Canada one day.

We respect the process and standards developed and mandated by the Canada Soccer and provide each one of our athletes wishing to compete at the OPDL level a top-notch environment for training and individual player development. Through careful selection of qualified candidates, we believe we have a group of some of the highest calibre coaches in the province.

As a member of the AYSC OPDL program, you will see the benefits from:
      • Quality instruction from Nationally licensed coaches
      • Exposure to the highest level of soccer in Ontario
      • Ontario Soccer Association Scouts and coaches regularly in attendance
      • Sport Performance personnel
      • The OPDL calendar also provides each family with a fixed schedule to plan year-round events(vacations, etc.).
      • Our primary concern is individual player development, team success is secondary


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Club Integrity – We are excited to hold an OPDL license and we hold it with great pride. Through our coaching and administration staff, we ensure that our program is meeting and exceeding the standards set by the Ontario Soccer Association. All of our teams have a dedicated Head Coach appointed by the club. Our trainers and sport performance staff are well respected in the community and 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 Aurora.

Regional Talent Centre Success – It is not about wins, losses and ties, more importantly – AYSC had 24 players identified and invited to the 2015 Provincial Screening Weekend. 

opdlLogo 2015About the OPDL

In 2013, the Aurora Youth Soccer Club (AYSC) became one of 18 clubs licensed by the OSA for the inaugural 2014 OPDL season. The addition of this elite player development program coupled with our Gold certification for Club Excellence from the OSA, demonstrates our commitment to help guide players to achieve their optimal potential.

For more information on the OPDL, please visit the website at www.theopdl.com.

The OPDL is Canada Soccer's first standards-based youth high performance league that combines top level competition with strict performance-driven training standards. The AYSC's player-centric philosophy of play strives to develop each player to their full potential, within the LTPD guidelines.

During the 2014 season, the AYSC players were put to the test with the player identification process facilitated by the OSA. We had nine players called in to the final Regional Training Centre Identification weekend in Ontario, with three players selected to join the Ontario Regional Excel Program (REX) on a full-time basis in 2015.

Looking ahead to the 2015-16 season, the AYSC will have six teams in the league (2001/2002/2003 boys and girls). The AYSC plays in the Western Conference, with games slated from Ottawa to London.

In each successive year, OPDL will add an age group. The licensing cycle for organizations wishing to operate an OPDL program is every two years. The transition to the OPDL's will be phased in as follows:

201420152016201720182019
U13(2001) U13(2002)
U14(2001)
U13(2003)
U14(2002)
U15(2001)
U13(2004)
U14(2003)
U15(2002)
U16(2001)
U13(2005)
U14(2004)
U15(2003)
U16(2002)
U17(2001)
U13(2006)
U14(2005)
U15(2004)
U16(2003)
U17(2002)
U23(2001)


OPDL PARENT HANDBOOK
The OSA has prepared a parent handbook for the 2014 season to assist parents with the transition to OPDL. Please read it in full to help better understand this high performance league. 
2016 Parent Handbook


OPDL Criteria

As the first standards-based league in Canada, there is a set of criteria outlined that each license holder must put into action. Below are some of the ways OPDL takes player development to the next level.

Coaching
      • Head Coach with a minimum National B license
      • Assistant Coach with a minimum OSA Pre-B license

Training/Performance
      • 4:1 Ratio:
          • One(1) Fitness Session 
          • Three(3) Field Sessions
          • One(1) Game 
      • Implement 4-3-3 System
      • No Indoor Season/Games
      • Periodized Training Schedule


Assessments

      • Written/Verbal Player Evaluations discussed with players and parents
      • Two(2) written player assessments
      • One(1) verbal player assessments


Game Day

      • 2015 Season will run from mid-May to end of October
      • All matches played on Saturday's 
          • 14 In-Conference (Home/Away)
          • Eight(8) Interleague matches at centralized university venues
      • Seven(7) Substitutions per team
      • Unlimited substitutions at half time
      • Roster Size - Min 16, Max 18

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 March 2017 13:01

 

PLAYER REQUEST

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 Play With Your Friends.
Group of up to 3 Players


Player Request Deadline

Extended to April 10th
Player Request Form

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